Welcome to Maplehurst.

“Christie’s words are lyrical beauty, an ode to place and peace. This book is a gentle call to all, no matter where God has us, to make place and cultivate hope.”

– Hannah Queen, author of Honey and Jam

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.

“Warning: this book will make you homesick–for people as well as for places. Christie channels Madeleine L’Engle and Tasha Tudor in this love letter to the history of places and the people who have made their home in them.”

– Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Never Unfriended and co-host of the Out of the Ordinary podcast   


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