“I loved Under the Magnolias! . . .

Austin Foster is one of the most memorable characters I have ever read.”

Sessalee Hensley,
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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.

Available May 4, 2021

Softcover | $16.99 | 978-1-4964-5361-7

Hardcover | $26.99 | 978-1-4964-5360-0

Under the Magnolias is available to purchase through your distributor of choice or you can contact your Tyndale House Publishers sales rep or call 855-277-9400 to place an order.

“What a voice! If you’re looking for your next Southern fiction fix, T. I. Lowe delivers.”

Julie Cantrell, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Perennials.

“A luminous testimony to the power of neighbors and the ability of a community’s love and faith to shelter its most vulnerable residents. Readers will close the cover with a smile and a long, satisfied sigh.”

Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends.

“T. I. [Lowe] writes with amazing grace and beautifully depicts the cost of keeping secrets when help might be available.”

Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author

Under the Magnolias is a moving portrayal of the power of family—the one we’re born into and the one we create—and the resilience of the human spirit.”

Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA Today bestselling author of Feels Like Falling

“With a wide cast of fun, offbeat characters, a mix of heartbreak and humor, and a heaping handful of grit, Under the Magnolias will delight Lowe’s legion of fans!”

Lauren K. Denton, USA Today bestselling author of The Summer House

About the author

T. I. Lowe


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 number one bestseller. She lives with her husband and family in coastal South Carolina.

If you would like to invite T. I. Lowe to a bookstore, library, or book club event, please use the contact form on her website at tilowe.com/contact.