Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodsen Harvey


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, 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, 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.


Parker is recovering from the death of his wife. When Amelia informs him that his frozen embryos are considered abandoned, it lights a fire which he has trouble controlling.

I fell totally in love with Parker. He is the perfect southern gentleman and I know quite a few and Parker is one of the best. Plus, his tragic situation just pulls at your heart strings and keeps you tuned into his plight.

Then there is Amelia. Amelia grew up with Parker and always considered him a little brother. But, these two now have a new “situation” to deal with. But, as you can guess, with a few missteps, these two work it out and make a fantastic couple. Mix in their parents and you really have a “situation” you do not want to miss.

This is the best book by this author. And I have loved all her books. But this one takes the first place award!

Need a good southern fiction story…THIS IS IT!

I received this novel from the author for a honest review.

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2 Responses to Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodsen Harvey

  1. Thank you SO much for your beautiful review!!

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