Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Join us Saturday, April 29 at noon for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse with Kristy Woodson Harvey, the next major voice in Southern fiction with her newest novel, "Slightly South of Simple."
This is 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.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Caroline Murphy swore shed 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 fathers death, her mother selfishly forced her to moveduring her senior year of high school, no lessback 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 shes 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 THE AUTHOR
Kristy Woodson Harvey is the author of Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love. She blogs at Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life and loves connecting with readers at kristywoodsonharvey.com.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's school of journalism and holds a Master's in English from East Carolina University.
Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Domino magazine, Our State, Houzz, the Salisbury Post and the New Bern Sun Journal. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and four-year-old son where she is working on her next novel.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. There is a cash bar for your enjoyment.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street, where the luncheon and discussion will take place. Parking is available at the Visitors' Center, other municipal lots or at meters on the street.
Halls Chophouse (View)
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|