This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Christmas in Peachtree Bluff
Summary: In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown—and the holiday season in the process.
When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother, Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband, James, announce they are divorcing—and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response—Caroline, at her wits end, can’t think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?
Quite a lot, as it turns out.
As the “storm of the century” heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband, Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they’re planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi’s recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly…and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it’s up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline’s boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town—as well as their family.
In “pitch perfect tones” (Publishers Weekly) and written with her signature Southern charm, New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey explores the magic of Christmas, the power of forgiveness, and the importance of family in a tale that reminds us that, no matter the circumstances, home is always where we belong—especially during the holidays.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Having been a fan of Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm and The Southern Side of Paradise– when hearing about Christmas in Peachtree Bluff, I knew I had to have it. Plus, that cover! SO Christmas-y!
Kristy Woodson Harvey has long time been my go-to author for a summer read. Something that gets me anticipating the long days of summer, the smell of sunscreen, the feel of the sun on my shoulders, my body sliding through the water as I swim to the deep end. I never had any doubt that she could do a Christmas themed novel- but if YOU do, let me say it loud for the people in the back- KWH can write the heck out of a Christmas themed novel. The traditions the Murphy family have, the magic charm of Peachtree Bluff (which may be even more magical in the winter!) and the strength of family really made this book stand out amongst the Christmas reads I did read (and the ones I still need to read!)
What I liked:
The COVER. It’s gorgeous. So perfect for Christmas!
The bonds between the Murphy family. These are strong bonds and while they may get frustrated with each other from time to time, they are there for each other in the most amazing ways.
The ending. While I do feel the Peachtree Bluff series is over, I also love how KWH did leave room for some type of reunion or for these characters to possibly pop up in a future book in some way….
Bottom line: If you love Christmas themed books and you loved the Murphy women, then Christmas in Peachtree Bluff is for you!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T