Gia & the Blast from the Past

Gia & the Blast from the Past
Series: The Gustafson Girls, Book 4
Genres: Christian Living, Clean Reads, Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Fiction, Womens Fiction, Young Adult
Tags: Becky Doughty Books, The Gustafson Girls, Women's Fiction
Publisher: BraveHearts Press
Publication Year: 2017
Length: Novel
When Gia comes face to face with a past she didn't know she had, will she learn to trust in a future she can't control?
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About the Book


Gia Gustafson is officially coming of age… but now what? She feels like she’s standing still, while everything – and everyone – around her is moving at lightning speed. Her best friend, Ricky Zander, is acting like a stranger, her grandparents have grown old almost overnight, and her sisters have all found their happily-ever-afters.

Once again, Gia is the odd Gustafson Girl out.

Then there’s Angela Clinton, the girl who plowed her el Camino into the side of Paul and Simone Gustafson’s car when Gia was only four. After spending most of her adult life in jail, Angela is finally coming home, and she wants to make amends with the four sisters she made orphans so many years ago.

As if life wasn’t confusing enough, the gorgeous new guy at work is doing his best to sweep Gia off her feet, and Ricky is having none of it.

So when a stranger she’d recognize anywhere shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Gia isn’t so sure she’s ready to grow up after all.


When Paul and Simone Gustafson are killed by a drunk driver, the lives of their daughters change irrevocably. Although raised by loving grandparents, it’s the G-FOURce–the Gustafson Four Sisters Club–that binds them together when their differences would tear them apart. All grown up now, Juliette has become the quintessential doormat, Renata, the self-appointed matriarchal figure. Phoebe is, at least according to Renata, borderline narcissistic, and Gia is on the verge of a major identity crisis.

And now, Angela Clinton, the senior class darling who drove her cherry black 1970 el Camino into the side of their parents’ car on the night of Juliette’s high school graduation, is back in town and looking for restoration. Will the G-FOURce be strong enough to hold the sisters together as they step into the eye of the storm that’s been brewing for the last sixteen years? Will they finally be able to let go of the past and embrace the future, no matter what it holds?

"An unforgettable ending to the endearing Gustafson Girls series, Gia's story resonates with women who are used to playing one role in life, only to find themselves undergoing a sea-change that makes them question if they're heading the right direction. Gia's tumultuous thoughts and struggles accurately reflect those of many college-aged adults. As she comes to grips with who she is, we're reminded to be thankful for those who truly know and love us--even when we hardly know ourselves." ~ Heather Day Gilbert, Grace award-winning, and INSPY nominated author of The Vikings of the New World Saga and A Murder in the Mountains mystery series
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