Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Review: The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey

The Southern Side of Paradise
by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  The third in a series that I highly suggest starting at book one because you will be missing out on major character developments if you skip around in this series.  With that said my review below could have spoilers, so beware to read ahead if you want to read this series from the beginning.  

Three sisters have returned to a small town in Georgia to each put their lives back together for one reason or another.  This third book centers around the youngest daughter, Emerson, who yearns to return to LA and keep working on her acting career, but a relationship from her past has returned and it may just keep her in Georgia and questioning her future.  Her older sisters hope to help her find the right path for herself.  

I knew going into this book that I was excited to read another installment with these women, the three sisters and their mother each have just the right level of drama to keep the book moving, but not too much to feel like a soap opera!  Kristy Woodson Harvey's writing just flows with ease and each character seems distinct but still connected in just the right place.

I love this series and wouldn't mind another installment to keep track of the Murphy women and see where they go next.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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