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review 2018-02-20 15:13
Save A Truck, Ride a Redneck
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic Book 1) - Molly Harper
Southern Eclectic, Book .5

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’m a fan of Molly Harper’s writing.

The Characters:

Marianne McCready:
Carl Dawson:
Pretty much all of Lake Sackett

The Story:

This book serves as our introduction to Lake Sackett, a small town in Georgia. Marianne is heading back for the summer after basically fleeing small town life and all its trappings for a pre-law degree. The main trapping being Carl Dawson.

Lake Sackett is full of characters a lot of them seem to be in the McCready family. The beginning of this book made me think about Sweet Home Alabama but the references do not carry far. While I like the characters we are introduced to there sure are a lot of them. For a story that is about 116 pages I feel like we meet a new person every other page for most of the book. I like the direction that Marianne and Carl’s story took and I see so much potential in the stories from the other characters.I look forward to the shenanigans that are sure to happen in this town.

The Random Thoughts:

The Score Card:


3.25 Stars
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review 2018-02-10 16:51
Sweet Tea and Sympathy - Molly Harper

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a very nice change of pace for me. I read so many mystery & suspense stories that I feel I need to read some women's fiction just to keep me human.

This one certainly fit the bill. There was some humor regarding a huge shrimp tower and flamingoes or peacocks. (I read this two weeks ago! Ha!!) There were also several other moments I found humorous. The idea of a funeral home and a bait shop put together made for even more humorous moments.

If your into light romance, no sex scenes and a really cute (not in a bad way) read. My first book by this author and not my last.

Thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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url 2018-01-30 20:19
Checkout the authors attending Southern Kentucky Book Fest 2018
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) - Maggie Stiefvater
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books 1-10) - Lemony Snicket
Sweet Tea and Sympathy - Molly Harper
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs - Molly Harper
All the Dirty Parts - Daniel Handler
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater

Direct links to some authors familiar to me:




Source: sokybookfest.org
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review 2018-01-29 02:27
Driving Mr. Dead
Driving Mr. Dead - Molly Harper

Miranda has had a lot of jobs. Then, something happens and the job is no more. Iris (from The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires) hires her to be a vampire chauffeur. Her first job is driving to Washington and picking up Collin Sutherland and taking him to Half Moon Hollow. 
I laughed out loud so many times, I needed this! We get a brief appearance from Iris and Dick Cheney. I liked Miranda's growth and appreciated Collin's declaration of "like." Excellent and enjoyable.

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review 2017-12-03 13:02
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic Book 1) - Molly Harper

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I didn't want this story to end! I was really excited to get my hands on this prequel novella to Molly Harper's Southern Eclectic series. The fact that I won this title in a Goodreads giveaway made it even a little nicer. I listened to the audiobook of another of Molly Harper's books earlier this year and really enjoyed it so I was really eager to give this new series a try. This turned out to be a very enjoyable read.

This really felt like Marianne's story to me. Yes, there is some romance between Marianne and Carl but this was Marianne's tale. Marianne left the small town she grew up in when she went to college because she was looking for something more. She found what she thought she wanted and has a life she likes and what she thinks she needs as she comes home for a little while before going to law school.

Marianne has a large and colorful family and they all live by each other. Some of her family works in the funeral industry and Marianne is there to help out since she is home for a while. She ends up putting some of her negotiation skills to use pretty quickly when a family can't decide how to handle a loved one's final wishes. It was fun to watch Marianne try to find her spot in her family and their business.

When Marianne left the small town, she left Carl. It is pretty obvious right away that Carl and Marianne are still very attracted to each other. They have a lot of unresolved issues to work through since their break up was pretty rough but I thought that they really seemed to fit with each other.

I would recommend this book to others. I will say that just as the romance started to get going the book ended. I guess the idea behind a prequel novella is to make readers want to start reading the series and I can say that this novella accomplished that goal because I do want to find out what happens next. Anyone who enjoys a fun romantic story filled with humor and great characters will enjoy this one. I can't wait to read more from Molly Harper soon!

I won a kindle copy of this book from a giveaway on Goodreads. 

Initial Thoughts
I didn't want it to end! Really...it was just getting to the good stuff and boom...it's over. It was a nice intro to the series. I thought it was fun and the characters were great. I had fun with it but would have really liked to see another chapter or maybe an epilogue. 

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