Six very different women meet at a small women's college in Alabama, and maintain their friendship by getting together twice a year as a group they call The Same Sweet Girls. Swiftly approaching 50, and no longer girls, their story is told by three of the group whose lives are at a crossroads.
This spirited new novel by the celebrated author of The Sunday Wife captures the strength and depth of women's friendships.
None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore and none of them have actually ever been that sweet. But this vivacious group of Southern women, who have been holding biannual reunions ever since they were together in college, are nothing short of compelling. There's Julia Stovall, the First Lady of Alabama, who is really a down-to-earth girl who only wants to know why her husband is sneaking out late at night. There's Lanier Sanders, whose husband won custody of their children after he found out about her fling with a colleague. Then there's Astor Deveaux, a former Broadway showgirl who simply can't keep her flirtations in check. And Corinne Cooper, whose incredible story comes to light as this compelling novel unfolds.