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Slightly South of Simple Peachtree Bluff #1

A fun and entertaining book that introduces you to a whole new set of friends and a town that you will definitely want to visit.


SUMMARY Caroline Murphy is married to a New York Manhattanite and living the high life in the greatest city in the world. The problem is her thirteen year marriage has just fallen apart in a very public and embarrassing way. All her friends knew even before she did. Her husband is leaving her for a supermodel. Caroline is six months pregnant, and needs to escape the gossip. She and her nine-year-old daughter, Vivi, head down south to her mother’s house in Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, a place she detests, but it’s just until she can figure out what to do about the implosion of her marriage. Isn’t it?

Ansley has always put her three daughters first, but now she has started her own business as a interior designer and she is very successful at it. She welcomes Caroline and Vivi back to Peachtree Bluff with open arms. But soon her second daughter Sloane, whose husband is serving in the military overseas, and her youngest daughter, Emerson, a successful actress also want to come home again. Ansley’s life is soon overwhelmed with the needs and demands of her three daughters, her three and soon to be four grandkids, a grumpy neighbor, and her eighty-three year old mother who has broken her foot. Ansley has no time for herself and has just been asked to take to take on new design project for boat in need of restoration. She is completely gobsmacked when she discovers the boat is owned by Jack, her first love when she was sixteen years old. Jack knows all of Ansley’s family secrets, secrets which Ansley would just as well keep secret.

“But this was the thing about sisters. No matter how much you laughed, no matter how many hours you talked, no matter how much time you got to spend together, it never seem like quite enough.”

REVIEW Slightly South of Simple explores the unique bonds between sisters, and between mothers and their daughters. It’s about the people that are there for you when times get tough, and the sacrifices we make for family. The setting in Peachtree Bluff is enchanting and delightful. It’s a small harbor town, complete with a boardwalk, marina, and a island mecca perfect for parties. It’s a place where you know everyone, and your specially made coffee concoction is hand delivered to you every morning. Who wouldn’t want that! Kristy Harvey is a great storyteller. Her writing is smooth and easy and the characters soon become your friends. If you are looking for a great beach read, or a fun book by the fire the first two books in the Peachtree Bluff series are it: Slightly South of Simple and The Secret of Southern Charm. Publisher Gallery Books. Book Published April 25, 2017.

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