Christmas in Peachtree Bluff

Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Holiday
Source: Gallery Books ( Netgalley )

Goodreads: 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.

Ope’s Opinion: It was nice to spend some time in Peachtree Bluff with familiar characters. Kristiy Woodson Harvey had a clever way of writing in some of the history of these characters so you didn’t feel lost. It also helped me to remember the past books I read.

This was a really great way to start my holiday reading. KWH knows how to weave a story that keeps me wanting to read even when life is calling me to do other things. A wonderful escape! The ending was everything I wanted. I hope we get to visit Peachtree Bluff again.

As always, I am looking forward to her next book.

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