Monday, May 1, 2017


by Kristy Woodson Harvey
April 2017
Simon & Schuster, $16.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

I have just finished Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey. As with the other two books Kristy wrote, Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love, I fell in love with this book. Kristy is a great Southern author, writing about strong women and their love and support for each other. Family is at the forefront of each book. 

This story is about a close family that is located all over the country, gathering simultaneously at their mother's waterfront home. Circumstances occur in each of the three sister's lives that bring them together, creating a storyline that makes this book one of the best I have read. 

Sisters Carolyn, Sloane, and Emerson, their children, and their mother, main character Ansley, are so close, working together to resolve the problems that have brought them all together. Hear the highlights below, in Kristy's words. 

What happens when they all get to Peachtree Bluff makes for a time filled with love, comfort, and support for each other in a way that is more than heart warming.  These four women are not only towers of strength, they love their family, which is proven in many ways and many times throughout the book. 

Kristy, you have written a masterpiece again. I am so proud of you! I can't think of a book that I had rather recommend, and I can't wait for the next one!

Signed books are currently available from South Main Book Company: 704-630-9788 and personalized copies can be ordered from Downtown Books: 252-473-1056. Books are also available from your favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Indiebound, Books-A-Million or wherever books are sold.  I have provided a link for Amazon below. 

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