Sweet Tea Tuesdays

Family. Friendship. Forgiveness

Ashley Farley writes books about women for women.
Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues.

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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.”

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While this one may have been shorter than a traditional novel, it packed a lot of punch and set the stage in so many ways for the rest of the series.⁣
I love that her books are filled with so many realistic characters and situations. It makes the reader feel even closer to everything that unfolds. Also, she doesn't shy away from taboo topics like alcoholism, unplanned / single parent pregnancy, abortion, bullying, infidelity, etc. The best part is that she writes characters that you cannot help but fight for and these topics are discussed with tact and heart which can be difficult to pull off.


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