The University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Author Series 2023-2024 begins Wednesday, October 25 at The Belfair Clubhouse. The author, Mary Kay Andrews, will be discussing her new book Bright Lights, Big Christmas.


It’s a long way from a Christmas tree farm in the mountains of North Carolina to a certain street corner in Greenwich Village, but Kerry Tolliver—newly unemployed and romantically unattached—reluctantly agrees to make the trek and live in a tiny vintage camper with her gruff older brother (and his dog, Queenie) out of family loyalty. Selling Christmas trees at the family’s stand on a New York City sidewalk, Kerry begins to feel at home, succumbing to the charms of the quirky neighborhood, and making new friends who become like family . . . and maybe more. Surrounded by warm childhood memories, sparkling possibility, and the magic of Christmas, will this small-town girl surrender her heart to the bright lights of the big city?


Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and thirty novels, including The

Mary Kay Andrews

Homewreckers, The Santa Suit, The Newcomer, The High Tide ClubThe Weekenders, Ladies’ Night, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Join us for lunch with author Mary Kay Andrews at Belfair Country Club on Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00 PM. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be signing books.   Reservations must be made by September 27.  Tickets are $60. The Lunch with Author series will continue on November 7, with Tracey Enerson Wood and her book The President’s Wife. For additional information go to USCBCENTERFORTHEARTS.COM or call 843-521-4145.

If You Go:

What: USCB Lunch with Author Series featuring Author Mary Kay Andrews

Where: Belfair Clubhouse, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910

When: Tuesday, October 25 at noon.

Tickets: Tickets are $60.

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