Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite rooms from the talented Meredith Ellis. Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day.
Which Meredith Ellis space is your favorite?
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Just 2 weeks short until the release of my new novel The Wedding Veil
and I can’t wait to share it with you! Preorder here to receive it on launch day!
THE WEDDING VEIL BOOK TOUR
GREENVILLE, SC | TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 | 12-1:30PM
M Judson Books Author Series Luncheon
207 S Main St.
Greenville, SC 28144
SALISBURY, NC | TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 | 5-7PM
Toast to the Wedding Veil
Home of Bill & Shari Graham
2719 Crenshaw St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
LAKE LURE, NC | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022 | 11:30AM
Friends of Mountain Branch Library “Books & Bites” Series
Lake Lure Inn
2771 Memorial Hwy.
Lake Lure, NC 28746
GAFFNEY, SC | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022 | 5PM
300 East Rutledge Avenue
Gaffney, SC 29340
FLORENCE, SC | THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022 | 11AM-12:30PM
Friends of Doctors Bruce & Lee Foundation Library Literary Luncheon
Florence County Library
509 S. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506
NAPLES, FL | FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022 | 2PM
Nick Linn Series Lecture
Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre
701 5th Ave
Naples, FL 34102
RALEIGH, NC | SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022 | 2-3PM
“A Toast to The Wedding Veil” w/ KWH hosted by Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
FARMVILLE, NC | MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022 | 12 PM
A Literary Luncheon w/ KWH
Farmville County Library
3762 W. Wilson St.
Farmville, NC 27828
EDENTON, NC | MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022 | 5 – 6:30PM
Toast to the Wedding Veil
Penelope Barker House Welcome Center
505 S Broad St
Edenton, NC 27932
SOUTHERN PINES, NC | TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022 | 11AM
The Country Bookshop event at Weymouth Center
Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities
555 E Connecticut Ave,
Southern Pines, NC 28387
GOLDSBORO, NC | TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022 | 5:30 – 7PM
“A Toast to The Wedding Veil” w/ KWH sponsored by Friends of Wayne County Public Library
Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center, Wayne Comm College
MANTEO, NC | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022 | 11AM
“A Toast to The Wedding Veil” hosted by Downtown Books
NouVines Wine Bar
105 Budleigh Street
MOREHEAD CITY, NC | THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
“A Toast to The Wedding Veil” Cocktail Event
Carteret Community College, Elizabeth and Doug Townsend Event Hall
3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC | FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022 | 11AM
Moveable Feast Luncheon w/ Litchfield Books
70 Tanglewood Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
HIGH POINT, NC | SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2022 | 2PM
“Toast to the Wedding Veil” hosted by Sunrise Books
1101 North Main Street 2002
High Point, NC 27602
WINSTON SALEM, NC | SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022 | 2PM
634 W 4th St #110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
HENDERSONVILLE, NC | MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2022 | 4 – 6PM
Henderson County Public Library presents KWH w/ The Wedding Veil
Henderson County Public Library
301 N Washington St
Hendersonville, NC 28739
ATLANTA, GA | TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2022 | 5 – 7PM
Waiting on Martha Home
Ticket Details TBA
WOODSTOCK, GA | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022 | 6:30PM
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 E Main St., Suite 138
RALEIGH, NC | THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022 | 6:30PM
WALTER Magazine’s Book Club with Kristy Woodson Harvey, 3 course dinner and refreshments
City Club Raleigh
150 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
RALEIGH, NC | MONDAY, MAY 11, 2021 | 11:30AM – 1PM
“A Toast to The Wedding Veil” with KWH hosted by Wakefield Womens Club
Wakefield Country Club
2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive
ATLANTIC BEACH, NC | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022 | 5:30PM
Coral Bay Club
1901 W Fort Macon Rd
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
The Wedding Veil
BACK COVER COPY
The New York Times bestselling author of Under the Southern Sky and the Peachtree Bluff series brings “her signature wit, charm, and heart” (Woman’s World) to this sweeping new novel following four women across generations, bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the famous Vanderbilt family.
Four women. One family heirloom. A secret connection that will change their lives—and history as they know it.
Present Day: Julia Baxter’s wedding veil, bequeathed to her great-grandmother by a mysterious woman on a train in the 1930s, has passed through generations of her family as a symbol of a happy marriage. But on the morning of her wedding day, something tells her that even the veil’s good luck isn’t enough to make her marriage last forever. Overwhelmed and panicked, she escapes to the Virgin Islands to clear her head. Meanwhile, her grandmother Babs is also feeling shaken. Still grieving the death of her beloved husband, she decides to move out of the house they once shared and into a retirement community. Though she hopes it’s a new beginning, she does not expect to run into an old flame, dredging up the same complicated emotions she felt a lifetime ago.
1914: Socialite Edith Vanderbilt is struggling to manage the luxurious Biltmore Estate after the untimely death of her cherished husband. With 250 rooms to oversee and an entire village dependent on her family to stay afloat, Edith is determined to uphold the Vanderbilt legacy—and prepare her free-spirited daughter Cornelia to inherit it—in spite of her family’s deteriorating financial situation. But Cornelia has dreams of her own. Asheville, North Carolina has always been her safe haven away from the prying eyes of the press, but as she explores more of the rapidly changing world around her, she’s torn between upholding tradition and pursuing the exciting future that lies beyond Biltmore’s gilded gates.
In the vein of Therese Anne Fowler’s A Well-Behaved Woman and Jennifer Robson’s The Gown, The Wedding Veil brings to vivid life a group of remarkable women forging their own paths—and explores the mystery of a national heirloom lost to time.