Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the national bestselling author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, Slightly South of Simple, and The Secret to Southern Charm. Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize and has been optioned for film. Lies and Other Acts of Love was a Romantic Times top pick, an Okra Pick and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Slightly South of Simple was a Southern Bestseller, a Bookscan Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists.

She blogs daily on Design Chic, the inaugural member of The Design Blogger Hall of Fame and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life.

Ms. 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 publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today’s Happy Ever After, and O.Henry.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.

Book Reviews by Kristy Woodson Harvey

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“With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, When Life Gives You Lululemons is a must for any beach bag!”

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The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre has intrigued readers and fans for decades.

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“Groff’s characters are so real, complete with their flaws, fears and eccentricities, that they will stay with you long after you have left Florida.” 

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“There is no doubt that this is McLain’s finest novel yet.”

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In a world in which books, TV, and the media often seem to be screaming, it’s refreshing to come across a novel that remembers the value of the whisper, of subtlety, and of not having to have every

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Greer Kadetsky, the brilliant, introverted child of two totally apathetic parents has never quite been able to find her voice—or, if she has found it, hasn’t been able to use it.

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As one of 2018’s most anticipated books, Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone had an enormous amount of buzz and early praise to live up to.

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“Anyone who enjoys literary or psychological fiction won’t be able to put this whip smart novel down.”

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“Fans of historical fiction or tales of women defying the odds will be immediately drawn in to Runyan’s crisp, effortless prose.”

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Some early reading books can lack color and personality while teaching early language skills and concepts. But when Elephant and Piggie are involved, fun is never in short supply.

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“Cantrell weaves moving and inspirational stories that make her one of today’s most beloved storytellers. Perennials may be her most breathtaking yet.”