About The Book:
Southern culture … old friendships … family tragedy.
One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava, and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.
For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia must revisit the life she’d tried to outrun.
As her idyllic coming of age alongside her best friend, Little Tea, on her family’s ancestral grounds in bucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is no better place to accept her own story than in this circle of friends who have remained beside her throughout the years. Theirs is a friendship that can talk any life sorrow into a comic tragedy, and now that the racial divide in the Deep South has evolved, Celia wonders if friendship can triumph over history.
Three childhood friends, Renny, Ava and Celia, decide to get together after 10 years. They come together at a lake house in Arkansas. When Celia’s old boyfriend shows up, these ladies have to face some issues of the past. Will their lifelong friendship survive?
I adored the setting of this book. I live here! Ever place in this book I know. I am from outside of Memphis in a small southern town. And this author talks about a town very similar to mine plus, all the familiar areas of Memphis. She nailed it. She also nailed southern culture without making any of the characters seem stupid! Kudos! But, it is a little wordy in places. It also slows down in spots. But, that is minor compared to the wonderful characters and the southern culture.
This is a marvelous tale about friendships, love and family. Grab your copy today!
I received a copy from the publisher for a honest review.
About The Author:
Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a coming of age, Southern family saga set in 1970’s Memphis. Mourning Dove is the winner of the 2018 Literary Classics Words on Wings Award, First in Category of the 2018 Somerset Awards for Literary Fiction by Chanticleer Reviews, the 2018 Bronze Medal winner in Southern Fiction by Readers’ Favorite, the 2018 Independent Publishers’ Book Award silver medal winner in regional fiction (southeast), the 2019 Selah Award for women’s contemporary fiction, a finalist in the Independent Authors Network Literary/General Fiction category, and listed in the Faulkner Society, William Wisdom competition as a semi-finalist. Mourning Dove is a bonus book for April, 2019 by the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. Claire is the author of Dancing to an Irish Reel, set in Connemara, Ireland, and A Portal in Time set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. She contributed to the book, A Southern Season, with her novella, Through an Autumn Window. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Literary Agency. https://www.clairefullerton.com/
Little Tea is the August 2020 book pick by the Pulpwood Queens Bookclub ( 765 chapters, Internationally.)
Little Tea was a finalist in the Faulkner Society’s International William Wisdom Competition
Little Tea is currently on the long list for the Chanticleer Review Somerset Awards.
Gorgeous cover….great review.
I always enjoy when you know where places are in a book. Such fun.
Thanks for sharing…sounds VERY good.
Yes! Makes the books o much better!
I loved this book! Reading a book with references to places you are familiar with is always such fun. I know how much I enjoy reading books with a Cincinnati setting.
Yes ma’am! Always makes it much more real!
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