A Few Pecans Short of a Pie
Author: Molly Harper
What I’m Talking About:
I really enjoyed this follow up to the courtship and romance of Margot and Kyle – the main couple from the first book, Sweet Tea and Sympathy. Told from Margot’s POV, we see how she’s faired since settling into her life with her family in Lake Sackett, Georgia. Several months pregnant and trying to plan her wedding, Margot learns what it’s like to be the focus of a large, southern family’s expectations. She’s got aunts who want to mother her, Kyle’s two girls who come with their own worries and concerns, and Kyle’s former in-laws who apparently don’t approve of Kyle remarrying someone else.
While A Few Pecans Short of a Pie could be read as a standalone novella, I don’t suggest it. The story is more “day-in-the-life” of a couple who firmly love one another, rather than one that is about falling in love. We have already witnessed their trials and tribulations to get to this point in a previous book, and watching them deal with the stresses of planning their wedding and life in general is all the more emotional because of it. Additionally, seeing how far Margot has come from when she first moved to Lake Sackett is emotionally rewarding.
In addition to the primary story, we get hints as to the next romance, which will be featured in the upcoming Gimme Some Sugar (April 2019). I’m excited to see poor Duffy finally shake his ex and find the happiness he deserves.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
Readers first fell in love with big city event planner Margot in the first Southern Eclectic novel, Sweet Tea and Sympathy, as she discovered a long-lost branch of her family—the McCreadys, of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home. To Margot’s surprise, she’s taken a liking to life in small-town Georgia…helped along by a romance with the hot elementary school principal.
The two of them have been taking it slow—or they were until Margot gets pregnant! Kyle wants to make an honest woman of her, but Margot’s still trying to proceed with caution. After all, she was the best event planner in Chicago before she ever came to Lake Sackett—her wedding has to be perfect, and perfect includes not having the baby halfway down the aisle.
Release Date: February 4, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books
Series: Southern Eclectic #2.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella
Format(s): e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds
Reviews in the Series:
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper (Southern Eclectic #0.5)
Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper (Southern Eclectic #1)
Peachy Flippin’ Keen by Molly Harper (Southern Eclectic #1.5)
Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper (Southern Eclectic #2)