There is something about picking your first read of a new year that just gives me a thrill. You want it to be a GREAT book and you know I have so many to choose from. So I think hard about my choices. I usually don’t pick a new to me author as my first book of the new year- better to go with an author I am familiar with. I comb through my ARC’s, my own books and my Netgalley links- looking for the book that will start my reading journey of reading 75 books in a year…
And this year I’ve picked……
Under The Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey (releasing 4.20.21!)
About 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, internationally bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife).
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.
I want to make someone have a wonderful day- so I’m giving away a PREORDER of Under The Southern Sky (it releases 4.20.21 so it won’t come to you till then!) Rules & Fine Print: Open to US only. This contest is void where prohibited. This contest is in no way sponsored by Rafflecopter, Amazon or my social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). No purchase necessary to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter’s randomized program. Winner will be emailed for their mailing address & bookstore will send package directly to them. The giveaway ends January 8th at 11:59pm.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T
8 thoughts on “First Read of 2021 + a Giveaway!”
I already have a preorder and a netgalley, so I’m not entering. It’s the next book I’m going to read.
Sounds like a great read.
Happy New Year!
It’s really good so far (but I love her books!) Happy New Year!
Great pick for your first book of the year! I have a review copy so I’ll wish other readers Good Luck!!
I’m not super far into it- but loving what I’ve read so far!
I feel the same way about the first book of a new year! It’s a monumental thing. LOL My first read of 2021 was Lore by Alexandra Bracken (SO GOOD).
Yes it’s def a monumental thing- I completely agree!