Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: Sisterchicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn

I enjoyed this story of the friendship between Jenna and Sue, good friends and sister in laws for almost 30 years.  When Jenna is invited for a weeks stay in Venice Italy, she immediately thinks of inviting Sue to go along.  They will be cooking for a group that is staying at the same palace that they are staying at.  
As they learn their way around their neighborhood, they enjoy shopping for their meals at the wonderful bakeries and vendors near the palace, trying the many flavors of gelato and meeting new friends along the way. 
One of my favorite quotes was from Jenna -  "Sergei had taken me back to a place in my heart and mind that I hadn't visited in a long time".
They soon realize that their lesson is to "just show up" and God will help them with their future journeys. And, I thought it was really sweet the way that they would leave the door open long enough for "goodness and mercy" to follow close behind them.

A readers guide is included in the back of the book, with lovely photos from the authors trip to Italy.
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.

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  1. Melissa, I'm glad you sent me the link to your book review! It sounds like a heartfelt story. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  2. I love books set in Italy. I am going to have to look for this one.

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  4. Another great review. I love stories in Italy too. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  5. Sounds like a great read! I'll have to add this one to my list :)

    ~ Jill

  6. Thanks for stopping by everyone!
    I really enjoyed this book. =)

  7. Hi Melissa,
    This books looks great. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  8. Sounds like a good book to read.
    Hope you have a nice Easter.


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