Tour a Massucco Warner Designed Deer Valley Home


TOUR a Massucco Warner Designed Deer Valley Home

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FAVORITE Rattan and Wicker Pendant Lights

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Preorder Under the Southern Sky and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover–and be automatically entered in allll the giveaways!

Under the Southern Sky Giveaways:

September: 3 Winners Will Receive a Copy of Feels Like Falling and a Feels Like Falling Candle

October: 25 Winners Will Receive a Pair of Under the Southern Sky Sunnies

November: 1 Winner Will Receive a Fabulous Box of Sea Oats Candle CompanyGoodies including Candles, Soap, and Room Spray

December: 25 Winners Will Receive an I Read KWH Tote Bag

January: 2 Winners Will Receive a Set of SIX Books from Gallery Books (A mix of advance copies and new releases) including an advance copy of Under the Southern Sky

February: 25 Winners Will Receive and I Read KWH Tote Bag AND a Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

March: Laura Park Tote Bag and Beach Towel

April: Surprise Grand Prize!

*And lots of other fun surprises along the way!*


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Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

House Tour:Deer Valley




I learned how to ski when I was three. Dad was an avid skier, and skiing was one of those things he valued as a critical life skill. Like walking. Or breathing.  



My first ski trip was to Snowshoe, West Virginia, and, from there, Mom and Dad took me to all the major skiing destinations out West and the French and Swiss alps. (If you’ve never skied through twelve miles of cow pasture, you haven’t really skied.) 



From Aspen to Mont Blanc, my very favorite ski destination, the one that I would return to again and again, is Deer Valley.



It’s Mom’s favorite too. Dad likes to go off script a little, doesn’t care about perfectly groomed, marked trails or beautiful mountainside restaurants to stop off for lunch. But we do.



Because of our love for Deer Valley, it’s really no surprise that we are pretty much obsessed with this gorgeous Deer Valley Home designed by Massucco Warner Miller



It is, like the ski destination around it, the right mix of outdoorsy chic and plush comfort. 




Little Will will be five soon, and I have had all sorts of mom guilt about not teaching him to ski before now. But five isn’t so old. This winter is definitely the winter. 



We’ve been researching the best ski schools, the newest destinations.



But one look at this gorgeous home serves as a reminder of what is so wonderful about my favorite ski spot.



The beauty and elegance of this fabulous home is representative of a larger whole.



And makes me think that there are few other places as perfect for falling in love with skiing. 



Now, if they could design a way to keep our toes from getting cold (and rent us this house!), we’d really be all set. Do you like to ski? Or are you more of a drink-hot-cocoa-and-watch-the-snow-fall kind of person? Either way, we hope you’ve loved getting a peek inside this gorgeous mountain home!


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I am SO excited and flattered that so many book clubs have chosen Lies and Other Acts of Love as one of their reads for the year! My calendar is filling up with Skype and in-person visits, so please let me know if you’d like me to chat with your book club.

And we are so THRILLED by the number of beautiful homes we are going to have as a part of the Slightly South of Simple book tour for next April and May. If you might be interested in having the Slightly South of Simple tour come to your house (or town!), or would like more information, don’t hesitate to email me at