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Under the Southern Sky

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

By Kristy Woodsen Harvey

A Family Drama and Romance with a Modern Twist



Amelia Buxton is reeling from her discovery of her husband’s unfaithfulness with another man, and not just any man, but her hairdresser. Despite this revelation, Amelia is a dedicated journalist in Palm Beach and is digging into the biggest story of her career—abandon embryos at a local clinic. Amelia discovers that some of the abandon embryos belong to her childhood friend Parker Thaysden and his late wife Greer, she debates whether to say something to Parker.

The seemingly perfect Greer passed away three years ago and Parker has been unable to move forward ever since. He had all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows he wants them. He wants to have something of Greer’s, he wants to be a father to Greer’s children, but he is going to need a surrogate.

Amelia and Parker’s families are lifelong next door neighbors and best friends. The Buxton and Thaysden families can’t help but hope their dreams of uniting their families by marriage might finally be in the cards. But is it?


Under the Southern Sky is a sweet modern family drama and romance and is a perfect beach read. It’s quick, charming and entertaining.

Author Kristy Woodsen Harvey’s writing is crisp, clear and delightfully fun. She jets the reader between North Carolina, Palm Beach and New York City with her fast moving writing.

The characters are well-drawn, and you can’t help but feel the emotional struggles both Amelia and Parker are encountering. Harvey creatively even brings Greer back to life through her journal entries, adding yet another dimension to this multi-faceted story.

Harvey is the bestselling author of numerous book including the Peachtree Bluff series. She is the winner of several Southern writing awards and accolades including the Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Read.

Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher Gallery Books

Published April 20, 2021

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