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It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to read a book. I see books that I would like to dive into, make lists based off of your recommendations, but I never actually get the chance to pick them up. Life gets busy. So when I found out that Kristy Woodson Harvey from the blog Design Chic wrote a book and offered to send me a copy, I jumped at the opportunity.
I had seen her book, Dear Carolina, reviewed on a few blogs, it looked interesting and I was right! As soon as it arrived, I cracked the cover and I was hooked. I didn't do laundry, cook or clean up for a day and a half. I just wanted to read Kristy's touching tale.
Here is the official description.
One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.
Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…
Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…
While there was a lot to like about this story, what I enjoyed most was the friendship between the two main characters as they tried to raise their baby girl. I loved the portrayal of such a supportive and nurturing relationship between these women. All too often, story lines have the female leads pitted against one another. Kristy has created two very strong ladies, from two very different worlds, building each other up instead.
It's a very sweet story of modern friendship, family and motherhood that left me in tears and the well-defined characters lingering in my mind.
Which is great, because who knows when I'll have the time to read another book.
What are you reading lately?
*Kristy provided me with a copy of her book, but all opinions expressed are my very own.
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