A prank war erupts in Lake Sackett, Georgia and coroner Frankie McCready has to turn to the gorgeous but surly new sheriff for help in Molly Harper’s newest Southern Eclectic novella, perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Amy E. Reichert.
The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack’s ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family’s business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.
Linden, who didn’t seem to get the memo about men in uniform and Southern charm, is condescending and cold, revealing absolutely nothing about his past as an Atlanta police officer, while also making Frankie’s job as coroner as difficult as possible. And with the town’s Fourth of July celebration coming up, it’s essential for McCready’s to be cricket-free and in good working order. Strangling the sheriff will make her job even harder. Can Frankie hold off the threats to preserve her own sanity?
With her trademark “clever humor, snark, silliness, and endearing protagonists” (Booklist), Molly Harper invites fans to return to the family they first met in Sweet Tea and Sympathy. Y’all sit down and stay a while, won’t you?
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I’m planning an epic 12 Days of Lake Sackett Christmas giveaway on my Author page starting on Wednesday! Stop by to check it out.
It’s here! SWEET TEA AND SYMPATHY is now available in print, ebook and audio. (Amanda Ronconi is narrating.)
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?
AW, NICE GIRLS DON’T HAVE FANGS is listed among the top 100 Audible Essentials again.
“The Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi pairing has become the stuff of Audible legend, and it all started with this book. In fact, Ronconi has become so essential to the lifeblood (pun intended) of this vampire romance series, that it was no surprise when Harper dedicated one of her recent books to her narrator. The kick-off to the delightfully quirky Nice Girls series, as well as an equally popular spin-off series, this book has been a non-stop hit with our listeners for nearly a decade, with no signs of waning. —Jess, Audible Editor”
That’s so nice.
Click here for the list of 100 Audible Essentials.
I understand there is some confusion about the series order for the Southern Eclectic series. SWEET TEA & SYMPATHY is the first book in the three-book series and is going to be released in November in print, book and audio.
The series is accompanied by three novellas, the first of which, SAVE A TRUCK, RIDE A REDNECK, will be released on Oct. 16 in ebook and audio. (Yes, Amanda Ronconi is narrating. The pre order link isn’t ready yet)
SAVE A TRUCK is a prequel to SWEET TEA.
SAVE A TRUCK, RIDE A REDNECK
Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, loving the way only teenagers can—with no thought to logic or pride, just a bone-headed, optimistic frenzy of unicorns and hormones. That was all they needed. Or so Carl thought.
Scared of being stuck in Lake Sackett, Georgia, like so many of her friends—without a real shot at a future or achieving her own dreams—Marianne panicked and bolted to college after stomping Carl’s heart into the high grass. But when she returns to Lake Sackett for the summer with her family after years away, she and Carl are drawn together like moths to a flame. As they rekindle their old romance and remember what it was like to be in love, they have to wonder: is this, finally, their real chance at happiness?
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