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Robin Jones Gunn

Författare till Sisterchicks on the Loose!

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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 visa mer reference for the Christian Writers' Guild. visa färre
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Verk av Robin Jones Gunn

Sisterchicks on the Loose! (2003) 484 exemplar
Secrets (1994) 478 exemplar
Sisterchicks Do the Hula (2003) 400 exemplar
Whispers (1995) 388 exemplar
Sisterchicks in Sombreros (2004) 358 exemplar
Echoes (1996) 352 exemplar
Clouds (1997) 351 exemplar
Sunsets (Glenbrooke, Book 4) (1997) 340 exemplar
Summer Promise (1988) 335 exemplar
Waterfalls (1998) 324 exemplar
Sisterchicks Down Under! (2005) 309 exemplar
Until Tomorrow (2000) 277 exemplar
Gardenias for Breakfast (2005) 271 exemplar
Woodlands (2000) 269 exemplar
Peculiar Treasures (2008) 265 exemplar
Only You, Sierra (1995) 262 exemplar
Sisterchicks in Gondolas! (2006) 256 exemplar
True Friends (1993) 254 exemplar
Wildflowers (2001) 245 exemplar
Starry Night (1993) 239 exemplar
A Promise Is Forever (1994) 232 exemplar
As You Wish (2000) 226 exemplar
Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! (2005) 221 exemplar
Seventeen Wishes (1993) 220 exemplar
A Time to Cherish (1998) 218 exemplar
Don't You Wish (1998) 217 exemplar
In Your Dreams (1996) 215 exemplar
I Promise (2001) 208 exemplar
Sisterchicks go Brit! (2008) 206 exemplar
Sweet Dreams (1994) 202 exemplar
Close Your Eyes (1998) 194 exemplar
Without A Doubt (1997) 178 exemplar
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes (2009) 177 exemplar
On a Whim (2008) 177 exemplar
Finding Father Christmas (2007) 172 exemplar
With This Ring (1997) 166 exemplar
Time Will Tell (1998) 161 exemplar
Open Your Heart (1997) 156 exemplar
Coming Attractions (2009) 155 exemplar
Hold on Tight (1998) 147 exemplar
Now Picture This (1998) 143 exemplar
Closer Than Ever (1999) 134 exemplar
Take My Hand (1999) 129 exemplar
Engaging Father Christmas (2008) 99 exemplar
Canary Island Song: A Novel (2011) 72 exemplar
Departures (Anthology 3-in-1) (1999) 67 exemplar
Becoming Us: A Novel (2019) 63 exemplar
Cottage by the Sea (2012) 61 exemplar
Being Known: A Novel (2020) 41 exemplar
Tea at Glenbrooke (2001) 13 exemplar
Marrying Father Christmas [2018 TV movie] (2018) — Författare — 8 exemplar
Billy 'N' Bear Go to Church (1985) 7 exemplar
Secrets (WRONG ISBN) (1999) 2 exemplar
Waterfalls 1 exemplar
Quem me dera 1 exemplar
A Kiss At Sunset Beach (2018) 1 exemplar

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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.… (mer)
 
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libraryofemma | 9 andra recensioner | 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 | 7 andra recensioner | 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 | 9 andra recensioner | Apr 2, 2024 |

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Verk
139
Även av
1
Medlemmar
15,775
Popularitet
#1,442
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
301
ISBN
490
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4
Favoritmärkt
13

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