|The Same Sweet Girls Guide To Life
The Same Sweet Girls Reviews
|"With her touching tale
of six middle-aged women, Cassandra King will
please women who enjoy reading... ...King provides readers a
strong sense of place in her book... ...The Same Sweet Girls is better than most
mainstream women's fiction because it blends
well-crafted tension with the usual themes of
-- Foth Worth Star Telegram
|"There's plenty of
gossip and speculation as each "girl" hides
secrets, past and present, making it an
intriguing and fast read... ...The book is a
wonderful depiction of the intimate and
sometimes complicated friendships women form.
Love and loathing, trust and apprehension, seem
to weave throughout all the relationships. "The
Same Sweet Girls" will renew readers'
appreciation for the strength and comfort female
friendships bring at any age..."
-- Macon Magazine
|"A man reading Cassandra
King's new novel, "The Same Sweet Girls," might
feel like he's just stolen a copy of the other
team's playbook. Intertwined intricacies of six
complex women, women who have been friends and
confidantes for decades: It might sound like the
fiction (and friction) of "Desperate
Housewives," except that King's novel is
better... ...Fans of King's previous work,
however, will still find in this book the
colloquial charm, the "cornbread-talking"
characters, plus a sometimes poetic style that
is reminiscent of her real-life counterpart, Pat
Conroy, with just a dab of Lee Smith or Anne
Rivers Siddons for good measure.
The subtle ending borrows from F. Scott
Fitzgerald and Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
preventing simple classification, placing King
among her contemporaries in fiction.
All told, King is about spinning a good yarn,
and in the end, it's the story that sticks."
-- Charleston Post and Courier
organization of independent booksellers with
stores in all 50 states, has already named ''The
Same Sweet Girls'' its book of the month for
February. But just as important to King, it has
received a good reaction from the critics who
matter most - the real Same Sweet Girls."
-- Birmingham News
|"...This bittersweet new
novel by the wife of best-selling novelist Pat
Conroy is every bit as delicious as the novels
about the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Six extraordinary
middle-aged women have met twice a year since
graduating from college. During their reunions,
they drink, they laugh and they sing while
recalling past good times and current
heart-breaks. At the conclusion of each weekend
they crown one of their own, proclaiming her
Queen of the Same Sweet Girls..."
"The novel is filled with many surprises...
...The biggest surprise is the ending. Reviewer
ethics won’t allow me to reveal it, but I will
say that it’s right on, revealing once again the
strong bond of uncompromising loyalty and love
that can exist among women. King admits that she
belongs to a real life Same Sweet Girls group,
which has reunited every year since college. She
claims that none of the women in her group
“would ever carry on like the shameless hussies
in this book."
-- News & Record (NC)