Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Little Tea by Claire Fullerton

Posted 18 May, 2020 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Little Tea by Claire Fullerton
Title: Little Tea
Author: Claire Fullerton
Published by Firefly Southern Fiction
Date Published: May 1, 2020
Pages: 252
Genres: Southern Fiction
Format: eBook
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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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
When I read Southern Fiction, I want it to be absolutely captivating. I want it to be raw and to make me feel like I am right there in the heart of the south, feeling every bit the southerner that I am. Let me tell you what, this novel is just that and more! From start to finish, Fullerton made me feel a true part of this page turning novel.

I absolutely fell in love with the richness and detail that Fullerton uses to pen this novel. The deep south, with is racial issues, and deep family ties, comes to life within the pages of this heart tugging story. I fell hard for the perfectly chiseled characters and the messages woven throughout. Fullerton has a truly unique style and I was absolutely blow away!

This story of grief, coming of age friendships, family ties, and southern roots will move you. Each page turn brought me closer to an end I both wanted, and wanted to keep going. Fullerton has managed to create a fan of me with just this one novel and I am looking forward to recommending this novel to all! Well done, Claire Fullerton. Absolutely well done!

About Claire Fullerton

Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. with her husband and 3 German shepherds. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a coming of age, Southern family saga set in 1970’s Memphis. Mourning Dove is a five-time award winner, including the Literary Classics 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 is a 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 Autumn Window, set at a Memphis funeral ( because something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral.) Little Tea is Claire’s 4th novel and is set in the Deep South. It is the story of the bonds of female friendship, healing the past, and outdated racial relations. Little Tea is the August selection of The Pulpwood Queens Book Club a Faulkner Society finalist in the William Wisdom international competition, and on the long list of the Chanticleer Review’s Somerset award. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary Agency.

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