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