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Happy Book Birthday!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today is an exciting day, because Tuesdays mean new book releases! Today is especially special, because the long-awaited conclusion of the Peachtree Bluff series is now available!!!

The Southern Side of Paradise
By: Kristy Woodson Harvey
(Peachtree Bluff #3)

Ansley Murphy is happily in love with the man of her dreams, while her three daughters seem to be settling down with their significant others. However, Ansley’s youngest is keeping a secret that might destroy them all. Emerson is avoiding the doctor’s calls and emails, because once she knows what is wrong, it becomes even more real. She would rather focus on her upcoming wedding and the movie role of a lifetime. Will the Murphy women be able to lean on one another, as they have before, or will past secrets divide this family for good?

Peachtree Bluff is an idyllic Southern town in Georgia, where everyone feels at home. Harvey does an excellent job of reminding readers that no matter the size of the town, it is the hearts of residents that count. Readers will be thrilled to see updates on their favorite minor characters. The parallel relationships show the various levels of love and how important it is to fight for true love.

Kristy Woodson Harvey is one of my favorite Southern writers. Throughout each of her books, she depicts strong female characters who know the importance of family. This latest novel was one that I anxiously awaited reading, because I was thrilled to spend more time with the Murphy women. Even after I turned the last page, I keep holding out hope that there will be more, even if only a few novellas over the next few years.


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Let’s Begin the Summer Reading…

Hi Everyone,

We all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. In honor of that, I wanted to share with all of you some incredible new releases that you will want to read this summer!

Released in April:

The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Beach Read, bk 2 in a trilogy)

Our Little Secret by Roz Nay (a debut Psychological Thriller)

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline (Mystery Novel)

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Teen Fantasy Novel)

Released in May:

Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe (Beach Read, bk 5 in the series)

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews (Beach Read)

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar (Historical Fiction)

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Teen Fantasy Adventure, bk 3 in the series)

To be Released in June:

Dreams of Falling by Karen White (Mystery/Beach Read)

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris (Psychological Thriller)

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (Psychological Thriller)

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky (Women’s Literature)

As we begin to make our summer reading lists, let’s not forget the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.



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And the Winner Is…

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to those who participated in the Release Day Giveaway! 

Using Random.org, the winner was chosen from those who left a comment.

Congratulations goes to:


You have 72 hours to contact me, (ariesgrlreview(at)gmail.com) to claim your prize. Please email me your address.

If you didn’t win, don’t fret. Head over to the Sasee Facebook page, and you can enter the contest to win a copy of Beach House for Rent.



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My Sister’s Books Review #90

Pawleys Island

By Dorothea Benton Frank

Lowcountry Tales #5


Artist Rebecca Simms turns to Pawleys Island as a sanctuary from her tumultuous past. In this quaint town, she finds a cast of characters who are desperate to know her past and help her have a better future. Abigail Thurmond left the drama of the courtroom behind, when she retired to Pawleys Island to begin a new career as an author. However, when she meets Rebecca, Abigail knows she must dive back into her old career, to fight for Rebecca.

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Author Spotlight

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Today’s author spotlight is about… Kristy Woodson Harvey. She is a must-read, Southern Literature author! I absolutely loved her debut novel, Dear Carolina and I enjoyed reading Lies and Other Acts of Love. Today’s thrilling news: Kristy Woodson Harvey has a new book coming out in April!!! To celebrate, she is hosting a huge giveaway!

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My Sister’s Books Review #83

The Color of Light

By: Karen White


Jillian Parrish’s life has been turned upside down. After her divorce, she packs up her daughter and drives to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, where she was happiest during her childhood. Pregnant, and driving at night, her nerves are on end, when her daughter unexpectedly screams, calling out a name, Jillian hasn’t heard in years, Lauren. Lauren was her best friend, and she mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again. Their friend Linc was accused and run off the Island, but Jillian soon finds him back in town. Together, will they be able to heal their wounds and discover the truth about Lauren’s disappearance?

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My Sister’s Books Review #79

Ocean Beach

By: Wendy Wax

(Ten Beach Road Series #2)


Four friends, Maddie, Nicole, Avery and Kyra, are looking forward to putting their pasts behind them, by focusing on their next home renovation project. The new house should be the avenue to brighten each of their futures. However, when they arrive, they are greeted by cameramen and the women quickly learn, their self-cleansing mission has been turned into a reality television show. Will these women be able to stand together to realize their dreams or will this be a disaster from day one?

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Sasee July 2016 Review

Lies and Other Acts of Love

By Kristy Woodson Harvey


Lovey is entering a new phase, having raised five very different women with her soulmate; she is now faced with the possibility of life without him. Her once grandiose life has now become a whirlwind of nurses, caregiving and latent fear. Lovey’s darling granddaughter was once the pride and joy of the family, always doing what she was supposed to do. However last year, just days before her idyllic wedding, she called it off and married a traveling musician. Now, as everyone’s routine is getting back to normal, Annabelle’s life is thrown upside down. As she tries to piece together the truth, she learns that her family has been hiding their own secrets. Will Lovey and Annabelle be able to sort out their lives and keep the peace or will their family be forever dissolved?

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Sasee Review

A Lowcountry Wedding
(Lowcountry Summer #4)By: Mary Alice Monroe


A few seasons have passed and Harper has settled in as the new owner of Sea Breeze. However, with Carson due to return to the family home, her anxieties are high. Meanwhile, Dora is figuring out who she is, while dealing with the stress of being a single mother. Everyone is looking forward to reuniting with the wandering middle sister, especially since the family has two weddings to plan.  Unfortunately, when a stranger with a secret is thrown into the mix, chaos and emotions erupt. Will Mamaw be able to comfort and reconnect her Summer Girls, or will their bond be forever broken?

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Matter of Time

(Heat Wave #5) By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: April 2015.

Lizbeth and Logan were deeply in love back in college, when he left her to go marry his high school sweetheart and raise the daughter he hadn’t known existed. A decade and a half later, Logan has left his wife and thanks to his twin, Lucas, he stands a chance of meeting Lizbeth again. Unsure how she will accept his news, he still can’t help but put his heart on the line and hope she still loves him.

Matter of Time is a shorter novel, focusing on the relationship between Lizbeth and Logan. Readers may recall not being a fan of Lizabeth from the previous books, but in this story readers will get to see a whole new side of her. The story has some delicate, spicy scenes, especially when the two see each other for the first time. This is about true soul-mates reuniting and becoming whole again, after barely surviving the years of separation. Due to the focus being solely on Lizbeth and Logan’s relationship and his family, readers won’t get much of an update on previous couples from the series. Matter of Time showcases that true love will conquer all.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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