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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764222740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764222740
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Gr. 6-12. In this romanticized grand finale to a 15-book series that began in 1998 with Summer Promise, Christy Miller and Todd Spencer finally become engaged, and readers are swept through myriad details of planning the nuptials. The episodic plot introduces a series of conflicts, beginning with choosing a wedding date. Todd's impulsive approach to life clashes with Christy's meticulous planning, a problem that's compounded when other family members become involved in the preparations. Christy's aunt, who is footing much of the bill, is ready to lay siege to every aspect of the wedding, and Christy and Todd must keep her in check as they strive to put their own unique stamp on the occasion. Of course, the misunderstandings are eventually resolved, and all the hard work pays off. Gender stereotypes abound to be sure, but fans will certainly want this episode and enjoy all the particulars as well as the satisfaction of the sweet ceremony. Shelley Townsend-Hudson
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From the Back Cover

Christy Miller and Todd Spencer are engaged at last! But now the wedding work begins. Todd's breezy view of life clashes with Christy's meticulous planning. The issues of when and where to get married seem obvious--until everyone's expectations are compared. Then Aunt Marti, Mrs. I-Love-to-Plan-a-Party, jumps in, ready to lay siege over each wedding detail. It's enough to make anyone sing the wedding-bell blues.

Meanwhile, Katie has some unanticipated news of her own. Her renewed relationship with Rick is developing, but everyone wonders what's going on. Is Rick about to break her heart again, or could this be something lasting?

As the time draws closer to the wedding, Todd and Christy face differences between them that might make married life more complicated than they thought, and Christy wonders if their relationship can work when put to the test. Will they make it down the aisle to tell each other "I promise" for the rest of their lives?

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It made me happy when they were finally married.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "becs91" on June 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
I couldn't put it down. I hate the thought that this could be the last we see of Todd and Christy! This was a great ending to the series. The last line of the book says what we've been waiting to hear for a long time. I think the second book in this series was my favorite but this one isn't far behind. Now I want a college series about Sierra, especially after what happened to Sierra in this book. If we have another Sierra series, I am sure that we will see Todd and Christy again. Maybe we need a Todd and Christy - the early married years series. Reading this book gives you warm fuzzies in the end. I wanted to add, and they lived happily ever after! If you've never read about Todd and Christy before, start with the orginal Christy series. You'll love them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aimee on September 11, 2001
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I've been reading the Christy Miller books since I was 13 years old. I love them. Then are unique books. A lot of Christian teen books aren't good because of lack of detail and feeling but, there's something about these books. Robin Jones Gunn is truly a gifted writer. She herself is a peculiar treasure and a true God-lover.
I am now 16 years old and I still read these books. (I would recommend reading the "Sierra Jensen Series" after you read the Christy Miller series.) I went on to read the Sierra Jensen series and then the finally "Christy and Todd: The College Years". All these books are remarkable. Never have I read a book, or series of books that I loved so very much.
Since this is that last book that Mrs. Gunn plans on writing of our beloved "friends" who have become very real in our lives: Christy, Todd, Katie, Doug, Tracey, Rick, Sierra, Randy, Amy, and even Wes, I make a plea to you Mrs. Gunn not to stop writing about these characters you've brought into ourlives, but, if you must, I thank you so much for doing so.(If something is spoken three times it is sealed):Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on June 21, 2002
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i absolutely love the Christy Miller series. i just read all 15 books of the series over the past 2 weeks or so and i fell in love with them. this book was a good finish to the series and christy and todd finally get married. i just wished that the series would move on because this has to be the best series of books i have ever read. Ms. Gunn has written some of the best books i've ever read. she writes the wonderful relationships that people have with other people and with God. this series is great for teen girls and the characters are so life like that you will actually believe that they are real people. this is the only series i have read that has keep me this attached that i would read 4 of the books in one day. i would recomend this series to anyone that has an interest in reading whether they are christian or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 23, 2002
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This book is amazing! for Christians, like myself, it really gives you encouragement and gives you hope that God has someone in mind for you who shares your beliefs. And for those who arent Christians Todd sounds unbelievably hott and teens can really relate to Christy on a personal level. and hey why not read the whole series! they are all incredible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teen Reads on July 25, 2008
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Christy Miller is finally engaged. After meeting Todd Spencer on the beach when she was just 14 years old, Christy is now set to marry the man of her dreams. In I PROMISE, the final installment in Robin Jones Gunn's Christy and Todd: The College Years trilogy, Christy is quickly awoken from her dreamy visions of the future to find that she must soon begin the excruciating task of planning a wedding.

Things don't start out well, as Christy and Todd can't even agree on a date to get married. Todd wants to wed right away, while Christy would like to have up to a year to properly plan it. When they add in Christy's mom, her bossy aunt and an un-requested wedding planner to the equation, it seems like nothing will ever be decided upon.

It's not just the wedding that's worrying Christy. Now that she's thinking of Todd as her future husband, she wonders how they will possibly live with one another. Todd is spontaneous and unprepared; Christy is a detail-maniac. It seems like all of their instincts and reactions are polar opposites. As Christy stresses over everything from the wedding to her future marriage, she gets sick and is forced to miss out on a long-planned camping trip with Todd and her friends. Luckily, the time allows her to bond with her mother like she has never done before and gives her the space to finally plan the intricate details of her wedding. Christy and Todd have come to the conclusion that it is their wedding, and it should be the way they want it. While this seems like a reasonable enough sentiment, it is much harder to communicate to demanding family members.

Christy's friends also have some exciting things going on. Maid of Honor Katie gets a blast from her dating past, when former bad-boy Rick Doyle returns, appearing to have reformed his ways.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Hunkel on June 23, 2001
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Omigosh, this book is SOOOO good! If you've been reading the whole Christy Miller and Christy and Todd series then you MUST read this book! It's great! This book made me laugh, cry, made me mad, sad, and happy. It made me laugh when they went to their couples party at Bob and Marti's and Todd kept looking for a gunnysack to cover him and for him to be dressed as a chicken and chained to a boat (like Doug had been before his wedding). It made me cry when Tracy announced that her and Doug were having a baby and might have to move to Oregon (it was tears of happiness), also when Christy grandfather died (sadness). It made me mad about how Todd dealt with the wedding plans so lightly, Christy practically planned the whole wedding! It made me sad when I was finished and I realized that the whole series was over. It was kind of depressing. It made me happy when they were finally married. This book is great, a great finale to the Christy Miller (or should I say Spencer) books. It made me realize the purity and greatness of virginity. It also made me realize how hard marriage is for awhile (by Todd and Christy's apartment). If you love Todd and Christy you will love this book!
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Tales of Christy & Todd continue in Robin's new series "Christy & Todd: The Married Years". Book 1 "Forever With You" and Book 2 "Home of Our Hearts" are both available now. Book 3 "One More Wish" is coming in summer, 2015.

You are warmly invited to visit Robin's website at www.robingunn.com. Be sure to sign up for the Robin's Nest Newsletter and have a browse in the Online Shop.

Over the past 25 years Robin has written over 85 books with over 5 million copies sold. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Hawaii.

Her best-selling, award winning novels include the Christy Miller series for teens as well as the Sierra Jensen and Katie Weldon series.

The popular Glenbrooke series features eight gentle love stories and her Sisterchicks(R)novels are a favorite among midlife readers who enjoy the emphasis on travel and friendship in the series.

Robin's standalone novels include "Gardenias for Breakfast", "Under a Maui Moon", "Canary Island Song" and "Cottage by the Sea". Her newest release, "Victim of Grace" offers a personal glimpse into her life as a wife, mother and writer. Other popular non-fiction includes "Praying For Your Future Husband" and "Spoken For".