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Publisher's Summary

Sharon has lived calmly in Chinook Springs, Washington, her entire life. All that changes when her best friend of twenty years, Penny, takes an impulsive trip to seek out her only living relatives in Finland, and brings Sharon with her. The land of reindeer and saunas holds infinite varieties of zaniness for these two unlikely friends, Sharon is a quiet mother of four and Penny was a motorcycle mama before she came to Christ, who return home with a new view of God, a new zest for life, and a big impact on those around them for decades to come.
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©2003 Robin Jones Gunn (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By Bobbie on 06-03-11

Fun plot and fun characters

I was surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. The plot was out of the ordinary, the characters were much like my friends and me, I learned a lot about Finnish culture without even trying, and I was inspired to do something new and daring. There were so many funny lines in this book, and I don't know if I would've caught them had I read the book instead of listened to the audio version. I thought the reader did a great job in bringing out the humor. I listened to this book during my morning walks, and I actually looked forward to getting out of bed and exercising. Will definitely read more in this series.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sian on 07-27-17

Reader needed a Finnish accent lesson

What did you like best about Sisterchicks on the Loose!? What did you like least?

In August 1982, when fictional Penny first proposed she and Sharon go to Finland, I was actually on my way there to spend a year as an exchange student. As such, I know the country and people well (I lived 30 minutes from Porvoo where Penny's aunt lives). What drove me crazy was the weird accent the narrator was doing. It wasn't remotely like a Finnish accent. The intonation and stresses were all completely wrong, as were the pronunciations of several key Finnish words (like sauna!). It was something like a bastardized Swedish-Norwegian- very aggravating.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robin Jones Gunn?

Someone Finnish!

Any additional comments?

The story was charming and the characters were familiar to me: those poor, sweet women with their small worlds that spin around church and their children. The message to do something to grow yourself away from the kids is so important. Step out of your comfort zone. Learn a new language. Meet people with a different perspective on the world.

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