Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Review: Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn

About the Book: 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.

Two midlife mamas hop over to jolly ole England and encounter so much more than the usual tourist stops. Liz does have a bit of a childhood crush on Big Ben, and she has hoped to “meet” him ever since her fifteenth birthday. Kellie dreams of starting an interior design business and figures Liz needs to be a part of that equation–a calculation that hasn’t added up for Liz yet.

Nothing on the excursion goes the way these two friends had envisioned. They start with a village pancake race and end up being held for questioning on The Underground. Kellie and Liz take a wild tour through the land of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien and then find themselves swept up, up, and away in a hot air balloon over the Cotswalds. London beckons with the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, shopping at Portabella Road in Knotting Hill, and of course, reservations at the Ritz for a posh high tea.

A few detours along the way and the possibility of being lost in a London fog of wonderment aren’t enough to stop these two Sisterchicks! Each step of their regal journey is lined with evidence of God’s gracious compassion, and both come to realize that God knows their every wish. He is the One who planted every dream in their hearts.

And, oh, what a surprise awaits them when they return home!

My Thoughts:
My mom has been raving about these books for awhile. I love to travel, so I think she thought I'd love books like this about travel. I did enjoy this read, but it's a very light read. Even though they visited so many places in England, I still want to go there myself! Some of the things they faced while traveling I would say are quite typical of travel, especially international. Like compromising on what you see with your travel companions and how nothing works out the way you expect it will.

All in all, it's a breezy and enjoyable read and also a short one!

Check out Sisterchicks Go Brit! on Amazon.
Read the first chapter.


Anonymous said...

I just reviewed this book, too! See my review here:

It was a great book! I loved it and now I want to go to England; although the book made me feel like I already did.

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