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Under the Southern Sky 

BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF –   Get one for Mom and One for Yourself !

 

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Kara Miller Interiors | Brantley Photography

 

 

House Tour: Kara Miller Interiors

 

 

5 Most Repinned posts Humphrey Munsen Kitchen design
Humphrey Munson Kitchens | Paul Craig Photography

 

 

In Good Taste: Humphrey Munson Handmade Kitchens

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The Fox Group | Lindsay Salazar Photography

 

 

Beautiful Organization Posts

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House Tour:  Ham Interior Design

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Under the Southern Sky is an instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!!

Debuting at #8!

 

  • It’s a dream that every author has- finding out that their book made THE list. Today is my day to pinch myself and break out the bubbly!
    I couldn’t have done this without all the support my fans provided. From getting excited aboutUnder the Southern Sky, preordering, telling all your friends and showing up for virtual and live events- you helped me achieve a dream today. And I will be forever grateful!

    With just a few days until Mother’s Day, have you picked something up for mom yet? At the special BUY 1 GET 1 50% Off,  Under the Southern Sky is the perfect gift for you and your Mom!

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    UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Under the Southern Sky Inspiration House Tour: Parker’s Family Home

Photos by: Jeff Herr Photography

 

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you’ve been around this week, so many thank yous for helping me celebrate the release of my seventh novel, Under the Southern Sky!

 

 

If you haven’t been here, you’re definitely going to want to check out yesterday’s house tour, which inspired the family home in this story, Dogwood. 

 

 

Under the Southern Sky begins when Amelia, an investigative journalist, discovers that a cluster of frozen embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned”–and she’s put in the unenviable position of having to tell him.

 

 

Parker and Amelia grew up as neighbors in the charming, seaside town of Cape Carolina, their houses next door to each other on the end of a gorgeous peninsula. 

 

 

Amelia’s mother Elizabeth, one of the protagonists, and Parker’s mother Olivia always dreamed when they were children that they would grow up, live next door to each other and have children that grew up to get married too.

 

 

They did end up living next door to each other.

 

 

But the rest of the dream hasn’t quite panned out, despite their intensive meddling.

 

 

The home Olivia and her family live in next door to Dogwood is beautiful and charming,

 

 

The perfect blend of Southern traditional style,

 

 

And modern updates.

 

 

When I’m creating homes on the page, I always love to draw inspiration from the pages of Design Chic.

 

 

And this gorgeous James Farmer home seemed to me the perfect place for Parker to have grown up. 

 

 

Cozy enough for family living,

 

 

Polished enough for entertaining in style,

 

 

And full of treasures collected from all stages of life,

 

 

This is the kind of house that truly becomes home.

 

 

From a sweet bath,

 

 

To a charming bedroom,

 

 

Every space is dripping with Farmer’s fabulous, signature style.

 

 

We love his use of color, pattern and texture to pull a room together in the exact right way,

 

 

And I know my characters Olivia and Parker would agree! Thanks to all of you who have already read or ordered Under the Southern Sky–and huge thanks to those who have visited me on tour, in real life or virtually! Your friendly faces are the absolute best part of being on the road.

If you haven’t read Under the Southern Sky yet, don’t miss the book that Country Living says is: “Perfect for: fans of beach reads, P.S. I Love You, and anything by authors Jennifer Weiner and Elin Hilderbrand. A perfect pick for book clubs or a weekend read, Under the Southern Sky follows journalist Amelia as she makes a heart-wrenching discovery that changes everything.”

Under the Southern Sky is AVAILABLE FROM: YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, BOOKSHOP.ORGAMAZONBARNES & NOBLEBOOKS-A-MILLIONTARGET AND EVERYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD.

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.

Under the Southern Sky

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
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 Buxton, 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.

Visit Kristy On Tour! In Real Life or Virtually Coming This Week:

Visit Kristy’s Full Tour Schedule.

Read my new Parade Magazine Article HERE

 

Under the Southern Sky Inspiration House Tour: Dogwood

 

Dogwood. It’s the grand and rambling family home at the center of my new novel, Under the Southern Sky–which just released YESTERDAY!! 

 

 

The childhood home of protagonist Amelia, it is a part of the Saxton family’s legacy, the house at the end of a peninsula in the beautiful seaside town of Cape Carolina.

 

 

Warm and welcoming with all the trappings of a traditional southern home, whereas this stunner designed by James Farmer and photographed by Jeff Herr is having its heyday, Dogwood has begun to fall into a bit of disrepair. 

 

 

Elizabeth, Amelia’s mother, is doing everything she can to hang onto her cherished family home, the place that holds all her best memories, her biggest secrets–and her sister, Aunt Tilley, who has taken up permanent residence in the East Wing.

 

 

The massive house has become more than Elizabeth and her husband can handle, but she can’t quite imagine giving it up.

 

 

What will happen to Dogwood? You’ll have to read Under the Southern Sky to find out!

 

 

But, in the meantime, this charming, warm and homey James Farmer-designed beauty provided plenty of inspiration for what Dogwood could be if someone could restore it to its former glory. If only

 

 

Houses and settings are always at the root of my stories, a solid foundation that grounds them,

 

 

And having so much inspiration from Design Chic certainly helps me create those spaces in my mind!

 

 

I hope that you’ll pick up a copy and lose yourself in the setting,

 

 

The story, 

 

 

And the magical divinity that exists…

 

 

Under the Southern Sky.

 

 

I hope you’ll join me there this spring, sit on the porch, sip some sweet tea and stay awhile! I am so incredibly grateful for the beyond amazing support this wonderful, vibrant Design Chic community has lent my writing career over these past few years. Thanks for all your kind words and for being my biggest cheerleaders! It means more than words can say!

 

Under the Southern Sky is AVAILABLE FROM: YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, BOOKSHOP.ORGAMAZONBARNES & NOBLEBOOKS-A-MILLIONTARGET AND EVERYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD.

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.

Under the Southern Sky

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
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 Buxton, 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.

Visit Kristy On Tour! In Real Life or Virtually Coming This Week:

Visit Kristy’s Full Tour Schedule.

 

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Which Character are You & Five Favorites

WHICH UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY CHARACTER ARE YOU? + GIVEAWAYS

 

 

We are ONE DAY until the release of UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, my seventh novel–and I have to share about the fun celebration we’ll be having this week on Friends & Fiction

Friends and Fiction is a weekly Facebook Live happy hour chat that Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and I host every Wednesday at 7pm ET with some of your favorite authors, including Kristin Hannah, Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kidd,  Lisa Wingate, William Kent Kruger and many more, all to support independent bookstores!  On Wednesday, April 21, we will be revealing the answers to this Quiz: Which Under the Southern Sky Character are you.

If you’re coming to any of the LIVE events on April 21 or before, I’ll have hard copies of the quizzes available. Speaking of, have you checked out my full tour schedule? Seeing readers and celebrating a launch with them–even if it’s online–is the most fun part. I’d love to see you!

WHICH UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY CHARACTER ARE YOU?

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Don’t forget to stop byFriends & Fiction here orhere on Wednesday, April 21, where I’ll reveal the answers! I will be giving away prizes in each category, so you’re definitely going to want to stop by and join in on the fun!

DO YOU NEED PERSONALIZED COPIES OF UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY?

 

Feel free to call any of the bookstores on my tour! I will be personalizing mail orders at every store!

Porter Co Book Shoppe (Direct Message on Instagram) Please place order before April 16 for personalization

Zia Boutique Please place order before April 16 for personalization

Beaufort Linen CoI personalize all my books here all year long.

Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, Call 1-800-Dee-Gees. I personalize all my books here all year long.

Also AVAILABLE FROM: YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, BOOKSHOP.ORGAMAZONBARNES & NOBLEBOOKS-A-MILLIONTARGET AND EVERYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD.

 

Thanks so much for all your sup ort friends. I cannot wait for UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY to be in your hands on April 20!

 

 

 

 

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A BIG THANK YOU to PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY  for Choosing Under the Southern Sky as one of their April 19 BOOKS OF THE WEEK!

 

 

 

 

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Celerie Kemble Island Whimsy: Designing Paradise

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Karen Millet Photography | Rizzoli New York

 

Happiest Monday, friends! Can you believe it’s already Spring? We feel like this year is flying by, pandemic and all. If you feel the same, take a moment today to slow down, refresh, and get a taste of this fabulous paradise by the sea designed by Celerie Kemble Interiors.  Then order her new book – you’ll want to savor every, single amazing detail!

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy curb appeal
Karen Millet Photography

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Karen Millet Photography

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Douglas Friedman Photography

 

Celerie Kemble Interiors Island Whimsy
Karen Millet Photography

 

bedroom with custom canopy bed
Karen Millet Photography

Celerie Kemble Interiors

Images courtesy of Rizzoli Books

 

Thanks for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!

 

1 Week Until Under the Southern Sky!!

 

 

Need a breather?? Take a quick, 30-second vacay Under the Southern Sky with me… Can’t wait to share my favorite book yet with you on April 20! Have a great day, friends! Can’t wait to see you on tour, starting next week!

 

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Under the Southern Sky

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, 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, Buxton Beach. 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.

 

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Tour a Palm Beach Beauty & Five Favorites

 

 

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Five favorites

 

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Less than 2 Weeks Until Under the Southern Sky. Order your copy today!

 

 

Hi, friends!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the weather is warming and, by all accounts, Spring is here! (If that isn’t a blessing to count, I don’t know what is.) All that means that now is the perfect time to start making your spring and summer reading list. To that end, I am so thrilled to share the gorgeous new book trailer for Under the Southern Sky with you today!

 

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Under the Southern Sky

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, 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, Buxton Beach. 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.

 

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House Tour: Melanie Millner Designed Welcoming Retreat

 

Need a getaway today? We hear you! So do we! Fortunately for us, this Lake Burton House, designed by Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier and beautifully photographed by Emily Followill is a vacation in a few minutes. Stop, look, linger, savor. (And stay in your sweats!) Then, we urge you: Start again. There is so, so much to see. 

 

Melanie Milner Design Atelier kitchen

Melanie Milner Design Atelier pool table

 

Melanie Milner Design Atelier shiplap

Melanie Milner Design Atelier bedroom

Melanie Milner Design Atelier blue shiplap

Melanie Milner Design Atelier bedroom

 

bathroom with freestanding tub

 

screened porch

 

screened porch

 

STYLIST

Eleanor Roper Stylist

ARCHITECT

Pritchett + Dixon

CONTRACTOR

SJ Construction

 

2 Weeks Until Under the Southern Sky

 

 

Hi, friends!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the weather is warming and, by all accounts, Spring is here! (If that isn’t a blessing to count, I don’t know what is.) All that means that now is the perfect time to start making your spring and summer reading list. To that end, I am so thrilled to share the gorgeous new book trailer for Under the Southern Sky with you today!

Preorder HERE

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, 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, Buxton Beach. 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.

 

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In Good Taste: Mark Cunningham Interiors

 

Great design is all about the details. And no one’s work embodies that more than the good taste of Mark Cunningham.  Take a peek and we think you’ll agree!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting.  We always love seeing you here!

 

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Under the Southern Sky

 

 

Hi, friends!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the weather is warming and, by all accounts, Spring is here! (If that isn’t a blessing to count, I don’t know what is.) All that means that now is the perfect time to start making your spring and summer reading list. To that end, I am so thrilled to share the gorgeous new book trailer forUnder the Southern Skywith you today!

 

Releases in just two short weeks! Preorder your copy today!

 

CLICK Each Image to Learn More:

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, 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, Buxton Beach. 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.

 

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