Becoming Us (Haven Makers #1)
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.

Becoming Us (Haven Makers #1) Details

TitleBecoming Us (Haven Makers #1)
Author
ReleaseMay 22nd, 2019
PublisherMultnomah
Rating
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Christian Fiction, Christian

Becoming Us (Haven Makers #1) Review

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    January 1, 1970
    Oh boy you are all are going to LOVE this one. I will be posting my review on my blog soon!
  • Jen.
    January 1, 1970
    .It was OK. Not really the book for me.I thank the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. I received an advanced electronic copy of the book on NetGalley. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.
  • Lilian
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so delightful to read! I found it a little hard to get into at first because of the new characters (I expected Christy to be the MC and the blurb doesn't really clarify anything), but it definitely started to pull me along once I got adjusted to the characters. I really appreciate how realistic Gunn makes her books as well; even if they include a heap of drama. xD The main character, Emily, is a character that anyone can relate to. Everyone deals with feelings of insecurity, and I This book was so delightful to read! I found it a little hard to get into at first because of the new characters (I expected Christy to be the MC and the blurb doesn't really clarify anything), but it definitely started to pull me along once I got adjusted to the characters. I really appreciate how realistic Gunn makes her books as well; even if they include a heap of drama. xD The main character, Emily, is a character that anyone can relate to. Everyone deals with feelings of insecurity, and I saw myself in Emily when she dealt with loneliness and insecurity. I didn't really connect with her husband, Trevor, as much though? He seemed kinda distant for most of the book.Overall, I really enjoyed it! I'm docking two stars because of all the sexual references in this book (PM me if you want details). I was honestly shocked at how many inappropriate references were in this book and I never would've expected something like that from Gunn or a Christian publisher. 3 stars.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
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  • Denise
    January 1, 1970
    I haven’t read any of Robin Jones Gunn’s stories since the Sisterchicks series, and I must say I still hear her voice in this story. It wasn’t quite as impactful to me as those were, but the portrayal of deep friendships and open discussion moments was still a prevalent story line here. I loved the way she described that marriage, family, and friendship was sacred and worth fighting for. Definitely a great read.
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  • Loraine
    January 1, 1970
    I fell in love with Robin Jones Gunn contemporary Christian fiction many years ago when the Sisterchicks series came out. She once again writes about a group of women who click and become their own little supportive, caring, loving tribe. These five women laugh, cry, hug, and help one another as moms, friends, and sisters in Christ. I loved this book especially for several reasons. First it was set in Costa Mesa California not too far from where I grew up, and this brought back a lot of wonderfu I fell in love with Robin Jones Gunn contemporary Christian fiction many years ago when the Sisterchicks series came out. She once again writes about a group of women who click and become their own little supportive, caring, loving tribe. These five women laugh, cry, hug, and help one another as moms, friends, and sisters in Christ. I loved this book especially for several reasons. First it was set in Costa Mesa California not too far from where I grew up, and this brought back a lot of wonderful memories. I laughed and cried right along with these five wonderful women and wanted to be part of a close knit group of women like them. They all had strong faiths, could be completely open with one another, and were there for each other no matter what was happening. Their were 2 parts that were extra special. First when Emily helped Jennalyn during her emergency delivery, and second when the Daughters of Eve (Love the name they chose for their group.), had the Becoming a Woman party for Emily's daughter, Audra.I am not generally a fan of contemporary fiction; but if I could have given this higher than a 5, I definitely would have. This is an "I can't put it down book." I can't wait for the next book in the Haven Makers series to come out. Highly recommend to those who like contemporary Christian fiction that will make you feel the entire gamut of emotions. ** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Random House through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
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  • Lisa Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Becoming Us (Haven Maker #1)Author: Robin Jones GunnPages: 320Year: 2019Publisher: Multnomah My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.Becoming Us is the most authentic or lifelike look into the hearts of various people who really do inhabit earth. The characters in the story deal with loss, infertility, family issues, marital strife, and finding friendship to name a few. Robin’s writing draws readers into the book and invites them to learn that what they are reading can be like a mirror.Robin’s writin Title: Becoming Us (Haven Maker #1)Author: Robin Jones GunnPages: 320Year: 2019Publisher: Multnomah My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.Becoming Us is the most authentic or lifelike look into the hearts of various people who really do inhabit earth. The characters in the story deal with loss, infertility, family issues, marital strife, and finding friendship to name a few. Robin’s writing draws readers into the book and invites them to learn that what they are reading can be like a mirror.Robin’s writing is truly unique. She is telling a story but moreover she is reflecting the ails of society along with the hope that faith brings into lives. There is no sugarcoating the real struggles that Emily and her husband Trevor deal with, along with how it affects their daughter Audra. There are happy moments, memory making ones and a curve of learning how to be a family without the intrusive or controlling aspects of extended family. Not all families are like this and Robin does as superb job of showing that in the book. There are female characters in the book who, like Emily, have some struggles. The focus of the novel revolves around Emily and her life, while also showing us how Emily must overcome the past and step into her future. Emily meets some neat women, and it was exciting to see friendships develop even with the women being different. Each of the women who befriend Emily have their own struggles, triumphs, fears and faith lessons that become the very bond that unites them.Here is tale that shows society how friendships can be a very encouraging aspect in life even with the messiness around us. I think the author did a great job of pointing to the strength women can gather as well as men when they fellowship and be real. I think many will enjoy the heart touching scenes as well as tears that pooled in my eyes when the ladies come around Emily’s daughter as she grows and welcome her into womanhood. Here is a gem of a tale that I highly recommend and hope that the other stories in the Haven Maker series are just as touching!Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    Becoming Us by author Robin Jones Gunn is a beautifully written story of family, love, friendship, and finding peace! A young family, Emily, Trevor, and their daughter Audra have recently moved to California from their family and home in Ashville, NC. Emily is dealing with serious losses and is trying to pull herself together amidst the changes in their lives. Emily hesitantly attends a small party given by Jennalyn, a woman she met while shopping. The theme of the small Christmas party is Favor Becoming Us by author Robin Jones Gunn is a beautifully written story of family, love, friendship, and finding peace! A young family, Emily, Trevor, and their daughter Audra have recently moved to California from their family and home in Ashville, NC. Emily is dealing with serious losses and is trying to pull herself together amidst the changes in their lives. Emily hesitantly attends a small party given by Jennalyn, a woman she met while shopping. The theme of the small Christmas party is Favorite Things, and as each of the five women gathered explain the reason for the gifts, their faith begins to shine through. This is the beginning of a friendship between the women which will help to encourage Emily through her fears and disappointments. I don't want to post spoilers, but it is such a wonderful story which will be a blessing to any woman who has been through a time of loss and feeling insecure about her future. If you have read any of the other books by this author, you may find yourself feeling as if you are having a cozy visit with old friends. I loved this book! I also have read all of the Sisterchicks books twice, they are AWESOME!Publication Date: May 7, 2019
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  • Dawn Holbrook
    January 1, 1970
    I just read, Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn. The main character, Emily, is new to the area. She gets involved with a group of ladies and they form a support system. The author develops Emily's character and her relationship with the ladies in her circle beautifully. One can't help but be encouraged.by their interactions and discussions with each other. "Release" was one of the words that had meaning for me. I have read other novels by Robin Jones Gunn and look forward to more.
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  • Alyssa Tabor
    January 1, 1970
    I love how God always knows when I need a new Robin Jones Gunn book and how much what she writes parallels my life! And the way the verses she uses are the verses God is already speaking to my heart. So thankful for this incredible woman and her willingness to be used by God. ❤ I love how God always knows when I need a new Robin Jones Gunn book and how much what she writes parallels my life! And the way the verses she uses are the verses God is already speaking to my heart. So thankful for this incredible woman and her willingness to be used by God. ❤️
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  • Jena Henry
    January 1, 1970
    The author, Robin Jones Gunn, has written several popular Christian fiction series and “Becoming Us” is the first book in her new Haven Makers series. Isn’t the cover inviting? And it illustrates a lovely part of the story, that we should “make room for everyone at the table.”I read straight through this compelling and evocative story. I read most of it on a cozy Sunday afternoon. This is a character driven novel and each character is “a lovely creation, a locked treasure chest of undiscovered g The author, Robin Jones Gunn, has written several popular Christian fiction series and “Becoming Us” is the first book in her new Haven Makers series. Isn’t the cover inviting? And it illustrates a lovely part of the story, that we should “make room for everyone at the table.”I read straight through this compelling and evocative story. I read most of it on a cozy Sunday afternoon. This is a character driven novel and each character is “a lovely creation, a locked treasure chest of undiscovered gems”. As readers, we get to watch each woman’s slow discovery as she “becomes.”Emily and her husband and pre-teen daughter are new to California. They married young and depended on the shelter of the husband’s large and successful family back in North Carolina. Circumstances led them to ask God if they should make a change. But, their new life by a new ocean has been challenging. Will Emily learn to “plant the sweet things she loves”?Thanks to the welcoming nature of Jennalyn, Emily is invited to get to know some other young women. As they share their stories, we see that they have some things in common, such as young children and the desire to create a good life for their families. They also have some differences. Emily and Christy are more introverted. As they begin to celebrate life together in creative ways, and share some of their painful stories, they are able to share the path of life together.I especially liked the parts where they each came up with a word for the year. And Emily’s journey was poignant, heart-breaking and real. She learned to hope in God, rather than giving God a “to-do list” of desired outcomes, which is a big thing to grasp. I highly recommend this book. This is the first book in the “Haven Makers series, which is a lovely name for a series. I am thankful I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook & Multnomah and this is my honest review.
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  • Kara Linaburg
    January 1, 1970
    I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE Robin Jones Gunn fan. Her books have impacted my life in so many ways starting when I was only twelve and through my teenage and into my adult years. When I learned that I could get an ARC copy of her new release "Becoming Us" I was probably one of the first people who signed up.Robin Jones Gunn never fails to disappoint to bring a moving story and moving characters. This one is no different.Christy Miller IS BACK.YESSSS!After The Baby Years ended, I was hungry for more, an I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE Robin Jones Gunn fan. Her books have impacted my life in so many ways starting when I was only twelve and through my teenage and into my adult years. When I learned that I could get an ARC copy of her new release "Becoming Us" I was probably one of the first people who signed up.Robin Jones Gunn never fails to disappoint to bring a moving story and moving characters. This one is no different.Christy Miller IS BACK.YESSSS!After The Baby Years ended, I was hungry for more, and now she makes an appearance in Becoming Us with other mothers. The group comes together as they learn how to raise their children and honestly find themselves. Emily is new to California and often finds herself struggling to know who she really is. Her voice has always been defined by her husband's family, and it is both freeing and scary to be out of their shadow.I enjoyed this book completely and utterly as I knew I would. We see Christy Miller through another's eyes, and while I miss Christy being the main character, I certainly am happy to be with her again even if through the new addition to the group Emily. Sadly some past characters like Katie couldn't join (I really wanted a mention), but for new and old fans of Robin Jones Gunn I can totally recommend this new novel.It's beautifully written and a refreshing spring read. Never ceasing to give us real life in an encouraging and brilliant way, Robin Jones Gunn's genius is hard to match.Two big thumbs up on this read!
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  • Misti
    January 1, 1970
    Emily and her husband and daughter have recently relocated to California, and it hasn't gone as well as they had hoped. Their finances are shaky, their apartment is small, and Emily hasn't connected with any women in the area yet. When she's invited to a Christmas get-together, she hesitates to let these women into her heart, and when the conversation turns to topics that are sensitive to Emily, she feels a strong desire to flee. Can she stick with this warm and welcoming group -- or would it be Emily and her husband and daughter have recently relocated to California, and it hasn't gone as well as they had hoped. Their finances are shaky, their apartment is small, and Emily hasn't connected with any women in the area yet. When she's invited to a Christmas get-together, she hesitates to let these women into her heart, and when the conversation turns to topics that are sensitive to Emily, she feels a strong desire to flee. Can she stick with this warm and welcoming group -- or would it be better for their family to return to the east coast?In this book, Gunn introduces a new main character, but several of her existing characters make an appearance here, particularly Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen. Readers unfamiliar with Gunn's many, many books about Christy can easily follow the plot of this book without fear of missing too much, though it's obvious that this character has a backstory in Gunn's world. I found that this book benefits from better editing than her last trilogy of Christy stories. Readers who enjoy gentle women's fiction in the inspirational genre should find this a pleasant read, and will look forward to more books about these women.
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  • Suzie Waltner
    January 1, 1970
    I was thrilled when I first learned about this new series from Robin Jones Gunn. New friends, a new couple, and some familiar faces (namely Christy Miller Spencer and Sierra).This book deals with so, so many challenges women struggle with today—childrearing, familial relationships, marital relationships, and infertility to name a few—but what sets it apart is the way five women come together, share their burdens, and commit to pray and care for each other.Though this is the first book in a new s I was thrilled when I first learned about this new series from Robin Jones Gunn. New friends, a new couple, and some familiar faces (namely Christy Miller Spencer and Sierra).This book deals with so, so many challenges women struggle with today—childrearing, familial relationships, marital relationships, and infertility to name a few—but what sets it apart is the way five women come together, share their burdens, and commit to pray and care for each other.Though this is the first book in a new series, at times I did feel a bit disconnected or in the dark and am assuming it’s because I haven’t (yet) read the Christy and Todd Baby Years books.However, I didn’t want my special time with Emily, Trevor, Audra, and the Daughters of Eve to end.I’m not sure which I am clamoring for more in the next book—more time with Emily and her family or a further peek into Tess’s life.Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn is the first in the Haven Makers Series. It follows a small group of 5 women who join in a friendship, some willingly and some with trepidation. I loved the group, however, I felt the worry of one member, Emily. Her small family's future is uncertain, so she feels uncertainty in joining a group of women, who in other circumstances, would fill a void she feels in her life.This book takes us through challenges that many can relate with. I felt that the characters we Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn is the first in the Haven Makers Series. It follows a small group of 5 women who join in a friendship, some willingly and some with trepidation. I loved the group, however, I felt the worry of one member, Emily. Her small family's future is uncertain, so she feels uncertainty in joining a group of women, who in other circumstances, would fill a void she feels in her life.This book takes us through challenges that many can relate with. I felt that the characters were created with thoughtfulness and love. This helps to make each one someone that I was eager to get to know. I look forward to reading other books in this series and I highly recommend it.I was given this book by the publisher but the review is all my own and my honest opinion.
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  • Maureen Timerman
    January 1, 1970
    The author gives us a wonderful story of warm hearted women and you will soon be immersed in their lives, and as I found I didn’t want to leave.For me it is a reunion with some of these characters, and the others soon become dear friends. Being there for one another is an understatement, wow, even helping with birth, even if you didn’t know how the day was going to turn out.As these women are on this journey of “Becoming Us”, or Daughters of Eve, they soon find they are also learning more about The author gives us a wonderful story of warm hearted women and you will soon be immersed in their lives, and as I found I didn’t want to leave.For me it is a reunion with some of these characters, and the others soon become dear friends. Being there for one another is an understatement, wow, even helping with birth, even if you didn’t know how the day was going to turn out.As these women are on this journey of “Becoming Us”, or Daughters of Eve, they soon find they are also learning more about themselves and those that are a part of their lives.This is such an awesome read, that I want to go back and read it again and savor it a bit more, it is that good!I received this book through the Publisher Waterbrook, and was not required to give a positive review.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    This book was amazing. A sweet story of friendship, over coming hard stuff, and God's grace that my heart desperately needed. Robin is the master at creating 'soul stories," and this one truly touched my soul in several ways. It is a sweet easy read, and a wonderful opener to her new series. As someone who struggles with loneliness and missing have girlfriends that live close to me, this book was a balm to my heart. It is lovely, lovely read.I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher This book was amazing. A sweet story of friendship, over coming hard stuff, and God's grace that my heart desperately needed. Robin is the master at creating 'soul stories," and this one truly touched my soul in several ways. It is a sweet easy read, and a wonderful opener to her new series. As someone who struggles with loneliness and missing have girlfriends that live close to me, this book was a balm to my heart. It is lovely, lovely read.I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
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  • Lesa Caputo
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed Becoming Us, there is something in this story for everyone. We have all, as adults, faced fears and lost confidence in ourselves, just like the couple in this book. It was refreshing to see real life problems and how God can work them out, lean on him like Emily and Trevor, and let him work out the details. Emily and Trevor have moved across the country, with their daughter Audra, to get a fresh start. When things aren't working out financially they begin to doubt that the move I really enjoyed Becoming Us, there is something in this story for everyone. We have all, as adults, faced fears and lost confidence in ourselves, just like the couple in this book. It was refreshing to see real life problems and how God can work them out, lean on him like Emily and Trevor, and let him work out the details. Emily and Trevor have moved across the country, with their daughter Audra, to get a fresh start. When things aren't working out financially they begin to doubt that the move was the right thing to do. All the reasons they made the move are becoming less clear as they aren't sure they can make it. Beyond the financial challenges, they are facing all the things everyone faces, lack of close friends, family is far away, and they are learning to lean on each other and on God. Making a new life, having the confidence to make new friends, and feeling like they belong, these are things we all face in our daily life. I loved watching their journey to Becoming Us, and how being away from family expectations gave them the freedom to define what Becoming Us actually will be. I face some of their difficulties and I enjoyed how they worked together and relied on God. This is full of scripture-based lessons. I loved watching Emily become Emily, away from the predefined Emily she felt like she needed to be. Really an enjoyable story that leaves you with plenty to consider!I received an uncorrected proof copy to read from the publisher but was under no obligation to provide a review.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing overly great about the writing or plot, but still a cute, quick read about characters dealing with real issues and the importance of Christian community for true fellowship, growth, healing, and acceptance.
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    This is a perfect summer read (even better if you are at the beach). The plot was interesting, the characters were lovable, and the writing was very well done. Becoming Us had a hopeful message and left me encouraged.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review, but this is my own opinion.
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    A heartwarming story.
  • Erin H
    January 1, 1970
    Always feels like I am visiting old friends when I pick up and read a Robin Jones Gunn book. It wasn't hard to meet this new character, Emily, and journey along with her.
  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    I felt like this was a much needed reunion with old friends (Christy Miller & Sierra Jenson were my favourites during high school) & I loved seeing how far Sierra & Christy (& Marti!) have come. I also felt that I could relate to a lot of the themes & storylines despite, unlike the characters, being very much single. Almost makes me want to go back and start reading Christy Miller again.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Christy and Sierra...all grown up with kids. I've been following these characters for so many years.
  • Samantha Boothroyd
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful story of faith and love! Following Emily and her family through their struggle and decision of whether or not to step out in faith and wait for God even though it's dark waters, or go back to where they know it's safe. We all have that struggle and it's relatable. Then of course Emily's own personal conflict as God works through them and helps her to become the person He always wanted her to be :) And it was nice to get to see some old friends :) I love how Robin has incorporated our b Wonderful story of faith and love! Following Emily and her family through their struggle and decision of whether or not to step out in faith and wait for God even though it's dark waters, or go back to where they know it's safe. We all have that struggle and it's relatable. Then of course Emily's own personal conflict as God works through them and helps her to become the person He always wanted her to be :) And it was nice to get to see some old friends :) I love how Robin has incorporated our beloved Christy Miller(Spencer) and Sierra Jensen(Bryce) :) along with new characters. Just a beautiful book that everybody should read. Can't wait for the sequel that she's already working on! :D
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    I devoured this new book following a new friend of Christy and Sierra. It was different to read in the first person and from a new character but always feels good to spend time with these friends.
  • Robbie
    January 1, 1970
    Robin Jones Gunn’s book Becoming Us is so true to life and relatable; I felt the women featured were my friends. Emily quickly became my favorite, as I moved many times during my childhood and adult years. The anxiety, insecurities and fear are all so appropriate to the circumstances. Also, she had gone through several situations that were difficult, as have I.I also wished there had been a Jennalyn in my life! Her gentle, nurturing and encouraging ways made her a perfect mentor for the five wom Robin Jones Gunn’s book Becoming Us is so true to life and relatable; I felt the women featured were my friends. Emily quickly became my favorite, as I moved many times during my childhood and adult years. The anxiety, insecurities and fear are all so appropriate to the circumstances. Also, she had gone through several situations that were difficult, as have I.I also wished there had been a Jennalyn in my life! Her gentle, nurturing and encouraging ways made her a perfect mentor for the five women in the group.Reading the story of faith during trying and frustrating times caused me to reflect back over a lot of my life. The idea of the women seeing themselves as Haven makers appealed to me. Women need to work harder at becoming Haven makers and less at denigrating and belittling each other.I look forward to reading more books by Robin Jones Gunn!I received Becoming Us from Waterbrook Multnomah. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.
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  • Nora St Laurent
    January 1, 1970
    This author brilliantly combines fun, realistic situations with characters I instantly cared for, intermingled with a natural spiritual thread – it’s a winning combination. Emily’s hurt and weary family, has just moved to California in hopes of a fresh start, and new perspective on life and family. Their twelve-year-old daughter Audra loves California. Her husband, Trevor works at a car dealership his family owns, and Emily works at a coffee shop. What Trevor’s family promised and what actually This author brilliantly combines fun, realistic situations with characters I instantly cared for, intermingled with a natural spiritual thread – it’s a winning combination. Emily’s hurt and weary family, has just moved to California in hopes of a fresh start, and new perspective on life and family. Their twelve-year-old daughter Audra loves California. Her husband, Trevor works at a car dealership his family owns, and Emily works at a coffee shop. What Trevor’s family promised and what actually panned out leaves them wondering if they made the right move. Emily gets invited to a Christian woman’s book club of sorts. She goes but is very guarded about what she shares. She doesn’t want to get close to this small group because she might be moving back to North Carolina if things didn’t turn around soon. This author has a gift of making readers feel part of this group who admits they struggle as they do their best to walk out being a wife, mom and Christ follower; it’s not easy. They call themselves The Daughters of Eve. Emily was amazed and refreshed to meet a group of real, ladies accepting her with open arms, filled with love and grace. She could finally breath, (not having to live up to relatives’ expectations, and manipulative ways.). Emily was beginning to see things through God’s eyes, as her immediate family was making their way to “Becoming Us.” Emily was encouraged to see wisdom blossom in her friends, husband and daughter as they seek insight, healing and understanding of themselves, God and others through prayer.Family can be complicated, messy and a struggle. I enjoyed reading about these ladies doing life together through tears, laughter, love and grace all gifts given from old dear friends one to another. Blessings and lessons are scattered throughout the story as they usually are in this authors’ books.Themes talked about in this novel are marriage, parenthood, family, forgiveness, hope, God’s mysterious timing and ways are so much bigger than us. I liked that this author naturally points readers closer to God in each season of life discussed. I was encouraged and inspired, by the characters just as I was when I read the SisterChick novels.A fun fact for those who have read the Christy series some characters make their way into this series. I highly recommend this story for a wonderful read and one that would be great for your next book club pick with discussion questions at the end of the book.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher/BookLook. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”Nora St. LaurentTBCN Where Book Fun Begins! www.bookfun.orgThe Book Club Network blog www.psalm516.blogspot.com Book Fun Magazine https://www.bookfun.org/page/past-iss...
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  • Keely
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book so much! I have always loved all of the Christy Miller series & I felt no differently about this book. Robin Jones Gunn really writes in such a way that makes you feel like the characters are your own friends & reading her books is like coming home. I also really enjoyed the new characters. I highly recommend!
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  • Jennifer Harris
    January 1, 1970
    I grew up with Christy Miller and have read all of Robin Jones Gunn’s books. I always connect with the characters in some way and pull some truths that I want to apply to my own life. This book was no exception. I have some highlights that I will hold on to.
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been reading Robin Jones Gunn books since middle school and I’m now in my thirties and still enjoy her characters! Becoming Us did not disappoint and is one of my favorites yet. You do not need to read her other books in order to follow but if you have, it will be like you are visiting old friends. This would be a great women’s book club read as it includes many women in different stages of life and would be great for discussion.
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