Jenna and Sue are sisters-in-law and they are set and ready for adventure. Sue spends her days caring for her husband Jack after a debilitating accident. On the surface of things, she’s a happy girl but under her joyful exterior beats a heart in pain. She’s angry at God for allowing the accident when He could have stopped it.
Jenna is a divorced woman. She has gone through counseling and knows the tricks and rules to help her but still she struggles. She was asked by an old friend, Sam, if she would come to Venice and serve as a cook for a retreat Sam was putting together. Of course she says yes. She invites her sister-in-law to come too because well, Sue can actually cook. They spend a week in Venice, cooking and touring the sights.
SisterChicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn is more than a good story. It’s more than the story of Jenna and Sue’s wild ride through Venice, complete with mattress surfing down three flights of stairs. It’s the story of God ruthlessly pursing His children.
I have read several other books in this series and each one is a blessing. Each one has a little tidbit I need to know. There is so much teaching about God in the pages, I almost think I need to start underlining.
This is not a new book, it was released in 2006, but it was new to me. If you’re looking to get lost in a good story, get lost in this one. If you’re looking to read a good book and learn, read this one.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of review.