Special News Featuring Robin Jones Gunn

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Special News Featuring Robin Jones Gunn

I don’t think I can describe how surprised and touched I was last Christmas when Robin Jones Gunn invited me to read an early copy of Being Known, her latest novel, and share my thoughts for endorsement. Countless times as a teenager, I scanned the spines of her novels lined up on my bookshelf imagining what my future would be. Would it be as romantic, adventurous, and meaningful as the books I loved so much?



Never could I have imagined that one day my name—my thoughts—would be included in one of Robin’s novels. But guess what?! It really did happen!! As I write this, my copy is beside me. And there’s my name. My words. Right on the first page. <3



“Robin captures the complexities of friendship, longing, and marriage relationships so realistically. Reading this book was like sitting down with a best friend for a much-needed conversation. I came away inspired and heartened.”

I meant every word.



Being Known

Back Cover:

After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, adjusting to life with a new baby, and helping her husband, Joel, work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she’d processed her mother’s death, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovely new home, and a husband who is always working does she feel the full impact of what she has lost.


Even among her sweet circle of friends, the Haven Makers, grief silently overwhelms Jennalyn, until an unexpected encounter allows her to express herself in ways she hasn’t fully been able to with her husband. Even though Christy, Sierra, Emily, and Tess provide a soft place to land in times of tension, Jennalyn remains guarded, especially when Tess reveals she is tangled emotionally in a relationship that was thorny from the start.


Will the two women open up and remain honest with the others in their Haven Makers group? Or will their hesitation to truly be known, faults and all, keep them from holding on to the friendships that have been the sweetest gift during this season of life?


Thank you for sharing in my joy at getting to be a small part of such a wonderful book. Have you read a Robin Jones Gunn book? Which is your favorite?


Happy reading!!



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