Written By: Rebecca Wells

Narrated By: Judith Ivey

Date: July 2009

Duration: 9 hours 21 minutes


An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells' award-winning bestseller Little Altars Everywhere and #1 New York Times bestseller Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Ya-Yas in Bloom reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship in the 1930s and roars through sixty years of marriage, children, and hair-raising family secrets.

When four-year-old Teensy Whitman prisses one time too many and stuffs a big old pecan up her nose, she sets off the chain of events that lead Vivi, Teensy, Caro, and Necie to become true sister-friends. Ya-Yas in Bloom shows us the Ya-Yas in love and at war with convention. Through crises of faith and hilarious lapses of parenting skills, brushes with alcoholism and glimpses of the dark reality of racial bigotry, the Ya-Ya values of unconditional loyalty, high style, and Cajun sass shine through at a time when the dynamic web of sisterhood is the only safety net strong enough to hold families together and endure.

Performed by Judith Ivey


  • Anonymous

    I love all of Rebecca Wells’s books and this one didn’t disappoint either. The narrator was just fantastic. Made the whole experience like a movie in my heads. Loved every minute of it.

  • Laura

    I was not that impressed. It was an easy read, but I found myself waiting for the book to be over. Each chapter is a story onto itself and most of the stories are told with humor, but I just can't give the book a higher rating.

  • Anonymous

    Humorous and light... easy to listen to. As a "girl raised in the south", could relate to many of the stories (and the way they were told). Rebecca Wells tends to be a little tough on the Catholic Church!

  • Betty Olson

    If you like books about gutsy, courageous but fallible Southern women, this book is for you! Add to this a great reader and you have an enjoyable experience that had me both laughing and crying. Please, oh great Ya-Ya Priestess', give me more!

  • J. Schwartz

    This was an enjoyable book. It wasn't as fabulous as the first two in the series but it is worth renting.

  • Deborah Martinson

    Terrific. Rebecca Wells again shows the ability to make place a character, to make characters real and enduring. IT is fun and funny, and sad and sentimental--all lin a great mix. Real. A beautiful book.

  • Rhonda

    More of a collection of short stories than a novel, but overall it's very good. I enjoyed the narrator of this one. Her voices and accents fit the material and were entertaining.

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