I am an avid romance fiction reader. I love this series but I could really relate to Penny and her problems with her mother-in-law in this particular book. I like these books also because they "fit" me. I am forty-something, married and a mom. Every one of these books have touched an area in my life. They are also hilarious! I tell friends about them!
I wasn't sure if I'd be able to relate to this book since I'm neither middle-aged nor a mom, but I loved it. Sharon and Penny's friendship is sweet, but deep, and like true Sisterchicks, they do confront real issues and help each other overcome some big obstacles. I especially liked, and could thoroughly identify with, the way that Sharon needs Penny to help her spread her wings and be adventurous, because I am generally the Sharon type and not the Penny type. I could also identify and commiserate with Sharon's struggle to love Gloria, who is completely unlikeable but at the same time, not evil, just very human. Several of the scenes and dialog exchanges are humorous, and as one reviewer noted, setting the book in Finland and exploring Finnish culture was a great choice. My only criticism is that I don't quite see the need for the England side trip, but otherwise, this was a pleasant surprise and a great read.
This book was one of the best fiction books I've read in a long time. I loved how Penny worked her PR skills at the hotel. The book all together was very good and I can't wait to read the next one. The only thing about it was sometimes it was a little hard to get through it.
Liked it, didn't love it. It's fun, sweet, and imaginative. The location was a different choice, it made it hard to relate to, but interesting. You don't often hear too much about Finland. But I can't read any of these Sisterchick books without wanting chocolate. Thanks, Robin!
One cold January, Penny decides it is time to head to Finland in search of her relatives. Sharon, her best friend, will be the perfect traveling companion.I knew I was going to like "Sisterchicks on the Loose" when I saw that Robin Jones Gunn was the author. Robin is gifted at making her readers laugh. Even better, there is depth to this story. Penny & Sharon grow in exciting and inspiring ways during their trip to Finland. Sharon determines to move beyond the role of facilitator and join Penny in the fun. Penny discovers defining truths about her late mother and is freed by them.Realistic details, a sprinkling of Finnish vocabulary and lots of entertaining surprises will delight those who join the adventure!