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Southern Side of Paradise

By: Kristy Woodson Harvey
Narrated by: Janet Metzger,Rebekkah Ross
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Publisher's Summary

From internationally best-selling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling 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).

©2019 Kristy Woodson Harvey (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Whines, “Southern Style”

I honestly could no wait for this book to be over. There was enough substance to keep me going but the females in this book are just annoying, whiny, needy, and overly dramatic. The mother came across as a nervous Nellie with extreme anxiety and a codependent relationship with her three annoying daughters. I just couldn’t stand it. I feel a little ignorant
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Not for me...

I really tried to like this book, but I found myself rolling my eyes the whole time that I just couldn't finish. If you are into chick-lit you will love this series, but it was a no for me.

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Great Read

The Southern Side of Paradise (Peachtree Bluff #3) was a great read by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Ansley should be content with the man of her dreams in her life again, and her three daughters happy. But everything seems to good to be true. Her youngest daughter and actress Emerson is recently engaged and landed the role of a lifetime. But something is worrying her and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare. Unfortunately two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff that could wreck Ansley;s happiness and tear Emerson’s world apart. Secrets that were never meant to be told, could break the powerful bond between the sisters and their mother. I loved reading this book and cant wait to read more by the author.

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Life is full of surprises!

This was such an enjoyable book. The dynamic of the sisters was very believable. I liked the swapping of POV between Ansley and Emerson because, to me, it made it more generational. Harvey did a great job of getting each of the characters’ POV represented through the mother and daughter.
Southern is as southern does, and Ansley’s voice is the epitome of southern grace and charm, while her ‘Mama Bear’ will show if tested. Best not try.

I read this book because it was the book-of-the-month in the Brenda Novak Book Group. (BNBG). I look forward to reading other books based in Peachtree Bluff.

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Heartwarming..

I absolutely love this series. a story about love, loss, joy, family, and sticking together thru thick and thin..a story with real life issues. over the last three books, I've worried and cried and laughed out loud, I feel as tho I know the Murphy women personally. I'm excited to hear how it plays out, but not looking forward to the end of this beautifully written and narrated story! ❤️

I would definitely recommend this book, to anyone who enjoys heartfelt stories.

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I loved this whole trilogy!

All 3 of the Peachtree Bluff books were very good. I laughed, I cried, I fumed, all of those emotions! When a book can pull all of those out of me it is a really good story or in this case trilogy!

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Beautiful Southern Charm!

I loved this series! The poignant, loving, caring lives of these southern ladies are endearing and unforgettable. One can’t help but fall in love with all of them.

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Great sagas

A very fun story. Ok, so the Sloane character on the 3nd story got old! Jesus if your truly southern, you'd get that. Just listen toms of fun

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So funny!

I loved the whole series. This book made me laugh out loud. So good, I laughed so hard that I cried, these characters feel like family and bring me such joy.

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great series!

I loved the entire Peach Tree Bluff series, it was a seriously easy read in hard times.