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Author: Ashley Farley

Ashley Farley is the author of the bestselling series, the Sweeney Sisters Series. Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, part of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.

Ashley loves to hear from her readers.

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Magnolia Nights

Magnolia Nights
  • Number: B072M81KPL
  • Release: 2017-09-12
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Kindle Press
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From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sister Series and Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a new novel of passion, intrigue and redemption.

Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She’s baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn’t seen in thirty-four years dies and leaves her a fortune. The time has come to face her past in person. Still reeling from a recent breakup of a long-term relationship, and with nothing to keep her in San Francisco, Ellie packs her meager belongings and boards a plane for the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Standing in the entryway of her grandmother’s antebellum home on South Battery Street in Charleston, Ellie faces the first of many ghosts who will soon haunt her. On her first night in the creepy, creaking mansion, as she’s perusing the titles in a dusty bookcase, she comes across her deceased mother’s leather-bound journal. Her mother’s words create more unanswered questions and send her on a quest to find more journals. As Hurricane Irma bears down on the South Carolina coast, Ellie encounters Juan Hagood, a handsome architect who has the talent to restore her dilapidated mansion and the charm to mend her broken heart. But as Ellie reads her mother's diaries, they dislodge a stone in the wall that safeguards her memories, causing her world to come crumbling down. Revelations about her childhood lead Ellie on a harrowing journey of discovery that will hold spellbound until the dramatic conclusion.


Her Sister's Shoes - Sweeney Sisters Series Book 1

Her Sister's Shoes
  • Number: B0723DT3YX
  • Release: 2017-08-08
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Kindle Press
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Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Packed with Southern charm and memorable characters

Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control.

In the after-gloom of her dreaded fiftieth birthday and the discovery of her husband’s infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward.

Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk.

In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior

This is a new release of an edition originally published by Leisure Time Books.


Sweet Tea Tuesdays

Sweet Tea Tuesdays
  • Number: B071LQVXHW
  • Release: 2017-07-10
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Kindle Press
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Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped.

From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope.

When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that’s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever.

This is a new release of an edition originally published by Leisure Time Books.


Tangle of Strings - Sweeney Sisters Series Book 4

Tangle of Strings
  • Number: B01MYWG11T
  • Release: 2017-01-18
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Leisure Time Books
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A nearly tragic accident leads to a discovery that rocks the Sweeney family’s world.

Some families never resolve conflicts. Not so with the Sweeneys. Their sense of family, their love for one another, and their willingness to forgive have always triumphed and brought them back together. Until now. The latest crisis threatens to tear the family apart and crumble the foundation that has always proved itself rock solid.

At the heart of the matter are sixteen-year-old Annie Bethune and her boyfriend, Cooper. At stake are their dreams for the future. As to these dreams, no one in the family holds back when asserting an opinion.

Annie soon begins to feel like a puppet on strings with all those she loves telling her what to do. When those strings become tangled and a family feud develops, Annie, unable to bear the pressure, runs away. Straight into the arms of danger.


Boots and Bedlam - Sweeney Sisters Series Book 3

Boots and Bedlam
  • Number: B01LBBQL1I
  • Release: 2016-10-18
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Leisure Time Books
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‘Tis the season for chaos.

Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge and derail the best-laid plans during the busy stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amidst the chaos—dealing with real estate, planning a wedding, running a seafood market, honoring traditions, and contending with teenagers—even the weather rears its head when the weatherman forecasts a white Christmas. Never has family support been more needed, but will it be enough to restore order and save the day?

Escape to the Lowcountry this Christmas where romance, intrigue, and holiday merrymaking await you.


Lowcountry Stranger - Sweeney Sisters Series Book 2

Lowcountry Stranger
  • Number: B01F2PVAME
  • Release: 2016-07-01
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Leisure Time Books
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Family Drama, Southern Style.

There's a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky personality. For better or worse, Annie Dawn is here to stay.

The memorable Sweeney sisters from Her Sister’s Shoes have returned with more suspense and family drama to hold you spellbound until the dramatic conclusion. As she approaches the next stage of her life as an empty nester, Jackie is torn between expanding her fledgling design business and spending these last precious months with her boys before they fly the coop. Her own worst enemy, Sam is terrified of making a commitment to Eli Marshall, handsome police officer, true love of her life. Her resolve is tested when a ghost from her past shows up after nearly two decades. Faith nurtures her seven-year-old daughter who is recovering from the trauma of her abusive father. Is the threat in the past, or is there more danger on the horizon? The sisters seek guidance from their mother, Lovie, a true Southern matriarch who shows them how to respond to adversity with grace and dignity.

Things are heating up in the Lowcountry. The Sweeney sisters remind us, once again, that being a part of a family is about more than sharing the same DNA.


Breaking the Story - Scottie's Adventures Book 2

Breaking the Story
  • Number: B01B1U6E0M
  • Release: 2016-03-17
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Leisure Time Books
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Passion, peril, and a scandal that will rock American politics.

Scottie Darden’s life is a disaster. Her marriage has become toxic, and her career as a photojournalist has stalled out. To attract the attention of the main players in the news industry, she needs a standout story with a unique perspective. What she finds is a scandal that could turn the 2016 presidential election upside down. But before she can release her damaging images to the media, Scottie must uncover the truth behind the photographs. She turns to handsome mystery man Guy Jordan for help. When they join the campaign trail in search of answers, their investigation quickly becomes deadly.

Hop on board for a wild ride of adventure where desire ignites, lives are threatened, and secrets are revealed.


Merry Mary

Merry Mary
  • Number: B01434AX6E
  • Release: 2015-10-15
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Leisure Time Books
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A young woman longing for a child stumbles upon a Christmas miracle.

Investigative journalist Scottie Darden is photographing the homeless for her Lost Souls series when she makes a discovery that could change her life forever. Under a makeshift tent in subzero temperatures in a downtown city park, she finds a woman's dead body with her infant child. Without her cell phone to call for help, Scottie makes the split-second decision to take the baby home. Her initial instinct is to provide the baby with food and shelter until her family can be located. But as her fondness for the baby grows, she finds herself facing a life on the run or worse—prison time for abduction.

Curl up with Merry Mary this holiday season. A heartwarming story of the powerful connection between a caring soul and an innocent child in need.


Saving Ben

Saving Ben
  • Number: B00B8AKRUO
  • Release: 2014-01-09
  • Author: Ashley Farley
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A boy, his sister, and her psychotic roommate.

A New Year’s Eve party, a missing person, and a single set of footprints in the snow.

Life is sweet for Katherine Langley, a first-year student at the University of Virginia. She is finally free from the drama of her parents’ dysfunctional marriage and ready to focus on studying to become a nurse. Her brother, Ben, belongs to the hottest fraternity on campus, and her roommate, Emma, is beautiful and charming, a party girl whose answer for a hangover is happy hour. She is also psychopath.

When OCD Ben succumbs to Emma’s charms and falls dangerously off-track, Katherine must save her brother from himself.

From the UVA campus to a cozy cottage on Carter’s Creek, Saving Ben is a haunting tale of love and loyalty and family relationships. Anger management, substance abuse, and mental illness.


Book Library

  • Magnolia Nights Magnolia Nights
  • Her Sister's Shoes Her Sister's Shoes
  • Sweet Tea Tuesdays Sweet Tea Tuesdays
  • Tangle of Strings Tangle of Strings
  • Boots and Bedlam Boots and Bedlam
  • Lowcountry Stranger Lowcountry Stranger
  • Breaking the Story Breaking the Story
  • Merry Mary Merry Mary
  • Saving Ben Saving Ben