Sisterchicks Do the Hula, by Robin Jones Gunn, is the delightful story of a vacation to Hawaii that two best friends, Hope and Laurie, take to celebrate their fortieth birthdays. Whatever their expectations might have been, the trip yielded many surprises. With beautiful and vivid details, the author places the reader in Hawaii. The descriptions of the scenery and vegetation makes them come alive. Even though the women now live on opposite coasts, their friendship has lasted many years. A fortieth birthday can be a time for reflection and introspection and these fortunate women have each other to make the most of it. While Laurie and Hope do many of the touristy activities, the success of the trip comes from what they learn about each other and themselves. The art of compromise and their mutual respect play an important role in the friendship. With wit and insightfulness, the author has created a special story.
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