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A New Book You Must Read + a Giveaway!

Secret to Southern Charm, new book from Kristy Woodson Harvey

In yesterday’s post, I shared a recap of the books I read in March, so you may be surprised to see me talking about reading again. But I promise this is for good reason. An absolute must-read for spring, The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey comes out today!

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I was lucky enough to meet Kristy when I was writing for Glitter Guide. She then shared an advance copy of her last book, Slightly South of Simple with me last year. I may not live in the south (anymore), but felt a connection to the story about a trio of sisters and their mother. It was juicy, endearing, and left me begging for a sequel. Luckily, that sequel is here!

About the Author

It’s worth taking a second to say something about Kristy. Even though we’ve never met in person, she is clearly one of the hardest working, most genuine people ever. She makes a point to connect personally with her readers and friends, striving to stay in touch and remember the littlest details about her supporters.

And is she ever hustling, too! She writes such fun books, but also does a ton of her PR, outreach, and self promotion herself. It makes me love her and her books even more! Did I mention she’s also an incredible interior designer & blogger? Her love of design is peppered throughout the books, which makes it an especially fun read for a design-lover like me.

Why You Should Read The Secret to Southern Charm

Honestly, you must start with the first in the Peachtree Bluff series. I guarantee you will fly through it because it’s a fun and suspenseful read. Not stressful suspenseful (a la Gone Girl), just interesting! You’ll fall in love with the characters and definitely want to know more about their story.

In my opinion, Kristy’s second book is the perfect follow-up. I don’t want to say too much because it might spoil it for many of you. Suffice it to say if you have any spring break or early summer trips coming up, stow this in your beach bag immediately! Or, if you’re just dreaming of warmer days, love stories about women and families, are a beach-lover, or just need a new book to read — then I think you’ll enjoy it.

Want Your Own Copy (plus some wine!)?

I absolutely love when I get to share my excitement with you about something I love. Even better when I can give it away for free! Kristy is graciously offering one of  YOU a hard copy of the book plus a bottle of One Hope wine that just so happens to be covered in gold glitter (see the photo below).

This would make for the perfect night in or companion for your next trip (as long as you’re not pregnant). I really hope one of you will really get to enjoy this little gift — or perhaps turn it into a sweet mother’s day gift. Hint hint!

There are two ways to enter:

  1. Comment below, telling me about your favorite place to read. It could be your couch, the beach, or a dream vacation spot where you wish you could read The Secret to Southern Charm.
  2. Follow me on Instagram (@bubblydesignco) and look for the post later today about The Secret to Southern Charm. Add a comment on Instagram for a second entry into the giveaway.

Each comment will count as one entry. You can only enter ONCE per entry mechanism.

Good luck! And thank you for being a Bubbly Design Co. supporter! It’s because of you that I get these great opportunities and I always aim to share back with you.

Secret to Southern Charm, new book from Kristy Woodson Harvey

Giveaway Terms: Only open to US residents. Must enter by commenting on my Instagram post about The Secret to Southern Charm or commenting on this blog post only. Each person may enter only once per entry mechanism. The winner will be chosen on Saturday April 7th at 10am EST and will be contacted via email or Instagram comment (depending on their entry mechanism). They will have 48 hours to reply, otherwise a back-up winner will be selected. Prizes will be shipped directly to the winner by the author and are not the responsibility of Bubbly Design Co. 

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  • Reply
    April 3, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    My favorite place to read is definitely on my couch, snuggled up in my favorite cozy blanket, with a candle lit in the background. Perfection!

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    April 3, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    My favorite place to read is in my bed……but it also makes me stay up to late reading “just one more chapter”.

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    Presh Design Co. (Destiny McNutt)
    April 4, 2018 at 2:14 am

    My favorite place to read is the couch! It’s comfy and there’s a good lamp nearby! I wish I could read at the beach! Sooo ready for Summer vacation!

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    Jeanine Page
    April 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I love reading in our sunroom, it is snowing still in Michigan, so I’ll wait a bit. For now it will be snuggled up with a quilt on the couch.

    Thanks for the offer!

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      Jess at Bubbly Design Co.
      April 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Fingers crossed the snow is almost gone and you get to enjoy a sunny day out there very soon. xo

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    Wanda grose
    April 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    On the beach is the best place to read!

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    April 4, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Reading anytime and anywhere is always a bonus. I think maybe reading in my bed with a comfy blanket and pillows stacked high is one of my favorite places.

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    Kristen Brown
    April 4, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    My favorite place to read is outside- either at the beach, the pool or in a breezy screeened in porch.

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    April 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    My favorite place to read is in a hammock, preferably by the lake with a nice breeze! Thanks for such a fun giveaway! 🙂

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      Jess at Bubbly Design Co.
      April 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Oh my gosh, I didn’t even think about a hammock. What a great idea! Thanks for entering 🙂

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    Suzanne W
    April 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I love to read on our back porch. We built it and I found the perfect reading chair for the space!

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    Amanda moore
    April 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    The beach

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    Kristy Harvey
    April 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you so much for all your support and for hosting this giveaway! 🙂 🙂

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    Michelle S.
    April 6, 2018 at 2:42 am

    On my back patio while listening to the birds.

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    Julie Holden
    April 6, 2018 at 10:26 am

    My fave place to read is in bed and I read past my bedtime, lol!

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    April 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I would love to be on any beach reading this!

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