Thursday, April 27, 2017

Slightly South of Simple - Book Review

I am sure you are all familiar with the blog Design Chic, but if you aren't you are missing out.  Not only is Kristy Harvey a gifted designer, but a famous author too.  Her latest book Slightly South of Simple launched on April 25th.  This is a book for anyone with sisters, mothers and all kinds of issues that life throws at us.  These ladies are all trying to find their way and Kristy tells their story beautifully.

Full of real life situations and experiences we can all relate to, the back cover gives you a great introduction to this wonderful book.

 Slightly South of Simple Back Cover:

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.

I was thrilled when Kristy sent me an advanced copy to review.  With moving and getting settled it sat by my chair for a while, but once I picked it up I couldn't quit reading.  I think you will love this book as much as I did.

Kristy is as talented as she is pretty and I love her blog too.

If you are looking for a Mother's day gift, this would be perfect too.

 You can order it here:  Amazon: or at any of your favorite book stores.

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  1. I have this book in my shopping cart on Amazon, sounds wonderful!! I haven't been reading since Spring arrived, I'm constantly outside!

  2. Thanks Marty, I have heard of this book through several others and can't wait to read it!

  3. Sweet storyline, memorable characters (especially Caroline) and a setting that makes you long to move there- I can't wait for the next book!

  4. Thank you so, so, so much for this fabulous review, Marty! I am so grateful that you took the time to read it. You are wonderful!! Much love, Kristy