Rebecca Wells's wonderful third book in her Ya-Ya trilogy, which includes Little Altars Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, is sure to provide reading that makes you laugh and cry, a book that will break your heart and mend it again. Ya-Yas in Bloom reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship in the 1930s, following Vivi, Teensy, Caro and Necie 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. Using as narration the alternating voices of Vivi and the Petite Ya-Yas, Siddalee and Baylor Walker, as well as other denizens of Thornton, Louisiana, Wells 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 Louisiana sass shine through. 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....
|Title||:||Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas #3)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||258 pages|
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Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas #3) Reviews
I recommend this.
There is a lot to be said for tight knit non family relationships....
This answers the questions that I had from the first book. Good book.
Ya-Yas in Bloom is the last book in the series, and I liked it only slightly more than Divine Secrets. Wells opts to change up the narrators again, bouncing between the Ya-Yas and the Ya Yas Petites, as they jump from past memories to present states discussing religion, parties, antics, and relationships. This book is also shorter than the last two at just 258 pages, making it seem to me a much quicker read.
In the last of the series, the Ya-Yas and their children are delving into more stories fr ...more
I liked this book. It was a quick and fun read.
I loved this whole series underneath all the craziness and issues the four ladies face this is a story of friendship and family teaching the lesson that family isn't always just blood.
I read the first two YaYa books many years ago- Little Altars Everywhere and the Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood. I remember them as being a pretty fun read, but this book seemed to try to hard. It was almost like a really bad sequel that just didn't need to be made. The story jumped all over the place, giving the reader pieces of the 30's, the 60's, and the 90's. I walked away from the end of the book thinking, so what? I couldn't be bothered with the sloppy plot line.
seriously, it's as if she was drunk when she wrote this. or gave it to her child to write. or gave it to her drunk child to write.
don't read it, don't don't don't
but if you DO read it, make sure you read and fall in love with the first two books first