Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey & TWO (2) GIVEAWAYS

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by Berkley

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies. 
Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.
But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

My Thoughts…

Lies and Other Acts of Love is the deepest, truest book I have ever read of family loyalty, respect, and love.     While this is told by two women in different places in their lives their stories are so similar.    The love that they feel, the reactions they have, and the trust they have is so incredible.      Annabelle marries that “love of her life” after only knowing him for 3 days.   Lovey is dealing with a sick husband, who is the love of her life. 

Sometimes when a story is told by two different characters one story is strong or more prevalent than the other.    This is entirely untrue of this book.    Both stories are wonderful with tons of love and twists.      There is the usual family dramas and fights but it is evident that through it all they will support each other no matter the outcomes.    I love the family dynamic the most.    Aunts, grandparents, in-laws, husbands, mothers, and sisters are all part of this huge and loving family.   

There are some tough subjects within the story.   There is sickness, death, cheating, and adoption.   While these could change the tone of the book they do not.   They add to the depth and the fun of the story.    There were way more fun and humorous parts to Lies and Other Acts of Love.   I found myself worried, concerned, smiling, and even giggling a little bit. 

I definitely recommend getting your copy of this southern charm story.     I cannot wait to read more from Kristy Woodson Harvey. 

Buy Links 

"LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE establishes Kristy Woodson Harvey as a major new voice in southern fiction. This book stirred mighty emotions in me, yet left me with a sense of peace. A truly delightful read." --Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Rumor

“Kristy Woodson Harvey's sophomore effort, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE, proves that her debut, DEAR CAROLINA, was not a one-hit wonder. With tender and thoughtful writing, Kristy tells a story of a family where lies and love are intertwined--like two halves of a best friend forever necklace.” -- Tamara Welch, Traveling With T

“Kristy Woodson Harvey is an upcoming author superstar. The writing in this book is PERFECTION… It will be one of the HUGE books of Spring 2016.” --Andrea Katz, Great Thoughts

"A richly detailed, intergenerational tale of love, loss and loyalty. Harvey pulls the reader into the hearts and souls of her characters."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE  is the perfect book club book about love, marriage, sisterhood, and the lies that can destroy or save them all.” -Jill Hendrix, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance President and Fiction Addiction owner

“Harvey's second novel is full of abandon, caution, love and hurt, buoyed by two spirited women who learn how to take control and when to give it up.” -- The Salisbury Post

"Harvey crafted a story so perfectly detailed that we could imagine ourselves on a wrap around porch in the South with a tall glass of sweet tea."—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of Your Perfect Life and The Status of All Things

"Winsome and wise, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE shows us that true, strong marriages are forged as much out of pain as passion. Kristy Woodson Harvey treats both Annabelle, the young, naive heroine, and Lovey, the formidable matriarch, with skillful tenderness. Fans of Southern fiction, especially book clubs, will flock to this engaging, heartfelt story." —Sonja Yoerg,author of House Broken and Middle of Somewhere

“Harvey brings small-town North Carolina alive with spot-on details and interesting characters… the gradual revelations of “lies and otheracts of love” in one North Carolina family offer insights into the complexities of life and love.” -- The Greensboro News & Record

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