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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 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.
Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker. Journalist Amelia Paxton is ticking life goals off her list including a New York Times "Modern Love" column about her perfect marriage when she catches her husband in a tryst with her male hairdresser. Shocked, she flees to her North Carolina hometown to regroup. While there, her research for a story about frozen embryos leads her to discover her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer had frozen four embryos. Amelia was diagnosed with primary ovarian insufficiency at 14 and thought she'd come to terms with her infertility, but she changes her mind and determines to serve as a surrogate for Parker and Greer's embryos. After she gets back in touch with Parker, the two eventually fall in love, despite Amelia's fear that Parker won't get over Greer. Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book's happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women's fiction will devour this.
From a southern girl…. Reminds you of all that is charming and endearing about southern writing.
Easy read, a bit predictable and cheesy but kept my attention, good beach read
Could not put this book down! Made me smile, made me sad, brought tears to my eyes, just beautifully written.