Review - Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey #BookReview

"In life, you have to be prepared for the surprises,
 good and bad, and take them in stride 
with grace and humility." 

Lies and Other Acts of Love
LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE (Berkley/Penguin Random House) is coming in Spring 2016. 

Kristy Woodson Harvey has once again written a heart-grabbing story of family, and what it means to love wholeheartedly even if that means the love is glued together with white lies.

"The best things in life are the unexpected ones." 

Written so beautifully and in a sweet southern voice, "Lies and Other Acts of Love" is an unexpected story examining flawed individuals, imperfect families, and the love that the one has for the other. The story gripped me from the very beginning but this story gets better as it's told and by the near end of it, my tears ran down my cheeks, and it seemed each act was increasingly unexpected. And yet the last chapter, my favorite, provided the closure needed to feel gratified by a story well told.

Kristy Woodson Harvey is fast becoming a favorite author. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good tale, decidedly gracious characters, and a charming southern place.

"But that's the thing about a secret 
that haunts your dreams and fills those
empty spaces in your mind. 
Once you know a thing so huge, 
you can never un-know it again." 

"Kristy Woodson Harvey is the author of Dear Carolina. She blogs at Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life and loves connecting with readers at She is a 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. She is a regular contributor for The Salisbury Post, Domino magazine, and Houzz. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and [young] son."
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, my dear friend, for a beautiful review, and, as usual, picking out these great quotes to share! I am so grateful for all of your support and kindness. And, you must know, that I have been ruminating over how to sign these books, which phrase to pull out that would sum things up. For Dear Carolina, I said, "However we create them, here's to our families." For LIES, I think, "The best things in life are the unexpected ones," would be just perfect! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I'm so flattered by this beautiful review! xo Kristy


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