Good morning, chic readers! I am so excited to announce that my seventh novel, Under the Southern Sky, hits shelves today! A story of love, loss, friendship and finding family, it is full of my favorite things: big secrets, beautiful scenery and, of course, Southern Charm!



Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who preordered and has supported this novel so wholeheartedly. I am so indebted to you! For more information, check out the quick (30 second) video above or the full cover copy below. 


Signed Copies Available From: Oxford Exchange.

Need Personalized Copies? Contact any of the bookstores I’ll be attending LIVE on tour! Or, contact Beaufort Linen Co., (252) 838-1091.



One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT Bestselling Author of The Book of Lost Names.) 

Recently separated Amelia Saxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.



My dear friends Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe were so generous with their praise for Under the Southern Sky. Check out what they had to say–and don’t forget to join us on Wednesday night at 7 pm on Friends & Fiction, our weekly live webshow, on either Facebook or YouTube. Special guests Elin Hilderbrand, Wade Rouse who writes as Viola Shipman and, best of all, my mom!, will be joining us to celebrate! Before you stop by, don’t forget to take my “Which Under the Southern Sky Character Are You?” Quiz!



Thank you again for all your support for my latest novel! I am so grateful to each of you–and I can’t wait to see you on the Under the Southern Sky tour!