The Christy Miller series

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The Christy Miller Series

Author Robin Jones Gunn
Country United States
Language English
Genre Christian fiction
Publisher Multnomah Publishers
No. of books 20

The Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn is a collection of novels for young women. The series focuses on the life of Christy Miller, a teenager from Wisconsin who ends up in Southern California where she faces the growing-up challenges of family, friends, school and especially her relationship with Todd Spencer, a surfer she met in the first book. Christy’s story continues in other series by Robin Jones Gunn including The Sierra Jensen Series, "The Katie Weldon Series" and into Christy & Todd: The College Years, Christy & Todd: The Married Years, and Christy & Todd: The Baby Years.

Volume 1[edit]

Book 1: "Summer Promise"[edit]

Fourteen-year-old Christy Miller has the dream summer ahead of her in sun-kissed California, staying with her aunt and uncle at their beachfront home. Aunt Marti loves to shop, and those surfers are cute—especially Todd. Christy promised her parents she wouldn’t do anything she would regret later. Todd and his “God-Lover” friends are giving Christy a new image of all things eternal. Can this summer live up to its promise?

Book 2: "A Whisper and a Wish"[edit]

Christy’s family has moved to California just in time for her sophomore year of high school. But they’re not in Newport Beach, where she spent the summer. Instead they’re an hour and a half away and Christy has to start all over making friends. Despite an embarrassing escapade at a slumber party, things are going pretty well...until some midnight fun leads to a trip to the police station. Does God really hear every whisper? Does He know our every wish? Then why is it so hard to know who your friends really are?

Book 3: "Yours Forever"[edit]

Christy is back at Aunt Marti and Uncle Bob’s house on the beach for the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s...and Todd Spencer is in town, too! The cute surfer completely captured Christy’s heart last summer, and she’s eager to spend every possible minute with him. But soon Christy and her aunt are barely speaking, and it seems like all her friends are mad at her, too—including Todd! Is he hers or isn’t he? And why would God let things get so tangled?[1]

Volume 2[edit]

Book 4: "Surprise Endings"[edit]

Cheerleading tryouts are coming up, and Christy Miller is giving it all she’s got. The competition is tough and some of the girls are just rude, but Christy thinks she has a good chance to make the squad. Meanwhile prom is just around the corner, and Christy hopes her parents will make an exception to their “no dating until sixteen” rule. She’d love to go with Todd to his prom! But nothing turns out as Christy had planned. As the surprises keep coming, can Christy respond with grace...and maybe even spring a surprise of her own?

Book 5: "Island Dreamer"[edit]

Christy Miller is spending her sixteenth birthday on Maui with her family, Todd, and Paula, her best friend from Wisconsin! What could be better? But Christy soon finds that she and Paula don’t have as much in common anymore. Paula’s obsessed with having a boyfriend...even if it means stealing Todd from Christy! Will he choose Paula over her? Or will the islands send Christy dreaming in new directions?

Book 6: "A Heart Full of Hope"[edit]

Christy Miller is sixteen, and that means she can finally date! Rick has waited months for this, and he has a whole list of dates planned. He’s not happy about her early curfews and weekend job, but Christy knows her parents aren’t about to negotiate on those points. Really, she’s dazzled to be pursued by such a thoughtful guy. So why does she feel overwhelmed? Where does Todd fit into her life now? And can any guy really fulfill all her hopes?[2]

Volume 3[edit]

Book 7: "True Friends"[edit]

What is a true friend? Christy Miller knows she has two of them: Todd and Katie. To show how much she appreciates them, she writes to Todd, who’s off surfing in Hawaii, and she agrees to join the ski club with Katie…even though she’s scared of skiing! Fortunately, Christy and Katie can laugh as they bumble their way around the bunny slopes at Lake Tahoe. But Christy finds herself caught between new friends and her loyalty to Katie. Will Christy find a way to be a true friend when it counts most? And will she ever hear from Todd?

Book 8: "Starry Night"[edit]

It’s Christmastime, and Christy Miller has so much going on: family time, work, and maybe, just maybe, going to the Rose Bowl Parade with a bunch of friends. If only she could answer Uncle Bob’s tough questions. Todd’s buddy Doug gives her some insight, and she starts to appreciate him in a whole new way. Rick Doyle shows up again...but is he pursuing Christy or the cutest elf at the mall? Through it all, will Christy find someone special to count the stars with?

Book 9: "Seventeen Wishes"[edit]

It’s summer, and that means the beach and other adventures. And Christy Miller’s best friend, Katie, is always full of ideas. They’ll be camp counselors! But when Katie can’t go, Christy is bewildered and overwhelmed by her fifth-grade girls, who have boundless energy for anything except what Christy wants them to do. Do they even hear a word she says? Soon they’re playing matchmaker between Christy and Jaeson, a handsome counselor...and he doesn’t seem to mind. When Christy’s seventeenth birthday arrives later in the summer, just what will she be wishing for?[3]

Volume 4[edit]

Book 10: "A Time to Cherish"[edit]

For Labor Day weekend, Christy Miller is on a houseboat at Lake Shasta. What could be better? She’s about to find out! Before they know it, both Christy and her best friend, Katie, are receiving some unexpected male attention. But somehow these best friends are at odds just when they should be having the most fun together. Christy soon realizes that sometimes you have to stand back and let people make their own decisions, even when they’re headed for a fall. And although life is never perfect, this is definitely a time to cherish.

Book 11: "Sweet Dreams"[edit]

Christy Miller’s senior year is delicious, especially the time she spends with Todd. But her best friend, Katie, is struggling—she’s realized she needs to break up with Michael. It’s not easy! Fortunately both Doug and Disneyland help Katie to cheer up. Christy is learning to let go and get out of the way so that her friends can become who they’re meant to be...even when it jeopardizes her own sweet dreams.

Book 12: "A Promise is Forever"[edit]

Christy Miller’s going to Europe! It’s a three-week missions trip with Doug, Katie, and Tracy. First stop: London for some sightseeing, and then a castle in the English countryside for group training. Christy is so excited to be headed for Belfast with her friends—despite some tension among them. But when plans go topsy-turvy at the last minute, Christy must face her fears and realize that some things are more important than her own comfort...and that even when she can’t foresee the end result, a promise truly is forever.[4]

Christy & Todd: The College Years[edit]

Journey with Christy and Todd through their college years in this unforgettable 3 book series from author Robin Gunn. A trip to Europe, a test of their love and a chance to dream again—will the adventures and the challenges draw Christy and Todd closer together?

Book 1: "Until Tomorrow"[edit]

After nearly a year in a university program in Switzerland, Christy Miller is excited to see Katie and Todd who are coming from California to visit her. The three of them have a whirlwind tour of Europe planned complete with train passes, friends to see and unforgettable locations they want to visit. An unexpected camping trip sets an off-kilter tone at the beginning of the grand reunion and Christy finds it difficult to interpret some of Todd’s comments and actions. Has their friendship remained steady after such a long time of being separated? As much as Christy wants her relationship with Todd to be clearly established, she realizes they are experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Why not enjoy every minute of it while they can? Plans for her future with Todd can wait until tomorrow.

Book 2: "As You Wish"[edit]

Christy Miller returns to Southern California for her junior year at Rancho Corona University with lots of hopes and dreams for the days ahead in the next adventure from Robin Jones Gunn. What could be better than having Katie as her roommate and seeing Todd on campus every day? In the middle of the fun with her friends and the late nights studying, Christy soon finds her life filled with complicated feelings and misunderstandings in all of her most important relationships. A single word causes her world to stop spinning and “forever” takes on a deeper meaning when Christy unexpectedly finds herself in the quiet corner of a hospital room praying like she’s never prayed before. She experiences the sweetness of love that grows out of true friendship and discovers how it feels to no longer have doubts about her future with Todd. Christy feels ready for what is to come and eagerly concludes every one of her prayers with “as You wish”.

Book 3: "I, Promise"[edit]

Christy and Todd begin discovering all their differences as their relationship leads them to the day when they’ll exchange vows. Todd’s breezy view of life clashes with Christy’s desire to have a plan that allows time for all the details that will make their special day unforgettable. Even with the help of her often controlling and ever-efficient Aunt Marti, Christy finds that her dreams are much bigger than her budget. As the date draws closer, the demands of Christy’s final semester of college squeeze every last bit of her energy and free time. She knows she’s taken on too much but she’s not willing to hold back now. Will she and Todd make it down the aisle? Will they finally look each other in the eye and say the long hoped-for words, “I promise”?[5]

Christy & Todd: The Married Years[edit]

Follow Christy Miller and Todd through the early years of their marriage. Will they flourish in the midst of the challenges of finances, jobs, family and friends?

Book 1: "Forever With You"[edit]

Now that they have been married for almost two years, Christy and Todd are facing challenges neither of them expected. Everything that felt familiar in their relationship is being shaken. All they had hoped for in their future together is about to change. When Christy shares her life-altering news with Todd, she doesn't receive the joyful response she was expecting. Aunt Marti inserts a few strong opinions about how the young couple should navigate this difficult season and when Todd's dad asks for help renovating his Newport Beach home it's clear that nothing will ever be the same for them again. As Christy and Todd's relationship is radically altered will they continue to drift apart? Or will they come through the major shifts with a deeper love each for other and the One who brought them together in the first place?

Book 2: "Home of our Hearts"[edit]

Christy and Todd both made important promises long ago. Todd assured his dad he’d stand with him if his dad ever got remarried. Christy promised her best friend she’d be there for Katie when she walked down the aisle. Both wedding days have arrived and Christy and Todd couldn’t be happier. What neither of them ever guessed was that they’d need to fly halfway around the world to keep their promises and participate in the weddings of these two people they love. Plans are made, tickets are bought. They say they are learning to trust God even when the future in uncertain. However, an unexpected phone call uproots Christy and Todd the night before their flight and a frightening diagnosis leaves the young couple questioning their next decision. Todd reveals hidden hurts from his childhood and Christy struggles to understand her place with her mother and her aunt. Will the obstacles prevent them from keeping their promises? Or will they draw closer to each other and find a way to celebrate as they discover the deeper meaning of the word “home”?

Book 3: "One More Wish"[edit]

As Christy blows out the twenty-six candles on her birthday cake, she closes her eyes and makes a wish. Could this be the year that she and Todd have a baby? Are they ready for all the adjustments a little one would bring? Christy isn't sure. Still, as her closest friends announce they are expecting, Christy's heart aches for a child of her own. A weekend trip to Sierra Jensen's wedding prompts both Todd and Christy to dream of future possibilities. Then a simple invitation turns into a life-changing season that stretches Christy beyond her limits—and holding not just one baby but two. Everything Christy and Todd thought about family and hospitality shifts as they dare to make one more wish and believe that God's timing is flawless.[6]

Christy & Todd: The Baby Years[edit]

Book 1: Sandy Toes[edit]

Sandy Toes is Book #1 in the Christy & Todd: The Baby Years series A new season begins for Christy and Todd with a pregnancy test and a disillusioning visit to the doctor. As they try to catch their balance, Todd’s job swerves in a new direction; Aunt Marti overdoes her self-assigned role of preparing for the family’s addition-to-come; and Christy’s parents face surprising changes that might take them back to Wisconsin. Christy misses Katie more than ever, and just when she thinks life will slow down, Alissa’s daughter, Shawna, comes to visit and brings all her pre-teen charms and challenges with her. A mixture of excitement and anxiety carries Christy through all the baby-bumps. Her hopes and dreams are as many as the grains of sand that cover her sandy toes after sunset walks on the beach with Todd. Christy knows that everything is about to change when she steps into one of the great mysteries of life–motherhood.

Book 2: "Salty Kisses"[edit]

Christy is elated when her best friend and favorite redhead arrives in Newport Beach. The reason for Katie’s journey from Kenya is complicated, but that doesn’t stop the two Peculiar Treasures from hoping for lots of memorable catch-up time. Their plans keep getting altered and Christy can tell something is wrong. Katie isn’t herself. Add to that the ongoing demands Christy feels as the mother of a toddler along with her husband’s determination to not cancel their vacation plans. Nothing seems to be as it should. The circumstances shift. Katie’s husband, Eli, arrives and the Surfin’ Safari plans are back on. Gussie the Bussie is ready for the trek up the coast to Glenbrooke, Oregon, with a stop along the way to see Sierra and her husband, Jordan. The reunions continue as they spend sun-filled days with Doug and Tracy, Alissa, and Christy’s brother, David.

Why is it that Christy’s heart feels so unsettled? It’s not because of the challenges of traveling and camping with a little one. It’s not because they left Eli and Katie in Newport Beach awaiting their return. It’s the realization that everyone she knows has changed. What does friendship mean in this season of life? Christy finds out as she celebrates her twenty-ninth birthday with her true friend followed by a string of hellos, good-byes, and many God-blessed salty kisses.

Book 3: "Sunset Lullaby"[edit]

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Other Christy Miller books[edit]

Christy Miller's Diary[edit]

Readers of the bestselling Christy Miller Series want to know more about their favorite Forever Friends and now they can. What was Christy thinking and feeling during high school, college and even the night before her wedding?

Departures[edit]

Fans of Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen will want to add this novella from Robin Jones Gunn to their collection.

The stories take place before the two friends meet. Their paths cross but neither of them have any idea that in a few months they'll be roommates in a castle in England. It's the summer after Christy's graduation from high school. She's still aching after Todd's departure and joins her family on a trip back to Wisconsin where she reconnects her with her childhood pal, Matthew Kingsley. When Matt shows an interest in Christy she must decide if she's doing the right thing by waiting for Todd. Sierra eagerly accepts an invitation to go to Montana with her friend, Janna. She anticipates lots of activities on the lake, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit and late night heart to heart chats in the cabin. It soon becomes clear that Janna would rather hang out with the local guys than spend girl time with Sierra. Sierra doesn't have the flirting skills that Janna seems to be perfecting on this trip and wonders if any guy will ever be attracted to her. Sierra decides she'd rather take her time growing up because she can never go back and enjoy these carefree years again.

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