Your Book Club Reads for 2020

By Kathie Bennett

Interesting plot points, issues worth discussing, flawed characters and beautiful settings are only a few of the hallmarks of a great book club book. Author Kristy Woodson Harvey is known for creating all of those things.

Her Peachtree Bluff Series—including Slightly South of SimpleThe Secret to Southern Charm and The Southern Side of Paradise—has been recommended everywhere from Southern Living to Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly to Woman’s World, as a well-written and heartwarming series that explores family relationships, female bonds and the test that long-held secrets can place on even the most sacred ties. When Ansley Murphy’s three daughters all return home at the same time a man from her past reappears, they begin to rethink what they believed about their lives and redefine what it means to be a family.

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Harvey’s charming book club kits, which include cocktail and food recipes (often inspired by her own family’s traditions), book club tips and, of course, thought-provoking, discussion-inducing questions, help ease the burden of any book club host to create a meaningful, memorable celebration.

Next April, Harvey returns with Feels Like Falling, which is sure to be another book club favorite. Working Mother, Parade and She Knows have already hailed it as the Most Anticipated Reads of 2020, and New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews called Working Mother “your next summer sizzler.” The unlikely friendship between Harvey’s protagonists Gray and Diana is the perfect story for right now, highlighting the strength of female friendship and the power that women from different worlds have to help each other recreate their lives when everything seems to be falling apart. New York Times Bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry said it’s a book that you will want to share with all your friends. So why not start with your book club?

Kristy Woodson Harvey’s book club kits are available at


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