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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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sisterchicks Do the Hula- Surfing, Leis and Luaus Await!

My Thoughts:

Aloha!  This is my second "Sisterchick" adventure and I loved it even more than the first!  What exactly is a "sisterchick"?  She's 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.  Robin Jones Gunn takes us to Hawaii and sea turtles, lei making classes, surfing lessons and luaus are just the beginning!  Best friends Hope and Laurie are celebrating their 40th birthdays together in the islands.  Hope has brought along a "stowaway"(she's expecting!) and Laurie also has a few surprises up her sleeve.  I found myself dreaming of pedicures on the beach and sunrise quiet times with God as I enjoyed each and every page with these two ladies.  Hope and Laurie's precious friendship was filled with humor, honesty and love.  I got misty eyed as they spoke of God's creations and how He's blessed them both.  The lei making experience was beautiful in ever sense of the word.  Oh, and I laughed so hard when Hope used self tanner for the first time and later when Laurie and Hope got pulled over for speeding in their red convertible, too!  Sisterchicks do the Hula is an absolute delight- an easy read that feels like a big, warm hug.  I plan on reading each and every Sisterchick book!  Thanks, Robin Jones Gunn!

More About Sisterchicks Do the Hula:

Some dreams take a while before they come true. Best friends Hope and Laurie never made it to Hawaii during their college years. But when they're about to turn forty, the islands still beckon, and off they go - with an unexpected stowaway on board (Hope happens to be seven months pregnant). A little pineapple, a little sunshine, and a surprising little surfing lesson give these two sisterchicks all their crazy hearts could hope for - and more - as they enter the next season of their lives with a splash and with a beautiful vision of what God has dreamed up for them.

Wherever there’s chocolate, there’s sure to be a sisterchick celebrating, and this trip to Hawaii is no exception. Best friends Hope and Laurie are on an audacious mission to commemorate their fortieth birthdays in style. Surfing and sailing, sushi and snorkeling—these two macadamia nuts from the mainland sample it all, unhindered by a surprise little stowaway.

Luaus are only the beginning. The island experience binds Hope and Laurie’s souls together, gently restoring their unfinished dreams. Garlanded with leis or swimming with sea turtles, they join the dance of delight in their Maker, entering the next season of their lives filled with the unforced rhythm of grace.

Story Behind the Book

We lived in Hawai’i when our son was in elementary school and have returned many times for visits. I have a deep and abiding love for all that is Hawaiian so of course the islands were my location of choice for this second Sisterchick novel. The art of hula is an intricate form of storytelling has gone through many changes over the years. Every woman’s life has a story. Every woman goes through many changes over the years. But not every woman has yet learned to "hula". This book will encourage her to "hula" through life as she learns to live out her story with the unforced rhythm of grace.

ROBIN JONES GUNN is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than seventy books, with over 4 million copies of her titles sold worldwide. Best known among them are the Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, and Christy and Todd: College Years teen series. A Christy Award winner and a two-time finalist for excellence in fiction, Robin has also been a Gold Medallion finalist. She and her husband have a grown son and daughter and live in Hawaii. 

*I was given this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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