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Sisterchicks Down Under! by Robin Jones Gunn

Sisterchicks Down Under!

by Robin Jones Gunn

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I reread this one in anticipation for an upcoming trip Down Under. The book is a sweet look at the friendship that forms between two women in Wellington, New Zealand. They are both originally from California and their unexpected meeting leads to fun adventures around New Zealand and Australia. This was a perfect choice to read before my trip because Gunn describes certain areas in detail, obviously from her own experience. ( )
  bookworm12 | Jul 30, 2014 |
My favorite in the series, mostly because of how funny it is. Tons of Lord of the Rings references (I am not a LOTR fan, having neither read the books nor seen the movies, but I found even those funny anyway. Run over any Hobbits lately?!?). The scene with Evan- the- punter alone is worth the cost of the book! When her husband is temporarily transfered to New Zealand, Kathleen befriends ex-Californian Jill. The two women explore NZ and Australia while helping each other see where God is leading them in this season of their lives. ( )
  desislc | May 28, 2009 |
When Kathleen arrives in Wellington, New Zealand for a three month stay all she wants to do is return to her California home. However, after a chance meeting brings her and Jill together, everything changes.
  gnbclibrary | Jan 7, 2009 |
Charming look a couple of American women down under and their relationship as sisters in Christ. Somewhat funny and a little sad. Maybe needed more drama. ( )
  eliorajoy | Oct 10, 2008 |
This charming book needs more dialog and less exposition to advance the plot. Actually, I'm not sure it had a plot; just charming vignettes! I like it anyway. ( )
  fhays | Oct 19, 2007 |
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Kathleen joins her husband for a three-month trip to New Zealand when he’s hired by a film studio in Wellington. Leaving behind all that is familiar in her comfortable corner in Southern California, she realizes that the past twenty years have been so tightly woven into the life of her only daughter that she’s not sure who she is on her own or with her husband. In her isolation, Kathleen begins to contemplate reinventing herself, but before her crazy schemes take flight, she meets Jill at the Chocolate Fish café. Even though the two women are very different at first glance, they find they share a common Sisterchick heart and instantly forge a friendship that takes them on a journey where both Kathleen and Jill find that God has returned to them the truest part of themselves that was set aside so many years ago.

Topsy-Turvy Down Under

SISTERCHICK TM 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.

When Kathleen and her husband, Tony, pack up and fly off to New Zealand for Tony’s three-month film job, Kathleen discovers more than her geography has flip-flopped. In the land down under, comfort food comes in a jar labeled “Vegemite,” gardens sprout hobbit statues, and, if you’re not careful, you just might venture into the Chocolate Fish café with feathers in your hair.

Of course, the feathers could open up a conversation with fellow diner Jill, also a California girl and an instant SISTERCHICK. Together they take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House; hold “hands” with a mama kangaroo and greet her in-pocket joey; watch dolphins surf the New Zealand waves; and discover that, in a topsy-turvy land where “Bob’s your uncle” is a statement that actually makes sense, one’s heart is likely to fall head over heels into a deeper sense of God’s love.

Story Behind the Book

“My motivation for the Sisterchicks™ books came from being involved with so many women who get halfway through life and shipwreck their faith or their families in search of themselves. I wanted to write a book that extols faithfulness and shines the light on God’s plan for a woman’s life, which is always more gigantic and more mysterious than she ever first believed. On the edge of my heart sits a constant prayer for the reader who lifts the covers of these books and snuggles in for a cozy read. My prayer is that she will be filled with hope and will come closer than ever to the One who loves to sprinkle His wonders over our days.”

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Narrator will put listeners by Kathleen's side while she explores the exotic landscapes, animals, and customs of her temporary home. As Katheen's faith in God's love revives, she rejoices in her newfound sisterchick.

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