REVIEW: What a fun time visiting old friends! I totally enjoyed Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey. It kind of felt like going home for the holidays. It soothed my homesickness this time of year.
Although, I never expect to go home during the holidays with a hurricane headed toward the hometown. In November? Right after Thanksgiving? It’s never happened before! That’s what Ansley says!
If you’ve read any of the Peachtree series, you definitely want to grab up a copy of this book. I heard there wasn’t going to be anymore in the series so, this is a bonus. I love these books and the southern voice that tells the story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from #GalleryBooks and #Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
SYNOPSIS: 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.