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Robin Jones Gunn has been a favorite author of mine since my early teen years. I used to hide trashy romance novels under my mattress until I discovered her pure, wholesome and captivating Christy Miller books. Robin’s books were a light, a joy, a lifeline. Over the years I also read the Sierra Jensen series, devoured the Glenbrooke series, always took away a spiritual treasure from the Sisterchicks books, and have often retold Robin’s Fine China Plate story to many young girls and women.
As I started writing my first book, it was natural to reach out to Robin as an author-mother of sorts and ask her for some advice. Robin was in the midst of two books releasing, Spoken For (you can read my review of that wonderful book here) and Forever with You (Book #1 in Christy & Todd: The Married Years), and her first grandchild being born. Yet, she graciously responded, encouraged me to keep writing, and suggested I read Victim of Grace.
So I did. And I am so glad. I think it is my favorite book of hers.
Victim of Grace is a clear window into the woman behind the writer. It was refreshing, and an honor, to be invited into Robin’s real life- her struggles, her dreams, her slip-ups, her successes. This book made me smile, laugh out loud and cry- all the best ingredients for a good book.
God’s fingerprints are evident in Robin’s life and it was a privilege to witness His handiwork on each page through her testimony. Throughout this book she brought biblical stories to life through a beautiful “tapestry of grace.”
It is always a treat to meet other Robin Jones Gunn fans and nod in understanding that we share a common knowledge of her beloved characters. The thing that I most appreciate about Robin’s books is that there is always a profound spiritual truth that I take away from them. I walk away inspired to grow closer to Jesus and understand His love for me in a deeper way.
Especially if you are a Gunn fan, but even if you haven’t read anything of hers before, Victim of Grace is a fragrant display of God’s redemptive work in a life lived for Him. You will be encouraged to trust God more, be freed to live authentically, and be blessed with a garland of grace that He knows and loves you lavishly.