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