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Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge: a Little Girl in the 1950s South [Kindle Edition]

Gloria Teague
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 her what she was meant to be and what she was not meant to be.

Their corner of the world was filled with folklore, superstition, and mystical ideas. Her grandmother believed and practiced most of these, passing them onto the next generation. The little girl's 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 her, for each other, she felt they deserved to have their story told.

"Gloria has written some southern style, real to life episodes that are sure to
entertain you in her Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge. Be careful how much
you laugh - they could have happened to you."
- Dusty Richards, Spur Award Winning Author

"With wit and wisdom, Gloria Teague takes us back to the innocent days of
childhood in this delightful little book peopled with glorious eccentrics."
- Charles W. Sasser, author of God in the Foxhole and Devoted to Fishing.


Product Details

  • File Size: 727 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Roots & Branches (June 23, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TU2IGC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You For the Memories May 3, 2011
By erbunch
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and wonderful...just like "Cocoa Fudge" should be November 15, 2008
Format:Paperback
Gloria,

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.

I recognize most of these colorful people just by your descriptions of them. I truly did love the book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge January 16, 2012
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for Free March 4, 2012
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An OK read for free. This is not a story, it's more of a diary of a child growing up in the 50's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Nostalgic Memoirs October 28, 2008
Format:Paperback
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
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun read, sweet and reminiscent... January 7, 2013
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A sweet book about the relationships between a family of women from the fifties, as seen through the eyes of a little girl. Before purchasing, please be aware of some moderate swearing in the book and references to racial hatred, although the author is never condoning it. This is how she grew up and one can feel the love this family has for one another.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book April 4, 2012
By annk126
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This was such a fun book, a look at girl growing up in the mid century, as I did. Making fudge was a family affair and a real treat. The book was a walk down memory lane.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED This Book! March 20, 2012
By AnnieM
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I can't say enough about this wonderful book. I laughed outloud, I cried quietly. I was so sorry the book ended. I look forward to reading more from this wonderful author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Read and enjoy!
Gloria Teague takes you back to a time of swimming holes, playing in the streets until dusk, and Southern life of years gone by. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of stories. Read more
Published 4 months ago by JenMcMur
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story about family
This book was all about family and the lessons we learn from them. In places it was funny and in sometimes a bit sad. I enjoyed reading every word.
Published 7 months ago by zippy Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful glimpse into her childhood
A wonderful glimpse into a life and lifestyle far apart from my own which made it all the more enjoyable. Almost like peeking through a fence into a far away neighbors yard. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Neil Drucker
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and poignant at the same time.
For anyone who grew up in the South, this book is like an old friend. Lay out in the back yard on an old quilt and sip some sweet tea while the cicadas hum as you read it. Read more
Published 14 months ago by mel_rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome reading
After reading THROUGH THE SHADOWS by Ms. Teague, I ordered another one right away. The first one was good reading, but SAT. NIGHT CHOC. FUDGE hit me where I live. Read more
Published on September 24, 2012 by B. J. Payne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun reading
This book about growing up poor in the south was like peeking through a window of lives you may never see or even know about. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by Golfgal
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I loved this book. It made me laugh and made me cry. It takes you back to the innocence of childhood and reminds us of how smart we as little kids really are. Read more
Published on August 26, 2012 by Heidi
5.0 out of 5 stars Took me back to a simpler time in my life...LOVED IT...
As was mentioned by another reviewer, this was not a "story," but rather a chronicled narration of a young girl (Gloria) growing up in the south during the early 1950s. Read more
Published on June 12, 2012 by MsJD2u
2.0 out of 5 stars a little strang but ok
This book was a little strange but some what of a good read.I don't belive I would read again. Thank you.
Published on June 11, 2012 by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
This little book was a breath of fresh air to me and just what I wanted. Most stories have some depressing parts to get through. Read more
Published on May 21, 2012 by preschoolteacher
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More About the Author

I was born in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, surely one of the most gorgous places on earth. When I wasn't luxuriating in the peaks and valleys, soaking up the serenity of being home, I was an Air Force brat traveling the world. I currently live in Oklahoma, another lovely state, but I'll always be a Tennessee mountain girl. Like Dolly Parton, I'm proud of where I came from!

I waited a lifetime to be me, a writer, but I made it-at last!

The journey hasn't been easy but it's been worth it.

Want to know the best part about being a writer? My name on the front cover! The knowledge that people like my work enough to actually buy it, read its entirety, and (sometimes) write a review on Amazon and/or send me fan mail. See, I want to be rich, I won't lie, but the true pay-off for me is that one thing-people are reading my words! And when someone comes up to me and tells me in an animated voice how much they like my books...wow, there's no way to tell you how that makes my heart smile.

I write for profit like all full-time authors. I also write for me; though they're sometimes two different things. What I like to write and my most profitable books are two different things, too. So whenever I want to simply get that old feeling, the pure joy of writing for myself, to remember why I began to write all those years ago, I sit still and write a short story just for me. They'll never be published; they'll never be read by anyone other than me because they are FOR me. Recently I sat and wrote out in crazy detail what I envision every time I hear the song "Hotel California" by the Eagles. (LOVE the Eagles!!)

For those of you who think writing is easy-you're right. Getting it published is a whole other story. (Pun intended) I started small then slowly, sooo slowly, gained momentum by keeping my fingers on the keyboard, my butt in the chair and learning my craft. Other than that, it'd be only a hobby instead of the career it now is.

I'm an award-winning author in both fiction and nonfiction, in magazines, newspapers and e-zines. She currently has five books and over 60 short stories and several articles published. I'm a contributing author to Book Marketing from A to Z, had a feature article in Woman's World in 2009 just before I was bestowed the honor of being hosen as Tulsa NightWriter of the Year.

I'm the newsletter editor for NightScripts, a monthly newsletter with a circulation of over one hundred people. I'm the former secretary for Oklahoma Writers' Federation, INC., the largest writers' organization in the southwestern US.

I currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, and her spoiled dogs Tiger and Barkley.

Is there anything I haven't covered? Surely you now know more than you wanted to know but if not, you can visit my website at www.gloriateague.com

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