ABOUT AUTHOR: Over the past 25 years Robin has written 70 books with over 4 million copies sold.
She started writing for teens when the girls in her church youth group challenged her to write stories for them. It took 2 years and 10 rejections before the first Christy Miller novel was published in 1988. Since then the tales of these Forever Friends have continued. The Christy Miller series was followed by the Sierra Jensen series, Christy and Todd the College Years and the Katie Weldon series.
As Robin's readers grew older they asked for more stories about characters their age. The 8 book Glenbrooke series was launched followed by the Sisterchicks(R) series and a variety of standalone destination novels including "Under a Maui Moon" and "Canary Island Song".
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ABOUT BOOK: COTTAGE BY THE SEA
A daughter’s gift of time, a father’s silent wish.
Erin Bryce and her best friend, Sharlene, count the day they start their wedding planning business as a very happy day. So much so that they name their company The Happiest Day to reflect the fulfillment of their long-held dream as well as their clients’ longing for a wedding celebration to match the exhilaration of being in love. As a bonus, the two women utilize their business to help Erin’s son Jordan and his fiancée, Sierra, plan a grand wedding.
But the two friends aren’t prepared for the cloud moving in to cover the sunny, successful start of their business. Erin’s father, who lives in a small coastal Oregon community with his brusque, downright odd second wife, Delores, develops a medical problem that puts him in the hospital. Erin responds by rushing from Southern California to her father’s—and oh, yeah, Delores’s—cottage by the sea.
What greets Erin when she arrives sends her tumbling down a bewildering path to a different kind of happiest day. Her journey tosses her through highs and lows of hurt and healing, betrayal and renewal, wrong assumptions righted, and the brightest future one could ever hope for. All just around the corner, at the cottage by the sea.
MANDATORY PLEASE ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING!!
1. In recent years have you been able to pursue a dream the way Erin and Sharlene did when they started their new business? If not, what dreams have not yet been pursued and what would it take for you to take the first step?
2. Have you been a caregiver for an ill or elderly person? Did you find the experience to be different than you expected? Know of anyone that was caregiving for someone and you became aware of things you didn't know was involved or could happen in a caregiving situation?
I had to add a question here Robin - I hope you don't mind. But I'm a fan of your Sisterchick series. I've read several had fun and learned a lot too! Love that!
3. Having said all that I wondered if anyone else has read the Sisterchick books??? If so which ones did you enjoy the most and why? For that matter which of Robin Jones Gunn's books touched your heart and made you tell someone else to read it?
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also had the dream to runa yarn store. but i'd really not only want to do that but teac others how to knit, for charity because it will all come back to you.
My husband and I looked after an elderly man, we would eat dinner with him every day, we would buy his groceries, take him flower shopping, help him clean his camp.....all sorts of different things. Spending time with this gentleman gave me a neappreication for seniors, how they have an opinion of their own even if it doesn't agree with yours, I tried to remember every day this is going to be me someday I hope someone will listen to me and care what I think.
My dream is two-fold...The first is to get my 23 year old daughter to be self-sufficient. She has extreme bipolar-ism and we have worked hard over the last 12 years to get her stabilized. She is almost to that point now and our first step is to get her into a job. The second part of my dream is to early retire in 4.5 years. But with still having a bird in the nest, money may be an issue too large to overcome at that time. But you know what? God is in control and only He knows how fast we can push our child out of the nest.