Friday, June 11, 2010

The Girls From Ames - Summer Book Review

I don't know about you, but summer brings not only sunshine, outdoor cooking and iced tea back into my life, but also a strong desire to spend some time with a good book. I hope to post a few book reviews this summer and am starting out with The Girls from Ames A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow.

The Girls from Ames is about 11 girls and their enduring friendship from the "corn-and-college town of" Ames, Iowa. From young children to their current forties, Zaslow records the heart of female friendships and the ups and downs they endure. This true story is easy to relate to and at the same time unique. For 11 young ladies to be so close for so long, their bond is truly amazing!

The author gives a unique male perspective into a female world. He pulled from photos, diaries, stories and notes to compile this tribute and he weaves it all together beautifully.

I would recommend this book to any of my female friends looking for that perfect summer read. Each woman was someone I would love to have in my circle and would love to know them better. This book was enjoyable and moving - everything I was looking to enjoy this summer. My only problem was that it went by too quickly. Check out amazon.com or your local bookstore for your own copy of The Girls from Ames.


**Disclaimer - Thanks to Jessica and the Product Review Place for posting this review opportunity. I was sent a copy of the book for review purposes but did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are my own.
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