Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Slightly South of Simple

As I have written in my about page on my blog, I read many different genres of books, because I love diversity, sociology and culture.  I don’t believe in just reading what is familiar, that’s a good way to miss out. I read genre’s of all kinds, even ones I am not familiar with, including Women’s fiction.  Typing Women’s fiction drives me nuts, but that’s because I don’t believe gender belongs on inanimate objects.  Everything should be unisex. But that’s a different rant for another day and I am digressing.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I give it 2 stars.  It’s a good plot where 3 daughters return back to their mom’s home in Peachtree Georgia.  I am one of 3 girls so I can somewhat relate to that.  I also grew up in the south, and the story in relation to that is quite genuine. Each daughter is going through a personal crisis and they all, including their children return home to lick their wounds and start over.  Their father was tragically killed on 9/11 and mom hasn’t dated since.  Enter mom’s first love.  Predictable after that.

The book read like an old Harlequin novel.  I really didn’t like any of the characters and the story could have been so much more – more depth, more strength, more charisma.

This book is a trilogy but I can honestly say I won’t be reading it.

Thank you to NetGalley, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Gallery Books for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy my latest novel. I put so much of myself into my books and characters, but, of course, every book isn’t for everyone. I hope your next pick is something that resonates with you more! Have a good weekend and thanks for reading. Kristy

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    1. I’m sorry I didn’t either. I feel guilty when I don’t like a book, because like you said, you put so much of yourself into the books. It’s like being at a dinner party and being the only one who isn’t raving about the main course. The chef has put so much into creating a perfect meal. 96% of the reviews on Amazon gave it 4 stars and up, and it was very genuine of the South. But, as you said, not every book is for everyone. Thanks for the message Kristy. I wish you the best.


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