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!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A $100 Visa cash card to put toward a nice dinner or lodging
- A copy of Heart Sisters
- A manicure kit
- A summery polish
- A disposable camera (to document your fun)
- A clutch
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.