This month, I’m doing some “fall feature” posts with a favorite fall recommendation, paired with a recipe round-up. (Disclaimer: I haven’t actually prepared these recipes. I don’t do much baking.)
I recommend the Sierra Jensen books by Robin Jones Gunn. Robin’s original YA series, Christy Miller, is very much a summertime read, since Christy spends a lot of time on the beach. Plus, book one, Summer Promise, takes place during summer vacation.
The first Sierra book, in all fairness, takes place immediately after winter break. However, she is starting at a new school, which feels autumn-ish. Plus, she’s living in Portland AND she works at a cinnamon role shop. Admittedly, the cinnamon rolls play a big ROLE in my marking this as an autumn series. That and the fact that I reread the books last fall after receiving them for my birthday. 🙂
Why I Like the Sierra Books
I’ve read most of Robin Jones Gunn’s works of fiction and so many of her books simply exude coziness. With the setting and the cinnamon rolls, the Sierra books are no exception. I really enjoy watching Sierra walk with Jesus through her high school years, building friendships and navigating relationships. Gunn does a wonderful job of demonstrating that relationship with Jesus is the very most important relationship.
And now, in honor of the cinnamon roles…
Cinnamon Roll Round-Up
*Disclaimer: I do not bake, so these are based on my impressions of the photos and ingredients.