Publisher: Gallery Books
Genres: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.
With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.
Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.
When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.
With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).
My Review Of
The Southern Side of Paradise
I quickly fell in love with Peachtree Bluff and you fans of Gilmore Girls will appreciate it when I say that Peachtree Bluff reminded me a bit of Stars Hollow, especially the town meeting. The fact that there was a vote to allow residents to order goats to mow their lawns made me smile!
I became immersed in the Murphy girls lives and problems. Emerson, a famous movie actress is getting married while Kyle , the owner of a coffee shop that delivers and is very profitable, seems very interested in Emerson’s life…
Ansley is keeping a secret that may affect all of her daughters and Jack seems to be hiding something as well.
This story was really a beautiful tale of love, forgiveness and new beginnings. The three sisters could not be more different but their scenes together in this book made me laugh out loud!
This is the first book that I have read in this series and I am going to enjoy reading the rest of the books.
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