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Sweet Tea Tuesdays

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
Three 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
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published May 3rd 2017
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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
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, fiction, read-in-2017
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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
Anne Rightler
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley is a down-to-earth, heartwarming story of families and friends and their flaws and foibles. Once a week three neighbor ladies have met for a quarter of a century to catch up on their busy lives and then one week they don't. What transpires with each of their lives tests the bonds of their friendship. With rotten rascal boyfriends and spouses, and children who don't fit the mold mothers have created, the secrets and struggles may just be the proverbial straws t ...more
Myrti Freitas
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book set in Charleston, South Carolina about 3 best friends who happen to be for tea on Tuesdays at 4:00...for 26 years.
Diane Perry
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 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.
Candy Daoust
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. I found the book was a bit hard to get into, but then I discovered why. It hit so close to home. Ashley has a way of writing that truly tugs at your heartstrings. I am judging from my emotions, but invite you to read this book and follow your heart. Always a lesson to be learned no matter where you are in life.
Necole Moreau
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a hard book to finish due to losing my mom from cancer. The author did an amazing job of making the characters so real!
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
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 t
Lisa Hudson
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read

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
Janice Sisemore
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books
Sweet Tea Tuesdays

This is an amazing book, it is about several different couples and one very special family. Lulu faints at the beginning of the book so leaves you wandering if something is wrong with her or not. Due to that there is a mystery to the book. Definitely kept me interested from beginning to end. I received an advanced copy of the book.
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. What's not to love about a book set in Charleston, SC; the beautiful lowcountry with sweet tea and friendship! I loved how these ladies had been friends for twenty six years on the same street; sharing the ups and downs of life and how the author wrote of women in midlife (50s is midlife, right?) and the issues facing them at that time. So much emotion in this book; acceptance, giving, trusting and so much more. Read this one on your porch wit ...more
Margie Shaw
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Sweet Tea Tuesdays in exchange for an honest review. This story is about 3 neighboring ladies who become the best of friends and how they deal with some of lifes unexpected challenges. It's a story of friendship, love and family, and covers topics that many can relate to. It's a very heartbreaking, emotional read so I suggest you keep a box of tissues handy. I definately recommend reading this book. When I finished, not only was I crying, but I felt I had really learned some ...more
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was not what I was anticipating. I expected a book about friendship. This isn't really about that. The book starts with the friendship of the three women unraveling because one woman gets a job and asks to change their meeting time. That seems like a reasonable request but it causes a major meltdown in Lulu who then refuses to speak to them anymore.

We come to find out that Lulu is actually a horrible angry woman who hides it behind a mask of gentility. She is thrilled to find out that
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Sweet Tea Tuesdays” by Ashley Farley

A moving novel that will capture your heart from the very beginning and hold on to it long after you have turned the last page.

Ashley Farley introduces us to three long time friends who have met every Tuesday for an afternoon of sweet tea, mini sandwiches, and the chance to truly focus on one another and to catch up on each other’s lives. They have done this since they were first married, had children, as those children grew up and moved on to have their ow
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet Tea Tuesdays is a great combination of Southern fiction, with its perfectly Southern setting and sweet tea, and women’s fiction with its friendship among three ladies who share many ups and downs together.

Lula, Georgia, and Midge are three neighbors and friends who have gathered on the porch each and every Tuesday for sweet tea and talks for the past 26 years. They have watched their children grow up, they have fallen out of and into love, and most recently, they have endured heartbreak. T
Andrea Guy
First, I have to comment on the beautiful cover. I love Southern fiction and I love to read it in the summer months, so this was a great book for me right now.

This is a book in the style of Dorothea Benton Frank. Its the story of three southern women that spend Tuesday afternoon drinking sweet tea and talking about their lives. Lula, Georgia and Midge were three very different women with a lot going on in their lives. They do share one thing, they all fall in that upper middle class background.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ipad, for-review, 2017
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'
Charlotte Lynn
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 s
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
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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.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of re
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