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ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: Little Tea
Author: Claire Fullerton
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Genre: Southern Fiction
Southern Culture ... Old Friendships ... Family Tragedy
One phonecall from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefielddecides 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 friendsreunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story hasyet to be healed. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celiamust revisit the life she’dtried to outrun.
As her idyllic coming of age alongside her best friend, Little Tea, on her family’s ancestral grounds inbucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is no better place to accept her own story than inthis circle offriends who have remained beside her throughout the years. Theirs is a friendship that cantalk any life sorrow into a comic tragedy, and now that the racial divide in the Deep South has evolved,Celia wonders if her friendship with Little Tea can triumph over history.
This is the first book by the author and I truly enjoyed and this will definitely not be the read by her. A group of childhood friends come together and you're taken back through time as they revist the past and work through issues with understanding. I love how the author fleshed out the story touching on issues of racism, relationships, class,coming of age,heartache and friendship all with gentleness and heartfelt conversations between these friends and families. Experience the dual timeline of these friends as you glimpse their present and revist their past.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. with herhusband and 3 German shepherds. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a coming of age, Southernfamily saga set in 1970's Memphis. Mourning Dove is a five-time award winner, including the LiteraryClassics Words on Wings for Book of the Year, and the Ippy Award silver medal in regional fiction (Southeast.) Claire is also the author of Dancing to an Irish Reel, a Kindle Book Review and Readers'Favorite award winner that is set on the west coast of Ireland, where she once lived. Claire's first novel isa paranormal mystery set in two time periods titled, A Portal in Time, set in Carmel-by-the-Sea,California. She is a contributor to the book, A Southern Season with her novella, Through an AutumnWindow, set at a Memphis funeral ( because something always goes wrong at a Southernfuneral.)
Little Tea is Claire's 4th novel and is set in the Deep South. It is the story of the bonds of femalefriendship, healing the past, and outdated racial relations. Little Tea is the August selection of thePulpwood Queens, a Faulkner Society finalist in the William Wisdom international competition, and onthe long list of the Chanticleer Review's Somerset award. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of theSeymour Literary Agency.
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(1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Little Tea and $5 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below.Giveaway will begin at midnight June 8, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2020. Winnerwill be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeitureof prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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