Tea in the Gardens with Kristy Woodson Harvey!

Our favorite eastern NC author, Kristy Woodson Harvey, releases a brand new title this month and we are planning a release celebration for Sunday, April 30! Kristy's previous novels- Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love found a wide audience, rave reviews and quickly became popular among southern book clubs. Slightly South of Simple is Kristy's latest and the first in her "Peachtree Bluffs series which chronicles the journeys of three sisters and their mother.

"From the next “major voice in Southern fiction” (New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand) comes 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. Caroline Murphy swore she’d 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 father’s death, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, no less—back 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 she’s 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."

Kristy is also a renowned design blogger (designchic.com) and one of her favorite topics is Life by Design. Her novel, Lies & Other Acts of Love, was recently long listed for the Southern Book Prize. As part of her book tour Kristy will also be talking about creating a life you love, finding purpose and being your best self- three things she believes begins at home. Kristy will be signing Slightly South of Simple, as well as her previous novels- Dear Carolina and Lies & Other Acts of Love.

Please join us for a ticketed event at the Elizabethan Gardens! Tickets are $40 for EG members/$45 for not-yet members and include a copy of Slightly South of Simple. Reserve your tickets today by calling the Gardens at 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.yapsody.com!

Event date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
1411 National Park Drive
manteo, NC 27954
Slightly South of Simple Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501158056
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - April 25th, 2017

Lies and Other Acts of Love Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101987063
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - April 5th, 2016

Dear Carolina Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425279984
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - May 5th, 2015