Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Good morning! I am very excited because today April 25th, is the day that Slightly South of Simple  written by fellow blogger Kristy Woodson Harvey launches! Slightly South of Simple is the 3rd book written by Kristy and the first book in her new Peachtree Bluff Series. 

Fudge Brownies with Fudge Frosting

From the publisher:

From the next “major voice in Southern fiction” (New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand) comes the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother—and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.

Caroline Murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father’s death, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, no less—back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers. But now that her marriage to a New York high society heir has fallen apart in a very public, very embarrassing fashion, a pregnant Caroline decides to escape the gossipmongers with her nine-year-old daughter and head home to her mother, Ansley.

Ansley has always put her three daughters first, especially when she found out that her late husband, despite what he had always promised, left her with next to nothing. Now the proud owner of a charming waterfront design business and finally standing on her own two feet, Ansley welcomes Caroline and her brood back with open arms. But when her second daughter Sloane, whose military husband is overseas, and youngest daughter and successful actress Emerson join the fray, Ansley begins to feel like the piece of herself she had finally found might be slipping from her grasp. Even more discomfiting, when someone from her past reappears in Ansley's life, the secret she’s harbored from her daughters their entire lives might finally be forced into the open.

Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart.

This book is beautifully written and draws you in from the minute you start reading. I fell in love with the town, Peachtree, who's motto is "a place to call home" where Ansley's lives and has built up her interior design business after the death of her husband. It felt like the kind of town I would love to live in. 

The multiple story lines of the sisters, Caroline, Sloane and Emerson who all come "home" for various reasons draw you in and make you feel as if they are your friends or even your own family. This book touches on so many things, life, love, death, family, relationships, secrets, romance and more. I loved this book and cannot wait until the next one in the series. 

 Just in time for Mother's day and for your summer book pile, 
Slightly South of Simple is the perfect gift for your mom or yourself. Although if I may be honest you will not be able to wait for Mother's day or summer because this book is fabulous and you will want to start reading it as soon as you get it!

You can get a copy at Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble or your local bookstore. 

If you would like to see Kristy and have her sign your book make sure to check her book tour schedule HERE.

Recipe for Brownies on Once Upon a Chocolate Life

If you would like to make a pan of brownies to enjoy with your book these Fudge Brownies with Fudge Frosting from Once Upon a Chocolate Life are fabulous!

Have a great day!


  1. Wow, she really did it, becoming a true author! That is fantastic. Enjoy your day, Elizabeth!

  2. Thank you, thank you my sweet friend for this beautiful review. I can't thank you enough!


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