Happy Friday! I find it quite ironic that this week’s giveaway involves sugar and baking the same week I joined a ten week program of diet and exercising. Of course, I typed out the scene from A Few Pecans Short of Pie and realized I never made that Southern pecan pie. Damn! No pie for me.
A new place opened across from my office and has a class as soon as I finish work. Really, it was pretty obvious that fate was shoving it my face and I had no excuses. But the final straw was when I found out a co-worker already signed up and I knew I would be pissed off if he looks great at the end and I didn’t step up. So I am putting everything into this for the next 10 weeks. *whispers* No pie for me. 🙁
This week’s giveaway is a copy of Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper. I had hoped to get my review in but again, exercising…at 6 a.m. but this story is another great return to Molly Harper’s Southern crazies in Lake Sackett.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents. 18 years and older. Giveaway ends Thursday, April 11th.
Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.
Even as her family and friends invade Lucy’s life and insist that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping, Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier, less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless, soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy can tell she’s hiding something.
In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town’s meat shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many years ago. Could this finally be the second chance he’s always hoped for?