Sunday, July 24, 2011

Canary Island Song by Robin Jones Gunn

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Canary Island Song
Howard Books; Original edition (July 5, 2011)
by
Robin Jones Gunn



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin Jones Gunn was born in Wisconsin and lived on a dairy farm until her family moved to southern California when she was five years old. She grew up in Orange County and spent her summers at Newport Beach with friends from her church youth group. After attending Biola University and Capernwray Bible School in Austria, Robin and Ross were married and spent the next two decades working together in youth ministry.

It was the young teens at Robin’s church who challenged her to write stories for them. She hadn’t thought much about being a writer, but took their request to heart and set her alarm for 3am, three days a week. With two small children it was the only time she could find to write the first story about Christy Miller. After two years and ten rejections the novel Summer Promise was accepted for publication in 1988. Robin hasn’t stopped writing since. Over 4 million copies of her 75 books have sold and can be found in a dozen translations all over the world.

Robin and her husband now live in Hawai’i where Ross is a counselor and Robin continues to write to the sound of tropical birds chattering in the palm trees outside her window. Their children are grown but manage to come to the islands with their families every chance they get. Robin's awards include: three Christy awards for excellence in fiction, a Gold Medallion finalist, Mt. Hermon Pacesetter and the Mt. Hermon Writer of the Year award. Robin travels extensively and is a frequent key-note speaker at various events around the world. She serves on the Board of Directors for Media Associates International and Jerry Jenkin’s Christian Writer’s Guild.


ABOUT THE BOOK

When Carolyn’s grown daughter tells her she needs to “get a life,” Carolyn decides it’s time to step out of her familiar routine as a single woman in San Francisco and escape to her mother’s home in the Canary Islands. Since Carolyn’s mother is celebrating her seventieth birthday, the timing of Carolyn’s visit makes for a perfect surprise.
    The surprise, however, is on Carolyn when she sees Bryan Spencer, her high school summer love. It’s been seven years since Carolyn lost her husband, but ever since that tragic day, her life has grown smaller and closed in. The time has come for Carolyn to get her heart back. It takes the gentle affection of her mother and aunts, as well as the ministering beauty and song of the islands to draw Carolyn into the fullness of life. She is nudged along by a Flamenco dance lesson, a defining camel ride and the steady gaze of Bryan’s intense blue-gray eyes.
    Is it too late for Carolyn to trust Bryan? Can Carolyn believe that Bryan has turned into something more than the wild beach boy who stole her kisses so many years ago on a balmy Canary night?
    Carolyn is reminded that Christopher Columbus set sail from the Canary Islands in 1492 on his voyage to discover the New World. Is she ready to set sail from these same islands to discover her new life?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Canary Island Song, go HERE.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

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Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Spoken For
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carrie at The Random Thoughts Of Carrie
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Christine at The IE Mommy
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Deborah at Country At Heart
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Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
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Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
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Krista at Welcome To Married Life
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Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
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Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
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23 comments:

Janet Ruth said...

HTML is scheduled, but no book received yet.

IE Mommy said...

Review is scheduled to post tomorrow morning. Here is the advance link: http://www.theiemommy.com/2011/07/25/canary-island-song-by-robin-jones/

Thanks,

Andrea said...

posted, but no book yet either.

Ernie W. said...

The post is up. Aloha!

carla stewart said...

Posted!

Heart2Heart said...

What a truly beautiful story!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2011/07/canary-island-song.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jim Thompson said...

This time I posted my enthusiastic review on The Well-Dressed Branch, my personal blog. I especially liked the way Robin handled Carolyn's process of relighting her personal faith in Christ. I agree with Kat, this is a beautiful story.

Betsy St. Amant said...

Posted!

Deanna said...

Posted with Review

Lynn said...

my review is posted. I will add my comments as soon as I can. With my car accident last week I am really behind in reading. Thanks for understanding.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=8754

Nora said...

POSTED Review to follow Almost done with the book

Nora
Finding Hope Through Fiction

www.psalm516.blogspot. com

splashesofjoy said...

Posted on my blog but wasn't a member in time to get the book.
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/cfba-tour-of-canary-island-song-by-robin-jones-gunn/
Blessings.....Joy

Jasmine said...

Posted! But no book yet!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review later.

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2011/07/canary-island-song-by-robin-jones-gunn.html

Ausjenny said...

Posted and waiting for the book

elizabeth said...

Review posted - love this book by one of my absolute favorite authors.

Brittanie said...

Posted.

April Erwin said...

mine's up.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted!

heartscribbligs said...

I'm up but no book yet.

Janet Ruth said...

Book arrived yesterday, loved it!!

Here is a link to my review.

http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.com/2011/08/canary-island-song-by-robin-jones-gunn.html