Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sisterchicks in Sombreros, Sisterchicks Series #3 by Robin Jones Gunn

Two Canadian sisters inherit beachfront property in Mexico and take off on an adventure to claim their inheritance. They travel opulently by cruise ship to Ensenada and survive a rocky trip through Baja California, only to be shocked when they arrive in San Felipe. Their beachfront property is, indeed, on the beach, but the "structure" is a cement slab and the Airstream trailer their uncle parked on the property in the early 1960s! With the help of a few locals, the Canadian cuties figure out that they are reconnected as sisters and discover that everything that happened along the way was part of God's plan.

My Review:
This is the perfect chick lit to have on hand when the reader just wants to relax and enjoy a funny story. Two "almost twins"--sisters who were born so close together that folks always asked if they were twins--share a space of time thanks to the gift of a cruise from their wealthy aunt. They move from the luxury of being platinum card members, who receive VIP treatment on a cruise ship, to a Mexican hovel with no electricity or running water, and meet Rosa, who knows the definition of graciousness.

The sisters cannot speak Spanish, and the Mexicans cannot speak English, but they manage. They end up appreciating the good things that they have always had. The trip moves them closer to each other and closer to God. There were a few times in the story that I held my breath, hoping that the story did not stray from its lighthearted track. Not to worry; the author knows how to handle an enjoyable tale.

Never having been on a cruise, I learned a good deal about the luxury of taking a cruise to Mexico. For me, this certainly was a bonus. The characters enjoy their trip and so did I.

1 comment:

Becky K. said...

I am at the point in the book immediately before they arrive in Mexico. It has been enjoyable to read this, so far, I just wish I wasn't so busy so I could really just sit down and read it!

We chose this book after several really heavy biographies.

This will be our last book club meeting until Fall.

Your review was a relief. I was hoping you had liked it.