Friday, May 10, 2019

What is Kristy Woodson Harvey reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of The Southern Side of Paradise.

Her entry begins:
I am currently reading I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán. It is an insightful and very timely book about a woman whose best friend dies suddenly—of an accidental opioid overdose. In the aftermath of her friend Jenny’s death, Penelope begins to question everything: her career, her marriage, and her relationships with her brother and father. Instead of burying her head in the sand, she decides to face her troubles head on. She and her husband Sanjay make a pact to...[read on]
About The Southern Side of Paradise, from the publisher:
From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling 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).
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