Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
by Rebecca Wells
Synopsis from Goodreads
When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she’s directed, her mother gets described as a “tap-dancing child abuser.” Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.
This is a movie right? It’s been ages since I’ve seen the previews and I’ve never seen the movie, but it looked like a good movie. That should bode well for the book right?When looking for books to complete my A-Z author challenge, I grabbed Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood to complete my W requirement. It was horrible. The description lies! It should have been titled “Memoirs of Child Abuse Across the Generations.”
I’m not sure what else to say. The only reason it wasn’t a one star book was because it inspired the post, “Does there need to be less of myself?” Nothing was funny. There was a sex scene that was abruptly dropped into the middle of the story, but did nothing for it.
2 out of 5 stars
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