Thursday, February 11, 2021

Under the Magnolias By T. I Lowe GIVEAWAY!


This night not only marked the end to the drought, but also the end to the long-held secret we’d kept hidden under the magnolias.

Magnolia, South Carolina, 1980
Austin Foster is barely a teenager when her mama dies giving birth to twins, leaving her to pick up the pieces while holding her six siblings together and doing her best to stop her daddy from retreating into his personal darkness.

Scratching out a living on the family’s tobacco farm is as tough as it gets. When a few random acts of kindness help to ease the Fosters’ hardships, Austin finds herself relying upon some of Magnolia’s most colorful citizens for friendship and more. But it’s next to impossible to hide the truth about the goings-on at Nolia Farms, and Austin’s desperate attempts to save face all but break her.

Just when it seems she might have something more waiting for her―with the son of a wealthy local family who she’s crushed on for years―her father makes a choice that will crack wide-open the family’s secrets and lead to a public reckoning. There are consequences for loving a boy like Vance Cumberland, but there is also freedom in the truth.

T. I. Lowe’s gritty yet tender and uplifting tale reminds us that a great story can break your heart . . . then heal it in the best possible way. 

Pick up your copy here...

T.I. Lowe is an ordinary country girl who loves to tell extraordinary stories and is the author of nearly twenty published novels including her debut, LULU’S CAFÉ, a #1 bestseller. She lives with her husband and family in coastal South Carolina. Find her at or on Facebook (T.I.Lowe), Instagram (Tilowe), and Twitter (@Tilowe).

My thoughts...

Southern fiction at it's finest.  Coming of age like none other. This was my first book by Lowe. I was blown away. Why are more people not reading this authors books? You are going to love these kids you are going to root for them every step of the way. The ending was such a treat, I love a happy ending. Lowe has moved to the top of my must read author list. Oh did I say I now want a tattoo...
I rarely give 5 stars this is a 5 star read and I HIGHLY recommend this book!
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Emma and I have been out book shopping, I need to add this one to my list for next month.

  2. I have never heard of this author before.

  3. This on3 sounds fantastic. I have another of her books but have yet to read it.