My first giveaway this week is not really something that has anything to do with babies or postpartum, BUT it is something that new mamas can enjoy while nursing or taking a much needed herbal healing bath after birth (yes mamas- I am saying give the baby to dad and get some time for healing!)! It's Robin Jones Gunn's newest book in the Sisterchicks Series, Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes!
This latest addition to Robin's wonderful series about women who take much needed vacations with their best friends (their Sisterchicks!) is full of whimsy, inspiration and healing, as so many of Robin's books are! Summer, a middle-aged woman, receives some possibly life-altering news and decides to up and fly to Holland to visit Noelle, the pen-pal she has been writing to since grade school but has ever met face to face. The two experience the wonders and history of Holland through the eyes of a tourist and a longtime resident, making for a unique trip to say the least!
There were so many things in this book that captivated me and touched my heart! Robin has a way of describing artwork in such a way that you feel as though you are standing right there with the women as they roam museum halls. The visit Summer and Noelle make to the Ten Boom residence was also touching and highly interesting to me as I have always been very interested in and felt a close connection with Holocaust history.
One of my favorite quotes in the book came when Summer was talking about a particular scripture she wanted to remember, she said,
"There is a difference for me between memorizing something and really holding onto it in my heart."
This especially touched me in light of my recent attempts to memorize the beginning of the book of James- I want it to radiate through my soul and being, not just be words I can utter on command.
All in all, I really loved this book and it was the perfect kind of reading to relax to! So, would you like a copy of Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes to savor for yourself? If your answer is, "Why yes I certainly would!" then hop on over to Random House and pick a copy for yourself today!
Want a chance to win one for free? All you have to do is visit Sisterchicks.com and then come back here and tell me which other Sisterchicks books you have read or you would like to read and why!
Additional entries will be granted for all of the following (leave a separate comment for each):
- Being a follower (right sidebar)
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- Having the Summer of Baby Love button on your blog (as mentioned above- also in left sidebar)
- Blogging about the giveaway (leave the link to your direct post)
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- Participating in any meme during the week of this giveaway (leave the direct link to your meme post)
- Visiting robin's new and improved website and telling me what your favorite feature is: robingunn.com
The giveaway will end Friday June 12, 2009 @ 9:00 PST. Winners will be posted and notified this weekend. For full details and rules about the Sumer of Baby Love Blog Party, please visit this post.