Thursday, June 11, 2009

Guest Review and Giveaway: Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn

Special Guest Review from Sally (my mom!) of The Friendly Book Nook:

Robin Jones Gunn has another winner with Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes. I sat and read this book in two days. What I love about these books is that I get to go on a quick, vicarious trip to places I may never go - the Netherlands being one of those places. Ms. Gunn not only takes us to visit the touristy sights, but we also visit the “spiritual” sites as well such as where Corrie ten Boon grew up. The trips usually involve two sisterchicks traveling together, but this time the main character, Summer, went to visit a penpal she had since the third grade. Now both were in their forties or early fifties and they are meeting for the first time. I love the history sneakily taught in these books, I love the scenery we can easily visualize, and I love the characters. They are gals I can relate to. I think these books would appeal to almost all women, especially those who are interested in travel.

Giveaway: I have one copy to give away to anyone in the world interested in reading! Just leave a comment and tell me about your dream vacation. Make sure to leave a valid email address. Thanks!



Brittany said...

I grew up on Robin Jones Gunn's books (Christie Miller), but haven't thought to go back to her as an adult! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention; I'd love to win a copy.

As for my dream vacation, I'd like to go back to London. I studied there and went back with some friends, but I would really like to visit with my husband and explore the city all over again with him.

Renee said...

My dream vacation would be to go back to Australia but explore more of the country; it's too big to see in 10 day esp when traveling with five children.
thanks for this giveaway.


Merry said...

I would love a vacation in Austria, Sound of Music country!


Gwendolyn B. said...

ONE of my dream vacations would be to tour the entire continent of Africa - from the Sahara, through the Congo, across the Serengeti Plains, Botswana and the Kalahari Desert, and the beaches (of course!)and Egypt and O.K. maybe this dream won't fit in just one comment!
Thanks for the chance to win the book!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

My dream vacation would be to go to Italy with my hubby.

Carole said...

My dream vacation is going to come true in August. My daughter leads a campus ministry at a university in Germany, and I'm going to spend 12 days with her. We'll spend the weekdays in the university town, then travel on the weekends to the Black Forrest, Switzerland and Austria. Can't wait!

I'm just now starting to read this series, so thank you so much for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Stephanie Reed said...

My dream vacation would be anywhere my whole family could get together, like Sunset Beach, North Carolina.

stef dot reed at gmail dot com

Book Dragon said...

bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

Perfect vacation depends on who I'll be with.

For extended family on my husbands side: we rent a beach house every couple of years. 40+ people in one house (10 bedrooms) for a week - sharing cooking and cleaning chores, having fun and reconnecting - and leaving for home still friends - is pretty close to perfect.

Just me and my husband? I'd like to travel the world :) first stop? New Zealand

RAnn said...

My dream vacation is a month in Europe, hitting all the sites I've read about in history.
ruthjoec at aoldotcom

Belinda M said...

My dream vacation would be to go to disney world with my son. I think we would have a fantastic time and would make for a great memory

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Dawn M. said...

I would love to travel the world - starting with Europe, Australia & New Zealand.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My dream vacation is to New York City, being able to see Broadway shows and everything. I actually did it once, but love musical theatre so want to do it again.


A Reader said...

My dream vacation is to visit Australia.

Fokxxy said...

My dream vacation right now is to disneyland since my son and I have never gone.


Jewelz said...

I love these books!
My dream holiday would be to go and travel around Europe (specifically France) for a month or two or three :D
Please enter me! :)
joyfuljewelz (at)

Tina's Blog said...

I would love to visit anywhere in Europe, Australia, Hawaii, Alaska....there are too many places to choose from!

Jo said...

Ahh! I love Sisterchicks books, I currently have 2 :)
My ideal vacation would either be somewhere in the Caribbean, or a backpacking trip across Europe!


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