Are you as surprised as I am that we’re almost at summer? As unbelievable as it seems, summer is just a few short weeks away.  The fabulous book, Slightly South of Simple,  was officially released April 25th. And it is the best summertime read!




Reading a truly good book is one of my most luxurious pleasures.

You might have met Kristy when I wrote about her book Lies and Other Acts of Love.





And Kristy gave us a tour of her home filled with southern charm.





This new book is the first of three. And you will fall in love with the women in this book. 







The characters are just like all of us. Women who aren’t perfect, but try their best to make each day the best they can.






Ansley has always put her three daughters first, especially when she found out that her late husband, despite what he had always promised, left her with next to nothing. Now the proud owner of a charming waterfront design business and finally standing on her own two feet, Ansley welcomes Caroline and her brood back with open arms. But when her second daughter Sloane, whose military husband is overseas, and youngest daughter and successful actress Emerson join the fray, Ansley begins to feel like the piece of herself she had finally found might be slipping from her grasp. Even more discomfiting, when someone from her past reappears in Ansley’s life, the secret she’s harbored from her daughters their entire lives might finally be forced into the open.

Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart.

Kristy is generously giving one lucky reader of the FrenchGardenHouse blog a summer treat!  It’s so easy!  




She’s filling a tote bag with the book, a book light, a KWH cup, and cozy to keep your water cold, and a beautiful candle to bring a beautiful scent to your summer evenings.

I am so thankful to Kristy for her generosity to the FrenchGardenHouse readers!  And if you just can’t wait, and are desperate for copy of this fantastic book, you can buy one here:


Slightly South of Simple: A Novel (The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 1)

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