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The Southern Side of Paradise

Peachtree Bluff #3

Readers of Southern fiction will love the delightful setting, the realistic characters and the intricate plot.



Ansley Murphy should be content, Jack, the man of her dreams is back in her life again and all three of her daughters are happy. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Emerson, the youngest daughter, is recently engaged and has just landed the acting role of lifetime in LA. She seemingly has the world by the tail. Emerson’s sisters Sloane and Caroline are planning the wedding of the year, but not everything goes according to plan.

When Ansley’s 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.


Oh those Murphy women in Peachtree Bluff! They make me laugh, they make me cry and they make me rush to turn the pages of this fun and captivating book. There is never a dull moment in Ansley’s white clapboard house on the waterfront. Everytime her front door opens you may want to brace yourself for another gut-wrenching surprise. Ansley says she doesn’t really like surprises; but her mother has always told her she better get used to them, because life is nothing but one surprise after another.

Harvey’s writing is delightful and she is a great Southern storyteller. She makes me want to pop over to Peachtree Bluff to visit with Ansley, Emerson, Caroline and Sloane. It will be nice to meet Jack, but I have really wanted to meet the handsome Kyle for a long time. Not only does he personally deliver coffee to Ansley’s house, but in this book, he has come up with a new drink—the Starlite Starlet—which just made me fall in love with him all over again. and the drink sounds pretty good too...

Even though this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone, but why would you want to miss all the fun in the previous two books!

Kristy Woodsen Harvey Is a born-and-bred North Carolina girl who loves all four seasons, especially Fall in Chapel Hill, where she attended college, and Summer in Beaufort, where she and her family spend every free moment. Her previous novels include the Secret to Southern Charm, Slightly South of Simple, Dear Carolina, and Lies and Other Acts of Love. Kristy is also the founder of the popular interior design blog, Design Chic.

Thanks to Netgalley, Gallery Books and Kristy for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher Gallery Books

Published May 7, 2019

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