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 it’s become one big family affair. And true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody’s business.
Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot’s rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society, and made elegance and glamour her business. She’s riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she’s blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start—and 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 you’ll wear to church on Sunday morning, she grudgingly has to admit that there are some things Lake Sackett does better than Chicago—including 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?
Oh my gosh! I could not put this book down. I loved it! Even though I was tired I did my best trying to finish this book. It took me about three days. I love how the main character Margot goes on a new journey. The journey sends her down a road she does not want to go on but has no choice. While being on this road she finds out more about her family and learns to get friends. She even finds love which is scary to her too! So epic! I could totally see Reese Witherspoon in this!
As for the guy part (Kyle), I have no clue who would fit in there! Someone else read it to help me who would make a good Kyle. I like Kyle quite a bit because I can identify with him a little bit. (Read it to find out why) It is soooooo good. I can’t wait for more from Molly Harper.
I love how Chicago and New York City is mentioned because I like both of those cities as well. As for Margot adjusting country life was fun to see along with the crazy foods that are mentioned too. It is such a charming novel. You must get this to read. Plus the cover is stunning. I got this book when I attended the ALA Convention in Chicago.
Check Molly Harper out!
Insatiable by Meg Cabot
Paperback: 451 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (June 7, 2011)
The author of the popular Princess Diaries series and Queen of Babble (2006) jumps on the vampire bandwagon. Meena Harper is a young soap opera writer who possesses the power to see how people are going to die. This ability has allowed her to save the lives of those she cares about, but it’s also made her something of an outsider. Her dreams of becoming the head writer on her show, Insatiable, are dashed when the job is given to a well-connected rival who wants to add a vampire character to the sudser. Meena is dismayed by the turn of events at work until a mysterious stranger named Lucien rescues her from a bizarre bat attack. Their romance takes off, until a smoldering vampire hunter named Alaric breaks into Meena’s apartment and tells her the man she’s dating is the prince of darkness. Meena doesn’t want to believe her lover is actually a vampire, but the gravity of the situation becomes apparent when she finds herself embroiled in a deadly vampire war. The vampire craze may be reaching the oversaturation point, but this novel’s appealing love triangle and Cabot’s popularity should draw plenty of readers. –Kristine Huntley
I could not put this book down. It was funny, whimsical and magical in it’s own way. I want to get the next one! If you love to read about vampires, then you have to read this book. Kristine Huntley’s summary covers what the book is about. There are some some other surprises that happen in the book that took me off guard but I liked it! I am not going to name them all because I want you to go get the book yourself to find out. Other characters from this story that are pretty cool is Jon Harper, Meena’s brother and Meen’s neighbor, Mary Lou Antonescu who is a vampire that is into fashion and style. All the other characters just fit well together. I really liked this book.
The Librarian by Christy Sloat
He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that’s just the start of their troubles. Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She’d come only to find a librarian for her Gram’s library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she’d promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his. When the last page is read he’s gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…
I have finished this book! I liked the story. It was a cute, fast paced story. It’s a story. Everyone is going to like some things about it and not. I think it was a bit too fast paced and could have been written a bit longer. I think Emme is a character that is trying to figure things out. The other characters that come into play was rather interesting. I think the author kind of squished everything together rather quickly. It’s a story! I am keeping this book on my shelf.
I have finished! I will write a more in depth review soon. I will read her next book! I do have to say that I loved this book a great deal.
I am currently reading right now. So far so good!
CURRENTLY READING: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
FINISHED: Here Comes Trouble by Donna Kauffman