Secrets over Sweet Tea is a story that reminds us of the power of friendship, honesty, and an open heart. In Franklin, Tennessee, few of the people Scarlett Jo Newberry encounters are as pristine as they appear when attending her husband’s church in their Sunday best. Scarlett Jo knows that given a little time, most everyone will eventually share what’s in their hearts, and a few parishioners in particular have caught her eye. For Grace Shepherd, life has become all about surviving and controlling what small things she can. Zach Craig is focused on escape. But covering up problems doesn’t solve them, and soon both of them must face their truths. As they break and then begin to heal, Grace and Zach start to see the power of openness and faith in friendship. Scarlett Jo, the bubbly woman they both admire, must also take steps to trust and heal. Jones has written a heartfelt and inspirational tale of friendship and faith, filled with tears and laughs. Readers will absolutely delight in her sassy southern way of reminding us what matters. --Carolyn Richard
TOP PICK! 4 ½
Jones can distill the heart of a woman better than most authors. This novel is a wonderful treat that women of every stage and circumstance of life can treasure. There’s no judgment here—just the love of God and the love of true friends.
SUMMARY: Scarlett Jo Newberry is a pastor’s wife in the South, and she isn’t afraid to pray for others or attempt to get in their business if she thinks they need her. Grace Shepherd just moved into the neighborhood, and although she has some secrets, Scarlett Jo is there to help when things fall apart. And when Zach and Caroline Craig’s marriage implodes, the connection continues in unlikely ways. (Romantic Times)