#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Peonies and Books

I’ve been nursing along several peony plants since I moved into this house four years ago. There were a few blossoms last year, but one can’t have too many peonies, I’ve found. The good news is, they’re budding out–I can hardly wait!

The strawberries are in, as you know, and I moved half the zinnia starts into a large wooden planter, and I have sage and lettuce and, of course, tomatoes. I hope to get everything planted this weekend–loads of flowers, a few herbs and vegetables.

The weather is SO beautiful, sunshine aplenty, deer passing through the little clearing at the top of the draw behind my house.

I’ve been reading AND listening to books–I really enjoyed Linwood Barclay’s new book, “Never Look Away”, and Joy Fielding’s “The Wild Zone.” Now I’m reading Harlen Coben’s “Caught.” That was actual reading–I’ve listened to “The Journal Keeper”, by Phyllis Theroux (this is a memoir–I love the things) and several of Sarah Addison Allen’s novels, including “Garden Spells” and “The Sugar Queen”. Allen’s stories have a lovely, magical element that makes them sparkle–I discovered her when I listened to “The Girl Who Chased the Moon” and now I’m hooked.

It’s certainly a good thing I WRITE so many books–one of the many rewards is being able to READ a lot of them as well. :)

Better get to work.

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The typical Pony Express rider was nineteen years old and made $100-$150 per month plus room and board.

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