Book Reviews of Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)

Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya Yas, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Ya-Yas in Bloom - Ya Yas, Bk 3 - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Rebecca Wells, Judith Ivey (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780060761639
ISBN-10: 0060761636
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells LITTLE ALTARS EVERYWHERE and DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, YA-YAS IN BLOOM reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great read for those summer beach days!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an assortment of stories about the Ya Yas and their children (the Petite Ya Yas) that give the reader more details into the history of the Ya Yas. It touches on memories mentioned in Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and goes one step further into them. A very quick read, but a good read. If you enjoyed Divine Secrets, you should try this one out as well.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you have read any Ya Ya books you will enjoy this book.The book really has no story it just gives the reader more insight into the Ya Ya's,and their offspring,"The Petite Ya Ya's.Nothing can compare to the first book,but it's still a fun read.
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Helpful Score: 1
a very delightful book, not as "Ya-Ya" as the first one, this book is broken up into separate stories that somehow lead from one to another.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was amazing!!! I love all of the ya ya books. They are awesome.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not bad. Definitely not "Little Altars" good, but still pretty good. If you're a Ya-Ya addict, it's definitely one for the collection.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed reading this book! Loved the first one and I always want to know more about the charecters lives...this book was just that!
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderfully funny book about an extended family in Louisianna. 4 women who are childhood friends, support one another through thick and thin and their children and grandchildren have a great network to thrive in. Wonderful sequel to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
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I really enjoyed this intallment of the Ya-Yas. At times very funny, other times, thought provoking.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fast read, kept me interested all the way through.
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I really liked it. The first two had some happy stories, and some not too happy stories. This one focused more on the funny and happy times. I enjoyed it and hope it isn'tt he last!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Didn't like this one as much as the first two books of this series but still good read.
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If you love the Ya-Yas this one was great. Much better than Little Altars Everywhere.
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. . . shows us 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.
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Helpful Score: 1
Did not like it as much as Divine Secrets, but it was an interesting insight into the early lives of the Ya-Ya's and the petite Ya-Ya's. You do not have to read this one before Divine Secrets, but I might go back and listen to that again now that I have read this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as The Divine Secrets but still entertaining.
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It was good to be with the Ya-Yas again. This book felt lighter than the previous two. Less emotional and more just a story. This is a hardcover book.
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The third of the Ya-Yas books - not my favorite but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
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This book was Ok not as good as I expected it to be.
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Wasn't too keen on it. The writing was ok - but seemed more like a series of short stories about these characters, than following a cohesive storyline
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There is a song by They Might Be Giants called #3, this books reminds me of that. It goes "There is only 2 songs in me and I just wrote 3rd, don't how I got the inspration or how I found the words..."
This book is really just a rehashing of Little Alters and Divine Secrets. This didn't not tell anything new, just said the same things over and over. It was like the best of the Ya-ya books.

I was disapointed, it was Ms. Well has one story and she just keeps telling over and over.
She is just stuck with these people in the early 60's. It is a shame.
With such rich materal and the title of the book, I was hoping to read about these women when they were growing up and becoming women and mothers. All I got was the same stuff over and over.
It would have been nice to hear about the childhood,and high school and the years before marrage when Vivi and Caro were in New York and how they met their husbands and how they became mothers.
That is what in Bloom means to me, to become somthing, not to hear the same stories over and over again from a 68 yr old women and thier 30 something children about things that happen in the 60's.

A disapointment to say the least.
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Another good one by Rebecca Wells. I am fortunate to be a member of a small town group of "Ya Yas" and it's as though she has listened in on our conversations through the years of growing up and growing older together!

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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I really enjoyed this book. I have read and enjoyed the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (loved it) and Little Altars Everywhere (did not enjoy nearly so much). I was wishing as I read Ya-Yas in Bloom that I remembered all the plot of the other 2 more in depth, but that fact did not dull my enjoyment of this book at all. The tone of this one was softer, I feel, than parts of the other and I loved the ending.
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More stories from the Ya-Yas. T
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funny quick read.
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The Ya Ya's friendship is explored through 60 years. You get to know the strength of friendship, family and love.
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One of the funniest and emotional stories I have heard... sometimes crying from laughing and then crying from emotion. Judith Ivey is wonderful at reading this....
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I loved this book. Couldn't put it down.
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THE YAYAS ARTE AT IT AGAIN!!
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The third in the Ya-Yas series follows the friends through 60 years of life.
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Better than divine secrets
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AS GOOD AS THE REST
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Sequel to Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and so much fun to read.
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Fun read.
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Lovely title. Helps round out the "Divine..." collection.
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Rebecca Wells is an exceptional author, she will have you laughing and crying throughout the entire book. An honest and insightful look at life in the fifties and sixties.
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My least favorite of the Ya-Ya books. It's entertaining, but very scattered. It lacks a plot, really.
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Another great Ya-Ya book -- a wonderful summer read
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Great southern literature w/ colorful characters. Looking forward to reading Wells' next book.
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Excellen condition. Author of the NYT bestseller "The Ya-Ya Sisterhood." This book is a good start to the Ya-Ya trio of books, as it reveals the roots of the Ya-Ya's friendship in the 1930's and roars through sixty years of marriage, children, and hair-raising family secrets. Story is told through crises of faith and hilarious lapses of parenting skills, glimpses of racial bigotry and Cajun sass. Ya-Ya Sisterhood was a blockbuster movie.
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A must read for fans of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood!
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This is a wonderful book about the support and love of good women friends as well as the complexities of family love. Loved it.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a series of vignettes about the Ya-Yas and the town of Thornton, Louisiana, narrated by the incomparable Judith Ivey. I saw the movie, but never read The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, but remember little about it. I'm off to re-read it and listen to the audio version of Little Altars Everywhere which I understand deals with child abuse and alcoholism. I love the way Rebecca Wells writes, and listening to Judith Ivey read is a rare treat, indeed.
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For readers everywhere who are ga-ga for the Ya-Yas and clamoring for more, and for those who are lucky enough to be discovering the Ya-Yas for the first time, comes a new book about the incomparable Sisterhood, bursting with life and funnier than ever.....
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wonderful read - enjoy more stories re the Ya-Yas
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Little Ya-Yas. Enjoyable read.
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More stories of growing up in an eccentric tribe of Louisiana women from the author of "Little Altars Everywhere" and "Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood". Rebecca Wells still knows how to tell stories. This one lacked the drama and intensity of the first two but its an opportunity to learn more about the Petit Ya-Ya's and their Très Petits.
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Great read! Would make a great beach book!
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Another great story of the "Ya-Ya's"!
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funny but those ya yas tend to get on my nerves a bit.
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Loved it.
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Love all things YA YA. great read
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A delightful tale for anyone familiar with the Ya-Yas. It reaches into the heart and your own personal memories of things that you want to remember.
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Another great book in the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood series. Loved it!
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Great book!
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This is the third book in the "Ya-Yas Series." It goes into more detail about how the Ya-Yas met, their early years, life as young mothers, and life as women of mature age. Each chapter contains a story about the Ya-Yas, typically told from a different POV than the last chapter, and time progresses from past to present (1990s). The first part of the book (it's divided into four sections) is probably the most entertaining. This is the part that discusses how the Ya-Yas got together & their childhood spent together. Another interesting part I felt deals with two characters that weren't even Ya-Yas. One chapter deals with the girl that Siddalee & friends used to make fun of & what happened to her when she grew up and other chapter deals with that girls' mother & her interactions with the Ya-Yas. Although these two chapters weren't directly related to the Ya-Yas, they were interesting in that they present the Ya-Ya's lifestyle from the eyes of an outsider. That's not to say that the other sections aren't good, they just aren't as memorable. Though the last chapter about Christmas revels more about Necie's husband, who was often out of place in all the other stories in the series, and I found that interesting. All-in-all, if you want to know more about the Ya-Yas, then by all means read this book. It doesn't really present any shocking revelations, but it does help round out the characters from the first two books of the series.
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I great follow trilogy! I really enjoyed it.
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hardcover...I've read this and really loved it, but now it sits- awaiting the next reader. If you like the Ya Ya Sisterhood books, then you must have her latest novel.
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Light entertainment, similar to her other books. Not as good as Divine Secrets but still fun.
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I am loving picking up right where I left off with ViVi and the Ya Ya's ! Funniest, warmest darling hearts ever.
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I actually didn't enjoy this book as much as the first Book. This may have hit too close to home but it was very angry and kind of depressing. I don't know if there is an autobiographical slant to her books but this book seemed personal. It's didn't flow smoothly and seemed a bit scattered. It was almost as if she was trying to weave a filament of her own life with the story and characters we met in the "Divine Secrets" book
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