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Sweet Tea and Sympathy
Sweet Tea and Sympathy | Molly Harper
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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 its become one big family affair. And true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybodys business. Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margots rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society, and made elegance and glamour her business. Shes riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now shes blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh startand 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 youll wear to church on Sunday morning, she grudgingly has to admit that there are some things Lake Sackett does better than Chicagoincluding 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?
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xxjenadanxx
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#24b4monday #litsypartyofone

After a flock of flamingos turn fete into fiasco Margot's days of party planning for the elite is a thing of the past. As the video goes viral and her life falls apart not even her friends are returning her calls. When a Skype call from a long lost aunt leads to a job in Georgia she has no choice but to accept but working at the family funeral home and bait shop means confronting the father she never knew.

C.Perone This was such a fun book! 1mo
xxjenadanxx @C.Perone I agree! I can't wait for the rest of the series! I really like her Vamp/Werewolf books but this was an awesome change. 1mo
C.Perone @xxjenadanxx I've read two more of that series, Ain't She a Peach and Gimme Some Sugar, enjoyed both. Haven't read any of the Vamp/Werewolf yet, but they're part of my never ending reading plan 😂 1mo
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hes7
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The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop is sure to have a #coffin or two, right?

+1 for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge

Clwojick This is the kind of cover that I love! I don't even have to read the book blurb to know i'd enjoy it. 💝 2mo
ReadingisMyPassion I love that cover. 2mo
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BarkingMadRun
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#bookishbingo really cute book and talked about all kinds of southern yummies! #deliciousfooddescriptions

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BarkingMadRun
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Getting my oil changed and enjoying some sweet tea...

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BarkingMadRun
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Some rain came through and now it‘s a nice chilly porch sitting kind of night!

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BeckyLeJ
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Happy day two, readathoners. This pic brought to you by getting old 😐 Seriously though, infants are rough.

I probably won‘t hit 24 hours, bet we‘ll see. Taking a break from the audiobooks to read my third book (book two audio is still in progress).

#24in48

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BeckyLeJ
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Enjoying the quiet and the wind chimes while tiny naps. This weekend is the #24in48readathon and this series, is in my plans! Today‘s tea: Summer Tranquility White Tea from Ku Cha in Boulder.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. This book was the perfect southern charm book, with just a hint of crazy family thrown in. Can‘t wait to read the rest of the series!

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peacegypsy
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An easy read that celebrates the South.

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jackilynn
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mcipher My coworker‘s mother-in-law blessed her “little heart” for taking out the trash when they were visiting a couple weeks ago. We all were laughing and agreeing “yeah, she REALLY hates you!” ❤️😂 1y
jackilynn @mcipher that is too funny. I think I need to start using "bless your heart" more often lol 1y
mcipher Oh yeah! It‘s so hilarious!! 😈 1y
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jackilynn
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When your coffee cup is empty but the kittens are asleep on your feet so you can't get up to refill it 🤔😻

CatLass007 Adorable 1y
Eyelit I‘m familiar with that scenario! The things we suffer to ensure the comfort of our cats 😂 1y
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Lea
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I love a sassy, smart heroine and this delivered! I‘m usually not fond of kids in romances but they were sassy too so it was fun. There‘s also dogs, and family and small town drama. It was really enjoyable. #romantsy #readwomen

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I stayed up long enough to finish #book2 of my personal readathon while my pups was snoring. #dogsoflitsy

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ParagraphsandPetticoats
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3.5 🌟 Light and Funny, small town, quirky characters, southern charm with a bit of romance thrown in. Looking forward to the others in the series.

#Audiobook #southerncharm #funny

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mdm139
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Looking forward to starting this one with fresh brewed peach tea in my grandmother's pitcher

britt_brooke Love the pitcher! 💛 1y
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TheFunkyBookworm
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I was in the mood for a sweet down home southern book and this was just what the doctor ordered! A light, fun summer read 🍑 ☀️ Already requested book 2 from the library (bc my pictured stack isn‘t quite high enough 🙄)... 4 🌟

JennyM Lol. Why do we do it to ourselves?? 😘 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @JennyM Girl. I have two more I picked up today not pictured... it‘s like an obsession! Haha glad I‘m not alone 😘 1y
CouronneDhiver I‘ve been enjoying a charming Southern read too: 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @CouronneDhiver ahh I read that ages ago but goodreads tells me I enjoyed it 😂 I hope you have some sweet tea to accompany you- there is nothing like a charming southern read 💜 1y
WorldsOkayestStepMom I'm looking forward to your review of the Jonestown book! 1y
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GypsyKat
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This was cute, and as sweet as sweet tea! A little predictable, but that‘s didn‘t detract from its charm. It‘s like watching your favorite Hallmark movie about a big city woman who ends up going home to a small southern town, and getting to know the family she didn‘t know she had. Throw in a bit of romance and several colorful characters, and you‘ve got one feel good story! Definitely a fun summer read!

TheFunkyBookworm I‘m about 30 pages from the end of this one (going to finish it now) and I agree with your review- it‘s very sweet! The only bone I have to pick is with Margot‘s rudeness- ugh rude drives me insane lol 1y
CoffeeAndABook Sounds like this might be my next read!! Going straight on top of my TBR📚📚📚 1y
GypsyKat @TheFunkyBookworm He behavior didn‘t strike me as rude at all. She just seemed more reserved and not used to the ways of a big southern family. She did grow up an only child with parents who were more polite than affectionate. Her behavior made sense to me considering all that. 1y
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GypsyKat @CoffeeAndABook It was fun, I hope you enjoy it! 😊 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @GypsyKat I see what your saying- there was just a couple of comments that she made that made me think- oh hunny, respect your elders! Lol (edited) 1y
GypsyKat @TheFunkyBookworm I can understand that. I think I just have a personal bias about people invading personal boundaries, so I was possibly more on her side than other people when she was standing her ground. But I‘m sure that‘s just me projecting. 😂 (edited) 1y
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TheFunkyBookworm
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So excited for this sweet little bistro set I found for a steal at Big Lots today! Excuse me while I make some peach tea to accompany my new southern chick lit 🍑

ladym30 Lovely photo! 1y
Chelsea.Poole Sweet 🧡 1y
ravenlee That's so cool! 1y
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riversong153 I haven‘t read this but am reading part 2 now, 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @riversong153 ohh are you enjoying it? 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @ladym30 @Chelsea.Poole @ravenlee thanks! I think it‘s more for looking at than actually sitting at but 🤷‍♀️ 1y
riversong153 Yes I am. I like small town romances. So far so good! 1y
Redwritinghood That is adorable. 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @Redwritinghood thanks- I saw it on display and had to have it... no more in stock so I sweet talked the manager into letting me have the display AND giving me a discount on top of the clearance price!!!! 1y
tracey38 Such a cute bistro. 1y
Redwritinghood @TheFunkyBookworm Well played! 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
ravenlee Years ago, I was our shopping with my mom and we saw a cute little patio chair set. It was molded plastic. Mom said, "Anne, go sit in that chair for a minute." Like an idiot, I did, thinking she wanted to know if it was comfy. It buckled under me and dumped me on the floor. She said, "I didn't think it looked very sturdy," and walked away. Now I never listen when she tells me to try out a chair. 1y
TheFunkyBookworm @ravenlee omg 😱😱😱 An incident like that would leave me traumatized for life! I have to say I VERY gingerly sat in one of the chairs... one butt cheek at a time to avoid that exact same situation! 😂 1y
AJones Very lovely image! 1y
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erista
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Sold a bunch of books today at HPB. Came home with these.

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GypsyKat
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I‘m starting this one because I‘ve got to keep the audiobooks flowing while I‘m working on projects! 💪

TheFunkyBookworm Can‘t wait to hear what you think- I‘ve got this one on deck sitting in my library stack! 1y
GypsyKat @TheFunkyBookworm I‘ll definitely post updates! 😊 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Ooo! I loved this one! It‘s one of my new favorite series‘! 1y
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GypsyKat @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Oh man, it‘s part of a series? It better not be a cliffhanger because this is the only one I have! 😂 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Lol, no cliffhanger, technically there are 4 so far, but 2 and 3 are novellas (pretty cheap and not available in hard copy) and 4 just barely came out. (edited) 1y
GypsyKat @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Well shit. Lol 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 1y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Lol, sorry, typo! No cliffhanger! I edited my previous comment. No cliffhanger, 1,2,&4 each follows a different person in the fam and 3 is a prequel to 4. 1y
GypsyKat @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Hahaha!!! Thank god! I wouldn‘t be able to deal! 😆😂🤣 1y
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echalpan
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This is a #BlameItOnLitsy read. I found this for $1.99 in the Kindle store last week, and it was a perfect, light summer read. It‘s predictable but sweet. As a Georgia native, I thought some of the cultural observations of the South were pretty funny.

Sills Definitely a fun summer read🙂 1y
Sills It was a fun light summer read👍 1y
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#QuotsyJune18 #junk

I knew Molly Harper would have a good 'junk' quote in my current read. Luckily the Skype call from 'hotsy-totsy45' turns out not to be "random nudity" and instead turns out to be Margot's long-lost Great-Aunt Tootie.?

Leftcoastzen I was in an antique collective this week,one booth she called herself the “fairyjunkmother” 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Happy Aloha Friday and Happy June! 🌺🍍🌞 Hanging at the coffeeshop having breakfast and finally. starting this e-book before finishing up some work projects. Cold brew with coconut milk and an acai bowl are a treat on a fairly humid Friday. 😋

Cathythoughts Everything looks delish 💕 2y
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CocoReads
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@jillannjohn using my new cup for this delicious watermelon mint iced tea my daughter made. And because it‘s a scorcher already and my office is like a sauna, I‘ve got a big bottle of water as well. Thanks again!

jillannjohn That tea sounds amazing! So glad you like your new cup! I used mine last night. 💚 2y
CocoReads Awesome! 2y
Tamra That sounds great! 2y
CocoReads I have to admit, the first glass I had I didn‘t really like but it‘s growing on me. 2y
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TheFunkyBookworm
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Day 28: South
Southern Chick Lit always makes me long for my own veranda to while away the afternoons... for now I‘ll just have to make do with my comfy couch and mason jar full of sweet tea!
#ReadingResolutions @Jess7

jenmoody23 Love Southern Lit in general! It‘s just in my soul. 2y
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GypsyKat
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Today‘s Audible Daily Deal looks like it would be a fun book for summer. 🏖
#BookDeal #Audible

C.Perone Such a fun read! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Oh, I loved that one! If I didn‘t already have it I would be downloading it right now! 2y
GypsyKat @C.Perone @ValkyrieAndHerBooks That‘s good to hear! 😁 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Just put it on my kindle 🤓 Thx for the recommendation. 2y
GypsyKat @SheReadsAndWrites You‘re welcome! I hope we both like it! 😁 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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This #AudibleDailyDeal (US) was one of @MrBook ‘s #TBRTemptations. I might have to #BlameMrBook if I get it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Reecaspieces Get it! It s a good one! I promise! 2y
MrBook 😇☺️🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 6! The cover makes it seem like a good book to kick off the warmer seasons, doesn't it? This is the 1st Southern Eclectic series installment. Margot has been a big-time successful event planner in Chicago. When one goes horribly awry, she can't find clients. Then the McCready family of Lake Sackett, Georgia, who own the Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop call on her. Romance will unexpectedly spring. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

AWahle I don't read a lot of romance, but this book was so much fun! 2y
Reecaspieces I adored this book! Every character in this book is from my home town 🙄 2y
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Sills
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Friends with Books bookclub tonight! Fun and light read to get the summer started😎 #funSummeRead @JoanehSmith

tpixie Hope you had s great time! How was the book?? 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Fancy another for summer? If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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hes7
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When an event she plans turns into a disaster, Margot needs a fresh start. The one she‘s offered involves moving to a small Georgia town, getting to know her big, close-knit family, and working at the family business, the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. It‘s a charming contemporary story (with some sweet romance), and I had a lot of fun reading it.

Book 1 ✔️ #4in48Readathon

TheReadingMermaid Woot! Keep going 🤘🏻🎉🎉 2y
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Happy Wednesday! #HumpDayPost

1. Right now, chips & salsa. 😋 (Pic from Google.)
2. I recently bought the tagged book because of some good reviews. #BlameItOnLitsy
3. Nope.
4. If I‘m being truly honest, messy. 🤷🏼‍♀️
5. Bring It On. 😂 My roommate “made” me watch it because I‘d only seen parts of it. It‘s all kinds of early-2000s cheesy goodness.

Simona 😋🤤😋🤤 2y
MinDea Bring it on is so good! 😆😆😆 2y
tonyahoswalt I love Bring it On, but only the original 2y
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“And, most important, because this will determine whether we can truly be close friends or just cousins who tolerate each other - do you like mutant-sea-creature movies, yes or no?“

Frankie, you‘re my kind of girl! If you haven‘t already purchased and read “Sweet Tea and Sympathy”, I strongly recommend that you do! And consider going to Quarterly‘s Warehouse Sale to get this Pagehabit box for 50% off! The annotations alone are more than worth it!

bookandcat I'm curious! Where do you find the warehouse sale? 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @bookandcat They sent me the link in an email. Try this: http://www.bestofquarterly.com/marchmadness/ 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @bookandcat You‘re welcome! 2y
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This was surprisingly good. If you like sweet, contemporary romance that‘s mostly clean...you‘ll enjoy this.

C.Perone Right?! So much fun 2y
Bostonmomx2 @C.Perone definitely cute enough I‘ll get the next book! 2y
C.Perone Me too😊 2y
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It‘s a stunning day here, finally nice enough to sit outside and do some reading.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes, Sweet Tea and Sympathy and a cup of Tea! @GalleryBooks

Mdargusch Perfect! ☕️☕️☕️ 2y
Mrscastro @Mdargusch 😊☕️📖 2y
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MeganAnnabell
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Cute, easy read and I instantly fell in love with all the characters. It reminded me of my favorite TV show, Hart of Dixie.

Bostonmomx2 I have this on the tippy top of my paper to read stack but the dang e-Library keeps barfin up holds for me lol I‘m glad you liked it. I may need to get to it sooner! 2y
Booknerd2 @Bostonmomx2 I love it “Barfin up holds for me”. I use the library a lot. May have to steal that saying. 🤣😂🤢🤮 2y
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peacegypsy
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I love Southern storytelling, and a friend recommended this. I‘ve never read Molly Harper before. Living in a Midwestern state that‘s offered four months of winter makes the idea of sitting on a porch and sipping tea awfully inviting. I‘d even take pesky flies (I think). 😊😂😊

C.Perone This was a fun read, enjoy! 2y
peacegypsy @C.Perone Glad to hear that! Thanks! 😊💐 (edited) 2y
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A theory strongly supported on an episode of Naked And Afraid 😉
#DuctTape

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peacegypsy 😂😂😂 2y
Kaye Thanks for the Follow ♥️ 2y
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😄

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Takes all kinds🤷‍♀️

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“The shore was marked by at least two feet of baked earth. Mud-coated trash lay exposed in the shallows. It was like seeing a body of water without its toupee, sad and lesser and sort of desperate.”

#WordLove

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C.Perone
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Loved the banter between the characters. And great-aunt Tootie - just ❤️
Such a fun and witty read. Looking forward to the next Southern Eclectic novel!
#SouthernNovels

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MidnightBookGirl
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Spending the day with the Hubs for our extended Valentine's Day celebrations. Finally stopping in at this brewery that I thought was a coffee shop for the longest time (and I never understood why it looked closed in the mornings when I drove by).

FountainBookstore David and I liked that place. 2y
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Doing Galentine's tonight and then the Hubs and I have a romantic dinner tomorrow, so I'm in the mood for love and laughs (and Molly Harper is always a sure bet for both). ❤📚❤

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