Critics and audiences alike have hailed Heather A. Clark’s Chai Tea Sunday as a rich and powerful debut novel. Here, 30-something Nicky Fowler tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered marriage after it is destroyed in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy. Traveling to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage, Nicky hopes that her fragile spirit can be repaired. Aided by chai-fueled conversations with her host mother, she develops the strength to put her life back on track.
I listened to the audio version of the book, and I enjoyed both the narration and the story. The story starts in Canada and then the story moves to Kenya. I read somewhere that the author had never been to Kenya, but you wouldn't know that by the realistic descriptions of Kenya and the culture. I was interested to hear about life in Kenya, and the stories of Nicole and Eric and the orphanage were well done. This book held my attention throughout.