Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

In just a little less than 2 weeks, The Secret to Southern Charm, the latest book by Kristy Woodson Harvey comes out and I'm super excited about this one. This is the sequel to her book, Slightly South of Simple - which I loved!!! I'll be reading this book in the coming days and then posting my review on publication day, April 3rd!

Because this book is sequel, and you really should read the first book before reading this latest book, and because Kristy Woodson Harvey is so awesome, she is allowing me to give away both books to one lucky reader. See giveaway details below!!!   

In the meantime, I've got all sorts of good stuff here to get you ready for this latest book, including early praise of the book and some cute videos of Kristy describing her book. 

Title: The Secret to Southern Charm
Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey
Series: The Peachtree Bluff series, #2
Published: April 2018, Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover or Paperback, 400 pages

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is "the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

What readers are saying: 

"Escape to the beach with Southern writer Kristy Woodson Harvey's newest book, the second in her Peachtree Bluff series. It's a story about hope and heartache and the unbreakable bonds of family."--Southern Living

“The Secret to Southern Charm is a compelling, beautifully drawn tale of love, hope, and small town secrets. The richly detailed backdrop of a charming coastal town and the struggles and joys of four generations of women solidifies Kristy Woodson Harvey’s spot as a rising star of Southern fiction.”--Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House for Rent.

"Kristy Woodson Harvey has delivered another masterpiece with the second book in her beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series. Let's just say that this one had better have a sequel too, because I'm not ready to leave these charming ladies behind."--Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again 

 “Harvey’s growing fan base will find another great beach read in this second novel in her Peachtree Bluff trilogy… Harvey is an up-and-coming southern writer with staying power.”--Booklist

"One of the hottest new Southern writers."

"The 'it-girl' of Southern Fiction."--Daytime Confidential

"Writers comes and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave the way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers."--The Huffington Post


Videos: Just look at how adorable Kristy Woodson Harvey is as she describes her latest book. 
***Warning...if you haven't read the first book, there is a slight spoiler about the ending.


Giveaway Details -- (US Only) 

Thanks to the fabulous Kristy Woodson Harvey and the publisher, one reader will win both a copy of Slightly South of Simple & The Secret to Southern Charm. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the rafflecopter by March 29th.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends March 29th.

Good Luck!!!



  1. Loved the two videos. And that was great because it refreshed my mind about the first book so I could remember what happened and I am certainly looking forward to this being published.

  2. I have not read any books by Kristy. I'm looking forward to reading The Secret to Southern Charm.

  3. I would enjoy this captivating novel. I have not read Kristy's books and I look forward to enjoying this latest story.

  4. I’ve read both of these books. Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm. Wonderful books!

  5. I would love to read both books. I have not read Kristy books yet. She is a new author to me. Thank you for the chance.

  6. I haven't read any of Kristy's books yet, but have heard so many good things and have them on my TBR! Thanks for the chance!

  7. So many book friends love these books I need to read them!

  8. Thank you for this generous giveaway! I've not read books by this author yet.

    1. I've added your giveaway to my blog's sidebar.

  9. Thank you so much for doing this!! This is awesome!! I really appreciate all your support and kind words. You've been so good to me from the beginning!! xoxo Kristy

  10. No, but these both look great!

  11. I have no read any of your books yet, but I plan to

  12. I have read Slightly South of Simple and cannot wait until 4/3 to be able to return to Peachtree Bluff!! I’m in love with these women and their stories❤️��

  13. I loved Slightly South of Simple, and can not wait to read The Secret to Southern Charm.

  14. I have read Slightly South of Simple and loved it and gave it a 5 star review. Can’t wait to be able to read more about this family!

  15. Loved Slightly South of Simple! Can’t wait for her next book!

  16. Thank you for the chance. I haven't read any of your books yet but I Lies and Other Acts of Love

  17. You are a new author to me but would love to read this book!! Thanks so much for the chance!!


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