Slightly South of Simple: A Novel The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 1

Gallery Books - But now that her marriage to a new york high society heir has fallen apart in a very public, a pregnant Caroline decides to escape the gossipmongers with her nine-year-old daughter and head home to her mother, very embarrassing fashion, Ansley. Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart.

National bestseller *glitter guide’s “must reads for april” *popsugar’s “ultimate summer reading” *bustle’s Books to Read and Discuss With Your Mom and Grandma *New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick “One of the hottest new Southern writers. Parade from the next “major voice in southern fiction” elin hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author comes the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother—and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.

Caroline murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small southern town of peachtree bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, in the wake of her father’s death, no less—back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers.

Slightly South of Simple: A Novel The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 1 - Now the proud owner of a charming waterfront design business and finally standing on her own two feet, Ansley welcomes Caroline and her brood back with open arms. But when her second daughter sloane, and youngest daughter and successful actress Emerson join the fray, whose military husband is overseas, Ansley begins to feel like the piece of herself she had finally found might be slipping from her grasp.

Ansley has always put her three daughters first, despite what he had always promised, especially when she found out that her late husband, left her with next to nothing. Even more discomfiting, when someone from her past reappears in Ansley's life, the secret she’s harbored from her daughters their entire lives might finally be forced into the open.

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The Secret to Southern Charm The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 2

Gallery Books - Taking a cue from her middle daughter, after all this time, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, she might finally be able to have it all. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve. But when sloane’s sisters, caroline and emerson, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, remind Sloane that no matter what, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears.

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, and her grandchildren, her daughters, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

The Secret to Southern Charm The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 2 - . A 2018 spring okra pick usa today happy ever after’s best women’s fiction southern living’s most anticipated beach reads of 2018 deep south magazine’s summer reading list raleigh news & observer's “the best reads of Summer” Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books” New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick 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. Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, and second chances and proves that she is "the next major voice in Southern fiction” Elin Hilderbrand, missed opportunities, New York Times bestselling author.

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The Southern Side of Paradise The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 3

Gallery Books - Meanwhile, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, 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. 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.

But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true. 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.

The Southern Side of Paradise The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 3 - With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. 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.

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.

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Lies and Other Acts of Love

Berkley - From a “major voice in southern fiction”* comes a novel about what it really means to tell the truth. After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies. After all, have shared a lifetime of happiness, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, even through her grandfather’s declining health.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. And lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves. New york times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. But when annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems.

Lies and Other Acts of Love - She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days.

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Dear Carolina

Berkley - But as jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor. Written to baby carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don't define us--and that families aren't born, they're made.

. Although the two women couldn't seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. Jodi, pregnant, is fresh out of rehab, her husband's nineteen-year-old cousin, and alone. Dear carolina is southern fiction at its best. Beautifully written.

Dear Carolina - New york times bestselling author eileen Goudge A moving debut novel about two mothers--one biological and one adoptive--from a compelling new voice in Southern women's fiction. One baby girl. Two strong Southern women. And the most difficult decision they'll ever make. Frances "khaki" mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan--everything except the second child she has always wanted.

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Queen Bee: A Novel

William Morrow - Beekeeper holly mcnee kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. In her twentieth novel, dorothea benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.

Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home.

Maybe they will. Queen bee is a classic lowcountry tale—warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly.

Queen Bee: A Novel - Is archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. To escape the drama, holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life.

If i could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank.

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The Summer Guests

Gallery Books - They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles. Late august is a beautiful time on the Southern coast—the peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy. From the new york times bestselling author of the beach house series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances—or perhaps because of them—we discover what is most important in life.

Rather, it’s what they’ll take with them once they leave. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters isn’t what they brought with them to the mountains.

When a hurricane threatens the coasts of florida and south carolina, famed equestrian javier Angel de la Cruz, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, makeup artist Hannah McLain, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips’s daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, and island resident Cara Rutledge.

The Summer Guests - With mary alice monroe’s “usual resplendent storytelling” Patti Callahan Henry, The Summer Guests is a poignant and compelling story of self-discovery, New York Times bestselling author, love, and redemption. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. But beneath the calm surface bubbles a threat: it’s also peak hurricane season.

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Sunset Beach: A Novel

St. Martin's Press - Worse, wendy, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, now his office manager. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.

Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist. Drue campbell’s life is adrift. With no other prospects, drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. Sunset beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm.

Sunset Beach: A Novel - Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. And they’re offering her a job. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father.

With an office romance building, and a cottage in rehab, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.

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What Happens in Paradise

Little, Brown and Company - Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. Secret lives and new loves emerge in the bright caribbean sunlight, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, in the follow-up to national bestseller Winter in Paradise A year ago, was killed in a plane crash.

John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew. Now irene and her sons are back on St. But that wasn't irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. Lush with the tropical details, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, romance, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

What Happens in Paradise - John, where another woman loved him, too.

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Winter in Paradise

Little, Brown and Company - Rich with the lush beauty of the tropics and the drama, Winter in Paradise is a truly transporting novel, romance, and intrigue only Elin Hilderbrand can deliver, and the exciting start to a new series. But as she rings in the new year one cold and snowy night, away on business, everything she thought she knew falls to pieces with a shocking phone call: her beloved husband, has been killed in a plane crash.

A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to the Caribbean with New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. Before irene can even process the news, she must first confront the perplexing details of her husband's death on the distant Caribbean island of St. John. After irene and her sons arrive at this faraway paradise, they make yet another shocking discovery: her husband had been living a secret life.

Winter in Paradise - As irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family, and about their own futures. Irene steele shares her idyllic life in a beautiful Iowa City Victorian house with a husband who loves her to sky-writing, sentimental extremes.

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California Girls

MIRA - While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she’s just fine, she’s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal. Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. The california sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisterswho get dumped in the same week…Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music.

Except…when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she’s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier—and more complicated—than she imagined. Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, Ali is used to being overlooked, it’s a new low.

California Girls - . So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer—after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. And yet daniel continues to turn up “for support, ” making Ali wonder if maybe—for once—someone sees her in a way no one ever has. But side by side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with all the affection, charm and laugh-out-loud humor that is classic Susan Mallery.

Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing.

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