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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 treasur
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Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published May 3rd 2017 (first published February 22nd 2017)
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Heather
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Sue
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: southern-fiction
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 di
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Alaina
I'm really debating if this book should be 3 or 4 stars right now. Maybe a 3.5 if half stars would finally be an option!

Sweet Tea Tuesdays is filled with some sweet southern loving fiction. It's a story that dives into love, friendship, and families.

For 26 years, Lula, Georgia, and Midge have met for sweet tea and some wild conversations. They are a very loving and supportive group of friends. However, if it's me and my friends change that sweet tea to some wine (or any type of alcohol) and shi
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Kathleen
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy books written by Ashley Farley. Her stories and characters are realistic and believable and I like her style of writing.

Below are my two favourite quotes from SWEET TEA TUESDAYS.

"But now I will spend eternity rolling over and over in my grave. All the more reason to be cremated."

"Let this be a lesson for you sweetheart. It's true what they say. Make the most of every minute, and don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today."

Sweet Tea Tuesdays is set in Charleston and introd
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Noriko
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: women-s-fiction
3.5 stars.
Shallow as it might sound, but I picked up this audiobook because of its pretty cover without expecting much from it.
So, it's a bit overstatement to say that I was mildly underwhelmed given the fact I didn't expect much to begin with; this is another Okay read and I am fine with that.

That said though, the title and the synopsis came across a bit misleading, at least to me.
It was supposedly stressed that Teatime at Tuesdays has been a hard-set tradition for Lula, Georgia, and Midge,
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DJ Sakata
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

Honey, paradise is so far in my rearview mirror, I wouldn’t know what it looked like if it smacked me in the face.


You know how she is. When she gets a bee in her bonnet, she expects everyone around her to make honey.

Listen to me, honey. Marriage is a journey filled with peaks and valleys and tidal waves. If you’re having problems now, tying the knot will only make them worse down the road.

It’s like you have a split personality or something. I don’t understand how you can be so co
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Susan Peterson
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Tea Tuesdays embodies Southern fiction, a tender hearted story of love, friendship and families. For 26 years, Lula, Georgia and Midge have met for sweet tea and conversation, supporting and loving each other as only true friends can. But times are changing for all three women as their friendships with each other, their relationships with their families, and changes in careers have put their Tuesday gatherings on hold. Suddenly torn apart at a time when they need each other more than ever, ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Ashley Farley is one of my go-to authors for southern fiction. Her words grace the pages with warmth and life, and her stories emphasize the bond of family. I love that her novels focus on older main characters who are living life and all that comes with it. She’s not afraid to tackle tough issues but it’s always done with grace, dignity, and discretion.

In Sweet Tea Tuesdays, friendship is explored alongside family and the ways the two worlds intersect. Lula, Georgia, and Midge are in their fift
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Nicole P
Set in the South, one expects the usual stereotypes. But this was going a tad bit too far.

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Not what I expected about a friendship between friends. Went in a different direction and I wasn't impressed.
Amy
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick afternoon and/or evening read about 4 Charleston, SC women who have meet on each other's porches for sweet tea on Tuesdays at 4 pm for twenty-six years. Lula begins preparing for a July 4th party for her daughter Brooke, who lives in San Francisco and hasn't been home in three years. Events take a turn for the worse for several characters and it is really how they face these adversities, together and with their families, that carries the book.

Joan Bannan
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I appreciate it when an author can tell a story without filling my mind with swear words and graphic pictures that I wish I could unsee. I found myself thinking about the characters when I wasn't reading.

I kind of longed for a little more depth of purpose and I was surprised, I would even say disappointed, by one character's storyline, but it was an enjoyable read.
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
There is nothing like having close friends to keep you going. And that is what happens in this book.. 3 friends (Midge, Lula and Georgia) meet on Tuesdays to have tea and talk over what is happening in their life. But that stops one day when one hesitates to tell the other her husband is cheating on her; and then Lula stops because of her brain tumor - the story is intermingled with Lula's 3 daughters and their lives.....but the families find a way to put the bad things on the side and bond thei ...more
Joy D
Contemporary fiction about a group of women that meet weekly on Tuesdays for sweet tea and conversation. These meetings are halted when one of the women develops a standing conflict. I was hoping this book would explore the nature of female friendships, but after finishing this book, I feel like I just watched a soap opera or one of those old detectives shows where everything wraps up neatly in a half hour. It might surprise anyone reading the synopsis that the book contains sad and depressing s ...more
Melissa Borsey
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Having to end thier weekly gathering of sweet tea on Tuesdays comes during a time when the three friends are all struggling with a variety of issues in their lives. I truly enjoyed getting to know each woman and their families. This story was both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I highly recommend this enjoyable read.
Anne
Jan 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: chick-lit, southern
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Melissa Henderson
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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. The story line kept me reading from front to back and not wanting the story to end. Great story. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my honest opinion of the story.
Teddie
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, 4000-books
Many will love this book. I'm just not one of them.

I thought I would like this book more than I did. It's about three middle-aged ladies who've lived next to each other in Charleston for 26 years. And for 26 years, Lula, Georgia, and Midge have gotten together every Tuesday to drink tea and shoot the bull. And then it all seems to go haywire.

This book is about friendships, family relationships, and infidelity. It's about dealing (or not dealing) with a medical prognosis. It's about accepting (or
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Kathleen
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was my first book by author Ashely Farely. It won't be my last. She takes us to Charleston SC, where three woman have had Tea on a Tuesday for 26 yrs and have shared their lives which each other. But on one Tuesday in June that all changes and they could not have predicated what would happen to upset the balance of their lives. This book takes you on a journey of love, laughter and true friendship of these three woman and how powerful their friendship really is. It also tak ...more
Diane
2.5 -3 stars. A pretty good book, although I found the characters difficult to relate to. Three neighbors and friends for 26 years met weekly to sit, chat and have sweet tea together. Very nice tradition, but I found their interactions somewhat judgmental, sharp, and critical. One wants to change the timing of the get togethers because of getting a job, and that's enough to tank the whole weekly tradition altogether. Huh?

It seems to me that such intimate friends would be closer, have more laught
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Jessica
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such mixed feelings! This isn't your typical Southern friendship book. Some parts I struggled with, specifically the women talking about being old and it being suggested they are in their late 40s. Maybe I misunderstood (I believe Lula is in her 50s). It just didn't ring true. But overall, the characters were pretty well fleshed out and the story good.
Nicole
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet Tea Tuesdays is a definite page tuner. It tells the story of three women who meet for tea then suddenly stop. When reading that story line, one might assume that the three women experienced a big argument and that is the reason, however, it's simply a subtle moving away from having tea together. When I first stated reading the first three chapters I thought the book was written by a woman in her late 20's or early 30's because of the manner in which she portrayed the women in the story who ...more
Pam
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Tea Tuesdays is by Ashley Farley. This is a fantastic book that deals with friendships between women and the love between mothers and daughters. A true friend loves you in spite of your faults and is there to prop you up in the worst of times. This friendship isn’t without its flaws but will continue despite them. The love between a mother and daughter is complicated and yet simple. A mother can criticize a daughter but heaven help anyone else who does. A Mother’s love is limitless and tru ...more
Trish
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet Tea Tuesdays tells the story of three friends named Lula, Georgia, and Midge who met on Georgia's front porch every Tuesday for 26 years for sweet tea and a visit. When life changes suddenly one summer, their friendship is tested. This novel tells the story of their friendship as well as their individual stories.

There is so much that I enjoyed about this book. It is set in Charleston during the summer, and Ashley Farley captures summer in the south perfectly. (I will admit that the constan
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Lynne Spreen
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: midlife
I received a free copy of this book with no obligation to review it. Sweet Tea Tuesdays is set in Charleston, and the streets, shops, and weather could only be written from the perspective of someone who's intimately familiar with that rich locale. The main characters, three women all over 50, are facing life challenges. Each woman undergoes a development arc, something I really look for in a story. They change and grow as a result of the challenges, and in so doing, show us that we can, too.

I
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Vanessa
**5 Salty-Sweet, Stars**

I can honestly say, I went into this book blind...and I didn’t expect it to really be anything worth noting about.

I am happy to report, I WAS SO WRONG.

Unlike stubborn Lula, I can admit that tidbit. I can also say that this book will stick with me for years...the love between friends is one that people seldom experience in real life. This book is proof of that love.

Three women, the same, but very different...neighbors, friends, sisters of the heart. I felt everything they
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Susan (The Book Bag)
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 f
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Nenette
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Life as it happens - not according to our plans most of the time, but time indeed heals and just moves forward, as we all should.

Lula, Georgia and Midge have been friends for twenty six years. They meet every Tuesday for tea to keep up with each other. Like all close friendships, theirs have their own ups and downs, but their love and honesty with each other have sustained them. Faced with the harsh realities of life - infidelity, loneliness, even death, their bond took a beating, and yet they r
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Gianna
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found it unbalanced

I really enjoyed the beginning of the book. I was reading it on a plane and it definitely engaged me. But the middle got very depressing and the ending seemed very rushed, a chapter to tie up all the loose ends. I felt the male characters were really just a bunch of stereotypes. I realize the novel was written for women, but still. The "rascal" was miraculously every women's dream. Lol. Anyway, I bought the Kindle version so I was fine with it but if I'd paid full price for
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SANDYE
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tearjerker
Truly touching story

If you are someone who gets emotionally involved with the characters in whatever book you're reading, then this will definitely make you feel a host of different emotions. I laughed, I cried, I cheered on some characters while plotting imaginary revenge on others. It's about love, marriage, death, New beginnings, self discovery, acceptance, and the sisterhood of best friends. Don't read this book unless you have tissues nearby! It's an enjoyable story and it makes you want to
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Sue Seligman
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet, sad novel set in a quaint neighborhood in Charleston. Neighbor’s Georgia Murdaugh, Midge Wilkins, and Lulu Horne meet as young women and embark on a tradition of weekly get together drinking sweet tea and sharing their lives and secrets as best friends often do. But after 26 years of friendship and support, each of the women faces challenges which bring an end to their weekly gatherings. The novel is depicted in alternating chapters which illustrate the views of each of the thre ...more
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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.

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