Book Reviews of The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle

The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary  and Sewing Circle
The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle
Author: Lois Battle
ISBN-13: 9780142000366
ISBN-10: 0142000361
Publication Date: 1/29/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
A "gently" raised Southern Gal, loses her husband (his fault), loses her idenity (her fault) and struggles to become a real woman in todays' "New South". How she accomplishes not only this, but helps a large group of other woman who have been "displaced by progress" is a wonderful story. There was no sense of self-pity here, just a wonderful sense of a new life on the brink....I recommend this book to (and for) woman everywhere.
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Helpful Score: 3
Nice story about women who must continue on after the plant they work for closes.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wonderful story of a group of women and their leader overcoming unexpected turnarounds in their lives and finding a new way. Believable.
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Helpful Score: 3
A story of strong Southern women and their struggle with finding new direction after being laid off, divorced, or let down. I found the growing and changing friendships delightful to watch unfold.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great novel about making your life over after a setback. There isn't a lot of sewing in it, but it's very, very good.
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Helpful Score: 3
Being from Alabama, I was drawn to this book. I'm glad I was. It was a great story about getting your life back on track and helping others do the same.
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Helpful Score: 3
A book about agroup of women who all come together after a series of
unfortunate events change thier lives. Personally I never get tired
of reading about the strength,and perserverence of women.
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Helpful Score: 2
People calls this book Norma Rae meets Steel Magnolias, and I have to agree with them. This book is touching and funny - about the surprising power of a group of small-town women.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is such a good book. A number of ladies "of a certain age" find themselves in crisis when the mill they work for closes, and they are forced to make new beginnings.l
The way they do this will warm your heart.
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Helpful Score: 2
Surprisingly, I liked this one. Predictable, but worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fun, quick easy read! Lots of characters and personalities who join together for support after the "Cherished Lady" factory closes down.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a nice, easy read with very enjoyable characters. My only complaint is that the ending leaves you wondering what happens next and the author has planned no sequal.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good chick pic; interesting twist at the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
I don't often review books. It's even less often that I give them five stars. To say I adored this book would be an understatement. I loved, loved, loved it and will be looking for more books by this author. It's loaded with great witticisms and pieces of advice from the Florabama ladies and I loved them all. Even though I have an education, having been laid off more than two years ago, I can truly sympathize with them and their plight. I don't hang on to many books, but this one has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf; I will not be passing it on. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read-- if you enjoyed books like the Ya-Ya's and Red Hat Society, you'll like this.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is such a wonderful book. Having grown up near Florabama it reminded me of home.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyable to the very end. My first experience with Lois Battle's book and I will definitely be on the lookout for others
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book about a woman with grown children, going through the trials of starting over after a divorce and what path her life will take...heartwarming story of her finding inner strength she didn't know she had and learning how to cope with the curveballs that life throws at you. Very enjoyable read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I just couldn't get into this book. Got about half-way through, couldn't finish it, and put it back up for trade. It wasn't badly written, I just didn't find the story that compelling or interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
The story of a woman who finds herself divorced after 20 some years of marriage. She has never had a real job. A friend assists her in finding a job at a small community college. In helping others resolve their problems, she finds herself. Along the way she encounters a puppy named Ganesha and an eclectic group of women displaced when their bra-making company moves to Mexico.
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So, if you're into "chick-lit" I think this is probably a great choice. I had an expectation about it being more about labor organizing and the deep connections between working class women (these topics are briefly looked at) and as such I was a little confused by the central themes of divorce and an middle aged woman's return to sexuality (which was actually pretty sweet). In other words, if you're looking for Southern Literature with edge a la Dorothy Allison, this might not do it for you. On the other hand, if you want a sweet story about a woman rediscovering herself in the South, it's a pleasant read.
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I picked this book because it had sewing circle in the title, and I belong to a sewing circle (quilting). However, it really was more about the main character who had a life changing divorce and found out how to stand on her own two feet. It was a quick read and a cute story.
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Great Southern chick lit.
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I loved this book! Author's characters are believable & well-fleshed out. The story line was catchy. I got so engrossed in the whole thing that I was left wanting a sequel! Good read.
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I truly loved this book.Alot of good old southern Flavor here.Fried Green Tomato type reading.You will probably identify with somebody here & find someone that you know or want to know.I think this was her best.
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How refreshing.
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Great southern woman's read. Formation of a sewing cirle to heal many needs.
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I loved this book. It is cozy, warm, and snuggly. The normal southern setting melds nicely into the well rounded characters and their antics. Good story line, good solution, good read.
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When the lingerie factory in a small southern town shuts down, it throws many of its employees into financial crisis, and propels one recently-dirvocred socialite into a reluctant mentor position as they attempt to put their lives back together. Well written.
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It was fabulous. I really loved it. Wonderful characters. I didn't want it to end.
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A sweet little book about ladies who overcome the closing of the plant where they all earn a living.
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Enjoyable light reading. It ended too soon!
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Lovely read. Beautiful story
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So good. Did not put it down until I was done!
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A light read. Fairly good except that the last 1/3 of the book seemed to wrap up at the expense of the characters' development and a more satisfying resolution of the story threads.
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Quick beach read, chick lit.
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When bad things happen to good people growth occurs. It was a little tough for me to read as more and more bad just kept coming. But the book finally turns around and has a positive ending as new jobs are started, new friendships formed and confidence is found.
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From back cover:
Welcome to Florabama, AL, a place where you can sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. if you had em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn't, you couldn't think about anything else.
Lois Battle creates a rich tapestry of female friendships in this funny, heartfelt and poignant story about the surprising power of a group of small-town women.