Wednesday, June 7, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Sweet Tea Tuesdays

About Sweet Tea Tuesdays


• Paperback: 270 pages
• Publisher: Leisure Time Books (May 3, 2017)

Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped.

From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope.

When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that’s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever.

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Review: First, I have to comment on the beautiful cover. I love Southern fiction and I love to read it in the summer months, so this was a great book for me right now.

This is a book in the style of Dorothea Benton Frank. Its the story of three southern women that spend Tuesday afternoon drinking sweet tea and talking about their lives. Lula, Georgia and Midge were three very different women with a lot going on in their lives. They do share one thing, they all fall in that upper middle class background. Lula is a stay at home wife and mother with two grown daughters. Georgia is the wife of a doctor with grown children. Midge is a divorcee in  real estate.

These women were so real and so relate-able. They feel like people in your life. You may not always like them all the time. Lula is particularly trying, but that doesn't make her any less likable. Georgia is a good woman with a bad marriage. Midge is a good person dating a  sort of bad boy, if bad boys can be forty nine.

You also get the point of view of Lula's younger daughter Lizbet who is just starting to find her way in the world.

Each story weave together.  Midge and her on and off again relationship with Bennett, Georgia and her husband Lang, who has a rather appropriate nickname given to him by Lula's daughters. Lula who has a health crisis that sets everyone's world spinning

It was truly a stunning book that will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. I dare you to not be crying when you finish this one.

This is the first book by Ashley Farley that I read, and it definitely won't be my last

Rate: 5 flowers



About Ashley Farley


Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you’ve read the last word, then she’s done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, part of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.

2 comments:

kimbacaffeinate said...

So glad you loved Sweet Tea Tuesdays.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This IS a great cover! I'm a big fan of hydrangeas. :)

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

 
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