Clouds//Robin Jones Gunn

{Book Review}

Title: Clouds
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Genre: Fiction - Contemporary Women
Pages: 288
My Rating: 4

Synopsis: She remembers their childhood with longing, and their parting with regret.

(From the publisher) "This bestselling former Palisades release is book five in the new Glenbrooke series by award-winning author Robin Jones Gunn. Shelly Graham has moved home to Seattle, where she's flooded with memories of her high school sweetheart, who took off for Europe after they broke up. But when Shelly travels to Germany, she suddenly runs into the former boyfriend who has filled her thoughts. Learning that Jonathan is engaged, Shelly hides her feelings for him. After returning home, however, she must face these feelings, especially after her path crosses Jonathan's yet again. Only this time, if they can find the strength to be honest, they just might discover what God has in store."

What I Loved: I loved the gentle yet powerful love displayed in this book not just in the love-interest aspect of the novel, but in Shelly's ever-growing relationship with God. Robin Jones Gunn sure does know how to intertwine God's love in with a great romantic love story. In this book, she finds a wonderful balance, and delves into the main character's relationship with God on a much deeper level than many of the previous books in the series.

What I Wasn't So Fond Of: I felt as though some parts seemed to drag on a bit too long, and I would have loved a bit more interaction between Shelly and Jonathan, especially closer to the end. Once again, my biggest complaint is the feeling of a rushed ending. I find that I've been left wanting a bit more at the end of each of the books in the Glenbrooke series. I wish the author would give the ending the detail that she gives to the rest of the book.

Rushed endings aside, Clouds is an exceptional read, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to experience the love of God tied into a complicated-yet-beautiful relationship between two childhood sweethearts.

About The Author
Robin Jones Gunn is the best selling Christian author of over 82 books including several series aimed at teen girls as well as Christian fiction for older women and a few non-fiction books. Her books have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.
In addition to teen fiction, Robin is known for her women's Christian romance series "Glenbrooke" and the "Sisterchicks" series.

*author bio taken from Wikipedia

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


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