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Robin Jones Gunn

Autor/a de Sisterchicks on the Loose!

139+ obres 15,781 Membres 301 Ressenyes 13 preferits

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Robin Jones Gunn grew up in Orange County, California. As a Christian author, her first book was published in 1988 and has since written over 60 books. She has been nominated for various Christian Fiction awards including two Christy awards and a Gold Medallion award. She is on the board of mostra'n més reference for the Christian Writers' Guild. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Robin Jones Gunn

Sisterchicks on the Loose! (2003) 484 exemplars
Secrets (1994) 478 exemplars
Sisterchicks Do the Hula (2003) 400 exemplars
Whispers (1995) 388 exemplars
Sisterchicks in Sombreros (2004) 358 exemplars
Echoes (1996) 352 exemplars
Clouds (1997) 351 exemplars
Sunsets (Glenbrooke, Book 4) (1997) 340 exemplars
Summer Promise (1988) 335 exemplars
Waterfalls (1998) 324 exemplars
Sisterchicks Down Under! (2005) 309 exemplars
Until Tomorrow (2000) 277 exemplars
Gardenias for Breakfast (2005) 271 exemplars
Woodlands (2000) 269 exemplars
Peculiar Treasures (2008) 265 exemplars
Only You, Sierra (1995) 262 exemplars
Sisterchicks in Gondolas! (2006) 256 exemplars
True Friends (1993) 255 exemplars
Wildflowers (2001) 245 exemplars
Starry Night (1993) 240 exemplars
A Promise Is Forever (1994) 233 exemplars
As You Wish (2000) 226 exemplars
Seventeen Wishes (1993) 221 exemplars
Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! (2005) 221 exemplars
A Time to Cherish (1998) 219 exemplars
Don't You Wish (1998) 217 exemplars
In Your Dreams (1996) 215 exemplars
I Promise (2001) 208 exemplars
Sisterchicks go Brit! (2008) 206 exemplars
Sweet Dreams (1994) 203 exemplars
Close Your Eyes (1998) 194 exemplars
Without A Doubt (1997) 178 exemplars
On a Whim (2008) 177 exemplars
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes (2009) 177 exemplars
Finding Father Christmas (2007) 172 exemplars
With This Ring (1997) 166 exemplars
Time Will Tell (1998) 161 exemplars
Open Your Heart (1997) 156 exemplars
Coming Attractions (2009) 155 exemplars
Hold on Tight (1998) 147 exemplars
Now Picture This (1998) 143 exemplars
Closer Than Ever (1999) 134 exemplars
Take My Hand (1999) 129 exemplars
Engaging Father Christmas (2008) 99 exemplars
Canary Island Song: A Novel (2011) 72 exemplars
Departures (Anthology 3-in-1) (1999) 67 exemplars
Becoming Us: A Novel (2019) 63 exemplars
Cottage by the Sea (2012) 61 exemplars
Being Known: A Novel (2020) 41 exemplars
Tea at Glenbrooke (2001) 13 exemplars
Marrying Father Christmas [2018 TV movie] (2018) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Billy 'N' Bear Go to Church (1985) 7 exemplars
Secrets (WRONG ISBN) (1999) 2 exemplars
Waterfalls 1 exemplars
Quem me dera 1 exemplars
A Kiss At Sunset Beach (2018) 1 exemplars

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I thought that this was a really sweet novella. With the text a dark green, this book immediately showed how unique it was even before I started reading. At the beginning of each chapter, a lamp post was behind the type, giving the book a cozy feeling. It had many references to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and other musicals. I was hooked from chapter one with its slightly eerie beginning. Each character had their own, distinct personality. Julia was such a fun little girl, always with something cute to say. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. They have also been made into movies.… (més)
 
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libraryofemma | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Apr 18, 2024 |
I enjoyed the first book in this ChristFic series as well as the first related Hallmark movie. But I'll admit that overall, I didn't find enough vital or new/fresh material in this second book for a strong novella. I think the read would have worked better at the length of a short story or a novelette at most.

There isn't a compelling sense of a forward-moving plot through much of this read. It really felt to me like the story was idling, stretching out some parts and searching for activities to give the characters more to do until the eventual, main events that had to be saved for the last quarter or so.

Also, Miranda and Ian go from only exchanging first hellos at the very end of the previous book to being engagement-ready at the start of this one. Because I hadn't the chance to experience any process there and to grow into the couple's connection along with them, I couldn't connect with their relationship now. It all developed too easily off-page, and then it picks up and continues on here in such perfect fashion.

On that note, this story pours in plenty of familial and friendly warmth, affection, and goodwill in general, but it's to the extent that the read becomes oversweet. Again, with various events that play out too perfectly.

Still, I was interested in finding out how the one conflict would resolve in the end. I also plan on watching the second movie, which I'm guessing has probably done significant reworking to the original story to create more of a driving plot.
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NadineC.Keels | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Apr 11, 2024 |
I'm not certain which I heard of first: the Father Christmas trilogy of ChristFic books, or the related trio of Hallmark Christmas movies. In any case, I decided to check out the first book first, skipping the blurb and jumping in.

While I enjoy and love my share of holiday romances, there's such an abundance of them out there. Because warm and wholesome contemporary Christmas novellas that aren't romances aren't quite as easy to find, it was refreshing for me to learn that this tale isn't a romance.

Despite the fact that for the most part, the mild mystery here was predictable to me, I was most engaged as the points concerning the mystery unfolded. Between those points, though, the book would often take its time strolling through details about the setting and the minor doings of the characters. A time or two, it even felt to me like the story was prolonging itself by interruption, stalling the plot advancement with more minor doings.

On a different note, I can't say that every spiritual statement in the story jibed with me, and I found some of the message repetitive. It eventually became clear to me that the point of the tale is the faith thread—which ties up nicely right before the rather abrupt ending leaves the characters' other relevant matters at loose ends. It's obvious that this book begs for its sequel.

Well, I enjoyed the warmth and the overall Christmassy feeling of the read, and I'm interested enough in the characters' other matters to find out specifically how the next phase plays out. So I do plan on reading the sequel, perhaps after I watch the first in the trio of movies.

I reckon that unlike the book, the movie version is indeed a romance, which is all right with me.
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NadineC.Keels | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Apr 2, 2024 |

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