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.
A big storm is headed to Peachtree Bluff just as Ansley and Jack are about to head out for the trip of a lifetime. Their 15 year old granddaughter, Vivi, decides to prove a point and ends up lost in the storm. This takes the whole family, far and wide, to help bring her home and to fix the town up as good as new!
This story had a rough start for me. Luckily, I trust this author and knew it was going to turn out to be a good read! I highly recommend you read the other books in this series so you can keep up with all the characters which are in the first part of the book. Kristy Harvey brings everyone in for the holidays and it can be overwhelming to keep up with who is who and what is what. But, like any good author, she turns this into an amazing story. I love how all the characters are moved around like chess pieces! Very well done!
I enjoyed the tension brought on by the storm. It created such a wonderful twist to a Christmas story. It helped bring the family together and show what Christmas is all about!
Need a good Christmas story with intensity and wonderful family…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.