Monday, September 28, 2015

Missed Sunday Salon...

Sunday Salon, or should I say Monday, finds me finishing up Anne Rivers Siddons, The Girls of August.  I didn't get to the beach this summer, at all... so I thought I'd read about others who did.

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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.

I don't usually read this type of book, however,  I needed some enjoyable reading, with not so much catastrophe, although this did "spark" in more than one spot.

What's next, I'm going to give Gone Girl another go,  I abandoned it earlier this year.


bermudaonion said...

I've read a couple of her books and always enjoy them. I avoid the beach in the summer when it's crowded but have plans to go in a few weeks.

Nise' said...

Good luck with Gone Girl. It was not my favorite. I've got a couple of "beach" reads left on my stack.

Annie said...

This sounds interesting Irene, thanks for the review.
I'll have to look out for it.

I also avoid the beach when the school holidays are on, so next week, hooray, I might get back for my fish and chips for lunch on my day off!

Blogoratti said...

Sounds like a great read indeed, thanks for sharing and greetings!

Beth Niquette said...

This sounds like a really fun book! Thank you, Irene, for your sweet comments every Friday. I always always look forward to hearing from you. ((HUGS)) Have a lovely weekend, my Friend!