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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff

Peachtree Bluff #4

ISBN: 978-1982189402

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: 10/26/21

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 5 Stars ++ (ARC)


Exciting News! NBC TV series!

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.

New York Times Bestselling Author Kristy Woodson Harvey, has a new book.


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The fourth book in Kristy’s beloved Peachtree Bluff Series, this book was inspired by her Peachtree fans and is, she hopes, in the words of Mary Kay Andrews, “the kind of gift readers will unwrap with glee.”

Fans of the Murphy family and their charming coastal town will delight in this story full of secrets, complications and Christmas cheer in a place where the sky is blue, the breeze is fresh and nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems. Whether you’re new to Peachtree Bluff or waiting patiently for a new installment, you’ll feel right at home.

Order copies HERE. See Kristy’s book tour HERE. Watch the book trailer HERE. Add Christmas in Peachtree Bluff to your GoodReads shelf HERE.

Get Signed Copies From: Oxford Exchange, E.Shaver or anywhere on Kristy's tour calendar!

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff is also available from, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target and everywhere books are sold!


"Not even the storm of the century and looming domestic troubles on the horizon can dim the lights of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s delightful Christmas in Peachtree Bluff. This, the fourth installment in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, is as sweet as a candy cane, heartwarming as a cup of cocoa, and as endearing as the familiar sights and sounds of a small town Southern Christmas. It’s the kind of gift readers will unwrap with glee. I’m predicting reading and re-reading Christmas in Peachtree Bluff will quickly become a treasured holiday tradition." —Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Newcomer, Hello, Summer, and Sunset Beach

"Like authors Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe, Harvey offers what appears to be a simple beach read but expands to honor the forgiveness and hope possible with family and community support. She’s drawn likeable, realistic characters and placed them in the center of the kind of community in which the wrong coffee delivery leads to finding its rightful owner rather than a refund. Fans of the Peachtree Bluff trilogy will be happy to catch up with the Murphy sisters, and readers new to the Southern beach town and its residents will find themselves charmed and ready to find the earlier titles in the series." —Booklist

"Consider this the book equivalent of a warm and fuzzy pair of socks as readers get to spend the holiday season with the Murphy sisters in the fourth book in the beloved Peachtree Bluff series. We dare you not to wish you were a member of this family as you read about their attempts to come together to save their town as the storm of the century approaches." —E! Online

Book Trailer

About the Author

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of seven novels including UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, FEELS LIKE FALLING and the Peachtree Bluff Series. Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, 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

Parade’s Big Fiction Reads Every Book Club Will Love

Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks

Us Weekly’s Sweet Reads for Right Now

Woman’s WorldBest Books

PopSugar’s Ultimate Summer Reading

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

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

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. Website

My Review

Kristy had me at Peachtree Bluff! CHRISTMAS AT PEACHTREE BLUFF is truly a delight. A tale that will simply capture your holiday heart.

In CHRISTMAS AT PEACHTREE BLUFF, Kristy transports the reader to the quaint coastal Georgia town for a heartwarming Christmas tale of family, friendship, new beginnings, and finding a home and a chance at unexpected love when you're not even looking.

Kristy Woodson Harvey has made Christmas miracles come true for all book lovers and readers out there who have fallen in love with this series and the Murphy women.

In this fourth book, a lot is happening in the small coastal town of Peachtree Bluff, GA!

Jack and Ansley are set to finally go on a vacation that they have planned forever. They deserve some time alone. After all, they have waited years. However, fate steps in and their simple life turns into anything but. Now they are stuck with a teenager (and not a happy one, at that).

Caroline and her husband, James are divorcing and now their teen daughter Vivi is not happy with life and wants to be miserable. Now she is supposed to go on this trip with her grandmother and Jack.

However, right before they are leaving, the biggest hurricane is approaching and this time they must take it seriously. The town is shutting down and the other daughters and family members have left for New York. The bridge is closed and now Viva is missing after hearing some news.

Too late to leave for the trip now, Ashley and Jack are frantic trying to put up shutters on the houses and prepare for the impending storm and now they are searching for their missing granddaughter.

In all the drama Viva meets Tyler (hope we see him again-love) a local boy that changes her mind about the town. A nice little romance here. Kyle and Emerson have some exciting news, we get more beautiful letters. Sloane and Adam get some surprises. Caroline reunites with an old friend from the past, the business has some special news, Jack finds a treasure for Ansley and the girls, and best of all, a magical enchanting Christmas for all!

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I love all the characters and so much fun catching up with friends and family of Peachtree Bluff. Now we must continue this in future books with generations to come. Maybe another Christmas Book down the road, please!

A beautiful novel about a little town you'll want to visit, and a love story of a family you won't soon forget.

Reminds me of my special Christmases in Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island every year. I love this town at Christmas. (also in the novel the sisters traveled by boat from Palm Beach to Fernandina —which brought a smile to my face).

When Kristy announced she was writing this holiday fourth book in the Peacthree Bluff series, during our Q&A Author Elevator Series for UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY back in the spring, I was overjoyed!

Who else misses those magical holiday events in the charming towns? I know I do from tree lightings, snow falling, bed and breakfast Christmas tours, boat shows, twinkling lights, and all the magical and enchanting moments. This novel brings back so many fond memories.

Now we need a TV series. Right? I have read all Sherryl Woods' books, and back when - I always knew someday Chesapeake Shores would be a TV series. Fans of this show and her books will adore Peachtree Bluff.

Wouldn't it be something to have Peachtree Bluff set in the coastal Southeast as a TV series? A Hallmark Movie in the making. Then Kristy would have to keep writing more Peachtree Bluff books. This is a big family, and we will have lots of generations, friends, and family connections.

Kristy gives special thanks to all her readers and states in the acknowledgments, "this book is for you, my readers." I am truly honored to be one of them. Thank you!!! What a God-given talent she has. We appreciate her taking the time to pen her second book in one year, on behalf of all readers. Also, during a pandemic, while sharing a little of her own inspiring and charming Beaufort, NC disguised as the fictional Bluff, GA.

I adore NC authors and have been a fan since her debut and read every subsequent book. Here we are at number eight, and she just keeps getting better and better with her winning signature style. She reminds me of Reese Witherspoon. I knew Kristy would be a star from her debut and deserving of this title in every way. She is the real deal!

Magical. Nostalgic. Heartwarming. Full of adventure and romance! Highly Recommend for book clubs and holiday gifts.

"If we let them, even our largest challenges can be our greatest allies."

A special thank you to the author, Gallery Books, and Netgalley for a digital and print copy. I also pre-ordered the hardcover copy for my home library collection.

Cannot wait for THE WEDDING VEIL where Kristy takes us to Biltmore House Asheville, NC, March 29, 2022 —a sweeping new novel following four women across generations, bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the famous Vanderbilt family. (available for pre-order now).


My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pub Date: Oct 26, 2021







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