Item description for Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! (Sisterchicks) by Robin Jones Gunn...
Overview Two childhood friends are reunited in an emergency room years after an argument separated them. As adults, they revisit youthful dreams and rebuild their friendship on a trip to Paris.
Publishers Description Childhood Friends Reunite to Rendezvous All giggles and wiggles, Lisa and Amy sealed their friendship under the pink ruffles of a canopy bed, promising to be friends forever. They remained inseparable until an argument over Lisa's prom date divides them. In a plan that could only be devised by their heavenly Father, Amy and Lisa end up in the same hospital emergency room years later. With their promise to always be there for each other unexpectedly fulfilled, the two friends grow close again. Amy reminds Lisa of one of their childhood promises yet to be realized--their plan to rendezvous in Paris. Amy and Lisa find a way to make good on their Parisian promise from thirty years ago and pack their bags for the adventure of a lifetime. From becoming unexpected counselors for a rocky marriage to scaling the Eiffel Tower to winking at Mona Lisa in the Louvre, these two Sisterchicks find the treasures of Europe can't compare with the gems of a friendship renewed for eternity
Story Behind the Book "Each of the Sisterchicks books portrays the reality of how a close friendship between two women can draw them closer to God, and reveal clear direction for their futures. In "Sisterchicks Say Ooh-La-La ," readers discover the value of rekindling an old friendship and replacing old, incorrect assumptions with new truth. I hope readers will take away a sense of God's immense plan for His children and His unending grace in every season of life." --Robin Jones Gunn
Citations And Professional Reviews Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! (Sisterchicks) by Robin Jones Gunn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 10/01/2005 page 167
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 54
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Studio: Multnomah Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 6, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Number 5
ISBN 1590524128 ISBN13 9781590524121
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! (Sisterchicks)?
French adventure for two Sisterchicks Nov 6, 2008
For Amy and Lisa going to Paris had been a promise that was made long ago in Amy's childhood bedroom. Now the two Sisterchicks are on the way to the City of Lights. I can definitely identify with Lisa's upbringing. The perfectionism she had to deal with from her mother is something I struggle with myself. This book was a great reminded of how we should go with the flow sometimes, and this is how the best adventures are gained. I have been to Paris a few times, and this book actually made me want to revisit some of the places I had been such as Sacre Coeur (what a lovely view of the city and the inside of the church is gorgeous). Any that go to Paris for the first time should definitely take the Rick Steves book that another reviewer mentioned. I think you will like it even better after reading this book because the Rue Cler area is one of Steves' favorites in Paris. You can even have your own Lisa and Amy Parisian adventure. There were definitely some funny moments in this book such as the stealing of luggage and the eating of other diners leftovers. Read it and laugh. I really can recommend this book whole heartedly for your arm chair trip to Paris and for a good Sisterchick outing with a postive message.
Ooh La La! (Sisterchicks) Jan 15, 2007
The book was just the up-lift I needed. Great humor!
Refreshing and light but thought-provoking reading... Nov 18, 2006
An encouraging "read" that pushed me to remember that we can always grow in the weak areas of our lives. I love Robin Jones Gunn's books and this book is a great success as she continues to highlight the blessing of having and being a good friend.
The funnest Sisterchicks yet! Nov 2, 2006
Lisa Marie Kroeker of Memphis, the only girl out of a family of five children, honored her mother's ban on Barbie dolls and survived a father whose business sign sported his head atop the body of a frog. Amelie Jeanette DuPree, a refined and delicate creature called Amy, moved to Memphis with her mother and Grandmere when both girls were eight. These two young people of conflicting and diverse backgrounds formed an immediate bond of friendship Lisa immersed herself in Amy's family and their refined family heritage. She loved the unhealthy snacks, bedrooms with flowers and frills, Mrs. DuPree's sophistication and Grandmere's floral French perfumes. Amy enjoyed the Kroeker's rowdy household even though Barbie dolls were disdained and sweets were nonexistent. This loving friendship lasted until their senior year of high school leaving Lisa to guess why Amy had pulled away. As young women, the two are reunited at a hospital in Cincinnati. Their renewed relationship digs itself into a deeper more solid bond. When Amy's Grandmere dies, they find her white silk purse that holds enough money for both Lisa and Amy to visit Paris. The older lady's note asked them to meet and thank a special family in Paris who owned a world-famous, refined linens shop. This adopted family taught her to create exclusive, elegant needlework, which provided an excellent lifestyle for her family. Touring Paris forces both girls to face personal fears from the time they arrive at the hotel in a stolen taxi and are entangled with the police department until their last fears are faced at the Eiffel Tower. Both women are Christians and their Paris experience helps strengthen their walk with the Lord. The famous Eiffel Tower parallels a step-by-step walk with God which helps overcome childhood fears. Read Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! as a travel guide to Paris: museums, churches, the Eiffel Tower, and a plethora of high and low-end shopping. The poignant and sentimental visit with Grandmere's Paris family is a beautiful story. A Discussion Guide is included for bookclub members.
Another fabulous entry in the Sisterchick series Sep 5, 2006
Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! By Robin Jones Gunn is another entry in the fabulous Sisterchicks series. I've really loved every book in this series, but this one really plucked at my heartstrings. Maybe it was that Lisa is a little sarcastic and cynical like me. Lisa and Amy promised each other in grade school that when they grew up, they would go to Paris together. When Amy's grandmother passes away, they take the time for the trip and find that the road to the City of Lights is filled with bumps. There are a couple of laugh out loud moments in the book, but the strongest parts are about God and His love. Both Lisa and Amy need to face their fears to fully enjoy not only their trip but their lives as well.