Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Good morning! I am so excited because yesterday a dream came true for one of my favorite bloggers, Kristy Woodson Harvey of Design Chic. Kristy's debut novel  Dear Carolina was released and is now available for sale at all of your favorite places!

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From the back cover:

Dear Carolina is...A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.

One baby girl.

Two strong Southern women.

And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.

Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…

Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…

Kristy sent me an advanced copy of Dear Carolina a few weeks ago and I could not put it down. I read the entire book in one sitting, stopping only to let my dogs out and get something to eat. 

The book is fabulous and is the best book I have read in a log time. From the first chapter you feel as if you are friends with Kaki and Jodi and you are rooting for each one to figure out the problems and issues in their lives and to get what they want that will make them happy.   I loved the Southern sayings and charm that is ever-present in every chapter. The book is witty, intelligent and it reiterates again and again the power of love and family. 

Get to your nearest bookstore or to your computer and purchase one copy for yourself and one for a friend, then get a cup of coffee, a comfy chair and settle in for a beautiful story. 

Don't just take my word for it, here are what a few of todays leading authors are saying:
“Characters with rich, complicated lives…beautifully shows how a family comes to be.”—New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas

"Dear Carolina is Southern fiction at its best. Lovely and lyrical, with the strong voices of the two female narrators taking us deep into the heart of what being a mother is about. It shows us that love is not without sacrifice, and there’s little in life that doesn’t go down easier with a spoonful of jam. Beautifully written."—New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge

"Dear Carolina is like the Southern women within its pages and those who will love this book, sweet as sweet tea on the outside and strong as steel on the inside. The dialect of the south is so entwined in these pages the reader is  transported to a place where women and children are treasured and family rules all. Kristy Harvey is a natural."—Ann Garvin, Author of On Maggie’s Watch and The Dog Year

You can purchase a copy of Dear Carolina at any of the following links:
In celebration of Dear Carolina, Kristy is having a $1000.00 shopping spree! Here are the details:

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This is also the launch day of the e-book version of the Dear Carolina Companion cookbook! Buy DEAR CAROLINA between May 5 and May 10 (pre-orders count too!) and send a photo of the receipt, order # or some sort of proof of purchase to to get your copy of the gorgeous e-cookbook, my DEAR CAROLINA printable quotes AND be automatically entered to win a $1,000 SHOPPING SPREE at Shop Design Chic! We’ll have some fun giveaways in the weeks to come, but I think this one is the best! *If you bought a book at a signing, just send Kristy an email to be entered and get your goodies! 

Congratulations Kristy I cannot wait for the next novel!

I hope that you have an opportunity to visit Kristy's blog and of course read the book! Have a great day!


  1. I can't wait to read Kristy's debut will be the perfect way to pass the time on my flight to California tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your week, Elizabeth! xoxo

  2. Elizabeth! What a fabulous post! Thank you SO much!! I so appreciate all your support and sharing the book with your readers. xo Kristy


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