Multnomah, Jan 2004, 12.99
In 1983 at the University of California at Santa Barbara, when Hope's fiancÚ dumps her, she turns to her best friend Laurie for solace. Though they have no money Laurie decides they will do the Hula in Hawaii to help Hope overcome her broken heart. However as Hope recovers, Laurie meets widower father of two, artist Gabe, and marries him. They did not go on their Hawaiian vacation
Years later, living in Connecticut Hope is happily married to a high school coach and raising three teenage sons; Laurie is in California also happily married but her three daughters have left the nest. Laurie decides it is time to do the hula on their upcoming fortieth birthdays just a few days apart. Though pregnant, Hope agrees that it is time to pull out all the guns and loose the superchicks on Hawaii. Can the fiftieth state survive the invasion of the superchicks?
The return of these super sisterchicks is a fun sort of chick lit tale starring two forty year old women. Laurie and Hope make for a fine tale as their friendship is the way relationships should be and their spouses add love and depth. The antics of the dynamic duo bring to life a different look at Hawaii as if Lucy and Ethel (not Gidget) were tourists on vacation there. SISTERCHICKS DO THE HULA is a warm run on the beach.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner