Today is all about great books!
Before I announce the winner of The Balance Project give away, I want to introduce you to another friend who has just published her debut novel, Dear Carolina, which is perfect for Mother’s Day!
Kristy Woodson Harvey is a mom and blogger of Design Chic, which is about how creating a beautiful home can be a catalyst for creating a beautiful life. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and also has a Masters in English from East Carolina University.
Dear Carolina is a moving debut novel about two mothers – one biological and one adoptive.
One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they will ever make.
Francis “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan – everything except the second child she has always wanted.
Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection, as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have the baby. But, as Jodi struggles to be the kind of mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…
Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves life circumstances shape us but don’t define us — and that families aren’t born, they’re made…
“Dear Carolina is Southern fiction at its best. Lovely and lyrical, with the strong voices of the two female narrators taking us deep into the heart of what being a mother is all about. It shows us that love is not without sacrifice, and there’s little in life that doesn’t go down easier with a spoonful of jam. Beautifully written.” — New York Times bestselling author, Eileen Goudge
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
I am anxious to read both of these books! I am going to buy both before my flight to California tomorrow. Hope you are having a lovely week, Elizabeth!! xoxo
What a beautiful post, Elizabeth, and thank you so much for your support of Dear Carolina. This blogging world is one amazing community and we are so grateful for the wonderful support…happy Wednesday!
Karena Albert says
Dear Elizabeth I cannot wait to read Kristy's new book!! Also congrats to the winner of The Balance Project!
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I Dream Of says
Happy Wednesday, Elizabeth. Just finished The Balance Project and next up is Dear Carolina. Nothing better than curling up with a good book! Have been looking forward to seeing the world Kristy created come to life on the page.
Hope you are properly celebrated this Sunday! XOXO
Splendid Market says
This sounds like a wonderful read, I may not get to it until summer but I look forward to it.
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
Elizabeth, this is a fabulous post! I loved Dear Carolina, I simply could not put it down once I started. I am so excited for Kristy and cannot wait until her next novel comes out.
Have a great day!
Beth and Kristy says
I'm so thrilled that you would take the time to share Dear Carolina with your readers. Thank you so much!
Susie Orman Schnall says
I am so excited to read Dear Carolina and am featuring Kristy on The Balance Project next week. And congrats to PaperJunk LC on winning THE BALANCE PROJECT prize pack. I really hope you enjoy the book!!! Thanks again Elizabeth for all your wonderful support and to your incredible followers for theirs as well! xoxox
Thank you so much! I almost ordered the book from Amazon this weekend so glad I waited. Can't wait to read it and use my new tote. Again thank you for the generous give a way!