Five Favorites & The Wedding Veil

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There is a LOT going on over here at Kristy Woodson Harvey World Headquarters! (i.e. me at my dining room table.) You might have heard that the 4th book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, Christmas in Peachtree Bluff, releases on October 26. But today I’m so thrilled to reveal the GORGEOUS cover for my March 29, 2022 release, The Wedding Veil! My first historical/contemporary novel–and my first hardcover–this is a true book of my heart, and deep diving into the world of Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt, the first mistress and daughter of Biltmore Estate, kept me occupied during those first, dark days of shut down. She’s a beauty, isn’t she? Do you recognize the house in the background? If not, it’s Biltmore Estate! And the bride on the cover? Well… You’ll just have to read to find out about her!

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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 GownThe 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.

 

Are you a big fan of preorders? I know I am! As an author, preorders help me make bestseller lists (Hello, New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly!) and I am so grateful for every one! As a reader, I love knowing that I’m reading my favorite authors’ books when they are HOT off the presses! You know I like to give a little gift to my sweet friends who preorder so…

  1. Preorder from your retailer of choice.
  2. Fill out this form.
  3. Receive your The Wedding Veil signature rose bud tea, signed book plate and an exclusive bookmark! I only have 600, so these will go quickly!

Preorder Options

Please consider your Indies first! If you have a local bookstore, they can take your preorder! (Bookshop.org link is not available yet but coming soon!) The Wedding Veil is also currently available for preorder from:

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Indiebound

 

 

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In Good Taste: Whittney Parkinson Design

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Over the past several years, we’ve shared the work of so many fabulous architects, designers and photographers, and if we’ve learned anything, it’s this: Good taste doesn’t just mean one thing. 

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

Whittney Parkinson is a designer that proves that, creating rooms and home as unique as the families inside them. 

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

One glance and we think you’ll agree that this designer’s work is in good taste!

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

These cabinets add a fun, out-of-the-box look to this stunning kitchen,

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

And pops of gold complete the modern, glamorous look. 

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

This is statement lighting at its best–and the juxtaposition of the bar stools makes the entire thing feel down to earth. 

Whittney Parkinson dining room

This designer can make a huge statement but also proves that simple is very, very chic, 

Whittney Parkinson laundry room

And clean and streamlined with touches of fun is always in style. 

Whittney Parkinson laundry room

This laundry room is fabulous!

Whittney Parkinson mudroom

We’d love to walk into this mudroom, with plenty of personality and tons of storage. It’s the perfect combination!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We always love it when you do!


Dear Carolina

Hi, friends! Exciting news! My first novel, Dear Carolina, is only $1.99 today on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes and wherever you get your ebooks! Dear Carolina released May 5, 2015 and was one of: 

*PopSugar’s Best Books for Women*
*Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style*
*Glitter Guide’s Must-Read List for June*
*Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads*
*The Herald Sun’s Summer Reads*

It’s the perfect addition to your beach bag!

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  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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House Tour: Moroccan Influence

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We’ve always loved a little Moroccan flavor. But if you think Moroccan always has to mean bright colors and patterns, it’s time to take a second look. If you’d love a taste of Morocco but prefer a more subdued palette, take a peek at this beautiful home in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles designed by Shayelyn Woodbery . You’ll never think of Moroccan style in the same way again!

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House Tour: Upscale Charm

 

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Charm. That’s the word that comes to mind when considering this fabulous Atlanta home designed by the uber talented Meridy King. Incredible architectural details, eclectic style and a landscape plan to write home create a beautiful oasis amidst the city life.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines home office

 

 

The perfect mix of antique and modern, this is the kind of office that is full of inspiration–and perfect for meeting clients!

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines dining room

 

A round dining table is one of our favorite things. Especially in a square dining room, it is so chic and allows for conversation in a way that other shapes simply don’t.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines foyer

Rustic touches are always welcome.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines living room

 

 

This room proves that you don’t have to pick a “style.” Traditional, laid-back furnishings pair perfectly with modern art and a rustic fireplace.  And, of course, accessories always put something great over the top!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines beeroom

It’s amazing how simple architectural details can add so much charm. 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines porch

The outdoor living spaces perfectly mirror the interior of this fabulous home. 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines porch

In the outdoors, as with interiors, it’s all about the little things! The details make this space so chic.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines outdoors

Just, wow. This is a photo made for Pinterest! And wonderful conversation with someone you love.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines

Lush and well planned yet totally unfussy, this is the kind of landscape architecture dreams are made of! Do you see those tiny stone steps into the water? Swooning! The dog looks almost as if he was planted there to perfect the scene!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | INTERIOR DESIGN Meridy King, Meridy King Interiors.| LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adriana Hernandez, Arcoiris Design Gardening | ARCHITECT Bill Edwards, Edwards Architecture Ltd. | Photography: Erica George Dines garden

If we weren’t dreaming of spring before (Which, I mean, who are we kidding? We’re always dreaming of spring!) we certainly are now! Fresh vegetables and beautiful blooms are only weeks away! And a home and garden this fabulous can’t help but make us want to start planning our perfect spring landscape!

Thanks so much to all of you for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

 

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