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Home Of Our Hearts By Robin Jones Gunn Review

Happy Friday Everyone!


Thanks so much for joining me today on the Preppy Book Princess.


Do any of you guys have anything special planned this weekend? I wanted so badly to attend the Christian Fiction Reader's Retreat taking place in Ohio, but sadly the dates just didn't work out for me this year.


However, my best friend and I are having our second book club meeting tomorrow, and I'm really looking forward to diving back into conversation about Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck.


Speaking of inspirational fiction, I'm excited today to be back with another book review for you all, and that is Home Of Our Hearts by Robin Jones Gunn.



Home Of Our Hearts by Robin Jones Gunn:









Publisher: Robin's Nest Productions

Publication Date: November 25th, 2014

Source: Library


Synopsis:

Christy and Todd are looking forward to being part of two important weddings. Christy would never think of missing Katie's big day, even though she's getting married in Kenya. Todd has been waiting his whole life to stand up as the best man for his dad's wedding. How will these two grand events fit into their lives, and what will Todd say when Christy tells him the doctor's diagnosis the day before they leave for Africa? Will they finally settle in and start a home?


My Review:

Home Of Our Hearts is the second book in the Christy and Todd: The Married Years series, and continues on right from where the first book left off. Christy and Todd are in an unstable place in their life right now, and this young married couple is going to have to learn fully how to rely on God to provide for their future, and how not rely on their own understanding. More stress is added to their situation when right before they're set to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, Christy's mother ends up  being rushed to the hospital, and faces a relatively unstable diagnosis. Christy finds her heart pulled in numerous directions as she desires to be in African and The Canary Islands to be there for family and friends, but struggles with the notion of leaving her mother when she may need her the most. The adventure goes on as planned, with the notable absence at first of Aunt Marti, and soon both Christy and Todd find themselves engrossed in the local culture, and the inspirational wisdom of the family and friends around them.

I loved getting more glimpses into the complex family dynamic between Todd and his father Bryan, and those melt worthy moments were some of my favorites from the whole book. I had previously loved Robin's book, Canary Island Song, and I was thrilled to see so many of my favorite characters from that book included in this one. As well, anyone who read the original Christy Miller series knows how important the friendship between Christy and Katie was to both girls, so having the two of them reunited in this beautiful story for Katie's big day was exactly what I've been waiting to see, and it definitely didn't fail to disappoint. As well, watching the way that Christy and Todd see so many other couples truly finding the place that God intended them to be sends them on a quest to truly find "the home of their hearts", and they will both learn that this can truly only be accomplished when you learn to rely entirely on His will, and not your own.

Lastly, growing up reading The Christy Miller series, I always had soft spot in my heart for Aunt Marti. I could always tell she had a troubled spirit, and that her family meant more to her than she was ever willing to let herself admit. That notion becomes even more evident in this book as Marti's generous side shows through a lot more in this story, and that was my other favorite part of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed every minute of this beautiful story, and it's exactly what I was hoping for when Robin Jones Gunn first announced the continuation of Christy and Todd's story. I gave it five out of five stars, and I can't recommend it enough. Especially for someone like myself who grew up loving the stories about the forever friends, and I can't wait to continue on with reading these books in the future.


Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I'll see you all back here on Monday for another bookish post!



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