• Sweet Tea with Lemon

  • Sweet Tea with Lemon is a story about three Southern women who are resilient and strong-willed, as they face obstacles with courage and as they look for humor or silver linings in their daily lives. The novel blends humor and heartache, while dealing with truths about human behavior. The novel explores the bonds of friendship and the relationships of three women—Beulah, Edith, and Mavis—who are different, but alike in all that matters.

       The story is told in third person. Beulah recalls her friendship with Edith and Mavis, both of whom are deceased. The reader shares their adventures, which are often humorous and courageous. Families, laughter, and tragedies deepen the bond between the three women as they deal with difficult times in their lives. The strong relationship between the women increases when Mavis is diagnosed with terminal cancer and is confronted with leaving behind a son who is a drug addict. In the midst of fear, the women face death with dignity and become closer.

    “Shirley Aaron has a talent for bringing the reader into the story. She draws the reader right into sharing the emotions of the characters.” ~Debbie Rogers Edwards

    “Sweet Tea with Lemon puts me on a quiet, southern front porch. Aaron tells stories of southern life at such a profound level that I’m left wanting to know more.”~Kim McCurdy Bills

  • Reviews

  • Didn't want this book to end! The trio of ladies in this book remind me of the friends we all loved in "Fried Green Tomatoes". The writer does a wonderful job of telling the story of the beautiful bond of friendship between three women who were different, but alike in all that mattered. I laughed and cried while reading and wish it would be made into a movie! You don't want to miss this one!

    Ronald A Edwards

  • I read “Sweet Tea With Lemon” and laughed, cried, and sometimes both at the same time! A great book that I highly recommend. Finished the book and then went back and read Chapter one a second time; served as both an introduction and conclusion. Picked up “Seeking The Holy Ghost” immediately after and have just finished it. Again, another winner. Shirley has a way of describing people, places, relationships and events that puts you right there. Congratulations Shirley! I’m about to start “Troubling the Ashes.” I’m not getting anything done that I’m supposed to be doing because I’m reading! Can’t wait to pass these along to my daughter. These books remind me of “A Man Called Ove” and Steel Magnolias,” a great compliment to Shirley.

    Patsy Robertson Smith