Book Review: Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn
Category: Adult, Fiction
Format: Softcover, 276 pages Skomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5
A novel with a great message - Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes! by Robin Jones Gunn. I read through this novel in just two sittings and enjoyed every minute of it. Gunn tells the story of two life-long pen pals that finally meet each other in person when they spend a week together at the home of Noelle, a American ex-pat in the Netherlands. The story of the two friends is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Netherlands in mid-April - peak tulip season. Gunn makes the locations come alive. I was ready to book a flight to visit myself. Wrapped up in a fun story is a wonderful message of faith and friendship. It’s not often today that you can find a novel with a message that is meaningful. The interesting thing was how wonderfully unexpected the message of this book ties into a One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (reviewed here). Having just read One Thousand Gifts, imagine how amazing it was to read a book highlighting some of the same thoughts - I think God might be trying to tell me something. Let me share with you just one short section from Sisterchicks as told by Summer, Noelle's penpal: “I didn’t know if I was ready to put a lot of my thoughts out there for discussion, but this one clear thought comforted me. The sacredness of the everyday. God allowed us little glimpses of heaven here on earth.” (p 217)
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes! is just one in the “Sisterchicks” series by Gunn. Don’t hesitate to pick up this book and enjoy it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255