Thursday, November 6, 2014

Forever with You by Robin Jones Gunn Book #Review

About the Book:

Now that they have been married for almost two years, Christy and Todd are facing challenges neither of them expected. Everything that felt familiar in their relationship is being shaken. All they had hoped for in their future together is about to change.
When Christy shares her life-altering news with Todd, she doesn't receive the joyful response she was expecting. Aunt Marti inserts a few strong opinions about how the young couple should navigate this difficult season and when Todd's dad asks for help renovating his Newport Beach home it's clear that nothing will ever be the same for them again. 
As Christy and Todd's relationship is radically altered will they continue to drift apart? Or will they come through the major shifts with a deeper love each for other and the One who brought them together in the first place?

MY THOUGHTS-It has been quite a while since I read a book by Robin Jones Gunn. For some reason in my mind I always think of them as as being geared towards young adults. But her newest one, Forever With You, is about Todd and Christy as married adults so I was interested in seeing how it would be. Needless to say, I found my thinking challenged and some very sweet thoughts in this novel. I will include a few quotes below so please make sure to read through.

This novel is another installment in the Christy Miller series but when her and Todd are married. We see them growing together and going through trials and struggles as any married couple does. The book opens with an exciting announcement that Christy wants to tell Todd about but someone kills the party. I felt that the characters are very well fleshed out. I see realistic circumstances and feelings that made me see them as normal human beings that might be friends in real life. The secondary characters are good as well and I enjoyed reading about their parents and friends. This would be an excellent book for young and old alike. It is a sweet story that I loved! Please read the quotes below as I found them to be eye opening and marked them in my copy.

Todd speaking to Christy, "I like what you said. About the tapestry. That's a great picture. I think we should be more confident that every single thread is being hand-selected by God in this prolonged season of waiting. He's weaving them together. When the time is right, we'll be able to see the pattern of what He's doing.... You know, to us, it looks like a colorful mess... Think of all those threads. All those pieces that God is connecting. It's like we're only able to see the underside with all the cross overs and knots. When the time is right, God will turn the tapestry over and we'll see the design on the top side."

Todd again speaking to Christy: "God doesn't drop His babies on their heads. It's true. He doesn't. He takes care of His children. I know that. I believe that. And now I'm having a chance to trust Him and start living as if I believe everything I've ever told anyone else when they were going through deep waters."

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

1 comment:

Sally O. said...

Sounds like a giod read...I hav been looking to expand my library and this sounds like a nice book. Thanks for sharing!

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