Nicole Says… Read This Book by Kristy Woodson Harvey

By Nicole McManus

Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Dear Carolina
by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Khaki Mason is an interior designer who loves her husband and her son, but would love to have another baby. Dealing with a newly diagnosed health issue, Khaki sees numerous doctors to help her get pregnant. Jodi is her husband’s young cousin who has struggled with alcoholism, and when Jodi finds out she is pregnant, Khaki does her best to help Jodi find her way as a new single mom. As much as Jodi loves her daughter, Carolina, she knows Khaki would be a better mother and makes the decision to ask Khaki to raise her baby. This is the story of these two southern mothers, told through their letters to baby Carolina.

This unique book is a sweet story about love and family. Filled with southern colloquialisms, readers will be transported straight to the heart of North Carolina, and the Mason’s farm. The story of how this family loves and stays together will keep readers turning the pages. Dear Carolina is an uplifting story with a strong message. The story is told by switching between the letters from Khaki and Jodi, flowing eloquently and revealing how Carolina came to be and even what may be in store for their future.

This is my first book narrated through letters from the main characters. The premise of this story intrigued me, and I really enjoyed this fast, delightful read. The affection that Khaki has for everyone in her family shines through the pages. Dear Carolina is Kristy Woodson Harvey’s debut novel, and hopefully it won’t be her last. If you enjoy Southern Literature as much as I do, you’ll want to make note of this author.

About this writer

  • Nicole McManus Nicole McManus loves to read, to the point that she is sure she was born with a book in her hands. She writes book reviews in the hopes of helping others find the magic in reading. Contact her at

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One Response to “Nicole Says… Read This Book by Kristy Woodson Harvey”

  1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so, so much for recommending Dear Carolina, Nicole. I am so flattered and thrilled that you enjoyed it and can’t tell you how much I appreciate your sharing my book with your readers. Have a wonderful night! Kristy

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