"A perfect rom-com with Southern charm!"
Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted April 4, 2019
Women's Fiction Contemporary
Lucy Brewer is a young woman who returns home to Lake Sackett,
Georgia after the death of her husband. She has decided to raise her
young son in her hometown and transform the local meat shop into a
bakery. Her best friend since childhood, Duffy McCready, is now
divorced from his harpy of a wife. But what Lucy doesn't know if Duffy
has been secretly in love with her for years... Could this return mean a
second chance for Lucy?
GIMME SOME SUGAR is the sixth
book in the Southern EclecticÂ
series, but you can read each book on it's own and not be
confused. The McCreadys are the center of all the books, and each
story deals with one of the McCreadys finding love. In GIMME SOME SUGAR , readers get to
see if Lucy and Duffy will get together. There are some obstacles in
their way, like a possessive ex-wife and a meddling mother-in-law. But,
on the plus side, the McCready family is happy to see Lucy and Duffy
finally get together.
I love the humor in these books, mixed with drama and romance. I
would say that this series is like an American South version of Jenny
Colgan's books. I usually read crime and thrillers, but absolutely adore
the Southern EclecticÂ
series. GIMME SOME SUGAR is
the perfect rom-com and will cheer you right up.
A young widow returns to Lake Sackett, Georgia to face
the ghosts of her pastâ€”and decide if sheâ€™s ready to take
another chance on loveâ€”in the third sparkling Southern
Eclectic novel that â€śgoes down as easy as honey on a
deep-fried Twinkieâ€ť (Library Journal, on Sweet Tea
Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend,
Duffy McCready (of McCreadyâ€™s Bait Shop & Funeral Home)
has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of
rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy
from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he
stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high
school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as
no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing
his own truck.
Even as her family and friends invade Lucyâ€™s life and insist
that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping,
Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier,
less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless,
soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy
can tell sheâ€™s hiding something.
In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his
cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town's meat
shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and
Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many
years ago. Could this finally be the second chance heâ€™s
always hoped for?
Once again Molly Harper â€śwrites characters you canâ€™t help
but fall in love withâ€ť (RT Book Reviews) in this
charming and entertaining love story.
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1 comment posted.
Re: A perfect rom-com with Southern charm!
I am very fond of Jenny Colgan and regard this as high
praise, indeed. Thanks for the review.
(Kathleen Bylsma 7:57pm April 9)
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