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Sisterchicks Go Brit! (Sisterchicks #7)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  960 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Two midlife mamas hop over to jolly ole England and encounter so much more than the usual tourist stops. Liz does have a bit of a childhood crush on Big Ben, and she has hoped to ?meet? him ever since her fifteenth birthday. Kellie dreams of starting an interior design business and figures Liz needs to be a part of that equation?a calculation that hasn?t added up for Liz y ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Multnomah Publishers
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Alyssa Tabor
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual, Robin Jones Gunn gets right to the heart of the matter, but still entertains. I have savored this series slowly, because, sadly, when I read the next and final book in the series, I will have no unread Gunn novels to look forward to until she writes more. (I guess I will have to go back and reread the ones I have not reread for the umpteenth time...) This book is also special because it echoes my long held travel dream, to one day travel to England, the birthplace of many beloved stori ...more
Kelly Delph
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I might just read another book in this series. Light reading, grounded in Christian faith. (But not preachy.)
But I probably won't read too many of them; I just liked this one because they were in England!
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I am an undeniable anglophile. Obviously there are many literary greats that hail from the UK (Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, etc.), but it’s not just the authors that leave me itching to cross the pond. I love the cranky bartenders at the pubs. I love the rolling hills in the countryside. I love the limitless new plays that cycle through the West End. I love double-decker buses, the Tate, cathedrals, day trips to sleepy villages, the Tube, Tower Bridge and posh politeness from stran ...more
Homewood Public Library
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
In this story, Liz and Kellie have been friends for years and have been talking about dreams and wishes. Kellie's hobby is interior decorating. Liz's gift is shopping for bargains and her wish is to see Big Ben in London. Quite by chance or accident they were hired to decorate Opal's space at the retirement home. Opal is a petite woman with spunk and is the first at the home to step out of the usual decor and make her rooms her own. Others liked it so much that they followed her lead. Rather tha ...more
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it
This was fluff and not really the kind of book I usually read, but I did like it. It brought back some memories of a bus trip to England several years back with my mother-in-law. We only had a couple of days in London and we didn't take in any plays so our experience was not that much like that of the characters in the book.

It was nice to read a book where people have unabashed faith in God. The world has become so secular that even though I am a wholehearted believer it seemed a bit strange to
Oct 19, 2007 rated it it was ok
I ordered this book to read when my cousin and I took our trip to "go Brit." Delays on the part of the publisher mean I've actually got a copy in hand over a year after I've returned.

I was dissappointed in this book. Gunn spent too much time making this like a frustrating travelog. Not a lot of time on the winsome character development that makes these fluffy books charming. I didn't see a lot of growth in the charaters -- and their misfortunes (rather than being brought on by "chance") were bro
Mar 04, 2008 rated it liked it
Good spiritual content, but read more like a British travelogue than a fiction tale.
Nora St Laurent
Sep 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
QUESTION: “Do you know what the dearest kindness is that a woman can offer herself in the autumn of her years?
ANSWER: “It is the gift of giving herself permission to take risks.”

Robin Gunn goes on to explain “That’s when I understood that sometimes a hibernating dream or a dormant wish might…be nudged right up to the cliff’s edge of possibility… In that risk taking moment, the wish just might discover it’s wings and fly.” I am on the verge of such a risk taking moment. I too have a sisterchick
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is probably the fourth time I've read "Sisterchicks Go Brit!", and I've enjoyed it every time. It's particularly enjoyable when I read it in prep for a trip to England!

The story is charming and the characters endearing. Their adventures are certainly LOL-worthy!

I would just want to clarify that Tolkien didn't teach at Exeter College; he studied and graduated from there, but actually taught at Merton College. Also, rather than "elfin" language, it's "elven" language. It's an important distin
Jun 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
SISTERCHICK® n: a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you’re being a brat.

Two midlife mamas hop over to jolly ole England and encounter so much more than the usual tourist stops. Liz does have a bit of a childhood crush on Big Ben, and she has hoped to “meet” him ever since her fifteenth birthday. Kellie dreams of starting an interior design business and figures Liz needs to be a part of that equation–a calculation that
Amy (Foxy)
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sisterchicks on the Loose (Sisterchicks, #1) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks Do the Hula (Sisterchicks, #2) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks in Sombreros (Sisterchicks, #3) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks Down Under (Sisterchicks, #4) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! (Sisterchicks, #5) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks in Gondolas (Sisterchicks, #6) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks Go Brit! (Sisterchicks, #7) by Robin Jones Gunn Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes (Sisterchicks, #8) by Robin Jones Gunn
No cliffhangers. Spinoffs.
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Robin Jones Gunn's books. This one is more for middle age women like me, although I like reading her other series as well. i felt like I was on their adventures with them.
Apr 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novel
This was a nice story and I very much enjoyed the travel parts of the book and how she wove in history and famous authors (CS Lewis, John Newton and others)....but, having just read Ooh La La with so much great "Soul Care" .... I missed the abundance of Sisterchick "golden nuggets" that I got out of the other book.

One character loved British lit...which I enjoy, too. She listed some books that I've not read: Shakespear's Twelfth Night, Sir Arthur Conan Doyles's Shirlock Holmes novel The Hound o
Rebecca Trujillo Batty
Jun 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite quotes of this book: "It was time to stop and smell the history of this place." Whether on a trip to a close or far away place, we all should take the time to know where we are at, in every way!

The greatest thing we can offer ourselves: "It is the gift of giving herself permission to take risks." What risks are there for each of us to take and grow from? What have we gained from our past risks taken? What regrets for risks not taken?

We all have dreams and wishes that need fulf
Margaret Chind
Apr 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: women in need of a vacation
Recommended to Margaret by: CFBA
When I first picked up this book I was a little skeptical, because I'm an early twenty-something and I was unsure just how exciting a book about two best friend fifty-four year old women could be for me in particular. Well, it doesn't matter their age, the story and the message was wonderful.

The only European trip I have ever had was a five day fabulous exploration to London with my sister. It was a last minute trip (back when you could make last minute flights) and is the best vacation that sh
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
It would be so easy to overlook the 'Sisterchicks' books, given their somewhat repetitive format as great friends end up in unlikely places together, but to do so would be to miss meeting such a variety of characters, some predictable and some unique! This series of books center around two great adult female friends who become traveling companions, often under surprising circumstances. If you have that best friend who can finish your sentences and provide therapy when you need it, you'll recogni ...more
Jul 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
As usual I love anything and everything written by Robin Jones Gunn. She is a great Christian writer and I love how the Sisterchicks series weaves friendship, travel and God's workings in our lives together so seamlessly. If you've never read any of her work, please try any of it. The Sierra Jensen series is more for pre-teens, Christy Miller & Katie Weldon series are for teenagers and college-age (though I still love them as I first read them at that age and they still remain great reads), ...more
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was a nice tour around London and I liked the characters. I just wish that the author was more subtle with the religion. It seems so sudden and forced that it distracts and brings you out of the story. One minute the characters will be wandering around enjoying themselves then all of a sudden they're having deep thoughts or discussion on God and how wonderful it is that He brought them here and how happy they are to know Him. Then they'll pick up right where they left and start enjoying the ...more
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
These are parts that touched me. (They are not direct quotes; I'm going on memory here.)

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Today He was giving. A lot.

I think it best pleases the Lord when we accept His abundant gifts humbly with thanksgiving.

"Your passion is British Literature, specifically children's literature."
"But what do I do with that?"
"Teach a course at the community college. Lead tours to London that stop at all your favorite authors' homes, start a blog about Mary Poppins. I don't
Jun 24, 2009 rated it it was ok
Wishes, dreams and the differences between them.

Two friends are presented with airfare to England as a gift from a new friend. The unexpected detours of the trip both frustrate and fascinate the two of them as they learn to rely on God to 'order their steps' during the trip.

Unexpected surprises await...and reminded me of our beautiful, snow covered day in Central Park. Who could have planned it? Yet we knew it was God's grace gift to the three of us as we took time out from our travel plans to
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is another great Sisterchicks book! This friendship is a sweet one and the characters know each other very well. The ending didn't go the way I expected and provided some good food for thought about passions and occupations. The vacation in the story, as always, was filled with cute and funny moments, as well as some surprises and minor disasters (plus it's always fun to see a character from one of the other books popping into the story and connecting the world of the Sisterchicks). :) I lo ...more
Jun 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Women
Recommended to Carol by: Kristin Friends
Another fun story, interwoven with real life lessons and challenges pertaining to our journeys with God. I enjoyed the British details, what it is like to travel there. I was not sure whether to give this one 3 or 4 stars until the ending particularly endeared this story to me. I also liked the way Liz narrates this 2 years after their trip, and the follow-up she gives. But, you have to read it to find out. Last thing I liked was the deep red book cover! (The photo on Goodreads shows it as blue, ...more
Diane Howland
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another good book by Robin Jones Gunn. I always look forward to her Sisterchick books. Highly recommend this one also.

Cheerio, Sisterchicks!

SISTERCHICK® n: a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you’re being a brat.

Two midlife mamas hop over to jolly ole England and encounter so much more than the usual tourist stops.
Corrie Aw.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I like Gunn's books, but this one was really weak. Liz and Kellie struck me as slow-minded and naive, it's incredible how helpless they behave sometimes, and the Christian conclusions felt forced upon the story. When I reached this sentence: "Was it possible God had directed us to the wrong bus so we could have all these experiences?" I wanted to cry out: No, you were just too stupid to find the right bus!
Aug 15, 2012 rated it did not like it
Blech. It reads like a travelogue. I didn't find either character particularly interesting, but I did like Rose and Opal. It was overly descriptive about stupid stuff (i.e. how many tea leaves clung to the strainer) and I found it almost insulting to have the author explain things like "biscuits" and other British colloquialisms to her readers.

I read this for a book club and don't plan to read any of the rest of them.

Jul 22, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Mom
I liked it but it wasn't my favorite Sisterchicks book. I thought that some of the lessons the ladies learned from God during the book could've gone deeper than what was talked about. I really enjoyed reading about all the adventures they had and the places they visited in England especially now that I'm so close to that country.
Diane Fournier
Dec 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Two girl friends visit Britain. Light reading, overview of some points of interest if you plan to travel there. Some parts were boring but they end up in some funny situations. Found some of the story line hard to believe but I think it was meant to be entertaining and don't hold it all to be true.
Mar 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
I have never been to England, and really didnt have a whole lot of desire to, till I read this book. I made me want to go have tea at the Ritz. Picked for our summer read in book club, as it is just a fun book. Hope everyone else enjoys it too.
7-17-09 re-reading as this is our months book club pick. It is just as enjoyable for the 2nd time.
Sheryl Rogener
Apr 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series. It's not a keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat book, but if you enjoy books which are fun, feed your inner traveler, include coverage of the culture and arts of the current place being visited, have realistic relationships between friends, and gives beautiful insights about God's love and faithfulness, then you will love this series.
Anne Leilani
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Silly me thought this was a real story of two middle-aged women going to Britain.

I thought the relationship between the "sisterchicks" to be adolescent. Or maybe I just don't giggle a lot with my friends or want to skip along with my arm in theirs down a street.

The story telling is good. I would have really liked the book if it were not for the interactions that I could not relate to.
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ROBIN JONES GUNN is the much loved author of over 90 books with more than 5 million copies of her titles sold worldwide. Her Father Christmas books are a Hallmark Original movie. Her popular Christy Miller series now continues in Christy & Todd: The Married Years. Robin's novels and non-fiction works have received multiple awards and are a favorite with book clubs and study groups. Robin and h ...more
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