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

Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1)

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 bi...

Details Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1)

TitleSweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1)
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Reviews Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1)

  • Carrie
    After a huge disaster at her event planning job Margot Cary finds herself jobless and soon to be homeless if she can't find something quick. But unfortunately for Margot in this day and age the huge catastrophe that happened at her last event has gone viral and all of her prospects are afraid of taking a chance on her so her job hunt hasn't been going well. Just as things are looking their worst Margot gets contacted by a lady that claims she's f...
  • Cindy Burnett
    This book was such a fun read! I have read a lot of heavier books lately, which I thoroughly enjoy, but was ready for something a little lighter, and this book was perfect. I love Molly Harper’s writing; it’s clever, often hilarious, and just plain fun. But of course what else would you expect from a book that is centered around a family business called the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop?! Margot Cary is an estranged member of the...
  • Debra
    This book was a really fast and quite enjoyable read. After a failed high society event in Chicago, involving flamingos and shrimp, (need I say more?), event planned Margot Carey has lost her job. She has been blackballed and shunned. Really, I don't think she was to blame - at least not as much as the chef..but as her character states in the book - she lost control of the event and the workers of the event and all hell broke loose!So after losin...
  • Marla
    This book was so much fun! The characters are sharp and funny, June, the little girl was making me laugh. Loved Aunt Tootie. I would love to have a crazy funny family like this. I'm so glad this will be a series. I think I found a new favorite author. If you want to laugh and feel good and just be entertained, then pick up this book. I received an advanced copy from Netgalley.
  • Debbie Oliphant
    Molly Harper, you have a new fan!! This book had the southern comfort charm and whimsy with a little bit of Green Acres (ish) eccentricity. I loved it and the characters were so memorable, especially Aunt Tootie. She was the glue for the entire McCready clan and her type of lunacy kept it all together.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 o...
  • SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
    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 enjoye...
  • ☆~BookishDani~☆
    I want to thank NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing with an e-ARC in exchange for a honest review.Title:Sweet Tea and Sympathy Author: Molly HarperPage count: 320 pagesPublication Date: 11/21/2017Synopsis: 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 f...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    Fired for a situation beyond her control, elite event planner Margot Cary is trying desperately to find another job but no one in her Chicago based area wants anything to do with her. It might have something to do with amuck-running flamingos….When Margot is contacted by a relative she’s never heard of to come “home to Georgia” and help run the family business, Margot is at first suspicious, then wary. But when she realizes she is the lau...
  • Alicia
    Molly Harper writes books with witty Southern banter, which I happen to really like. Her main characters aren't perfect but are always striving to do better. As a recent transplant to the South from the Midwest I could also relate to the culture shock inherent in such a move. Charming novel with characters that you want to succeed.
  • Arlena
    Title: Sweet Tea and Sympathy Author: Molly HarperPublisher: Gallery BooksSeries: Southern Eclectic #1 Reviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FourReview: "Sweet Tea and Sympathy" by Molly HarperMy Thoughts.....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 wi...
  • J.M. Powers
    Sweet Tea and Sympathy is the first book I’ve read by Molly Harper, and it will certainly not be the last. This story is so witty I laughed to tears several times. Later, while cooking dinner, I busted out laughing about random, hilarious banter from the book. (Yeah, that earned me a weird look from the others gathered in the kitchen.) Sweet Tea and Sympathy is full of memorable, witty, and tear-jerking scenes. I found it hard to put the book d...
  • Jeri
    Absolutely loved this book! Margot gets fired from her job after a party disaster and finds the southern roots she never knew she had. She can't believe she ever took the job at the family funeral home/bait shack but once she gets a job offer can she ever leave small town Georgia behind? This book hit all the right notes! It had laughter, drama and sweet southern family ties.I was given an eARC by the publisher through NetGalley.
  • Ann
    This is book 1 in a new laugh aloud series Southern Eclectic. The story captures small town life to a tee with every child grandma and business man knowing what you had for breakfast and what you buy at the grocery. I can't wait for book 2 to see how the rest of this crazy family who runs the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. Margot is returning to Lake Sackett, Georgia to lick her wounds after she loses her job that went viral on the i...
  • C.E. Hart
    If I had to describe Sweet Tea and Sympathy in a single word it would be FUN. It is witty, charming, and touching. The characters are wonderfully flawed and loveable, and the storyline(s) moved me.Margot is easy to sympathize with. She walks right into a wall of culture shock when she moves from bustling Chicago to a slower paced Lake Sackett, Georgia, and has to familiarize herself with family she doesn’t know. The author did a fabulous job of...
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.I can totally picture this book as a movie (or a Lifetime TV special) as long as they don’t cast Reese Witherspoon as Margot. Everything about the first book in hopefully a trilogy is so descriptive. I laughed my a$$ off during the Chicago party disaster and smiled when June came tearing around the corner in the supermar...
  • Meagan
    Molly Harper has done it again. I loved her Alaskan shifter series, Bluegrass series, and And One More Thing. Sweet Tea and Sympathy mixes Southern tradition with Harper's comedic wit. This book is a great beginning to a new series, highlighting the importance of family while giving Harper fans just enough romance to keep us satisfied. Four stars, all the way!
  • Chrissy
    http://rpmbt-blog.com/rpmbt/review-sw...Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper isn’t necessarily a normal read for me, but it was one that I’m glad I read.This isn’t necessarily a romance, but a journey of self discovery, forgiveness, and maybe just a bit romance. When everything blows up in Margot’s world in Chicago, which is quite hilarious as a reader to read, her long lost family reaches out to her with a job offer she can’t refuse,...
  • Maria Logan-Montgomery
    https://grumpybookreviewer.com/romanc...Popular author, Molly Harper, has begun a new series called "Southern Eclectic". The first book in the series, Sweet Tea & Sympathy, is due out November 21, 2017. I predict another bestseller for Ms. Harper and Gallery Books. Margot Cary is a popular planner of elite events in Chicago. Her most recent gala was certain to bring her a promotion and a hefty raise, so Margot gave up her apartment and made a d...
  • P.e. lolo
    A wonderful story with very good characters. You are introduced to the lead character at the opening of the book. Margot Carey is an event planner and is doing a wedding with some of the most important people of Chicago. Because of a chef changing the menu and shrimp when there were people allergic, she was late to see the flamingos making their break and causing havoc. She of course took full responsibility and then was let go by her company of ...
  • Brandi Hodges
    Sweet Tea and SympathyIn this fun new book by Molly Harper we meet Margot Cary. She is an elite party planner at the top of her game when her world comes crushing down. Thanks to a catastrophe filled with seafood and flamingos she loses her job, her friends abandon her and the new home she had made a downpayment on is no longer a viable option. Now blacklisted to other employers, Margot is contacted by her long lost family. Now, she has packed up...
  • Karen
    Thank you to NetGalley who gifted me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I've been wanting to read something by Molly Harper for a long time, and when this showed up on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance. My expectation was that since Harper is a well established author, I could assume a solid writing style and I wasn't disappointed. The Southern US setting allowed the book to have a relaxed feeling which fits well with a summer read. ...
  • Reeca Elliott
    Margot considers herself the best of the best when it comes to party planning. As a matter of fact, she is going to make partner! UNTIL….the flamingos and shrimp! OMG! You have to read the book to believe it! This was the first scene in the book and it had me in stitches.Margot makes the biggest faux paus ever. She loses her job and all that’s left for her is the McCready Funeral Home and Bait shop! Yes, you heard me, McCready Funeral Home an...
  • Patricia Romero
    Molly Harper is well known for her Half-Moon Hollow books. Paranormal romance in a small Kentucky town.Her titles never fail to crack me up! And since she is a former humor columnist that is no surprise. This new Southern Eclectic is definitely something I can get behind. Being a Georgia girl myself, the title kind of jumped right out at me and I just knew this was going to be good. And it is. Chicago and small town Georgia are about as far apa...
  • Alyssa
    This book was filled to the brim with sweet southern charm. I was drawn into this amazing book right away and didn’t want to put it down. It was interesting, the characters were lovely and easy to relate to, the writing was vivid and hilarious, and the romance was perfect.I absolutely loved Aunt Tootsie and Frankie. They were amusing and unexpected. They made me laugh out loud multiple times in this book, something that doesn’t happen all tha...
  • Linda
    Margot Cary has everything she thinks she ever wanted. Her career as a high profile event planner is going great, until one fateful day when a disaster of epic proportions strikes the gala opening of the new tropical greenhouse at the botanical gardens. Now she's jobless and blacklisted, unable to even get an interview, when she gets a skype call from the great-aunt she never knew she had. Aunt Tootie has a job for her at the family business, McC...
  • Sandra
    After an party she planned goes spectacularly wrong and gets her blackballed, Chicago event planner Margo Cary returns to her small town roots. Margo finds herself back in Lake Sackett, Georgia working for the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bate Shop. Surrounded by a large, loud family, trying to reacquaint herself with a long absent father, secretly (she thinks) job hunting, Margo remembers nothing of her first three years. She was brought up ...
  • Yvonne V (Naughty Professora)
    This was a pleasant surprise! The story of a young woman who has her career (and life) implode finds a new life, new purpose, and new future in a small southern town. The story was well paced, and allowed the reader to fall in love with not only the main character, but the quirky side characters from Aunt Tootie, to the hot young principal Kyle and his adorable daughter. Really enjoyed the second chance at romance for Kyle, and the second chance ...
  • Em B
    Margot Cary has a troubled relationship with her father and his side of the family. Unfortunately for Margot, her self-imposed distance from them is about to disappear after a major (and hilarious) work disaster leaves her fired and homeless, until her McCready family members offer her a place to live and a new job in the family business - McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop.But things aren't all bad down south in Lake Sackett, Georgia - t...