On a Whim

On a Whim

by Robin Jones Gunn

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Overview

Ever since high school, Katie Weldon has wondered what it would be like to be Rick Doyle’s girlfriend. As a college senior she’s about to find out.In the swirl of Katie’s upgraded dating life, she receives an unexplained bouquet, an unexpected call from her mother, an unprecedented girls’ night out with Christy, and an unhappy moment when her beloved car, Baby Hummer, takes its last wheeze. Rick's new roommate, Eli, complicates things by inviting Katie on a midnight jaunt to see a meteor shower. Under a canopy of stars Katie grasps a new view of the universe—out there as well as up close. As if she had nothing else to do, on a whim, she singlehandedly starts a fund-raising campaign for clean water for Africa.With Rick caught up in making plans for the future, how will Katie navigate her way through the remainder of her college career with no money, no transportation, no spare time and no idea what God is up to?On a Whim is the second book in the Katie Weldon Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310312956
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Series: Katie Weldon Series
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 484,020
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

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 Hawaii where she continues to write and speak.  

 

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On a Whim 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Katie Wheldon is now in her senior year of college and she thinks she has everything planned out. She especially thinks she's ready to take her relationship with Rick to become more serious. Rick is ready too but his work schedule works havoc into making their intentions happen. So Katie steps back and lets things go more slowly. However after a midnight trip into the desert to do some star watching with Rick's roommate and events like Baby Hummer dying, Katie becomes confused about how her future should be planned out.

Reading about Katie Weldon is like reading the story about one of your close friends. I grew up reading the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series so reading Katie's books is a must. I definitely miss being an undergrad student living in the dorms when I read this book. Dorm life is something everyone should experience. The adventures Katie has in the dorms just bring back a lot of memories. I loved the whole flower mystery. I was kind of worried about the way Katie and Eli's relationship was going. I don't want anything to compromise her relationship with Rick. The trip out to the desert, while breathtaking, did have grounds for concern from Christy and others. While totally innocent, I could see why eyebrows might have been raised especially at a Christian college. I do love reading about her and Rick's relationship. It's great to see Rick evolve from the high school jock who tried to get Christy to this really nice grown up guy who cares very much about Katie. I just do not understand Katie's mother. It seems that no matter what Katie does, she cannot please her. I would go absolutely berserk if she was my mom, but Katie handles her very well. She would be an interesting mother in law for whoever marries Katie. The whole story is just something almost every 20-something goes through. I, myself, could totally relate with Katie throughout her choice, decisions and feelings. I get excited every time I read a Robin Jones Gunn book because I know it will be a good read. I really love the characters she's created and I hope she'll never stop writing about them. I cannot until book 3 comes out!
klpixie More than 1 year ago
I've just got to say I'm so happy Robin Jones Gunn is continuing with these characters and their stories because I've been reading them since I was 12. Now I've got to admit, I've always wanted Katie to end up with Rick, but I'm kinda, surprisingly, rooting for Eli and Katie. He just seems so good for her. We'll just have to see what happens in the future. I just finally want Katie with someone who will treat her the way she deserves to be treated and makes her happy. Who doesn't love Katie? lol.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Christy Miller series, and think On a Whim is another great installment in Christy and Todd's story. I love Rick and Katie together, and just about screamed when he finally kissed her! I must admit, for a few chapters, I was afraid Rick would end up with Nicole. I was glad to learn more about Eli and his life. I'm hoping we have more of Doug and Tracey in the next book, and maybe Rick and Katie get engaged! Oh- and I'm also hoping Christy and Todd have a kid soon. Anyway, On a Whim was very good, and worth the wait, like all of Robin Jones Gunn's books are!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole series is great! You also have gotta read the christy miller series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!! I borrowed it from one of my friends, and I read it in 1 day. I told my sister about it, and she read it in 1 day, too! It's a very inspiring book that you will absolutely love.
KrMc0315 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is a good addition to the christy miller series. she deals with love, freindship problems, and good times. this always is a good book to read just as a wheever book.
alisaburch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Robin Jones Gunn's books. They make me feel good and unashamed to be a Christian. In this book Katie is waiting for the first kiss. She gets it and much more. The Katie Weldon series has a strong abstinence message that some might find unrealistic or unbelievable. I find this book as well as all Gunn's Christian romances sweet.
mrsjason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Katie Wheldon is now in her senior year of college and she thinks she has everything planned out. She especially thinks she's ready to take her relationship with Rick to become more serious. Rick is ready too but his work schedule works havoc into making their intentions happen. So Katie steps back and lets things go more slowly. However after a midnight trip into the desert to do some star watching with Rick's roommate and events like Baby Hummer dying, Katie becomes confused about how her future should be planned out.Reading about Katie Weldon is like reading the story about one of your close friends. I grew up reading the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series so reading Katie's books is a must. I definitely miss being an undergrad student living in the dorms when I read this book. Dorm life is something everyone should experience. The adventures Katie has in the dorms just bring back a lot of memories. I loved the whole flower mystery. I was kind of worried about the way Katie and Eli's relationship was going. I don't want anything to compromise her relationship with Rick. The trip out to the desert, while breathtaking, did have grounds for concern from Christy and others. While totally innocent, I could see why eyebrows might have been raised especially at a Christian college. I do love reading about her and Rick's relationship. It's great to see Rick evolve from the high school jock who tried to get Christy to this really nice grown up guy who cares very much about Katie. I just do not understand Katie's mother. It seems that no matter what Katie does, she cannot please her. I would go absolutely berserk if she was my mom, but Katie handles her very well. She would be an interesting mother in law for whoever marries Katie. The whole story is just something almost every 20-something goes through. I, myself, could totally relate with Katie throughout her choice, decisions and feelings. I get excited every time I read a Robin Jones Gunn book because I know it will be a good read. I really love the characters she's created and I hope she'll never stop writing about them. I cannot until book 3 comes out!
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Marilyn65 More than 1 year ago
Good story.