A young widow returns to Lake Sackett, Georgia to face the ghosts of her past—and decide if she’s ready to take another chance on love—in the third sparkling Southern Eclectic novel that “goes down as easy as honey on a deep-fried Twinkie” (Library Journal, on Sweet Tea and Sympathy).
Lucy Bowman would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.
Even as her family and friends invade Lucy’s life and insist that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping, Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier, less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless, soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy can tell she’s hiding something.
In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town's meat shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many years ago. Could this finally be the second chance he’s always hoped for?
Once again Molly Harper “writes characters you can’t help but fall in love with” (RT Book Reviews) in this charming and entertaining love story.
Molly Harper is the author of two popular series of paranormal romance, the Half-Moon Hollow series and the Naked Werewolf series. She also writes the Bluegrass ebook series of contemporary romance. A former humor columnist and newspaper reporter, she lives in Michigan with her family, where she is currently working on the next Southern Eclectic novel. Visit her on the web at MollyHarper.com.
“This sweet tale of the city girl finding a home in the country launches Harper’s (Accidental Sire) latest series and will go down as easy as honey on a deep-fried Twinkie.”
– Library Journal
“Margot is a terrific lead for Harper’s supporting cast of quirky characters. This is a promising start to Harper’s Southern Eclectic series.”
– Publishers Weekly
"Harper writes characters you can't help but fall in love with."
– RT Book Reviews
"This book is funny and the characters engaging....FInished it in 24 hours and already looking forward to the next in the Southern Eclectic series."
“A small-town romance with tons of heart, lots of laughs, and of course, kooky locals. . . . Sweet Tea and Sympathy kicked off Molly Harper’s newest series in the best of ways.”
– Harlequin Junkies
“Molly Harper is known for writing hilarious scenes, and her unique sense of humor is evident all throughout the story. . . . There are countless laughs in Sweet Tea and Sympathy along with an equal number of heartfelt moments.”
"Witty, snarky, and a whole lot of Southern comfort is wrapped up in this sweet read. Not to be missed!" (5 stars)
– A Midwife Life
"Warm and cozy and full of Southern charm."
– Dear Author on Sweet Tea and Sympathy
“The McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop returns with another round of hilarity and romance in Harper’s second Southern Eclectic novel.”
– –RT Book Reviews on Ain’t She a Peach
"Molly Harper is back in all her snarky glory with Ain’t She a Peach, her second laugh-out-loud full-length book in the Southern Eclectic series."
– Harlequin Junkies on Ain't She a Peach
“Harper infuses merriment…into her laid-back [Southern Eclectic] series.”