It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! Dear Carolina has officially launched and is on shelves!


Well, to be exact, it has been on our bookshelf for a couple of weeks now!

And it would mean so much to me if it was on your bookshelf too! We have some fun goodies to give away this week to sweeten the deal!

Michael Wells Interiors

It’s a great addition to the bookshelf!


Here’s what some other great authors had to say about it:

“Characters with rich, complicated lives…beautifully shows how a family comes to be.”—New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas

“Dear Carolina is Southern fiction at its best. Lovely and lyrical, with the strong voices of the two female narrators taking us deep into the heart of what being a mother is about. It shows us that love is not without sacrifice, and there’s little in life that doesn’t go down easier with a spoonful of jam. Beautifully written.”—New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge


Available for purchase at your local bookstore or:


Tracery Interiors

It has been so fun to share with all of you every day for the past six years on Design Chic, and your support of both this blog and my new endeavor mean so much to me. I can’t think of anything better than having my sweet Design Chic readers holding my novel in their hands. It would mean so much to me if you would consider reading DEAR CAROLINA. And, of course, let me know what you think!

A little more about Dear Carolina:

A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.

One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.

Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…

Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…