Friday, November 21, 2014

Review ~ Pie Girls by Lauren Clark

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 is 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.

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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

Twitter @LaurenClark_Bks

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My Thoughts:

I was hooked at the beginning despite not caring for the heroine at all. This is an exceptional story of hurt, denial, growth, acceptance, love, honesty, family, hard work, friendship, and of course pies!

By the end of the book, Searcy really grew on me as she grew into the woman that she was meant to be and became true to herself.

She married the wrong man for the wrong reasons and was never really happy in her marriage. Basically she settled and things are now starting to crumble and come to light.

At the same time her life as she knows it falls apart, her mama calls and asks her to come home. Mama Maggie doesn't tell Searcy that she is extremely sick.

Oh did I mention that there is an absolutely wonderful bike shop owner next to the pie shop? Luke is not only good looking, he is helpful, caring and compassionate.

I don't want to give everything away. This is just a great story.

If the blurb sounds good to you, try it. You'll like it!

I received an ecopy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. I really liked it. It was different and it tugged on many of my emotions in addition to having me laugh A LOT!

C.C. was vile and Precious was not at all precious in any way. ;-)


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  1. not sure i would be able to speak to a ex if he did teh same to me as he did to her.... but teh storyu sound good yes so the maybe list
    ( no tattoo today;) )

    1. I wouldn't be able to either. And no tattoos sorry!

    2. Miki- thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

      Yes. Alton was NOT kind to Searcy at all... But she does get her happy ending :)

  2. What a great review. It makes me want to run right out and get this book.

    1. Thank you for the kind comment MomJane! Much appreciated and I hope you have a great weekend! Xx Lauren

  3. Enjoyed reading your review. I have this book on my Kindle but haven't pulled it to the front of the list yet. Must do that next.

    1. Karen H - I am so glad that Pie Girls is in your Kindle! Yay! Hope you enjoy it ... Whenever you get to it! Hugs, Lauren

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    1. Thank you Robbie! I so appreciate you stopping by today and checking out Pie Girls! xx, Lauren

  5. What an interesting book! Loved the blurb and unusual cover. I wonder what Searcy's plan of the century is. Thanks for sharing your great review.

    1. Book lady - thank you so much for the lovely comments about Pie Girls! I wanted an unusual cover, but one that captures Searcy's shopping obsession and the focus on the PiE shop :)

      Have a great day! Hugs, Lauren

  6. Dear Brenda - thank you for the lovely and very kind review! I am so glad that you found Searcy's story engaging and that you enjoyed watching her change and grow over the course of the book!

    I appreciate you featuring Pie Girls on Crazy Four Books today! Have a fabulous weekend! xx, Lauren

    1. I was happy to have you here. Thanks for taking the time to talk with everyone. :D

      I hope that your weekend is wonderful too!

  7. Enjoyed your thoughts on the book specially concerning the heroine.

  8. I liked , , My Thoughts, interesting. Deb P

  9. It sounds really sweet so I'll add it to my wishlist. :)