Forty-five year old Kathleen Salerno decides that with a husband who works all the time and a daughter in college, a change of scenery is just what she needs. When her husband takes a three-month filming job in New Zealand, Kathleen steels herself for an Australian adventure. Unfortunately, she finds herself spending most of her time alone in a small bungalow with no clothes drier or car! Determined to get rid of her self-pity, Kathleen starts exploring, only to find a best friend in another Californian native in New Zealand. With so much in common, the two women explore their new habitat together, and find that God has different plans for them than they had originally though. Robin Jones Gunn, softcover, 235 pages.
Kathleen joins her husband for a three-month trip to New Zealand when he's hired by a film studio in Wellington. Leaving behind all that is familiar in her comfortable corner in Southern California, she realizes that the past twenty years have been so tightly woven into the life of her only daughter that she's not sure who she is on her own or with her husband. In her isolation, Kathleen begins to contemplate reinventing herself, but before her crazy schemes take flight, she meets Jill at the Chocolate Fish cafee. Even though the two women are very different at first glance, they find they share a common Sisterchick heart and instantly forge a friendship that takes them on a journey where both Kathleen and Jill find that God has returned to them the truest part of themselves that was set aside so many years ago.
Robin Jones Gunn makes traversing midlife seem almost welcoming because she has that rare gift of communicating hope amid trial and inner chaos. Robin has found an effective mode of gently lending some instruction to women who sometimes feel overwrought and undone by lifes unexpected curves. Women and older teens will relish Sisterchicks Down Under. Who says growing older cant be fun if you have a friend to share the journey? - FaithfulReader.com
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