Item description for Tea at Glenbrooke: A Quiet Place Where Souls Are Refreshed by Robin Jones Gunn & Susan Colclough...
Overview Snuggle into an overstuffed chair, sip your favorite tea, and journey to Glenbrooke-"a quiet place where souls are refreshed." Written from a tender heart, Robin Jones Gunn transports you to an elegant place of respite, comfort, and serenity-a place you'll never want to leave! Lavishly illustrated by Susan Mink Colclough, look forward to a joyful reading experience that captures the essence of a peaceful place.
Publishers Description Snuggle into an overstuffed chair, sip your favorite tea, and journey to Glenbrooke ... "a quiet place where souls are refreshed." Written from a tender heart, Robin Jones Gunn transports you to an elegant place of respite, comfort, and serenity - a place you'll never want to leave! Lavishly illustrated by Susan Mink Colclough, look forward to a joyful experience that captures the essence of a peaceful place. Robin Jones Gunn
Robin Jones Gunn is the award-winning, bestselling author of over fifty books, including the popular Glenbrooke series and the Christy Miller series for teens. A frequent speaker at women's events, she lives with her husband, Ross, and their two teenage children near Portland, Oregon.
Susan Mink Colclough
A native of southwest Virginia, Susan Mink Colclough now resides in the Tennessee Valley of the Smoky Mountains. Her impressionistic style, with a "fantasy-like" emphasis on reflected light, infuses her work with a spiritual quality which, she affirms, is the inspiration of her vocation.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.49" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2001
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1588600238 ISBN13 9781588600233
Availability 0 units.
More About Robin Jones Gunn & Susan Colclough
When Robin Jones Gunn was in first grade her teacher wrote on her report card, “Robin keeps the entire class entertained at rug time with her stories.”
Even with such an early affirmation, Robin didn’t seriously consider becoming a writer during high school or college. She was more intrigued by the idea of traveling to foreign lands and telling people about God’s love.
But Robin’s husband also noticed her gift for story-telling and urged her to attend a writers’ conference. That first conference opened the door for publication of devotions, articles, interviews and eventually 15 children’s books.
While on a camping trip with their church youth group, Robin grew concerned when she saw what the girls were reading in their tent. The 13 year-old girls challenged her, saying, “If you don’t want us to read these books then you should write novels for us. We’ll even tell you what to write. How hard could that be?”
Early Mornings in Robin’s Nest
For over two years Robin carved out time to write by getting up at 3am, three days a week. Each week she would read the finished pages to the girls in the youth group and they would send her home to write and rewrite some more. After ten rejections Robin’s first novel was accepted for publication and released in 1988. More books followed and soon the Christy Miller series was joined by the Sierra Jensen series, the College Years and the Katie Weldon series. Thousands of readers have contacted Robin over the years to let her know how these stories changed their life.
Robin continued exploring other avenues of storytelling with gentle romances in the Glenbrooke series, women’s friendships in the Sisterchicks® series and family relationships in five women’s novels and two Father Christmas novellas.
Stories Travel the Globe
Over the past 25 years Robin has written 82 books with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. To her great delight, Robin’s books are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – they are traveling around the world and telling people about God’s love. She is doing the same. Over the past ten years Robin has been invited to speak at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Robin and her husband have two grown children and have been married for 35 years. They live in Hawai’i where she continues to write and speak in rhythm with her life verse:
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the LORD Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24.
Robin Jones Gunn currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Robin Jones Gunn was born in 1955.
Robin Jones Gunn has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Tea at Glenbrooke: A Quiet Place Where Souls Are Refreshed?
Tea at Glenbrooke Apr 9, 2007
My husband and I were on vacation when I found this book in a little cottage style gift shop. I had not read Ms. Gunn's fiction stories, so had no expectations in that aspect when I bought it. It is a beautifully illustrated book with sweet, heartwarming short stories. I have enjoyed this book for at least 5 years and it still brings a smile whenever I spot it on my shelf. I place it right up there with the tea books written by Emilie Barnes.
Not what I expected Apr 16, 2003
I have read and loved the books in Mrs. Gunn's "Glenbrooke" series, and I was hoping to find illustrations of the homes and gardens in fictional Glenbrooke, Oregon. I was seeking the recipes mentioned, but not provided, in the Glenbrooke books. I thought that the characters would be mentioned, or that their relationships might be elaborated upon...I was sadly disappointed. This is a lovely gift book, filled with brief, warm reflections on the author's own special moments revolving around the tea ritual. The illustrations are colorful and peaceful. The recipes look well-devised and tempting, though, I must admit, I have not tried any. This is a delightful book for people interested in "taking tea" with the author. But, I am sad to say, the relationship this book has to the Glenbrooke series is tangential at best.
All that I wish, but may not have...... Mar 19, 2003
Do you long for the porch swing, but don't have the porch? Do you love beautiful gardens, but, like me, are an inept gardner? Do you need just a miniscule time of refreshment? May I recommend Robin Jones Gunn's book, TEA AT GLENBROOKE? This is a lovely book to both have and to give. I gave myself this book as as Christmas present. Now, I plan on giving this book to my friends who need that brief moment of escape into the peaceful world found in this book. The musings, the artwork, and the recipes offer something for all. To those who buy it, may I just say: "Enjoy!"
A wonderful book Sep 28, 2002
This attractive little book is so wonderfully eclectic! It represents the author's idea of what it's like when women come together over a cup of tea. Well, as a fan of tea and tearooms, I can tell you that tea brings this out in all of us!
Anyway, this book is a wonderful collection of poems, recipes, and touching musings and anecdotes. All of this is complemented by the charming watercolor illustrations by Susan Mink Colclough. This is a wonderful book, one that you should read outside, on a sunny day, with a cup of Earl Grey in your hand!
A wonderful retreat Dec 4, 2001
I read "Tea at Glenbrooke" on an airplane and stepped off that plane filled and refreshed. Robin's poetic writing is the perfect gift for your friends or you.