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Spotlight: Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Spotlight on Upcoming Release by Kristy Woodson Harvey: Slightly South of Simple 

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.

About Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015)Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017). Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, has been optioned for film and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists. Lies and Other Acts of Love was a Romantic Times top pick, a Southern Booksellers Okra Pick and was chosen to be a part of the 2017 Trio display, an integration of story, art and song, which will spend the year traveling the country.

Contact Kristy

My Massive List of Book Bloggers for 2017!

Book Bloggers Unite! 

As much as I love blogging about books, sometimes I find myself in a blogging slump. That’s when I like to check out what some of my bookish buddies are up to. I originally had the idea to compile a master list of book blogging websites in 2014. I updated my list in 2015 and now I’ve updated it again, this time including Twitter and Instagram! If you’ve found yourself wanting to check out some book blogs or been looking for bookish peeps to follow on Instagram or Twitter, this is the list for you!

I know I've missed so many awesome bloggers, which means I will be constantly updating this list (so check back often). If you know of anyone that should be included or would like me to add, edit, or remove your info, please let me know in the comments below or email me at WriterRhiannon@yahoo.com

Blog Name / Link  Owner / Host Twitter IG
A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog Charlotte Lynn @CharlotteLynnRe 

About Happy Books Sabrina Kraft

Always With a Book Kristin Thorvaldsen @alwayswithabook 

Angela Amman


Anita Loves Books Anita LeBeau  @Anitalovesbooks  AnitaLovesBooks
As I turn the pages Jael Fogle @bookangel224

Based on a True Story Heather

Becoming Books Meghann @BecomingBooks

Beth Fish Reads Beth Fish @BethFishReads BethFishReads
Biblio Belles Bianca, Kat, and Stacy

Bibliographic Manifestations


Bibliophile by the Sea Diane

BKFaerie Jo Ann Hakola 

Bolo Books Kristopher

Book Addiction Heather O’Roark @Heather__1229

Book Chick Jonita Fex @jonitabookchick

Book Dilettante Harvee Lau

Book Journey Sheila DeChantal @BookJourney

Book Readers: Mum's Writings Dee / Marjo  @marjbo

Book Room Reviews Chuck @bookroomreviews

Book Stop Deb @curlygeek04

Bookalicious Babe Book Reviews Sue G

Bookfan  Mary


Books and Beverages Jamie Lapeyrolerie @jamielynne82 /jamielynne82/
Books I Think You Should Read Elizabeth Parker @yesnofilms 

Books on the Table Ann Walters

Books Without Any Pictures Grace Troxel  @BookWithoutPics bookwithoutpics
Bookworm's World Luanne O  @LuanneO

Bound By Words Reeka Boland @BoundByWords

Caffeinated Book Reviewer Kimberly  @kimbacaffeinate kimbacaffeinate
Captivated Reader

Carmen's Books and Movies Reviews Carmen

Carole's Chatter Carole 

Cerebral Girl Heather 

Chapter Break Rose, Julie, and Lynn @juliecookies @lynnmpoppe

Chick Lit Central Melissa, Melissa, Amy, Tracey

ChickLitPlus Samantha March @chicklitplus

Clothes in Books Moira Redmond @ClothesinBooks

Coffee and a Book Chick Natalie @CoffeeBookChick

Daily Mayo Brenda

Diary of an Eccentric Anna

Doing Dewey Katie Wilkins  @DoingDewey doingdewey
Eater of Books Alyssa Susanna  @Alyssa_Susanna

Entomology of a Bookworm Kerry McHugh @kerryamchugh  kerryamchugh
Estella's Revenge Andi  @estellasrevenge estellasrevenge
Fourth Street Review Rory O’Connor @roryeoconnor rory_oconnor
Fuelled by Fiction

@fuelldbyfiction  @fuelledbyfiction 
Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  Felicia  @thegeekyblogger 

Gilmore Guide to Books Catherine Gilmore @GilmoreGuide  gilmoreguide
Girl with Her Head in a Book Susie Perkins @headinabook22 girlwithherheadinabook
Girls Just Reading Brittney, Jenn, Julie, Lisa @GirlsJustRead @JulieJustReads @JennJustReading

Great Imaginations Kara, Lyn, Pixie, Maryam @NamasteRead @Heartless_Lyn @addiction2books @yourkucing namasteread heartlesslyn onceupona_story
Guiltless Reading Aloi @guiltlessreader 

Heavenali Ali @Heaven_ali

Herding Cats & Burning Soup


House of Blog Fran Roberts @CatwomanFran fran_roberts
I'm Lost in Books Becca @imlostinbooks becca_lost_in_books 
Impressions in Ink Annette Kristynik @AnneKristy

Interesting Literature


Ivory Owl Reviews Rhiannon Johnson @IvoryOwlReviews @writerrhiannon  writerrhiannon 
Jackie's Book World Jackie  @JackieBookWorld

JBarrett5 Julie  @Jbarrett5Julie

Jenn's Bookshelves Jenn Lawrence  @jennbookshelves jennsbookshelves
Journey and Destination Carol M 

JulzReads Julie Merilatt @JulzReads

Keep the Wisdom Judy Krueger @JudyJudykrueger

KerryAnnMorgan Kerry Ann Morgan @KerryAnn_Morgan 

Krissy's Book Nook Krissy  @KrissysBookNook  KrissysBookNook
Laura's Reviews Laura 

Lesa's Book Critiques Lesa Holstine 

Literary Lindsey Lindsey Stefan @LiteraryLindsey

Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity Trish Stineman @TriniCapini  trinicapini
Luxury Reading   Vera Omidpanah  @LuxuryReading 

Man of la Book Zohar @ManOfLaBook 

Mom's Small Victories Tanya  @momsvictories momssmallvictories
Mrs. Mommy Booknerd Emily  @Mommybooknerd mrsmommybooknerd
Nina Badzin Nina Badzin @NinaBadzin  @NinaBadzin
Novel Life Stacy Millican @TheNovelLife thenovellife
Novel Meals Tina  @Shibabookhound

On D Bookshelf Donna Cimorelli @OnDBookshelf

One Little Library  Ariel Price @ArielKPrice 

One Person's Journey Sheila  @bookjourney

Opinionated Book Lover Kate Unger @op_booklover

Padfoot's Library Christine N @padfootslibrary soufflegrl
Palmer's Page Turners Lori Bree @palmerspageturn palmerspagesandposes
Palmer's Picks for Reading Melissa Palmer

Parajunkee's View PJ @parajunkee

Perpetual Page Turner Jaime @brokeandbookish   perpetualpageturner
Poof Books Falise   @PoofBooks

Posting For Now  Pat @PostingForNow

Randomly Reading Alex Baugh @randomlyreading

Read in Colour

@ReadInColour readincolour
Reading & Eating


River City Reading Shannon  @rivercityreadng rivercityreading
Sally Kilpatrick Sally Kilpatrick  @SuperWriterMom superwritermom
Sarah's Book Shelves Sarah  @Sarahsshelves sarahsbookshelves
Seaside Book Nook


She Treads Softly Lori L  @SheTreadsSoftly

Shelf Addiction  Tamara  @ShelfAddiction

Silver's Reviews Silver @SilversReviews silversreviews
Stacy’s Books Stacy  @StacyBuckeye

Story Matters Katherine Scott Jones @KatherineSJones katherinescottjones
Stray Thoughts Barbara 

Suzy Approved Suzy Leopold @SuzyApproved suzyapprovedbookreviews 
Svetlana's Reads Svetlana 

Tales of the Marvelous Cheryl

Ten Penny Dreams Amy Lord @tenpennydreams tenpennydreams
That's What She Read Michelle Shannon @WhatSheRead whatsheread
The Baking Bookworm Laurie  @bakingbookworm bakingbookworm
The Book Date Kathryn Trask @theBookDate

The Book Diva's Reads Vivian  @BookDivasReads thebookdivareads
The Book Fetish Ashley Williams @mybookfetish

The Book Junkie Laura Agnella  @lagnella

The Book Musings Melinda @thebookmusings _thebookmusings
The Book Wheel Allison Hiltz @TheBookWheel thebookwheel
The Bookworm Chronicles Jessica 

The Boston Bibliophile Marie 

The Daily Dosage Marisa  @ddosage thedailydosageblog
The Nature of Things Dorothy Borders 

The New Dork Review of Books Greg Zimmerman  @NewDorkReview

The Silver Words Eli  @thesilverwords

The Suspense Is Thrilling Me Chelsea Humphrey @suspensethrill  @chelseahumphrey
The Sweet Escape D L White  @Author_DLWhite

The Well-Read Redhead Kelly  @TheWRRedhead @thewellreadredhead
The Writes of Woman Naomi  @Frizbot

This Perfectly Imperfect Life Jo Wnorowski @BloominChick bloomin.chick
Ting's Mom Books Karen W @TingsMom

Traveling With T Tamara Welch  @rockstar1023 rockstar1023
Unabridged Chick Audra @unabridgedchick unabridgedchick
Utah Mom's Life Cindy Braby @UtahMomsLife  utahmomslife
Wandering Bark Books Heather Wheat @hwheaties

We Be Reading Kristen M

West Metro Mommy Reads Melinda Ott 

Whisks & Words Dana Staves

WildmooBooks Chris Wolak @chriswolak chriswolak
Words and Peace


Words for Worms Katie  @katiebelle1121 wordsforwormskatie
Words of Mystery Lynne  @WordsofMystery wordsofmystery

Cool people I missed the first time around:
Adventures in Never Never Land  Hillary  T: Purplemoonmyst IG: Adventures In Never Never land
She Reads Novels   Helen