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Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas, Bk 3)
YaYas in Bloom - Ya Yas, Bk 3
Author: Rebecca Wells
For readers everywhere who are ga-ga for the Ya-Yas and clamoring for more and for those who are lucky enough to be discovering the Ya-Yas for the first time, comes a new book about the incomparable Sisterhood, bursting with life and funnier than ever.... — An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells' award-winning bestseller Little A...  more » and #1 New York Times bestseller Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, YA-YAS IN BLOOM reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship in the 1930s and roars with all the raw power of Vivi Abbott Walker's 1962 T-Bird through sixty years of marriage, child-raising, and hair-raising family secrets.

When four-year-old Teensy Whitman prisses one time too many and stuffs a big old pecan up her nose, she sets off the chain of events that lead Vivi, Teensy, Caro, and Necie to become true sister-friends. Told in alternating voices of Vivi and the Petite Ya-Yas, Siddalee and Baylor Walker, as well as other denizens of Thornton, Louisiana, YA-YAS IN BLOOM show us the Ya-Yas in love and at war with convention. Through crises of faith and hilarious lapses of parenting skills, brushes with alcoholism and glimpses of the dark reality of racial bigotry, the Ya-Ya values of unconditional loyalty, high style, and Cajun sass shine through. Necies wise credo, "Just think pretty pink and blue thoughts," helps too...

But in the Ya-Yas' inimitable way, these four remarkable women also teach their children about the Mysteries: the wonder of snow in the deep South, the possibility that humans are made of stars, and the belief that miracles do happen. And they need a miracle when old grudges and wounded psyches lead to a heartbreaking crime...and the dynamic web of sisterhood is the only safety net strong enough to hold families together and endure.

After two bestsellers and a blockbuster movie, the Ya-Yas have become part of American culture -- icons for the power of women's friendship. YA-YAS IN BLOOM continues the saga, giving us more Ya-Ya lore, spun out in the rich patois of the Louisiana bayou country and brim full of the Ya-Ya message to embrace life and each other with joy.
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ISBN-13: 9780060195342
ISBN-10: 0060195347
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 386 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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If you have read any Ya Ya books you will enjoy this book.The book really has no story it just gives the reader more insight into the Ya Ya's,and their offspring,"The Petite Ya Ya's.Nothing can compare to the first book,but it's still a fun read.
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A great read for those summer beach days!!
homiej avatar reviewed Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas, Bk 3) on + 2 more book reviews
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This is an assortment of stories about the Ya Yas and their children (the Petite Ya Yas) that give the reader more details into the history of the Ya Yas. It touches on memories mentioned in Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and goes one step further into them. A very quick read, but a good read. If you enjoyed Divine Secrets, you should try this one out as well.
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An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells LITTLE ALTARS EVERYWHERE and DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, YA-YAS IN BLOOM reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship.
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Fast read, kept me interested all the way through.
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sandiebee avatar reviewed Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas, Bk 3) on + 6 more book reviews
This is a wonderful book about the support and love of good women friends as well as the complexities of family love. Loved it.
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Great southern literature w/ colorful characters. Looking forward to reading Wells' next book.
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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.
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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.
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I great follow trilogy! I really enjoyed it.
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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.