Pie Girlsby Lauren Clark
But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband's had a mid-life crisis. He's quit his job,
Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she'd never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life-Carrie Bradshaw style.
But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband's had a mid-life crisis. He's quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man.
Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But when her mother falls ill, she's thrust into managing the family business-only to discover the beloved bakery is in danger of closing its doors forever.
Enlisting the help of the adorable bike store owner next door, an array of well-heeled customers, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Searcy hatches the plan of the century to save Pie Girls.
Make sure you add this to your to-read list! 5 of 5 stars.
- Camellia Press
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- 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Meet the Author
Lauren Clark writes contemporary Southern novels sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets. A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends.
She is the author of four award-winning novels, Dancing Naked in Dixie, Stay Tuned, Stardust Summer, and Pie Girls, as well as a short story, A Very Dixie Christmas, published in the Merry & Bright holiday collection. Lauren is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association and the Mobile Writers Guild. Check out her website at www.laurenclarkbooks.com.
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What a great book about finding yourself. I loved joining Searcy on her very bumpy journey to self-discovery. Searcy is such a strong character; everything that gets thrown at her she takes it in perfect stride. And I'll admit about every other chapter I'd think to myself "Alright this is the chapter where she'll snap." But she never did! And that's pretty awesome. Again she's strong and never let's life knock her down. Well, except that bit in the beginning. But- hey- you have to fall before you rise again. And Searcy didn't just rise, she shot up. The story is very funny, very sweet and very very enjoyable. The characters are fun and so loveable, even the one's that only make brief appearances. This is the second book by Lauren Clark that I've read and I have to admit that she's becoming one of my favorite go-to authors.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.. The first impression I had of this book, like any other book was the cover and the title. This book was… different, in the best way! After I was finished with the book, I realized that the title of the book was perfect! Now… I am getting ahead of myself (I always do this when I love a book); this book begins with Searcy Roberts a spoiled housewife who insists on having the best of the best. She is married to her high school sweetheart; Alton Roberts, and in the beginning it seems that she has it all. It isn’t until the first two chapters take you on a rollercoaster ride and it shows you that things are not what they seem; when are they ever? Her marriage is falling apart even if she is denial, don’t take this wrong; he has not been cheating but he loves another… person… more specifically another man. “To be honest,” I did not see that coming. I was like, what!?! To top it all off, she visits her mother to take her mind off of things and arrives noticing her mom and Pie Girls (Her mother’s pie shop) is not doing well. Going back to her hometown she discovers her undeniable love for baking, crush for “someone,” and realizes that she was not herself while she lived with Alton. With the help of an old friend, a new man, and a few heels she attempts to save Pie Girls and her mother’s life. However, when Searcy has the yard sale to fundraise for Pie Girls, it does remind me of “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” by Sophie Kinsella when Becky tries to pay off her credit card by selling her wardrobe. But overall, I loved the book!!! I have never read any of Lauren Clark’s books and with this book I fell in love with her writing! I am definitely going to read others! Did I mention, there are recipes!? THERE ARE! THERE ARE!! This book is a MUST READ.
Southern charm and how it deals with family and marrige. Lovely characters with alls the ups and downs. Enjoyed it.
Have you ever thought about what you truly desire out of life? Would it take circumstances in life? These issues and more are explored in Pie Girls by Lauren Clark. I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Searcy has the perfect life with her husband Alton in Buckhead Atlanta. She has great friends by her side for all the shopping and events. Today is the celebration of her anniversary but where is her husband? Why does he suddenly show up with ultimatums which ultimately send Searcy back to Fairhope, Alabama. What will she find once she gets there? Will everything be the way she remembered it? My Thoughts: I am a fan of Lauren’s work. I did enjoy the book. Ms. Clark has a way of creating memorable characters that will keep you coming back for more. Her characters also have humor. These characters bring about the plot line. I was not a fan of Searcey in the beginning but grew to love her as the story went along. I also wanted to know if she would be successful in turning her life around. The setting takes place in both Buckhead and Fairhope. Buckhead is the wealthier section of Atlanta that includes the high end shops and restaurants. I personally love visiting this area of town. I am not a shopper like Searcy but a great place to visit. I also had the opportunity to visit Fairhope Alabama, for an author event. The visit to the town was brief. The event took place at Page and Palette the local independent bookstore. This town is worth visiting and seeing more of the next opportunity.
*Received for an honest review* In the beginning I was leery, not too sure on how I would feel about anything. Searcy came off spoiled and cold hearted, but once I read my way through, I started to really like her. This book had me on an emotional ride. Well written and one not to miss out on!
First thoughts after… What an awesome story! How distracted did I get? Pie Girls is a fun, spunky, Southern Belle filled chick lit! I was drawn into Searcy's story from the beginning. I felt for her as she struggled with her new direction in life. I loved how she takes the bull by the horns and starts her life over. Tobi, her bff, is the glue that holds the Pie Girls together. She's funny, sweet and supportive through the story. Luke, the hottie mctottie next door, daggum…he's a saint, supportive, and amazing man! He loves dark roast coffee as well, need I say more? Nope, didn't think so! Haley, what a mean girl. I blessed her heart all over the place in my head along with a few other choice words. (Insert sweet smile here) Pie Girls has an amazing set of secondary characters the tops the story off perfectly! If you want a laugh, cry, smile this is definitely a book I would recommend!
Pie Girls is an adorable story about Searcy Roberts, a young married woman in Atlanta who seems to have it all—successful husband, endless credit cards, a life of lunching and shopping—although some important elements are missing. On their anniversary, her advertising executive husband disappears, and when he finally surfaces, he reveals he is leaving her for a new life in an ashram. Devastated and determined to hide this news from her best gal pals in the city, she returns to her small, Alabama home town where her mother runs a pie shop. Once she arrives, she finds her mother is hiding an illness, the pie shop is in trouble, and the bike shop owner next door is unsettlingly handsome and attentive. Leaving behind a privileged life, Search is forced to remake herself post-divorce. Out of shallowness and insecurity grows depth and maturity. Through her struggles, she finds herself and the life she is meant to live. Lauren Clark is an outstanding writer; her story and prose flow with the mark of a pro. Pie Girls is a witty, charming story of how one woman takes life’s lemons and makes lemon meringue pie. Pie Girls is a fast-paced, 5-star read. Fun, engaging, and highly recommended.