Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Review: Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Under the Southern Sky
by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Amelia Buxton has quite the life events happen one on top of the other and they bring her back to her hometown to put the pieces back together and decide what she wants to do next, some interesting encounters with someone from the past may really alter her path.  

There is so much that happens in this book from journal entries from Parker's deceased wife to professional upsets to the most obvious of personal entanglements, this book had it all.  I don't know if you would define it as a women's fiction or romance, but either way, the reader knows that this could more than likely end up in a happy ever after, but the journey is so worth it with this one!  The ups and the downs were perfectly timed and I appreciated that life had some speed bumps before things could come together.  

I have been a Kristy Woodson Harvey fan for a long time and always anticipate her books as she writes women who are full and whole with honest hurdles and stories.  I don't need to read a synopsis, I will read what she writes!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for a review where author and book were both unknown to me. Now to track it down!


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