Sisterchicks Go Brit! (Sisterchicks Series)

Sisterchicks Go Brit! (Sisterchicks Series)

by Robin Jones Gunn

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ISBN-13: 9781594152528
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Series: Sisterchicks Series
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Sisterchicks Go Brit! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
bookworm12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am an undeniable anglophile. Obviously there are many literary greats that hail from the UK (Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, etc.), but it¿s not just the authors that leave me itching to cross the pond. I love the cranky bartenders at the pubs. I love the rolling hills in the countryside. I love the limitless new plays that cycle through the West End. I love double-decker buses, the Tate, cathedrals, day trips to sleepy villages, the Tube, Tower Bridge and posh politeness from strangers. My Brit love boiled over when I lived in London. Instead of sating my thirst, it only cemented it. The first time I visited England I don¿t know if I stopped smiling the whole trip, which probably made it painfully obvious that I was a tourist. I was only 19 and I flew into Heathrow by myself. I visited a friend who was living in London and then we traveled to Bath and Stonehenge for a few days. I flew over to Ireland and wandered through that country on the same trip. Though I passionately loved the land of Guinness, it wasn¿t quite the same devotion I felt for England. Two years later I managed to swing a semester in London, which made it officially my permanent home away from home. All of that is to explain why Sisterchicks Go Brit!, a light read from one of my favorite authors when I was a preteen, was so much fun for me. It was a great reminder of all of the above. Gunn¿s characters travel to England for the first time and just like me, they are smitten. I felt like I was reading about my own experience in many parts. They did so many of the things that I (and many tourists before me) did. They shopped in Portobello Road, saw Les Miserable, posed with Big Ben, traveled to Oxford to visit the Eagle and the Child pub (where the Inklings hung out!). The book itself isn¿t life changing, it¿s just a sweet walk down memory lane.
reeread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An unexpected trip to Great Britain reveals to Liz the blessing and favour of God in her life and a deepening of her relationship with Him.Another instalment of older women or sisterchicks who travel with a close friend and discover new truths about God and their relationship to Him.
seasidereader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thought I'd try the series. It reads like a travelogue.
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you are not familiar with the Sisterchicks series, each book follows a pair of women (the "sisterchicks") as they go off on an adventure that involves traveling to a faraway location--in this case England. Kellie and Liz are our sisterchicks and while the plot may be predictable it delivers plenty of feel good moments as the women bond over travel mishaps, food (in this case lots of tea, scones, and clotted cream), shared dreams and hopes, and a renewed walk with God. Kellie wants to start an interior design business with Liz her best friend. Liz isn't so sure, she thinks a business partnership might not be good for their friendship and she isn't sure that interior design is her dream. In fact her passion is for all things British, especially British literature, and it is this--along with a generous benefactor named Opal who becomes a part of the adventure--that finds them coming face to face with Liz's childhood crush--Big Ben. It's all good rollicking fun, with a bit of a faith lesson about trusting in God's direction thrown in.If you are looking for the perfect light summer read, look no further. And be sure to try out the other Sisterchick books by Robin Jones Gunn--each one features different characters so there is no need to read them in any kind of order. Each adventure will take you to a different spot on the globe so they are perfect for the armchair traveler who likes to experience different locales through books.And here's an extra tidbit of information that Kansas readers will appreciate--the sisterchicks travel to Olney, England which is famous for the pancake race they have every Shrove Tuesday. Do you know which Kansas town also participates in this tradition every year, racing against the participants in Olney? If you do, you will enjoy seeing this bit of trivia pop up in the book!
cherryblossommj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book I was a little skeptical, because I'm an early twenty-something and I was unsure just how exciting a book about two best friend fifty-four year old women could be for me in particular. Well, it doesn't matter their age, the story and the message was wonderful. The only European trip I have ever had was a five day fabulous exploration to London with my sister. It was a last minute trip (back when you could make last minute flights) and is the best vacation that she and I have ever taken. We never ventured out of London on the trip, but every minute was well worth it. Reading this book brought back many memories that had been dormant and accelerated my desire to return someday as well. (Or maybe go to Scotland to see where my adventurous sister lives now...). Dreams and hopes are something that we all have. A wish is something that we make to help them come to light and push toward coming true. This book is about looking in yourself and finding what your dreams are, and making them work and showing you how God wants you to have all of your dreams and desires of your heart.
tipsister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked up the first Sisterchick book (Sisterchicks on the Loose) a few years back, I think it had just come out. I had started reading Robin's books when I discovered the Glenbrooke series. I'm a Christian but I don't read a lot of Christian fiction. I'll be honest, I find a lot of it terribly cheesy and not all that interesting. I mean no offense to the sincere authors who write Christian fiction, some of it is quite good! There are authors who craft beautiful stories that touch hearts. My main issue with a good chunk of the genre is the idea that everything is good all the time. Even with God in my life, things are not good all the time, things can be dark and scary, painful and lonely. I want real characters and real situations. That said, let me tell you why I like the Sisterchicks books.The first thing you should know is that they are about travel. With the exception of Sisterchicks Down Under they are about women -usually two friends -traveling together. I only say that book is an exception because it involved relocation for one woman who made a friend in her new temporary home. If you have ever traveled with a very close friend you'll know that it's not always easy. Even for the best of friends to spend that much time together can be tricky. I have traveled with my best friend and it's a lot of fun. There is usually one point where we are tired and cranky but we respect each other to know that we can let it pass and move on.In the Sisterchick books the women generally have a plan but rarely get to follow it. Isn't that usually the way it is with traveling plans? There's always something to mess things up but these women embrace it, enjoy it and have fun. There's a great scene in Sisterchicks Go Brit where one of the characters splits her pants right before taking off in a hot air balloon. With some creative use of duct tape, she manages to get through the flight. After coming down to earth she sits down in some grass and not realizing that some of the sticky tape might be coming through she stands up to have "daisies" on her pants. It's cute and you know what? It could totally happen to all of us.I have been to the UK and I can really relate to those moments of seeing some of the great treasures for the first time. The first time you see the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Crown Jewels is quite amazing. The main character also has a great love for English literature. I'm getting there but I do understand where she is coming from.It's a light, fluffy read, perfect for an airplane or vacation read. It takes you away and you can't help but enjoy it. If you are a woman who loves to travel or just wants to travel I say pick these books up. The books do bring up Bible passages and the women usually have some sort of growth in their relationship with God but the books aren't overly preachy. Even if you aren't a Christian, you could easily read them for the adventures. Enjoy!
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This is one of the worst books I've ever read. I didn't particularly like either character. It read like a bad travel journal. I understand this is a series. I won't be reading anymore!
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ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Written by: Robin Jones Gunn
Published by: Multnomah
Reviewed by: Stephanie Rollins for ReviewYourBook.com 12/1/2008
ISBN: 978-1-59052-755-9
¿A Series of Adventures for Two Moms¿ 4 stars
Opal is my favorite character in this book. She is a wacky 70-something woman who tells Elizabeth, who is in her 50¿s, to take chances. Liz had a dream to see England. Her childhood friend, Kellie, had a dream to have her own interior design company. They set off to tend to their dreams.
This book is made up of many small anecdotes. This makes for quick, enjoyable reading. Gunn writes with an understated humor and a keen sense of character development.
This easy-breezy book is one to read and recommend. All mid-life mothers will see the humor in it.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
This book was an absolute joy to read. I think this book ranks as one of the best Sisterchick books ever (tying with Down Under). The main reason is because going to England has always been one of my dream getaways. And I will finally get to live it out when I go on my honeymoon next year! So this book gave me lots of ideas of what to do when I go. Going to a high class tea time is a must. And I would love to visit Oxford and pretend I was a student there. Seeing the crown jewels and watching Big Ben will be high priorities on my list. I could understand Liz's frustration with wanting to go to the city immediately instead of hanging out in the countryside. While I did enjoy reading about their adventures with the twins, I wanted them to experience the big city. I could totally relate with Liz about seeing British literature come to life first hand. I mean almost all the great classics are from British writers. I can't wait to experience Jane Austen's world, pretend I'm riding the train to Hogwarts or walking around London waiting for Aslan to whisk me away to Narnia. I can't believe that Kellie didn't know who any of the characters were. Oh I feel sorry for people who don't like to read lol. The friendship between the two women is great and it's wonderful to see how their relationship grows. Everyone needs a sisterchick in their life! This book has made me so excited for my upcoming trip that I am dying to go now (forget a huge wedding, let's plan the honeymoon! j/k!!). This book is a great armchair traveler. Once you've finished reading you'll be craving fish and chips with a spot of tea and and will start speaking with a fake British accent. This is one of my favorite fiction series ever and I can't wait to see where we get to travel next. VERY HIGHLY recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book I was a little skeptical, because I'm an early twenty-something and I was unsure just how exciting a book about two best friend fifty-four year old women could be for me in particular. Well, it doesn't matter their age, the story and the message was wonderful. The only European trip I have ever had was a five day fabulous exploration to London with my sister. It was a last minute trip (back when you could make last minute flights) and is the best vacation tha...more When I first picked up this book I was a little skeptical, because I'm an early twenty-something and I was unsure just how exciting a book about two best friend fifty-four year old women could be for me in particular. Well, it doesn't matter their age, the story and the message was wonderful. The only European trip I have ever had was a five day fabulous exploration to London with my sister. It was a last minute trip (back when you could make last minute flights) and is the best vacation that she and I have ever taken. We never ventured out of London on the trip, but every minute was well worth it. Reading this book brought back many memories that had been dormant and accelerated my desire to return someday as well. (Or maybe go to Scotland to see where my adventurous sister lives now...). Dreams and hopes are something that we all have. A wish is something that we make to help them come to light and push toward coming true. This book is about looking in yourself and finding what your dreams are, and making them work and showing you how God wants you to have all of your dreams and desires of your heart.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Though in their early fifties, best friends Kellie and Liz have dreams since they were teens they hope to one day fulfill. Kellie still wishes to start an interior design business with Liz as her partner Liz wants to visit London, a dream she has had since she was a teen. ---- Elderly neighbor Opal is going home to England to see her sister. Liz and Kellie decide to join her. As the Sisterchicks swing through England, they run into trouble, fog, and a good time while meeting nice people (for the most part), but also begin to understand that God knows their inner wishes whether the Lord grants them or not. ---- Fans of the series will want to accompany the Sisterchicks on their tour of Britain, which instead of the Romanism of Bronte starts as traffic like can be found in New York. The story line is actually more a series of anecdotal tales rather than a novel, but fans of the adventures will enjoy the SISTERCHICKS GO BRIT. ---- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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nean54 More than 1 year ago
So much fun. Encourages your relationship with God and your friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about Liz an Kellie and their lives. This is my first sister chicks book and I enjoyed it. I recently went to England and it was like being there all over again. The subway and seeing the sites. I was fun to hear about the things Liz and Kellie did and how surprising it was they were able to be there in the first place. The Pancake relay was fun to hear about and the historical information about it. The Balloon ride. There were some jokes in it that made me laugh out loud. I can't wait to read the next one. Although, I found that each book has new characters. This book was like being on tour in England. Extremely enjoyable.