This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Under The Southern Sky
Summary: One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ok, if you know me AT ALL- you know I love me some KWH. Her books are just great and they put me in the summer mood- just looking at her cover has me craving beach time, the smell of sunscreen in the air, the sun on my skin, and toes digging in the sand. (Alternatively, I can also picture this same scenario with a pool instead of the beach.)
Having loved Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, Slightly South of Simple, The Secret To Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise, and Feels Like Falling– my expectations were HIGH for Under The Southern Sky.
And KWH did NOT disappoint. In fact, this may be her best work yet. All of her books have heart and soul in them- but over the years- you can tell her writing has grown, matured- she is a seasoned writer now and her characters (especially in UTSS) have definitely benefitted from her years of writing.
What I Liked:
The cover is GORGEOUS.
Amelia and Greer. While both ladies had their own distinctive personalities- you could tell that each of them had that something that is hard to describe- but could be called gritty determination. And that made each of them fascinating to read and learn about.
The ending. I love a book that when I finish it just gives me ALL THE FEELS and Under The Southern Sky delivered with flying colors.
Bottom line: This book needs to be on your MUST READ list.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T