AUTHOR: ROBIN JONES GUNN
Christy is elated when her best friend and favorite redhead arrives in Newport Beach. The reason for Katie’s journey from Kenya is complicated, but that doesn’t stop the two Peculiar Treasures from hoping for lots of memorable catch-up time.
Their plans keep getting altered and Christy can tell something is wrong. Katie isn’t herself. Add to that the ongoing demands Christy feels as the mother of a toddler along with her husband’s determination to not cancel their vacation plans. Nothing seems to be as it should.
The circumstances shift. Katie’s husband, Eli, arrives and the Surfin’ Safari plans are back on. Gussie the Bussie is ready for the trek up the coast to Glenbrooke, Oregon, with a stop along the way to see Sierra and her husband, Jordan. The reunions continue as they spend sun-filled days with Doug and Tracy, Alissa, and Christy’s brother, David.
Why is it that Christy’s heart feels so unsettled? It’s not because of the challenges of traveling and camping with a little one. It’s not because they left Eli and Katie in Newport Beach awaiting their return. It’s the realization that everyone she knows has changed. What does friendship mean in this season of life?
Christy finds out as she celebrates her twenty-ninth birthday with her true friend followed by a string of hellos, good-byes, and many God-blessed salty kisses.