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.
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.
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.
. . . 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Donna I. (Patchouli) reviewed Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya-Yas, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
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.....
R. S. reviewed Ya-Yas in Bloom (Ya-Yas, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
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.
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.
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