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Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells - Book Review

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Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells

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The Bottom Line

Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells is a welcome sequel to Wells' bestselling Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Readers who have enjoyed previous Ya-Ya books will not be disappointed. Ya-Yas in Bloom is not Wells best book, however, so it would be better for new readers to start with her excellent Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
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Pros

  • Ya-Yas in Bloom brings back beloved voices from past Ya-Ya books
  • Fun snippets of Ya-Ya life, friendship and love
  • Well written and easy to read

Cons

  • Ya-Yas in Bloom doesn't have one strong plot; more like vignettes
  • Not as strong as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Description

  • Vignettes describing more about the Ya-Yas and their offspring
  • Wells' sweet, Southern voice
  • This Ya-Ya book does not delve into the dark sides of the Ya-Yas lives as much as the previous books
  • A fun book about friendship that spans decades

Guide Review - Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells - Book Review

Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells draws readers back into the world that Wells created in Little Alters Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Like Little Alters Everywhere, Ya-Yas in Bloom is more like a series of vignettes from different perspectives than one plot-driven story. Also like Little Alters Everywhere, Ya-Yas in Bloom is best when read in combination with Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Readers who could not get enough of Divine Secret will be thrilled with Ya-Yas in Bloom, but those who missed the earlier book may wonder what all the hype is about.

Ya-Yas in Bloom traces the roots of the Ya-Yas friendships, recounting how they met each other. After these initial chapters on their early friendship, Ya-Yas in Bloom gives little stories about life in Thornton, LA from the 1960s through the 1990s. The stories are told from different perspectives, and two new characters are introduced. Toward the end of the book, there are a series of chapters that have a more connected plot and that are suspenseful.

Ya-Yas in Bloom is an enjoyable read, thanks in large part of Wells' writing. Wells creates strong, complex characters and writes in a believable, Southern voice. Even on their own, each snippet of life the Wells' writes about is interesting. Ya-Yas in Bloom is a great book for women, and definitely one you will want to share with your best friend.

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