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Ya-Yas in Bloom [Paperback]

Rebecca Wells
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14 Jan 2011

An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells’ bestselling and much loved previous novels, Ya-Yas in Bloom reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship in the 1930s and roars through sixty years of marriage, child-raising, and hair-raising family secrets…

When four year old Teensy Whitman stuffs a pecan up her nose, she sets off the chain of events that lead Teensy, Caro, Vivi 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 shows is 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.

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 endure.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; (Reissue) edition (14 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007201109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007201105
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 503,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Uplifting, uproarious, saucy and smart, the Ya-Ya sisterhood sequel lives up to the highest expectations.’ Booklist

About the Author

Rebecca Wells is an actor and playwright in addition to being the author of the phenomenal bestsellers Little Altars Everywhere, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Ya Yas in Bloom. She has received numerous awards for her books.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but a bit lacklustre 20 April 2011
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This is a cute little read and I loved hearing about the girls in action again. But it is a shadow of the first instalment "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" and in that respect it is disappointing. This book takes up with the four friends as wives, mothers and grandmothers. I still adore Vivi with all her flaws, for me the ringleader of the quartet and the book centres on her life. The other 3, Caro, Necie and Teensy, dip in and out but we never learn that much about them, which is a shame. It's an easy, warm read but lacks the vitality, candour and charm of the first book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read 17 May 2010
This is as good if not better than the first Ya Ya book.
I loved the chapter on "Beatle mania" & cannot wait for another Ya Ya book.
You get so involved with the wonderful Characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bloomin' fabulous, dah-ling! 26 April 2010
By Nicola F (Nic) TOP 500 REVIEWER
How I adored `The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood!' So much so that I could hardly wait to get my grubby little mitts on the sequel. Of course I wasn't disappointed. How could I be? I just love Vivi, Teensy and the gang who felt like old friends by the end of the first book, and this was even better in a way because we learn more about them as children but not just them- also the Petite Ya-Ya's (the sisterhoods kids) and the Tres Petite Ya-Ya's (the grandkids). Jumping between past and present, this story delves even further into life in wonderful Thornton through the years and its reminisces of small-town southern life, with familiar links to the first novel.

I held longingly onto every single word as it moved from Teensy `pecan up her nose' Whitman to riding elephants and sanctimonious nuns, and then effortlessly to Beatle mania- this is such a warm, homely comforting book with an array of little storylines that just tie together beautifully and I am just desperate for Rebecca Wells to write another Ya-Ya story. In my opinion, little Baylor Abbot was the true star in this novel and he deserves a book of his own. Highly recommended that you read this, only make sure you read `Divine Secrets' first- you won't regret it and will undoubtedly find yourself calling everyone `dah-ling' for weeks to come!
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This was unnecessary and does not zip along like the sequel - er - the one that it prequels and is the successful movie. The problem is that the charm of adult women who recall their youth and loyalties in a modern plot where one does care about what happens is not in this book - they are just pretentious kids growing up like we all did: surviving. Sometimes more is less, and more or less, this is less.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't bother with this 22 Sep 2011
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since I hated the original Ya-Ya Sisterhood book so much, I couldn't bring myself to waste any more time on this. I would rather sit on the train and read the ads!
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