The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society by Augusta TrobaughHumor/Adult Fiction
This book had the feeling of "Aresenic and Old Lace"; therefore, I loved it!
Who knew little old ladies from church were so mercenary and vengeful? The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society is made up of four gentle Southern women who like to drink tea and watch birds. Whatever you do, do not fu$! with them. They will mess you up!
The Society is made up of Zion, Wildwood, Beluah and Sweet, all named for Bible hymns and life-long friends. They have grown up together in Tea-Olive, GA, but they couldn't be more different. When Sweet marries for the first time at the age of 60+, the ladies are thrilled for her.....until her personality starts to change from 'sweet' to fearful. When Sweet's happiness and health are threatened, the others go into full-on Ninja mode. Beware when you mess with a Southern lady! Friends and family will eviscerate you. Usually, just figuratively. But, in this book, more literally.
Beulah and Zion aren't going to just hand over Sweet without a fight to her new abusive husband. They come up with a plan to murder him. The plan in ingenious-and hilarious-and fails in such an epic way. But these ladies aren't quitters and they'll do whatever it takes to get their main--in a coffin!
I really loved this book. It had moments of sweetness and sadness and just pure fun, both good-natured and the naughty kind. It was a rare book that transcends age and one I whole-heartedly recommended to my very Southern Baptist mother.