Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Same Sweet Girls

Thursday Thought on Reading and Writing

There’s no book giveaway today. But, wait! (you’ve heard that on TV, haven’t you?) If you leave a comment on this blog by 6 pm CT Sunday April 29, 2012, you’ll be entered an additional time in a future drawing for a book giveaway. (Please see further information on book giveaways by clicking the "Disclaimers" tab at the top of the page.)

Today I review Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King

Cassandra King is a bestselling novelist whose fiction has won the hearts of readers everywhere, especially in the American south. Often told in first person, her novels portray strong and memorable characters who struggle with the same timely issues and dilemmas that readers face in their own lives. You may visit with her at her website.

Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King

Cassandra King excels at development of characters and great storytelling. The girls of this book still rumble around in my head and I expect they will stay there always. Innumerable sequels could follow this novel because the book ends with the reader wanting to know much more about these characters. But these characters initially belonged to Cassandra King who so graciously shared them with us and whether she shares them with us again is rightly her choice.

Six college friends who are now approaching age 50 have met twice annually since their college graduation. This is a story of strong, lasting female friendships. The six girls are each unique yet they have the commonality of being held together by the ties of friendship. Yes, the book is Southern fiction about Southern ladies, but anyone who has experienced a strong friendship can identify with this story. King is an exceptional storyteller that brings the reader to laughter and tears.

But in the end, regardless of wanting more of the girls, I’m extremely glad I read Same Sweet Girls. It’s a book I’ve read that I’ll probably never forget the story or the characters. I very highly recommend this book.

Have you read Same Sweet Girls? If so, would you recommend it and why?

Till next time ... keep on smiling.


  1. hey jo - i have not read this book, nor anything by this author, so thanks for the introduction. i love Southern writers, being one myself (though displaced to california). :)

    the character therapist

    1. Hey Jeannie, glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment. I've read all Cassandra's books and loved them all.

  2. I haven't read any of Cassandra's books but will soon rectify that! I love Southern fiction.
    pat at ptbradley dot com

    1. Hey Pat, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I love all Cassandra's books.

  3. Jeannie and Pat, thanks for commenting. On my next book giveaway you have an additional entry when you post on that future blog! Thanks for reading my blog.