Look out, Finland! Look out, England! Look out, good ol' U.S. of A.! It's SISTERCHICKS ON THE LOOSE! (4). If Robin Jones Gunn's title doesn't grab you, the content will grab any over-40 female gazing nervously at the second half of her life. Impulsively, Penny declares to her best friend Sharon that they are going to Finland. Penny has only a few relatives and wants to connect with her mom's sister. In a series of madcap adventures, this pair of fortysomethings reconnect with themselves, each other and God. Gunn's bouncy, conversational style and steady servings of non-preachy insight feed the soul and warm the heart. Over 40? The best is yet to come! (May, 325 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson