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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Delicious! Engaging, Witty, Heart-warming,
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.