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Publisher's Summary

Frances "Khaki" Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan - everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband's 19-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn't seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor....

©2015 Kristy Woodson Harvey (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The author is skilled in bridging the gap and showing readers that all mothers face the same trials, no matter their circumstances." ( RT Book Reviews)

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A Sweet Summer Read

I usually chose more complex books. I decided that the world is complicated plentiful. I am writing this as Covid-19 is on the rise and the US has had enough of police brutality against the black community. During the day, I am supporting #BLM by writing to the officials who can make the transformations that should have been brought about since infinitely. At night I must unplug and listen to an uncomplicated chick lite book. This story was soft and gentle. It was just what I needed—A happy ending. 😌

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Southern Women's Fiction at its very best!

Easy to listen for hours, with beautiful flowing words and descriptive language, I could picture myself in the farms of North Carolina or city streets of Manhattan. It has just enough drama to keep the book interesting and enough happiness to make you smile for days. I highly recommend this book!

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One sweet listen!

This was a wonderful story!!! I adore southern fiction, and this fits the bill. The narrators are perfect.

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Predictable and Dull

The narration was so overplayed: too Southern, too cool, too wannabe siccessful.
The story was ridiculously unoriginal.
Nothing about this book is worthwhile.

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Absolutely LOVED!!

This book is so unique in the way it unfolds, just a great book all around!

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Love Southern Fiction

I enjoyed this book and understand everything she is talking about. I live only about 30 minutes from Kinston so, all the restaurants, etc are familiar. I did however, get really tired of all the comparisons. Traveling with a tiny baby is like clearing brush for a deer stand, his hair was whiter than the baby lambs’s on the farm, it was a perfect moment like finishing a lego pirate ship, ... even at such a young age you and Alex had taken to one another like crabs to sand. A few of such makes a book fun but, there were just too many.

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well narrated and two protagonists- enjoyable read

Positive and enjoyable story with protagonists who endure realistic hardships and grow because of them

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Great southern novel!

Best southern euphemisms. Made me laugh out loud. very good story and characters to care about. I live in Carolinas and she has the culture down pat.

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The novel version of one of my former middle-schoolers papers just after I taught working figurative language into writing.

This is the single-most poorly written novel I’ve ever read. I don’t think there were two consecutive sentences that didn’t contain a goofy simile.

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