LIES AN OTHER ACTS OF LOVE
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Published by Penguin/Berkley
Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .
After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.
Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.
But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .
Praise for LOVE AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE
"LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE establishes Kristy Woodson Harvey as a major new voice in southern fiction. This book stirred mighty emotions in me, yet left me with a sense of peace. A truly delightful read." --Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Rumor
“Kristy Woodson Harvey's sophomore effort, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE, proves that her debut, DEAR CAROLINA, was not a one-hit wonder. With tender and thoughtful writing, Kristy tells a story of a family where lies and love are intertwined--like two halves of a best friend forever necklace.” -- Tamara Welch, Traveling With T
“Kristy Woodson Harvey is an upcoming author superstar. The writing in this book is PERFECTION… It will be one of the HUGE books of Spring 2016.” --Andrea Katz, Great Thoughts
"A richly detailed, intergenerational tale of love, loss and loyalty. Harvey pulls the reader into the hearts and souls of her characters."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence
“LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE is the perfect book club book about love, marriage, sisterhood, and the lies that can destroy or save them all.” -Jill Hendrix, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance President and Fiction Addiction owner
“Harvey's second novel is full of abandon, caution, love and hurt, buoyed by two spirited women who learn how to take control and when to give it up.” -- The Salisbury Post
"Harvey crafted a story so perfectly detailed that we could imagine ourselves on a wrap around porch in the South with a tall glass of sweet tea."—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of Your Perfect Life and The Status of All Things
"Winsome and wise, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE shows us that true, strong marriages are forged as much out of pain as passion. Kristy Woodson Harvey treats both Annabelle, the young, naive heroine, and Lovey, the formidable matriarch, with skillful tenderness. Fans of Southern fiction, especially book clubs, will flock to this engaging, heartfelt story." —Sonja Yoerg,author of House Broken and Middle of Somewhere
“Harvey brings small-town North Carolina alive with spot-on details and interesting characters… the gradual revelations of “lies and other acts of love” in one North Carolina family offer insights into the complexities of life and love.” -- The Greensboro News & Record
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