Sweet Tea Tuesdays

Sweet Tea Tuesdays

by Ashley Farley
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Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946229373
Publisher: Bublish, Inc.
Publication date: 03/19/2017
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 46,844
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Sweet Tea Tuesdays 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ForTheArtOfIt 18 days ago
This book explores the friendship of three women who are very different but are the best of friends. Stories about life-long friendships always fascinate me and Farley wrote a story that was funny, raw, honest, heart-breaking, and ultimately, redemptive. Each of the women: Georgia, Midge and Lula, are so beautifully captured that you can find pieces of each of them to identify with. They have a major falling out and yet, as the reader, you can't pick a side....all you can do is root for them to look past the moment to the past that has drawn them together for 26 years. In the end, they discover that true friendship may face trials, but it can never be completely destroyed. I did cry at the end of the book - I couldn't help it - I felt as if I was a fourth friend and felt their loss so completely.
KrittersRamblings 24 days ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings hree women have been friends for years and spent Tuesday afternoons in Charleston, SC gathering on a front porch and start with tea and maybe move to wine every once in awhile! Each women is entering their later years and each woman has a little drama in their life. Don't worry there isn't soap opera level drama, it is just the right amount for each woman. As to not spoil any of the storylines, I will play it general and say usually in these types of books I prefer one character and their drama over another - that wasn't the case in this book, I loved them all equally. I will say that 3/4 in one of the characters storylines was really in the front of the other two, but you can understand why when you get there and I would say I enjoyed it.
AnneYo More than 1 year ago
Once again, Ashley Farley has tackled two delicate subjects with grace, understanding, and tact. The title of the book comes from a habit of three southern neighbors. What started as an almost daily routine when they started gradually evolved into a weekly Tuesday meeting on Georgia's front porch. While the author included two characters from her wildly popular Sweeney Sisters series (Annie and Heidi), we meet three new women. Georgia is married to a surgeon, Midge is a young divorcee, and Lula is a young mother happily married to Phillip raising two daughters. We meet Lizbet first. Later, Brooke will return home from California with news that sends Lula into her bedroom. Meanwhile Midge happens to see something that will change Georgia's world. The author handles a terminal health diagnosis with dignity and compassion. The other issue handled with grace and tact is that of same sex attraction. Now that I have met Midge, Georgia, and Lula, I can only hope that there will be a series following these women. We learn about friendship, life crises, and family relationships in another wonderful book by Ashley Farley.
Susan5847 More than 1 year ago
I love Southern fiction, books about friendships between women and books with main characters over 50. This novel by Ashley Farley had all three and I loved it. Three friends had been meeting every Tuesday afternoon for over 25 years to drink sweet tea (a staple of Southern girl talk sessions) and talk about their lives and their problems. Lula was a stay at home Mom who tried to take care of everyone - especially her family; Georgia was the wife of a surgeon who was never home and Midge was a divorcee who was maybe finding love again. Life changes and their long standing social hour had to come to a halt just when they all needed it the most. It is so refreshing to read a book with main characters over 50. It isn't just the 20 and 30 year olds who have life problems. These three women are wonderful and they all have characteristics of people that I know in my Southern life. I laughed with them and cried with them and cheered them on throughout the book. I hope that we see them again in future books by Ashley. This is a fantastic book about the importance of female friendships.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Three women had tea every Tuesday at 4pm for most of their adult lives. Lula, Midge, and Georgia are best friends. They have supported each other through their entire lives. At this point these women should be settled into life yet each one is going through their own struggle. While the decisions each make are not necessarily the decisions the others would have made the support, love, and acceptance is always there. These are true friends and sisters. I love each of these ladies. Lula with her sassy attitude and no filter mouth had me laughing, shaking my head, and crying. Midge with her I know what’s best for me no matter what you say attitude was wonderful. I enjoyed hearing her thoughts about all that was going on in her life and her reasonings for the way she reacted to life. Georgia was the hardest for me. Her marriage was tough, I wanted to smack her husband and ask him if he knew what an amazing women he was married to. Sweet Tea Tuesdays is the perfect front porch, drinking a glass of tea book. I am a huge fan of Ashley Farley and recommend reading all her books. Thank you Ashley Farley for a copy of your book in exchange for a honest review.
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all info here. The author did a great job of explaining what is going on and describing the setting of the story in Charleston. This book is about four woman who have been friends for years. This is an emotional story, so be sure to have some Kleenex on hand. This is a standalone and does not have a cliffhanger. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. I received a copy of this book from the author and chose to leave a review for other readers.
StoreyBookReviews More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book...but then so far I have loved everything Ashley has written. There is something about the characters and how they remind me of friends and family and the situations they get themselves in to at different times. I will have to admit that I didn't realize that 2 of the characters were from her Sweeney Sister's books. I don't know why it wasn't obvious to me other than I read a lot and it is a busy time of the year for me. However, we don't see any of the Sweeney family pop into this book which I think is good because it might take away from Lula, Midge and Georgia's story. These three women bonded together over drinking sweet tea on Tuesday afternoons for most of their adult lives. They saw each other through thick and thin and it reminded me of the friendships I have with several women and while we might bond over a different drink, the sisterhood and friendship is still there just like for these 3 women. They realize that life is not eternal and while they may not always agree with the choices that each makes, being a true friend means supporting them no matter what happens. We also see how their friendship affects their families. Every family has their own skeletons but these women stuck by each other through thick and thin. Sure they had disagreements and perhaps a falling out, but when it came down to needing support they were there. This story touches the heart in many different ways and will inspire you to find friendships as dear as what they women have in their own lives.
jess_baker_614 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book about friendships and the paths life takes you on. I felt like I wanted to be there with Lula, Midge and Georgia, sipping tea and going through life together. I was sad when tea Tuesday seemed like it was going to go away. I felt as if their friendship was breaking up! That was their special time for reflection, catching up, and just being together. I kind of hope that when I am in my sixties I can have Sweet Tea Tuesday :) I liked seeing the three different point of views from Lula, Midge and Georgia because it gave a true reflection on what was happening in each life, not just from the outside. For example, Midge assume Georgia and her husband had this "perfect" marriage, but by reading Georgia's point of view you learned this to not be true. It really brought the characters to life and made the story more alive for me. Full of laughter, heartache, tears, surprises, and unfortunately bad times, this book supplies a little bit of everything. Open it up and feel like you are part of the gang! I think I'll keep this in my back pocket for every time I need a little friend pick-me-up! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
TheBookBag More than 1 year ago
Loved Sweet Tea Tuesdays!! Ashley Farley is one of my must read authors. I just love everything she writes. Sweet Tea Tuesdays is a wonderful, emotional story of three women who have been meeting once a week for years, enjoying sweet tea and friendship. The three have such love for each other and share a strong support system that they all have come to count on. Then things start to fall apart. Tuesdays don't work any more and their relationships suffer for it. We watch as the women struggle with their lives and as they face both emotional and physical challenges. I loved all of these women and wished I could have been sitting on their porches, sharing some tea and companionship. Ashley has written another great story of strong, caring, devoted women, a story that just carried me away for a delightful weekend of reading.
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
CHERISHED FRIENDSHIPS!! How do you meet for a glass of sweet tea with your two best friends every week for twenty-six years and then you just stop? Sweet Tea Tuesdays tackles the story of three such friends. Friends who've been there for each other through the best of times and the worst of times - or so they thought. These friends have managed to see and experience births, toddlers, infertility, divorce, adolescents, empty nests and all manner of other things. Their Tuesday meetings had endeared them to each other almost as sisters instead of mere friends. Then, suddenly in the blink of an eye everything changes. Their families are being strained to their breaking points and so is their cherished friendship. As you read this, you will be reminded to cherish your close friends and enjoy every moment with them.