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Casey Black needs an escape. When her picture-perfect vow renewal ceremony ends in her being left at the altar, the former model turned social media influencer has new fame—the kind she never wanted. An embarrassing, viral video has cost her millions of followers, and her seven-year marriage is over. With her personal and business lives in shambles, Casey runs from New York City to South Carolina’s Lowcountry hoping to find long-lost family. Family who can give her more answers about her past than her controlling mom-slash-manager has ever been willing to share.

What Casey doesn’t expect is a postcard-worthy property on a three-hundred-acre farm, history, culture, and a love of sweet tea. She spends her days caring for the land and her nights cooking much needed Southern comfort foods. She also meets Nigel, the handsome farm manager whose friendship has become everything she’s never had. And then there are the secrets her mother can no longer hide.

Through the pages of her great-grandmother’s journals, Casey discovers her roots run deeper than the Lowcountry soil. She learns that she has people. A home. A legacy to uphold. And a great new love story—if only she is brave enough to leave her old life behind.


The Thing About Home is a beautifully written story about family, self-discovery, secrets, and forgiveness. It is a truly wonderful and most enjoyable read!”

—Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author

“Southern writing at its best, The Thing About Home is a warm, atmospheric reminder that home is more than just a physical place—it’s family and friends and safety and unconditional love.”

—Emily March, New York Times bestselling author

"I tried to slow down as I came closer to the last page because I didn’t want this book to end. I’ve loved every book by Rhonda McKnight, but this one is her best!”

—Victoria Christopher Murray, New York Times bestselling author of The Personal Librarian and NAACP Award–winning author of Stand Your Ground 


Rhonda McKnight


Rhonda McKnight is the author of several bestselling novels, including An Inconvenient Friend and What Kind of Fool. She is the winner of the 2015 Emma Award for Inspirational Romance of the Year. She loves reading and writing books that touch the heart of women through complex plots and interesting characters in crisis. Themes of faith, forgiveness, and hope are central to her stories. Originally from a small coastal town in New Jersey, Rhonda writes from the comfort of her South Carolina home.

Connect with Rhonda:

Instagram: @authorrhondamcknight
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