This isn’t going to be a typical book review. This is much more than that. Much more than I ever could’ve imagined from this sweet book.
This story started a few weeks ago. It was a gorgeous Friday, and I decided to go out for lunch…by myself…and enjoy eating outside. I never do this, but it felt so satisfying to people watch and just enjoy the crisp fall afternoon. After lunch, however, I felt a pull at my heart. A pull that ultimately led me to the Christian bookstore around the corner. “I shouldn’t spend anymore money. I have enough books. It will just be a waste of my time and money.” Boy, was I wrong! I wandered around for a while in the self-help devotionals until my heart kind of yelled at me that it couldn’t take anymore self-help, that it wanted a lighthearted, fun fiction novel. So, I indulged. I browsed the fiction section and then landed on this book. I’ll admit that I judged this book by its cover at first. It’s inviting and light and girly and just what I thought I was looking for – a breezy Southern read. So I bought it. Secrets Over Sweet Tea by Denise Hildreth Jones.