Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her “Peachtree Bluff” series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

In THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, (GalleryBooks), after finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world falls apart. She can barely climb out of bed, much less be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides much-needed help as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry reveals secrets from her past.

When Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, they’ll help her, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears.

Kristy has this homey way of writing that you just want to sit down with a cuppa and relax with the novel. THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM has mothers, daughters, sisters, secrets and love; what more could you ask for? Another book to put on your TBR!



Kristy Woodson Harvey is the national bestselling author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015), Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017). Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, has been optioned for film and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists. Lies and Other Acts of Love was a Romantic Times top pick, a Southern Booksellers Okra Pick and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Slightly South of Simple was a Southern Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, one of PopSugar’s picks for “Ultimate Summer Reading” and one of Glitter Guide’s “Must-Reads for April.”

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Harvey 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.

Thanks to Kristy, we have one copy of THE SECRET to SOUTHERN CHARM to giveaway. Please tell us how you define “southern charm.” We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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32 thoughts on “THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM by Kristy Woodson Harvey & GIVEAWAY

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this! I define southern charm as having good “old school” manners such as being extra polite to ladies, opening car doors, pulling out chairs, etc.

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  2. I loved her first book and would love to win this one. My definition of southern charm is having manners and drinking sweet tea and wearing white gloves when they were fashionable to do so.

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  3. I just loved reading Slightly South of Simple and can’t wait to be able to read this. I believe southern charm is being more laid back, more polite, having really good manners and treating women extra special and of course, drinking sweet tea!

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  4. This books sounds so good! Southern charm – after reading so many novels the first thing that pops in my mind is a glass of sweet tea, slightly sweaty because of the heat, and ladies wearing dresses instead of slacks ha ha.

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  5. I like to think Southern Charm is when you use your “Southernness” kindly towards others, but many use it for manipulation. You think they’re being nice, but you better watch your back. Either way, take a casserole.


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  6. Southern charm is iced tea on the porch, friendliness, proper manners and introductions. Gentle horses to ride, and slower pace of life.


  7. When I think of Southern charm, good manners come to mind. Being polite and providing warm hospitality towards guests and visitors.


  8. Southern Charm means a tall cold glass of sweet tea, being charming, minding your manners, friendly. Thank you for the chance.


  9. Southern Charm is manners, sweet tea, magnolias, and saying “y’all.” I loved her first book. I’m reading it again so I’m ready for the new one! I love being from the South!


  10. Southern charm is being kind and courteous. Always concerned about other people. I remember my Grandmother who had sweet tea and always wanted to know if we had something to eat. When she was in her bed dying, she asked if anyone wanted something to eat.


  11. Can’t wait to pick up on the story…loved SSoS! I think Southern Charm is thinking before you speak, never intentionally hurting someone’s feelings, manners, respect.


  12. Good manners and sweet tea. Laid back lifestyle. Gracious ladies, charming gentlemen. Thanks for the chance.


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