Saturday, June 13, 2009

SISTERCHICKS in Wooden Shoes ~ Book Review and Giveaway!


SISTERCHICK n: a friend who laughs with you till you cry and cries with you till you laugh; a gift from God.


I have a few "sisterchicks" in my life, some of them being actual blood sisters, and others that are ascloseassisters to me. I have never personally had a pen-pal, but do have a few cyber friends, that I have subsequently met in person after getting to know them online. For that reason, I could totally relate to feeling like you've known someone for years, the first time you actually meet them face to face.


In SISTERCHICKS in Wooden Shoes, "Summer" goes to the Netherlands to meet her longtime pen-pal, "Noelle" after getting some not-so-good test results from her doctor. Instead of waiting around for further test results, she plans to take some time out of her life to finally meet this friend from afar...just in case it's her last chance to do so. They have a wonderful, crazy time during their week together. I found this to be a fun book to read, it didn't take long, and there were some funny parts, as well as some rather emotional ones.


Summary:
When a mammogram result comes back abnormal, midlife mama Summer Finley makes a snap decision to relegate fear to the back burner and fulfill a lifelong dream. Summer heads for Holland where she meets up with tulips, wooden shoes, and her best friend, Noelle.

Pen pals since fourth grade, Summer and Noelle have never met face-to-face. Through decades of heart-level correspondence, they have sustained a deep friendship. A week of adventure helps both women trade anxiety for a renewed and deeper trust in God. When Summer confides in Noelle about the abnormal medical report, Noelle finds the freedom to share a long-held heartache, and both women discover they needed each other more than they realized.

Women ages 35 and up, readers of Christian Boomer Lit, and fans of books such as The Yada Yada Prayer Group will enjoy Robin Jones Gunn’s humorous and uplifting style. True-to-life characters and moments of poignancy bring a deeper understanding of the value of life and the gift of true friends. Readers guide and bonus material included.


Author Bio: Robin Jones Gunn is the best-selling and award-winning author of over seventy books, including the Glenbrooke, Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, Katie Weldon, and Christy and Todd: The College Years teen series. The Sisterchicks® series has sold more than 300,000 units, bringing her total sales to more than 3.5 million books worldwide. A Christy Award winner, Robin is a popular speaker, both at home and abroad, and is frequently interviewed on radio and on television. www.robingunn.com www.sisterchicks.com
Win a free copy of this book, by leaving a comment after this post, about one or more of your "Sisterchicks". I'll randomly draw a name from comments that are left on my birthday, June 30. Feel free to leave one new comment each day for more chances to win. My contests are open to readers over 18 years of age, who are residents of the continental US. Thanks and good luck! To purchase a copy of this book, go to Randomhouse.com

14 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

have many sisterchicks- noy gonna write about them but this book looks great and would love to read

A Reader said...

Happy Birthday!

Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

carolasar said...

I have some sisterchicks too and I think I will enjoy this book a lot.Thanks

Carolsue said...

Happy Birthday! I've read some of the Sisterchick books in the past and enjoyed them. This one sounds really good, too!
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Qtpies7 said...

It is a really good book!

kathy55439 said...

My pastor was just talked about needing to have 3 am friends those friends who can call at 3 am when the world fulls apart around you....

Heather said...

My Mother is my best "SisterChick", she's always there and loves me no matter what!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Hillary said...

I have alot of sisterchicks!
Thanks for the contest!

hillary1128@yahoo.com

Carlene said...

My daughter is my best sister chick. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)Verizon.net

Amy said...

I feel so lucky to have my sisterchicks, even though some of us are separated by many miles. Thanks : )

acm211 [at] gmail [dot] com

Amy said...

I feel so lucky to have my sisterchicks, even though some of us are separated by many miles. Thanks : )

acm211 [at] gmail [dot] com

p.aurora727 said...

Hi!
I want to win this for my mom. She is my best friend and sisterchick! =]

hanber27@yahoo.com

RAnn said...

Sisterchicks are a great gift from God.

ruthjoec at aoldotcom

p.aurora727 said...

Hi!
I want to win this for my mom. She is my best friend and sisterchick! =]

hanber27@yahoo.com

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