Ya-Yas In Bloom
I've never read any of the other Ya Ya books by Rebecca Wells but I did see the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood movie starring Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn so I wasn't completly lost when I read Ya-Yas In Bloom.
The story is told from different narrators from how the Ya-Yas came to meet to the memories of the Petites Ya-Yas (their offspring) growing up finally ending with the next generation of Très Petites (the Grandchildren).
The book seems rushed at the end with a strange subplot that occurs. It wasn't a bad book in all, but that last part really bummed me out!
This part made me smile however:All the other Ya-Yas chimed in. Mind you, these women had been sipping bourbon or martinis for hours. But they were still sober enough for the show to go on. I could smell liquor on their breaths, mingled with their Chanel, My Sin, Joy, and Mama's signature scent from Hovet Parfum, along with cigarette smoke. For years I thought of that mixture as the essential aroma of womanhood.
*Note: I believe there was a misprint with Hovet Parfum and think that the writer was referring to Hové Parfumeur
, then again I could be wrong.*
Ya-Yas in Bloom retails for $24.95 but can be purchased at Books a Million
for $16.09 (the lowest price on the web.)