Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Southern Side of Paradise” by Kristy Woodson Harvey, Simon and Schuster, May 7, 2019
WOW! I loved everything in “The Southern Side of Paradise ” by Kristy Woodson Harvey. I especially love the colorful cast of characters and vivid description of the landscape, written by Kristy Woodson Harvey. This is a novel that is entertaining, intense, captivating, romantic, enthralling, heartwarming and emotional. The Genres for this Novel are Domestic Fiction, Southern Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Fiction with a dash of Romance and Suspense. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, and confused, each having their own set of problems. This is the third and last book of the Peachtree Bluff Series, and is enhanced by reading the first two books, but can be a stand alone.
This is a continuing story of family, friends, secrets, and surprises. Not all surprises tend to be good surprises. This is a story of sisterhood, mothers and daughters, and love, emotional support, and hope. The landscape of the sand and water adds flavor to the story.
Ansley Murphy and her three daughters, and family have conquered many problems together. Yet Ansley has a feeling that something major is going to happen. Her daughter Emerson has major decisions to make that will impact on her livelihood or her romance. Deep family secrets unravel, and things might never be the same.
I love the way the author discusses forgiveness, second chances, and honesty. I loved the Murphy family, and I do admit having to use some Kleenex. I hope that Kristy Woodson Harvey will bring the characters back for more adventures. Pretty, please!!!!!!
I would highly recommend this delightful, thought-provoking novel! Happy Reading!!