Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Book Review--Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes

     I was very excited to get to read and review Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes, because it was written by one of my favorite authors, Robin Jones Gunn.  As a teenager I waited impatiently for each book in her Christy Miller series to come out.  In my early 20s I did the same with her Glenbrooke series. I resisted reading any of the books in her Sisterchicks series because the characters are in a different season of their lives than I am, but decided to give this one a try.
     The main character, Summer, gets an "abnormal" test result back from the Doctor and decides to live in denial for an extra week and go visit her long time pen-pal, Noelle, in the Netherlands.  The two ladies embark on a few crazy adventures while siteseeing that leave them and the reader laughing.  Robin Jones Gunn doesn't write her books on a shallow level though and throughout the book we see the characters help each other learn more about themselves (isn't it true that sometimes we know things about close friends/family that they haven't realized about themselves?) and more about trusting God at a deeper level.
    Although I won’t be rushing out to find other books from this series, I enjoyed reading this book.  I like how the characters seem like real people that I could sit down and hang out with and how they are struggling with real issues.  I also like how the author digs deep and uses her books to help the reader grow as the characters in the book grow.

To buy this book check out these links:
Family Christian Stores

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The review is my honest opinion of the book.

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