The fifth book in Robin Jones Gunn's Glenbrooke Series, "Clouds," is such a great addition to this series! I read it so quickly and enjoyed the story so much! Shelly has to move back home as things are not going quite as planned with her job. As soon as she returns home she is filled with memories of Jonathan, a boy whom lived next door and a boy whom she fell in love with. Not only is Shelly trying to sort things out financially, she is now dealing with issues of the heart as she cannot get Jonathan out of her mind and heart and discovers that she really does love him. On a trip to Germany, Shelly suddenly discovers Jonathan is there as well! After many years of not seeing each other, the day they once again have contact is that same day that Jonathan's engagement is announced, his engagement to another woman. Is it too late for Jonathan and Shelly or is this part of God's plan for them?
I have fallen in love with this series - the town, the characters and the stories! I love that the characters from the previous novels all play roles in the later books. I think Shelly is one of my favorite characters so far in the series. Shelly is so easy for readers to relate to as she is dealing with common, everyday issues with her job, money, having to move back home, trying to figure out whether to move ahead or wait. I highly recommend this book and series, believe me once you visit Glenbrooke you will not want to leave!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah publishing company in exchange for a honest review.*