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Summer Promise

Book 1 in the Christy Miller Series

Robin Jones Gunn

About Summer Promise

The first book in the Christy Miller series from Christy Award-winner Robin Jones Gunn

When 14-year-old Christy leaves her family's Wisconsin farm to spend the summer at her wealthy aunt and uncle's beach home in Newport, she expects the it to be the best summer of her life. She's full of hope that surfer Todd will like her; the beach crowd will accept her; and she can become like her gorgeous new friend, Alissa.

But the summer doesn't unfold as Christy hoped, and she discovers this season also holds heartache. Todd wavers between Christy and another girl; 16-year-old Shawn dies in a drug-related surfing accident--and the police want to know how Christy was involved; and Alissa discloses that her sophistication hides a painful past.

Through it all, will Christy keep her promise to her parents not to do anything she'll regret? Or will she do anything to get Todd, to be accepted, to force her summer to give her everything it promised?


Here’s What Readers Are Saying about the Christy Miller series…

“I wish I could find the words to tell you what a blessing your books have been! I’ve learned a lot from Christy’s
character, and Todd makes me want to wait for a hero!  Please keep writing!”

“Before I finished the first chapter of Summer Promise I was hooked. I had always called myself a Christian, but it
wasn’t until your books that I really knew what it meant to lay down my life to Jesus Christ. You would not believe
what a difference God has made in my life already. Thank you!”

“If people ever tell me that being a Christian is boring, I tell them to go read your books! They helped me to start
living for God and to look to my Bible for answers to everything.”

“I read the Christy Miller books during a really stressful time, and they were like a calm in the storm. I have
learned so much from them, too! When Doug told Christy that godliness is beautiful, it was an entirely new
concept to me! I will not hesitate in saying these books changed my life.”

“My best friend and I have been reading your books since we were twelve years old. We love them! They have brought
us closer to the Lord, and we treasure this more than anything in the world.”

“I had to read a book for school, and I chose Summer Promise. I never knew it would change my life. I’ve read the
series at least six times. I now have a personal relationship with Christ. Thank you for being obedient to God.”
“When I was in sixth grade, my mom gave me the first Christy Miller book. These books changed my life! Please, don’t stop writing until your hand falls off!”

“I’m thirteen years old, and I love your books! All my friends are reading your books, too. We wish they were movies.”

“I absolutely love your books. You are my favorite author. After I read the first one, I immediately became a
Christian and turned my life over to God. I have struggled some, but your books helped me to stay on track. I thank
you from the bottom of my heart for writing them.”

“I wanted to thank you for all the books you have written. They have been my joy when things are hard. Every book
has been amazing.”

About Robin Jones Gunn

Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the much-loved Christy Miller Series and co-author of Praying for Your Future Husband, has had more than 4.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her frequent speaking engagements have taken her around the globe. Robin and her husband live in Hawaii and have a grown son and daughter.

Product Details

171 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jun 21, 2011

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Carton Quantity: 1

Sneak Peek

Will this summer live up to its promise? Click here to download chapter one of Summer Promise. Christy is finding out the hard way that being a teenager on vacation in California is not always perfect. Between her controlling aunt, her confusing crush, and the hard questions about her faith, will Christy’s summer live up to its promise? Click here to download chapter one of Summer Promise.

By Jillian Haggard

I finally got the chance to read my first Christy Miller book, after hearing so many great things about the series. Summer Promise is definitely an enjoyable read! Christy's story drew me in from the start and I finished it in one sitting. Christy is such a sweet and innocent character that I think a lot of younger girls can relate to. She reminded me a lot of my younger self. Occasionally I thought some of her actions made her appear...

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By H B

I received Summer Promises by Robin Jones Gunn for review from Blogging for Books. I read this book years ago as a teenager and just reread it in the last 2 days! As I reread the book, I remembered why I loved it so much as a teenager. This book definitely speaks to the teenage girls. Christy is an innocent 14 year old from Wisconsin staying with her Aunt and Uncle in California for the summer. Staying in California, she struggles with...

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By Jennifer Wilson

Robin Jones Gunn posted this week on a social media site that during a radio interview she was introduced as Christy Miller. I can see why. The character she created is so realistic that I, as a non-fiction aficionado, enjoyed this book greatly. Summer Promise: Book 1 in the Christy Miller Series is a Christian book, and I normally have a bias against books that weave the "plan of salvation" into the story line, but aside from that I want...

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By Nikki Greis

Summer Promise is the story of Christy Miller, a 14-year-old girl from Wisconsin that is spending her summer with her aunt and uncle in California. She has trouble making friends in the beginning, but after her aunts gives her a complete makeover she gains the confidence to finally go out and socialize. Her new friends seem wonderful, but looks can be deceiving. Christy has a wild and eventful summer, during which she learns all about...

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