Saturday, August 23, 2014

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE GIRLS OF AUGUST: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE GIRLS OF AUGUST
BY ANNE RIVERS SIDDONS
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
THE GIRLS OF AUGUST is Anne Rivers Siddons's 19th novel. Her previous bestselling novels include Burnt Mountain, Off Season, Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King's Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox's Earth, The House Next Door, and Heartbreak Hotel. She is also the author of a work of nonfiction, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. She and her husband, Heyward, split their time between their home in Charleston, SC and Brooklin, ME. For more information, visit www.anneriverssiddons.net. 

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY ANNE RIVERS SIDDONS:
                    
                    

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
In best selling author Anne Rivers Siddons latest novel, THE GIRLS OF AUGUST, readers will immediately be drawn into the lives of four women who become friends while their husbands are attending medical school. With so much in common, it didn't take long for Maddy, Barbara, Melinda, and Rachel to bond and so begins a story that covers decades of the relationship between these women. They share the ups and downs, the happy and sad, and all the emotions that go into the lives of these "girls". As time moves on, they decide to spend a week at the beach each year, no matter what is going on in their lives, or where they are, so they can catch up and keep their friendship alive and fresh. Their time at the oceanfront escape is one they hold dear, filled with fun and excitement at first, and maturing as years go by. However, as the yearly meetings go on, tragedy strikes this group and the loss of one of the quartet leads to apathy and doubts about how long this tradition will, and should, go on. 

Siddons wisely moves the narrative along by drawing readers into the lives of each of these well-developed characters, and by injecting some new players into the picture, readers are hooked. Theirs is an extraordinary bond and thus only natural to want to see where the new member will take them. Will she fit in? Will they allow her to fill the void left when their friend died? How will the beautifully drawn setting and local inhabitants play a part in the story of these women? Wanting to see where this takes THE GIRLS OF AUGUST makes for a memorable and enchanting read. When the last page is turned, Anne Rivers Siddons leaves readers with characters you care about and think of long after the book is closed, or the audio turned off.
GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO MITCH AND THE FINE FOLKS AT
HACHETTE BOOKS, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS FASCINATING AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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Margie said...

I like the concept of the women's friendships, as well as the SC coast location. Thanks for the giveaway.
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From Anne Rivers Siddons website...enjoyed the photos.


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I like that the women stuck together for years. I am rather jealous! I have just a few friends that I have been able to maintain a friendship with no matter where we live. I like that you said that story is memorable in your review.

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I Love Anne Rivers Siddons...love southern fiction, and love audio books. Why wouldn't I want this one?
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I've enjoyed a couple of her other novels and think she always provides such great characters! Thanks!
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