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Monday, May 2, 2011

Departures: Two Rediscovered Stories of Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen by Robin Jones Gunn


Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen cross paths on their way to summer vacations that reveal what a gift it is to have a true Forever Friend.

Now Boarding at Gate 10
After her high school graduation, still aching from Todd’s departure, Christy joins her family on a trip to Wisconsin to visit relatives. While there, she reunites with Matthew, an old friend from junior high. When Matthew starts to show a romantic interest in Christy, she realizes this summer vacation could change everything she thought her future would be.

In the Event of a Water Landing
Fifteen-year-old Sierra Jensen can’t wait to spend her summer vacation with her friend Jana at a pristine lake in Montana. But when they arrive, it becomes clear that Jana’s only interest is acquiring a boyfriend. Sierra just wants to hang out with the guys as friends, but Jana turns every encounter into a possible romantic relationship. As their friendship begins to suffer, Sierra wonders if it’s possible to find a Forever Friend who will listen to you, laugh with you, and keep your confidences.

As Robin was cleaning out her house for her move to Hawaii she found a couple of previously published manuscripts and we now benefit from this find.

The book Departures are two novelettes and very quick reads. The first is the story of Christy going home to Wisconsin for her Grandparents 50th anniversary. There she finds Matthew...the boy she had a crush on for many of her Elementary thru HS. He takes her on a trip back in time around the area. Although she has already met Todd, he is gone on a Mission and they have broken us. Makes you want to read more of Christy's story!

The Second novelette is the story of Sierra Jensen and her trip to spend a long weekend in Montana. The girls are growing up and not sure which direction they are headed. This one gives a few chuckles along the way, and is very enjoyable.

This book is geared towards the Teenage set, and is the beginning of a set of great series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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