Monday, April 04, 2016

Book Spotlight: Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey

I'm so pleased to be helping Kristy Woodson Harvey spread the word on her sophomore book, Lies and Other Acts of Love, which releases tomorrow, April 5th! I absolutely loved her debut novel, Dear Carolina, and this one is just as amazing! Look for my review later in the week. In the meantime, enjoy this book spotlight, some reader endorsements and if you pre-order a copy of the book today or order it this week, you are eligible to enter a fabulous contest - see below for details!!!

Title: Lies and Other Acts of Love
Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey
Published: April 2016, Berkley
Format: Paperback, 352 pages

Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancĂ© and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.

But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

What readers are saying:

"LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE establishes Kristy Woodson Harvey as a major new voice in southern fiction. This book stirred mighty emotions in me, yet left me with a sense of peace. A truly delightful read." -- Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Rumor

"Kristy Woodson Harvey's sophomore effort, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE, proves that her debut, DEAR CAROLINA, was not a one-hit wonder. With tender and thoughtful writing, Kristy tells a story of a family where lies and love are intertwined--like two halves of a best friend forever necklace." -- Tamara Welch, Traveling With T

"Kristy Woodson Harvey is an upcoming author superstar. The writing in this book is PERFECTION...It will be one of the HUGE books of Spring 2016." -- Andrea Katz, Great Thoughts 

"A richly detailed, intergenerational tale of love, loss and loyalty. Harvey pulls the reader into the hearts and souls of her characters." -- Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

"LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE is the perfect book club book about love, marriage, sisterhood and the lies that can destroy or save them all." -- Jill Hendrix, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance President and Fiction Addiction owner  

"Harvey's second novel is full of abandon, caution, love and hurt, buoyed by two spirited women who learn how to take control and when to give it up." -- The Salisbury Post

"Harvey crafted a story so perfectly detailed that we could imagine ourselves on a wrap-around-porch in the South with a tall glass of sweet tea." -- Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of Your Perfect Life and The Status of All Things  

"Winsome and wise, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE shows us that true, strong marriages are forged as much out of pain as passion. Kristy Woodson Harvey treats both Annabelle, the young naive heroine, and Lovey, the formidable matriarche, with skillful tenderness. Fans of Southern fiction, especially book clubs, will flock to this engaging, heartfelt story." -- Sonja Yoerg, author of House Broken and Middle of Somewhere

"Harvey brings small-town North Caroline alive with spot-on details and interesting characters...the gradual revelations of "lies and other acts of love" in one North Carolina family offer insights into the complexities of life and love." -- The Greensboro News & Record  


Contest Info:

Order Lies and Other Acts of Love and send a picture of the receipt to between now and April 10 to be entered to win a $1,000 Shop Design Chic gift card. Everyone will receive copies of four gorgeous printable quotes from the book! Order or pre-order from an independent bookstore or Indiebound for two contest entries!

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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, sweet Kristin! I so appreciate you sharing Lies and Other Acts of Love and the giveaway. I am so grateful! Have a great day! xoxo Kristy

  2. These sound like two books I would be interested in. I like the occasional Southern Fiction, and now you have me looking them up further, so thanks!

  3. I love the sound of this one! I adore summertime/beach reads, so I will have to add this to my TBR list. I am LOVING the cover. Thanks for sharing the contest info as well. Have a great weekend!


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