4 May 2010

Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn review



A multi-tasking mama, Summer Finley has found ways to handle whatever life throws at her with grace and a grin. Until now, that is. An “abnormal” medical test result sends Summer into an emotional tailspin and prompts her to fulfill a life-long dream of “meeting” her best friend and pen pal since fourth grade, Noelle Van Zandt, face-to-face.

Their blissful week together in the Netherlands finds Summer and Noelle floating down a canal in Amsterdam, visiting Corrie Ten Boom’s Hiding Place, sipping decadent Dutch cocoa in Delft, and bobbing merrily along through a sea of brilliant, spring-fresh tulips. Each day takes them further from midlife anxiety and closer to trusting God in deeper ways.

When Summer finally confides in Noelle about the abnormal test results, Summer’s honesty prompts Noelle to share a long-held heartache. The two friends find they both needed to be together more than either of them realized. Could it be this adventure was tucked away in God’s imagination long before Summer bought her ticket to fly to the land of merry tulips and kalomping wooden shoes?
My Review:
I have loved all the sisterchick books as I can relate to the age of the ladies. I love the way these women have adventures. With this latest book I can relate to meeting a penpal although for myself we had only been righting for about 8 years at the time but meeting a penpal and spending time together is wonderful. Summer and Noelle have been friends have been penpals since 4th grade and at long last are meeting for the first time after an abnormal test result for Summer. I love the adventures they had in The Netherlands and one of the highlights was the trip to Corrie Ten Booms former home where so many Jews evaded the Germans. I loved hearing about the place and it was extremely moving. Also learning about the Reformation that swept the country. One of the funniest incidents is the trip in a wooden shoe on the canal. I really enjoyed this book and the history about the area. I found this book to be very thought provoking also. I wanted this book from the time it first came out but had to wait till around Christmas to finally be able to buy my copy. Great read.

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