Thursday, July 17, 2008

"Sisterchicks Go Brit!" Book Review and Giveaway!



This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Sisterchicks Go Brit

Multnomah Publishers (May 20, 2008)

by

Robin Jones Gunn



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin grew up in Orange County, California and has lived in all kinds of interesting places, including Reno and Hawaii.

Robin’s first novel was published in 1988, and she has continued to write between two to five books a year. Her 63 published books include 47 novels, all of which are still in print. Sales of her popular Christy Miller Series, Glenbrooke Series and Sisterchicks Series, including Sisterchicks in Gondolas and the new Katie Weldon Series including Peculiar Treasures all of which are approaching four million copies sold, with translations in nine languages.

Robin’s passion for storytelling and travel are evident in all her books, especially the Sisterchicks novels, and she has received thousands of letters from readers around the world who have come to know Christ through her writing. She sees this as her dream come true. Her novels are traveling to foreign lands and her characters are doing what she always longed to do; telling people about God’s love.

She and her husband currently live near Portland, Oregon and have been married for 30 years. They spent their first 22 years of marriage working together in youth ministry, and enjoying life with their son and daughter who are now both grown.

As a frequent speaker at local and international events, one of Robin’s favorite topics is how God is the Relentless Lover and we are His first love. She delights in telling stories of how God uses fiction to change lives.

Robin is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Mt. Hermon Pacesetter Award, the Sherwood E. Wirt Award and is a Gold Medallion Finalist. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Media Associates International and the Board of Directors for Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writers’ Guild.



ABOUT THE BOOK
SISTERCHICK® n: 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.

Two midlife mamas hop over to jolly ole England and encounter so much more than the usual tourist stops. Liz does have a bit of a childhood crush on Big Ben, and she has hoped to “meet” him ever since her fifteenth birthday. Kellie dreams of starting an interior design business and figures Liz needs to be a part of that equation–a calculation that hasn’t added up for Liz yet.

Nothing on the excursion goes the way these two friends had envisioned. They start with a village pancake race and end up being held for questioning on The Underground. Kellie and Liz take a wild tour through the land of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien and then find themselves swept up, up, and away in a hot air balloon over the Cotswalds. London beckons with the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, shopping at Portabella Road in Knotting Hill, and of course, reservations at the Ritz for a posh high tea.

A few detours along the way and the possibility of being lost in a London fog of wonderment aren’t enough to stop these two Sisterchicks! Each step of their regal journey is lined with evidence of God’s gracious compassion, and both come to realize that God knows their every wish. He is the One who planted every dream in their hearts.

And, oh, what a surprise awaits them when they return home!


To read the first chapter, go HERE

“Robin has done it again! You and your Sisterchicks will love taking this new adventure together!”
- Karen Kingsbury, New York Times best-selling author of Between Sundays and Ever After

“My only complaint about Robin’s latest is that now I want to hop a plane to England! But combine a cup of Earl Grey tea and this charming story and you’re halfway there. Another delightful tale about women helping women to live their lives to the fullest.”
- Melody Carlson, author of These Boots Weren’t Made for Walking and A Mile in My Flip-Flops

“Sisterchicks in Gondolas is a true delight. The characters shine, and evocative language will make any reader want to visit Venice. Biblical truths are portrayed simply, yet will touch hearts and lives with their realistic application.”
- Romantic Times magazine

MY REVIEW:
Two lifelong friends going on a dream vacation because someone else buys your plane tickets as a thank you - a lifetime of planning and dreaming and then things just aren't working out the way you planned them... but wait - could things be working out BETTER than you planned? Maybe, just maybe, Someone else is really and truly in control of things after all.
I found this to be a big theme in "Sisterchicks Go Brit" to me - that maybe no matter what we think or plan or say or do - maybe God is really in control and maybe if we just don't fight Him, His plans are actually better. You think maybe???

I had never read any of this series but I was thoroughly enchanted by this book and will definitely read more of the adventures of Kellie and Liz. Their adventure in Britain has me wanting to take a jaunt overseas for certain - although I can say that I have been to a proper tea house and had scones with clotted cream (delicious, but it sounds really gross) I'm sure it's nothing compared to what I would find at the Ritz in London!
If you would like to read about the travels of the Sisterchicks in Britain then leave a comment telling me where your dream vacation would be if you could go anywhere and I will enter your name in a drawing for a copy of this fun book! Please be sure to leave an email or I will not include your entry in the drawing. Good luck!

29 comments:

stampedwithgrace said...

I have read and enjoyed all the Sisterchicks books! my fav was "in Gondalas".
I think it'd be fun to take a cruise to the Carribean :)

luv2read said...

I did student teaching in England and went back a couple of years ago. It is my favorite place to go because there is so much great author history. Enter me in the drawing. spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Stacey said...

Ooh! A tropical vacation. I adore the beach, so a beautiful island in the Caribbean would be my favorite.

stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

bigguysmama said...

I haven't read any of this series yet, but I am definitely interested in getting it started now! I love series because you get so connected with the characters! Please enter me to win.

Blessings,
Mimi B

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

traveler said...

Sisterchicks series is wonderful. Thanks for this great giveaway. My dream vacation would be spending a month touring the entire country of Italy. The romance, culture, beauty and culinary delights are incomparable.
bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

lovedandamazed said...

I have read two of the Sisterchicks books and really enjoyed them, so please enter me for this one!

My dream vacation would be a honeymoon trip to Pawleys Island, SC. Seeing as I am not even in a relationship right now this would be a looong ways off, but you did say my dream vacation, right? :-D Since I live in the mountains, I love going to the ocean on the very rare occasions that I am able to get that far from home. Pawleys Island is somewhere I'd like to visit after reading a series of books set there.

author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Gin said...

I love the Sisterchicks books!
In fact Sisterchicks Do the Hula
is what inspired my best friend to
take me with her on a trip to Hawaii. That was the best!

A dream vacation for me involves sun, the ocean , and lots of sandy beach!

Le15307@msn.com

windycindy said...

Happy Friday! I would love to read this book. I can identify with the mid life changes and choices of the women! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. It is appreciated. Thanks very much.
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Nan said...

I would love to go to OKINAWA where my son is stationed at the AFB. Love the sisterchick books! God has blessed me a several sisterchicks!!

Jodi said...

I would love to go to Hawaii!!

Mary Jo said...

Please enter me in the drawing. rcmjrobertson (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

Thanks
Mary Jo

Theresa N. said...

My dream vacation would have to be
England, Scotland or France. Don't you love how I can't make up my mind.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

anne said...

This book is so appealing. My heart pines for a trip to Tahiti. Thanks for this chance.
elliotbencan(at)hotmail()dot)com

jenna said...

A dream vacation that I have thought of forever is to visit Italy. What a great book. Thanks,
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

smilinkyn said...

I have been dying to read this series of books. I love the name! Sisterchicks! Its adorable!
Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks and God Bless!
Kyndra

ellie said...

I would enjoy this book. The series sounds great! Thanks. A dream vacation for me is to travel to France, and Italy.
rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

alissa said...

This series is so unique and appealing. My dream vacation come true would be to experience the serenity and beauty of a beach vacation on a spectacular island.
sauble(at)tennis (dot)com

Amie said...

amleko at yahoo dot com

I forgot to leave my email on the last entry for Blood Brothers...oops

Karin said...

Maybe Ireland or Scotland....

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Lora Lease said...

My dream vacation would be to go to Pompeii, Rome, with all my children, and tour the archaeological sites there. Of course, I'd have to go look through old castles while I was out that way. :)

asyouwiiiiish@gmail.com

Cherie J said...

My dream vacation would be to go to Great Britain someday. That is tops on the list of places we would like to go to together.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book!!
I think it would be wonderful to go to Australia!
vkc922 at cox dot net

Karen said...

I would love to travel but do all mine from my chair. This books sounds great. Please enter me in the contest for it.

Karen
wonderbook@yahoo.com

ladystorm said...

Would love to read this one please enter me.

Stormi
ladystorm282001 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have read most of the Sisterchick books and I love them. Please enter me into the drawing.
serenity_vulgamore@sbcglobal.net

ForstRose said...

I have read and enjoyed several of this series. There are many places I would love to travel or travel again. Although I must say one dream of mine would be to have the time and money to tour Europe both historic sites that intrigue me as well as the art museums and many masterpieces that are housed around that continent.

Melissa
forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com

Don said...

Please enter me, too. Thanks, Janna!
Donald James Parker

Anonymous said...

My wife is a HUGE Sisterchicks fan and has read all of the series so far. I'd love to get this and surprise her with it.

If I win, you can contact alldatndensum at Paperbackswap.

Janna said...

And the winner is ...

jenna!!!

Congrats!