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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?

©2017 Molly Harper White (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Thank you Ms. Harper

Not a book for everyone, but Molly Harper always manages to bring a smile to my face and the occasional LOL. Her writing is sharp, clever and creative. She brings larger than life characters to life, albeit unbelievable, but reality isn't always the point. The point is this book makes a good little escape.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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I usually want Molly's books to go on forever....

This had a similar writing style as the Half Moon Hollow series (which I adore) minus the humor and loveable main characters. Honestly, I found myself not liking the MC for well over half the book. Margot came off as cold, snobbish and arrogant well into the story. Even when she softened a bit, she lacked qualities that made me want to know her better or cheer her on in anyway.

Molly's books usually leave me laughing and happy as I click replay for a second, third and even fourth time. But for me, this book lacked humor and the usual compelling characters I would love to meet or hang out with in real life if they existed. As one of Molly Harper's longer books, I kept checking to see if it would be over soon even napping for half an hour while it played. I didn't hate the book. But I don't think I will be replaying it either.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Tired, Humorless Let Down

As a devoted Molly Harper fan I expected much better.
I won’t include spoilers, don’t worry. Also, I understand that any devoted fan is absolutely going to listen. It’s what we do. :)
The standard Molly Harper “formulas” was there ... but this was SO similar to “Undead Sublet” in context, plot and main character development that it was like reading a non-paranormal rewrite.
Most disappointing though was that this work just wasn’t funny and the characters lacked the usual charm that Molly Harper usually delivers. Who doesn’t finish a Molly Harper book feeling like they’ve made new friends or that their family has been extended?
Will I buy the next book? Of course. Just don’t save this book for a special occasion, get it over with and move on.

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

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So sweet

So good. So sweet. So snarky. So funny. I love these characters and the world Molly created for them. Can’t wait for the next book in the series. Also, Amanda Ronconi rocks as one of the best narrators there is. Just sayin’.

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 12-09-17

DELIGHTFUL AS ALWAYS MH ENTERTAINS!

I thought this was a great story...and I think I am going to really like this new town of people..It does lack the Supernatural twist we normally get with MH but still super cute and humor filled....Molly Harper is a one click for me...I will read anything she writes!!!

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Perfect Amount of Sweet in the Tea

Molly Harper has created yet another enjoyable world that I'm glad to spend see time in. It's not as quirky as the Half Moon Hollow series and the humor's not as dark. But it shouldn't be given this world is southern Georgia. That said the book still contains all the hallmarks of a Molly Harper romance- strong female characters, intelligent humor, and a genuine appreciation of small town life. The plot is predictable but that's okay. It's not really about the plot. It's just admit hanging out with some people you like and feeling good as they get their happy ending. And listening to Amanda Ronconi is a joy, as always. I personally can't wait for Frankie's book!

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It's Over?!

Well that was fast! I was so engrossed listening to this that I didn't mind long queues and heavy traffic at all. I was surprised the moment I heard, "Audible hopes you enjoyed this program" because I was not ready to let go of the residents of Lake Sackett yet.
I like that there were no instant forgiveness and immediate understanding (sans Margo's family) to most situations because they reflect how real life relationships work.
Lastly, I love the narrator. How she conveyed the emotions of the characters by whining and grunting if necessary was greatly appreciated. My favorites were June's dialogues to Margo because they made me smile. It was too sweet and adorable to listen to.

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Audible Addict

Love this new series. A fun listen. Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi always deliver the best.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Best of the year

Absolutely perfect. Great writing and banter. Oh so funny. Loved the characters of the small town. This narrator has excellent comedic timing.

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What happens when flamingos get you fired?

An event planner gets fired after Flamingos take over her wedding. She's lost her apartment. She's out of money. She takes the only job offer available. Welcome to Lake Sackett Georgia, where she finds something she didn't know she was looking for.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • 11-27-17

ruined by chipmunks

A big fan of snarky books I had settled in for a fun evening... then it happened, the chipmunk voice.
Was the occasional helium balloon given to the narrator? Did the audio engineers knock a button?
After a while, I was so distracted by the random change of voice to chipmunk that I lost track of the story.
Not your best work...

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  • Jazztyke
  • 11-23-17

How rampaging flamingos gave Margot true love.

Margot is an event planner whose last event in Chicago goes terribly awfully wrong. Flamingos and shrimp were involved and it turned ugly.

Now unemployed and pretty much unemployable in her chosen profession the only choice left to her is with the extended family whom she’s been estranged from since she was a baby.

Margot is about to enter a ‘brave new world’ in Georgia.

....but it turns out to be not so bad.

Loved this book. From Molly Harper’s down home prose and quirky, very loveable characters, to Amanda Ronconi’s fantastic narration it’s a funny, heartwarming way to spend a few hours. Guaranteed.