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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 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.
Midge had a physical advantage over most women their age. She’d never carried an eight-pound baby to term or nursed it for six months afterward. Even though Georgia aspired to have a toned figure like Midge’s, she didn’t envy her friend her inability to have children. Being infertile was the single biggest disappointment in Midge’s life. The years of trying to conceive had taken its toll on her marriage and led her husband to seek comfort from another woman. Much to her credit, Midge had slammed the door shut on her unfaithful husband, taken up marathon running, and launched a new career as a real estate agent. Lacking the connections to break into the downtown market, she’d ventured out to the residential areas west of the Ashley River and made a name for herself there.
“Bennett asked me to marry him.” Midge held out her left hand. Rays of afternoon sunlight reflected off the large diamond on her ring finger.
Georgia gaped at the ring. “Good gravy! Did that rotten rascal chisel that stone off the side of Mount Rushmore?”
Midge’s body went rigid. “For your information, Georgia, the ring belonged to his grandmother.”
Georgia stared her down. “Bennett has been married and divorced three times already. You mean to tell me he’s just now getting around to using his grandmother’s engagement ring?”
Midge lowered her hand to her lap. “You’ve been mean about him since we started dating, Georgia, and I’m tired of it. He’s actually a very nice person. He’s not perfect, but name someone who is.”
She shook her head in disgust. “He’s really done a snow job on you. You’ve only been dating him for two months. I’ve known him his entire life. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
About the Author
Ashley Farley is the author of the bestselling series, the Sweeney Sisters Series. Ashley 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 worshiped, the man she could not save.
Ashley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.
Ashley loves to hear from her readers. Feel free to visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ashleywfarley or twitter.com/ashleywfarley.
May 1st: Launch
May 2nd: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium & Nicole’s Book Musings
May 3rd: Hearts & Scribbles & Deal Sharing Aunt
May 4th: It’s All About the Romance, Rainy Day Reviews & Falling Leaves
May 5th: Brooke Blogs & Cinnamon Cindy’s Book Blog
May 7th: Sylv.net & Rockin’ Book Reviews
May 8th: Grand Finale
– 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
– Ends May 12th