Sisterchicks Do the Hula by Robin Jones Gunn is the story of best friends since college roommate years, Hope and Laurie going off on a trip to Hawaii vacation. They want to celebrate their 40th birthdays together in style. They had planned a trip when in college but Laurie had fallen for her now husband and the trip had never happened. This time Laurie gets a surprise pregnancy and Hope says lets go anyway. There were a few places of stepping back for Laurie because of Emilee (the new baby soon to be born) such as no surfing—Hope took the surfing lesson for both of them. They sailed, ate sushi, snorkeled, and ate chocolate and macadamia nuts but most of all they talked and experienced everything that is important to them. They enjoy the paradise and revel in the beauty that God has placed there for them to see and experience.
Boy oh boy did I love this book. I wished that I could have read it in one setting and I almost did. This is definitely a girly book though and don’t sugar coat it. I can’t imagine a guy liking this book. It is all on things that women are interested in and things that women think and talk about. They go shopping, they talk about hormones and pregnancy and they cry. Though they do live in God’s universe and discuss it and enjoy it—the book is not deep thinking. It is a pure joy to read and don’t start it just before bed thinking it will relax you to sleep. You’ll just stay up late reading it.
I received this book from Multnomah for this review.