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About Becoming Us

From the author of the best-selling Christy Miller and SisterChicks series comes a new book of community, friendship, and tackling the hard things of life with God and loved ones around a table.

Five young moms, including beloved Gunn character Christy Miller, gather to share meals and soon become unlikely best friends. The regular gatherings provide opportunities for the women to reveal their stories, and those life stories endear them to each other. They experience their lives naturally meshing as they raise their children together in community. In Becoming Us the group find ways to challenge, encourage, and help each other become the nurturing mothers they wished they'd had when they were growing up. They unite to be remembered for what they do as moms and not for what was done to them.

Praise

“Robin has an ability like no other to write a story that not only captures your attention but your heart. That’s exactly what she’s done yet again with this must-read, Becoming Us!”
—Cambria Joy, author of Look Inside

“Robin beautifully tells a story of friends who walk through the realities of life: motherhood, singleness, infertility, friendship, moving, what it looks like to support and follow your husband, celebrating life’s joys, and understanding one another’s sorrows. You will feel like you’re part of this sweet circle of friends—welcomed and known.”
—Alyssa Bethke, coauthor of Love That Lasts

“In her classic voice, Robin Jones Gunn draws us into a story of family and friendship, of courage and spirit. Becoming Us is a heartwarming story that will stay with you long after the final word.”
—Rachel Hauck, New York Times best-selling author

Becoming Us is a sweet and beautiful tale of letting go and letting God. The characters made me, a young mom myself, feel surrounded by a group of treasured friends, as they welcomed me into the haven they created.”
—Lindsay Harrel, author of The Secrets of Paper and Ink

“A heartfelt story of the power of faith and love, Becoming Us is hard to put down. Once again, Robin Jones Gunn has created believable characters who struggle with everyday problems and emotions that we all face. Her ability to weave beauty and hope into the complicated life of Emily Winslow and her newfound friendships, a delightful circle of women, renewed my faith in God’s good plans for my own life and relationships. A must-read!”
—Amber Lia, best-selling coauthor of Triggers and Parenting Scripts

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

320 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: May 7, 2019

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Also in the Haven Makers Series

Sneak Peek

Read the first two chapters of Becoming Us. From the author of the best-selling Christy Miller and SisterChicks series comes a new book of community, friendship, and tackling the hard things of life with God and loved ones around a table. Five young moms, including beloved Gunn character Christy Miller, gather to share meals and soon become unlikely best friends. The regular gatherings provide opportunities for the women to reveal their stories, and those life stories endear them to each other. They experience their lives naturally meshing as they raise their children together in community. In Becoming Us the group find ways to challenge, encourage, and help each other become the nurturing mothers they wished they'd had when they were growing up. They unite to be remembered for what they do as moms and not for what was done to them.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chelsea Woodward, Associate Publicist
cwoodward@penguinrandomhouse.com
(719) 268-1915
 
Beloved author of Christy Miller Series, Robin Jones Gunn, Brings Together New, Old Characters for Story of Female Friendship

“Robin beautifully tells a story of friends who walk through the realities of life: motherhood, singleness, infertility, friendship, moving, what it looks like to support and follow your husband, celebrating life’s joys, and understanding one another’s sorrows. You will feel like you’re part of this sweet circle of friends—welcomed and known.”
—Alyssa Bethke, coauthor of Love That Lasts
 
Beloved author of the best-selling Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series, Robin Jones Gunn, invites readers back to sunny Southern California for a new story of community, friendship and tackling the hard things of life with God and loved ones around the table in her new novel, BECOMING US (5/7/19, Multnomah).
 
When 31-year-old Emily Winslow and her family take a leap of faith and move from North Carolina to California, she’s excited about the possibilities of a fresh start. But she and her husband, Trevor, quickly begin to question their choice to move and whether they should return to all they’ve left behind. When Emily hesitantly accepts an invitation to a small women’s get-together, she meets friends Christy, Sierra, Jennalyn and Tess. An unexpected event bonds Emily to the group, and they become the circle of friends she has longed for and needed more than she realized.
 
As all of the women face transitions of their own, they challenge and encourage each other in matters of friendship, family and faith. Together they discover healing, release from soul wounds, and the freedom to become the mothers, sisters and friends they’ve always wanted to be.
 
Readers who grew up reading the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series will love how Gunn opens a window into their lives and the lives of their friends’ years later. Millennial moms who are unfamiliar with these beloved characters or are readers of Gunn’s nonfiction will also appreciate Gunn’s message of finding friendship and community in their season of life.
 
“My prayer is that readers who are standing on the doorstep of some new possibility will ring the bell and step inside,” says Gunn. “I want them to discover how they can navigate their way through every season of life with lots of hope and happiness when they don’t try to go it alone but rather be brave enough to make new friends.”
 
For interviews or articles, Gunn can speak to:
· The importance of building community with other women
· How storytelling can be a form of outreach
· What it has been like to return to the stories of Christy and Sierra
 
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ROBIN JONES GUNN is the best-selling Christian author of nearly 100 books, including several series for teen girls, the widely popular Christy Miller series, as well as Christian fiction for adult women and several nonfiction books. She authored Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas, both of which have become popular Hallmark Christmas films. The third Father Christmas Hallmark movie was released in November 2018. Her books have sold over 5.5 million copies worldwide. She makes her home in Hawaii. For more information, visit www.robingunn.com.  
 
Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorRobinJonesGunn

Instagram: @RobinGunn and @ChristyMillerSeriesOfficial

Twitter: @RobinGunn

PRAISE FOR BECOMING US
“Gunn’s portrayal of the delicate bonds of new friendship and the realistic struggles facing the Winslow’s makes for a ruminative, intelligent story about the process of reimagining what is valuable in life.”
—Publishers Weekly

“In her classic voice, Robin Jones Gunn draws us into a story of family and friendship, of courage and spirit. Becoming Us is a heartwarming story that will stay with you long after the final word.”
—Rachel Hauck, New York Times best-selling author

“Robin has an ability like no other to write a story that not only captures your attention but your heart. That’s exactly what she’s done yet again with this must-read, Becoming Us!”
—Cambria Joy, author of Look Inside

Becoming Us is a sweet and beautiful tale of letting go and letting God. The characters made me, a young mom myself, feel surrounded by a group of treasured friends, as they welcomed me into the haven they created.”
—Lindsay Harrel, author of The Secrets of Paper and Ink

“A heartfelt story of the power of faith and love, Becoming Us is hard to put down. Once again, Robin Jones Gunn has created believable characters who struggle with everyday problems and emotions that we all face. Her ability to weave beauty and hope into the complicated life of Emily Winslow and her newfound friendships, a delightful circle of women, renewed my faith in God’s good plans for my own life and relationships. A must-read!”
—Amber Lia, best-selling coauthor of Triggers and Parenting Scripts

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