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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Augusta Trobaugh Narrator: Connie Terwilliger Publisher: Bell Bridge Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Coconut cake, grits, poisoned turtle stew and bird-watching...the ladies of tiny Tea-Olive, Georgia, share a lot of interests, including murder.

Retired judge L. Hyson Breed, a Yankee, picked the wrong Southern woman to trick, bully and steal from. The members of the Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society plot revenge after the judge's marriage to their friend, Sweet, turns out to be a greedy grab for her land and for control of their town. To the rescue: Beulah, Zion, and Wildwood (all named after hymns, as is Sweet).

The only problem? The wannabe murderers are southern matrons from a more civilized generation. How does one remain polite even while planning to kill a man and get away with it?

Augusta Trobaugh is the acclaimed author of these southern novels also from Bell Bridge Books: Sophie and the Rising Sun, Music from Beyond the Moon, River Jordan, Resting in the Bosom of the Lamb, Swan Place and Praise Jerusalem.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bednarzterry | 2/14/2014

    " Pretty good story about a group of friends in small town Georgia who have each other's back no matter what. Kinda reminds me of Steel Magnolias in some ways... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Laverty Aughe | 2/10/2014

    " A little slow but not a bad read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C-shaw | 2/6/2014

    " I really, really liked this book and all the characters. Must read more of these Tea-Olive mysteries! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 1/28/2014

    " The Tea-olive Birdwatching Society is great fun to read. Filled with Trobaugh's uniquely styled southern characeters, all of whom you'll love, it is my understanding that the model for this story was a tea room in Woodstco, GA, and some of the characters gleaned from Friends of the Woodstock Library. Since Woodstock isma neighboring town, I keep hoping I'll meet up with Ms. Trobaugh someday "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy Via | 1/21/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I read it in one day. The characters are fun and crazy. The plot moves quickly. The author depicts the manners of southern ladies so vividly. Ideals of friendship and loyalty are valued highly. I could picture this as a stage play, a farce, like the writings of Moliere! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 1/20/2014

    " I couldn't finish it -- just skimmed the last third or so! It had some promise, but the villain was a cardboard cartoon, and therefore the entire novel suffered. I suppose it was supposed to be an ultimately "feel good" read -- after all, good triumphs over evil! But getting there was a drag. There wasn't enough humor to make it feel like "Arsenic and Old Lace" (a wonderful romp!), nor enough drama to make it a good suspense novel. Just maddening fluff. And ultimately, a waste of good reading time! Too bad. The setting -- small southern town -- was good. But not enough detail on the female characters, who could have been interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 1/20/2014

    " Absolutely delightful! I felt the agony and the angst of the characters is trying to "take care of" the problem no one else would help with! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/23/2013

    " This book really surprised me. I thought it was going to be a "cozy" murder mystery where the little ladies of the group find a body while they are out bird watching, and then proceed to solve the murder. Was I ever wrong! But, it was a twist in a really good way, the story line was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 12/15/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book more than any I have recently read. The characters are richly developed and drive the story with strength. I will read more of Augusta Trobaugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 11/13/2013

    " I was happy that it ended the way it did. Although overall the premise throughout the book was an unlikely one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 10/18/2013

    " I thought this was a cute, little story. Quick read and look into life of southern ladies not often written about in this way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 9/10/2013

    " A nice story with a twist at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Goss | 9/8/2013

    " simple book. not much mystery. more about life- long relationships and helping a friend who is in a bad relationship. interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 8/21/2013

    " Don't run afoul of women who stick together and protect each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 7/28/2013

    " A nice little story of life long women's friendships particularly in the South and the lengths the women will go for a friend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 7/9/2013

    " Very good book. I will be reading more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry Le Nav | 7/7/2013

    " I got the book on a Kindle Daily Deal for a $1.99 so it may have been worth what I paid for it, but for me it was too long and the characters were stereotypes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly S. | 6/11/2013

    " Maybe my timing for reading this was wrong, but I just couldn't get past the first few chapters and really care what was happening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anyra | 5/22/2013

    " Similar in culture to The Persian Pickle Club. Tea-Olive is instead the modern day south centering on a sweet little club of girlfriends who set out to "do what has to be done" in the case of a friend's bad husband. Mayhem, mystery, and justice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 5/8/2013

    " After a bit of a slow start, once the story got going, I liked this book. It is well-written and an easy escapist read. It has been compared to "Arsenic and Old Lace," and that is a good comparison. Tea-Olive is the name of the town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 4/24/2013

    " low-key Southern women, older. It took a while for me to get into it, but it is intriguing and a little different. Small-town life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/23/2013

    " this book was very entertaining, I enjoyed the charecters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Frayne | 3/24/2013

    " i agree with Judy. "Arsenic and Old Lace" this wasn't. The Catholic nuns of my youth convinced me not to put down a book once started or this one would not have been finished. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 3/24/2013

    " It was nothing like Arsenic and Old Lace. And it had very little to do with bird watching. Some nice descriptions of life in a small Southern town. "

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