Molly Harper brings her signature “clever humor, snark, silliness, and endearing protagonists” (Booklist) to the charming small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia with the new Southern Eclectic series.
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?
Perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Amy E. Reichert, this warmhearted and witty love story introduces Molly Harper’s new Southern Eclectic series set in the small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia. This story about second chances proves that “Molly Harper never lets the reader down with her delightfully entertaining stories. Humor, emotions, and romance are cleverly matched, and her likable characters are most appealing”
Marianne has left her small town of Lake Sackett, GA. She is determined to make something of herself and get away from the family business, a funeral home and bait shop (yep!! You heard me right). She is following her dream at the cost many of her friends and family, especially Carl, her first and only true love.
Carl is the strong silent type and I fell in love with him immediately. I definitely see the attraction between him and Marianne. I also understand Marianne’s need to escape and create a life away from Lake Sackett. She has been accepted into law school and her determination to reach her dream has blinded her to the good things about her friends, family and her hometown.
I think Molly Harper is becoming one of my favorite authors. I adored Sweet Tea and Sympathy . This novella follows the same family. With the quirky comments and the sly wit, what is there not to love! The characters are true southerners and their antics, especially Tootie, are unforgettable. Grab this one up and start smiling!
I received this novella from Simon and Schuster a part of #XOXPERTS