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).
“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.” (―The Huffington Post)
SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely 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, bestselling author of TheSame Sweet Girls
Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)
It’s a little dreary and gray around here today, so we’re feeling like taking a trip to LA, where it’s sunny and bright! Fashion stylist Jessica de Ruiter and her husband, artist-designer Jed Lind, are too kind to welcome us into their fabulous modern LA home via One Kings Lane.
This chic interior is modern living at its best.
Unconventional windows offer plenty of light to make the indoors feel sunny and bright.
A sleek and minimalist kitchen incorporates luxe details to lend a calming yet stylish atmosphere.
Open shelving displays daily necessities right at arm’s length. Earthy and simple dishware like this always looks organized and is in perfect keeping with the tone of the house.
Gallery walls are always a favorite touch of ours. But who says they have to be symmetrical? We adore gallery walls like this one that are full of special trinkets with meaning.
A gorgeous office is always great. A gorgeous office with a view is even better!
Comfortable and earthy, this bedroom blends seamlessly with the outdoors.
The blend of textures in this fabulous bathroom adds so much interest in dimension.
A little girl’s bedroom doesn’t have to be pink and full of princesses. This one offers tons of space for an imagination to grow.
Speaking of imagination, this play area is perfect!
Books, art and costumes… What else could a child possibly need? We adore this precious playroom!
From top to bottom, kids’ spaces to adults’, this modern LA home is nothing short of totally chic. What do you think? Are you a fan of modern living?
The more we see, the more convinced we are that paring down, keeping it simple and coming back to those clean lines is the way to go. With the busyness of everyone’s lives today, the mental clutter and chatter that tends to take over, coming home to something sparse and streamlined is almost a necessity. When it comes to getting back to those basic values, Brady Design is tops. They manage to create rooms that feel at once open, airy and perfectly chic. Every detail is perfectly choreographed so that each space feels like a place we couldn’t wait to come home to. From kitchens that wow to living rooms that stun to master bedrooms that would put us to sleep in the best possible way, one look and you’ll see why we think Brady Design is in good taste.