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The Girls of August
The Girls of August | Anne Rivers Siddons
11 posts | 18 read | 9 to read
Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.
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RavenclawOwlCat
The Girls of August | Anne Rivers Siddons
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3.5 stars. Quick and easy read. Characters were sassy, that‘s for sure. Baby was a little too immature for her age and it felt unbelievable at times. Teared up/cried a little, twice.

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rebbyj
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Mehso-so

I listened to it.

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Andrea4
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Not as great as the House Next Door but still solid. It may also have resonated with me more if I were at a different stage in my life but I'm kind of the in between age in this set up.
And, simply to add for fun since I am seeing tarot correspondences everywhere now, The Tower seemed most appropriate for this book!

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Mshookquilts
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I got lost into Tiger Island as Anne Rivers Siddon reminds us of the importance of long-term relationships to women. I think Maddie & Baby we‘re my favorite characters, but you will love them all.

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cait_anne27
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Had a slow start with this one, but I think reading it in the sun today was just the kind of vibe I needed to get really caught up! #halfwaythrough

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RenePenn
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Mehso-so

This book didn‘t get great reviews but I enjoyed it for what it was - a quick read. It was not the happy-go-lucky read that the cover suggests but it was about girlfriends and their bond. While it‘s not something to move to the top of your TBR list it is a good travel/vacation read or if you just want a quick break after finishing a heavy read.

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RenePenn
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My $4 bargain shelf books from #barnesandnoble. I can‘t seem to pass them up.

BookaholicNatty I have Island of Glass too sitting on my shelf! I need to get to it. I think it‘s a trilogy! 4y
RenePenn @BookaholicNatty It is a trilogy and I believe this was the third book, so I‘ll need to read the other two first. Didn‘t realize when I picked it up on the bargain shelf :/ 4y
BookaholicNatty @RenePenn great reason to get more books 😂😂 4y
Born.A.Reader @BookaholicNatty @RenePenn it is a trilogy! I have the set and I really like it! It's different from Roberts' typical books bc it has some fantasy and magic involved, but if you have read any of her other trilogies, (like the Garden Trilogy or the Bridal Quartet) it's the same type of writing, as far as the 3 diff couples. 4y
Cpg I haven‘t read the other two of this trilogy- but I think I see why it‘s gotten not great reviews- I just came across “as she squeezed at a zit on her chin” now nobody needs to read THAT!!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3y
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Purrfectpages
The Girls of August | Anne Rivers Siddons
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Two more August challenges! #poetrymatters #readingresolutions

LazyDays Thank you!💙 4y
Purrfectpages @lazydays ❤️ 👍 4y
Jess7 Thanks!! 🎉📚🤗 4y
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DivineDiana
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Look at that happy, relaxing cover! I never expected what came next! This was an excruciating,painful read. It really should have been a DNF, but I just don‘t do that (I‘m weird like that). And I was using it for #booked2018 #beachread ! I heard that her earlier books were good! My only takeaway was due to some Gullah families living on the Island, I googled Gullahs. Now, I know more than just the old children‘s TV show, Gullah Gullah Island! 😉

mcipher She writes some heavy, sad books for sure! 4y
DivineDiana @mcipher My post isn‘t clear. It was not sad to me at all. I did not connect with the characters and thought the story was ridiculous! 👎🏻 4y
mcipher Oh, well, that is another reason not to like it! 😂 4y
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DivineDiana @mcipher 👍🏻😂🤣 4y
alisiakae Sorry this was a 👎🏽, but at least you finished a prompt! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good review for a ho-hum book! I started learning about Gullah culture with Zara Neale Hurston. Then we spent a week on Hilton Head and actively searched it out. I‘m glad at least that aspect intrigued you! 4y
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage My husband and I are planning an anniversary getaway and considering Hilton Head. Sounds interesting! (edited) 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana We were there last November and loved it. At that part of the year it‘s pretty chill, and there are still plenty of places open. The beaches were empty too. 4y
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Was it still warm? 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana It was very pleasant. A bit of a chill at night and a few showers. But mostly really lovely. 4y
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! ❤️ 4y
Cinfhen Sorry your beach read was a dud😫 4y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Oh well! Checked off a #booked2018 category! 😘 4y
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DivineDiana
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Audio walking with my new Playaway. I hope it gets better! #booked2018 #beachread

robinb Nice photo! ❤️ 4y
DivineDiana @robinb Thank you! ❤️ 4y
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KathyWheeler
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I really hated this book. The characters are awful. Why anyone would want to be friends with these women, let alone be like them (as is the case with the character, Baby), is beyond me. There's little plot and no character development. I've never read an Anne Rivers Siddons book that was this awful.