Much Ado about Barbecue

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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?
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Kimberly Brock
January 5, 2022
The best way to end this crazy 2021 summer?? MUCH ADO ABOUT BARBECUE! Sally Kilpatrick's books never fail to deliver the laughs with her quick wit and spot-on Southernisms, and yet still also work my heart over with the depth of her too-true-to-life characters. This is the perfect Labor Day read! And it'll make you hungry, too! However you like your barbecue, this book's for you!
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About the author

Born and raised in a small town in West Tennessee, Sally Kilpatrick writes to go home. She lives with her husband, a Georgia boy, and her two kids in Marietta, Georgia, but her heart has never left Tennessee, and her books reflect the small-town shenanigans and memorable characters she grew up around. Her latest novel, Oh My Stars, was described by RT Book Reviews as written in a way that "makes readers feel as if they are hanging out with their best friend." With five novels under her belt, Sally has been a Golden Heart® Finalist and has won multiple awards, including the 2018 and 2019 Georgia Author of the Year, the Maggie Award of Excellence, the Booksellers’ Best, and the 2016 Nancy Knight Award for Mentorship. Visit her author website at or follow her on Twitter as @SuperWriterMom

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