"Pennell's debut novel shimmers with lively banter and the glitter of these young women's dreams. By shifting perspectives and ending each chapter with an emotional cliffhanger, Pennell escalates the tension, making each woman's tribulations intensify her friends' troubles, as well. A light novel in which women take charge of their own happily-ever-afters."
"The Young Wives Club is as delicious as its cover! A heartwarming story about friendship, heartache, and self-discovery set in the kind of small Southern town I wish I'd grown up in. You will find yourself rooting for Claire, Laura, Madison, and Gabby as they navigate from girlhood to womanhood, learning what to keep, and what to leave behind. I loved this book!"
– Karen White, New York Times Bestselling Author of Spinning the Moon
"Four friends whose lives are varying degrees of perfect lean on each other in tiny Toulouse, Louisiana . . . It's uplifting to watch each woman come into her own–some via forgiveness, some via romance. This sweet (but not too sweet) page-turning debut will appeal to fans of warm southern women's fiction like Rebecca Wells and Mary Kay Andrews. A really delightful book."
"So satisfying—lots of laughing and crying! A wonderful read!"
– Amy Poeppel, author of SMALL ADMISSIONS
"This book is the one to pick up if you're a fan of THE DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD or 'Desperate Housewives.'"
"I could not put it down . . . Pennell drew me in right from the beginning. From the first page I was invested in these ladies . . . Each woman is struggling with something different, but their friendship binds them together."
– Books for the Living
"I turned the last page and closed the book with a huge grin on my face, with the idea to start giving the book as a bridal gift!"
– Romance Rewind
"The Young Wives Club is a charming and entertaining novel that I couldn't put down . . . This is definitely a read-in-one-sitting kind of book, so be prepared to ignore everything you're supposed to do for the next 12 hours."
– The Blonde Bookworm
"If you're looking for a delightful and heartwarming story with family, friendship and strong bonds between four great women, this is one I would highly recommend. A great chick-lit!"
– Book Babes Unite
"I laughed out loud at times and teared up at other parts--loved that!...A perfect book club selection!"
– Steph and Chris's Book Review
"If you're in the mood for best friends forever...this is the book to pick up if you're looking for female friendships and women learning who they are and what they want out of life. I so liked it, and I couldn't put it down once I started it."
– So Obsessed With
"This is what reading is all about. The type of book that makes you feel and one that makes you think."
– The Lovely Books
"Funny, enjoyable . . . . The characters are realistic, resilient and lovable. I laughed, cried, cheered, and smiled my way through this delightful book."
– A Path of Joy Book Blog
"What’s better than one first love? Why, four of them, of course! In this charming debut, four best friends from Toulouse, La., navigate the perils, pitfalls and passions of not just falling in love but also of marrying your best friend at a young age."
– Happily Ever After at USAToday.com
"A warm, delightful celebration of female friendships, the importance of a woman's independence within her marriage, and the bravery that it takes to pick up and start anew."
– Owsley Loves Books