Kristy Woodson Harvey Shares Her Summer Reads + Giveaway of DEAR CAROLINA


I’m a northern girl, so there’s a lot about southern living I don’t understand, like collard greens and unsweetened ice tea. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s touching book, DEAR CAROLINA, made me fall in love with every part. I adored the lovingly described canned goods, the colorful phrases that one would only hear in the south, and the overall…
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Summer Days, Reading Away….


One of my favorite things to do is share book recommendations! In fact, when we decided that this week would be summer reading recs, I was super-excited. But when I sat down to write the post, I froze. How do I even begin to narrow down this list? THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS TO READ….
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It’s Summer! Now, Get Reading.


Karma’s summer reading list: I’m SHOWING rather than TELLING today … Books: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake (Amy E. Reichert) In the Unlikely Event (Judy Blume) Pretty Baby (Mary Kubica) Nothing Like Love (Sabrina Ramnanan) Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)


News Flash: Vacation weekends, a book signing, & a Giveaway!


Congratulations to Beth Weaver and Michele Bosc, winners of e-book copies of Roni Loren’s NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of guest author Lori Nelson Spielman’s SWEET FORGIVENESS… Reminder: We’re still taking applications for the Deb Class of 2016! You have until July 17th to submit your application. Looking forward…
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Lori Nelson Spielman on SWEET FORGIVENESS, Perseverance, & a Giveaway!

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One of the most amazing things about joining the wild world of publishing is how much support I’ve received, especially from “been there, done that, have learned some stuff” authors who have kindly shared their time and wisdom. And international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman is at the top of that list — I’m convinced…
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Reviews: Read ‘Em & Weep (Or Laugh)


Not long after TINY PRETTY THINGS went into copyedits, Dhonielle and I chatted about reviews. We know the drill: Do not engage. And that was the plan from the start. But in our heads, we couldn’t help but compose our own worst review. It would say things like: “These girls are unlikable.” “This book is…
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