- File Size: 726 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Publisher: Arbor House Books; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 1, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005MCCAUY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
On a flight home from Oakland just before Christmas, a burly bearded man sat next to me on the plane and wondered why I was with such women, but I was too enthralled with their gossipy lives I didn't have time to explain my fascination. There is something simple and ordinary about them, yet the quartet is adventurous, humorous, and deeply stunning.
I was humbled to be allowed in on their secret thoughts and feelings, like part of the club - a club as important as a never-ending friendship.
These ladies are the affectionately stubborn residents of fictional Honeycomb, Alabama, which is the quaint, but spirited setting for the third novel written by Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole. The mother-daughter writing duo both grew up in the northern hills of rural Alabama around such women like the characters in their charming story titled The Paper Rose Club, which is the first in a planned series.
The lives of these four women are defined by their exclusive club, which was formed after an act of "vandalism" by two childhood best friends against one of their mothers. Through tears, the mother speaks the motto that would help form The Paper Rose Club, but also define these four women for life.
"Just remember that paper roses'll last forever...just like your friendships."
The modest statement sets the tone for a story with unexpected twists and betrayal when friendships are tested and even damaged.Read more ›
Like another reviewer, I really didn't like Roxie's character all that much, but she did redeem herself in the end. It was hard for me to see why she even cared what her no-good husband had done, once she knew for sure what an alley cat he had been.
I am curious about the next book in the series.
"Four friends...sisters, cousins, neighbors, classmates...bound together by youthful adventures and 'The Paper Rose Club' growing up in the South. Now adults in the small town of Honeycomb, everything isn't as it seems to be. This story grows in complexity as it progresses. It kept me guessing with unexpected twists. I absolutely love the interwoven tapestry of lives created by Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole."
Excellently written with great, believable characters in a story that doesn't require you to abandon reality. I will definitely be reading more about this lively gang of ladies!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I want to belong to the paper rose club! Those women are having too much fun in their small town.Published 1 month ago by Terri
I enjoyed this book.mi loved how the women were friends from childhood. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robynhasthree
Was a great story. Took an unexpected turn and I would purchase from this author again!Published 17 months ago by Danielle Ball
a good read - down to earth - could happen in anyone's communityPublished 17 months ago by Mary Lazzaro
I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it in two days. The characters are just like real people I know, a mix of good, bad, complex. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carrie M