Monday, June 8, 2009

Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes (Review and Giveaway!)

by Robin Jones Gunn
Multnomah, 2009

Having read all of the Sisterchicks books to date, I was excited to see that Gunn had penned a new installment. Once again, she doesn't disappoint, but delivers a solid Christian chick-lit novel.

The story's protagonist, Summer, receives news that a mammogram test has revealed some abnormality. Given that her mother had died of breast cancer, the news sends Summer into a panic. To delay the biopsy, Summer decides on the spur of the moment to visit her pen pal, Noelle, for a week in the Netherlands.

As in all the Sisterchicks books, the main characters tour an exotic location (in this case, Holland), allowing the reader a vicarious travel experience. This is one of the things I enjoy about the books, since I have yet to travel outside of North America. The other thing I like is how Gunn weaves scripture and spiritual ideas throughout the text so that the characters come to new understandings and ways of thinking. She is not at all heavy-handed or preachy in her approach, the effect is subtle and natural. In Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes, Summer comes to realize that she can relinquish her own attempts to control and trust God for her future. Noelle also finds Summer's visit helpful in dealing with an unresolved issue from her past.

You can go to the Random House website to buy a copy of the book, or why not leave a comment on my blog before June 15? For the first time ever, I am offering a giveaway. I will make a random draw on June 16. Make sure you leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner!


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, I've heard good things about this book. It's making the cyber rounds.

Please enter me in the drawing. I haven't read any of the Sisterchicks books yet. But it sounds like I must.

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Oh! Count me in please :)
I've only read one of the Sisterchick books but I really enjoyed it. I'm trying to find time to read the others.

Kimber said...

OOH! Pick me! Pick me!

Never heard of this series but it sounds promising - especially with the travel bits.

I tried to leave a comment yesterday but it's really hard to type one-handed while nursing. 0:

see ya

Lori said...

Hi Susan
I too don't know this series but it does indeed sound interesting. Count me in on the draw. Are they appropriate for Maggie?

Susan said...

No problem at all for Maggie, Lori, though they're also classified as boomer lit. Squeaky clean! :)

Amy Dobson said...

Interesting. I should like to be in on the draw, too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Sisterchicks series would be a good time investment....some of the other books you reviewed sound good as well! Thanks Susan!

Grace said...

The Chickbooks sound very interesting!
Thanks, Susan for including me in the draw.