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Pie Girls

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  241 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she’d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life—Carrie Bradshaw style.

But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband’s had a mid-life crisis. He’s quit his job, cancelled h
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Camellia Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I liked Mary Hollis Inboden’s first person narration of Searcy Roberts; she has a nice voice and good southern accent. The rest of the cast are good, too, except I didn’t enjoy the voice of the man who did Luke.

As far as the story-line goes, let me preface by telling you “chick-lit” isn’t a genre I indulge much. For that reason, I only listened to it while I was in the car, where I was a captive audience; therefore, it took me awhile to get through.

Veronica ⭐️
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
As the story opens we find brand-name dropping Searcy home alone on her wedding anniversary. She is a little annoyed at her husband for being late but she keeps herself going with dreams of the diamond encrusted pendant she is sure Alton had bought her for their anniversary.

Searcy is portrayed as high maintenance and pretentious, her life revolves around shopping, shoes and endless luncheons and dinner parties. However I liked her from the start. Searcy had a lot of redeeming qualities. She genu
Jan Moran
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pie Girls is an adorable story about Searcy Roberts, a young married woman in Atlanta who seems to have it all—successful husband, endless credit cards, a life of lunching and shopping—although some important elements are missing. On their anniversary, her advertising executive husband disappears, and when he finally surfaces, he reveals he is leaving her for a new life in an ashram. Devastated and determined to hide this news from her best gal pals in the city, she returns to her small, Alabama ...more
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Pie Girls is a story about a young wife, Searcy. She's married to very wealthy Anton Roberts. She shops at all the best stores. She has a personal shopper, a woman who makes a very good living helping Searcy spend money. Searcy is celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary, cooking a wonderful home-made meal with a pie made from her grandmother's secret recipe. Apparently, even with all her money, she is willing to roll up hew sleeves when it involves baking. She is anticipating a very, very expen
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Lauren Clark's books and this was no exception. I do have to admit that I was a LITTLE concerned at the beginning because.... well.... I HATED Searcy! She was shrill, materialistic, shallow and generally annoying, so I really was worried about how Lauren was going to pull this one out of her hat, but she did - beautifully. I loved watching Searcy become the person she evolved into. The supporting characters were well fleshed out and likeable, and Luke was yummy. Oh, and did I mention that ...more
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

There are two completely opposite literary tropes about going home. One is the title of the Thomas Wolfe novel, You Can’t Go Home Again. The other is the quote from Robert Frost, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”

For Searcy Roberts, home is definitely Frost’s version. She has to go back to tiny Fairhope, Alabama, and it has to take her in. Not initially because either she loves it or it loves her, but because the
Originally posted at Bunny's Review

Starting out readers is greeted with Searcy. Someone who seems very high maintenance, that needs to best of everything, the latest fashion with a maid and butler. But as they say looks can be deceiving. In this reading can also be deceiving.

Searcy is waiting on her husband who is late for their anniversary dinner. A celebration that Searcy has painstakingly cooked, Lamb chops almond slivered green beans and chess pie. With a husband four hours late everything i
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review..

The first impression I had of this book, like any other book was the cover and the title. This book was… different, in the best way! After I was finished with the book, I realized that the title of the book was perfect! Now… I am getting ahead of myself (I always do this when I love a book); this book begins with Searcy Roberts a spoiled housewife who insists on having the best of the best. She is married to her high school swee
Nina Beck
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The 5 Second Review:
Pie Girls by Lauren Clark is a delicious (see what I did there?) romance that any fan of Phillips or Crusie would be hard pressed to put down until it was finished.

The 3 Second Review (for good measure):
Did you love Hope Floats? Yes? Buy this.

What I loved:
Searcy (the main character of Pie Girls) left her small town behind when she married Alton and moved to Atlanta to become a Rich Housewife of... but she also became a vapid, annoying, fashionista with nothing more important
Lucie Simone
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pie Girls is a charming Southern tale about a spoiled Atlanta socialite, Searcy, whose wealthy husband leaves her high and dry, forcing her to fend for herself and return to her roots in small town Alabama. This witty and warm novel by Lauren Clark charms with laugh out loud moments and plenty of Southern hospitality, along with a few mean girls thrown in for good measure. I was immediately sucked into Searcy's story at the outset, and even though she begins the book as a superficial diva with a ...more
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review..

I can say this is a wonderful book. It will make you mad, happy, sad, tearful and happy again. There are parts that shocked me but that was a good thing. I loved that it was set in Alabama as that is where I live. It is a very sweet story that I have enjoyed so much. This story is honestly a wonderful story and even though the heroin is/was a spoiled woman she pulled it together and did what she had to for herself, her mother an
Sara Rishforth
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway.

I knew I would like this book just from reading the synopsis. I grew up in the South, and I love reading books set in the South. The main character, Searcy, slowly changed through the book and was very believable. The author uses wonderful descriptions and sets the scene nicely.

Clark's description of the shop, Pie Girls, makes you wish it was in your hometown. Reading the section where Searcy is baking, you can almost taste the roasted red pepper and feta
Paula Harp
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Searcy lives in Atlanta big-city socialite style. She never sees her husband as he is always on business trips. He suddenly wants a divorce and disappears to the hippy life. Searcy has to go home to Fairhope, Alabama, to help her sick momma. Her mom owns Pie Girls, a pie shop. Luke owns the bike shop next door and he's cute and really helpful. She finds out they are about to lose the shop so she plans a big fund raiser to sell all her fancy stuff to save the pie shop with the help of their frien ...more
William Zorn
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely not my typical read. I noticed that it is set in Fairhope, AL which is one of my wife's favorite places to visit. I figured why not!

Pie Girls is an easy read that sweeps you up into the life of high-maintenance socialite, Searcy Roberts. As Searcy's life turns upside down you are brought along for the ride. This is a story of self-discovery: what is home, love and family?

I loved loved the pace of the book which does a good job of capturing the southern lifestyle and atmospher
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 11, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guest
Author's guest post at my blog:
Beverly J. Harris
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Socialite becomes an authentic person.

Clothes, shopping, lunches was Secarcy life. Her husband spoiled her until he had a change of heart. She had to make a new plan.
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. Could not put it down.

Ok . I finished this in 2 days. Wow....just WOW. Inspiring and up lifting. Such beautiful descriptions of the Bay..
Josselyn Radillo
Rate: ✯✯✯✯✯


Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she’d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life—Carrie Bradshaw style.

But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband’s had a mid-life crisis. He’s quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man.

Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But wh
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
My review

Well, the publishers summary holds a bit of a spoiler really, in that Alton left Searcy for another man! Of course, the listener knows this but Searcy is left in ignorance. Now, he didn't really leave her destitute, but she could no longer finance her self indulgent lifestyle.
Thing is, she may well have grown accustomed to the high life, but the author has provided her with an upbringing which has equipped her to deal with the normal, hum drum existence of life, just like everyday peop
Amie's Book Reviews

Author: Lauren Clark

Narrated by: JoBe Cerny and Mary Hollis Inboden

Type of Book: Unabridged Audiobook

Length: 8 hours and 26 minutes

Release Date: December 23, 2014

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick-Lit

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Searcy Roberts has been with her husband Alton since high school. Now in their mid-thirties they have been married for ten years.

Searcy is a spoiled-rotten southern belle w
Ellen (more books, please)
I was given an Audible code for the audio edition by the author. I can't remember if the request of a review for the code was made. But anyway, a review there will be.

This is a coming of age story. Granted, our 35-year-old heroine Searcy Roberts is a bit old to just now be coming of age, but her growth was somewhat hampered by a money-poor youth and a boyfriend/fiancée/husband who made it where she didn't have to grow up.

I am not going to lie. I was not a fan of Ms. Searcy Roberts at the beginni
Jessica  Sinn (Books and Trouble)

Pie Girls is a family restaurant meant to be passed down to Searcy. But, alas, Searcy had bigger, more extravagant plans. Desperate to leave Fairfield, she climbs her way up to the top of the social ladder and marries Alton Roberts, the local rich boy—and her meal ticket to the big city. They head off to Atlanta, where she spends her days shopping at Barneys and gossiping with her fellow socialites over caviar and champagne. Ah the sweet life of the rich and glamorous.

Little does she know, her d
Cindy Roesel
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking for something delicious to read? I've got just the book! It's Lauren Clark's yummy chick lit novel, PIE GIRLS! You're going to want to dig right in. I've read two of her other novels, STAY TUNED and STARDUST SUMMER and I have to say, PIE GIRLS is my new favorite!

Searchy Roberts is the definitive materialistic name-dropping, label buying, Christian Louboutin stiletto wearing, Black Am Exp flashing, perfect mani/pedi social diva, that you love to hate, unless of course, you're in her Atlan
Originally reviewed at Books Etc.

I've read and enjoyed many of Lauren Clark's novels in the past so I was really happy to read Pie Girls, a light hearted women's fiction novel that was released last year. It was just as I expected from Clark's novels: fun, entertaining, and full of great characters.

Enlisting the help of the adorable bike store owner next door, an array of well-heeled customers, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Searcy hatches the plan of the century to save Pie Girls.
Oh, Searcy. Wh
Loren Mathis
Pie Girls is a captivating southern chick lit tale about new beginnings and homecomings. Searcy Roberts is your quintessential spoiled, materialistic socialiate whose world is turned on its axis when her husband goes missing on their wedding anniversary. Just when things couldn't get any worse, Searcy discovers a revelation about her husband that changes the course of her life forever. In an attempt to move past the unexpected news about her husband, Searcy returns to her small hometown with her ...more
Kelly Mccurdy
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received this in exchange for an honest review~~

This book was a great read!! I liked this book a whole bunch!! You have a woman, who is spoiled to the bone. She shops when ever she wants and has a husband that has no problem with it. They were high school sweethearts. They got married and have been married for 10 years. Everything is perfect is Searcy's world, that is until her husband goes missing, and doesn't show up for hours. When he does, Searcy's world comes crashing down. He is leavi
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Have you ever thought about what you truly desire out of life? Would it take circumstances in life? These issues and more are explored in Pie Girls by Lauren Clark. I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review.
Searcy has the perfect life with her husband Alton in Buckhead Atlanta. She has great friends by her side for all the shopping and events. Today is the celebration of her anniversary but where is her husband? Why does he suddenly show up with ultimatums which ultimately
A good, full-cast listen! The first quarter of the story is spent getting to know Searcy in her high-maintenance life. I suspect it is the author's intent that we come to not like this Searcy. Once she reaches Fairhope, Alabama, and the balance of the book, it is as if we have a completely different main character -- one that we would truly like to befriend.

This book is easy on the ears, though I do not think it was necessary to the story to record this audiobook in full-cast. It is in my opinio
Angela Holtz
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Searcy in the beginning of this book, seemed like she belonged on an episode of "True Housewives" and I think even she would admit that. Her world comes crashing down when her husband tells her he doesn't want to be married anymore. She has to find a new place to live, and her lavish lifestyle is OVER! When her Mama calls and asks her to come home to help out, she jumps at the chance to escape until she can figure things out.

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Lauren Clark writes sweet, happily-ever-after romances set in the Deep South, including her new Golden Isles series of novellas set on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, Georgia.

A former CBS television news anchor and reporter, Lauren is the author of several award-winning novels, including Dancing Naked in Dixie, Stardust Summer, Pie Girls, and Stay Tuned. Visit her website at authorlaurenclark

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