Travel Thursday: Sweet Tea and Sympathy

Travel Thursday is a weekly bookish meme that combines two of my favorite things: reading and traveling. The goal is to choose a book that took you somewhere new (or somewhere you’d like to visit again)!

I would love to read more about everyone else’s literary travels as well! So here are some general guidelines for Travel Thursday if you’d like to participate!

The Rules:
  1. Every Thursday (or any Thursday you want to participate), choose a book that features somewhere you’d like to travel to! It could be somewhere you’ve never been before or somewhere you’d like to visit again.
  2. Include a description of the location and why you’d like to visit!
  3. Link back to me so I can find new blogs to follow (and add new places to my travel bucket list)!

Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • Author: Molly Harper
  • Series: Southern Eclectic #1
  • Year of publication: 2017
  • Genre: Romance
  • Setting(s): Lake Sackett, Georgia (USA)
  • Goodreads Synopsis:

From beloved romance author Molly Harper (Half-Moon Hollow and The Nice Girls series) comes the first title in her new rom-com women’s fiction series, Southern Eclectic, which features the lives, losses and loves of the McCready family as they manage their family’s generational funeral home and bait shop (you read that correctly) on the shore of picturesque Lake Sackett, Georgia.

Type-A Margot Cary is the leading event planner for the crème de la crème of Chicago high society. No request is too extravagant for her to execute with trademark perfection. That is, until an unfortunate incident involving a shrimp tower, live flamingos, and a shellfish allergy puts her on the black list of the rich and social and out of a job. With the lights about to be shut off in the trendy condo she can no longer afford, and her savings account dwindling, Margot’s situation is near to desperate.

In steps her birth father’s side of the family (who she’s never met), the McCreadys…the McCreadys of the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop in small town Georgia—and as luck would have it, they’re looking for an event planner and don’t care about her reputation among the A-list crowd. As Margot tackles small town life—where everyone knows everything about everyone—and builds a relationship with a father who she’d never known, she discovers the comforts that community, a rather large extended family, and a rugged, unpretentious country man can offer…

Sweet Tea and Sympathy: A Book Club Recommendation! (1) (Southern  Eclectic): Harper, Molly: 9781501151224: Amazon.com: Books

Thoughts and Photos

I bought this audiobook on impulse. Literally the only reason I even clicked on it in the first place was because I love sweet tea! However, it sounded like a cute romance, so I figured I’d give it a try. I was nervous at first because it was incredibly corny, but I ended up finding it endearing and thinking the story was really cute!

Lake Sackett seems like a quaint but charming place to live. I’m not sure I would want to live somewhere like that full-time, but it would be fun to visit a place like that for a low-key, relaxing vacation!

Without further ado, here are some photos that showcase Georgia! I’ve included some photos of Atlanta, but I also tried to include some photos that highlight the smaller towns in the state (like the fictional Lake Sackett).

DispatchHealth Launches in Atlanta, Georgia - DispatchHealth
Atlanta (Photo by DispatchHealth)
Atlanta, Georgia: Visit Vibrant Cultural Hub of the Southeastern USA
Atlanta (Photo by Visit the USA)
4 Secret Mountain Lakes and Towns You'll Love | Official Georgia Tourism &  Travel Website | Explore Georgia.org
Georgia (Photo by Explore Georgia)
7 Small Towns with Surprising Stories to Tell | Official Georgia Tourism &  Travel Website | Explore Georgia.org
Georgia (Photo by Explore Georgia)
The Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia | Southern Living
Georgia (Photo by Southern Living)
9 Small Towns Dripping with Georgia Charm | Official Georgia Tourism &  Travel Website | Explore Georgia.org
Georgia (Photo by Explore Georgia)

I’ve visited Atlanta very briefly before, but I’ve never been anywhere else in Georgia. Maybe someday I’ll get explore some of those cute small towns!

I wonder… Where in the world will my next book take me?

Leave a comment below describing your most recent literary travels!

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