Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sisterchicks Do the Hula by Robin Jones Gunn

Book Description:  Some dreams take a while before they come true. Best friends Hope and Laurie never made it to Hawaii during their college years. But when they're about to turn forty, the islands still beckon, and off they go - with an unexpected stowaway on board (Hope happens to be seven months pregnant). A little pineapple, a little sunshine, and a surprising little surfing lesson give these two sisterchicks all their crazy hearts could hope for - and more - as they enter the next season of their lives with a splash and with a beautiful vision of what God has dreamed up for them.

Wherever there’s chocolate, there’s sure to be a sisterchick celebrating, and this trip to Hawaii is no exception. Best friends Hope and Laurie are on an audacious mission to commemorate their fortieth birthdays in style. Surfing and sailing, sushi and snorkeling—these two macadamia nuts from the mainland sample it all, unhindered by a surprise little stowaway. 

My Thoughts: I love...I mean ABSOLUTELY LOVE! the Sisterchick adventures!
I've read them all because once you've read about the Sisterchick adventures you just can't wait to go another Sisterchick adventure!
In case you're new to these fabulous reads, you must first know the meaning of a sisterchick:  SISTERCHICK n.: a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you’re being a brat. 
Don't you just LOVE that definition!
I've always dreamed of visiting Hawaii.  The blue, blue water; the sandy beaches and maybe, just maybe, doing the hula! 
But now is not the time for me to go to Hawaii so I read Sisterchicks Do the Hula instead (the book covers have been redone).  And, yes, it was a far better adventure than I could have ever dreamed up!
Hope and Laurie are best friends and both are about celebrate their 40th birthdays.  
Laurie has the money, Hope is the stay-at-home mom but yet when Laurie comes to talk with Hope all the years disappear and it's like they're back in college together.  
Laurie has decided that she and Hope need to go to Hawaii together.  Hope wants to go but isn't sure she should leave her husband and boys at home...the two are urged to go and off they go adventuring!
I LOVE, LOVE this book!  An easy read with all kinds of priceless nuggets of God's Word intermingled into the delightful story!
Need a vacation but can't go right now?  Grab this book and go adventuring!  You'll be glad you did!

Story Behind the Book:
We lived in Hawai’i when our son was in elementary school and have returned many times for visits. I have a deep and abiding love for all that is Hawaiian so of course the islands were my location of choice for this second Sisterchick novel. The art of hula is an intricate form of storytelling has gone through many changes over the years. Every woman’s life has a story. Every woman goes through many changes over the years. But not every woman has yet learned to "hula". This book will encourage her to "hula" through life as she learns to live out her story with the unforced rhythm of grace.

*This book was provided for review by Multnomah Publishers*

      • Paperback: 280 pages
      • Publisher: Multnomah Publishers (December 30, 2003)
      • Language: English
      • ISBN-10: 1590522265
      • ISBN-13: 978-1590522264

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