Review: I grow fonder of this book every day. When I first read it I enjoyed the twists and the turns, the clever dialog and how well written it is. I now can appreciate it from time and experiences and realize that sometimes what we look for when we are younger have flaws that bring us rewards greater than we can ever imagine. For me this is just such a book because a first love is precious but to mature it and care for it are a tremendous responsibility. It is always romantic to ponder the â€˜what ifs' in life. This book delves into this with heart wrenching moments and with many exciting backdrops of Germany and Oregon. I enjoy the ancillary things in books sometimes more than the big themes for me it is upon those little details that build believability. It is always a pleasure to read a writer who crafts a well written tale. Thanks to Robin Jones Gunn and God for the gifts he gives of ideas along with the talent to write.
Robin Jones Gunn has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time. It is amazing how she is able to capture your attention and present her readers with a way to immerse themselves within the story.
Clouds is an amazing love story about a young woman who never fell out of love with her old high school sweetheart. More importantly, Shelly discovered how much more in love she was with her Savior. Shelly Graham is a flight attendant who relocated to her childhood home. Due to budget cuts, she finds herself with several new and drastic changes to her life. This brings her to Germany where she meets her old high school sweetheart. Thinking she can rekindle her flame with Jonathan she tries to reconnect with him. Unfortunately things do not turn out the way Shelly had intended. Through this change of plans Shelly finds herself wanting and craving for a certain void to be filled. As a result, Shelly comes face to face with her loving Savior and falls more deeply in love. All is not lost between Jonathan and Shelly. Their paths cross again.
I loved this story! Shelly is such a likeable character. It is easy to fall in love with her and her new passion for God. You hurt when she hurts and laugh when she laughs. This book will give you a great and relaxing read. Additionally, this book will encourage your own walk with God. It will encourage you to seek your Savior with an abundant love.
If you would like to see more from Robin Jones Gunn I suggest you visit her website.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
Robin Jones Gunn is a treasure, and I always grow when I read one of her books. Her stories entertain and go deep.
I recently received Clouds, the story of Shelly and Jonathan. They grew up next door to each other and were best friends. As they grew older they began to date until Shelly decided to go off and pursue her dream of becoming a flight attendant.
Cutbacks at work lead Shelly to move back home which revives memories of Jonathan. Later a trip to Germany brings the two face to face. Shelly hopes they can resume their relationship until he introduces her to his fiancee.
Shelly hides the truth from Jonathan, but she faces the fact she still loves him.
You won't be disappointed if you pick this book up.
It's part of the Glenbrooke Series, but you don't need to read the previous stories to enjoy this.
I enjoyed the book. It really showed the bond between sisters. It wasn't a complicated to story to follow. to me it was a classic romantic story with the true fairy tale ending. Shelly finds herself wanting to see the world while her first love wants nothing more than to settle down but his drive to make her happy has him letting her go. As fate often does, Shelly finds herself back in her hometown and finds Jonathan engaged. I received this book for a fair and honest review.
Clouds is part of a series of 8 books that have to do with characters in a town called Glenbrooke. This is the first novel I have read in the series and I didn't feel like I was missing anything from another book. I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the character development between Shelly and her childhood friend Jonathon was well done. You really felt the connection between them. You of course want them to be together but know there will be a twist. I thought the way the book was woven together made it a delightful read. I will even say I'm surprised I liked this book so much because normally contemporary romance is my least favorite genre. Definitely a worthwhile summer or cold winter's day read!
I received this book free from Waterbrooke Multnomah in exchange for my review.