#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


A Good Weekend

Today I’m recommending a book I liked so much that I listened to it TWICE over the weekend and then bought a couple of printed copies for friends.  It’s called, “The Ghost Bride”, and it’s a first novel by Yangsze Choo.  The setting is Malaysia, in the 1890s, and the story is incredibly compelling.  Definitely original premise, too–I’ll be surprised if this one doesn’t wind up as a feature film.  You know me–I love a good ghost story.  :)

Except for a quick trip to the grocery store, I stayed home all weekend, just puttering around, resting, making artist trading cards and running my iPod.  No cooking, though–I pretty much lived on Schwan’s meals from the freezer.  :)  No casino, either, because I wasn’t feeling lucky–not that kind of lucky, anyway.

It’s time for another contest–two people will win a copy of my new and not-even-out-yet book, “Big Sky Wedding”.  All you have to do is comment on this blog, and Jen and I will draw two winners’ names this coming Thursday and announce their names on Friday. 

Still strange to see only five horses in the pasture instead of six, but I have a couple of stories with happy endings to share. 

Last week, a beautiful German Shepherd showed up in Mary Ann and Larry’s yard (they live here on the Triple L) and Jen and Jeremy spent the whole day getting close enough to her to check her collar for tags.  Zero ID.  We were discouraged, but Jen decided to take the dog to our wonderful veterinarian Steven Bauer’s office anyway.  The staff checked and, sure enough, there was a microchip!!!  YES!!  The owners had been beside themselves with worry, and they rushed to the clinic to pick up their pet–whose name turned out to be Lucca.

The other story concerns my friend Althea’s beloved dog, Chou Chou.  She lives in a beautiful home outside of Santa Fe, surrounded by woods.  Well, the little Pomerian guy wandered off, and a couple of nervous days passed–Althea sent out a mass email asking for prayers–and, sure enough, we were heard.  Chou Chou came walking up the driveway, none the worse for wear, thank God.  He’s Althea’s buddy and travels everywhere with her.

Have some fun trips booked in September and October–will tell you more about them later on down the road.

That’s the news for today, pardners.

Be strong.

 

 

 

116 comments to “A Good Weekend”

  1. Debbie Ridge
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Love reading your books and your blog!! :)



  2. Leanna
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I love the “Big Sky” series! I cannot wait gor Brylee’s story.



  3. Hillary Harshbarger
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 3:54 pm · Link

    Hope you have a great day!



  4. Carol Malone
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pm · Link

    I love new exciting books as well. And I adore yours. Read Big Sky Summer a month ago and can’t wait for Big Sky Wedding. I can never get enough of the Montana adventures.

    I know what you mean about missing your horse. Mine when I was growing up was sold to a cowboy for bronc riding. I am still made at my dad after all these years.

    Thanks, Carol :-P



  5. Sherry Wallace
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Oh, love happy endings, too! So glad we now have microchips for ID!! I just heard a not so happy ending – lady’s old horse got out of pasture, no one knows how, & was run over by woman who must have been doing 100mph!! The horse was a pet for 20 years & the family is heartbroken – now the driver is sueing her – seems you are libel even if the horse is not on your property!! Just aweful!! Glad you had a good weekend ;)
    Blessings,
    SherryNan



  6. Brenda Erickson
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:07 pm · Link

    I love reading your blog, it makes my day.



  7. Betty Andersen
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm · Link

    I really envy you on your ranch. We lived on a farm but I do miss it we had horses and other farm animals. I understand about losing animals. I now micro chip my cat and our humane society (I got my dogs & cat from them) is running a special on micro chipping animals for $20.00 so my dogs will be done. Some people told me the animals are in pain after the procedure but the vet I talked to said no. The chip was offered for my cat when I got her but had the dogs a lot longer so now it is their turn.



  8. Susan in AZ
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Pets are amazing. Our old-lady cat earned herself a new job title this weekend: “Her Meowness, Kittypatra, Queen of the Tiles.” 8-O Yep. We were that bored.



  9. pat
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm · Link

    As my Momma would say, you guys are the salt of the earth! Being a dog lover,I loved reading about the shepard, then having a best friend Pomerian my heart stopped when reading about your friend’s Pom. We have coyotes really bad here and I just knew you would say one got it. I watch my BE’be even in day time. Love keeping up with you and read everything I can find of yours. God bless



  10. Wendy Mathews
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:14 pm · Link

    So glad there were happy endings for both dogs! Can’t wait for your new book to come out :) You are my favorite author, love everything you write!!



  11. Deborah
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:20 pm · Link

    So looking forward to reading “Big Sky Wedding”.



  12. Jaime Brooks
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:23 pm · Link

    I cannot wait to read Big Sky Wedding.



  13. Goldie Hale
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Big Sky Wedding will be out next week and I am waiting anxiously for it. I love all your books. Will look forward to Big Sky Secrets in December.



  14. Marilyn Costich
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Love the happy ending dog stories..



  15. Debra
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:30 pm · Link

    Love to hear stories about the wonderful power of prayer. Looking forward to reading the next book in the “Big Sky” series. Have a blessed week!



  16. jane
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:33 pm · Link

    Delighted to hear the lost pup had a microchip and is back with its worried owners!



  17. Beverly Ellis
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:36 pm · Link

    I will have to check out Ghost Bride!

    Thank goodness both the fur babies are safe at home!



  18. Ruth Ann Kiger
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I just finished printing all your books to read in order. You see, I’ve read all of them, but the girl who cleans for me has only read some of your current books which I have been sharing with her. Our plan is to start her from the beginning and complete the entire list this winter. Don’t you think this is a fun and entertaining way to spend the cold winter months here in Missouri. :)



  19. Sondra James
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:40 pm · Link

    I will look for the Ghost Bride. Sounds really interesting. I love the stories of the dogs!!! I love my animals and that brought tears to my eyes :) Have a wonderful day…. I so enjoy your books and can’t wait for the next one to come out !!!!!



  20. Theresa Willis
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:41 pm · Link

    Hello lady!
    Glad to heard about the book you listen to over the weekend. I love to read. I came home the other day to find a large brown paper bag on my porch full of books my sister-in-law left me. We are always swapping books around.
    I know also how it feels to loose a beloved pet. We lost our golden retriever several months ago to a hit and run driver. She had gotten out of my site & got hit. Its hard sometimes to look at her children without seeing her.
    I had a milestone birthday Friday and was treated to a big dinner on Saturday. I’ve got the most awesome family you could ever want.
    We also went to a summer music & voice program of a great friend’s students Saturday. The talent of those children ages 10 up to 17 then her adult students is outstanding. They did their program to a Disney theme. She has done a awesome job with these kids.
    Well mother’s through with her treatment so we’ll talk later.
    Have a awesome time enjoying the blessing God gave you.



  21. Carol Miller White
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:44 pm · Link

    I loved the dog stories in your blog today and will check out the book you recommended :)

    I can hardly wait for the next Big Sky novel! :)



  22. Norma Stanforth
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:45 pm · Link

    I am sure glad that the dogs are back were they belong and in good shape. I am sure the “Big Sky Wedding”, will be amazing book! You always have great thing on your blog, pardner! So God bless each and everyone.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



  23. Liz M
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:48 pm · Link

    I have had 4 German Sheppard’s in my life. And I can only imagine how frantic Lucca’s parents must have felt. Thank goodness for the micro chip. I have cats now and they are indoor kitty’s. If I was to ever allow them out I would definitely get them micro chipped. I love my animals more than anything. :wink:



  24. Jodi S
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read Big Sky Wedding!



  25. Nancy Kloos
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 4:54 pm · Link

    I love all of your books and am awaiting ‘Big Sky Mountain’ anxiously.



  26. Veda Funk
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:08 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Big Sky Wedding. Then for your last book of the series coming out end of December. Thank you for the awesome books.



  27. Ruby Norwood
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Linda, it sounds like you got some rest this weekend. I do love a happy ending, so glad y’all found the owner of the German Shepard and your friend’s little Pomerian came home. I can’t tell you enough how much I love your blog and books.
    Ruby



  28. Debbie Koziel
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Just wanted say that you are my favorite author!



  29. Jennifer L.
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Linda, The Ghost Bride sounded so good that I just put a library hold on it. I love ghost stories too, so I can’t wait to read it. And I’m so glad there were happy endings for the two critters. Your blog brings an extra smile to my day. And so do your books! :)



  30. Ida C
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:24 pm · Link

    Glad you had a good weekend! Nice to relax and just sort of veg every once in a while. Also great to hear happy ending stories about our furry friends. Too often, the endings aren’t exactly the way we would hope. Here’s to a fabulous week for everyone. Cheers. :-P



  31. Susan Lee
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Hello Linda:
    I am really enjoying getting to know you through your blog. I have read many of your books for years now and always savored each one thoroughly. I am not a crafty person and find all the things you do in that line fascinating even if I wouldn’t do any of them myself. Cooking is of much more interest to me and I enjoy that a great deal. I must try the mac and cheese recipe. Living in a small town as I do some exotic cheeses maybe hard to find but I am the past master improvisation when it comes to food. This is my first comment. Now that I know it is not complicated I will do it more often.
    by the way I was interested to know about the audio bible on line. I plan to start using that while going about my morning routine once school starts again. I am a teacher.
    Thanks for sharing with your readers through your blog
    Susan Lee



  32. Debbie A,
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Love your books. Have a great day.



  33. Regina
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:38 pm · Link

    I LOVE all of your books and am looking forward to reading Big Sky Wedding!! I love reading about the “Old West” and cowboys; have always wanted to live on a ranch but that wasn’t meant to be so I live it through reading your books! Keep those books coming!!!

    Regina



  34. Betty S
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:40 pm · Link

    I love your books!



  35. Marsha Stutts
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Linda,

    Sorry to hear you had to put your horse down. Saddest moment of my life was when my father had to put down our Clydesdale stallion. Being 24 at the time still didn’t help and I cried for days.

    Thank you for writing stories that I can really get into. I would love to have Big Sky Wedding to add to my growing collection. Have a great week! Happy trails to you.

    Marsha Stutts



  36. Regina M.
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:44 pm · Link

    I LOVE reading your books!!! I am so looking forward to Big Sky Wedding. I have always wanted to live on a ranch, but that was not meant to be so I live it through reading your books. The “Old West” has always fascinated me — LOVE THEM COWBOYS!! THANK YOU!!!!



  37. Frances Cox
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:44 pm · Link

    Anxiously waiting for the “Big Sky Wedding”. Enjoy your books.
    You put many enjoyable hours into our lives. Thank you so much!



  38. Linda Pegher
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:46 pm · Link

    I am so glad to hear what a good weekend you had. Mine was a little tense since I am responsible for getting out the announcements for our September Family reunion and still didn’t have all the addressess. I finally mailed 69 invites at the local post office after 8:00 pm on Saturday and felt a great load lift from my shoulders. Sunday night I got an e-mail with 6 more addresses. Will it never end? Enjoy your week. May it be productive.



  39. Donna VanSickle
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:50 pm · Link

    I’m reading a trilogy of ghost stories right now myself–The Phantom Series by Julie Leto. I’ve never read lot of ghost/phantom books, but these have totally caught my attention and held it. Glad you are doing well and Althea’s dog got back home safe and sound.



  40. Anita
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Glad for the happy ending for all!



  41. Anita
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Glad for the happy ending! I miss my dog Mickey, so I’m glad when things work out for others.



  42. Shirley Meyle
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Always love reading your blog and the happy endings. When does Big Sky Secrets come out?



  43. Darlene Lodge
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:00 pm · Link

    Hey Linda! Love your books and your little stories that you share here. My Lab is chipped, too, so I hope that if she ever wanders, I can share one of your “happy endings”. You have been on my mind lately because I am having trouble finding “Big Sky Wedding” on my book club website. I have bought most of your books through them because I like having my book collections of the same size, and believe me, your books alone, take up several shelves on my bookcases. I love to read, LOL. I love the Parable series, but have to admit, the McKettricks are still close to the top of my favorites list.

    Keep up the writing and I’ll definitely keep reading. :wink:



    • Carol McClellan
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      I know the feeling. I have a Kindle now so I don’t have that problem anymore. I used to have so many of a different author that I had more books than bookshelves.



  44. Ruth Ellison
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Love to read your books.



  45. Patricia M Hann
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:06 pm · Link

    So happy to hear some happy endings about the lost dogs. Can’t wait till your new book comes out. :)



  46. Erica B
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:08 pm · Link

    Looking forward to the new Sky book! I hope Brylee can find love again :)



  47. kathi cauley
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:12 pm · Link

    I so love all your stories, especially the animal ones.
    Much empathy and prayers go to you over your recent loss.



  48. Anita Rohn
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Looking forward to next book already preordered!



  49. Diana E
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:25 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for Big Sky Wedding!! My granddaughter is getting married this friday and its a western theme. Too bad I don’t have cowboy boots. Oh well, the old grandma probably be more comfortable!!



  50. Heather Charity
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Sounds like it was a good weekend. Glad all the four legged friends found their way(s) home. What would we do without them?!?!?



  51. Susan Anderson
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks for the recommendation of “The Ghost Bride”. I will have to check it out.
    Looking forward to the new release of “Big Sky Wedding” coming out soon. I always enjoy your books!
    Glad to hear that both dogs have been found and safe and sound back home again.
    Have a Great Day & keep writing. Your books are awesome!

    Susan



  52. Carol McClellan
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I love the way the two dog stories turned out. I see too many that turn out the other way.



  53. Becky Johnson
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I love reading your blog almost as much as reading your books. I want you to know that I think the Historical McKettricks should be a TV Mini Series. I absolutely loved “High Country Bride”, “Shotgun Bride” and “Secondhand Bride”! I’ve been watching your friend Debbie Macombers’ “Cedar Cove” and it got me to thinking that I would love to watch your books! :)



  54. Paula Hall
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:36 pm · Link

    …love ghost stories..hope there’s some romance in it! I have been reading your books for years..won’t mention how many..Lol! Am always checking the stores and library to see if there are any I haven’t read. Of course, I have read some of them numerous times. Keep on writing!



  55. Beth
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:38 pm · Link

    I just saw a preview of the cover for “Big Sky Secrets” I am excited because I thought “Big Sky Wedding” was the last of the Parable books.

    Are there going to be any more Mojo Sheepshanks books?



  56. Rita H
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:55 pm · Link

    I always love to read your comments. They usually brighten my day and almost always give me something to think about, whether it is a lead on a new book to read, treating myself well through my actions or remembering to treat others kindly as we walk in this world.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and activities with us!



  57. Kay Stapleton
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:56 pm · Link

    I have enjoyed your books for years. I have not ever read one I did not enjoy. Thank you so much for all the hours of entertainment.



  58. Starla Wilkey
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Love these books by you I can read them over and over and have.Thanks so much for bringing me a lot of joy :!:



  59. Carol Tumas
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm · Link

    I am totally addicted to your books and just love everyone of them. Wish I lived “back in the day”. Continue all your good works and especially writing such wonderful books. Thank you for being you.

    Carol



  60. Tammy Meese
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I sure wish everyone would micro chip their pets, you never know when the darlings will “escape”. Big Sky Weddings, I absolutely cant wait for it to come out!!



  61. Betty Hamilton
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:08 pm · Link

    Love your blogs AND I am sooooo looking forward to Big Sky Wedding!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!



  62. carole
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:23 pm · Link

    Glad the dogs were returned to their owners. I’m looking forward to another book of yours-hoe I’m picked if not will be buying it when its out on the bookshelf! Have a nice evening!



  63. Frances McCarthy
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:23 pm · Link

    Love your books. I am looking forward to “Big Sky Wedding”. I am glad the two dogs managed to get back with their owners…happy ending!



  64. Sharon austin
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Love the series!



  65. MARY ADAMS
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:26 pm · Link

    THANK YOU FOR THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE GHOST BRIDE. I WILL HAVE TO GET IT AS I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A NEW AUDIO BOOK FOR THE DRIVE BACK AND FORTH TO WORK.
    I LOVE YOUR BLOGS ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAVE GOOD NEWS. I WOULD LOVE A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF BIG SKY WEDDING. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO IT SINCE I HAVE READ ALL OF THE SERIES SO FAR. I ALSO HAVE READ ALL OF YOUR BOOKS AND LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM. KEEP WRITING :)



  66. Allison castleberry
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:30 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for big sky wedding



  67. Erin N
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Anxiously awaiting your next installment!!!



  68. gloria bare
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:37 pm · Link

    I love stories about peoples pets. I am grandma to 1 human grandchild and to 3 cats(2females and1male). 1 loveable male dog.(bull mastiff). I know how we would all feel if anything happened to any of them. Glad there were happy endings.



  69. Gloria
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:38 pm · Link

    I’m glad the dog owners found their pets, safe and sound.

    I like ghost stories, too, especially ones that are “true”. SC has a lot of old ghost stories, especially around the coastal areas from back in the days of old.



  70. Shelley from Home
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Linda I so enjoy your books and love reading your blog. I love how down to earth to are. I treasure hearing from you. You make my day.



  71. marie
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 8:04 pm · Link

    I just love books I have to re-read right away. just was the case with the Mitford Series. read all nine books in a six month time. I have read several of your books twice too.



  72. harriet Vick
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 8:18 pm · Link

    Linda, so happy to have found you on here and love hearing about your adventures. You are the best story teller, whether you are blogging or writing a book!



  73. Diane Anderson
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 8:41 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for Big Skye Wedding I love series its like reading a book with lots of epilogs which I love. I live in the country but can’t afford any animals even though I have a horse barn. I do have a scottie named Winnie. She is my 4th scottie. Thanks for all your great books.
    Diane



  74. Linda Foote
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 8:55 pm · Link

    I love your books but especially the Big Sky series



  75. Jan
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 8:58 pm · Link

    Love the Big Sky series Looking forward to the Big Sky Wedding and I just saw a comment on FB regarding Big Sky Secrets, which I haven’t got yet either. Is this new? Thanks for all your wonderful stories. And thanks too for the recommendation of The Ghost Bride, I will check it out.
    :!:



  76. Ju Lillard
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 9:21 pm · Link

    I love reading your posts. They are wonderful like your books. I am looking forward to Big Sky Wedding. :-P



  77. Sue G..
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 9:46 pm · Link

    What wonderful stories that had good outcomes. We love animal so much that our 6 year old grandson went to preschool, and our 3 year old went to Zoo Tots at our zoo. Such an amazing experience for the kids. I love all your books and am waiting for the next. Thank you Sue G



  78. Bridget
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 10:00 pm · Link

    So glad the dogs were reunited with their owners. I enjoy reading all of your books.

    Bridget



  79. Roberta Giordano
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Love your books can’t wait for new one to come out. Hope you have a really great week!



  80. Stacy
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 11:13 pm · Link

    Fabulous news about both dogs! Eagerly awaiting your next book and all the others after.



  81. Pat Ramsey
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 11:51 pm · Link

    Can hardly wait for your new books release! When I read your blogs I feel like you are part of my family. My Mom grew up in Spokane and Bonners Ferry and believe it or not, all my Spokane relatives were ‘Millers’. I love all of your stories.



  82. jeannette ruddell
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      · August 19th, 2013 at 11:59 pm · Link

    I love you books so much I can hardly wait to get into a new one. This blog was really good to read about the animals and being found safe and sound. We love animals in fact we have 6 dogs and 3 cats but don’t tell the landlord! :wink: One is a therapy dog for my daughter. Linda keep up the good looking forward to the new one and hope I might be on the lucky ones to win.



  83. Rosanne Bolton
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 12:11 am · Link

    Dear Linda,

    You had my kind of week-end. I am retired so I love to read. My favorite books are the Mckettricks and their kin. I love all your books because they are stories about families that are always there for each other. I would like to see the McKettricks have a tv series of their own. I moved to northwest Florida 1&1/2 years ago and live with my sister on 4 acres in the country. She just got some pigs and minature goats besides having 14 outside cats and 3 very spoiled inside babies. So I understand how your friends would feel losing a pet and thank God they both came home. Looking forward to your nest Parable books. Are you going to continue the series after Big Sky Secrets. I am looking forward to you blog every day. Thank you for keeping all of us readers informed of what is going on in your life. God Bless
    Rosanne



  84. Lea Williams
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 12:21 am · Link

    Have loved every book you have written that I have read. I am waiting for the newest one. So glad you have happy endings to your doggy stories. So often they don’t turn out so well. We were supposed to be gone this week but last Thurs. a deer ran out in front of us at point blank range and my car is in the shop. Maybe next week. Have a wonderful rest of the week.



  85. Juanita Rice
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 12:24 am · Link

    Glad the dog stories had happy endings!

    Linda, you are the busiest person. Can’t wait to hear about your trips. :)



  86. Stacey Altavilla
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    Well, here it is..my 50th birthday and I read your blog and decide to finally write something to you. First, I’m from Santa Fe. I love how a community can step in and find lost pets, that happens a lot both here in Rincon Georgia (home for now), and in Santa Fe! Also, I work at a veterinary hospital and can say I really appreciate you showing your appreciation! I feel my horses are/were/will always be family. So I feel the pain of your loss! God Bless and thanks for the wonderful blog and amazing books! :mrgreen:



  87. Deann Ragan
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 1:43 am · Link

    Thoroughly enjoy reading your blog each day. Probably doesn’t seem special to you, but sounds so exotic to me. Live in the country and we have so few luxuries to take advantage of here, but I sure would be hard pressed to switch to a city at this late date. Keep up the good work.

    Deann



  88. Lois Rotella
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 7:52 am · Link

    I can’t wait till the next installment of Big Sky. Brylee is interesting as she almost married hutch. Waiting for her story. I am going to have to check out the book “Ghost Bride” sounds interesting. Have a great week.



  89. Joanie gonsalves
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 7:54 am · Link

    Love the happy dog stories this week
    And can’t wait to read wedding though
    Secrets sounds really intriguing



  90. Tinna Doub
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 8:27 am · Link

    New Reading material YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS! So excited! It’s a family love affair with reading! Our Mom got both her daughter’s reading. So now as adults we swap, so much cheaper…. I’ve been on a hunt for any of your older books. My sister Pam finally found me one of your books that has escaped capture by me The Rustler only I have to give it back :( Now if I could find the other Corbin book Memory’s Embrace! love your daily post. You seem more a friend than a famous author! Sincerely Tinna



  91. Emily
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 8:29 am · Link

    Have been “out-of-pocket” for awhile now due to family illness. Looks like more in the future. Lots of trips out of town!

    Anyway, I love your books as you already know and mourn the loss of your beloved horse. I know all about those things too.

    Have a great week.



  92. Teresa Fordice
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 8:32 am · Link

    Sometimes it is great to have this kind of weekend – just to be able to “unwind” it seems to reset the body in preparation for whatever is next to come down the road – hope you have a productive writing week!!



  93. Lara Wager
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 8:48 am · Link

    I am anxiously awaiting the release of Big Sky Wedding…I love all your books and I also enjoy reading your blog. It does make us feel closer. Have a wonderful week.



  94. Linda Cholewa
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 8:50 am · Link

    I cannot wait for Big Sky Wedding to come out. I enjoy all your books. Like you I live in the country, although a farm not a ranch, but I wouldn’t give it up for city life. It’s peaceful here.



  95. MIchele J
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 8:56 am · Link

    I’ve never read a ghost story before. I guess that would be a good start since you are recommending it. I’m really excited about your next book too. Will there be more of them or will you go back to some McKettrick’s or Creed’s?

    I’ve never had a horse but I can’t imagine what it would be like to say goodbye to one. I mean, I had to put my German Sheppard down a few years ago. I wasn’t sure how I would handle it because I’m such an emotional person but that morning I wrapped her up in her blanket and I carried her to the car and put her in the backseat. I talked to her the whole way to the vets office about how she changed my life and how I’d never let her suffer because of me being selfish. (She had cancer of the stomach and was in serious pain. The doctor could have prolonged the inevitable by a few months) I got to the vets office and he came outside to get her and I shooed him away and picked her up myself and took her inside. I looked into her eyes, rubbed her ears and kissed her nose, like I always did and spoke to her as she slowly fell asleep in my hands. I told my husband that I will do exactly that from now on. Ususally I take an animal to the vet and leave but this time I couldn’t and I won’t again. I grieved and was happy at the same time. Very peaceful.



  96. Kristie Wilson
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 9:05 am · Link

    Looking forward to Big Sky Wedding!



  97. Karen
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 9:48 am · Link

    Always enjoy your books, have many of them
    and I read the blog ever day it is published.
    Also get stuff by snail mail occasionally……….
    And one of my fave songs is Willie singing
    “My heroes have always been cowboys.”………
    Maybe I’ll try Martha’s Mac and cheese next.

    Stay well and happy.



  98. Rhonda Terstegge
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 10:50 am · Link

    Can’t wait to read your latest. You are one of my favorite authors. Keep up the good (great) work.



  99. Betsy
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 11:12 am · Link

    The Big Sky series is so great-love the sense of community it portrays!



  100. Marie Jones
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I definatley need to read Ghost Bride now that you’ve that bee in my bonnet. Currently I’m reading your High Country Bride. I looked for a copy forever and finally found one at Hastings :)
    Up until now McKentricks Choice was my fav of yours but I dunno, this High Country Bride is a great one.
    I love the new Parable series but would LOVE it if you took us back to the ‘old west’ again.
    Have a great day!



  101. Marie Jones
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I definatley need to read Ghost Bride now that you’ve that bee in my bonnet. Currently I’m reading your High Country Bride. I looked for a copy forever and finally found one at Hastings :)
    Up until now McKentricks Choice was my fav of yours but I dunno, this High Country Bride is a great one.
    I love the new Parable series but would LOVE it if you took us back to the ‘old west’ again.
    Have a great day! :mrgreen:



  102. Sandra
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had one of those “just being, going with the flow weekends” good for you! Looking forward to Big Sky Wedding and will miss these folks when you finish out the series.



  103. Patty C
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Anxiously waiting for “Big Sky Wedding”. Love your books and blog. :)



  104. Jeanne
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 2:57 pm · Link

    I love a run away pet story with a happy ending. I am so glad for both of these families. We had gone away for a few days and came home to our precious German Shephard, Kacey and her 6 cat companions waiting at the door for us. They were so excited we finally came home.



    • Angie
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        · August 20th, 2013 at 5:04 pm · Link

      I am a new to your books but really enjoying & looking forward to Big Sky Wedding!



  105. Crystal
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Linda, hopefully these fun trips are including a book signing!!!! LOL I’ve always wanted to go the the pound or elsewhere and adopt a pet in need, however my Precious Little 13 year old Dottie just doesn’t do well with other animals and since she is the baby along with Dixie and Figaro ( the only cat ) I do not put more on her than she can bear. Dixie the youngest Dauchsand is enough. I Can’t wait for the new book to come out. As you know I’ve been re-reading which i can’t complain! I hope evryone has a Wonderful day and a Blessed week!!!



  106. Robin Harvey
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Can’t wait it read this one.



  107. Pat Burleson
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 6:13 pm · Link

    I love reading your blog ! I am anxiously waiting “Big Sky Wedding .”



  108. Cheryl Qualls
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Hey, I hope this is not a duplicate ’cause I’m new to this whole blog thing. Love happy endings both in books and real life.

    Linda, I love absolutely everything you write. While waiting for your new books to come out, I always scrounge the thrift shops and used books stores. I just recently read your Mojo books, Deadly Gamble and Deadly Deceptions. I have to tell you, I WANT MORE PLEASE!!!. They are fantastic. And I can truly imagine Mojo and Max the ghost as partners in her Private Investigator business!!!



  109. Marcia Berbeza
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 7:39 pm · Link

    I must say I was intrigued by the description of The Ghost Bride. I may have to break down and order it from Audible. Sadly, that account is out of control!! Congrats on the new book!



  110. Diane Ball
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      · August 20th, 2013 at 9:05 pm · Link

    can’t wait for your next book release. :mrgreen:



  111. Lynda Clelland
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 11:00 am · Link

    Love your books Linda. Can’t wait for the next one.

    We live in the country also therefore I do a lot of reading, sewing, knitting or crocheting. I can totally lose myself in any of these pursuits. Thanks for being such an interesting author.



  112. Emma
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 4:30 pm · Link

    I like all of your books.Can’t wait to read “Big Sky Wedding”.Have a great week.



  113. Krystal
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      · August 21st, 2013 at 11:25 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    My favorite part of your website is your blog. There’s always something new and fascinating happening on the Triple L.

    I can’t wait for Big Sky Wedding to be released. Since I have a September birthday, I’ll consider the book a gift from myself. I can’t wait to read about Brylee and her adventure! The one thing I want to know is where did you get inspiration for Zane’s name?

    Cheers,
    Krystal



  114. Brooks Flori
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      · August 26th, 2013 at 12:42 pm · Link

    You have such an awesome approach to your everyday life, so inspiring, What great ideas to look forward for a Monday & at such a early time, you are always inspiring & I’m forever trying to incorporate you ideas into my life, because they make sense & just is a better way to live your life, instead of wasting time, Thank you for your inspiration & your stories, Brooks Flori



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