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.
About Ashley FarleyAshley 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.
This was a good, fun, but at often times sad read for me. The main theme of the book is friendship, which I love. It centers around a group of friends in a neighborhood, who for the past 26 years have met on the porch of one their houses, for Sweet Tea and conversation.
They've watched each other's children grown up, they've developed bonds with each other and the respective families, and they think they know the secrets and going ons amongst them. Or do they???
There's drama, there's life situations and health scares and ups and downs, just like you would expect in a real group of friends, and I think that is what made the book so likable to me. It was like reading a story about myself and my family and friends.
Definitely enjoyed this one :)