As Christy blows out the twenty-six candles on her birthday cake, she closes her eyes and makes a wish. Could this be the year that she and Todd have a baby?
One More Wish releases August 15th and this third book in the Christy&Todd: The Married Years series opens with Christy celebrating her birthday. Since today is Christy’s birthday it seemed only fitting to share a letter with you from Randy Alcorn and let you know that copies of One More Wish purchased in my Online Shop will ship before August 15th!
To explain the letter from Randy I need to start by saying that lots of you Beautiful Readers have asked if One More Wish is the final book in the Married Years series. The sweetly mysterious and slightly ominous answer is that I don’t know.
Ever since the first book came out it’s been a write-pause-pray process and continues to be so. I don’t know how many more books I’ll write about these characters. Sales are always a factor but more importantly, I always want to know that God’s Spirit is nudging me forward with the right story at the right time. His timing has been flawless and I trust it will continue to be.
Many years ago my writer pal, Randy Alcorn teased me that I’d be writing about Christy and Todd the rest of my life. I assured him that after I finished the College Years I’d be done.
Randy told me his daughters grew up reading the Christy Miller series and he was sure I’d be writing all the way up to, “Christy & Todd Go To A Nursing Home”.
We laughed. A decade rolled by.
Then last summer when Forever With You released I sent Randy an email. I teased him back by asking if he knew he had the gift of prophesy because as he predicted, I was writing the Married Years series.
His reply made me laugh so I asked if I could share it with you and he said, “Sure”. So here are a few fun thoughts about Christy & Todd’s future according to Randy Alcorn.
Your email make me smile, Robin.
I don’t talk much about my gift of prophecy, but since you mentioned it I now prophesy the following:
“Christy and Todd go to Heaven.”
In case you’re thinking that’s the end of the series, you’re short-sighted.
Next, “Christy and Todd in the Resurrection.”
Then, “Christy and Todd in the Millennium.” This could involve several books, even one per year, but that’s up to you. But that’s not all…
Then “Christy and Todd on the New Earth…Year 1.” After that the titles are set, just like Left Behind all you have to do is change the numbers.
But the great news is this. YOU, RJG, CAN KEEP WRITING ON THE NEW EARTH! Which means that Todd and Christy can literally go on forever.
Love you, sis. You are precious. Looking forward to hanging out with you on the New Earth. Hey, God could even create a real Todd and Christy and we could hang out with them. And then….this title could be next: “God creates a real Todd and Christy and they ask Robin why if she loved them she made their lives difficult.”
In the grace of Jesus, Randy
And finally, here’s a bit of trivia. How did I come up with July 27th as Christy Miller’s birthday? I’m terrible with numbers so I picked a date I thought I’d remember — it’s the day my sister got married many moons ago. (Happy Anniversary Jim & Julie!)