I have had several opportunities over the last couple of years to have conversations with different women that have included something like this -
"I just want to be REAL and feel like I am accepted for who I AM!"
"I'm tired of pretending to be someone I'm not so people will like me."
"I want to be KNOWN by someone."
"I wish people more more TRANSPARENT and that I could be too."
You probably get the idea....
I too struggle with this. I want to be known, be transparent, be liked and loved for who I am, not just by my husband, but by my peers. Why do I think it is such a common theme? Because we are women, hard-wired by our creator to be relational!
Robin Jones Gunn creates the camraderie between women that we can all hope to attain and calls them SisterChicks. Women that may not be alike in every way, but are REAL and TRANSPARENT with each other. If we all felt safe enough to bare our souls.....
In the newest Sisterchick book, Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes, when a mammogram result comes back abnormal, midlife mama Summer Finley makes a snap decision to relegate fear to the back burner and fulfill a lifelong dream. Summer heads for Holland where she meets up with tulips, wooden shoes, and her best friend, Noelle.
Pen pals since fourth grade, Summer and Noelle have never met face-to-face. Through decades of heart-level correspondence, they have sustained a deep friendship. A week of adventure helps both women trade anxiety for a renewed and deeper trust in God. When Summer confides in Noelle about the abnormal medical report, Noelle finds the freedom to share a long-held heartache, and both women discover they needed each other more than they realized.
Women ages 35 and up, readers of Christian Boomer Lit, and fans of books such as The Yada Yada Prayer Group will enjoy Robin Jones Gunn’s humorous and uplifting style. True-to-life characters and moments of poignancy bring a deeper understanding of the value of life and the gift of true friends. Readers guide and bonus material included.
Robin Jones Gunn is the best-selling and award-winning author of over seventy books, including the Glenbrooke, Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, Katie Weldon, and Christy and Todd: The College Years teen series. The Sisterchicks® series has sold more than 300,000 units, bringing her total sales to more than 3.5 million books worldwide. A Christy Award winner, Robin is a popular speaker, both at home and abroad, and is frequently interviewed on radio and on television. Check out Robin's website and Sisterchick site.
You can read more and buy it at Random House's site.
I also have a copy to give away too. Leave a comment by Friday, June 19 for a chance to win!
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