I received an advance readers copy of The Secret to Southern Charm for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.
The wait is over and I can not be happier. One of my favorite authors (and overall wonderful people) Kristy Woodson Harvey has a new book available TODAY. If you remember I shared Kristy with my readers awhile back when I reviewed Slightly South of Simple. You can read that post by clicking here.
I said it before and I will say it again. Kristy Woodson Harvey is the new “Voice of the South” in my opinion. She has the ability to write a novel that is filled with Southern charm. Her characters are so multi dimensional that I feel like I have been sitting on the front porch sipping a glass of sweet tea with each and every one of them.
Add to it that author Kristy Woodson Harvey is adorable. Just look at this short video and I think you will agree.
Life in Peachtree Bluff is complicated when four generations of one family end up living together. Picking up right where Slightly South of Simple left off author Kristy Woodson Harvey continues weaving her Southern charm in this mesmerizing novel. I read it in one sitting because it was that good. There is nothing like a good Southern story, in my humble opinion, to keep me engaged.
Kristy has graciously offered a free giveaway copy for one of my readers to enjoy. After a couple of failed attempts to reach NYC to sign copies and being thwarted by various weather issues she gave up on the autographed copy idea. One of my lucky readers will receive a copy of their own by just leaving a comment in the comment section. I am making it easy for you this time. No Rafflecopter form — just leave a comment about this post in the comment section and I will enter you into a random drawing to be done on Friday, April 6th. I will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, April 9th and have a copy of the book mailed directly to the winner. Good luck!
(Photos courtesy of Smith Hardy Photography @smith_hardy_photo)
Want to know a little bit about Kristy? Check out her extensive bio below. I am a HUGE fan of her blog and always get inspiration from her posts of beautiful places and furnishings. A University of North Carolina grad has my vote every time.
Kristy Woodson Harvey is the bestselling author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015), Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017). Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, has been optioned for film and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists. Lies and Other Acts of Love was a Romantic Times top pick, a Southern Booksellers Okra Pick and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Slightly South of Simple was a Southern Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, one of PopSugar’s picks for “Ultimate Summer Reading” and one of Glitter Guide’s “Must-Reads for April.” The Secret to Southern Charm, the second book in the Peachtree Bluff series, releases April 3, 2018.She blogs with her mom, Beth Woodson, daily on Design Chic, the inaugural member of the Design Blogger Hall of Fame sponsored by Traditional Home and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, sponsored by Roberto Cavalli, about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life and loves connecting with readers at kristywoodsonharvey.com.Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism and holds a master’s in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State and O. Henry. She has been seen in Women’s Health, The Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Huffington Post, USA Today’s Happy Every After, Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and six-year-old son where she is working on her next novel.
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Hope I win! But happy for whoever does! Looks like a great book! ❤️
Good luck, Virginia! It is a great book and I bet you would love Kristy as well!
I love the sound of ths book! I enjoyed both videos. I don’t think I could describe one of my books in 5 seconds!! Kristy sounds delightful. If I am lucky enough to win, I would be happy with an e-copy as it is expensive to send books to Spain. xo
Darlene–you would love this book and Kristy! Good luck!
It sounds like a fascinating book! Having grown up with three sisters who (as the author points out) are each very distinct; it works be fun to read how she weaves these sisterss personalities into her story. I hope I win the book! Thank you.
Jenny, It is such a great book and I love Kristy’s writing. She is an all round great person as well and I bet you would love her writing. Good luck!
Woohoo! A new author for me to try! I love books about the low country of SC, so this sounds appealing to me. I also see that Mary Alice Monroe, one of my favorite authors, wrote a review on the front cover of the book. I’m heading to the library today, so I’m going to check out one of Kristy’s books!
Good luck, Becky. She is a really a great author and I know you will love her writing. Love to introduce folks to new authors that they can get hooked on! Thanks for stopping by!
That’s quite a resume. I would love to win this book because any book that’s good enough to read in one sitting seems a must-read. Plus, I’ve not read many Southern books for whatever reason, other than being from the Bold North. (Ten inches of snow predicted here today.)
Now, I need to check out Kristy’s blog…
She does have quite a resume and the Southern vibe is strong in her books. Sorry about the snow prediction. It is beautiful here right now but I hear rain might be on the way so going to soak up the sun while I can. Good luck with the giveaway!
Whoa, that resume is large & in charge! Wishing her the best of luck, hope to see her on the best sellers list!
Thanks as always for stopping by! She really is a pretty amazing person and her resume is quite impressive!
Well, I’m in the South, and I’d appreciate anything that might remind shoppers that they are expected to be charming 🙂
I have one customer who claims her rule is to own only one book at a time.
I COULD NOT live with that rule. At all. Wow. I can not even imagine!
Sounds charming. Especially since I’m a part time southern girl.
It’s a really fun book and yes–you are a part time southern girl so good luck!
Love to read books about The South! Enjoyed Dear Carolina!
Loved Dear Carolina as well! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
Thank you SO much for reviewing The Secret To Southern Charm and all your support!
[…] Congratulations to Priscilla King for winning a copy of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s book The Secret to Southern Charm. I will be sending your address along to the publicist so that you can receive your copy of this fun book. Thanks to all who left comments and I suggest that if you did not win the giveaway that you buy the book on your own. All the links are listed here on this post. […]