Book Review by my Wife, Rhonda:
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn
What a delightful read! Thank you for addressing "real life"... relationships, unexpected circumstances, healthy marriages, Godly homes, denial, forgiveness and restoration. I especially enjoyed Summer and Noelle's unplanned adventures. Can't you just picture them floating down the canal in a over-sized yellow wooden shoe. I appreciated being reminded that my list of "what ifs" needs to include positive outcomes as well as the negative outcomes that so readily come to mind. I HIGHLY recommend this book and I will pass my personal copy around to my group of girlfriends (known as yada yadas).
The official review goes like this...
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.
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. http://www.robingunn.com/ http://www.sisterchicks.com/