Chai Tea Sunday

Chai Tea Sunday

eBook - 2012
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With a rewarding career as a teacher, a near flawless husband, and the perfect house in the suburbs, 33-year-old Nicky Fowler thought her whole life was mapped out. When she and her husband experience fertility issues that lead to a devastating tragedy, their marriage crumbles and Nicky is left with the inability to cope with her ever-changed life. Desperate to flee from her current situation, she accepts a volunteer teaching position at an orphanage in Kenya, but finds that her new life is more difficult than she was expecting; drought has forced the country into famine and violence is everywhere. When she learns that the orphanage director takes her hatred for the world out on the orphans, Nicky seeks the aid of her host mother, Mama Bu. Over cups of chai tea, Mama Bu offers perspective and Nicky realizes she must not only teach the orphans, she needs to save them. This is a journey that explores the resilience of the heart, and the determination for finding good in the world.
Publisher: ECW Press
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012
ISBN: 9781770901865
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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HEARTS0508 Mar 25, 2016

Great read, had me in tears -- with sadness and happiness. I am always intrigued as we as people around the world learn to communicate. We always find a way to make it work.

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becker
May 13, 2014

Easy, simple but pleasant story. Very undemanding. Nice story.

LaughingOne Nov 19, 2013

Based on a true story, this novel had me in tears -- of sorrow and of joy. I am always intrigued about the ways in which people are not prepared to enter worlds so very different from their own. Nicky is naive; she is also completely willing to embrace the new life she's entered, even as she doesn't understand how and why some things happen in this new life. I really enjoyed the honesty that came through.

Monikan21 Aug 27, 2013

Not one of my favourite & yet easy to read and a little inspiring. Geared to give hope to families who cannot conceive. I am going to stick to YA Fiction/dystopian

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klanthier
Apr 05, 2013

This book is by far one of the best books I've read in a long time. It captured my attention at the very beginning and never let me down. I read it every spare moment I had and as great as the ending was, I'm a little sad it had to end. I enjoyed learning about Kenya as well as seeing Nicky and Eric find their way after enduring an incredible loss. Everything about the writing was relateable and I intend to buy copies for my friends.

mcjmommy Aug 07, 2012

This was an amazing read! Really rivoting! I couldn't put it down and also read it in two days! Such emotion and soul searching...just a great read! You will not regret reading this book!
Enjoy with a BIG cup of chai!

racing14 Jun 26, 2012

Dewey Diva's Summer 2012 Pick.

the title intrigued me as an avid chai tea drinker and the story sounded interesting.

Could not put it down, read it in a couple of days. Believable and Honest.

If you read Eat, Pray, Love or Little Princes : One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal you should give this one a try even if it is a fictional account the writing style and story are on par with both of the above mentioned titles and it reads like a true account.

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