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    2012 - 02.04

    SATURDAY NIGHT COCOA FUDGE is the coming-of-age story in an era of bobby socks, poodle skirts and the freckled-faced girl that wore them.  It’s also about the Deep South and sweetly flawed women who taught me what I was meant to be and what I was not meant to be.

    Our corner of the world was filled with folklore, superstition, and mystical ideas. My grandmother believed and practiced most of these, passing them onto the next generation.  As a little girl, my life was populated with strange relatives, quirky neighbors and mysterious bible verses that could stop the flow of blood. Being a member of this bizarre family made life worth living. These people were so fiercely loyal in their love for me, for each other, I felt they deserved to have their story told.

    What they said:

    5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You For the Memories,May 3, 2011
    You took me back to my early years, visiting my Granny in Tazewell, Tn and
    growing up in a small neighborhood in Knoxville, Tn. No matter where one is from this story will resonate with you. Growing up each of us had that favorite grandmother, aunt, uncle,and best friend we loved to fight with. We each had our fears of bugs, snakes, and bumps in the dark. We each had skinned knee’s, bumps on the head, and trips to the ER to check if it was broken or not. Gloria Teague brings back good memories of growing up before internet, hand-held games, and cell phones. When a kid could be kid. She even gives you memories you might claim as one of your own, even if it wasn’t. Thank you Miss Gloria.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge,January 16, 2012
    By B.W.

    Gloria Teague gives us a look into the past. Warm, descriptive, and fun. After reading it, I thought about cuddling up by a warm fire and thinking back on my childhood.

    5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and wonderful…just like “Cocoa Fudge” should be,November 15, 2008
    I was transported back to the small town of LaFollette where we both grew up and there are so many parallels between our families. I find that the women in our families may have not had much to say…they just let their men think they were the “boss” when in actuality they were the keepers, the disciplinarians, etc. I think most of our mothers/aunts were very strong women with infinite wisdom…whether it be “book-learned” or “old-wives tales”.
    I hope we can expect a sequel to this book. The book ended too soon for me and I’d like to know what happened in the later years to all those “wonderful beings” you wrote about.
    5.0 out of 5 stars A lovable book!,January 13, 2010

    WOW! This book really hits the nail on the head. The stories told are so vivid that you feel as if you’re over in a corner, watching and listening as it goes along. To me what makes this such a great collection of stories is the stories between the lines. Gloria Teague opens up her heart and lets the love show for all to see. Some of these chapters must have been hard to recall but she did a great job. After some of the chapters I had to stop and catch my breath and rethink what I had just read. If you’re not careful you miss a lot of the feelings that Gloria puts into her characters. If you can keep a dry eye while reading this you have a hole in you soul. I hope there is a sequel soon.

    Fun and Nostalgic Memoirs,October 28, 2008

    by Mary J. Mccauley “mcnight writer”

    Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge was an enjoyable read for me. It brought back memories of my own childhood. Ms. Teague’s portrayal of her close, loving family also reminded me of the closeness of my family: growing up with my cousins, and spending lots of time with my grandparents. It’s amazing how one little redheaded girl could get into so many predicaments. I enjoyed the story of “Glora Jean” taking the lemon meringue pie to a neighbor who lived in a spooky old house and had the mean old hen that chased Gloria until she fell face down in the pie. If your looking to escape back to the ’50’s, then Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge is for you. Mary McCauley
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of my best friends!!,October 24, 2008
    By Cindy Maclellan “CIN’S LOVES” (MAYNARDVILLE,TN USA)
    Not only do I love the book but it’s author as well! She and I were “best buds” in the same small town where the book takes place! It is innocence, southern family traditions, love, laughter and straight from the heart values. Our high school english teacher told Gloria she would never make it as a writer. What do you think now Miss W——-!! Keep up the good work, girlfriend!
    Love ya!
    4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful ’50s Nostalgia,October 7, 2008
     This collection of stories captures the 1950s era superbly. I was enchanted by “Glora Lynn” and amused and delighted with her Mamaw and her infinite wisdom. Gloria Teague got the voice just right as she lets us peek back at small town family living. Jackie Darrah
    More reviews available for this book at www.amazon.com



    1. Michelle Harris says:

      I bought the audio book and have listened to it twice so far. My kids also fell in love with these wonderful stories. I play the book for them before bed. The kids want more and so do I so I hope there will be another book soon.

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