Sweet Tea and Sympathy
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 ...more
Cute and funny contemporary romance-
For the most part, Molly Harper, is known for her offbeat and delightful paranormal romance novels.
While this new series is vastly different in terms of genre and settings- the cute, sweet and quirky elements you know, and love, are still prominently featured.
When event planner, Margot Cary's career takes an overnight downturn, she finds herself out of work and nearly homeless. Whe ...more
Margot Cary was raised by her mother and step-father in a very un-emotional way in Chicago, Illinois. After her mother passed away and her step-father moved away, Margot remained in Chicago and became an event planner for a prestigious company. It’s one of Margot’s biggest parties and if she can pull this one off, she is sure to ...more
Gee, I'm good at this writing-reviews thing.
Our heroine is Margot. She's a snooty party-planner in Chicago when her life derails and she ends up moving to Kentucky to take a job at a family business when she had no idea she had family. The business is a bait shop and funeral parlor. This is perfectly normal in th ...more
Party planner extraordinaire Margot has had to deal with plenty of mini emergencies and unexpected glitches during events, but the one thing she never would have predicted was that she would be (quite literally) tackling a real life angry bird situation . . . .
To make matters worse, once word begins to spread about the gala disaster, Margot loses not only her dream job, but also her loan approval on a new condo she was planning on pu ...more
So after losing her job, her new home and her reputation, she re ...more
Margot Cary is an estranged member of the McCready family who moves back to Lake Sackett, Georg ...more
I like Molly Harper, though admittedly she isn't my favorite author, but I always find her stuff to be light and nice. Sweet Tea and Sympathy, however, simply bored me to tears. Clutches those pearls!
This book is certainly more women's fiction than romance. In fact, I kept waiting for the chemistry and romance to develop, and well into the last quarter of the story I STILL felt like nothing real was happening. If you are looking for romance-y romance, this isn't it.
Sweet Tea and Symp ...more
It was a fast and quick read that is pretty predictable but the journey on getting to the end was truly the best part. I definitely will be looking for more in this series in the future as well as more written by Molly Harper ...more
One of the things I love the most about the writing style of Ms. Harper is her snarky, dry sense of humor. It reminds me of me… lol. But it also makes for a humorous look at life even when everything we have dreamed of goes down the drain in one impressive display.
While a pity party is definitely due, life does have to move on, and moving on is exactly what Margot has to do. But why be boring? Let’s move on to a completely different world and ...more
She quickly discovers the family business is a Funeral Home and Bait Shop, she has dozens of relatives and a father who abandoned her as a child. With spotty internet and cell ...more
The story centers around Margot who has just been fired from her dream job as an Elite event planner in Chicago. She's humiliated and running out of money. She received a call from her Aunt Tootie, ...more
I received an advanced copy from Netgalley.
Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Received from Netgalley
SWEET TEA AND SYMPATHY is the first book in the Southern Eclectic series. It centers around Margot failing at her job in Chicago and finding refuge at her family compound in Lake Sackett, Georgia. Her family runs the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. This is her father's family, who she hasn't seen in decades. She doesn't know any of them even though when she was younger, she actually lived at the compound. Her plan is to go ther ...more
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Laughs, heartwarming family time, hilarious scenes, memorable characters with a huge helping of small town & Southern twang.
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In my college years, I was ALL ABOUT the cute romances (Sophie Kinsella), chick-lit (Good In Bed) & mysteries with some fun (Stephanie Plum). Somewhere between graduate sch ...more
The McCready family owns a Funeral Home and Bait Shop located on the shore of Lake Sackett. The tale delivered a delightful tale as Margot gets to know the family she and her mother left behind. As her father tries to rebu ...more
Title:Sweet Tea and Sympathy
Author: Molly Harper
Page count: 320 pages
Publication Date: 11/21/2017
Synopsis: Margot is a city girl who just got fired from her fancy event planning job. She was due for a promotion and instead she was fired for something that was out of her control and completely embarrassing. While she is at the end of the rope financially, she gets a random and strange job offe ...more
Author: Molly Harper
Publisher: Gallery Books
Series: Southern Eclectic #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Sweet Tea and Sympathy" by Molly Harper
This was quite a interesting read with some really humorous scenes that will have you laughing out loud. The memorable characters were all for the most part well developed, portrayed and believable that will definitely keep your attention. What will happen when Margot's long lost family reaches o ...more
Margot Cary loses her job as a high-class event planner during a comical fiasco involving shrimp-eating flamingos at an elegant fundraiser with the elite of Chicago. The photos and one-liners hit social ...more
The beginning of this book was a bit rough for me. But just because there are so many people right away and that was a bit overwhelming. But the more we get into the story the more fun it was. And actually come to think of it made us feel like Margot, who also was not used to such a bug family and the small town living.
This book was a fun, sweet and sexy story. But also with some heartbreak, and a lot of heartwarming moments. ‘
I really enjoyed the story, it was well written, a great pacing an
I love dipping into some rom-coms as a palate cleanser to my normal thriller reads and this one was an absolute pleasure to read. Growing up in a military family had me living in the South (Texas and Alabama) and reading this triggered so many good memories. Hones ...more
I had a dark sense of humor, even then.
In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicor ...more