"Fabulous read on daily life inside a plantation home pre, during and post civil war. Easy read, and once past the first few chapters, could not put the book down. Heart warming throughout, and brought tears in the last chapter. GREAT WORK, Mrs. Poovey! AND, a must read for anyone who has visited, lived, or studied life in the low country of South Carolina!! "

"It pairs perfectly with coffee and chocolate."

"I was up half the night because I couldn't stop reading!"

"I absolutely loved this book!!!! It made me laugh, cry and unable to put it down!!!!!!"

"Loved, loved your book Kim. Please write another!!"

"Not only did I "like" it, I loved it!"

"The book is fabulous...started it at night-finished it two mornings later; couldn't put it down."

Saturday, March 14, 2015

50 Shades of Mohair

50 Shades of Mohair (with a touch of cat hair:).
Silvery gray, pearlescent white, coffee brown, tawny tan, dusky black…ahh, the enticing shades of teddy bear mohair. In the dusty corner of attics to the deep recesses of ambrosial scented cedar chests reside the tantalizingly cuddly cohorts of childhood. With the seductive allure of glassy eyes, soft embroidered lips, and moveable limbs, the teddy bear is childhood’s hero, guarding little ones from the ever present dangers lurking beneath beds or within the darkness of closets. These cuddly companions provide comfort, friendship, and unmitigated devotion. A dedicated lot, they endure a mélange of frivolity such as the provocative enticement of tea parties, late night sleepovers, not to mention dressing up in all manner of costuming engaging in make-believe play. Their cottony memories safeguard childhood secrets and confessions while woolly mohair is bathed in the salty tears of disenchantment.
What begins as a soft furry playmate slowly morphs into a ragged companion enduring loss of stuffing, mending, petting, and snuggling. Fur fades, mohair wears, and glass eyes are lost, yet these treasured comrades persist, evoking a sense of contentment and gratification lasting a lifetime. Surrender to the repressed yearning of childhood merriment by indulging in a night of peace and tranquility found in the cuddly companionship of a mohair teddy bear.

Bearton Abbey Resumes!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Through Button Eyes: Memoirs of an Edwardian Teddy Bear, An Heirloom Story

Meet Sir Bearsley Tolpuddles, star of the soon to be released novel Through Button Eyes by author Kim Poovey.
Discover history of the Edwardian era and beyond through the eyes of an antique mohair teddy bear.
Stay tuned for more...