THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE by Kristy Woodson Harvey & Giveaway



Bestselling author, Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the third novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series. THE SOUTHERN SIDE of Paradise (GalleryBooks) features a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.


After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

My thoughts:

And after all, isn’t that what we all want. This is the third book in the Peachbluff series, but it can read as a standalone. It’s the first time I really spent some time with the gals, and I’m glad I did. I loved the relationships between the sisters, something every woman can relate to. The sweetness of THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE will have you laughing possibly crying. And Harvey’s writing is pure southern magic. Pair this read up with a delicious peach bellini.



Kristy Woodson Harvey is an internationally bestselling author. Kristy was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades including:

She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life. Design Chic is the inaugural member of the design blogger hall of fame, sponsored by Traditional Home, and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, as chosen by Roberto Cavalli. She also loves connecting with readers on

Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism and holds a master’s in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern LivingTraditional HomeParadeUSA TodayDominoOur State and O. Henry. She has been seen in,Women’s Health,The Washington PostUS News and World ReportThe Huffington Post,Marie Claire’s The FixWoman’s World, Readers’ Digest, Bustle, New York Live and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others.

She is a proud member of the Tall Poppy Writers, serves on the board of Beaufort Historical Association, and is a member of the University of North Carolina’s Women’s Leadership Council. She is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, book conferences and private events. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and seven-year-old son where she is working on her next novel.

Thanks to Kristy we have one book to giveaway. Just tell us what you love most about summer. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only, please.

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41 thoughts on “THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE by Kristy Woodson Harvey & Giveaway

    1. I love spending time with my kids without the hectic schedules we have during the school year. I also love the family vacations we take together.

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  1. I love summer because I can watch my plants grow and produce beautiful blooms. I love sitting on the porch reading during summer.

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  2. Beautiful days of sunshine,time with family, cookouts,picnics,swimming and trips to amusement parks.Great books seem to come out in the summer tooThank you for the giveaway!!

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  3. Summer is my favorite season. I love the heat, sunshine, and long days and balmy evenings. If I can I want to spend time at a beach and relax and walk along the shore, read on the sand and enjoy this short respite.

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  4. I love the warm weather and being able to spend time outdoors without having to wear a bunch of clothes. My body always feels better when it is warm, my arthritis doesn’t bother me.

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  5. I love getting my deck ready for my summer reading. I plant my flowers and veggies in pots and arrange them. I love sitting outside drinking my early morning coffee listening to the birds, and love the butterflies that come visit my flowers. I love hearing the katydids and crickets chirping at night, and I love the longer days.

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