Review of A Few Pecans Short of a Pie

A Few Pecans Short of a Pie
Southern Eclectic Novella Book 5

Molly Harper

February 4, 2019

Gallery Books

Blurb: Sexy school principal Kyle faces the biggest challenge of his career: getting his (pregnant) event planner girlfriend Margot down the aisle before the baby arrives!

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.

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I don’t know how A Few Pecans Short of a Pie slipped under (or maybe it was over) my radar last year, but it did.

A Few Pecans Short of a Pie is a novella and a quick read. I would not recommend reading it as a standalone despite the fact that Molly Harper does a great job of filling in the background without a huge information dump.

Like all of the novellas and books in the series, A Few Pecans Short of a Pie offers a lot of laughs as well as some serious delving into relationships and not just the romantic kind.

Margot is marrying a widower who has two daughters and while the youngest one doesn’t remember her mother, the older one does and is slightly resentful that Margot seems to be taking her mother’s place.

For the laughs for instance, we have Margot, her cousins, grandmother, and aunt going to the dress shop to help choose Margot’s wedding dress. Let’s just say that stylish Margot and country Aunt Leslie have very different ideas of what constitutes the perfect wedding dress.

If you enjoy well-written romantic comedies that frequently verge on relationship novels, I suggest you look into Molly Harper’s Southern Eclectic series, especially now when we all could welcome a few laughs.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.



4 out of 5 butterflies

Other books in the Southern Eclectic Series reviewed here:

Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck

Sweet Tea and Sympathy

Peachy Flippin’ Keen

Ain’t She a Peach

Gimme Some Sugar

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