Sierra Jensen Collection, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

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Happenstance…or God’s Great Plan?

She’s the bold, free-spirited type. She’s cute, she’s fun, and she’s following God. She’s Sierra Jensen, Christy Miller’s good friend, ready for her junior year of high school! All twelve books in the popular Sierra Jensen series come together in four volumes to reveal the ups and downs of Sierra’s incredible God-led journey!

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Overview

Happenstance…or God’s Great Plan?

She’s the bold, free-spirited type. She’s cute, she’s fun, and she’s following God. She’s Sierra Jensen, Christy Miller’s good friend, ready for her junior year of high school! All twelve books in the popular Sierra Jensen series come together in four volumes to reveal the ups and downs of Sierra’s incredible God-led journey!

Volume One: In Only You, Sierra, she’s nervous to be the “new girl” after her family moves to Portland and wonders if meeting Paul in London was only by chance. Just when everything important seems to elude her, all it takes is one weekend In Your Dreams to prove otherwise. But even a vacation doesn’t keep her troubles away in Don’t You Wish.

Christy Miller knows a good friend when she meets her,

and so will you—

Get ready for Sierra Jensen!

Only You, Sierra

The Europe mission trip brought Sierra Jensen the best gift possible: two new friends, Katie and Christy. But now Sierra is headed home, and she can’t help but wonder will her friendships last? And what about her new home? Her family moved while she was gone, and that means facing a new high school. And the biggest question of all: Will she ever find love? Then a chance meeting in a London airport answers that question. Paul makes her heart leap. But she’ll never see him again! Or will she?

In Your Dreams

Sierra has had it! She’s done everything she can to find the right job, good friends, and most important, true love. But nothing is working out. Now she has to stay home to care for her grandmother. By herself. For the whole weekend! It will be terrible. But a series of startling surprises shows Sierra just how wrong she is—and before she knows it, she’s on her way to the perfect job, her first real date, and an encounter with a mysterious stranger.

Don’t You Wish

Sierra has three wishes: visit her California friends; have her older sister, Tawni, disappear; and learn more about the mysterious stranger. When Easter break arrives, Sierra’s first wish comes true! She’s headed to Newport Beach for fun, sun, and surf. Unfortunately, not only does Tawni not disappear, she accompanies Sierra on her escape. What’s worse, everyone has a boyfriend except Sierra. But will her wishes begin to change as she realizes God wants to mold her according to His wishes?

Story Behind the Book

“After writing the twelve-book Christy Miller series for teens, a new character showed up on the pages of the final novel. Her name was Sierra Jensen, and she was so compelling as a teenage character that readers began asking for a series about Sierra in order to hear more about her life choices. Our family had just moved to Portland at the time, and I found it easy to picture a sixteen-year-old like Sierra shopping at the local vintage clothing stores, hanging out with friends at a garage band concert, and serving at the homeless shelter on weekends.”

—Robin Jones Gunn


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307562500
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Series: Sierra Jensen Collection
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 272,738
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robin Jones Gunn is a God-lover who can’t stop telling stories. And by the way, she’s still crazy about her husband after twenty-eight years and confesses their two kids turned out pretty good only because of the extravagant grace poured out on their family.


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SIERRA JENSEN GAZED out the train window at the cold, wet English countryside. In an hour she and her friends would be back at Carnforth Hall with the other ministry teams that had spent the past week in various European countries. She wedged her hands between her crossed legs, trying to warm them against her jeans. Endless pastures, frosted with winter’s ice, flashed past her window. Sierra let out a sigh.

“What are you thinking?” Katie asked, uncurling from her comfy position on the train seat next to Sierra. Katie’s red hair swished as she tilted her head to make eye contact with Sierra. Even though Katie was two years older than Sierra and they had met only two weeks ago, they had become close during the week they had just spent together in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“About going back to the States,” Sierra said. Her silver, dangling earrings chimed as she turned to Katie and smiled her wide, easy smile, but she was really looking past Katie. In the seat across the aisle from them, their team leader, Doug, was sitting next to his girlfriend, Tracy.

“This whole trip went too fast.” Katie folded her arms and settled back against the upholstered seat. “I’m not ready to go home yet.”

“I know,” Sierra agreed. “Me neither.” She noticed that Doug was now slipping his arm across the back of the seat. Tracy slid closer to him.

“I’d like to come back,” Katie said. “Maybe next summer.”

“Me too,” Sierra said, watching Tracy snuggle up to Doug.

“It would be great if out whole team could be together again for another trip.”

“Me too,” Sierra said. Tracy was tilting her heartshaped faced toward Doug’s, giving him a delicate smile that, by the look on his face, was melting him to the core.

“What do you mean, ‘me too’? Of course you would be on the team.” Katie looked over her shoulder to see what had distracted Sierra. Turning back to Sierra, Katie leaned forward and quietly said, “Don’t they just make you sick?”

“Katie,” Sierra said in a hushed voice, “I thought you guys were all best friends and had been for years–you, Doug, Tracy, and Christy. Why would it make you sick to see those two together?”

“We’re all best friends. It’s just…well, look at them! They’re totally in love.”

“I know,” Sierra said, casting another quick glance at the couple who were now talking softly and looking deeply into each other’s eyes. “I can’t imagine ever being in Tracy’s place and having a guy look at me like that.”

“Are you kidding?” Katie pulled back and let her bright green eyes do a quick head-to-toe scan of Sierra. “Have you ever looked in a mirror, girl? First, you have the hair going for you. You have great hair! Wild, blond, curly. Very exotic.”

“Haven’t you noticed?” Sierra said, tugging at a curly loop of her long hair. “Straight, sleek hair happens to be in right now.”

“Oh sure, this week. Wait a few days. Everyone will be running out for perms so they can look just like you. And your smile happens to be award-winning, in case you didn’t know. Blue-gray eyes that change with the weather are also quite popular. A few freckles. That’s good. Fantastic clothes, all very original. And I don’t ever want to hear you complain about your body.”

“What body? I’m shaped like a tomboy.”

“Better to be shaped like a tomboy than a fullback.”

“You’re not shaped like a fullback,” Sierra protested.

“Okay, a halfback.”

“You’re both beautiful,” Stephen, the German guy on their team, inserted into the conversation. He was sitting directly across from them and had appeared to be sleeping.

Sierra felt her cheeks blush, realizing Stephen had overheard their conversation. He was the oldest one of their group, and his beard added to his older appearance.

“Why do women find it a sport to criticize themselves to their friends?” Stephen asked, leaning forward and taking on the tone of a counselor. “You both are gorgeous young
women on the outside and fantastically beautiful here,” he patted his heart, “where it really counts.”

“Then you tell us why all the guys aren’t falling at our feet,” Katie challenged.

“Is that what you want?” Stephen asked, and in an uncharacteristic move, tumbled to the floor and bowed at their feet.

Sierra burst out laughing.

“Get out of here!” Katie said. “You’re making this a joke, and I’m serious.”

Stephen returned to his seat, a satisfied little grin across his usually serious face.

“You’re a guy; tell us what you’re attracted to in a girl,” Katie said.

Stephen took a quick look at Tracy and then back at Sierra and Katie. “Well,” he began, but it was too late. His unspoken message seemed clear. Katie threw her hands up in the air. “I knew it! You don’t have to say anything. You men are all alike! You all say it’s the personality and what’s on the inside that counts. But the truth is your first choice every time is the Tracy-type, the sweet, helpful, cute ones. Admit it! There’s little hope in this world for the few individualists like Sierra and me.”

“On the contrary. You’re both very attractive. To the right man, you will be a treasure. You just need to wait on God.”

“I know, I know,” Katie said. “And until then, we have our own little club, don’t we, Sierra?”

Sierra remembered when she and Katie had formed the Pals Only Club at the beginning of their trip. She slapped Katie a high five and said, “P.O. forever!”

“That’s right,” Katie said. “We may have lost Tracy, but it’s you, me, and Christy from here on out.”

“You women do not need a little club,” Stephen said. “Perhaps a caveman with a big club might be helpful…”

Instead of laughing at his joke, the girls gave Stephen a tandem groan and twisted their expressions into unappreciative scowls. He folded his arms against his chest, closed
his eyes, and pretended to go back to sleep. But a crooked grin was on his lips.

“Come on,” Katie said. “Let’s get something to drink.”

Sierra followed her down the rocking aisle that led to the back of the train car. They passed through the sliding doors and headed for the compact snack bar at the end of the next car. After buying Cokes, they stood to the side by the closed windows.

“Guys like Stephen really bug me,” Katie said. “First they’re all sweet and full of compliments, and then they make stupid jokes. You never know if they’re serious about all the nice stuff or not.”

“I think he meant it,” Sierra said, shifting her weight from one foot to another. She was wearing her favorite old cowboy boots that she had worn for most of the trip. They
were actually her dad’s old leather boots. Very authentic. She had found them in the garage last summer when they were cleaning out stuff for a garage sale. Her mom had wanted to sell them and said, “I can’t believe we still have these old boots! Howard wore them on our first date.”

That’s when Sierra knew they couldn’t be cast off to some stranger at a garage sale. She tried them on, and to her amazement, they fit. She had worn them constantly ever since, much to her mother’s dismay.

“Enough talk about guys,” Katie said. “Let’s talk about something else.”

“It’ll be great to see all the other teams tonight and hear about everything that happened to them.”

“Yeah.” Katie agreed. “I can’t wait to hear about Christy’s week in Spain.”

“I still can’t believe they pulled her off our team at the last minute and sent her all the way to Spain after the rest of the Spanish team had already left. I don’t think I could have done what she did, traveling all by herself for two days and then joining up with a team of people she barely knew.”

“It’s like I kept saying,” Katie said, making a muscleman pose. “She is Missionary Woman.”

Sierra smiled. “I felt as if I was just getting closer to her, and then they shipped her off on a moment’s notice. It must have been even harder for you to see her leave like that, since you guys have been best friends for so long.” “I’m sure it was a God-thing.” Katie finished her drink and tossed her can into the bin marked “rubbish” as if she were shooting a basketball into a hoop. She made the shot and with two fingers gave herself a score of “two points” in
the air.

Sierra finished her Coke and aimed her can at the rubbish bin. Her shot banked off the side. When she scooped it up, Katie said, “Try it again.” Sierra did. This time she made it.

“All right!” Katie said, slapping a low five behind her back. “We’re unstoppable.”

Sierra thought about how much had happened during their week of ministry at the church in Belfast. Sierra and Katie had worked with the children, performed in a drama group, gone out street witnessing, prayed with teenagers when they said they wanted to give their lives to God, and had visited some elderly women of the church who treated them to tea and cakes. It had been a life-changing experience for Sierra, and she was glad Katie had buddied up with her.

“You know,” Katie said, as they headed back to their seats, “I’m sure God had a reason for taking Christy off our team. If nothing else, it let me get to know you, and I’m really glad for that.”

“I am too,” said Sierra. “I’m just starting to feel depressed now that it’s almost over.”

“Not so fast! We have two more days before we have to leave,” Katie pointed out.

“Next stop is ours,” Stephen said when they reached their seats. “Hey, Doug, we’re almost there. Next stop.”

Sierra watched as Tracy uncurled herself from Doug’s shoulder and Doug resumed his role as team leader. He was a great guy. Sierra admired him, especially after all they had
experienced together as a team this past week. She could easily see Doug and Tracy married and working together in ministry.

The group members gathered their belongings, as they had done dozens of times during their travels, and helped with each other’s luggage. It was a familiar routine.

Sierra fought off the sadness that crept in when she realized the next time she boarded a train in England it would be to go home. Something caught in her throat every time she thought about returning to the States.

She hadn’t been able to talk about it to Katie or anyone else. Maybe she should. Whenever she mentioned her situation, it had been with her usually cheerful, adventuresome spirit. No one knew that deep down she was nervous, knowing that everything in her life was going to be different when she returned home.

While Sierra was in England, her family had moved. Instead of flying back to the small mountain community in northern California where she had spent her life, she was
flying to Portland, Oregon, her new home. The train came to a stop, and the group shuffled off and made its way through the station and then out to the small parking lot in front. A van was waiting for them in the late afternoon drizzle. They climbed in like a bunch of
robots, all so accustomed to travel and so tired from their latest adventure.

Sierra sat in the back next to the window, curling and uncurling her cold toes inside the leather cowboy boots. She still had two more days in England, two more days to think through all the changes that were about to take place in her life. She wasn’t ready for any of it. The nervousness about the move bothered her. Sierra had always been the bold, free-spirited type. But then, her whole foundation of home and family had never been rocked before.

Tracy slid into the van and plopped down next to Sierra. Doug sat in the front and patted the driver on the shoulder, thanking him for the ride.

Tracy said, “I can’t wait to see Christy! I hope she had a good time in Spain.”

Sierra smiled and nodded in agreement. She couldn’t help but like Tracy. Everyone did. And of course Sierra was happy for Tracy that she and Doug had gotten together on the trip. Still, something made Sierra feel a little hurt and left out. Maybe it was jealousy that Tracy was getting one of the few truly wonderful guys left in the world.

The van wound around the narrow streets through the small town and then hit the country road leading to Carnforth Hall. The scenery looked exactly as it had a week ago when they left, with the exception of a few wild, purple crocuses popping up through patches of thawed earth. Sierra decided that if any more guys like Doug existed in this world, they certainly weren’t in Pineville, Sierra’s old hometown. And they certainly weren’t on this trip.

“Tracy, by any chance does Doug have any brothers?”

“Does Doug have any brothers?” Tracy repeated with a skeptical look. “Why do you ask?”

“Oh, no reason. Never mind.”

The van stopped in the gravel driveway at the front of an old castle, Carnforth Hall. Standing in front of the huge wooden doors was a tall brunette under an open umbrella.
She waved wildly at their van.

“It’s Christy!” Katie shouted, standing up in the back of the van and pounding on the closed window. “Hey, Missionary Woman!”

Sierra watched as Christy struck a muscle-bound pose with her right arm. Something on her wrist caught the glow of the amber porch light and sparkled brightly.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Wonderful

    This book was so great and it helped megrow stronger in my faith. Lovethe lessons. =D

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    Great Christian based Story!

    In our world today it is hard to find a Christian book, especially one as good as this! Unlike some books, the Sierra Jensen Collection is realistic and includes verses and lessons from the Bible. After reading this I felt like my walk with God had grown stronger!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    I love these books

    I read the whole series of christy miller and they were amazing and then i read this series i hope robin jones gunn makes at least one more book!! (P.s if you loved the christy miller series there is a book after it called Todd And The College years plzz read it!!!!)we need more todd and christy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Love it

    This book is so good!! But you really need to read the Christy Miller Collection. Thenn it will make so much more sence!!!!!

    Annoymous

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Just Great!!!!

    Robin Jones Gunn wrote another fantastic series. I love these books as much, if not more than the Christy Miller series. Just a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2009

    Awesome book:]:]:]

    omg I love this book. It was a great free read book and very thrilling. I would read it and wouldn't want to put it down. When you can't stop reading it you know that it is a good book. Great for ages 10-17. It gives a lot of advice. If you haven't read it go and read it know!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2007

    Wooo..Hoooo!!!!

    I love this book!! i think it totally rocks!! i has alot of good advice in it, and is a fun read. More importantaly sierra always tries to follow god.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2007

    Awesome!!!!

    This book was awesome, i loved it soooo much!! My mom bought it 4 me and i just had 2 have the rest, if u havn't gotten this book yet get it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    ONE OF THE BEST SERIES OUT THERE!!!!!

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! I GOT THIS COLLECTION FOR MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR, AND I THINK IT'S DA BOMB!!! I JUST FINISHED THE FIRST BOOK, AND NOW I AM ON CHAPTER NINE ON THE SECOND!!!! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS YET, THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON A LOT OF FUN!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Awesome

    This is amazing!! Relates to God and has a life of a girl who others are able to follow. *This is a must read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Love

    I luved this book. I feel as though God is giving me good info fir teen life. Like sierra im one of the oddballs that doesnt date. But god has showed me thats ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    My daughter is 9 and has read all of the Sierra Jensen books. Sh

    My daughter is 9 and has read all of the Sierra Jensen books. She loved them so much she wanted her own set. Since getting her own, she has reread them several times and continues to enjoy them and loans them out to her friends. They are good quality in the hard cover and a series that helped to change her view of reading as enjoyable and not just because she has to read something!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Jesus' Nerd 123

    If you really enjoyed the Christy Miller Series and the Todd and Christy Series then you'll love this!!!! Personally, I think you should read the Christy Miller Series before this because it helps you alot in this first book. I encourage everyone to read tjhis life changing series known as the Seirra Jenson Seires!

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    The Sierra Jensen Collection, Volume 1 represents 3 books in the

    The Sierra Jensen Collection, Volume 1 represents 3 books in the 12 books series. These 3 books follow Sierra's story as she grows through some of what the author portrays as the growing pains of a Christian based teenage girl.

    Sierra is introduced to us as a mission traveler, adventurous, even returning from a trip abroad to a new adventure - her family has moved in with her aging grandmother who is facing a life change of her own: the onset of dementia or early Alzheimer (not clear on which).

    Sierra's friends seem to be doing what teenager's should on cue, and it bothers her that she is not. She wants to have a boyfriend, the intimacy of a personal relationship, and to make friends at her new school as easily as the one's she has left behind.

    We are with her as she faces new challenges, like being alone with her grandmother when she gets a call that she needs surgery while Sierra's parent's are away; and realizing the truth of her friends' personal relationships.

    I was worried about taking on this reading, and it did take me a while to sort it all out. I like the concept of following Sierra through so much growth, but worried about her focus on having a boyfriend so much. I also wondered why her friends and her were not focused on anything together that was more interactive and time consuming. Overall, the concepts of teenage angst, problem solving and Sierra's maturity over time are definitely present.

    I wouldn't mind my teenage daughter reading the series, but I am not sure if it will be one of her favorites. I am going to encourage her to read the previous series, first. This was very cutesy, calm reading.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    Attention Christains: READ THIS NOW!

    Robin Jones Gunn is one of the greatest Christian authors I have ever read. Her books aren't fantasy, they're a version of reality and this is shown though her characters, Christ Miller, and her good friends Sierra Jensen and Katie. Gunn has written a seperate series for each of these fine young women, but the one I'm wrting about today is Sierra.

    Christy Miller knows a good friend when she meets her,

    and so will you—

    Get ready for Sierra Jensen!

    Only You, Sierra

    The Europe mission trip brought Sierra Jensen the best gift possible: two new friends, Katie and Christy. But now Sierra is headed home, and she can’t help but wonder will her friendships last? And what about her new home? Her family moved while she was gone, and that means facing a new high school. And the biggest question of all: Will she ever find love? Then a chance meeting in a London airport answers that question. Paul makes her heart leap. But she’ll never see him again! Or will she?

    In Your Dreams

    Sierra has had it! She’s done everything she can to find the right job, good friends, and most important, true love. But nothing is working out. Now she has to stay home to care for her grandmother. By herself. For the whole weekend! It will be terrible. But a series of startling surprises shows Sierra just how wrong she is—and before she knows it, she’s on her way to the perfect job, her first real date, and an encounter with a mysterious stranger.

    Don’t You Wish

    Sierra has three wishes: visit her California friends; have her older sister, Tawni, disappear; and learn more about the mysterious stranger. When Easter break arrives, Sierra’s first wish comes true! She’s headed to Newport Beach for fun, sun, and surf. Unfortunately, not only does Tawni not disappear, she accompanies Sierra on her escape. What’s worse, everyone has a boyfriend except Sierra. But will her wishes begin to change as she realizes God wants to mold her according to His wishes?

    We first meet Sierra in the last 'Christy' book, but you really can't get to know her until you read this, based on her very short appearence.
    Only You, Sierra;In Your Dreams; and Don't you Wish give us a close look at the life of this wonderful young Christian. There's not as much of the original God Lovers in Sierra's books as I would like, but that's just my opinion. The balence Gunn created between the new charaters and old is very good.

    While Sierra is like Christy in some ways, they are as different as night and day. While Sierra became a Christian at a very young age, Christy wasn't saved until her teens. Sierra's free-spirited and isn't ashamed of saying what she thinks while Christy is more reserved and quiet.

    Sierra Jensen, Volume I follows the story of a young woman as she deals with real-life problems and situations. Between work, school,friends, family, and a grandmother who hardly even knows who she is Sierra stays strong and faces it all with a courage that is truely admirable. Read as she encounters them head on with an atttude and flair that could only be Sierra. Travel with her on her journey to be closer to God, and closer to her family and friends.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Great Book for Young Adults

    I have been a fan of Robin Jones Gunn ever since reading the first book in the Christy Miller series. I think I've read about 99.7648% of all the books she's written. :) I remember falling in love with the Christy Miller series and the other books that followed included those in the Sierra Jensen series. I can remember reading the books as fast as I could and then begging my parents to take me to the store to buy the next one.

    When I look around the young adult section of a bookstore, I can't believe what is put out there for our kids. It makes me really glad that Robin and Waterbrook Multnomah have decided to keep these books in print. They tell a great story and are filled with God's truths, not those that the world would like to fill our kids minds with. Robin is a wonderful story teller and I look forward to sharing these books with my own daughter someday.

    .
    Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Luved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Whom ever is reading this read the book dont read others comments start the magical adventure robin and the lord will take u on!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Robin does it again!

    I love this book! All of Robins books, I love! This was really good!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

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    Great Christian Series for Tweens!!

    Sierra Jensen Collection, Volume 1 by Robin Jones Gunn

    The first book in this collection, Only You, Sierra starts out with her returning from a ministry trip. She meets a boy, Paul at the airport & feels an instant connection with him even though he is three years older than her. She is also dealing with her family's move to Portland & starting a new school. She is in such a hurry to grow up and be in college that she is not even trying to make friends. If she can just get through this next year and a half unnoticed.....

    The second book, In Your Dreams starts out with Sierra caring for her aging grandmother while her family is out of town. Her grandmother needs surgery and Sierra steps up and shows how mature she is in handling the situation. Her friends from the ministry trip she took want her to come visit over spring break, so she is job hunting to pay for the plane tickets. Her first interview does not pan out, they want her to work on Sundays & she needs to have the day free for church. By chance she goes to a bakery and ends up landing a job there. She is also slowly making friends and has her first date.

    The third book, Don't You Wish Sierra is looking forward to her trip to California to visit her friends. Until her sister tells her she is going along with her. They have a complicated relationship with a lot of jealousy on both sides. Her sister meets a boy on the first day in California and all Sierra's friends are part of a couple. She feels like an outsider, a baby and wishes she were grown up and in college like them. As the week goes on she begins to grow and realize that she should live with godly contentment and pay attention to her side of the fence. She also prays about her relationship with her sister and realizes she doesn't really know her at all.

    These were very cute books, but I didn't feel like they were very realistic in the way the kids talked and interacted with one another. Hopefully the rest of the series deals with more issues that kids face these days. I feel this volume would be appropiate for Jr High & High School aged girls.

    I received this book free from the publisher (WaterBrook Multnomah) through the Blogging for Books book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Best book evr

    I love robin jones guinn theres no way i can describe her books

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