I’ve been married for more than forty years, yet I’m checking the calendar each week, counting down to the April 24th wedding date for one special couple. The winners of last summer’s Lowcountry Wedding Giveaway will experience the charm, beauty, and allure of a southern wedding in the top wedding destination of Charleston, South Carolina. In typical southern…

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Meet Ashley Rhodes. She’s a highly-coveted luxury event planner from the Lowcountry of South Carolina with a reputation for creating breathtaking weddings that have graced the covers of multiple print and online publications. I see Ashley as a storyteller of sorts. When she plans a wedding, Ashley first sits down with a couple, notebook in hand, asks…

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  I’m so happy to officially announce the wedding day for our winners of last summer’s “A Lowcountry Wedding Giveaway” who will have their dream come true in Charleston, South Carolina. On April 24th, Julie Robbins and Ryan Query, will gather under an avenue of ancient oak trees at the historic Legare Waring House in Charleston,…

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5 minutes. One stamp. One envelope and paper. That’s all you need to help be a part of the small campaign with big meaning. The Lowcountry Christmas Letter Campaign kicked off last month in partnership with my publisher, Gallery Books, and Operation Gratitude. The mission: write a short, heartfelt letter to our troops to say we appreciate them this holiday season. Your…

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Thank you, veterans … my heroes. Words fail to convey our heartfelt appreciation for the selfless commitment and sacrifice made by our veterans and their families to protect our freedom. I hope my sincerity and gratitude ring true when I say a simple Thank you. Now we can put our words to action! I’m excited…

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What a whirlwind! We’re finally settled back at home after being on the road for nearly a month celebrating the release of A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING. It’s been wonderful sharing the new installment of the New York Times bestselling Lowcountry series, and I’ve loved talking weddings with so many of you! Thank you for kicking off the summer reading…

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