My Sister’s Books Review #76

Dear Carolina

By: Kristy Woodson Harvey


Khaki Mason is an interior designer, who loves her husband and her son, but she desires to expand her family. Dealing with a newly diagnosed health issue, she sees numerous doctors to help her get pregnant. Jodi is her husband’s young cousin who has struggled with alcoholism. When Jodi finds out she is pregnant, Khaki does her best to help Jodi find her way as a new single mom. Despite how much Jodi loves her daughter Carolina, she knows Khaki would be a better mother and therefore she decides to ask Khaki to raise her baby. This is the story of these two Southern mothers, told through their letters to baby Carolina.

This unique book is a sweet story that shows what truly makes a family, is love. Filled with Southern colloquialisms, readers will be transported straight to the heart of North Carolina and the Mason’s farm. Family is created through love and the choices the members make to protect it and this book is a prime example of the love it takes to keep a family together. Dear Carolina is an uplifting story with morals. The story is told by switching between the letters from Khaki and Jodi, flowing eloquently to tell how Carolina came to be and even what is possibly in store for their future.


I fell in love with this book, from the very first letter. Between the unique set-up and the page turning plot, I am now hooked on this authors work. I highly recommend you read Dear Carolina!


This review was written for Sasee Magazine and My Sister’s Books.

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