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April 24, 2018

The Secret to Southern Charm at the Jersey Shore

This past weekend, the Jersey Shore showed some northern hospitality to our southern friend, author and blogger, Kristy Woodson Harvey!

Book Signing Event with Kristy Woodson Harvey

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For her only tour stop in New Jersey, Kristy chose a wonderful place to meet and greet her fans.  The event was held at the beautiful store, Root Home Decor and Interior Design in Manasquan, New Jersey, the perfect backdrop to discuss her most recent novel, The Secret to Southern Charm. This is the second book in her Peachtree Bluff series and if you are familiar with the first one, Slightly South of Simple, you know that interior design plays a big part in the story.

Kristy Woodson Harvey discusses The Secret to Southern Charm

Kristy gave an entertaining talk about her background and answered questions about the book.  She was gracious, funny and as lovely as you would imagine.  She also took the time to talk with each person and of course, take a few photos...

Group photo at Book Signing Even for the Secret to Southern Charm

As a longtime fan of all her novels as well as her blog, Design Chic, I was thrilled to finally meet her in person.  I really enjoyed discussing her latest novel with her.

Book Signing with Kristy Woodson Harvey

I also enjoyed browsing around and looking at the pretty displays.  The store design fit so well with the coastal style of the homes described in the book.

Root Store in Manasquan, NJ

Not only was the store beautiful but everyone from Root and Booktowne (the local bookstore running the event), was so friendly and welcoming.  I could have stayed there all day just to hang out!

Root Interior Design

And to shop, of course... Look at all the coastal gorgeousness!  The owner/designer was such a fun guy too.  I could imagine what a blast it would be to have him design a room!

Coastal Decor at Root in Manasquan, NJ

Coastal Decor at the Jersey Shore

I hope Kristy enjoyed her time in New Jersey as much as we enjoyed having her!  Hopefully, she will make another stop here when she tours for her next book.

If you are ever in Manasquan, New Jersey, be sure to stop by Root Home Decor and Interior Design and Booktowne.  Let's remember to visit those local businesses!

And the next time you are in your local bookstore, don't forget to pick up Kristy Woodson Harvey's novel, The Secret to Southern Charm.  If your local store is sold out, you can always use my link at Amazon to purchase it.

The Secret to Southern Charm Book Signing Event

Be sure to check Kristy's tour schedule to see if she is coming to your town.  Her tour schedule is listed on her website, Kristy Woodson Harvey and at the bottom of each post on her blog, Design Chic.

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day. The location was perfect. And, I love your top!

  2. I love all of her books and look forward to the next one. It looks like a wonderful place to meet her!

  3. I love the look of the coastal-inspired shop.

  4. Thank you SO much, sweet friend for your kind words and for coming to Root Home Decor - it was a highlight! You're the best!

  5. How fun that you two had the opportunity to meet! You both look beautiful and I could spend hours in that store!!

  6. Isn't Kristy sweet? Looks like it was a wonderful day! Love the pic of the two of you! Have a great week.

  7. this looks like a really nice home store to visit. How fun to meet Kristy and to read her book series. I will have to put these on my reading list!!


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