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The winner is…

24 Nov

Love Blossom in Oregon

The name drawn in Miralee Ferrell’s Winner’s Choice giveaway was:

Lisa Stifler 

Lisa has already claimed her prize and has chosen to receive a copy of Blowing on Dandelions.  Thank you all so much for visiting and participating in the wonderful Q & A! 

 

Review: The Nativity Bride

20 Nov

The Nativity Bride

The Nativity Bride by Miralee Ferrell

Deborah Summers has waited five years and prayed for Curt Warren to return to Goldendale, Washington, passing up another marriage proposal by believing in her first love. When tragedy finally brings him home, will a rift with his father drive him away too quickly?

Thoughts:

 I loved The Nativity Bride! Set in Goldendale, Washington, in the fall of 1875, this holiday novella captivated me and warmed my heart. Deborah Summers and Curt Warren’s story was touching and tender and I would love to read more of these endearing characters.

Miralee Ferrell pens stories you don’t want to end and characters you don’t want to let go of. The Nativity Bride is certainly no exception! A beautiful story of enduring love and the power of forgiveness, The Nativity Bride is a must read this holiday season!

Purchase your copy of The Nativity Bride from Amazon or Barnes and Noble for $0.99. 

 

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Miralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and former ACFW chapter president who has published multiple contemporary and historical romance novels since starting to write in 2005. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

 

Interact with Miralee:

Website:  http://www.miraleeferrell.com

Facebook Author page:  http://www.facebook.com/miraleeferrell

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/miraleeferrell

 

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

Review: Dreaming on Daisies + GIVEAWAY

18 Nov

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Dreaming on Daisies by Miralee Ferrell

When her father’s debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson’s family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah’s family secrets—and the pain of her past—come to a head. They could destroy everything she’s fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.

Thoughts:

Miralee Ferrell is a master storyteller and I adore her books!  Dreaming on Daisies is an emotional journey that is both entertaining and encouraging. Leah Carlson is a young woman who has been hurt by secrets and strife. However, as this beautiful story conveys, wounded hearts can find healing. I loved this wonderful, historical romance and highly recommend it, as well as the other books in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series!

While any of the books in the series can stand alone, I encourage you to read them in order. In doing so, you will come to know the residents of Baker City, Oregon, and understand their stories.

I received a complimentary copy of Dreaming on Daisies.  All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

 

Miralee Ferrell- headshot

 

Miralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and former ACFW chapter president who has published multiple contemporary and historical romance novels since starting to write in 2005. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

 

Interact with Miralee:

Website:  http://www.miraleeferrell.com

Facebook Author page:  http://www.facebook.com/miraleeferrell

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/miraleeferrell

 

GIVEAWAY!

Visit yesterday’s Ask the Author post to ask Miralee a question and enter to win your choice of one book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series!  The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends Saturday, November 22 at 11:59 pm CST.  

Love Blossoms in Oregon- Enter to win

Ask the Author: Miralee Ferrell + GIVEAWAY

17 Nov

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I am thrilled to welcome Miralee Ferrell back to Buzzing About Books!  Miralee loves interacting with readers and wants to answer your questions.  She is graciously offering one book from her Love Blossoms in Oregon series, winner’s choice.  To enter, simply ask Miralee a question in the comments below and stop by later to read her answer.

 

 

Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. She is also able to combine two other passions—horseback riding and spending time with her grown children—since her married daughter lives nearby, and they often ride together on the wooded trails near their home. During early 2013 the family welcomed a baby granddaughter, and Miralee is totally in love with being a grandmother to baby Kate.

Ironically, Miralee, now the author of nine novels and a contributor in four compilations, never had a burning desire to write—at least more than her own memoirs for her children. So she was shocked when God called her to start writing after she turned fifty. To Miralee, writing is a ministry that she hopes will impact hearts, and she anticipates how God will use each of her books to bless and change lives.

An avid reader, Miralee has a large collection of first edition Zane Grey books that she started collecting as a young teen. Her love for his storytelling ability inspired her desire to write fiction set in the Old West. “But I started writing historical fiction without even meaning to,” Miralee says, laughing. She’d always planned on writing contemporary women’s fiction, but God had other ideas. After signing her first contract for the novel Love Find You in Last Chance, California, she decided to research the town and area. To her dismay, she discovered the town no longer existed and hadn’t since the 1960s. Though it had been a booming town in the late 1880s, it had pretty much died out in the 1930s. So her editor suggested switching to a historical version, and Miralee agreed, although she’d never even considered that era.

It didn’t take long to discover she had a natural flair for that time period, having read and watched so many Western stories while growing up. From that point on she was hooked. Her 1880s stories continue to grow in acclaim each year. Her novel Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, won the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction, and Universal Studios requested a copy of her debut novel, The Other Daughter, for a potential family movie.

Aside from writing and her outdoor activities, Miralee has lived a varied life. She and her husband have been deeply involved in building two of their own homes over the years, as well as doing a full remodel on a one-hundred-year-old Craftsman style home they owned and loved for four years. They also owned a saw mill at the time and were able to provide much of the interior wood products. Miralee has done everything from driving a fork lift, to stoking the huge, 120 year-old-boiler, and off-bearing lumber, to running a small planer and staking boards in the dry kiln.

Besides their horse friends, Miralee and her husband have owned cats, dogs (a six-pound, long-haired Chihuahua named Lacey was often curled up on her lap as she wrote this book), rabbits, and yes, even two cougars, Spunky and Sierra, rescued from breeders who didn’t have the ability or means to care for them properly.

Miralee and Allen have lived in Alaska and the San Juan Islands for just under a year each, where she became actively involved in women’s ministry. Later, she took a counseling course and earned her accreditation with the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as being a licensed minister (not a pastor) through her denomination.

Miralee also speaks at women’s groups, libraries, historical societies, and churches about her writing journey.

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DreamingDaisies_Revised

 When her father’s debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson’s family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah’s family secrets—and the pain of her past—come to a head. They could destroy everything she’s fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.

 

The Nativity Bride

 

Deborah Summers has waited five years and prayed for Curt Warren to return to Goldendale, Washington, passing up another marriage proposal by believing in her first love. When tragedy finally brings him home, will a rift with his father drive him away too quickly?

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY!

To enter to win your choice of one Love Blossoms in Oregon book, please ask Miralee a question in the comments below.  Then, enter the Rafflecopter.  Be sure to stop back by and read Miralee’s answers!  This giveaways is open to US residents only and ends Saturday, November 22 at 11:59 CST.   

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Love Blossom in Oregon

 

 

It’s a Party!

26 Sep

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Miralee Ferrell is hosting a RELEASE PARTY on Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. EST. 

Celebrate the release of DREAMING ON DAISIES! Lot of great prizes will be given away- books, a gift card, and a Kindle Paperwhite. Don’t miss the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/643201199129057/

Cover Reveal- A Horse for Kate

14 Aug

A Horse for Kate

A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell

From the Author, Miralee Ferrell: 

A Horse for Kate is my first book in the four book Horses and Friends series, releasing March 1, 2015, geared to girls ages 8-14.

Join the Horses and Friends Facebook group if you’re a mom or guardian of a girl that age who loves horses! This is a group for girls ages 8-14 who love horses, horse books, love strong family values, and want to learn more about each. Miralee Ferrell (moderator) is a multi-published author with a four-book series of middle-grade horse books releasing March 1, 2015. The desire for this group is to get Moms and their daughters (or girl and grandmother, girl and aunt, etc) involved in a safe environment where they can discuss and share their love for horses, pictures, stories, ask questions about all things horsey, and have fun!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/557862000987196/

Free- Today Only!

30 Jun

I just received exciting news from Miralee Ferrell!  The Other Daughter and Finding Jeena are FREE on Amazon, today only!  Click the images below to be taken to the Kindle store!

 

The Other Daughter

 

Finding Jeena

 

Barnes & Noble links: The Other Daughter and Finding Jeena

$0.99 Sale- Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon

30 Jun

LFY- Bridal Veil, OR

Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell

Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon is on sale for a limited time for only $0.99!  Download your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Amidst a backdrop of thievery and murder in historic Bridal Veil, Oregon, a schoolteacher is torn between the memories of a distant love and the man who could be her future. Margaret Garvey had given her heart to Nathaniel, but he left town six years before. Now shes giving love another chance, but her decision to build a new life with Andrew is shaken when Nathaniel steams back into Bridal Veil on a riverboat to work at the nearby sawmill. When disaster strikes the town and threatens the welfare of its citizens, Margaret will be faced with the most important choice of her life.

Win with Miralee Ferrell

14 May

Want to win your choice of any one of Miralee Ferrell’s novels?  YES! 

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To enter, simply visit Miralee’s new blog location, http://www.miraleeferrell.com, and subscribe to her blog.  Then, leave a comment letting her know you did! 

 Forget Me Not

Miralee’s newest release, Forget Me Not, is available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.   

Forget Me Not- Special Promo

28 Apr

Now through Tuesday, Forget Me Not by Miralee Ferrell is available in eBook format for only $0.99! 

Don’t miss this wonderful story at a wonderful price!  Download your Kindle copy or Nook copy today!!

 

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not by Miralee Ferrell

Synopsis:

Can a Lost Love be Redeemed?

Baker City, Oregon, 1881

Seven years ago, Julia McKenzie rejected the man she loved, wanting to experience more of life. Now, at the age of twenty-four, she regrets that decision. What will Seth think of her, when they encounter one another hundreds of miles from home? Will the man she cared for understand the direction her life has taken and love her in spite of her choices?

Pastor Seth Russell has never completely forgotten the girl he once courted. When she shows up in his new home of Baker City, all those feelings return. But why is she sneaking around town late at night? Even more important, will she reject him and break his heart again, or can God heal the breach between them?

Thoughts:

Forget Me Not is a story that is as beautiful and unique as its namesake! This heartfelt novella is a wonderful addition to the Love Blossoms in Oregon series. While any of the books in the series can stand alone, I encourage you to read them in order. In doing so, you will come to know the residents of Baker City, Oregon, and understand their stories.

Miralee Ferrell is a master storyteller and has once again penned an exceptional story. I loved the endearing characters and their spiritual and emotional journeys! I was also touched by the themes of compassion and forgiveness, expressed so eloquently in this novella. One of my favorite quotes is, “Forgiving isn’t saying what they did is right, it’s simply letting go of the past and choosing to walk toward God’s light and love, instead of toward darkness.”

Inspiring words of wisdom and faith, woven together in this tender love story, make Forget Me Not a must read!