This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Secret To Southern Charm
Summary: Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring 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.
Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Am I the biggest Kristy Woodson Harvey fan in the world? I like to think so after LOVING Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, Slightly South of Simple and now The Secret To Southern Charm.
The Secret To Southern Charm picks up where Slightly South of Simple left off and we are all up in the middle of some Peachtree Bluff drama.
What I Liked:
How real Sloane was. Yes, she was a basket case. Yes, she did some overindulging in shopping therapy. While I am not a military wife or girlfriend- I, once upon a time, dated someone that was no longer in the military and often talked about going back to enlist again and while I encouraged him to follow his dreams- it did cross my mind as to how I would handle him being away, overseas, putting his life in danger. So, Sloane to me was real. She handled things in the best way she knew.
The letters between Adam and Sloane. The written word always makes me feel warm and fuzzy and I could see Sloane clinging to them and her children while waiting for news.
The cover. Well actually both covers. I loved the original one, but now I even like the navy blue bathing suit SO. MUCH. BETTER. More eye-popping!
The sisters. I love Caroline, Sloane and Emerson. Love their fights, how they support each other. They are the cat’s pajamas when it comes to sister relationships.
Bottom line: If this book is not on your spring or summer reading list- you are missing out!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
**The Secret To Southern Charm is an April #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**
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T @ Traveling With T
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