I received this book for free from Publisher, XOXperts in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Southern Eclectic
Published by Gallery Books on November 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher, XOXperts
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Also by this author: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Beloved author Molly Harper launches a brand-new contemporary romance series, Southern Eclectic, with this story of a big-city party planner who finds true love in a small Georgia town.
Nestled on the shore of Lake Sackett, Georgia is the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. (What, you have a problem with one-stop shopping?) Two McCready brothers started two separate businesses in the same building back in 1928, and now it’s become one big family affair. And true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody’s business.
Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot’s rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society, and made elegance and glamour her business. She’s riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she’s blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start—and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.
As Margot finds her footing in a town where everybody knows not only your name, but what you had for dinner last Saturday night and what you’ll wear to church on Sunday morning, she grudgingly has to admit that there are some things Lake Sackett does better than Chicago—including the dating prospects. Elementary school principal Kyle Archer is a fellow fish-out-of-water who volunteers to show Margot the picture-postcard side of Southern living. The two of them hit it off, but not everybody is happy to see an outsider snapping up one of the town's most eligible gentleman. Will Margot reel in her handsome fish, or will she have to release her latest catch?
6 reasons to read Sweet Tea and Sympathy
- It’s got a ton of the witty banter we love in Harper’s books.
- So much family togetherness. I loved this as someone who is close to her family.
- Small town setting. Again, I’m a sucker for those since I live in a small town. I can connect with the drama that happens.
- Sweet, drawn out romance. I loved seeing the slow burn.
- I loved seeing Margot’s growth throughout the book. She learns so much and finds that maybe what she thought she wanted isn’t what she really desires.
- Margot’s cousins. They are hilarious, and a hot mess.
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