Karen / Women's Fiction

The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons

16131115Hmmm… not really sure what to say about this one. Anne Rivers Siddons is one of my favorite authors, but The Girls of August, well, let’s just say if you’ve never read her before, do not start with this one. If you haven’t read her before, then this is an OK beach read.

Four twenty-something women meet when their husbands all attend the same medical school, and a bond develops. Since their husbands are busy all the time, the women begin taking an annual trip together every August, and this goes on for years. Each year, it’s a different house and a different experience.

But when one of them is killed in a car accident, everything stops. A few years go by, and the girls decide it’s time to try again. This time, however, there’s a new wife. A very young new wife.

Can these girls all get along?

If you decide not to care (which I did) at least the description of coastal South Carolina is nice.


Read-alike author: Nancy Thayer.


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