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The Same Sweet Girls
The Same Sweet Girls
Author: Cassandra King
Every other year, six college friends - no longer young, but still enjoying each other's company - get together for a hilarious reunion. Now they're pushing 50 and facing the reality of aging, a concern that comes into sad focus when one of the six is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The others rally round as they face the sad truth, each one ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786891092
ISBN-10: 0786891092
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Pages: 560
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
This book was excellent, a sweet story about the long lasting friendship between six southern women who first met in college at The W, Corrine, Lanier, Julia, Byrd, Rosanelle, and Astor, better know as the SSG's. In their late forties now, they all get together twice a year, in the summer at Lanier's place on Dauphin Island, and in the Fall at Corrine's place on Blue Mountain. The story focuses on Corrine, Lanier, and Julia - Corrine with her controlling ex husband Miles, their son Culley, and Cal, a new friend and fan of her art work; Lanier with her husband 'Saint' Paul, from whom she is separated, their two children Christopher and Lindy, and Jesse Phoenix, her childhood love; and Julia with her husband Joe Ed, and their disabled daughter Bethany. I guess you could say these women suffer a midlife crises together. Corrine becomes terminally ill and wishes to reconcile with her son before it is too late, Lanier is in love with two men and her children have distanced themselves from her for hurting their father, and Julia is tormented by the memory of a former love and the child she never claimed. I highly recommend this book, a heartwarming story that had me laughing and crying, one that will stay with me for a long time.
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Helpful Score: 5
A definite "Chick's Book" as my husband would call it! ;-)

It took a while for me to get into the story, but once I did, I had a hard time putting it down. The story will make you laugh and cry!

All the women in the story have been through so much, but that is what makes it believable. The women are "sweet" but they are not saints. They are real women with real issues.

I would recommend this book to my friends!
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a fantastic story of friendship. Being a sorority girl from Alabama and having a mom who is the age of these women, I really enjoyed these characters. I could see myself being like this in 30 years!
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this story of a group of Alabama women who became friends in college who have continued their close group until their late 40's. As an Alabama woman of the same age, it rang true for me on so many levels. The story closely follows three of the women as they go through life changes. A wonderful celebration of friendship and self-discovery.
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Helpful Score: 2
Delightful fun read. Not too deep but with wonderful character development. True to life situations - very Southern.
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This is a novel of women's friendships that is funny, touching, heartbreaking, yet not sentimental. This is a group of colorful, funny, opinionated and definetly real Southern women sharing their loves, lives, and emotions.
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A great book that looks at the bonds that female friends have. A tear-jerker of a book, but a wonderful way to remember all of the female friends in your life.
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If you liked the ya ya sisterhood book you'd probbaly like this book. Cute read, and not to heavy