The Girls of August

Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing   the girls of august
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Purchased



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.

Ope’s Opinions: The three main characters are real tight friends because they have known each other for a real long time.  When someone new tries to join them, they act like five year olds who don’t want to share their friendship.  I wanted to say grow up several times.  It is hard to be a new one person in an established group.  These woman didn’t make it any easier.

A lot of bad things happened while they were on an island.  There were so many random hard things, it did not feel likely to happen.

Each character had secrets they were keeping.  The secrets came out slowly.  The end came fast and just sort of ended.

Rating: 3 – I like this book enough to suggest it a friend to share it with.

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