The Same Sweet Girls

The Same Sweet Girls

by Cassandra King

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Overview

The new novel by the celebrated author of The Sunday Wife chronicles the lives of a tight-knit group of lifelong friends.

None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore, and none of them have actually ever been that sweet. But this spirited group of Southern women, who have been holding biannual reunions ever since they were together in college, are nothing short of compelling. There's Julia Stovall, the First Lady of Alabama, who, despite her public veneer, is a down-to-earth gal who only wants to know who her husband is sneaking out with late at night. There's Lanier Sanders, whose husband won custody of their children after he found out about her fling with a colleague. Then there's Astor Deveaux, a former Broadway showgirl who simply can't keep her flirtations in check. And Corinne Cooper, whose incredible story comes to light as the novel unfolds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401300388
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/19/2005
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 420,757
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Cassandra King is the author of The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls and Queen of Broken Hearts. A native of Lower Alabama, she lives in the Low Country of South Carolina with her husband, novelist Pat Conroy.

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Same Sweet Girls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Salgal More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down right up to the outstanding ending. Character development was well thought out. I never had trouble following it and it was a delectable summer read. Kept me wanting more. It delivered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I guess if your looking for a fluff book its okay at best. But there's certainly no susbstance or humor to the book. Our book club gave it a thumbs down.
Nikkinay More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I have read it a few times and it's a book that I can continue to go back to every few years. This book sends you on an emotional roller-coaster. I cried, I laughed, I got mad, hurt and hopeful. The friendships are very real and true to life and most times enviable. While reading you feel like another member of their tight knit little group and I haven't read a book since this one that invited me into their world and enveloped me in it. I can't imagine anyone not liking it, but to each his own I guess. I would really suggest reading this to anyone who loves to get lost in another world when they read a book, I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was really good. Sometimes it is hard to follow because each chapter is by a different character which I found distracting at times. But overall, I really enjoyed the friendship between the SSG's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The characters in the book were totally real to life. I felt all the way through the book that I was on vacation with my best friends. I was very sorry the book had to end.
erinclark on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. I thought I would actually have something in common with the characters as my college buddies and I get together twice a year for what we call "Chickfest". But no way - these ladies were a bunch of selfish, shallow, disturbed sluts.
bitsy08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read this book because I read she was married to Pat Conroy. I was interested to see how she wrote and this book was recommended over her others. I thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the things I did notice, though, is that it was written in 2005 with only one other book after that. Ms. King and her husband are good friends with Anne Rivers Siddons whose writing I also enjoy. Sadly, Ms. Rivers Siddons hasn't written a new book in years either. I also read that Pat Conroy has cancer so it could be that Ms. King is busy with his illness but I certainly hope she hasn't stopped writing. Her characters in this book are wonderful and wonderfully written. I do hope that she's busy writing a new book. I'll keep watching and in the meantime, go back and read her others.
pdebolt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading The Sunday Wife, I couldn't wait for this book. Now that I've read it, I am disappointed. I thought the conversations were too glib and the "crisis" situations handled with too little real poignancy. I also couldn't understand why two SSGs like Astor and Rosanelle had been tolerated for 30 years. The episode of Astor meeting Cal (or whomever) after hours was never really addressed to resolution. Maybe I was looking forward to this book too much after the standard set by Sunday Wife. I found it to be merely average and I expect more of a writer with Cassandra King's talents.
valleymom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book of very flawed, human characters. There were lots of loose ends I would've like to have seen tied up. Fleshing out Astor would've been good reading. Culley learning the truth about his father and holding him accountable would have been preferable to consigning him to the background at the end of Corrine's life. More evidence of Lanier's changes to make her life better would have also been welcomed. It feels like a good bit of the story is missing yet. What a shame.
graffitimom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a book about friendship and acceptance. Not all of the characters were loveable; some of their actions were reprehensible. The story, however, was captivating. The book was about mature women, not some doe eyed young things. They have life histories and complications. They have made mistakes and have supported one another-some more so than others. They dealt with situations and confronted their demons. Some had troubled or unusual marriages. Some had affairs, some resisted. They were not at all what they seemed. An illness turns out to be just that(though I had suspected poisoning...). The book does involve adult issues, such as rape and euthanasia. Viewed from outside, many lives seem perfect, but, when examined, all are flawed. This book did a good job of showing the public perception while exposing the reality. It was nice,as a mature woman, to read a book about mature women coping with life's ups and down. I may not agree with how some issues were handled, but the book was a good read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, overall it was mildly entertaining. I found it to be rather bland and anti-climactic. A good read if you are bored and have nothing better to do, but not a real page turner. I was expecting more spunk and stronger ties.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It was easy to get into and the characters were like normal people that you have relationships with throughout your life. They deal with problems that most of us have/will come across. This is a book about friendships and life relationships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Same Sweet Girls is a fascinating story of five friends who share bi-annual moments together. For so long, the friendship has been tested and proven to be deep and genuine. It portrayed their different lives, failures, sucesses, hopes, dreams, regrets, pains and convictions.An inspiring page turner, Same Sweet Girls has a great plot and marvellous characterization. Above all, it shows the strength of friendship, of having someone who has your back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because this book got such raves, everyone in my book club was disappointed. The characters were unbelievable and their situations all failed to come to any sort of satisfactory result.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am almost finished with this book and can not put it down. It grabs you from the first chapter and does not let you go. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read but has a hard time finding a book worthwhile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a 'Ya-Ya esque' feel to it. It is witty and heart warming, as well as heart breaking. The friendships in this book are poignant. It is a must read for anyone who thinks your friends need to be just like you....to be your best friends. It exemplifies acceptance and forgiveness...a lesson I needed to be reminded of!