“Clouds” is the fifth novel in The Glenbrooke Series by Robin Jones Gunn, published by Multnomah Books. Shelly Graham and Jonathan Renfield grew up next door to each other and were fast friends. They even rigged a bucket on a rope between their upstairs bedrooms to send things back and forth to each other. Shelly grew up wanting to see the world and decided that she would be an airline hostess. Jonathan intended to go to college and because he was a little older than Shelly, was scheduled to leave home first. During their last conversation together, something went very wrong and both did not speak to each other again before they parted ways to begin their lives away from home.
Shelly fell victim to the financial crunch and was transferred from her dream job in L.A. to the SeaTac airport in Seattle/Tacoma Washington. She moved back into her parents’ home for a while before sharing an apartment with her sister. She never forgot Jonathan and always wondered what happened to him. She and her sister Meri went to Germany to check on a Christian Camp in order to start a similar one back at home. Shelly and Meri found that Jonathan was a part of this Christian Camp. Now it’s up to the two of them whether or not their friendship continues or founders.
Although I enjoyed this book, it is not one of my favorites. It is a sweet story and totally believable. I think the story shows how even though you might have your life planned out in your dreams, Gods plan for you happens anyway.
I received a free print copy of this book in return for my honest review from the publisher, MultNomah Books. The opinions expressed here are my own.