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Explore the true resilience of the heart and our raw determination to find goodness in a world fraught with adversity


One Woman’s Courage in the face of personal tragedy is at the heart of Heather A. Clark’s debut novel. Thirty–three–year–old Nicky Fowler thought her whole life was mapped out — a rewarding career as a third grade teacher, an adoring husband, and the perfect house in the suburbs — but complicated fertility issues lead to a devastating tragedy. Nicky’s marriage crumbles and she’s left unable to cope with her now–changed life.

When Nicky accepts a volunteer teaching position at an orphanage in Kenya, she finds that life there is unlike the world she’s known. Drought has brought famine, violence is everywhere, and the jaded orphanage director takes out her hatred on the parentless children.

But Nicky finds strength in Mama Bu, her host mother, who provides wisdom and perspective over cups of chai, Kenya’s signature drink. Nicky comes to realize that she must do much more than teach the orphans — she must save them.

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Chai Tea Sunday
February 22nd, 2015
Good first attempt. Good research on the story line but some phrasing seemed out of place. I was captivated through most of the story but a predictable ending and seemed rushed to be finished.
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Char tea sunday
January 7th, 2015
A wonderful story about an other country and how people still live, which we do not really think about these days since we have everything at our finger tips.
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Good Read
November 16th, 2014
I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it after the first couple of chapters. It was so raw! But, I'm glad that I kept reading because I wouldn't have wanted to have missed it!
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Chai Tea Sunday
October 21st, 2014
I'm pragmatic when reading, so found some parts too wordy. On the whole, I enjoyed this book and look forward to starting Elephant in the Sky.
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Chai Tea Sunday
June 29th, 2014
Loved this book!!! But have some tissue its a tear jerker.
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Lovely
June 28th, 2014
Cried first half.. incredibly sad. Great debut novel.
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Inspirational
June 7th, 2014
A great story, so intense you just can't stop reading it. Be prepared to deal with various emotions. You learn a lot about Kenya and how first world problems aren't problems at all !
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Wow!
June 1st, 2014
This was a great book! I love a book where you have a great story and are learning facts at the same time!
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Well worth reading, couldnt put down
May 28th, 2014
A truly lovely read. Heart wrenching at times, but keeps you wanting to find what happens in the end. Can't wait for more from this author.
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CHAI TEA SUNDAY
May 10th, 2014
Incredible book to read. Wished it didn't end, but all things come to an end. Or maybe a beginning... Yes, a beginning
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A definite must read
April 11th, 2014
What an absolutely fabulous book. It will definitely make you cry at the injustice, heartbreak and hardship the characters endure. But it will also make your heart soar reading how these same people not only find inner peace but also help others. We all need a Mama Bu in our lives.
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March 2nd, 2014
A great book about the struggles a couple faces when tragedy strikes. Volunteering at a Kenyan orphanage, Nicky finds a purpose to life once again.
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February 20th, 2014
Loved this book. Have recommended it to others. Would read this author again. The character development was well done.
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Chai tea sunday
February 7th, 2014
Awesome book an eye opener
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February 1st, 2014
Great book. Nicky's strength and determination to move on from her losses and help the orphans in another country was heart-warming.
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January 31st, 2014
Really enjoyed this. I found it hard to put down.
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January 30th, 2014
An interesting book. I quite enjoyed it!
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Ok
January 30th, 2014
Nothing really climactic in it but still a good read to pass the time.
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1 person found this helpful
January 30th, 2014
I found this book surprisingly good. I found the main character instantly likeable and the details of Kenya amazing.
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January 28th, 2014
Very good book. Alot of depth to the characters, and the adventure was touching. Will look for authors books again.
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