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An Atlanta ex-cop comes to sleepy Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet - but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met. 

Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything - but it seems rude to embalm them and not at least say hello. 

Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. Led by Great-Aunt Tootie, the gambling, boozing, dog-collecting matriarch of the family, everyone looks out for one another - which usually means getting up in everyone else’s business. 

Maybe that’s why Frankie is so fascinated by new sheriff Eric Linden...a recent transplant from Atlanta, he sees a homicide in every hunting accident or boat crash, which seems a little paranoid for this sleepy tourist town. What’s he so worried about? And what kind of cop can get a job with the Atlanta PD but can’t stand to look at a dead body? 

Frankie has other questions that need answering first - namely, who’s behind the recent break-in attempts at the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really does seem like a job for the sheriff - and as Frankie and Eric do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man, they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were buried forever. 

©2018 Molly Harper White (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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I love Molly Harper and her stories.

I am disappointed this was split into two books. They should have been one book.

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4 ½ stars for the series.

A nice escape - being in a small town for a while.

This review is for all four books.

I’ve read two Molly Harper books in the past and was not wowed enough to buy more. They were both told in 1st person. But when I saw this new series being told in 3rd person I thought I’d try it. And yes, I really enjoyed it. Why is it that I feel like I can relax and enjoy a 3rd person book, but 1st person seems stressful?

The setting is a small lakeside town in Georgia. There is a romantic relationship in each book, but there is more of an emphasis on the town and things happening to various characters than on romance. I liked the way this was done.

You can read each book as a stand-alone except for Book 1.5. That book is the beginning of Book 2. You will be unhappy if you read 1.5 without continuing on to 2. But you can read Book 2 without 1.5.

In the first three books there were no sex scene details, but maybe a few references to “staying the night.” The fourth book had two sex scenes, briefly described, no body parts named.

Book #0.5 Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck - 3 stars
novella, 136 pages
Carl the auto mechanic and Marianne who recently graduated college with plans to go to law school. Nice story but I wanted more relationship development.

Book #1 Sweet Tea and Sympathy - 4 ½ stars
307 pages
Margot lost her job as an event planner in Chicago. She comes to Lake Sackett for a while at the request of relatives. She meets her biological father Stan and Kyle the elementary school principal.

Book #1.5 Peachy Flippin’ Keen - 3 stars
novella 75 pages
Frankie the female coroner and funeral home director meets Eric the new sheriff, formerly a cop in Atlanta. Someone has been playing mean pranks and vandalizing the family business - funeral home and bait shop. When I read this I was angry at the way the story stopped. But I soon learned this is the first chapter for the next book #2. So plan to read them together.

Book #2 Ain’t She a Peach - 4 ½ stars
304 pages
Continuation of the story about Frankie, Eric, and the vandalizing of the funeral home - and other things going on in town.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Amanda Ronconi narrated all four of these, and she did a fine job. I think she changed the way she does voices, since she was not good in a couple other books that I listened to.

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Swearing language: mild and rarely used. I think the f word was used once. Sexual content: mild. Setting: current day Lake Sackett, Georgia. Copyright: 2017 and 2018. Genre: womens fiction with romance.

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finishes "Peachy Flippin' Keen"

Southern Eclectic is set in a spunky, stereo typed, deep southern town. Funny and so realistic is so many ways. I love the setting, the character, and the spunk. I don't like that it took 2 books to tell one story. The last book was 2 hours long and this one is 6 hour 51 minutes. (7+2= 9) I would have preferred one 9 hour book. Some MH "Half Moon Hollow series are that long.

I am not a novella or short story lover. I usually will not purchase an Audible under 5 hours long. I do make exceptions for my favorite Authors, like I did for Molly Harper's last book. But, if I had not read the short story (Peachy Flippin) I would not be completely satisfied with "Ain't She a Peach". And the 2 books make this one story more expensive. I have a budget for book buying and I really didn't like overspending on this one story in the series. My opinion----Just Sayin.......

Molly Harper is one of my favorite writers. All her stories make me laugh with her snarky humor. Talented lady. And when MH and Amanda Ronconi team up well that is a must buy for me.

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Good finish

This is the second half of the story, and even though it’s not her best work, it’s a good ending. Narration is perfect, snark levels are as expected (and very good), and so many one-liners I want to borrow!! Lots of laugh out loud moments and even some zombies.
It’s not a cliff hanger, but there’s room for more in the series. I’d give it 5 stars but I’m still mad she essentially broke a “one-book” story into 2 books. I will get over that and enjoy listening to it a few more times.

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Story for one of my favorite Characters!

I like Franky. The feel of this book reminds me of Jane Jameson. Really Snarky with a bit of that girl from NCIS. This is probably my favorite so far in the southern eclectic series.

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Such sweet love story

It's very sweet and entertaining. The narrator makes it feel as if you were there and makes all the different voices. I listed to the other books from the Southern Eclectic Novel series and they are all just such sweet love stories, this one is the continuation of the 3rd one, no spoiler, its the love story of Frankie and the Sheriff.
I only wish it would've be a longer book, I didn't want it to be over.

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Good & Fun

Molly Harper is one of my favorite authors! Her books are so light, uplifting and funny.

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A Great Series

This is another great series from Molly Harper...I love the characters & how Molly takes the time to share their history with us & all the baggage that comes with. Molly Harper just knows how to write great stories!

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Always a Joy

My usual therapy in the face of the real world. Love Frankie (and the whole family). The shenanigans & meandering path to HEA were adorable. Eric gets big props for the making the moves in the skinny dipping & lock up scenes.

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This was a peach!

This book made me laugh out loud on my morning walk. I enjoyed the story and the cast of characters. There were times when Frankie got on my nerves. This is a great light funny summer read. Enjoy.

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  • 06-29-18

A little lacking in LOL’s

I love Molly Harpers books! Love love love ( well except for better homes and haunting?!?!)
I still loved this book but I didn’t find it as funny as I’ve come to expect. I’m really enjoying getting to know this big extended family. I’ve just finished it and will definitely be giving it another listen in a few days time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful