Thursday, January 31, 2013

Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn

Read while home alone? absolutely
Tissues needed? nope
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

Interesting things seem to happen to Lauren: she decides to get a perm and it ruins her hair. She gets a computer and regularly sends messages to the wrong person. Her fiancĂ© gets a job in New York City and forces her to choose between coming along and ending their relationship.  Lauren ends things, and then continues to converse with her new online pal. Eventually she’s forced into another decision: should she risk the online friendship for a real life interaction?

This is the third book in the Glenbrooke series. I haven’t read any others, so I’m not sure if having background would make this a more enjoyable book. The story was fun, but it was pretty predictable and fairly cheesy—I found myself rolling my eyes a few times. I was annoyed with Lauren for a bit with her lack of computer knowledge, but then I realized that the original copyright was 1996, so I was able to forgive her that. Echoes is Christian fiction, so there are references to God, but generally not in an overly-preachy way. In all, this was a quick and easy read, but not one that I have to read the rest of the series.

You can read about Robin Jones Gunn here. And get more info on the book here.

This is another book I did NOT get at my library. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review, but the opinions are mine.

Do you always read series in order? What are your thoughts about online relationships? 


  1. I will try to read a series in order because I always feel like I might be missing something if I don't. I have heard so many stories of people meeting their spouses online so while I've never had an online relationship (in the romantic sense) I don't knock them. I have made a lot of online friends through blogging (you being one of them) and I do treasure those relationships and wonder how the friendship would be different if we were all able to get together in person.

  2. What a great relationships, whether platonic or romantic, offer different filters than real life. You always make me think! :)