The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

The Secret to Southern Charm

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 ...


Details The Secret to Southern Charm

TitleThe Secret to Southern Charm
ISBN9781501158100
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Adult Fiction
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Reviews The Secret to Southern Charm

  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    The Secret to Southern CharmKristy Woodson HarveyMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫PUBLISHER Gallery BooksPUBLISHED April 3, 2018A warm, witty and entertaining book perfect for a sunny day at the beach.SUMMARYThis is the second novel in the Peachtree Bluff series which features the three Murphy sisters and their mother as they struggle with the hardships life throws at them. Sloane‘s world is turned upside down when she is told that her military-strong ...
  • Chris Carroll
    1970-01-01
    Touching story about family and life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When it comes to family, it can be complicated. Arguments. Fights. Misunderstandings. When it all comes down to push and shove however, family is usually there to pick you up and brush you off.This story is about a typical southern family. It is second in the series but I never read the first book. However, I never felt lost about what I may have missed as the author reconstructed ba...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    The Secret to Southern CharmKristy Woodson HarveyMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫PUBLISHER Gallery BooksPUBLISHED April 3, 2018A warm, witty and entertaining book perfect for a sunny day at the beach.SUMMARYThis is the second novel in the Peachtree Bluff series which features the three Murphy sisters and their mother as they struggle with the hardships life throws at them. Sloane‘s world is turned upside down when she is told that her military-strong ...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Last year I read Slightly South of Simple and fell head over heels in love with not only Peachtree Bluff, but also the characters and Harvey’s smooth, fluid writing. I couldn’t wait to revisit Ansley, Caroline, Sloane and Emerson and now I want to pack my stuff move to Peachtree Bluff! Ok, at least take a vacation there?!If the cover of STSC doesn’t make you long for warm weather then I don’t know what will, it’s gorgeous and the inside...
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    I love all books by Kristy Woodson Harvey. This is my 4th book of hers. I liked this one alright. I preferred her others. This book was given to me free of charge by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    A story of second chances, love, family, biology, nature v nurture, and the bond that can never be broken.Three sisters ( Sloan, Caroline, and Emerson) are involved in process of uncovering their true identity by way of their own mother (Ansley) who puts her own life on hold to process grief.So many troubled lives ; the passing of the girls father during 911 terror attack, the loss of their grandmother, the near loss of a sister who stricken and ...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    The Secret to Southern Charm is the second book in Harvey's Peachtree Bluff series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It picks right up where she left off in Slightly South of Simple (aren't these titles the best?) with Ansley and her daughters Caroline, Sloan, and Emerson. Grammy is there too, as well as the kids, the estranged husband, the old flame, and all of the loving members of the community. While the first book focused mostly on Caroline, this...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow.
  • Sue
    1970-01-01
    Note - this is Book 2 in the Peachtree Bluff series. You need to read these books in order to get the most enjoyment out of them."This putting on a brave face, carrying on, helping others, being kind and humble and giving, believing with all your heart that the world could be a better place and that maybe you could make it that way...that was Southern charm."The second book in the Peachtree Bluff trilogy takes us back to Georgia and the family th...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    My Review of “The Secret to Southern Charm” by Kristy Woodson HarveyKudos to Author Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of “The Secret to Southern Charm”, the sequel to “Simply South of Simple” for writing such a captivating, heartwarming, emotional, intriguing and enjoyable novel. I spent the weekend having a Kristy Woodson Harvey Marathon,, because I wanted to read both books, and enjoyed them. I loved both books and do want “MORE” as...
  • Diane Perry
    1970-01-01
    I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I fell in love with the first book in the series. I was pleasantly surprised that this second book is even better. All of these characters are so relatable and loveable. This story puts a spotlight on Sloane and her marriage. We also see this family come together and support one another through heartbreak and fears. We see the strength and the resilience of all these women. Unputdownable!
  • Ethel
    1970-01-01
    This is the second book in the series, the first being "Simply South of Simple." There is something about books in the Southern fictional genre that keeps pulling me to them. This was no different. The cast of characters in this novel are sincere, lovable and warm. Ansley, the mother and her 3 daughters set the stage for the hardships, secrets and love that keeps this a page turner. Sloane, whose husband Adam is MIA, Caroline who is separated fro...
  • Jessica Sorentino
    1970-01-01
    When Slightly South of Simple came out last year, it immediately became my favorite beach read. Now in April, it's sequel: Secret to Southern Charm will be released. Everything I loved about the first book stays true in the second: the sweet narration, the easy-to-like characters, the southern lifestyle and the up-to-date references are all easily found in the pages. I wanted to read this book faster, but had no time! I encourage you to read Slig...
  • Susan Peterson
    1970-01-01
    The Secret to Southern Charm is a heartwarming book about three generations of women; women who love unconditionally and wholeheartedly; women who are harboring secrets, and pain, and loss. Reading their stories is like visiting with old friends; I’d like nothing better than to sit on the porch, drinking sweet tea, and have them spill their secrets and longings with me. In true southern style, this book is filled with charm, humor, and heart. T...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    The Secret to Southern Charm is book 2 in the Peachtree Bluff series. I liked the first book, Slightly South of Simple, but absolutely adored book 2! I could picture myself with all these wonderful women, laughing, crying and drinking sweet tea. The Secret to Southern Charm is a heartwarming story of hope and second chances. I hope Kristy Woodson Harvey is hard at work on book #3 because I cannot wait to read more of this amazing series!
  • Sharlene
    1970-01-01
    Another successful visit to Peachtree Bluff. This is book two in the series. Ms. Harvey is definitely a voice in Southern fiction and I enjoyed this book immensely. We have the story of Sloane in this book and her dealing with her military husband missing in action. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading about family relationships. It will pull you in quickly and you will be gobbling up pages as you fall deeper in love with all...
  • Aida Alberto
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from NetGalley. Let me start with wow just wow. This book is fabulous. It yanks on your heart strings and you just have to continue reading. I honestly thought it was a light and fluffy piece of reading but it was anything but that. It's a strong complex story with characters you easily become emotionally invested in. Hurry and pre order this book so it'll be waiting for you on release day. Prepare to loose all track of time ...
  • Jamie Brenner
    1970-01-01
    I love Southern fiction (Anne Rivers Siddons has always been one of my favorite storytellers) and with Kristy Woodson Harvey we really have a new, fresh voice in this space. The Secret to Southern Charm is s a delight: mothers and daughters, sisters and lost love, a lush setting. I just fell into it and had that lost-in-a book feeling the entire way through. Highly recommend.
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    3.5/5 so I will round to 4. Full review to come on my blog, but overall I enjoyed it. Didn't realize it was a sequel until midway through, the first book is only $1.99 on Amazon (Kindle) right now so I just purchased it to read.
  • Kate Tilton
    1970-01-01
    A great follow up to the first book in the series! Kristy has a skill of telling the greatest tales with seemingly ordinary people. Usually I look for fantasy stories for entertainment, but I adore the stories Kristy weaves of family, love, and the lies that could destroy it all.
  • Shelley
    1970-01-01
    ****Spoilers ahead*****. I received a copy from Netgalley in return for an honest review so here it is. I wanted to like this book. I like the idea of this book and it really could have been a great book. Sadly it fell flat for me. It was like she wrote the story and then was told it wasn’t long enough. So instead of adding depth to the story, she just rehashed the same tired thoughts over and over. If I read one more time how Sloan’s felt Ad...
  • Annie
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely loved this book! I have fallen in love with this family and really enjoyed the second installment of their story. Kristy weaves such a wonderful storyline that made me feel like I was part of it. Now I can’t wait for book #3!
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this book. I perfect Beach read- light and fluffy but complex in some ways. I liked the main characters which is a plus.
  • Deirdre
    1970-01-01
    Kristy Woodson Harvey was an intern at the newspaper where I work, so I've known her for a while. This books shows continued development in her writing, the plot is more complex, as are the characters. She does a great job with the three sisters all facing major life changes, and an equally great job writing about their mother, Ansley. 'Southern Carm" is about Sloane, the middle daughter, devastated when she learns her husband, Adam, is missing i...
  • Tamara
    1970-01-01
    Full review to come soon,Quick thoughts:I adore Kristy Woodson Harvey's books and The Secret To Southern Charm has so much to enjoy.The relationship between the sisters. Ansley learning and thriving in her new phase of life. Coffee Kyle. How some secrets are slowly being uncovered. LOVE this book!
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.I was extremely pleased to discover the sequel/second in a series to “Slightly South of Simple” just simply for the reason that the first book practically ended in a cliff hanger and we all screamed for more! You can’t have a book about 3 sisters not give each one their own platform to tell their story – and Ainsle...
  • Paula Pugh
    1970-01-01
    So many stories within one family make for a delightful read. Strength is found when none was present and decisions are made that seemed impossible. This is the story of the struggles of four women-a mother and her three daughters- as they navigate the rough waters of life. Slone’s husband has been reported missing in action with no information on his whereabouts. Emerson is home to evaluate her career as an actress and has a health issue plagu...
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    I came into this having not read the first book, and was definitely among those begging for a third in the Peachtree Bluff series! I absolutely adored this book. I have to be honest with you, when it starts off with a deployment missing in action situation, as a military wife, I braced myself for one of two things. Either it wouldn't feel realistic to me, as I've found a lot of fictionalized military life to be so far away from my real world expe...