|About the Book|
There’s a secret language between women . . . a smile, a sigh, a tear flowing down a cheek. They understand. How? They just do. It’s been going on for as long as time, and will go on forevermore. They understand both happiness and deep sorrow, and,MoreThere’s a secret language between women . . . a smile, a sigh, a tear flowing down a cheek. They understand. How? They just do. It’s been going on for as long as time, and will go on forevermore. They understand both happiness and deep sorrow, and, when they are lifelong friends, there is nothing they won’t do to go to the rescue of another.This particular gaggle counted four and sometimes five, although it could expand on occasion to welcome a male or two into their confidences. But the immediate four were inseparable. A day didn’t go by that they each didn’t speak to one or another. Living far apart was their enemy, but, each year, they met on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to reminisce about the times of their youth in a small junior college in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where they had met, lived together, and vowed an eternity of sisterhood. So far, all these gatherings had gone perfectly.Then, one day, the invitation arrived. What invitation, you ask? Why the one that was going to change all their lives. It came from Dixie Lee Callaway, and we all know someone just like her, the one who takes the oxygen out of the air when she arrives, and you don’t ever feel quite well again. She too had gone to school with them, but she hadn’t surfaced for decades, so why now?That is where this tale begins. With its mix of Southern hospitality and Yankee ingenuity, this story will take you on a ride that will make you laugh uproariously one minute and cry sorrowfully the next. Perhaps it could be best described as where Gone With the Wind meets Downton Abbey. Certainly anything and everything will happen. Tara, Ginger, Sabrina, and Dabney will do their best to uphold the traditions and manners learned long ago in the South, but, as for their former professor, southern gentleman extraordinaire Bristow O’Neal, this may be one step too far.Enjoy listening in on the secret language of this unique group of women, as they revisit their past with both joy and regret, and share their present as it has been altered by the passage of time and the changing of the culture that formed them.