Welcome to Maplehurst.

“In one sense, Placemaker is a particular story rooted in a Pennsylvania farmhouse and shaded by the canopies of tall and aging trees. In another sense, it’s the universal story, swept up and carried in the river of human longing: to belong.”

– Jen Pollock Michel, award-winning author of Teach Us to WantKeeping Place, and Surprised by Paradox

Weaving together my family’s journey with stories of botanical marvels and the histories of the flawed yet inspiring placemakers who shaped the land generations ago, I invite my readers to clap their hands along with the trees of the fields. Placemaker is a timely reminder that the cultivation of good and beautiful places is not a retreat from the real world but a holy pursuit of a world that is more real than we know. A call to tend the soul, the land, and the places we share with one another. A reminder that we are always headed home.

“Carl Rogers said, ‘What is most personal is most universal.’ I kept thinking of that while reading Christie Purifoy’s smart and beautiful book.”

– John Blase, author and poet (The Jubilee)   


Like book pages pulled from a vintage treasure.

Printed in full color on quality paper, these prints are like illustrations pulled from an old almanac or diary. The separate black and white prints are ideal for adding your own artistic touch in watercolor or pencil. This illustrated guide, with inspiration for the kitchen, the garden, and the bookshelf, would make a meaningful gift, perhaps with a clipboard for display, bundled with art supplies, or included in a notebook of seasonal inspiration. If you package or display these creatively, I would love to see! Use the hashtag #weareplacemakers and tag me @christiepurifoy on Instagram.

This is a special gift only available during this gift-giving season. Pre-order your book before December 25!

It’s simple!


Send your proof of purchase.

Email a copy (jpg, pdf, or screenshot) of your receipt to placemakercp@gmail.comThe file can be attached to the email or pasted into the body of the email.

Fill out our form.

Click the button below to enter your contact information. My pre-order friends will be added to a private mailing list and will receive updates about the book release and be the first invited to the launch team.

Accept your gift.

After we receive your information, the illustrated prints will slip quietly into your inbox within 48 hours, usually less!

Don’t forget: this gift is only available through December 24.

Questions? Please email me at placemakercp@gmail.com

Please allow 2-3 business days for us to process your request, and watch your inbox for an email titled “Your Placemaker Pre-order Perks.”

Pre-ordering a book helps the author and guarantees the lowest price!

In addition, everyone who submits their pre-order information this month will have the chance to put their name down for my private Placemaker launch team. The size of the launch team will be capped at one hundred, but those one hundred supporters will be given exclusive access to the stories behind the writing of the book and its publication through online conversation, Q&As, and other gifts.

This illustrated guide to the four seasons at Maplehurst is my gift to you.

Thank you for pre-ordering Placemaker.


This gift is only available through Christmas Eve!








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