Slightly South of Simple

By Kristy Woodson Harvey

Ansley is the mother of three women, who lives alone in the quiet town of Peachtree Bluff. She runs a successful design shop named after her two youngest daughters. When her children converge on her home, they each bring along life’s trials and tribulations. However it is a shipwrecked boat that threatens to bring back a lost love and deep-rooted secrets. How will she keep her past from her girls, while maintaining her perfectly calm and peaceful life that she has finally achieved?

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Hello Everyone!

So as you may have noticed, I have been missing since February. My apologies. I have been battling some serious health issues and they completely sidelined me. This past week, I finally was able to return to work and this evening, I was finally able to sit at my desk and begin working again from home. Since April 1st, I had not been on the computer, but as of tonight, all of my emails are caught up. WHEW!

Some good news for you:

1. I believe most of the issues have been fixed on my website. I am still working on the weekly newsletter, but I should have that up and running soon. All my reviews should be visible and you can leave comments again. I am testing the website on numerous platforms, but I think that I have corrected everything. Yay!!!!!

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April 2017 New Releases

Each month, I will provide a list of new releases that you will definitely want to read.


(11th) The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White – Southern Fiction

(25th) Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey – Southern Fiction


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Enough is Enough

Hello Everyone,

As you know, I have been dealing with WordPress issues and visibility issues on this website since Nov. 8th. Apparently the latest version of WordPress has messed up numerous websites. While I have been dealing with numerous support chats and getting nowhere near a resolution, I have declared enough is enough!

What does this mean for you exactly???

  1. Every single review that has been in my pending folder, will be published.
  2. February 1st will be the start of my 2017 plans. (YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!!)
  3. I can only guarantee that the current 9 reviews will be visible on this home page. (If you click on an individual post, you could scroll through all of them, but who has time for that.)
  4. All reviews will be posted on social media. You can follow me there, to see everything as well. (See this page for the full list.)
  5. If you want to Subscribe to email updates, please fill out this form. You can choose between weekly, daily, or monthly updates.

I appreciate your continued patience as I have dealt with everything behind the scenes. I am currently working on switching my site to a more stable and reliable platform and will keep you updated on the progress. In the meantime, I want to officially close out all of my 2016 reviews, so WE can move on to brighter things in 2017. Stick around folks, because it is going to be a fantastic year!!!!

Have a wonderful night!



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My Sister’s Books Review #106

Someday, Someday, Maybe

By: Lauren Graham


Franny Banks has always wanted to be an actress. But life in New York, does not provide all the glitz and glam she was hoping for. With pressure from herself, and her intellectual father, Franny wonders how much longer she should wait, before her dream comes true. Using a daily planner, Franny sets deadlines, writes down her goals, and works hard at trying to land her breakout role.

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My Sister’s Books Review #105

Raymie Nightingale

By: Kate DiCamillo


Raymie Nightingale’s world was destroyed when her father ran off with his dental hygienist. Now to correct everything, Raymie must win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire Competition, so her picture will be in the paper and bring her daddy home. There is only a minor problem with this plan and that is the fact that Raymie doesn’t know how to twirl a baton. When she signs up for classes, she meets Louisiana and Beverly. Louisiana lives with her grandmother and is determined to win the prize money so she can get her cat back and provide food for her family. Beverly is so sick of competitions that she wants to sabotage this one, so no one will win. This unlikely trio forms a friendship that will see them through difficult times.

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Happy New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Welcome 2017! May your pages be filled with happiness, good health, and excellent books!

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The Goal versus Reality

Hi Everyone,

As you know, the goal was to post 100 reviews, before the end of the year. Well, it is New Year’s Eve, and 12 have been posted. I know this sounds like an epic failure, and I agree. However, due to complications from my website… this is the reality. I am still working on getting things corrected, which reminds me… If you do not see the 10 reviews posted today, please hit refresh. They are there.

Tomorrow, I am still planning on announcing the exciting changes and the fun things that will be happening here. Along with that, I will continue to post the remainder of my reviews. Hopefully soon, I can come on here and tell you that the site is 100% fixed and reviews will be flying your way each day.

In the meantime, I must get ready for the fireworks and hopefully my boy will be relaxed enough with our routine, that we can enter 2017, seizure-free.

Happy New Year!


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My Sister’s Books Review #104

The Other Boleyn Girl
(The Tudor Court #2)
By: Philippa Gregory

Abridged Audio

Mary Boleyn was a young girl when her family set her in the path of the King’s eye. As his interest piqued, she fell in love with the King, despite adoring his wife. As she gave birth to his children, she realizes her family is power hungry. Now forced to step aside, as her sister Anne is placed in the role of future Queen, Mary must wrestle with what her family holds dear and what her heart feels is right.

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My Sister’s Books Review #103

Naked Heat
(Nikki Heat #2)
By: Richard Castle

Unabridged Audio

Cassidy Towne is a much-hated gossip writer. When her murder body is discovered, Nikki Heat is unexpectedly reunited with Jameson Rook. As the two search for clues amongst the numerous people who had motive, Cassidy’s body goes missing. Not only does Nikki Heat have her plate full, but now that Rook is back in her life, she must face the unanswered romantic questions.  As the search for the missing body comes to an end, more bodies stack up and the whole case is turned upside down. Will Heat and Rook be able to solve the mystery before their lives are sacrificed by the haters?

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