Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley

Author: Ashley Farley
Publisher: Leisure Time Books 
Date of publication:May 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.

Sweet Tea Tuesdays is about three women who have been friend for over 26 years and have consistently met every Tuesday for sweet  tea to catch up on their lives and keep in touch.  The story begins with their latest meeting where revelations threaten to change their friendships forever.

For the most part, I liked the story.   Out of the three women, I had the most sympathy for Georgia.I thought she was the most likable and decisive. I was rooting for her the most.  As for the other two, I really didn't care for Lula.  She came across as a rude, bigoted and unapologetic person.  So much so that I had a hard time believing her sudden change of heart toward the end.  To me, it seemed like her circumstances were being used as an excuse for her behavior.  That turned me off.  I felt so badly for her two daughters.   Midge came across as wishy-washy. She wasn't the independent woman I would have expected her to be given that she had been  single and a successful realtor for a long time.

Their friendship came across as realistic. You could tell that they had been friends for a long time., Especially since they called each other on their own BS and were willing to overlook each others flaws. They had been through ups and downs and made mistakes in their friendship. (I'm looking at you Midge)

I'd recommend giving this a book a shot.  It would be a good book to take out onto the deck with a glass of tea or lemonade.

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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.

Tour Stops
Monday, June 5th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach
Tuesday, June 6th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, June 7th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, June 8th: Reading is My Super Power
Friday, June 9th: Bibliotica
Monday, June 12th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Monday, June 12th: Jathan & Heather
Tuesday, June 13th: Tina Says…
Thursday, June 15th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, June 16th: View from the Birdhouse
Monday, June 19th: Based on a True Story
Tuesday, June 20th: StephTheBookworm
Wednesday, June 21st: Buried Under Books
Thursday, June 22nd: A Bookish Way of Life

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!