Take My Hand

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
What if Paul did get a good look at the reality that was and would always be “Sierra Jensen”? What is she walked into that living room and this guy, who had captured her heart through his words written in bold, black letters on 100 sheets of onionskin paper, decided to walk away? Time seemed to freeze. “There’s only one way to find out,” Sierra finally told her reflection. “It’s now or never.”

Book:Take My Hand (The Sierra Jensen Series #12) by Robin Jones Gunn, Bethany House Publishers, 1999

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-19
Subjects: Friendships, Relationships with family, Dating relationships, Growing up
Summary: This is it. This is the day Sierra has dreamed of for two years. But now that it’s here, everything seems to go wrong. First her little brother accidentally smacks her in the face with a can of root beer. Then her older sister gives her a full make over in an attempt to hide the black eye. Then Granna Mae starts getting confused and sort of hijacks Paul. And if that isn’t bad enough, when she finally does get some time alone with Paul and those sweet dreams start coming true, he suddenly pulls away leaving Sierra baffled and jumping to conclusions. Her response leaves him jumping to conclusions. Soon the sweet dreams are more like a nightmare. This growing up stuff isn’t all it’s cut out to be!
Notes: Sierra Jensen was introduced in the last book of the Christy Miller series and this is the one of twelve books about her story. Last in the Sierra Jensen series, Take My Hand has Sierra’s family driving to California to take Sierra to college and celebrate her sister’s engagement. Sierra thinks she’s ready for all the independence coming her way. But when her visit with Paul suddenly turns negative she’s not so sure she likes this after all. It’s a new step for Sierra, entering into a real dating relationship. Her relationships with Drake and Randy were so short and they didn’t hold her heart the way Paul does, there’s just no comparison. Sierra’s tendency to rush into things without thinking them through gets her into trouble again when she jumps to conclusions about Paul instead of listening to what he has to say and letting him explain. She’s so eager to have dreams come true that she doesn’t even give him a chance to explain himself. However, the fun part about this book is that after 11 books of hoping Sierra and Paul would finally get together, the author does give us a couple of romantic moments between them and hope for their future relationship.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry


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