Several months ago, I met with the bubbly Sarah Sadler Butler and her adorable toddler, West to discuss creating an illustration for a book she wrote. I have never done an illustration before but was overjoyed that she wanted me to be a part of something so fun. She has a passion for the culture of the South and I was excited to embark on a project that glorified that.
So, I settled into reading the book, set in Charleston and rich with southern gems of phrases and twisty relationships. The characters were as rich as a good pie. The relationship between Larken and her mother Bunny was so fun to watch unfold.
I LOVED it. I missed the characters after I was finished and highly recommend reading this book. I feel like I know these characters-maybe because I have come across a few in my life who she could have easily based them on! It’s so Southern in every good way.
You can purchase a copy on Amazon here OR you can come pick up your very own copy this Thursday, August 6 at Parnassus Books here in Nashville at 6:00. I will be there and there will be giveaways of this cute little bunny who is so sneaky, yet elegant just like the character Bunny herself:
Read this review for yourself and trust me, you will not be able to put it down:
As rich and distinctive as the Lowcountry itself, Southern Solstice presents a clever and charismatic journey of love, heartache, adaptation and emotional fortitude as told through a patina of family heritage.
When twenty-four-year-old Larken Devereaux is left brokenhearted by her fiancé on the West Coast, she reluctantly returns to her charmed aristocratic roots in Charleston, South Carolina to rebuild her life and gain self-determination in a prominent southern family that offers everything and requires nothing.
As her impetuous mother orchestrates a reunion with a first love, Larken becomes entangled in a dilemma where she must choose between an intriguing, passionate plastic surgeon—who is anything but superficial—and the annoyingly irresistible man who has silently loved her forever.