Thursday, January 17, 2013

Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn

This story is about a young woman named Lauren, living in the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. After her fiance ends their engagement and calls off their wedding, Lauren's feelings of rejection resurface from when she was a child. She struggles with having a healthy relationship with any man and refuses to confront the feelings she experiences.

After a few weeks, Lauren's brother comes to visit from California and brings her a computer. He sets up an e-mail account so they can easily chat back and forth. Brad shows her how to use a chat room and finds her a GL (God-Lover) who goes by KC. He puts KC's e-mail address in Lauren's address book so they can communicate. At first, Lauren has no interest in e-mailing KC but then accidentally e-mails him twice, beginning their correspondence. She quickly falls head over heels in love with KC and his letters.

They e-mail back and forth for an entire year, and finally KC suggests what Lauren has been thinking for quite some time. They should meet. But then Lauren is not so sure she wants to go through with it after all. If they meet, and she is not what KC expects, can she bear another heartbreak? Will she go through with meeting him?

This book had many positive elements! Unlike so many "Chick Lit" books available, I would feel completely at ease letting my daughters read it! There were no questionable elements in these pages and although it was a bit predictable at times, I still couldn't put it down. I found myself relating to Lauren on her heartbreaks and cheering her in her answers to prayer.

The story line may be a bit dated as the main character gets a computer in a time where computers were a new commodity, but don't let that deter you from reading this book. This was the first book I have read by Robin Jones Gunn and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I would rate it as 5 out of 5 stars!

I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers to give my honest unbiased review.


  1. i have the whole series if you want to read them. they were my fav in high school! you keep hearing about all the previous characters in the other books too!

    1. Oh my goodness! I was just telling my mom I was going to send you this one because it reminded me of something you would like!! Haha. We know each other so well. ;)I just requested another one for review so they are sending me Clouds I think it is?

  2. This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review.

    BTW- I have 6 giveaways going at my site if you want to pop over. Hope you have a great week!


    1. Thank you! I will definitely check it out! :)