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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sisterchicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn


My Thoughts:

I spent the weekend in Venice.  Well, after reading Sisterchicks in Gondolas, I really feel like I was there!  This is the first book that I've read by Robin Jones Gunn and it certainly won't be my last.  She has gone right to the top of my list of favorite new (to me) authors.  Sisterchicks in Gondolas tells the adventures of Jenna and Sue, friends and sisters-in law, who have been invited to Italy as cooks for a retreat.  Needing an escape from real life they take the plunge and accept the challenge!  Sleeping under the stars, battling the language barrier, mattress surfing, and chatting with "flirty" gondoliers are only a few of their escapades.  Along the way, they are blessed by new friendships, heartfelt talks, freshly made bacis (and lots of gelato!) and all the sights and sounds of Venice.  Throughout the book they feel God's presence and direction in their lives.  I loved how the author was able to write such an entertaining book and also incorporate a precious message to the readers.  This is it- Sometimes we "just need to show up" and watch for God's goodness and mercy to follow close behind.:)  I cannot wait to read my next Sisterchicks adventure!  

*Christianbook.com (link above) has Sisterchicks in Gondolas on sale right now for only $2.99!*

*I was given a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

2 comments:

Jerelene said...

This one sounds really good! I especially love reading about somewhere I've actually been. I was there with the orchestra I was playing with as a teenager. I got to ride in a gondola even! It was beautiful!! My favorites were London and France though..I'm not a huge water fan..beach maybe..but not surrounded by water like they are :) Love how you get to read and critique books..totally awesome!! Love & Hugs, Jerelene

Tristan said...

catching up on the book reviews! this one sounds fun!!