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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Audiobook Review: Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper

Sweet Tea and Sympathy 
(Southern Eclectic #1)
by Molly Harper
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

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?

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Viviana's Review: 
Oh my! Molly brought all the southern charm to all of the characters of SWEET TEA AND SYMPATHY! From Great-Aunt Tootie's gambling  to Cousin Marianne  going all dreamy eyed for her husband Carl (who totally returns the sentiment) to Cousin Frankie, Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, each of the family members of McCreadys are a hoot! They are what you expect from a large, loving, full of best of intentions family! 

Molly truly has a gift with words and how she tells a story. I can totally invision the seen where things go spectacularly wrong! OMG I was laughing out loud and feeling so bad for Margot and when that happens, the laughter and the emotion, THAT right there is when I knew this book was going to be awesome! When an author can bring out the emotions of a reader, its magic!

Margot has a lot of going on from losing her job, her apartment and being blacklisted from every event planner company. When she gets a call from a family member that could potentially solve her immediate problems, she gives it a go. Through the pages, we see Margot getting acclimated to her new environment and new family members. Its a completely different set of society rules and as an "outsider" the town makes their feelings known.

Narrator's review: 
Amanda totally rocks this story and brings life to the characters! Molly and Amanda are a fantastic partnership, Molly with her story telling and Amanda with her performance.

Overall, this is a great start to a hilarious new series and I'm totally getting the prequel novella! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars - LOVED IT ALOT  - Couldn't put it down! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Audible in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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