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A Chat with Author Miralee Ferrell

Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California, where I’m still processing all the wonderful lessons from my time at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. One of the joys of the conference was getting to chat with CAN member Miralee Ferrell. Miralee is a talented author of contemporary and historical novels, and horse books for children—plus, she and her husband raised two cougars! And she’s a delightful lady as well. I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know her.

Miralee Ferrell
Miralee Ferrell

Miralee, please tell us about your latest book, Runaway Romance.

Reality TV star Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show and a sparkling future. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed.

Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets, or will Ann run again?

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New Releases

NEW RELEASE: OCTOBER 2015 – THE TWELVE BRIDES OF CHRISTMAS

The 12 Brides of Christmas
The 12 Brides of Christmas

From The Snowbound Bride by Davalynn Spencer in Barbour’s historical romance novella collection, The 12 Brides of Christmas 

On the run from a heartless uncle, Arabella Taube hides in Nate Horne’s farm wagon just as a harsh winter storm sweeps into Colorado. Snowbound with strangers in the heart of winter, Ara is more at home than she ever was with her own family. And despite her mysterious background, Nate’s mother thinks she is the answer to a long-ago prayer and the hope for his future.

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NEW RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 2015 – MYSTERY RIDER BY MIRALEE FERRELL

 

Mystery Rider by Miralee Ferrell
Mystery Rider by Miralee Ferrell

In the third installment in the Horses and Friends series, thirteen-year-old Kate Ferris already has one problem. Snooty, well-to-do Melissa is boarding her horse at Kate’s family stable. When Melissa suddenly turns nice, Kate is shocked … and suspicious.

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NEW RELEASE: March 2015 – A HORSE FOR KATE by Miralee Ferrell

A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell
A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell

A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad … and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

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Wishing on Buttercups by Miralee Ferrell

"MiraleeWishing on Buttercups – Book two in Love Blossoms in Oregon series

Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?

She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.

Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets…

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Tips from the Pros: Miralee Ferrell

"Pieper1"Greetings! I’m always delighted to interview one of my fellow CANners, and this month, I get to refresh your acquaintance with an author you’ve already met here: Miralee Ferrell. She has lots of new information and ideas for us, and I’m delighted to welcome her back to the CAN blog.

So, without further ado, welcome, Miralee! How many books do you have "Author published?  Nine total.

What are a few of your latest titles? The most recent are all part of the Love Blossoms in Oregon series: Book 1, Blowing on DandelionsWishing on Buttercups; Book 2.5, a 160 pg novella, Forget Me NotDreaming on Daisies.

Those are great titles—I read Blowing on Dandelions not long ago, in fact (loved it!). You were last featured on the CAN blog in 2009. What are the chief lessons you’ve learned about the writing life since then?

That I must pace myself. I can’t spend too much time on promotion or my writing suffers. I must make a certain amount of room for publicity, or there won’t be any future writing. It all must mesh togetherto work correctly.

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Book reviews

Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon

Bridal veil

Love Finds You In Bridal Veil, Oregan by Miralee Ferrell

Here’s what I most enjoyed about Miralee Ferrell’s historical romance, Love Finds You in Bridal Veil Oregon. When I read a romance, I don’t mind the predictability inherent in the genre. Romances–different from love stories–promise a happy ending. The hero and heroine will end up together, regardless of what happens between Page One and The End. The difference in Bridal Veil is we don’t quite know who the hero is. Schoolteacher Margaret Garvey has two good men in her life, and Ferrell manages to make them both sympathetic. The unfolding plot shows the reader much about the moral fiber of the three leads in this novel set in an Oregon logging community in the early 1900’s. I loved having my allegiance tampered with while I read. Well done, Miralee!

This book review was uploaded by Cecelia Dowdy. Happy reading!