Book Review: Sisterchicks In Wooden Shoes, by Robin Jones Gunn
Read an excerpt here.
This book deals with two main characters, Summer and Noelle. They became pen pals years ago, and although their communication would wax and wane, they kept in touch past middle age.
Summer had talked constantly of going to Holland, where Noelle ended up living, to finally meet her long time pal. But she didn’t realize that it would take a crisis to push her into making the decision to go. When Summer got an abnormal result from her mammogram, the first thing she wanted to do was to go see Noelle—so she booked a whirlwind week in Holland, and took off, with her husband’s blessing.
It was fun to see how Summer and Noelle were nervous about meeting in person, even after writing extensively over many years. And, the differences between American and Dutch culture caused lots of fun, but often embarrassing, memories for both of them. Sprinkled throughout the book are many tidbits about Holland life and history.
I wasn’t sure I would like this book, since I lean toward suspense and thriller fiction more than chick lit. Although I didn’t find myself actually liking the characters (or wishing for more), the author was able to get me to create a picture of them in my mind, complete with their personality quirks. Overall, it wasn’t a bad book, just not my type.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, in exchange for writing an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.