I recently read Sisterchicks on the Loose.
Here are my impressions of the story!
It is certainly a decent read that is very realistic . I think we could all find
people in our own lives that we relate to like the characters. Most of us have
over the top friends like Penny. I’m more like Sharon who is more quiet and
doesn’t really question her position in life until she takes her trip of a
lifetime with Penny.
I thought the character of the grandmother (Gloria)
was slightly obnoxious though I know people like her as well. I think she was a
little over the top, I do realize this was a Christian fiction work , but I
don’t know that realistically Sharon would have been able to hold her tongue
every time Gloria attacked her, after all she is only human. But hey if we are
going to hope for something good we can hope people who get attacked like Sharon
are able to hold their tongues, that is what God would prefer. Most people like
Gloria’s character are hurting enough that they don’t need anyone else to react
to them out of anger anyway because that just adds to it.
I like how
Sharon’s eyes were opened when she took the trip with her dear friend
This book was authentic in a way you don’t see much of anymore, I
mean sure a lot of us won’t take a trip of a lifetime with our best friends, but
we can at least relate and also dream of taking that trip. The Christianity in
the book was also nice, a subtle reminder that we all struggle with things in
our lives and that no one is perfect no matter what it might seem on the
My favorite section from the book was this:
“I’d grown up
with God the same way I’d grown up with Jeff and all the other steady
surroundings of Chinook Springs. When I was five years old and I prayed a simple
prayer one night with my sweet mother . I asked Jesus to come into my heart. I
never knew anything other than Christ’s forgiveness and God’s
What a testament to faith for fiction writing!!
Disclaimer: I received this book as part of a free books for bloggers program from Waterbrook Multnomah . I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.