Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ARC review: The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons

 
Book synopsis(via Goodreads):
 
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.
 
 
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Grand Central Publishing for the advanced reader's copy of this novel.***
 
 
 
This insomniac's opinion:
 
I really wanted to like this novel. Really. It seemed like ideal summer fodder. The beginning was so promising and I was swept into the wealthy islander life...
 
And, then...I realized that none of the characters were likeable. There was so much drama that I was beginning to wonder if I was reading an episode of Maury Povich(however you spell his name, I don't actually care enough to Google it). And, the plot was jumping around like a bunny on steroids. Sigh.
 
 
Rating: 2 stars
 
 
Worth staying up all night to read?
 
 
Wellllll....maybe-if you like Maury whats-his-name...
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16131115-the-girls-of-august

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