Sweet Tea Tuesdays
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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“The author does a great job of making this story realistic and compelling, enabling the reader to get caught up in the lives of each of the characters. A poignant and intense story to remind us of the wonderful comfort and blessing of love and friendship.”
“There is so much love on each page of this book, pulling on your heartstrings, cheering these women on.”
“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.”
“I am still crying as I write this review. This book took me to Charleston, SC and I did not want to leave. What a great show of friendship, family and unconditional love. Every single character is relatable. Emotional, moving and brilliantly written. This is a must read.”
“Heartwarming, heartbreaking and full of events that tug at the heart of the reader. This story touched me in a special wonderful way. The author gives each character depth and real life emotions.”
“So much emotion in this book; acceptance, giving, trusting and so much more. Read this one on your porch with a glass of sweet tea and a few tissues in hand.”
I thought a lot about this quote from Oscar Wilde while I was writing Sweet Tea Tuesdays. My new release is the story of three best friends–Georgia, Lula, and Midge—who have lived next door to one another for the past twenty-six years. They have watched the seasons...
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Photographs from a Recent Trip to Charleston
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