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.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for sharing my fair and honest opinion.*
This is a bit different than the books I usually read, but in a good way. In the beginning Searcy is a bit like you’d expect her to be. A bit naive and self centered, defining herself by the designer clothes she wore. That is until her husband tells her in no uncertain terms that she’s not the one for him anymore, and that he’s filing for divorce. If that’s not enough, her mother is behind on rent for the beloved family bakery and so she’s forced to go back to the one place she vowed never to return to, save for short visits. As Searcy begins to fall in love with her home once again, she also starts to grow into a likable character, which I had my doubts about upon starting the book. She really does care about those she loves, and she will stop at nothing to save the bakery.
I found myself loving this book, it was a quick read and I even though there is a little romance mixed within the pages it’s more about Searcy finding that she doesn’t need to be codependent, and the only person that defines her is her. It was a fun and empowering read in that light ,and I definitely recommend it!