book giveaway contest 

the southern side of paradise 

Peachtree Bluff Series

By Kristy Woodson Harvey 

Thanks to everyone for entering!  

April 22-May 7, 2019


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Congratulations to the Lucky  Winner:

Barbara Peach - North Carolina

A Paperback 

(3 Book Complete Series Set) 

Book Giveaway Contest:   
For the U.S. Only

(1 of 1) Paperback
(3 Book Complete Series Set) 

Peachtree Bluff Series
Dates: April 22-May 7, 2019

#3 The Southern Side of Paradise

#2 The Secret to Southern Charm

#1 Slightly South of Simple 

Official Rules: Open to US residents only. By submitting your entry to this contest you give Judith D Collins permission to add your name, email address, and mailing address to her mailing lists. The contest will take place from April 22-May 7, 2019. One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Any entries received after that are invalid. This prize has no cash value and no cash will be exchanged. No purchase necessary to enter. All entry forms must be complete to be valid. Void where prohibited. 
Winner to be announced by email and May Q&A Newsletter. 



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Praise For The Peachtree Bluff Series

“One of the hottest new Southern writers.”

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“Fans of Nancy Thayer and Patti Callahan Henry will devour this story of the first of three sisters, the men in their lives, and the mother who bonds them all.”

“Harvey’s devotion to realistic character development pays off by the end of the novel, which provides clear resolutions to some plots and leaves other hanging in a way that practically begs for a sequel . . . Slightly South of Simple is so warm, inviting and real . . .”

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.”
—Huffington Post

“With a charming, coastal Southern setting, Slightly South of Simple is a heartfelt story about the universal themes of love, loss, forgiveness, and family. I’m thrilled to hear that this book is part of a series and look forward to getting to know this cast of strong Southern women even better.”
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“Full of heart, emotion, and Southern charm . . .”


“One of the hottest new Southern writers.”

“If you’re looking for a new series to get lost into, this story of three sisters and their mother will have you flying through the pages.”

—Glitter Guide

“Harvey, considered to be the ‘it girl’ of Southern fiction, introduces the first novel in the Peachtree Bluff Series this spring. Child, this book is everything! We’re hoping to see this soapy read on the Hallmark Channel.”

—Jamey Giddens, Daytime Confidential

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“As the eldest of three sisters, I know you’re not supposed to pick favorites—but The Southern Side of Paradise is Kristy Woodson Harvey’s very best. The heartwarming finale to the Peachtree Buff series, this novel had me laughing, crying, and wanting to hop on a plane and head south. I loved every page.”

—Camille Pagán, bestselling author of I’m Fine and Neither Are You

"With every installment of the Peachtree Bluff Series, I fall in love all over again with the charming Murphy women and the charismatic men in their lives. The love these three sisters and their devoted mother have for one another binds this family together through thick and thin. And there is plenty of thick in this action-pack drama to hold you spellbound until the last word. One can only hope we’ll see more from this unique cast of characters and their magical Southern coastal town in the future."

—Ashley Farley, author of the bestselling Sweet Tea Tuesdays

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The Secret to Southern Charm is a compelling, beautifully drawn tale of love, hope, and small-town secrets.  The richly detailed backdrop of a charming coastal town and the struggles and joys of four generations of women solidifies Kristy Woodson Harvey’s spot as a rising star of Southern Fiction.”
—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times Bestselling Author of Beach House for Rent

“A major new voice in Southern fiction.”
 —Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author

“Harvey pulls the reader into the hearts and souls of her characters.”
—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author

“Southern fiction at its best. . . . Beautifully written.”
—Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author


“Sweet as sweet tea on the outside and strong as steel on the inside. . . . Kristy Harvey is a natural.”
 —Ann Garvin, author of On Maggie’s Watch and The Dog Year Praise for Slightly South of Simple


“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three head-strong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.”
Cathy Lamb, New York Times bestselling author



“Kristy Woodson Harvey cuts to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the unique responsibilities, secret, and privileges that conveys. Discover four women who are at once different yet utterly the same and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast . . . it’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about Slightly South of Simple.”
—Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls


“Heartfelt and warm, Slightly South of Simple deftly explores the familial ties that bind us—and those that have the power to break us. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s cast of characters—and the charming beach town of Peachtree Bluff—will crawl into your soul and stay there.”
—Colleen Oakley, author of Close Enough to Touch

"Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again! Perfectly tying together the stories of Ansley, Caroline, Sloane, and Emerson (and their men!), The Southern Side of Paradise is full of humor, charm, and family. Fans of the Peachtree Bluff series will not be disappointed!"

—Lauren K. Denton, USA Today Bestselling Author of Hurricane Season)

"I devoured The Southern Side of Paradise. Kristy Woodson Harvey spins a deliciously authentic Southern tale of family and the often messy, complex relationships between sisters, mothers, and daughters. This book is the perfect beach read."

—Susan Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Boil 

"An author whose carefully crafted paragraphs stir my imagination and touch my heart.”

—Leslie C. Moore, Editor, Sasee Magazine 

"Harvey excels at drawing strong, genuine relationships...Her Peachtree Bluff setting creates the kind of beach town full of colorful characters and big porches that make for the best kind of summer escape.”


Coming May 7, 2019

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Seller:  Simon & Schuster

Publisher:  Gallery Books  

Pub Date:  May 7, 2019  Pages: 400

Formats:    Hardcover, Paperback, e-book, audiobook, audio CD 


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.


With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

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

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. 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.

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).

About the Author


Kristy Woodson Harvey is the internationally bestselling author of DEAR CAROLINA, LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM and the forthcoming THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE.


She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life. Design Chic is the inaugural member of the design blogger hall of fame, sponsored by Traditional Home, and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, as chosen by Roberto Cavalli. She also loves connecting with readers on


Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism and holds a master’s in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State, and O. Henry. She has been seen in Women’s Health, The Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Huffington Post, Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest, Bustle, New York Live and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others.


She is a proud member of the Tall Poppy Writers, serves on the board of Beaufort Historical Association, and is a member of the University of North Carolina’s Women’s Leadership Council. She is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, book conferences and private events. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and seven-year-old son where she is working on her next novel.




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Kristy was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades including:


  • Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads

  • Southern Living’s Best Spring Break Reads

  • Southern Independent Bookseller Association’s Okra Pick

  • Romantic Times Top Pick

  • PopSugar’s Ultimate Summer Reading

  • Glitter Guide’s Must Reads

  • USA Today Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction

  • New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List”

  • Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List

  • Raleigh News & Observer‘s “The Best Reads of Summer”

  • Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”

  • Bustle’s Books to Read and Discuss With Your Mom and Grandma

  • Maria Shriver’s Top Summer Reads

  • Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style

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