Thank you all so very much for taking the time to enter the FrenchGardenHouse Reader Appreciation GIVEAWAY for the Amazing Summer Reading Tote!

Sponsored by Southern Author Kristy Woodson Harvey, it comes with her brilliant book Slightly South of Simple, and summer treats.

I have loved getting to know so many of you who are new to our circle of friends on the blog, and hope that you will continue to visit me here, and join our conversations.


I appreciate each and every one of you. I know there are lots of ways you can spend your precious free time, and I’m always thankful when you spend some of it with me!

We randomly chose a winner this morning, and announced it on our FrenchGardenHouse FaceBook Page. {do you follow me there and like me? Hoping}

Congratulations to DIANA LUCAS. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did, and take your tote to the beach!


A special thank you to Kristy, who is being hailed as the “it girl” of Southern writers.   I love each and every one of her books, but this one?

This one is destined to become a fabulous movie, or mini-series.



If you want to order the book, you can click on the little Amazon link below, and join all of us who adore this book!



You can read more about Kristy HERE

and take a tour of her Southern Home HERE

You can visit Kristy on her website Kristy Woodson Harvey.

Thanks again for taking the time to read, and join in our conversation! It’s the miracle of the internet, isn’t it, that we can all connect, and become friends with our kindred spirits. I love that.

WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER? Please share any great books, I’m always looking for my next amazing book!

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  1. Thank you Shirley, for taking the time to leave a comment, friend. I would love to meet Kristy, she is such a talent, not to mention an admirable, inspiring young woman. xo

  2. Diana Lucas

    Thank you so much, Lidy and Kristy! I am so excited to have won this giveaway and can’t wait to read the book. What a treat and a delightful way to start the summer! I love your blog Lidy, and have taken away many beautiful ideas to use myself. Thanks again. Take care, Diana

    1. Diana, so excited for you. You will LOVE this book, it’s such a great story! Please let me know when your parcel arrives, and when you finish the book.

  3. Taunya Daley

    Thank you Lidy for recomending Slightly South of Simple, I loved it, I had a feeling I would enjoy anything you suggest!
    I also enjoy stories that take place in France, I’m presently reading The French Guesthouse!
    Warmest regards, Taunya

  4. Thank you Taunya! Have you read Kristy’s other books? You’d love all of them, I did. Thank you too, for the suggestion of The French Guesthouse, I’m putting that on my “get it” list!

  5. Hooray! Thanks for running this great giveaway, Lidy. I am so grateful to you–and so excited that Diana won. I hope you enjoy your goodies, Diana! xo Kristy

    1. Thank YOU, Kristy! I am sure that Diana will enjoy every single word of your book, and everything else!

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