Kristy Woodson Harvey

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Verk av Kristy Woodson Harvey

Slightly South of Simple (2017) 214 exemplar, 18 recensioner
The Secret to Southern Charm (2018) 178 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Feels Like Falling (2020) 158 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Under the Southern Sky (2021) 137 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Southern Side of Paradise (2019) 132 exemplar, 13 recensioner
The Wedding Veil (2022) 132 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The Summer of Songbirds (2023) 114 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Christmas in Peachtree Bluff (2021) 78 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Lies and Other Acts of Love (2016) 71 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Dear Carolina (2015) 70 exemplar, 5 recensioner
A Happier Life (2024) 32 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Summer of Songbirds (2023) 3 exemplar


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A perfect summer book! My parents lived in Hilton Head for a number of years so we went to Beaufort frequently. Once you see this beautiful little city, you definitely want to live there! So, I loved the setting of this book before I even got into the book! The story of Keaton Smith ending up in her grandparents house after it sat empty since 1976, captured my attention immediately and held my interest right through the end!
Dianekeenoy | 5 andra recensioner | Jul 7, 2024 |
Keaton has just lost her job and condo in one fell swoop. She ends up moving to Beaufort, North Carolina. Her mother wants her to go through Keaton’s grandparents house to get it ready to sell. This house has not been touched since her grandparents disappeared in 1976, over fifty years ago.

I loved Keaton and her quest to find out what happened to her grandparents. I swear, when she talked about the stuff in that house…took me back to my childhood. Add in all the southerness in this book and I was indeed in my element!

There is just something about Kristy Woodson Harvey’s books that just take me away. And this one definitely captivated me from start to finish.

The history, the mystery, the beautiful town of Beaufort are not to be missed.

Need a fabulous book with a great setting and wonderful characters…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
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fredreeca | 5 andra recensioner | Jun 26, 2024 |
Wow! This book is definitely one that lends itself to a bookclub discussion. Honestly, there’s a lot to unpack in this dual timeline story of familial relationships, second chances, chronic illness, and romance. This is the first book I’ve read by Kristy Woodson Harvey thanks to a Goodreads Giveaway win and won’t be my last. I enjoyed the way she interspersed the two timelines which built up to a climactic ending.

When Keaton Smith loses her high powered job and apartment all in one day, she agrees to her mother’s wishes to travel to Beaufort, N.C. to get her grandparents’ home ready to be sold. Keaton’s mother has kept most of the details about her parents from her children. Walking into her grandparents’ home for the first time for Keaton feels like a time warp back to the 1970’s. Everything is left as it was on the day her grandparents’ supposedly died in a car accident. As she unravels the mystery of her family’s past, she’s also drawn to the delightful residents of Beaufort, including her handsome next door neighbor Bowen and his adorable ten year old son Anderson.

In 1976, Rebecca “Becks” St. James is famous for her elaborate dinner parties which pair the perfect guests with the perfect dishes. She loves her life and thrives on caring for her family and those around her. When tragedy strikes her near perfect world, she has to decide how she’ll cope and what kind of legacy she’ll leave for her children.

This book completely grabbed hold of me and I couldn’t put it down especially once Keaton gets to Beaufort. I loved getting to know Becks not only through her own narrative, but her fascinating notebook of advice on recipes, dinners, and life. I loved Anderson, Salt, and all the darling residents of Beaufort. Keaton grew on me as the story progressed. I loved the transformation she goes through as she gets in touch with her roots, finds romance, and learns to appreciate other things in life besides her job.

The mystery kept me guessing. I had things figured out pretty early, and while I was right, there were a couple red herrings that made me second guess. I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending. I have all kinds of mixed emotions especially with how it affected the children and grandchildren. While I enjoyed how those in the present had more clarity and a better appreciation of their heritage and life, I’m still uncomfortable with how things played out.

This is definitely a great book for discussion. Recommend to those who love women’s fiction, contemporary mystery, and family dramas. There’s some mild swearing, innuendo, and drinking. I’d rate it PG. I received an advanced complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own and voluntarily provided.
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Melissas-Bookshelf | 5 andra recensioner | Jun 26, 2024 |

A Happier Life is by far my favorite novel by Kristy Woodson Harvey! I enjoyed her characters (present and past), the setting of Beaufort, North Carolina, the plot involving both the present and 1976, the family home on Sunset Lane, and a mystery. Harvey has added a unique dynamic by surrounding her present-day characters with characters alive in 1976. It gives an extra perspective to the story. I enjoyed this story, which centers around a multigenerational family and allows readers to see the inner workings impacting it. Hopefully, the new generation will learn from the older generation's mistakes. The biggest lesson learned is that even though there was a Guide to Entertaining left for her daughter, there wasn't a Guide to Mothering left for her, which would have been much more helpful.

Gallery Books and NetGalley provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and without influence.
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lisaghudson | 5 andra recensioner | Jun 21, 2024 |


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