This is a wonderful book about the support and love of good women friends as well as the complexities of family love. Loved it.
Great southern literature w/ colorful characters. Looking forward to reading Wells' next book.
This is the third book in the "Ya-Yas Series." It goes into more detail about how the Ya-Yas met, their early years, life as young mothers, and life as women of mature age. Each chapter contains a story about the Ya-Yas, typically told from a different POV than the last chapter, and time progresses from past to present (1990s). The first part of the book (it's divided into four sections) is probably the most entertaining. This is the part that discusses how the Ya-Yas got together & their childhood spent together. Another interesting part I felt deals with two characters that weren't even Ya-Yas. One chapter deals with the girl that Siddalee & friends used to make fun of & what happened to her when she grew up and other chapter deals with that girls' mother & her interactions with the Ya-Yas. Although these two chapters weren't directly related to the Ya-Yas, they were interesting in that they present the Ya-Ya's lifestyle from the eyes of an outsider. That's not to say that the other sections aren't good, they just aren't as memorable. Though the last chapter about Christmas revels more about Necie's husband, who was often out of place in all the other stories in the series, and I found that interesting. All-in-all, if you want to know more about the Ya-Yas, then by all means read this book. It doesn't really present any shocking revelations, but it does help round out the characters from the first two books of the series.
Another good one by Rebecca Wells. I am fortunate to be a member of a small town group of "Ya Yas" and it's as though she has listened in on our conversations through the years of growing up and growing older together!
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I great follow trilogy! I really enjoyed it.
Rebecca Wells is an exceptional author, she will have you laughing and crying throughout the entire book. An honest and insightful look at life in the fifties and sixties.