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The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
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Jul 21, 09

Read in July, 2009

Meh. Very disappointed in this one. I read "Little Altars Everywhere" and "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" years and years ago, but I remember absolutely loving them. "Ya-Yas in Bloom" was mediocre at best, but I held out hope for this one, thinking since Calla Lily was a fresh character the book might be of the quality of Wells' first two novels. Sadly, it wasn't. Wells tried to touch on deep/important themes, but it all came out as fluff. I didn't dislike the main character/narrator, but I just couldn't quite connect with her the way I did with Vivi in the Ya-Ya books. The entire book just seemed trite and contrived to me, especially the ending, and I was not sorry when it was over. I highly recommend "Divine Secrets" and "Little Altars" to all women, but don't bother with this one.
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