Today is also a big day for my friend Kristy Woodson Harvey. She wrote a book! It's called Dear Carolina and is about mothers. --Perfect for Mother's Day--
The story is told from the dual perspectives of Jodi, a nineteen-year-old who's had a rough life and finds herself pregnant and alone, and Khaki, a successful interior designer whose family feels incomplete without a baby. And it.is.amazing!
Dear Carolina is set in North Carolina, which is where Kristy lives in real life with her husband and three-year-old son.
|Kristy Woodson Harvey|
I started reading an advance copy of Dear Carolina this past weekend, and I just want to lock myself away so I can tear through the rest of it (and I would be done if it hadn't been the last weekend of work on the One Room Challenge). Anyway, I just cannot wait to see what happens next. A real feat considering I know the big outline of the ending: Jodi will ask the "ultimate favor"/Khaki will adopt baby Carolina. There are so many interesting, well-developed characters in the book, and the supporting relationships in the story also contribute to the theme that families are made, not just born.
My favorite authors have a way of using words to cut right to whatever it is I'm feeling. It's like they have a special window into my soul. That's true with Dear Carolina. A story about a mother who sacrifices her own role in order to give her child the relationships she needs and a woman whose heart breaks to ask "what if I never get to buckle another baby seat into the back?"
Buy it from one of these sellers:
BARNES AND NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | BOOKS A MILLION | AMAZON | POWELLS |
|Catalano Architects via Design Chic|
To see more beautiful pictures of the houses of Dear Carolina, visit this blog post.
And enter a special contest to win a $1,000 shopping spree!!!