Wednesday Wisdom | Becoming a Better Friend with 'Heart Sisters' + a Giveaway! | Seersucker Sass

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom | Becoming a Better Friend with 'Heart Sisters' + a Giveaway!

Want to be a better friend and have better friends? Natalie Chambers Snapp wrote Heart Sisters just for you! She uses her own and others’ stories of successes and failures to illustrate what she has learned about girlfriend relationships. Discussion questions, space to journal, photos, and quick interviews of healthy female friendships are included within each chapter.

Y'all, when I started reading this book, I immediately related to Natalie.  She seems like a sweet lady with a heart of gold, and she is very upfront about her less than perfect past.  (She's relatable, and I love that when reading a book.)  Natalie and I had some of the same desires growing, but I think our biggest one was wanting a sister.  I was bullied mercilessly in elementary and middle school, and really thought that I had found true friends in high school.  (Isn't it fun when you look back and realize the only reason you were friends with a lot of people is because you saw them every single day?)  I hadn't though, and when I started college and decided to join a sorority, I lost all of the high school friends that I had.

I used my time in a sorority to realize what true friends and true heart sisters were like.  Heart sisters aren't sisters by blood relation most of the time, but they are those friends that have your back no matter what like a blood sister should.  Through my sorority process, I healed a lot, and I had the confidence to go back and attempt to repair friendships and relationships.

Friendship is tricky post-grad, which is why I was really interested in this book.  My best friend SF is currently getting her Masters in counseling, and she always knows what to say or what questions to ask me.  She's the reason I wanted to read this book.  Your high school friends and your college friends, they know your heart.  But post grad friends get a little trickier because you may not necessarily have the time to cultivate the friendships like you did in high school and college.

I wanted to share with y'all some of the passages from the book, but I couldn't choose.  Y'all, I have marked this book up so much with notes and underlining.  A few things I found to be my favorites from the book were discussion of why we actually need girlfriends, the traits that stop us from having girlfriends, the Super Seven Sisters, and the PEG system for handling conflict.  My suggestion when reading this book is to read a chapter every few days so that you have time to absorb and reflect on the information that you read.  Get out your highlighter & be ready to write some notes!  I would also recommend having a journal dedicated to this book, because there are questions at the end of each chapter.

Help Natalie celebrate the release of her new book by entering to win goodies you'll need for a girls' night out with your heart sister!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 17th. Winner will be announced May 18th on Natalie's blog.

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What do y'all think - sound like a book you would enjoy?  Do you have any heart sisters?  Don't forget to enter the giveaway!



A big thank you to Litfuse blogger group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands that support A Little Seersucker Sass.


  1. Such a sweet book and post! I have many heart sisters and can't imagine life without them!

    How 2 Wear It ...

  2. Great giveaway! Nothing beats a good summer book. :)

    Allyssa | Life with Lyss

  3. Such a sweet post! I think this would make for a perfect summer read :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  4. Aww! I have a little sis so I love books like this. xo

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I feel like so many people can relate to your friendship experience as well as Natalie's. This sounds like the perfect book for all girls. I definitely want to read!

  6. Love this and of course greek life! I interviewed you for a Levo League story a few years ago!

  7. This sounds like a book with a lot of helpful information. Managing long distance friendships is hard! Thanks for the rec and giveaway info :)


  8. Sounds like a super cute book! I have two brothers and growing up I always wished for a sister. I gained a sense of sisterhood in my sorority but even more so with my friends who have been around forever.

  9. This sounds like a lovely book to read! Thanks for sharing!

    It would be great if you could pop over to my blog and maybe leave a comment :)


  10. This book sounds amazing. Friendships are difficult at any age. I feel like I've gotten a taste of post-grad friendships after transferring since all of my close friends are all over the country. Can't wait to pick up a copy and start reading!

    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

  11. Aww this sounds like a lovely book! I'll definitely read it, and I think it would make a cute gift for my heart sisters, too :) x

    ♥.•*¨ AmandaSays ¨*•.♥

  12. This books sounds so sweet. Thanks for sharing- I'm always looking for new books to read!


  13. Growing up I ALWAYS wanted a sister and am so lucky to have such great "heart sisters" in my life - I absolutely love any sort of book that I'll take notes and actually reflect on, can't wait to check this one out!

    Pick Your Beau

  14. This book sounds awesome!
    I'll have to add it to my list.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  15. This book sounds really awesome! I will definitely have to check it out! I've always wanted a sister but I'm starting to have friends who are like sisters (some of whom are my sorority sisters). Sounds like a good read.

    Anchors and Pearls

  16. This is such a unique concept for a book! I definitely feel like I need to be a better friend, so I'm going to have to check this book out! What an awesome giveaway you're hosting!

    xo, Alicia |

  17. Looks like a great book!
    Melanie @

  18. You're so lucky to have a best friend who's doing Masters in Counselling! Growing up, I have always wished for an older sibling, being the oldest sometimes sucks because I had no one to turned to. Being the oldest AND the only girl in the family sucks even more! LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  19. This seems like a good book. I have to admit I am a little worried about friendships and such as I am about to go to grad school at a new school. Making friends is definitely always a hard thing to do.

  20. Sounds like a great book! And a great giveaway too - thanks for sharing it! :)