Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have found an author that I will gladly read anything from. This, combined with the excellent audiobook narrator, means I am rapidly working my way through this collection (quicker than I can review).
This is the "first" (not counting a short prequel) book in the "Southern Eclectic" series. Set in the small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia, we get to meet a nice, random assortment of characters. The main character, Margot, has become recently unemployed as a fancy party planner thanks to a "flamingo incident." This, due to the meme-able nature of the incident, has made her essentially unemployable in her typical social circles. Enter her long lost/estranged family, offering her a job at McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. Not her first choice, but it's pretty much her only choice at this point.
She really quickly ends up being a great experience for Margot, no matter how much she fights it. New bonds are formed, life lessons are learned, and she even finds a hottie to hook up with along the way. I was happy that this is less about Margot deciding her future based on a guy and more her finding herself. I'm in for all the books in the series, especially if I get to watch the other wild and crazy characters pair off.
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