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Sunset Lullaby

(Christy & Todd: The Baby Years #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  490 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Sunset Lullaby is Book #3 in the Christy & Todd:The Baby Years Series. These the much loved characters from the modern classic Christy Miller Series have come alive to millions of readers over the last two decades. Girls who grew up with Christy and followed her through Christy & Todd: The College Years are now flocking to Christy & Todd: The Married Years and ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 10th 2017 by Robins Nest Productions
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Alexandria If she has read the others, this wouldn’t be much different! It may not be super relatable for a young teenager, but that could be said for all of the…moreIf she has read the others, this wouldn’t be much different! It may not be super relatable for a young teenager, but that could be said for all of the more recent books in the series. (less)
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Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Well this was lovely. <3 It was a perfect way to end the series with Marti and David. I can’t believe these books are finally over. I absolutely fell in love with this series and I definitely recommend it!
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh what a soothing balm this book was to my soul. A truth filled book about the ups and downs of married life and motherhood. Washing away all insecurities and fears that life throws at you and making you feel renewed, refreshed and ready to take on life. I needed this book in more ways than I can say.
I have been reading the Christy Miller series since I was in high school and to read this final book in her story is both a sweet blessing and a sad ending to an era. Robin Jones Gunn got to my hea
Brenda Nepomuceno
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, owned-read
I’m sorry, but I just have to be blunt: this was the most pointless of all Christy books, A Whisper and A Wish included. Nothing happens - at least not to the main characters anyway. That said, I’ve waited for that ending for fourteen years, so... 🤷🏻♀

It also seems like a fitting way to finish the whole story, as much as I would love to read a Glenbrooke standalone about Tracy and a whole married years series about Katie and Eli. Maybe it really is time to say goodbye to the Forever Friends.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is a very depressing, accurate picture of motherhood lived with conservative Christian values.

Christy is essentially a single mom raising 2 young kids, including a two-month-old. Her husband Todd works full time and has a lot of hobbies and activities, often getting home at 10pm, because he's a man and gets to do whatever he wants while being applauded for minimal parenting effort. Meanwhile, thanks to conservative gender roles straight out of the '50s, Christy is expected to do most (if no
Kara Beth
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-2018
I always leave a Christy Miller book feeling refreshed and happy. Such an amazing book 😊❤ ...more
Nicole Magolan
It was bitter-sweet opening up this final entry in Christy Miller's story.

I've been reading this series since I was fourteen, the same age as Christy herself in the first long ago. In a sense, I grew up alongside her, devouring each new book as I was immersed in her world. I loved spending time at Newport Beach with her each summer...

But as I have gotten older, Christy and I have grown distant. These books will always hold a special place on my shelf, but I no longer find myself invest
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
It saddens me to have to give this book a three star rating.

I grew up with my home girl Christy. I love her embarrassing moments, her meltdowns, her thought process, I really connected with her because she felt very much like me! These baby year books have fallen away from the rest of the series. This book especially falls flat, I kept waiting for something big to happen, but nothing happened. I missed Christy's "Christyness" Christy is not the same without Katie. The book picked up interest fo
Lydia Therese
Unfortunately, I found the first half of this book pretty boring. Aside from a couple of significant events, I felt like nothing happened. Even when Todd went on the missions trip, we didn't get to go with him. We stayed at home with Christy and just read about her taking care of Hana and Cole. I appreciate the realness of Christy not being able to pack up with Todd immediately with her two kids and go on a two-week missions trip to Africa, however, I felt like much of that time span in the book ...more
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
This was so awesome on so many levels. I've always loved returning to Christy's world. Seeing her struggle as a young mom just brings her even more to life than she was already. The ending was perfect. I cried happy tears when finishing it.

Victoria Goodbrand
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This book was amazing. One of my top favourite Christy Miller books!! What happens with Aunt Marti is amazing. This is a must read for all those Christy Miller fans! I got this for my birthday, yesterday actually and I’m so happy to have it on my shelf!
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
“May the Lord bless you and keep you
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you
And give you His peace.
And May you always love Jesus first, above all else.”

Victoria Nicole
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Word Reviews:

Why would anyone want kids?
Pamela Hubbard
Such a vulnerable, genuine look at motherhood, societal pressures, and pressing on in faith. Anyone in the season of life with young kids will relate to this story.
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great!!! (Like always ;) I wish it was longer and the ending continued I feel like it just cut off. Also, I don't like saying this but, I feel like Robin is tired of writing this series.
:( There were many mistypes/inconsistencies and it wasn't as powerful as it used to be. Not as many God and Bible references Oh well. First Christy Miller book that I had to not give five stars :( There wasn't really much of a plot (it was pretty uneventful) and it was a little boring *insert crying* Maybe some
Lena Morrison
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Negative first: The plot was not really packed and there were some typos and incorrect moments. (What I mean by that is that Christy had gotten rid of an item in another book, but it appeared somehow in this one.)

I give this book 4 stars because it is a Christy Miller book, and that character is really dear to me. It's always fun to catch up with her and her friends. This story was well-written and encouraging to my spirit. I currently am at a point in my life where I miss the past and feel
Jessie Young
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What I loved more than anything else was the message to Mother’s in this book. Such sweet words of encouragement for moms at any stage...! I love when a fiction book acts as a vehicle of a message from the Lord about our worth and purpose as people. I don’t think the story is particularly fancy or deep but the message is clear and beautiful. I was in tears reading it. I could relate to Christy in a way I never was able to before. I’ve read every Christy book and this one just struck a different ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Like another reviewer mentioned, ridiculous complementary gender roles in play. Nothing really happens. Disappointing end to this series. Todd remains a non-communicative jerk.
Faythe Shattuck
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Christy is basically a single mom raising 2 young kids, including a two-month-old. Her husband Todd works full time and has a lot of hobbies and activities that he enjoys after work, so he often gets home after dinner and just after the kids have been put to bed, he basically gets to do whatever he wants while doing the minimal in helping take care of the kids. Meanwhile, Christy makes herself think she is expected to do most (if not all) of the childcare, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, an ...more
Maggie Carr
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
"[They] repeated the vows they'd agreed in ahead of time, both of them incorporating the phrase that had become part of their love story, "For me, this means till death." They understood the power of their cow. Theirs was not an airy "happily ever after" but rather an oath to fight to the finish for what they had as a married couple."

"The words don't matter... God already knows what's on your heart. Just tell Him."

Perfect set up for a spin-off series while tying the rest of the characters and st
Samantha Pantenburg
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was ecstatic to delve into another novel by Robin Jones Gunn and visit with my favorite fiction friends, Christy and Todd. Sunset Lullaby did not disappoint. I have been visiting Christy Miller's world since I was 15 and I have journeyed through life at the same time she has and enjoyed the same seasons. Robin Jones Gunn does an amazing job pulling the reader in, finding the deepest parts of them, and filling their soul with the love of Jesus. Christy Miller and her adventures are my soul food ...more
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Christy and Todd have two children under the age of three, and it’s exhausting. As Todd prepares to lead a short-term mission trip to Kenya, Christy contemplates the limitations, as well as the blessings, of motherhood. When her brother David asks for relationship advice, Christy is pleased to feel needed and included in the life of the family at large — even if that involves the prospect of more drama from Aunt Marti.

This book has the same weaknesses as the previous five books, mostly stemming
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was not very optimistic when I started this book. I will admit to reading some of the chapters at the end, and I felt that Christy's life seemed to be falling apart. Nonetheless, I have read all of the other books about Christy and her Godlovers, so I was going to read this one.

It is a nice conclusion and the last chapter is a pretty good farewell, wrapping up an entire series concern. The book mainly focuses on Christy 's ability to mother to small children with help from family, friends, an
Samantha Boothroyd
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
BEAUTIFUL BOOK!!!!!!! Shows the struggles of young motherhood(parenthood actually), and the continual growth in Christ's love... I'm not yet a mother, but Robin has written all three of the Baby Years books in a way that is not sugarcoated, has educated me to the struggles, ups and downs, yet also made me eager for what some consider the happiest times of life.... But specific to this book, it is full of ups and downs... I won't give away too much but the end about made me bawl... Tissues might ...more
Taryn Rai Spearey
A great conclusion to a amazing trilogy! Christy and Todd now have 2 children of their own, and Christy's brother, David, is wanting to propose to his girlfriend.

Aunt Marti is still be her dictator self, and wants to control everything. Christy has tried for so many years to get her aunt to turn her life over to the Lord, and it's a challenge.

Another challenge for Christy is being in charge of 2 young children while Todd goes off on a huge adventure. I can only imagine how hard it must be.

Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book sunset lullaby is the last book to my treasured book series I’ve been reading for the past year. This book did not disappoint. I’ve loved these books from the start as I love hearing about Christy’s journey with God and how she handles what challenges are cast her way. This book gave me some motivating advice and it brought me closer to God because of all the verses and songs I heard about. For anyone who likes realistic fiction or books that make you feel the moods and thoughts of the ...more
Melissa Castor
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The best book yet in the story of Christy Miller and Todd Spencer. I love all the Christy Miller books, Sierra Jensen books, Christy and Todd The College Years, Katie Weldon series, Christy and Todd The Married Years, and Christy and Todd The Baby Years. I could read these books over and over again and learn something new every time. In this book, you really see Christy become an adult and learn to take life as it comes. I would love to see more adventures with Christy and Todd and their childre ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: robin-jones-gunn
I feel like it was a real book with some moments that made me roll my eyes. For example there was a comment about a live story being like a Hallmark movie, made me roll my eyes since RJG has had some books made into Hallmark movies. Another part that bothered me was when Christy was describing her Bible that Tracy gave her. I am 99% sure that she gave that Bible to someone in the College Years on a train in Europe. Those are the only two things I had a real issue with. It wrapped up some story l ...more
Michelle Castaneda
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Sunset Lullaby, Robin Jones Gunn continues to tell the story of her beloved characters, Christy and Todd. Now parents of two very small children, balancing parenting, marriage, work, ministry, and friendships has become so complicated and taxing. But Christy and Todd step up to the challenges in ways so fitting with their characters. I love how Robin wrote this book so accurately conveying the struggles in these baby years and how she infuses the story with hope and purpose. This is not a boo ...more
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was probably not the author's intention, but after reading this book, I definitely never EVER want biological kids. I don't even want to adopt another person's baby. A potty-trained toddler or school-aged kid, maybe. But babies just sound like a whole lot of problems I don't ever need in my life, especially if my husband decides to take off on a trip like Christy's did. Sheesh. I'm glad we got closure with Marti and David's story-lines, even though Katie's "invitation to heaven" that she se ...more
Natalie Barahona Bruzon
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The best thing about the Christy books is how consistent RJG is with personalities! It’s the best. I’ve been reading these books since I was a teen, and I do admit there are flaws in the writing. But whenever I pick up a Christy book, I know that it’s CHRISTY. For over 20 years, RJG has managed to both keep a character consistent while also growing and maturing her.

My least favorite part is how non-dimensional Todd is.

But I love her books. It’s definitely an emotional connect that I have to th
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ROBIN JONES GUNN is the much loved author of over 100 books with more than 5.5 million copies of her titles sold worldwide. Her Father Christmas books have been made into 3 Hallmark movies. Her popular Christy Miller series now continues in Christy & Todd: The Married Years and The Baby Years. Robin's novels and non-fiction works have received multiple awards and are a favorite with book clubs ...more

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Christy & Todd: The Baby Years (3 books)
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