Friday, March 7, 2014
Sisterchicks Do the Hula- Book Review
Sisterchicks Do the Hula by Robin Jones Gunn is a Christian fiction book about long lost friends Hope and Laurie. Hope and Laurie were best friends in college but lost touch with each other over the years. They reconnect as Hope's fortieth birthday approaches and agree to take the Hawaiian vacation they originally planned in college. The book chronicles their (mis)adventures in Hawaii and highlights the value of female friendships.
This book is a pretty quick read, partially because I didn't want to put it down! Overall, this is not a terribly deep book. It's more of what I can a "beach read", meaning the kind of fun, lighthearted book I would typically take on vacation with me. Some of the plot points a little silly, and some may find it unlikely that two friends would take off to Hawaii after not speaking for twenty-something years. However, the friendship between Hope and Laurie was really relatable to me. I could totally picture my sister (and BFF) and I taking off to the islands, enjoying a luau and discussing the appeal of traditional Hawaii cuisine. There are some tidbits of Hawaiian history thrown in, which I found interesting. It also doesn't hurt that I would LOVE to walk the beaches of Hawaii. This is a Christian book, so there are Christian elements thrown in, such as references to prayer and God but it doesn't hit you over the head.
I enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories of friendship and a fun, light read about two women helping each other embrace the new phases of their lives. There are nine or so books in the "Sisterchicks" series featuring different female characters. Visit Robin Jones Gunn's website for more information on her books or read an excerpt here.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books. All opinions expressed are my own.
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