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

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Traveling With T received this book from  her brother as part of her Christmas box of books.

Sweet Tea and Sympathy

Summary: 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?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I forget which bookstagrammer had this book on her feed last year, but one look at this cover and I was like “I NEED THIS BOOK” (sometimes I get books just for how pretty the covers are!) It’s a happy day when the cover is as great as this one is AND it’s enjoyable.

My brother gave me this last Christmas and I kept saying I would read it. And then… well, I didn’t. Enter Sarah (one half of the fabulous Really Into This). We got to talking on Instagram and we both discovered that we each had this book, wanted to read it and then decided to buddy read. This was a great book to buddy read because it was easy reading, lots of laughter and just a fun feel. In fact I enjoyed this book so much, I went out and immediately purchased Ain’t She A Peach (the next book) and did not wait for Sarah (sorry, Sarah!)


What I liked:

The cover. SO. DARN. CUTE.

The town of Lake Sackett, Georgia. I could identify with these people because it’s a small town!

How this book caused  me to laugh. I read a lot of suspense and mystery type books and there is not always a lot of room for laughter. Molly Harper had fun with these characters and dialogue and I completely enjoyed that.


Bottom line: Looking for a cute book that you can just enjoy? You have found it in Sweet Tea and Sympathy.


*Traveling With T received this book as a gift. All thoughts and opinions are her own.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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