When I was in junior high, my friend Allison introduced me to Robin Jones Gunn with her Christy Miller series. She and I read the entire series – and thoroughly enjoyed them. To this day, I have such fond memories of these times and books and this author.
When I had a chance to review another book by Robin Jones Gunn, I quickly took it. I vaguely remembered reading this book years ago, but wasn’t sure. As I read, there were a couple of quotes that jogged my memory and made me smile – again.
Echoes is part of the Waterbrook series. It is book 3 in the series, but you don’t necessarily have to read the previous ones to enjoy this one. Echoes is the story of Lauren Phillips, a reluctant still-single gal. After breaking up with her fiance, Lauren realizes that it is important to be whom God wants her to be – and that she needs to live her life without putting it on hold for a guy.
Along the way (this book was written originally in the late 90s), Lauren begins emailing a Christian guy known to her only as KC. Over the course of a year, Lauren realizes that she is beginning to fall in love with a man she only knows through letters.
I don’t want to spoil the ending – happy as it may be – so I’m going to stop my review here. I’d highly recommend Echoes or any other book by Robin Jones Gunn. She is a talented writer with a way of writing that touches my heart time and time again.
Please note that I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.