Day 3 of the Feels Like Falling launch (And day 10 of the Feels Like Falling Virtual Tour!) is officially underway.
One of my favorite parts of being on tour is talking about the setting of Feels Like Falling, a fictional town called Cape Carolina, which is an amalgamation of Morehead City, NC, Atlantic Beach, NC and Beaufort, NC, where I live.
Andrew, the very charming and way-too-young-to-be-appropriate tennis pro who helps bolster Gray’s bruised spirit after her separation from her husband, is living at his parents’ house for the summer.
As Gray describes it:
It was big. And beautiful. And right on the beach. We sat on the built-in bench on the front deck, having a cocktail before dinner, watching the sunset. I snuggled up under his arm, and he kissed my head. “You know, Gray,” he said, “this has been the best summer of my life.” He winked. “And I know you want this to be a summer fling, but the idea of having to not be with you—”
I put my finger up to his lips. “Shhh. Let’s just enjoy the sunset.”
He nodded and looked back toward the water breaking and crashing to the shore just over the dunes, the sea oats waving in the wind.
One of our favorite things is envisioning the homes where my characters live, and, for Andrew’s parents, June and Henry, something sophisticated, chic and a little bit coastal fits the bill perfectly.
With a stunning chef’s kitchen,
A stately master bedroom,
And plenty of guest rooms to hold their son–
And all his friends–
(And, if they have their way, maybe even some future grandchildren.), it’s the kind of place where generations of memories can be made.
With plenty of space for lots of fun,
A peerless view,
And the kind of porch we’d want to be on all the time, we can envision Gray and Andrew spending summer nights in Cape Carolina right here.
Thanks so much, friends, for your incredible support of not only Design Chic, but of my writing career as well. Seeing Design Chic readers turned Kristy Woodson Harvey readers when I’m touring, even if it is virtually, is one of the biggest thrills for me! You are amazing, and we love and appreciate you so much!
YES, AMAZON PAPERBACKS ARE OUT OF STOCK
But they will be back very soon (ebooks and audio are not affected) and, in the meantime, here are so many other wonderful places to buy your paperback!
Below is a full list of stores that have signed bookplates they will happily send when you buy your books from them! It’s also available from your local bookstore, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Target, Walmart and everywhere else books are sold.
GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY
Order Feels Like Falling and send your receipt to [email protected] between now and May 3 and be entered to win a huge 30×40 print, of your choice, on canvas by @marendevineart and a $100 Visa gift card!
If you’ve already sent your receipt, you’re entered!
Thank you for all your amazing support during this time when things are so hard for so many. I hope Feels Like Falling is the perfect escape—and I can’t wait to see a gorgeous Maren Devine piece hanging in someone’s home!!
Favorite Gifts for Mother’s Day
This Week on the Feels Like Falling Tour:
Thursday, April 30: Facebook Live with Viola Shipman (Wade Rouse) and The Cuyahoga Public Library. More information here.
May 1 : The Country Bookshop via Facebook Live in conversation with Kimberly Daniels Taws, 5PM.
May 1: 7 pm EST Kristy Facebook Live Q&A. (If you’d like to join on your page or in your group contact Kristy for more info!)
May 2: Beaufort Historic Site Book Swap and Feels Like Falling Drive-by Signing, 2-4 pm.
May 3: Florence-Lauderdale Library, 1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST
May 4: Read it Again Bookstore Author Series, 6 pm. Register Here.
May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here.
May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.