Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Being Known By Robin Jones Gunn

After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, adjusting to life with a new baby, and helping her husband, Joel, work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she’d processed her mother’s death, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovely new home, and a husband who is always working does she feel the full impact of what she has lost.

Even among her sweet circle of friends, the Haven Makers, grief silently overwhelms Jennalyn, until an unexpected encounter allows her to express herself in ways she hasn’t fully been able to with her husband. Even though Christy, Sierra, Emily, and Tess provide a soft place to land in times of tension, Jennalyn remains guarded, especially when Tess reveals she is tangled emotionally in a relationship that was thorny from the start.

Will the two women open up and remain honest with the others in their Haven Makers group? Or will their hesitation to truly be known, faults and all, keep them from holding on to the friendships that have been the sweetest gift during this season of life?

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Robin Jones Gunn has written over 100 books with sales of over 5.5 million copies sold worldwide. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Hawai'i.

Her best-selling Father Christmas novels have been made into 3 Hallmark Movies. Get a behind the scenes look in her book, "How My Book Became a Movie".

Robin's best-selling, award winning novels include the Christy Miller series for teens as well as the Sierra Jensen and Katie Weldon series. The characters in these series continue in Christy & Todd: The College Years, The Married Years, The Baby Years and in The Haven Makers series. More details at www.ChristyMiller.com

The Glenbrooke series by Robin features 8 gentle love stories and her Christy Award winning Sisterchicks(R) novels are a book club favorite. Her popular non-fiction titles include "Victim of Grace", "Praying For Your Future Husband",  "Spoken For", co-authored with Alyssa Joy Bethke. 

My Thoughts...
This book takes off from Book one Becoming Us. You don't necessarily have to read book one but it was so good.
I love the whole idea of the Haven Makers group, we need something like that.
This is an emotional read, but a good one.
I am such a fan of Gunn's she always writes maters of the heart in a way that draws you in for the long haul.
I gave this book 4 stars and I can't wait for the next book. I recommend this series.
   The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. The cover is so inviting, I have to red this one now.

  2. What a wonderful surprise to come home to, I just love her books.

  3. Mary you sent me the first one in this group, I really liked it I hope that I can read this one to.

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  5. The ebook for this one is on hold at my online library. :-) I go on the Christian Book website to see upcoming books and spotted it a few months ago. Definitely sounded like one I needed to read! Thanks for your review, Mary. I know I will enjoy "Being Known".

    Robin is a new-to-me author and one thing I love is discovering new writers.