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Book 1: Summer Promise
Fourteen-year-old Christy Miller has the dream summer ahead of her in sun-kissed California, staying with her aunt and uncle at their home. Aunt Marti loves to shop, and those surfers are cute--especially Todd. Christy promised her parents she wouldn't do anything she'd regret later, and some of her beach friends are a little wild. But Todd and his "God-Lover" friends are giving a Christy a new image of all things eternal. Can this summer live up to it's promise?
Book 2: A Whisper and a Wish
Christy's family has moved to California just in time for her sophomore year of high school. But they're not in Newport Beach, where she spent the summer. Instead they're an hour and a half away and Christy has to start all over making friends. Despite an embarrassing escapade at a slumber party, things are going pretty well, until some midnight fun leads to a trip to the police station. Does god really hear every whisper? Does He know our every wish? Then why is it so hard to know who your friends really are?
Book 3: Yours Forever
Christy is back at Aunt Marti and uncle Bob's house on the beach for the entire week between Christmas and New Year's, and Todd is in town, too The cute surfer completely captured Christy's heart last summer, and she's eager to spend every possible minute with him. But soon Christy and her aunt are barely speaking, and it seems like all her friends are mad at her, too--including Todd! Is he hers or isn't he? And why would God let things get so tangled?
Number of Pages: 496
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.19 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Christy Miller
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Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn packs each one with enough action, romance, and drama to keep you reading and wanting more. It all starts the summer Christy vacations on a California beach and meets two friends who change her life forever. But after moving across the country with her family, Christy must begin her sophomore year of high school uncertain where shell fit in. A red-headed new best friend, a try at cheerleading, a job at a pet store, and expectations for the prom fill Christys high school years with a string of laughter-and-tears moments. Fireball Katie keeps everyone guessing what shell do next, and surfer Todd keeps showing up while popular Rick has determined to get her full attention! As these memorable years unfold, Christy and her God-loving friends find out what it means to be a "peculiar treasure." Follow Christy Miller as she stays true to her identity in Christ, drawing closer to God for help in realizing her dreams and dealing with her disappointments.
Whether youre meeting her for the first time or have known her for years
Christy Is a Forever Friend
Fourteen-year-old Christy Miller has the dream summer ahead of her in sun-kissed California, staying with her aunt and uncle at their beachfront home. Aunt Marti loves to shop, and those surfers are cuteespecially Todd. Christy promised her parents she wouldnt do anything shed regret later, and some of her beach friends are a little wild. But Todd and his "God-Lover" friends are giving Christy a new image of all things eternal. Can this summer live up to its promise?
A Whisper and a Wish
Christys family has moved to California just in time for her sophomore year of high school. But theyre not in Newport Beach, where she spent the summer. Instead theyre an hour and a half away and Christy has to start all over making friends. Despite an embarrassing escapade at a slumber party, things are going pretty well...until some midnight fun leads to a trip to the police station. Does God really hear every whisper? Does He know our every wish? Then why is it so hard to know who your friends really are?
Christy is back at Aunt Marti and Uncle Bobs house on the beach for the entire week between Christmas and New Years...and Todd is in town, too! The cute surfer completely captured Christys heart last summer, and shes eager to spend every possible minute with him. But soon Christy and her aunt are barely speaking, and it seems like all her friends are mad at her, tooincluding Todd! Is he hers or isnt he? And why would God let things get so tangled?
Story Behind the Book
"The Christy Miller series was actually born when a group of thirteen-year-olds challenged me to write a novel. Id been questioning the content of their favorite books when they said, Why dont you write a book for us? I told them no, I only wrote picture books. But they persisted: How hard could it be? Well even tell you what to write! We want a love story with teenagers at the beach. And there you go. Summer Promise first released seventeen years ago and is now translated into five languages. I continue to hear from readers all over the world, many girls saying that they gave their life to Christ after reading Summer Promise. I love that!"
Robin Jones Gunn
Luv2ReadAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Church Library Replacement for well-used PaperbackFebruary 28, 2014Luv2ReadAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Christy Miller" series are of the top choice of our young church library patrons according to the frequency of check-out.
Content ~ I agree with the positive reviews before me. Words that come to mind = Relatable - Realistic - Readable - Faith Builder. Thumbs up!
Style ~ Draws in an older adult like me, and yet with her writing style seems to draw interest of our youth. She "shows" activity with colorful & interesting crafting of words.
Details if interested: Book Design
~As a library assistant at our church, I love the spine for browsing. Easily read words to quickly figure out title, collection number, and which 3 books are contained within. Also, the colors to this series are attractive & draw the eyes to the books on the shelf.
~As a reader, the book is surprisingly light to handle & lays well once opened. Fonts chosen are easy on my eyes.
But the most important ~ I see wonderful lessons on living a Christian life. If you're a small church library like us, I'd put a priority on these for your Youth (Young Adult) Fiction Series Section.
HaileyAge: Under 18Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5December 15, 2012HaileyAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4I wasn't expecting too much from this book when I received it to review. I had heard of this series before but had never read it. It was great to have one book that had three individual books. I got a three-in-one! As I was reading the first book, "Summer Promise" I found Christy to be extremely relatable. It focused on real life issues teenagers face from day to day. I loved that about this book. I know that many teenagers, including myself can relate to this book.
As I read through this book, I think it would be an excellent book to give to a "baby" christian. Robin Jones Gunn does a fabulous job of writing the process of growing in the Lord. She made the story very realistic in a Christian's day to day walk with the Lord.
Robin does a great job of making the Gospel clear and understanding. As the story progresses you notice Christy becoming more and more strong in the Lord. It definitely reflects the highs and lows of your Christian walk. Even though she was saved her life wasn't always 'Peaches 'n Cream'. There will always be tough times, but you can always relay on God to see you through. that's probably one of the reasons I loved this book so much. I'm looking forward to reading the whole series!
JohnDeereGirlPlainfield, IndianaAge: Under 18Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5like!December 13, 2012JohnDeereGirlPlainfield, IndianaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Never having even HEARD of these books before, I was not entirely sure what to expect. I was delightfully surprised! I found that the story was very intriguing, quickly drawing me in for good!
This volume contains three separate books, Summer Promise, A Whisper and A Wish, and Yours Forever. Each one adds to the story of Christy Miller, a young teenage girl who desperately desires to just fit in. After giving her life to the Lord over summer vacation with her aunt and uncle, she also desires to please the Lord. But both may turn out to be MUCH harder for her than she had imagined.
I definitely liked these books! I was hooked as soon as I began book 1, and they never left me go. When I was done, I found myself thinking I have got to find volume two! Gunn's writing style was very interesting, with characters whom you quickly became attached to. I love how each book does so well of adding onto those before it (unlike some series, where the books just do not go well together), and enhancing Christy's story.
The only issue that I had would be how obsessed Christy was with guys. It almost seemed that her thoughts were constantly on the boy that she liked_which became somewhat irritating at times.
Outside of that one fact, I loved this book! I would most definitely recommend this to others! (I would be cautious, though, of younger readers. Drugs alcohol were mentioned more than once).
Note: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. However, my opinions are my own.
MoriahNMaineAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful booksDecember 9, 2012MoriahNMaineAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Several years ago, my friend lent me the Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn. I read them in an incredibly short amount of time and loved each one. I was thrilled to be able to get a copy of Volume 1, the first three books in the series, from Blogging for Books. These books were such an encouragement and a good example for me as a preteen. Throughout the whole series, there is a strong theme of the importance of following God, purity, influencing friends for Christ, and many other things which made the characters wonderful role models, while at the same time staying true-to-life. This series influenced me to make a lot of good decisions and because of that, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read these books. I hope that reading this series will also influence many other preteen and teenage girls to live life for Christ. Reading the first three books in the series again years later was a breath of fresh air. I felt like I was reuniting with old friends! I have thoroughly enjoyed re-reading Volume 1 over the past few days. I recommend this book, as well as the rest of the series.
The Christy Miller Collection, Volume 1, includes the first three books in the series- (1) Summer Promise, (2) A Whisper and a Wish, and (3) Yours Forever. Any description that I could write would not give the books justice! You simply must read them for yourself! :-)
Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for giving me my free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
mariflorL.A., CAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent reading!January 13, 2012mariflorL.A., CAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My 15 year old daughter started reading the first volume which includes books 1-3 two weeks ago. She tells me she can't stop reading. She's really enjoying this series and wants to continue to the 2nd volume set.