Title: Sandy Toes
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Publisher/Publication Date: Robin’s Nest Productions, Inc November 25, 2016
Source: Library loan
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Summary: A new season begins for Christy and Todd with a pregnancy test and a disillusioning visit to the doctor. As they try to catch their balance, Todd’s new job swerves in a new direction; Aunt Marti overdoes her self-assigned role of preparing for the family’s addition to come; and Christy’s parents face surprising changes that might take them back to Wisconsin.
Christy misses Katie more than ever, and just when she thinks life will slow down, Alissa’s daughter, Shawna, comes to visit with all her preteen charms and challenges with her. A mixture of excitement and anxiety carries Christy through all the baby bumps. Her hopes and dreams are as many as the grains of sand that cover her sandy toes after sunset walks on the beach with Todd. Christy knows that everything is about to change when she steps into one of the great mysteries of life- motherhood.
My thoughts: Praise for Sandy Toes! This is perhaps one of my favorite books that Robin Jones Gunn has ever written. Now, who would have thought Christina Juliet Miller Spencer to ever become a mother. Truth be told, I have been waiting for Gunn to narrarate this milestone for far too long. Life with Christy Miller has been joyful and spiritually enlightening as I ventured through her adolescent years, young adult years, and married years. A forever friend, an evolving character.
The best part of this book was the nine month journey of physical and emotiobal changes that God allows to accompany a pregnancy. However, I personally believed Gunn strode through Christy’s conception of her first born a little too quickly. Nevertleless, Christy and Todd’s newfound responsibilities highlight their maturity as a strong Christian couple. Never do they shy away from lifes changes rather they place their faith and trust in the Almighty God.