Now that they have been married for almost two years, Christy and Todd are facing challenges neither of them expected. Everything that felt familiar in their relationship is being shaken. All they had hoped for in their future together is about to change.
When Christy shares her life-altering news with Todd, she doesn’t receive the joyful response she was expecting. Aunt Marti inserts a few strong opinions about how the young couple should navigate this difficult season and when Todd’s dad asks for help renovating his Newport Beach home it’s clear that nothing will ever be the same for them again.
As Christy and Todd’s relationship is radically altered will they continue to drift apart? Or will they come through the major shifts with a deeper love each for other and the One who brought them together in the first place?
This book is the continuing story after Christy and Todd:The College Years, which I actually didn’t read. BUT, I didn’t feel like I was missing something so this can be read without the college years.
Okay, now on to the review. :-)
If you are sensitive to a bit of romance or are a little younger, this book would probably be just a bit too much for you……It is the married years, after all…BUT, if you are good with it, the romantic moments are appropriately written so it’s nothing without innocence.
As for the other parts, it was so great! I zoomed through this book, and was actually pretty surprised with how this was plotted. There was a lot going on here, with several great plot twists.
Christy has several God-moments in this story….. Moments when her heart is softened, her mind is changed or God shows her something amazing….
Another aspect of this book that I enjoyed was the “forever friend reunion” that we kind of got, plus, the last few chapters of the book were the greatest and sweetest thing ever!
Lastly, the thing that seperates Christy and Todd from a lot of fictional newlyweds, is the fact that their life isn’t always romantic and lovely and perfect…And Robin Gunn doesn’t try to portray it isas perfect either! God puts the couple in some major trials at the first couple years of their marriage, and the Spencer’s came out of it the better.
Overall, this book wasn’t fluffy and perfect and romantic, there was a LOT of rough scenes with financial and housing issues, but I could see God in Christy & Todd’s relationship…And that was the most beautiful thing.
~Until next time,