Much Ado About Barbecue
by Sally Kilpatrick
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Return to Ellery, Tennessee for Sally Kilpatrick’s saucy new novel about two warring barbecue houses.
Emma Sutton promised herself three things: she would never move back to Ellery, never work in the family barbecue restaurant, and never have anything to do with Ben Cates ever again. Losing her job and her home might’ve forced her to break the first two, but she’s determined to keep the third.
Unlike Emma, Ben Cates has made peace with his hometown. He wants nothing more than to make his restaurant something his father couldn’t: a success. But between his hellraising little sister and Emma Sutton’s return to Ellery, his dream could easily be snatched away.
Emma and Ben might’ve made each other’s childhood a living hell with their endless pranks, but the only way to finally get rid of the other is to win the coveted contract for Ellery’s annual barbecue festival. Seems easy enough—until attraction ignites like a charcoal flame, and happiness seeps in like a surprising new flavor.
Can they find the courage to forgive bitter past mistakes and let trust into the mix, or will devastating secrets burn everything down again?
If you enjoy sassy, Southern humor, heart-tugging emotion, drool-worthy food, and an enemies-to-lovers romance between two characters with a complicated past (Boy howdy, is it ever complicated!), you'll want to pick up a copy of Sally Kilpatrick's next novel: Much Ado About Barbecue. It's filled with all the snappy banter, quirky characters, complex emotions, and down-home wisdom you could ask for. Plus, barbecue, baked beans, mac and cheese, and more. The descriptions of the food are so vividly depicted, I swear I could smell the pork smoking. Fair warning: reading this book will make you hungry!
Kilpatrick's books all have a place on my keeper shelf where I can turn to them when I'm in need of a feel-good story that lifts my spirits. Her characters tickle my funny bone, touch my heart, and are as authentically Southern as the author herself.
Much Ado About Barbecue releases September 2. It will be available in print but is currently available for preorder only in e-book format at the following locations:
Readers, Ben and Emma have opposing opinions on barbecue, how it should be cooked, and how it should be served. So tell me...
What kind of barbecue do you enjoy? Pork, beef, chicken, ribs? All of the above?
Do you like sauce with your barbecue? What kind?
For most people, the meat is the star, but for others it's all about the sides. What's your favorite side dish to accompany your barbecue?
Sally Kilpatrick has generously offered two giveaways today.
One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, August 14 will receive an e-ARC of Much Ado About Barbecue.
One person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, August 14 will receive a print copy of Bless Her Heart.
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