Item description for Sisterchicks in Sombreros (Sisterchicks) by Robin Jones Gunn...
Overview When two sisters embark on an adventure to claim beachfront property in Mexico they inherit, the true gift is that they are reconnected as sisters and discover that everything that happened along the way was part of God's plan.
Publishers Description Two Canadian sisters inherit beachfront property in Mexico and take off on an adventure to claim their inheritance. They travel opulently by cruise ship to Ensenada and survive a rocky trip through Baja California, only to be shocked when they arrive in San Felipe. Their beachfront property is, indeed, on the beach, but the "structure" is a cement slab and the Airstream trailer their uncle parked on the property in the early 1960s With the help of a few locals, the Canadian cuties figure out what to do with their less-than-desirable legacy. The true gift, they find, is that they are reconnected as sisters and discover that everything that happened along the way was part of God's plan. "Say Ole the Sisterchick Way " 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. Canadian sisters Melanie and Joanne are stunned to hear they've inherited their uncle's beachfront summerhouse in Mexico. With a snap, a trip is planned: They'll travel opulently by cruise ship to Ensenada, zip over to San Felipe, sign a few papers at the bank, and the tropical hideaway will be theirs. What they don't expect is a spa treatment gone loco, snails and cactus on their dinner plates, risky ocean dips, a cross-country desert drive, a dishy doctor, or a Federale who doesn't speak English Fortunately, some problems really can be solved with coconut cake and, if necessary, a water fight. The beachfront property--and what it takes to get them there--becomes a gift beyond their wildest wishes as these Sisterchicks relinquish themselves to the dreams God has for them...all under the sombrero of His grace. Story Behind the Book A year ago in July, an associate from my publishing house walked up to my friend and I and said, "You need to go on a cruise." She grinned and told us that she had a cruise package she couldn't use and it would be her delight to see my editor and me go to Mexico on a Sisterchick adventure. After we got over the shock, we gratefully made arrangements to go cruisin' in December. What a time we had Was it research or was it recharging of our creative efforts? Both The result is the third Sisterchicks novel, "Sisterchicks in Sombreros" I love it when God does His God things. His eye is on the sparrow, or in this case, Robin and her Sisterchick friend
Citations And Professional Reviews Sisterchicks in Sombreros (Sisterchicks) by Robin Jones Gunn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 08/23/2004
Library Journal - 09/01/2004 page 134
Romantic Times - 11/01/2004 page 69
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Studio: Multnomah Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Number 3
ISBN 159052229X ISBN13 9781590522295
Availability 0 units.
More About Robin Jones Gunn
When Robin Jones Gunn was in first grade her teacher wrote on her report card, “Robin keeps the entire class entertained at rug time with her stories.”
Even with such an early affirmation, Robin didn’t seriously consider becoming a writer during high school or college. She was more intrigued by the idea of traveling to foreign lands and telling people about God’s love.
But Robin’s husband also noticed her gift for story-telling and urged her to attend a writers’ conference. That first conference opened the door for publication of devotions, articles, interviews and eventually 15 children’s books.
While on a camping trip with their church youth group, Robin grew concerned when she saw what the girls were reading in their tent. The 13 year-old girls challenged her, saying, “If you don’t want us to read these books then you should write novels for us. We’ll even tell you what to write. How hard could that be?”
Early Mornings in Robin’s Nest
For over two years Robin carved out time to write by getting up at 3am, three days a week. Each week she would read the finished pages to the girls in the youth group and they would send her home to write and rewrite some more. After ten rejections Robin’s first novel was accepted for publication and released in 1988. More books followed and soon the Christy Miller series was joined by the Sierra Jensen series, the College Years and the Katie Weldon series. Thousands of readers have contacted Robin over the years to let her know how these stories changed their life.
Robin continued exploring other avenues of storytelling with gentle romances in the Glenbrooke series, women’s friendships in the Sisterchicks® series and family relationships in five women’s novels and two Father Christmas novellas.
Stories Travel the Globe
Over the past 25 years Robin has written 82 books with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. To her great delight, Robin’s books are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – they are traveling around the world and telling people about God’s love. She is doing the same. Over the past ten years Robin has been invited to speak at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Robin and her husband have two grown children and have been married for 35 years. They live in Hawai’i where she continues to write and speak in rhythm with her life verse:
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the LORD Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24.
Robin Jones Gunn currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Robin Jones Gunn was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sisterchicks in Sombreros (Sisterchicks)?
Hola! Sep 26, 2008
This is the perfect chick lit to have on hand when the reader just wants to relax and enjoy a funny story. Two "almost twins"--sisters who were born so close together that folks always asked if they were twins--share a space of time thanks to the gift of a cruise from their wealthy aunt. They move from the luxury of being platinum card members, who receive VIP treatment on a cruise ship, to a Mexican hovel with no electricity or running water, and meet Rosa, who knows the definition of graciousness.
The sisters cannot speak Spanish, and the Mexicans cannot speak English, but they manage. They end up appreciating the good things that they have always had. The trip moves them closer to each other and closer to God. There were a few times in the story that I held my breath, hoping that the story did not stray from its lighthearted track. Not to worry; the author knows how to handle an enjoyable tale.
Never having been on a cruise, I learned a good deal about the luxury of taking a cruise to Mexico. For me, this certainly was a bonus. The characters enjoy their trip and so did I.
Mexico adventure Sep 21, 2008
I am so glad I found the sisterchick books. As someone who has a really bad case of wanderlust, I love to read of other people's travel adventures. Also, there is always an uplifting message. This one is no exception. I truly enjoyed the story of Melanie and Joanne's cruise/vehicle adventure to claim property from their deceased Uncle Harlan. It all starts with a first class cruise and ends the same with the exception of an "extra fishy passenger" on board. In the middle is a jeep ride through Baja, and truly heart warming love story along with coconut cake. In my opinion, this was much better than the second book that took place in Hawaii, and was definitely as good as the very first book. I am currently reading the fourth in the series, and it seems to be a winner so far. Love, love, love this one. I have to recommend this to all those Sisterchicks out there looking for an adventure!
Great! Jul 10, 2007
I got this for my birthday and finished it in about two weeks (reading for a while before bed each night). I loved it. I need to share it with a friend and see if she wants to be my 'sisterchick'.
3rd book more chick-lit, but still good Jul 15, 2006
Sisterchicks in Sombreros by Robin Jones Gunn is the 3rd installment in this series. One of the great things about this series is that the stories really aren't related so you can read them in any order and not miss anything, but I enjoyed the reference to book #2 in this one. Melanie and Joanne are sisters who have lost touch with each other and in some ways themselves until their uncle leaves them beachfront property in Mexico that they must visit in order to inherit. The trip takes them on a cruise ship, driving across Baja, and into more scrapes than they ever thought they could handle. The message of the book is surrender. Surrender to God, surrender control, and surrender our expectations in order to really fully experience life. The message is powerful, and I really enjoyed the read, but I felt this book was more chick-lit (no pun intended) than the previous two which had deeper themes. It's still a winner!
Love Sisterchicks! Dec 20, 2005
I love all the sisterchick books. I hope i have adventures like that when i turn into my 40's. (although that won't be for another 20 years or so!).
I loved how Robin Jones Gunn always inserts characters or plots from the Christy Miller series into her books. For the casual reader it's nothing special, but for those who grew up reading Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen it's a treat to see old friends. So that's why I was pleasantly surprised to see christy's aunt and uncle, Marti and Bob, on the cruise ship with Melanie and Joanne. I didn't recognize them at first b/c he was called Robert. But then it was like ..DUH!