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The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

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Worth the Wait

As expected, Rebecca Wells does not disappoint. The story of Calla Lily Ponder has all the Louisiana flair of Wells' previous tales of the Ya-Yas, with plenty of realism, fantasy, romance, and laughter to go around. The book was a tad slow in the first chapter, but qu...
As expected, Rebecca Wells does not disappoint. The story of Calla Lily Ponder has all the Louisiana flair of Wells' previous tales of the Ya-Yas, with plenty of realism, fantasy, romance, and laughter to go around. The book was a tad slow in the first chapter, but quickly thereafter grabbed me and pulled me in so I didn't want to put it down. I have been waiting for a very good Southern tale to compete with my love of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood trilogy, and this one certainly did, following Calla from childhood through to early adulthood. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys this type of Fiction.

posted by Marley1079 on July 28, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Definitely not the Ya-Ya Sisterhood...

I was very excited to read this book and must say that I was a bit disappointed by the time I finished the last page. As always, Wells provides a luscious Louisiana back drop for her setting and the comradery shared amongst women makes your heart swell with the want fo...
I was very excited to read this book and must say that I was a bit disappointed by the time I finished the last page. As always, Wells provides a luscious Louisiana back drop for her setting and the comradery shared amongst women makes your heart swell with the want for a big 'ol girls' night out. The book, however, is filled with references to the Moon Lady that I found a bit too far out and that didn't really improve the story. I would have been much more interested in the development of a better story line for Calla Lily than useless tales of a mysterious celestial goddess overseeing the character during her day-to-day life. The plot is one that has been used many times girl loves boy, boy leaves girl and finally they reunite but with Wells' gift for the written word one would hope for less predictability. Bottom line- easy read that will pass the time at the beach but not a book you will remember next year.

posted by Martinbaby1 on August 16, 2009

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    Little Disappointing

    Overall, I enjoyed it. But the first half was much better than the second half.

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    Posted August 19, 2009

    Wait for the movie, it will be better...

    Once in awhile you stumble upon a book and you just know the movie will be better. This is that book.

    The Ya Ya Sisterhood was a disappointment for me too, so I don't know what possessed me to purchase this one. It starts strong and gets weaker and weaker. The moon lady was just plain silly, the pages and pages and pages of mourning almost made me quit.

    Save your money.

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