Feels Like Falling Home Tour: Gray’s House

Carrier & Co


Good morning, friends! My sixth novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING is out in the world! 



As with all of my books, in FEELS LIKE FALLING, home is a big deal–for more reasons than one. Blogger-turned-media-mogul Gray is going through a nasty divorce and, as a result, contemplating selling her beloved home, while Diana loses her boyfriend and her job in the same day and realizes that she is suddenly without a home.



The book is set in Cape Carolina, a fictional town that resembles a bit of a mash-up of the little strectch of the NC coast where I live, a juxtaposition of Morehead City and Atlantic Beach with a dash of Beaufort thrown in. 



Gray’s home is older, right on the water, and, as she says, she picked every last pansy that had ever been planted. She is hard-pressed to leave her home and all her hard work on it behind. But leaving behind the memories is going to be even harder.



Gray and Diana both do a lot of discovery around family (around the dinner table!) in this book, specifically about how we create our families, what they look like and how they should be.



For Gray, opening her home to a stranger (or, maybe, strangers, plural) gives her an entirely new perspective about what that means.



When I was writing, I pictured Gray and her son Wagner surrounded by pretty neutrals and water blues,



Touches of history and a bit of artistic whimsy.



Despite her high-tech job, Gray has very classic tastes.



She savored the experience of taking this beach house and preserving what was good–



While making it the ultimate summer retreat for her entire family.



If you could use an escape today, please, please join me (And Gray! And Diana!) in Cape Carolina. Thanks, so much, dear friends, for supporting my novels since day 1. Truly, I wouldn’t be here without each of you!

Get FEELS LIKE FALLING today from your favorite independent bookstore, online retailer or wherever books are sold. Friends!

Amazon is temporarily sold out of paperbacks, but you can still get the kindle edition.  (Thank you, by the way!) They’ll be back soon,


but, in the meantime, here’s a list of availability:





Porter Co Book Shoppe

The Country Book Shop

Quail Ridge Books

Beaufort Linen Co.

Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts


Maren Devine warrior girl


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 

Tour A Serene Home Designed by Phoebe Howard

Serene Phoebe Howard design house tour living room
Phoebe HowardEmily Followill Photography– Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


Tour A Serene Home Designed by Phoebe Howard

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Love Reading the New Rose & Ivy Stories

rose & ivy



The Perfect Baskets To Keep You Organized

serena & lily



Rebecca Atwood x Pottery Barn Collaboration

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Have you Ordered?

A Spring 2020 Okra Pick
Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms


Book Giveaway For Feels Like Falling


Enter HERE  To Win 1 of 100 Books Being Given Away on Goodreads


In Good Taste: C. Brandon Ingram Design

C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal with climbing vines
Peachtree Circle


No matter how old we grow, the promise of a secret garden still thrills us. And, with a gorgeous gate and pathway like this, it’s really no wonder.


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal with boxwoods on either side of walkway
Peachtree Circle


With classic designs,


C. Brandon Ingram covered patio with wicker furniture
Interior Design by Don Easterling and Nina Nash – Peachtree Circle


Bright, airy spaces,


C. Brandon Ingram covered porch with fireplace
Interior Design by Don Easterling and Nina Nash – Peachtree Circle


Inviting porches,


Courtney Giles design kitchen with lanterns over island
Courtney Giles Interiors – Dover


And enviable kitchens,


 Courtney Giles laundry room
Courtney Giles Interiors – Dover


C. Brandon Ingram Design creates homes so stunning, so livable and so well-planned, that we’re always excited to see what they’re going to come up with next.


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal White House with green shutters


Their exteriors absolutely wow.


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal White House white shutters


From grand and gorgeous,


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal Southern Living house
Oak Leaf Cottage


To quaint and charming,


C. Brandon Ingram curb appeal flower boxes


The work of these architects is always in good taste. Stop back by tomorrow for a truly spectacular C. Brandon Ingram house tour that you won’t want to miss!


With Only Two Weeks Until Feels Like Falling Releases, We Are Proud to Announce the New Virtual Tour!

April 13: IGTV with Zibby Owens, 11am. Details to come.

Wednesday Nights Beginning April 15: Friends andFiction! Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and Mary Kay Andrews will be in conversation on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page. 7 pm. RSVP Here.

April 20: “Carolina Beach Books” Zoom event with Rowan Public Library, Kristy in Conversation with Mary Alice Monroe, 6:30 pm EST. South Main Book Co taking preorders. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88931378533
Meeting ID: 889 3137 8533

April 22: 12:00pm EST, Elysian Magazine Virtual Event. Susan Meissner and Kristy Woodson Harvey discussing Bibliotherapy and the Power of Friendship. Link to come.

April 23: Kristy Take Over The Romance of Reading Facebook Group.

April 25: Zia Boutique Virtual  “Books and Bloody Marys.” Kristy in conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder and author of Southern Style Blog. Preordered, personalized books will be available for pickup at Zia Boutique, as well as signed books. 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405. 11:00 AM.

April 26: Kristy Take Over Great Thoughts, Great ReadersFacebook Page.

April 26: Page 158 Zoom Virtual Event.

April 26-May 2: Kristy Take Over Bloom With Tall Poppy Writers

April 27: Fountain Bookstore Virtual Event via Crowdcast

April 28:SIBA Virtual Event via Zoom, 3:00 PM, 20 min presentation with a 20 min Q&A. Books available fromFiction Addiction.
Full list of participating booksellershere.

April 28: Kristy a Part of“A Mighty Blaze.”

April 29: Kristy a Part of BookSpark’s Keep Calm and Read On Virtual Event.

April 29: Kristy Virtual/Drive-by Event with Beaufort Linen Co, Noon, Kristy & BL Sending Email/Paper Invitation 

April 29: Kristy on Zoom with Liz & Lisa at Warwick’s. Click on the link in the Kristy Woodson Harvey event details. Enter the Meeting ID:  728 655 614 and Password: 397363.

April 30: Friends & Fiction, 7 pm, Mary Kay Andrew’s Facebook Page.

May 1: The Country Bookshop via Facebook Livein conversation with Kimberly Daniels Taws, 12PM.

May 1: 7 pm EST Kristy Facebook LiveQ&A. (If you’d like to join on your page or in your group contact Kristy for more info!)

May 2 : South Main Book Company Virtual Event. Preorder from 704-630-9788, [email protected]

May 3: Florence-Lauderdale Library, 1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 10:Book + Bottle 2 pm. Moreinformation here.

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.

Tour a Gorgeous Home in Atlanta from Harrison Design

Harrison Design Atlanta house tour


Tour a Gorgeous Atlanta Home from Harrison Design

harrison design


tablesetting from table + dine


The Most Beautiful Spring Table Inspiration 



bedroom and bedding from Serena & Lily


Creating a Relaxing Bedroom Retreat

serena & lily


Tory Burch sport activewear


Stay-at-Home Style

tory burch


Liza Hathaway abstract art for a cause


Liza Hathaway Art for a Cause-20% of her proceeds will Benefit the Maryland Food Bank

liza Pruitt instagram



Ready for a new spring read to enjoy on your fresh made-over porch? Check out Feels Like Falling, the book Mary Kay Andrews called, “Your next summer sizzler!” Preorder now to avoid shipping delays. Official release date April 28, 2020.

House Tour: Spring Break in Palm Beach


Another day, another Spring Break trip we aren’t on… But super talented architect Mark Finlay is solving that for us!! 



Nothing–and we do mean nothing–says “Spring Break” quite like yellow-and-white stripes by a pool. It’s quintessential Spring Break chic and we are here for it!!



See? Isn’t it the best?



We have to say, though, we’d be pretty happy to spend Spring Break inside this gorgeous Palm Beach home too.



Cooking in this chic, built-in kitchen



Dining with our family in style,



Crossing the hall after dinner…



For an aperitif in the library



And, of course, curling up in bed after a long day shopping. Or on the beach. Either way. It’s your Spring Break. You choose!



But we all know that Spring Break is better when we share it with friends, 



Which is what makes this pair of twin bedrooms so incredibly appropriate. We’re pretty sure this house is Palm Beach perfection. And we’re so happy we got to visit it with you today!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love seeing you here!


In other news… Feels Like Falling releases in three, short weeks! If you haven’t preordered, please be aware that shipping times might be slightly delayed, so preordering now gives you a great shot of getting your copy on pub day, April 28!!


Also, my author friends, Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Patti Callahan Henry and Kristin Harmel and I are joining forces to bring you Friends and Fiction! We’ll be airing live on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page next Wednesday, April 15 at 7 pm. We’ll be broadcasting every Wednesday from now until… Well, let’s just say, a while! Come join us. We’re going to have a blast!






A Must-See House Tour and More!

 Brian Woodcock Photographer-Courtesy of  Veranda


A Must-See House Tour

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Far From a Blank Canvas

– serena & lily


chocolate chip cookie recipe Photography by Alison Engstrom
Photography by Alison Engstrom


The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Preparing Your Porch for Spring

serena & lily


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We’re teaming up with some AMAZING, talented makers, artists and creators to offer five super fun days of giveaways for YOU! Why? Because we’re celebrating that my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in less than ONE MONTH! Can you even believe it?


    Preorder Feels Like Falling from your bookseller of choice and email me proof of purchase at [email protected] If you have sent me proof of purchase at any time, you are ENTERED automatically! I will announce all 5 winners on Sunday, April 5, so you have plenty of time to enter! (Also, next week, I’ll be announcing fun preorder freebies that EVERYONE who preorders will receive!)

Saturday, April 4: Champagne Maker’s “Creative Quarantine” Box of Paper including: (Winner will provide names and monograms!)

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