Lies and Other Acts of Love

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Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Fiction
Source: Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

Goodreads:  Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.

But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

Ope’s Opinion:  When I started reading this book, I felt like I was sitting with an old friend telling me her story.  The book kept calling me back to spend time with that friend.  As I continued to read I was totally surprised by the twists and turns.   This wonderful story drew me and kept me coming back for more.

The ending was perfect – it tied things up and let you know where everyone is now.

I am looking forward to Kristy Woodson Harvey’s next book!

Rating: 5 – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on….

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Lies and Other Acts of Love

Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Berkley

Goodreads:  Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.

But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

What is coming soon …. to a bookshelf near you?

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Dear Carolina

Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey                
Publisher: Berkley                                           dear
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Source: Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Tomorrow!!

 

Goodreads:  A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.

One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.

Frances “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 her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the 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 that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…

Ope’s Opinion:  Kristy Woodson Harvey has written the two voice in this book very distinctly.  Even if there were not titles of who is talking at the beginning of each chapter, you would know whose voice you were reading.

These two woman have a  unique relationship before Carolina becomes a part of their lives.  It was very interesting to see adoption from both mothers perspectives. This is the most precious adoption story I have ever read. All the characters in this book did a lot of growing up.

The quote from the book ” You can never have too many people love you.” is what I used to tell my children as they were growing up.

I would definitely read another book by Kristy Woodson Harvey.

Rating: 4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.