Monday, September 22, 2014
Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle--A Review
Adams Grove is mourning the loss of Pearl Clemmons, known for her award-winning chocolate pecan pie and the best unsolicited advice in the county.
When Jill returns to settle her grandmother’s estate, she’s greeted by a Clydesdale-sized guardian dog who doesn't seem to be earning his stripes (although he drools on them pretty well), and Garrett Malloy, the ex-fiancé she left behind a year ago.
Jill insists on staying at Pearl’s amidst a string of break-ins that have sleepy Adams Grove wide awake and locking its doors. Jill’s past with Garrett becomes the least of her worries when she learns that their lives are in danger. She is the only person standing between a desperate conman and a secret from Pearl’s past.
Will Pearl’s past kill any chance of Jill and Garrett’s future together?
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
This was a southern sweet romance with a mystery included. It was well written and well plotted. The characters were believable and real. I loved Aunt Pearl and could feel why the townfolk all loved her so. I have felt the sorrow from losing someone so dear, so it was easy to relate to Jill and her grief at having lost her only remaining relative. When Jill returned to Adam's Grove it took her a while to get over her anger with the man who had broken her heart, Garrett Malloy. While I could understand, I wanted to shake her and scream at her to get over it!! It was so very obvious Jill and Malloy were meant to be.
While living in Aunt Pearl's house, Jill stumbled upon a box of old love letters written between Pearl and JCP, and therein began the mystery...also the fear. Someone had been in the house and locked Jill in the hot attic, On such a hot day, she could have died if she hadn't had the sense of mind to escape as she did. And there were many more attemps of foul play as well.
It was a very well written book and a good story. I did at times get lost in the conversation of who was speaking.
I very much enjoyed this read. I rated it a 4 WINK read.