#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

I get by with a little (a lot) of help from my friends….

First, this week’s winners: Margy Hawkins and Donna Brant.  Conrats, ladies, and I hope you will enjoy your autographed books.  As always, a new round begins today.  All you have to do is comment, and you’ll be entered.  The winners will be chosen at random, notified by Super-Jen, and announced right here in this space next Monday morning. 

I have a wide range of friends, I’m happy to say, and they come from all walks of life, which only makes things more interesting.  :)

Among the many reasons I love them:

1. They know me really well and like me anyway.  :)

2. They’re not afraid to speak up when they think I’m full of sheep-dip.

3. They’re ready to celebrate when I do something right.

4. They share their good ideas with me.  For instance, there’s Pastor Jean.  We’ve been friends since the Nixon Administration, for Pete’s sake.   Jean is smart, funny, and she’s super artistic.  You should see her quilts and the banners she makes for her church–gorgeous colors, delicious textures, every one of them a tangible ‘hallelujah’.  Just today, she sent me a couple of links on meditation, since I’ve been writing about my problems with concentration on this blog.

Thanks, Jeanie.  For that and a lot more.

There are many, many others, and I’ll mention them from time to time.

God bless all of you.

131 comments to “I get by with a little (a lot) of help from my friends….”

  1. Tamara Christensen
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Oh I so miss reading right now, soon will be able to enjoy this book and any others I missed :)

    • kim Brown
        · April 13th, 2015 at 11:25 pm · Link

      I so look forward to all your new books and I’ve even gone back and read some of them over twice. Your my book hero!

  2. Pamela Devereux
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:14 pm · Link

    I like that you friends from all walks of life. It’s not easy to step outside your comfort zone to form friendships.

  3. Gloria Jenkins
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:16 pm · Link

    Friends are great, I love all of your blogs. This one hit home for me. God has put two special friends in our life . I hope you have a great week.

  4. Jan Mc Gee
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:18 pm · Link

    I can always count on your books for a good read. You are a sure bet every time.

  5. Lynn
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:18 pm · Link

    I’m thankful I get to read your blog. It really helps sometimes to keep me focused. And sometimes helps me laugh

    Good job.

    Have a great week.

  6. DonnaC
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:19 pm · Link

    Friends get us through a lot of things!

  7. Linda Bethel
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:20 pm · Link

    i love every book you have written, that I have been able to get ahold of. I don’t think anyone comes close to your abilities. Thank you for sharing your stories.

  8. Gloria
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Margy Hawkins and Donna Brant! Enjoy your book ladies.

    Linda, it is the mix of friends that make life more interesting. Having different kinds of friends is like having a buffet with all kinds of food to choose from. Each food meets a different need. Enjoy all of them.

  9. Debbie
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Family drives you crazy and friends ground you. I love them and appreciate them all.

  10. Donna Brant
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:27 pm · Link

    Was thrilled to learn I am one of this week’s winners. Thanks so much. Looking forward to my surprise. Your blogs are certanly a joy to read. Full of wit and wisdom and just plain good news. So much like your books. :-D

  11. Krista Cronin
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Friends are there when your family is driving you up the wall.

  12. Julie
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Friends are so special, and the variety in personalities is so rewarding! Love them all!

  13. margy hawkins
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I can hardly believe I won an autographed book!! Thanks so much and I’ll cherish it always. At 71 years of age, my social life is found mainly at my local gym. I’ve made several good people and we support each other in our “fitness” endeavors. I’m also a quilter, and I’m in the planning stage of making one for my 14 year old granddaughter. I read every day and love getting into others minds and lives. Thanks so much for giving me and so many others your wonderful books!! :-P

  14. Patti
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I am bless with a couple of the good friends. Although we lost contact with each other as we got older we have connected back up with each other through facebook and believe it or not just took over where we left off and each one of them have no problem being there for each other . Whether good or bad.
    Heres to good friends, new ones and the old ones.

    I believe i have all of your books probably up to about 6 months ago, but give me time I will get these new ones soon. I love your books. You are the reason I read books

  15. Bobbi P
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I too am so very grateful for my friends! I couldn’t get through this journey without them!

  16. Susan
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Glad you have friends that keep you positive, it shows in your books. I agree with Gloria, life is more interesting with a variety of friends. Books provide the extra joy, relaxation and laughter. You do it right!

  17. Angie Bartley
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Goods friends are always nice to have. They help keep you sane. :lol:

  18. Dawn Seward
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:44 pm · Link

    I love your blog today about friends….I have so many of them from our many travels with the military…but sad to say, none of them live near me here in Texas. So my books take me away and take my mind off everything….you are a wonderful author. Have a great day !!! :)

  19. Ruby Norwood
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Congrats to Margie Hawkins and Donna Grant on your win. Hope you enjoy your book. Your blogs are certainly a joy to read Linda, and as you talk about your friends, I fill like you, I fill like I have some of the best. Sheep-dip, that is a good one !!that is a new one on me. I think I will steal that from you!!

  20. Carol Luciano
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing Linda. I have to say thast I love the expression “fiull of sheep dip”. lol It’s these kind of friends I think that walk us through our trials. Congrats to this weeks winners. Speaking of meditation, I have to try some myself. Have a great week. :-D
    Carol L

  21. Virginia H
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:49 pm · Link

    That is the best kind of friends, congrats to the winners and thinks for sharing. :lol:

  22. Kathleen O
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:51 pm · Link

    I have some of the greatest BFF’s.. Could not get along without them.
    Congrats to the winners.

  23. Angie Stephenson
      · April 13th, 2015 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Thank you for the chance!

  24. Kay Moorhead
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:01 pm · Link

    You are very blessed to have such wondeful friends.

  25. Susan Shearer
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:08 pm · Link

    I have friends who I have had since grade school, high school and have picked up along the way. They keep me in check and don’t let me get by with things I know (but don’t want to know) are wrong for me. Friends are to be treasured and kept close to your heart. :)

  26. Lois Rotella
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:12 pm · Link

    Friends that is true friends are there for us no matter what. They are with us when we need them or when we don’t. They laugh and cry with us. Have a great week everyone!!

  27. Lydia Wallace
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:18 pm · Link

    You are my mom’s favorite author
    She is 89, reads every day, she had a relapse from pneumonia and is back in the hospital
    She would love a copy, her name is MAGGIE MAE

    • Gloria
        · April 13th, 2015 at 10:38 pm · Link

      Lydia, I will say a prayer for Maggie Mae. I pray she gets well, sooner than later.

  28. Sherry Sowers
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Friends will come & go but true friends will always be there beside you.

  29. Sherry Sowers
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Friends will come & go but true friends will always be by your side.

  30. Beverly Evanger
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:31 pm · Link

    my mom was all those for me. My very best friend. R.I.P. mom. i miss/love you

  31. Leanna
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Friends are the best! My sister is one of my best friends.

  32. Leisa Sellers
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:37 pm · Link

    True friends see a side of you that no one else takes the time to look for. True friends hang tough when you need them to. True friends brighten the day just by saying HI when you least expect it! Have friends like these and cherish my time with them. When not reading, I am crocheting or making bracelets and a lot of these end up to my friends and family. Couldnt last long without true friends!

  33. Virginia Lloyd
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Sometimes all it takes is a friend’s shoulder to rest upon when one is weary and worn.

  34. sheri lord
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:45 pm · Link

    I love your books especially the McKettrick series, thank you so much your a great author

  35. DONNA
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:53 pm · Link

    As an only child I have wonderful friends – 2 of them were the ones you can tell anything to.

  36. Judi Schultz
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:53 pm · Link

    We all need friends and to be a friend. Have a great day.

  37. Deb Matthys
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:57 pm · Link

    It is really great to have good friends! When my two best friends and I are together we are always laughing.

  38. kathy parsons
      · April 13th, 2015 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Hey Linda well I love reading your books I love the whole mckettrick series, I know people r born to do a certain thing in life and i believe yours was to write because you do it so well, I even got my daughter to read them and she loves u too and she loves them I also have 4 older boys too but she is my reader , we have been trying to get her brother that will be 16 to read some because the girls r liking him and we told him he should read them to learn about love and girls….lol hope u have a great week and sending lots of love hugs and prayers always, oh and my daughter wants to move to Montana when she gets older cuz of the books she reads…lol xoxoxoxoxx :-P :wink:

  39. Linda May
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Love your books, this looks like another of your great books, thanks for the Giveaway.

  40. Susan I
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:10 pm · Link

    I’m so grateful for my BFF, Jill, who turns 50 today. I’m not sure why she’s put up with me for 40 years, but thank goodness she has!

  41. Linda Gwiazdowski
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:11 pm · Link

    thanks for the chance to win ,love your books

  42. Merry M
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Love my BFF! We’ve been through it all together. Don’t know what I’d do without her!

  43. Evelyn Baldwin
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Oh my, i am pretty sure i have a list of a page and a half of your books i have read! Some may have been read at least twice, whose counting! I really do need a new read. I just cannot put yours down! God Bless and Thank you for sharing with your fans!

  44. Gina Baker
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Many people don’t have good friends. Hold tight to the ones you have!!

  45. Dixie hadley
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Linda, Your blog made my day. Today is the first day I’ve been able to get out of bed. This “bug” really laid me low. I have to get well so I can go with my husband for this 55th Class Reunion. That group of friends makes every one happy just to be alive. They are a blast.
    Sick or not I’m still thankful, especially for my dear husband who has seen me with bed head for almost a full week and didn’t even notice it. “That’s love” Have a full and blessed week. Congrats to the winners.

  46. judy
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Thanks for a chance to win. Hold your friends close because they may not be here tomorrow.

  47. Tracey Kern
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:33 pm · Link

    True friendship is when friends can walk in opposite directions yet remain side by side!

  48. Cathy Streimer
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:42 pm · Link

    :roll: Happily reading the Big Sky series.

  49. janis petzold
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:44 pm · Link

    Friends are great!

  50. Jo-Ann Baker
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:45 pm · Link

    Hi. all:) We hit over 60 today an my Grandson an I play outside for a while. He’s 2 and had alot of fun. The sun is still shineing and my doors are open to the the fresh air in. Got to love spring when it gets here in Ohio. Took long enough.
    Have a great day enjoy the Sun. 8)

  51. Elizabeth Hutchinson
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:45 pm · Link

    I love reading all of your books. My mom and I share your books back and forth. Your stories have become a special bond for us, and for that I’d like to say thank you!

  52. Debbie Gamble
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:46 pm · Link

    THANK you for your (very timely) post about friends on today’s blog. I was just reflecting on how blessed I have been, and am, to have the many heart-sister friends that I do, who have supported me when I was shattered, loved me when I felt unloved, and lifted me up when I felt worthless. These gals have brought me laughter, silliness, acceptance and love, and asked nothing in return — but have my undying love and thankfulness.

    Here’s to good friends! :D

  53. Gail Hollingsworth
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Friends are very important. I have at least 3 that I’ve known for at least 40 years and one that I’ve been friends with since 1st grade.
    Would love to win, thanks!

  54. Judith DunkerUher
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Really like your post on friends. I have a small number of close friends I have known for over 60 plus years. Those are the friendships that were rooted in grade school. So awesome to have that bond for that long. I Also have newer friends that are great too, but I would say the long time friends seem closer some how in the heart. Thanks for writing your books. They are awesome

  55. Ketti Duncan
      · April 13th, 2015 at 5:58 pm · Link

    I have a few friends that are close and a lot that I’ve connected with on facebook from my past that I am so happy to hear from. I love reading your books and actually all books. They are also my friends. Thanks for writing awesome books

  56. kim ferguson
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:06 pm · Link

    Sometimes our friends are our soulmates. Thanks for the lovely post. I love your books. :lol:

  57. Sue K
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:08 pm · Link

    My best friend of 42 years is the strongest most talented woman I know! She can make something beautiful out of a hairpin and a paper clip! We spent 20 years of our friendship apart while she and her husband lived abroad and on the other coast, but now we’re together again and it’s a beautiful thing! :lol:

  58. sue lindgren
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:09 pm · Link

    I enjoy all your stories!

  59. Edna Ruth Harrell
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:27 pm · Link

    I love all your books. Have just received “Marriage Charm” and have “The Marriage Season” on pre-order.

  60. Diana E.
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the new winners. I’m sure you have many friends Linda. I also have a friend who is very artistic. I’m always so in awe of some of the things she does. Isn’t it wonderful the good Lord gives us all different talents? I’m grateful today for your blog. Blessings.

  61. joan Barnett
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:29 pm · Link

    I have yet to find a book of yours I don’t like. :)

  62. Deb Coursey
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:37 pm · Link

    Friends are family we find along life’s path. We get to choose them, or maybe God just puts them there for us to find.

  63. Beverly Majkut
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners!

  64. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Margy and Donna!

    And hurray for friends!

  65. colleen powell
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:12 pm · Link

    my heart belongs to reading.. so happy I passed that on to my children as well..

  66. Marlene Kubick
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Isn’t that wonderful Linda. I have an embarrassment of friends also. My 50th Class Reunion was last year and I have rekindled and gained so many friends. Just because we shared that time 50 years ago people feel a genuine friendship even if you weren’t friends back then. Those still in this area meet for lunch each month and when you walk in and everyone greets you it an amazing feeling. I had a revision of a knee replacement done 12 yrs ago and it ended up being more than just an overnight stay and more painful than the original surgery. I walk in and everyone asks how I’m feeling. Someone else walks in and everyone is checking with them…..they remember what’s going on with everyone. Then there are the people I’ve rekindled friendships from over the 47+ years that I worked. This should be a fun summer. Have fun with your friends, too Linda.

  67. Joyce S
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:22 pm · Link

    My friends are the sisters of my heart.

  68. Marylou Noga
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:28 pm · Link

    Love reding you blogs and how you are doing. Thanks for doing them

  69. Marylou Noga
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Love reading your blogs. Thank you

  70. Lorraine Pitts
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Have a great week, I love your interesting life!!! I love your books!!!

  71. Vonia Thomas
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:45 pm · Link

    I love all your stories it takes me into them and I enjoy the ride.

  72. Vera Wilson
      · April 13th, 2015 at 7:56 pm · Link

    I’m not entering the contest, since I’ve already read this one. Found a copy at the local library. Was a great book and know whoever wins will enjoy it.

  73. Mary Hubbard
      · April 13th, 2015 at 8:11 pm · Link

    I am one of your biggest fans. Love the way you write. I live here in Spokane.

  74. Louise McCourt
      · April 13th, 2015 at 8:22 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for years of great reading..They are all great rereads when I don’t have anything new to read..

  75. Jano Dunn
      · April 13th, 2015 at 8:28 pm · Link

    Your books are fantastic! Enjoy reading them all. :-D

  76. Nadine Spradlin
      · April 13th, 2015 at 8:37 pm · Link

    Have a GREAT week

  77. Glenda Carter
      · April 13th, 2015 at 8:52 pm · Link

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I’ve been reading your books for years. Never read one I didn’t like. Thanks for all the years of great entertainment.

  78. Suzanne
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:02 pm · Link

    So freaken’ addicted!

  79. Dawn Roberts
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:10 pm · Link

    True friends are hard to find…I have been fortunate and blessed to say I have two. All three of us are high school fiends, and that’s 36 years. I know as do they that we are here for each other no matter what. . We spend quality time together, no spouses or kids, every other year. And we spend that time together as if we had lunch together the week before.

  80. Linda Elliott
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:13 pm · Link

    I loved reading your various series and always eagerly await for any new ones out. I am always grateful for authors who know how to touch my soul and spirit, which you do.

      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:36 pm · Link


  82. Paula Rollins
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:40 pm · Link

    Love your notes….and contests….

  83. Lori Miller
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:42 pm · Link

    I really enjoy reading your books! Can’t wait for more!!

  84. Rita McCommon
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Friends are awesome! We all help each other! Love ur books!

  85. Rita McCommon
      · April 13th, 2015 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Friends are awesome! We all help each other! Love ur books! :-o

  86. Dona kutska
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Your books are my favorite and my niece enjoys them too!

  87. Sherry Wallace
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:27 pm · Link

    That reminds me of when you shopped for quilting supplies a couple of years ago. Did you ever begin a quilt?

  88. Carolyn McCool
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:28 pm · Link

    Love you books and liked the blog today

  89. Heather Kindt
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:35 pm · Link

    I love your books & have a nice collection… You are one of my favorite writers & I look forward to reading this book as well… I also subscribe to your newsletter… Thank you!

  90. Roberta Giordano
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:38 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners!
    Linda you are very lucky you have some good friends. I miss that.
    My friends now are the books I get to read occasionally. Enjoy your day

  91. Gloria
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:47 pm · Link

    Linda, I’ve been reading all the comments made by your fans and it is plain to see that all of us have at least two things in common…we love our friends, old and new, close and far away, and we love you books.

    Thank you!

    • Gloria
        · April 13th, 2015 at 10:48 pm · Link

      That should be “YOUR” books. But, we love you, too.

  92. Arlene Downey
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:51 pm · Link

    It is good to have friends that can support you when you need help! It amazes me that help comes from the most unexpected places at times. I also enjoy books that include supporting characters that share the main H/h problems and help them get out of any problems they have ot think they have!

  93. Beverly Ross
      · April 13th, 2015 at 10:58 pm · Link

    I love your books!!

  94. Cynthia warner
      · April 14th, 2015 at 12:21 am · Link

    So much strength from blogs girl to girl, we all together create Girl Power !! Thanks for some girl time Linda !! :)

  95. Cindy Zint
      · April 14th, 2015 at 12:35 am · Link

    “Thank you for being a friend” one of my favorite songs! I am very Blessed to have several long time friends that made in grammar and High school that consider my sisters. Thanks for writing such wonderful stories! God Bless! :)

  96. Melaine
      · April 14th, 2015 at 12:36 am · Link

    Congratulations to this week’s winners. Just bought more of your older books. In the meantime, I’m reading some of my favorite. Have a great week!

  97. Debby Price
      · April 14th, 2015 at 12:37 am · Link

    I love having friends from all walks of life and all ages. It keeps me on my toes.

  98. kelley Morrow
      · April 14th, 2015 at 12:53 am · Link

    Congrats to the winners! When are we gonna see pics of your Labradorite necklaces,pyramid, and cards? Would love to see them. Still holding my breathe for the next Charm book! Praise The Lord for good times and better friends!

  99. Georgina Cavanagh
      · April 14th, 2015 at 1:12 am · Link

    Can’t wait for any of your new books to hit the stores – always a great read :-)

  100. Lisa Murray
      · April 14th, 2015 at 2:03 am · Link

    Friends are my lifeline to life

  101. Rita Fisher
      · April 14th, 2015 at 5:57 am · Link

    I love all your books and can’t wait for the next to arrive. I’ve been following your books for years!!! I have many friends but I have a girlfriend that I call my sister although we are not blood sisters and we have been there for each other since we were 4 and 5 years old. I thank God for her. God has blessed me.

  102. Saundra Burleson
      · April 14th, 2015 at 7:09 am · Link

    The best term I have seen in a while (and can I borrow it?!) is
    “sheep-dip”!! as in: “They’re not afraid to speak up when they think I’m full of sheep-dip.” Made me smile! Thanks for sharing.

  103. DonnaSexton
      · April 14th, 2015 at 7:17 am · Link

    Would love to win one of your books. I love all the others andi haven’t read this one yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  104. April Caballero
      · April 14th, 2015 at 8:03 am · Link

    Life would be so boring without books.
    Can’t imagine how we would survive
    Imaginations would take a back seat
    No who, where or whys
    So thank an author today
    A creative mind unleashed
    Sending us to a relm of different worlds
    Stories of alternate peeps. :lol:

  105. Lynn Velthouse
      · April 14th, 2015 at 8:25 am · Link

    I’ve been reading your books since I got married. My husband was in the Navy and your characters were my friends when he was out to sea. I was never lonely as long as I had a Linda Lael Miller book!

  106. Roseann Moss
      · April 14th, 2015 at 9:07 am · Link

    Read the complete Big Sky series in one week. I love your books. Will be reading ALL of your books.

    I am very happy there are great authors like you.

  107. Diane Horn
      · April 14th, 2015 at 9:21 am · Link

    Hi! I can’t wait for the Marriage Season to hit the stands. Absolutely love your books. I also love your passion for your horses. Waiting to hear what your next series is? :)

  108. Diana Streeter
      · April 14th, 2015 at 9:25 am · Link

    Can’t wait to read your new book.

  109. Dorothy Hilton
      · April 14th, 2015 at 9:50 am · Link

    Hi Linda, I love your books. Waiting for the next one. I have your book Willow, getting ready to read it next. Keep up the good work. Having many friends is a blessing. Have a happy spring.

  110. Ruth Swartz
      · April 14th, 2015 at 9:51 am · Link

    I would love to win your new book,have read many of your books,thank :roll:

  111. Brenda I.
      · April 14th, 2015 at 9:59 am · Link

    It is good to have caring, like minded people around you. That way they can help each other stay positive.

  112. Darlene Holley
      · April 14th, 2015 at 10:08 am · Link

    Hope you have a great week!! Congrats to the winners from last week :)

  113. Judy Feifarek
      · April 14th, 2015 at 10:45 am · Link

    I need a good book to read. Sounds perfect.

  114. Laurie Gommermann
      · April 14th, 2015 at 10:50 am · Link

    You can never have too many friends. They stick by you in good times and bad!

    I did enjoy The Marriage Charm. I’m looking forward to The Marriage Season.

  115. Mary Bergeron
      · April 14th, 2015 at 10:54 am · Link

    I am so thankful I have friends to help me through the hard times and share the good times. I love your books.

  116. Patricia Irby
      · April 14th, 2015 at 11:00 am · Link

    Got to read and have all your books! Love them! Thanks for giving your readers the chance to win one of your books.

  117. Linda A. Beaudoin
      · April 14th, 2015 at 11:48 am · Link

    A true friend is there through good times and bad. Always willing to listen and be there if you need them.

  118. Devon "Diva" Ressler
      · April 14th, 2015 at 11:50 am · Link

    Friends are a true blessing. When I was a single mom of two and living in Calfornia, 3000 miles away from the closest relatives, my friends were my family. I wouldn’t have made it without them.

  119. bn100
      · April 14th, 2015 at 11:51 am · Link

    interesting reasons

  120. Rhonda Terstegge
      · April 14th, 2015 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Thank goodness for friends. Even in low places – ha ha. Can’t wait to read The Marriage Charm.

  121. LaQuita Shrum
      · April 14th, 2015 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Love all your stories.

  122. Lara Wager
      · April 14th, 2015 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Looking forward to the new book. I love this series. Love all the cowboys!

  123. Jean B
      · April 14th, 2015 at 4:59 pm · Link

    You are so welcome! And thanks for the kudos, my friend!☺️ Have a great week!

  124. mel brown
      · April 14th, 2015 at 5:08 pm · Link

    friends are the family u get to choose

  125. Barbee Wray
      · April 14th, 2015 at 6:00 pm · Link

    I love the way the real friends always call, or drop by, or send a note just when you really need it…and they don’t even know. That’s a friend who is a gift from God. Enjoy your week! My daffodils are in full bloom and are a bit of “ground sunshine” every morning!

  126. Gail Evington
      · April 14th, 2015 at 8:42 pm · Link

    I have enjoyed your books and have read everyone I have been able to find. looking forward to your new ones.

  127. Peggy Casey
      · April 14th, 2015 at 10:03 pm · Link

    Thank God for our friends~ As I am reading my emails and responding here I am waiting to hear back from one of my best friends, who knows me almost better than I know myself, as I really need her wisdom and support tonight… As she is not available I think I will do the next best thing to venting to a good friend and that would be burying myself in a good book! Time to pull out an old friend and loose myself in the pages….

  128. Sandra James
      · April 15th, 2015 at 4:46 pm · Link

    love your books

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