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Only You, Sierra (Sierra Jensen #1)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  597 ratings  ·  31 reviews
From the bestselling author of The Christy Miller Series, this series centers around Christy Miller's friend Sierra Jensen. Sierra is a spunky and bold sixteen-year-old with big dreams and unconventional clothes. Today's teens can truly relate to what is going on in Sierra's life -- whether it's friendships, dating, or learning to trust in God. Sierra shows readers how to ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 1995)
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Aug 05, 2014 Carmen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: christian, ya, fiction
Are you ready for another volume in "Boys, with a side of God"? Don't worry it's not Christy Miller again! This is her friend Sierra Jensen's series.

Sierra returns home from her mission trip in Belfast, and has to adjust to her new life in Portland (her family moved there while she was away). On the flight home, she meets a cute Indiana Jones lookalike named Paul. Immediately this thought springs into her head, "Fight for this man!" (Don't ask me why ... and don't ask me what this means... I'm a
This certainly wasn't the worst book I've read and there were some nice themes and focus on family and friends in it, but I had a lot of issues that got in my way of enjoying it.

First off, I really wish love interests would stop stalking each other in teenage novels. It really isn't helping teenagers in a positive way.

Secondly, I did not go into reading this knowing it was by a Christian author. No problem there, since I am religious and fine with seeing it in my reading. But this book took it w
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Sierra is a sixteen years old and trying to find her place in life. She has just spent three weeks in a missionary setting in England. She met many great friends of similar faith and wishes to be more like them.

On her way home to the United States, she runs into a young man named Paul who asks her for a quick loan. They end up on the same flight and their conversation turns religious. Paul is on the fence and Sierra gives him a come to Jesus talk.

Sierra is coming home to a different home. She le
Pattie Babbitt
I picked up the three book volume from my library due to the cuteness of the cover (Not the one pictured here) and that it looked like a romance. This is one of the times that I should have listened to the "never just a book by its cover" rule, as it turned out to be a Christian romance for middle schoolers. Perhaps people who normally read Christian romance would like it, but it was way too preachy and judgemental of others for me! (i.e. a character offers advice to a fellow Christain that he s ...more
Lauryn Weaver
After a summer mission’s trip to Europe, Sierra Jensen has to adjust to life in a new town and a new school. Her family had moved while she was away. On the plane ride to her new home, she meets a boy named Paul and feels a connection with him. But, as the plane lands, she wonders if she’ll ever seen him again. When she arrives home, it’s time to start her junior year at her new school. Like any teenager starting a new school, she’s really nervous about meeting new people, keeping in touch with ...more
Sierra is a typical 16-year-old struggling to figure out life as she returns home to Oregon from a mission trip to England when she met Christy, thus linking the two series. Though I liked the first series better, Sierra is the character I can relate to best out of any book I've ever read. She's not quiet. She's not meek and mild. She's not a girly-girl (even though deep down she is). This is a real girl learning to balance her life with God's desires for her. While Christy was the girl I wanted ...more
Michele Minor
This is a refreshing young adult book where the teenagers do not worry about their looks and if they do they are reminded about what is really important. In this book we are reintroduced to Sierra Jensen whom we were introduced to in the Christy Miller series. At the beginning of the book she is preparing to return to America from England where she has been serving on a missions team in Ireland. In the airport she meets a young man who is older than her and has random meetings with him. When she ...more
"Only You, Sierra" by Robin Gunn Jones is the first work of Christian fiction I have ever read, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was surprised to see how prevalent Sierra's faith was in the story. The entire story revolved around Sierra waiting for "God-things", or events caused by the creator that were meant to lead Sierra to something.

As a mother, I found this to be a great story. Sierra is a very polite, moral young lady who is not afraid to follow her heart. Her relationship with h
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Only You, Sierra, written by Robin Jones Gunn and published in 1998, has been released this year as an eBook. The eBook format on my Kindle had a few problems. Chapter headings appeared at the bottom of the page and some words were split in two (“ser vice” for example).

The story centers on sixteen year-old Sierra Jensen who is mature for her age. Her maturity, however, does not keep her out of trouble with her parents as she settles into a new community and her grandmother’s
I started reading this book and was amazed at the similarities between me and Sierra, we had a couple aspects that were exactly alike. But there were other parts of her character that I was nothing like, but I was still surprised. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend to fans of the Christy Miller series.

*Taken from my book reviews blog:
I read the entire Sierra Jensen series. It's another great series by Robin Jones Gunn. If you plan to read this, you should read the Christie Miller series first. The two series go hand in hand.
Read in junior high. RE-reading as they are so good. Great for pre-teen/teen Christian girls.
ONLY YOU SIERRA by Robin Jones Quinn is an interesting inspirational young adult
fiction.It is Book 1 in the new "Sierra Jensen" series.This is a release from
1998. It has faith,teenage drama,peer pressure,mission
trip,friendship,family,relocation,finding new friends,new house,new friends,new
room, and finding love. This is a wholesome story of a teenager who is
relocating after a mission trip and making new friends.Sierra,is a real life
teenager with real life fears,worries,stress,with her fait
Julie Barrett
Only You Sierra Jensen by Robin Jones Gunn
This book follow Sierra as she returns back to the US from a religious retreat and her family has relocated to be closer to her aging grandmother in Oregon.
The whole family moves in with her as she is losing her mind at times. Follows Sierra as she goes to a new school and she's sure she's not going to like it.
Love how the father is the one to go to for any problem and it's discussed and then the mother comes into the picture as a solution comes about.
Julianne Bigler
This is the knock-off series to Christy Miller. More of the same, yet not as interesting for a 7th grade girl. Hence, I only read two books.
This is a nice Christian, young reader book. I loved it
2013 i think.
I believe I'm going to enjoy this series as much as I did the Christy Miller series by Robin. She's such a great author and succeeds in getting the reader involved in the lives of her characters.
My best friend and I read all these books way back when. Don't remember much but do remember they were awesome! Probably won't have quite the same appeal. Ow as they did when I was 10. :)
An interesting premiere novel for the Sierra Jensen series. Not sure if I'll read it all the way through, but I'll at least read the next volume or two.
This is basically my review for all the Sierra Jensen books. I really liked the series, it's not just a Christian book series, it also has a great plot.
I don't know why but I didn't click with Sierra like I did with Christy. They're written by the same person, but I liked the Christy Miller series better.
another great blast from my past. I love how these books speak about how to love God while giving a picture of being a teenage girl.
Mar 09, 2009 Annie added it
i like these series a little better than the christy miller series. the girl is more rellatable to me.
i'm not much for religious based books but Robin Jones Gunn turns the idea into a great book
I enjoyed this book a lot. Sierra's definitely an interesting character.
I'm not going to add all the Sierra books, but they are all very good.
this series was totally awesome!!!!
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ROBIN JONES GUNN is the much loved author of over 85 books. With nearly 5 million copies of her titles sold worldwide, her popular Christy Miller series now continues in Christy & Todd: The Married Years. Her novels and non-fiction works have received multiple awards and are a favorite with book clubs and study groups. Robin and her husband have a grown son and daughter and live in Hawaii.
More about Robin Jones Gunn...
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