I just read Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn.

I actually took it on the plane with me, since I always need some kind of distraction while flying (I do not enjoy flying), but it wasn’t as attention grabbing as I would have liked. I only read for about 30 minutes into the flight, then I put it away and watched the in-flight tv.

The story is about Summer, who gets a call one day from the dr’s office and informs her that her mamogram was “abnormal”. Instead of scheduling a biopsy appointment, she books a flight to Holland to go and see her pen pal of over 40 years, Noelle.

During their week together, the two friends meet for the first time, catch up on recent happenings with their families, and explore the Netherlands together. Since the setting is spring, when the tulips are out, I can say I definitely wanted to be there with them. The closest I came to Holland was Germany, where they have a lot of tulips themselves, but nothing like the vast tulip empire in Holland. I enjoyed hearing about the sites they visited and the adventures they had.

Unfortunately, I found the book a bit preachy, and a bit boring. There were no plot twists, not much action, and no suspense to keep me engaged. It took me a while to finish the book, and if I hadn’t been writing a review, I don’t know if I would have finished it at all.

Sorry I can’t give it a higher recommendation.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not compensated for my opinion.