Thursday, May 9, 2019

Kristy Woodson Harvey's slice of paradise...plus a book giveaway


We're pleased to have Kristy Woodson Harvey back at CLC today to feature her third novel in the Peachtree Bluff Series, The Southern Side of Paradise. Melissa A. has met Kristy in the past and can attest that she is as sweet and charming in person as she is on "screen." Kristy has a special prize to share with one lucky reader....all THREE novels in her Peachtree Bluff series!

Kristy 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, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State and O. Henry. She has been seen in Women’s Health, The Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Huffington Post, USA Today’s Happy Every After, Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and six-year-old son where she is working on her next novel. Visit Kristy at her websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Synopsis:

**Contains SPOILERS for previous novels in the series.**


With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)


Who do you identify with the most in your Peachtree Bluff series? 
Hmmmm… That’s an interesting question because in this series I really don’t feel like any of the characters are “me.” I do relate to Emerson having a bit of a life crisis because when I was 25 I was really searching for my passion and my purpose. (Although, I like to think I was a little more together than she was while I was doing it! Haha!) I think most people go through that at some point. Weirdly, I related a lot to Ansley because, although she is my mom’s age not mine, I have very much spent the past few years in a situation where I was taking care of a (much!) younger generation and an older one, and I could relate to that feeling of being torn sometimes between your responsibilities.

What is one piece of advice you'd like to share with aspiring novelists? 
Be yourself and write for yourself first. Whenever I try to write for other people that’s when I find things going off the rails. You can’t please 100% of the people 100% of the time in life, and you can’t do it in writing either!

If you could cast the Peachtree Bluff series as a TV series, who would star in the lead roles?
I don’t know about all of them, but I think Sarah Drew would be a terrific Sloane. I can picture Jamie King being an amazing Caroline. And someone told me Diane Lane should be Ansley a while ago, and now that’s all I can think about! Not surprisingly, when this topic comes up readers are most excited about casting Jack!

What is your go-to breakfast item?
I’m a smoothie girl through and through. I throw in a couple handfuls of frozen blueberries, frozen cauliflower, a half banana, a couple handfuls of spinach, unsweet cashew milk, unsweet cocoa powder and greens powder and blend. It is so delicious and I look forward to it!

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 
Long days on the beach with my son and husband. I live at the beach so when I’m gone on tour, usually for 4-6 weeks, I daydream about coming home and reading and relaxing for long hours with my toes in the sand!

Who is your current celebrity crush? 
Well, I know who my celebrity girl-crush is, if that counts. Reese Witherspoon, for sure. I love how she continuously reinvents herself and has managed to stay supremely relevant in a career where so many people seem to come and go. And she has a book club!!!

Thanks to Kristy for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers.


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19 comments:

Janine said...

I like that winters aren't too cold and we don't get all that snow that northern states get in the winter.

Tricia Gilbert said...

Beautiful sights to see and yummy food

Suburban prep said...

Because I come from the North the South has meant vacations to myself and my family.

Michelle L said...

Whenever I've visited the South, I've loved how the area is steeped in history.

Rita Wray said...

I would love to visit the historical sites.

traveler said...

The beautiful beaches and the fascinating sights.

Kelley B said...

The beach for sure!

MiamiKel said...

Looking forward to relaxing and unwinding and reading under the umbrella at the beach!

Letty Blanchard said...

The food, history, and the hospitality of people in the south.

diannekc said...

I like the beauty and history of the South and the Antebellum homes. It's so different than the Northern states.

Bonnie K. said...

The southern parts of the USA offers much history, architecture, sites to visit, and comfort food.

Jessica said...

Sweet tea!

Grandma Cootie said...

The friendliness.

Kristy Woodson Harvey said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your support means the world to me!

jean602 said...

I like the warmer weather in the south.

Linda Kish said...

I haven't been there for a really long time but when I was everyone was very friendly and the food is so darn good.

bn100 said...

food

StoreyBookLover said...

I love all of the GREEN and the trees, just beautiful!

rubynreba said...

I like the warm climate and fun things to do!