Posted in Fiction, FUN STUFF

Sisterchicks w/ Robin Jones Gunn

Hi Everybody!!!
Welcome to JoJo’s Corner!!!
I’m so excited for today’s book reviews…
That’s right! Today you’re getting a 2-for-1…

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***Special thanks to the publisher for sending me review copies.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin Jones Gunn is the award-winning, bestselling author of over fifty books, including the popular Glenbrooke series and the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series for teens.

A frequent speaker at women’s events, she lives with her husband, Ross, and their two teenage children near Portland, Oregon

VISIT ROBIN’S WEBSITE

ABOUT THE BOOKS:

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.

Product Details:
Series: Sisterchicks
List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers; First Edition edition (May 7, 2003)

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MY REVIEW:


Sisterchicks On The Loose is such a fun getaway book about friendship, following your dreams and the lavish love of God.
I could read this book over and over and over again- I love it so much!
Main characters Sharon and Penny are BFFS who are as different as night and day and I love them!
It was so much fun globe trotting with these Sisterchicks as they made their way to Finland to reconnect with Penny’s heritage.
Robin is such an amazing author, I love her style of writing…I just eat it up!!!
Don’t miss this fun adventure!!!

*****5/5 STARS*****

Some dreams take a while before they come true.

Best friends Hope and Laurie never made it to Hawaii during their college years. But when they’re about to turn forty, the islands still beckon, and off they go – with an unexpected stowaway on board (Hope happens to be seven months pregnant).

A little pineapple, a little sunshine, and a surprising little surfing lesson give these two sisterchicks all their crazy hearts could hope for – and more – as they enter the next season of their lives with a splash and with a beautiful vision of what God has dreamed up for them.

Product Details:
Series: Sisterchicks
List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers (December 30, 2003)

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MY REVIEW:


Sisterchicks Do The Hula is a story of reconnecting friends, adventure, and the fact that God’s plans are always the best.
I love main characters Hope and Lauri! Even though they made a promise when they were young, (haven’t we all made pinky-promises like this?) their promise got lost in the busyness of life.
It was such a delight to travel with these gals to the land of sand and sea as they reconnected their relationship.
Get ready to sink your toes in the sand and bask in the sunshiny goodness of SDTH!!!

*****5/5 STARS*****

Posted in Fiction, FUN STUFF

Spotlight on LAURA L. SMITH and IT’S COMPLICATED

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AUTHOR BIO:

Laura L. Smith is the author of the new Status Updates series. Her first book in this series is It’s Complicated. She loves God, her husband, her four children, writing and speaking. She writes real stories for real young women. Her previous books include Skinny, Hot, and Angry. She is a featured columnist at Choose Now Ministries http://nicoleodell.com/laura-l-smith-on-true-beauty/ and speaks at schools, churches and campuses around the country. Smith lives in the college town of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
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LAURA’S LINKS
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Visit her website at laurasmithauthor.com
Twitter: @LauraLynnSmith
Facebook fan page
Pinterest
On True Beauty column
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LAURA’S BOOK “It’s Complicated” RELEASING APRIL 1st!!!
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BACK COVER DESCRIPTION
There’s a reason Facebook has the relationship status, “It’s Complicated.” Follow four college roommates, Claire,Palmer, Hannah and Kat as they maneuver crushes, confusion, and the crisis when pushy boys go too far. Complicated as it is, these four friends will pull through, guided by the strength of their friendship and the power of God’s love
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For fans of…
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series
Damaged by Melody Carlson
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Shattered by Melody Carlson
Jenny B. Jones
Nicole O’Dell
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ABOUT PLAYLIST FICTION
Life’s playlist is full of love, hope, anger, and loss. It’s an emotional cadence that hurts one moment and fulfills the next.
At Playlist Young Adult Fiction, we get that. Life is crazy and complicated and confusing. But we also know it’s unique. Your playlist is yours and yours alone. It’s different. It’s exclusive. And it doesn’t sound or look like anything else.
With new novels and promos releasing every month, Playlist YA has the beat to match your life’s rhythm. Representing some of the best indie voices in contemporary teen fiction, our collection of books will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between.
Grief, love, addiction, friendship—our books tackle it all. And at their core are characters you’ll want as friends and drama you won’t mind taking with you.
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LAURA’S PLAYLIST (IT’S COMPLICATED)
“Undertow” by Holly Starr
“Complicated’ by Rihanna
*“Where I Belong” by Building 429
“Fur Elise” by Beethoven
“Blue Monday” by New Order
“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
“The Story” by The Bundys
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
“Free Falling” by John Mayer
“With or Without You” by U2
“Tarantella” by Ballanchine
“Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin
“When I Was Your Man” By Bruno Mars
“A Little Fall of Rain” from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel
“Istanbul” by They Might Be Giants
“Uncle John’s Band” by The Grateful Dead
“In My Life” by The Beatles
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HERE AT JOJO’S CORNER, WE ARE IN LUV WITH
IT’S COMPLICATED
AND THE AMAZING
LAURA L. SMITH!!!
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(***cue the fandomness***)
JOJO’S Fanmade Booktrailer for ITS COMPLICATED
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JoJo’s IT’S COMPLICATED Pinterest Board
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