#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Winners, weekends, pink flamingos and books, books, books

First, our winners: Fran F and Mary D.Wornick, it’s your lucky day.  :)  What’s that you say?  You’re not Fran or Mary?  Not to worry–there’s a new round in progress as of today.  :)  Comment, and you’re in.  Maybe when next Monday rolls around, I’ll be announcing your name. 

My weekend was a full one–on Saturday, Bernicie and I made our usual mail run.  She rode in her brand new car seat, and she was a bit nervous at first, since she usually rides in my lap–which, alas, turns out to be illegal.  Who knew?  Also, since the Yorkster is, after all, 14 years old, and incontinent in the bargain, she doesn’t smell all that great first thing in the morning.  :)  She’s still getting used to riding in style, but she does like being able to see through the windshield.  I had lunch with an old friend, Jean Barrington, and we talked a mile a minute, trying to catch up. It was great!  After lunch, we stopped by Michael’s for a few supplies (as if I needed any more).  Jean makes beautiful quilts and has an amazing eye for color–showed me a picture of a truly gorgeous banner she made for her church.  Earlier, I’d stopped by our new Party City store and picked up bunches of beautiful paper napkins to be used in various projects.  I like to Modge Podge them to artist trading cards, after peeling away the extra layers.  Most of the images have a nice glow to them once they’ve been glued down.

On to the topic of pink flamingos.  (Come to think of it, that phrase might be redundant, like ‘continue on’–is there any other way TO continue?–do flamingos actually come in any color besides pink?)  My dear friend Debbie Macomber and I have been playing a little game for years; we search for weird gifts to send each other, just for laughs.  Fortunately for both of us, the phenomenon occurs once or twice in a decade–the metal flamingos, on proud display in my front yard by the way, since I happen to LOVE them, were purchased in good-humored retaliation for the ugly Elvis clock I sent Debbie’s way a few years ago.  (All I can say is, thank heaven she didn’t seek revenge for the three-D, light up Last Supper I sent before that.  :)  )  Debbie’s husband, Wayne, a witty guy, remarked at the time that the picture would look wonderful in the back of a closet.  Another favorite Wayne remark was made as he and Debbie were leaving a church service, wherein some pretty bad wine had been served in Communion.  Wayne: “If I were Jesus, I’d turn that stuff back into water.”)

And the books!  So many good ones, so little time.  Yeesh.  I’ve read a few pages of “Mrs. Poe”, a novel, and the detail is so vivid I could almost believe I was actually visiting 19th century New York.  Why didn’t I learn to speed-read?  :)

83 comments to “Winners, weekends, pink flamingos and books, books, books”

  1. Donna Barrow
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:25 pm · Link

    I’m from the south and thought everyone loved pink flamingos!



  2. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:27 pm · Link

    Hi there, this is Mary D. Wornick

    I am just wanting to tell you thank you my books or book ………this great I love reading Linda’s books so this is a real treat to me getting a new book……………Thanks a million. Have wonderful day and take care, talk with you later. I hope you have my mailing address ………….I think i sent it to the right place.
    Yes, you said it right it was my lucky day…
    Bye for now have a good one Mary D. Wornick



  3. Pam paterakis
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Enjoyed seeing live flamingoes in the Caribbean in April. They wete all pink.



  4. DONNA
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend. It’s great to have old friends where you can give each other weird gifts & still be pals.



  5. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Glad you had a great week! I babyset my Grand Dogs. Chillie and Roo. They had a great time outside all day in backyard, it was such a great beautiful weekend we enjoyed the weather. It will be changing soon enough. My Grandson came over ,he’s year an half , played alday with them thoughing balls.
    I’m painting my bedroom so I ‘ve been very busy. Hope you all have a great day! Enjoy the weather while you can as winter will be her soon enough. :)



  6. Jean Sagarese
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    My Grandmother used to have flamingoes on her front yard, always thought they could have worked on their legs instead of just wire legs – now I think I want a pair, wonder if they would scare the deer away :roll:



  7. Laura Ann Harris
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:37 pm · Link

    I bet the flamingos look great! So glad Berniece likes her car seat! She’s a spoiled pup. Have a great week.



  8. Debbie Turner
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:38 pm · Link

    I had a nice weekend. Just spent some time with family and chilled. I love your books and would love to win one or two or …. :-P



  9. Vickie Raynor
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:41 pm · Link

    I had my babies before car seats and loved traveling with them on my lap. I understand the car seat, but will always remember playing with my infants in the car. I love your books. Want it!



  10. Dixie J. Hadley
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:42 pm · Link

    Linda, Your story about you and Debbie M. brought back a pleasant memory. My late sister in law, Vicki, and I use to have Saturday morning coffee. We use to tease each other that we had so many knick knacks sitting around that if something went missing we’d never know it was gone.
    So one dayVicki “borrowed” a little knick knack from my kitchen. The next saturday she kept hinting about something new in her kitchen. I looked around but didn’t see it. This went on for a few weeks when at last she pointed out my knick knack sitting in plain sight. I hadhn’t missed it at all. Needless to say that started a “game” we played on each other for years. Most of the time neither one of us ever missed the “borrowed” item and would only realized that it was gone when we gave the item back. What a wonderful sister in law she was. We all still miss her but was blessed to have her in our lives for those great years.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Sincerely
    Dixie J. Hadley



    • linda
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        · October 6th, 2014 at 2:45 pm · Link

      Delightful story! Thanks for sharing.



  11. Gwenda Underwood
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:44 pm · Link

    I really enjoy reading biographies!! We have a few unusual items we have passed around in family for yrs, never seem to see one of them coming, so much fun!!



  12. Ruby Norwood
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Congrats to Fran and Mary!! Sounds like you had a great weekend but a busy one. I know you have Bernice spoiled like a child with her car seat and all. Do you have a Stroller for her also? My nephew and his wife they have a stroller that the front of it zips up, so when they travel they can keep him in the motel room with them. They roll him around like a baby..



  13. Roselie Winn
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Love your books and the ones I don’t have I find at thrift stores or yard sales. My kids call to see if I have a book before they buy it and I keep a list in my purse so I don’t buy duplicates.
    Love the Western style of romance and that the heroines are not just sitting around waiting for a man to “take care” of them.



  14. Gram
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:50 pm · Link

    We used pink flamingos and related stuff as fund raisers for our library a number of years ago.



  15. Dawn Roberts
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:51 pm · Link

    I just took my youngest to The Pittsburgh area and then reconnected with an old friend from elementary and jr high. What an amazing weekend we had. I’m also now in touch with another of our friends. Social media can be winderful



  16. mary D. Wornick
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Hi again its me Mary D.Wornick………….I love the part where
    Wayne said “If I were Jesus, I’d turn that stuff back into water”.

    I thought that was cute……..hope you didn’t mind my reading your letter……….have a good one. take care see you real soon .
    Mary D. Wornick.
    Love knowing i won a book or books thanks again.



  17. Maria Medrano-Nehls
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Glad you had a great weekend. Catching up with good friends is always a blessing.



  18. Therese Lopez
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Living in Texas I see flamingos at SeaWorld when I take the kids, don’t have any pink plastic one’s in my yard. Not my thing!!!



  19. Jeannine Klimt
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 2:55 pm · Link

    My dogs weigh 100 and 55 respectively so lap riding is not allowed but we have found putting the seat flat helps all greatly.
    Flaminagos can be a white as the pink comes from their diet of shrimp(pink shells). In zoo’s there are sometimes a few white ones. :)
    :)



  20. pat
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Love the wine into water comment



  21. Lynn
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners!! Enjoy!
    Love your blogs! That sounds like a great friendship! You guys are way cool!

    Have a wonderful autumn!

    Lynn



  22. Deb Chudzinski
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:07 pm · Link

    I have never read one of your books that I didn’t love!! I watch and watch to see when a new one is coming out, then every so often I have to reread one just to get my fix of your stories. I have a Kindle and I have many thousands of books on it to read, but I still go back to reread some of yours.



  23. Jane Goldsmith
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:19 pm · Link

    As I understand it, the shrimp the flamingos eat make them pink. I also saw that Menards is selling black and orange flamingo lawn ornaments for Halloween.



  24. Lois Rotella
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:20 pm · Link

    Sounds like a fun weekend that was had. I try and stay away from michaels because I cannot resist buying something eben if I do not meed it. Lol Just re read Creed books. I really enjoy all of them.



  25. Brenda
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:35 pm · Link

    It seems that you had a good weekend. Does your friend Jean sell some of her quilts? When I think of pink flamingos, the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade comes to mind. The pink flamingo is their mascot. Check out this website.

    http://www.spanishtownmardigras.com/pinkday.htm

    Have a good day!



  26. Dotty Weis
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Debbie’s husband Wayne sounds like a lot of fun



  27. Valdi McCoy
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:40 pm · Link

    There are a lot of things in my life I am glad about,
    1. I am glad I’m not Jesus. Too many bad people I would want to zap. Or good ones I couldn’t bless enough.
    2. I am glad I will not win the lottery. Too much money and too many options on what to do with it.
    3. I am glad I did not create the world. Too much responsibility in taking care of it.
    4. I am also glad that when I wake in the morning the first thing I hear is someone breathing.
    5. I am even more glad when I realize that someone is me.



  28. Teresa Greer
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Can’t wait on your next Historic Western. Love them.



  29. Gloria
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I still don’t have a computer, so…I’m at the Library using one of theirs.

    If you have the “real” pink flamingos, you really have a treasure since they supposedly quit making them.

    I pray everyone is well.



    • Norma Stanforth
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 8:34 pm · Link

      Hi Gloria,
      sorry your computer is still not working. Hope you are well.
      God blessings.
      Norma



  30. Pamela Devereux
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Linda, you had me laughing. I told my husband what Wayne said and he said lets call my uncle, who is a minister. We had him laughing also.

    As for speed reading, don’t do it. They tried to teach that back in grade school one year. I failed. I was to slow. I enjoy reading to much to rush through.



  31. Kate Sparks
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 4:42 pm · Link

    Use them as fundraisers — planted in yards are birthday announcments… Such fun!!



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm · Link

      yes i am Mary D. Wornick my address is
      4211 Cannon Bridge Rd.
      Cope, S.C. 29038

      Thank you so very much for my book Mary D. Wornick



  32. marian wilson
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 4:42 pm · Link

    My daughter Hannah has loved Pink Flamingos since she was alil girl an we took her to the zoo, she collects them….



  33. Janie
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 4:51 pm · Link

    My Mother had pink flamingos in her flower garden when I was a young girl–they were in style then! I had a friend who made beautiful greeting cards with napkins, I use papers and rubber stamps, ready to start on my Christmas cards. Just reread Tate McKettrick, such a nice story, can sort of relate to Libby, oldest child who took care of everyone. Fortunately I wasn’t betrayed like she was, will be married 50 years soon. I don’t like wine so Jesus can turn it all back into water–what a great comment. Love Debbie’s books too. Glad you’re feeling better.



  34. Virginia Horton
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 5:11 pm · Link

    You ladies sound like a lot of fun, I know my sister’s an I do joke gifts on one another from time to time mostly at Christmas. Like you I wish I was a speed reader, but needless to say I am a very slow reader and there is never enough time to read all that I want to read.



  35. Sandy Rosen
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 5:13 pm · Link

    We have purple and orange flamingos in Baltimore for our sports teams. :)



  36. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Fran and Mary!

    Speed reading… would be nice :wink:



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · October 2nd, 2014 at 11:31 am · Link

      Hi Amber Kennedy, thanks for being happy for us winners.
      So nice of you to do that.
      Not to much going here for now but once the day gets started it will be plenty going on . Have nice day, take care.
      Bye for …………..Mary D. Wornick



  37. Billie Sanders
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 5:45 pm · Link

    We had a wonderful weekend in western North Carolina. My sister and my cousin and I went for a long drive in the mountains, then to an orchard, and had lunch at a seafood place. Weather was glorious.

    Billiesue



  38. Sherry Wallace
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 5:58 pm · Link

    My 15 1/2 yr old yellow lab was incontinent few years ago& ever since she’s been takeg Proin tablets, which is phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, 2X day. Works wonders!



  39. Teresa W
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 6:03 pm · Link

    I slowed down reading, after I got my glasses of course. B4 hand whn traveling I learned to read signs that were like 1 1/2 car lengths in front of us. Was nice to slow down. The gift stuff btween u & Debbie sound like me & a few friends of mine only there times we go for the adult (gag) gifts. Husbands, boyfriends etc if saying anything get drawn in and usually don’t like the result. Only bcause we end up embarassing them. Now some of my male friends are like Debbie’s husband where the smart aleck comments are just funny which is good. I’m reading Dangerous Destiny by Suzanne Brockmann the prequel to her new series. Trying to get signed copy so… Are u ready for Halloween? Have a good week.



  40. Judi Schultz
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Wayne sounds like a hoot. LOL



  41. Carol S
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    I have flamingo Christmas ornaments on my tree. They are glass and have on santa hats.



  42. Nadine Spradlin
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Congratulations to last wks. winners. Glad you had a good week-end , Linda . I, too am a slow reader & often go back and reread a paragraph , or even several pages , I just enjoy reading “with a book in my hand” . just got Sandra Browns’ book MEAN STREAK & will start it tomorrow . waiting for your new book . like your Blogs Nadine



  43. Leanna
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm · Link

    My dogs have always loved to ride in the car. My cockapoo didn’t mind not being able to see out the window he was just happy he got to come with and didn’t have to stay home. :oops:



  44. Joanne Packham
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Sounds like you and Debbie sure have fun together!! Love the idea of looking for gag gifts!! We did that with our family for a few Christmas instead of buying expensive presents for each other. That lasted until the gifts became more junkie and a chore to buy. Thank-you Linda for writing some of my most cherished books. I keep everyone of them and am always looking for the ones I haven’t got!! xo Joanne



  45. Suzanne Mongan
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm · Link

    I also love flamingos. I have a red one in front of my house. I used to have an orange one, but someone stole it. I’m glad that you had a great weekend.



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm · Link

      Hi and thank you for saying i was one of the lucky ones in winning a book …………..Thanks a million to all and i can hardly wait till i get my books…………..have a wonderful evening and talk with you later ……..take care all. i just might make some friends in here that would really be nice.

      Bye for now, have a bless night Mary D. Wornick



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm · Link

      thank you Suzanne Mongan that was very nice of you to say you was happy for us winners.
      Have nice night, talk with later.
      Mary D. Wornick



  46. Diana E.
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 7:50 pm · Link

    Didn’t hear from you again last week, hopefully you got over your flu. Sounded like you had a wonderful time with your friend, Jean.
    Bringing up flamingos, I had purchased a pair from Fred Meyers in the OR Duck section and gave them to my son for a joke birthday present a couple years ago. I haven’t seen them in awhile, must of been too tacky! Blessings.



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 8:59 pm · Link

      Thank you Diana E.
      I love reading Linda’s books so this was a nice surprise for me. I never thought i would be one of the lucky winners.
      Have nice one and talk with you later, take care.
      Mary D.Wornick



  47. kristie beckman
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm · Link

    I just want you to know I love reading your books. My mother in law got me into your books and now they are hard to put down. Me and my mother in law spent a year looking for one book in particular. The last chance cafe. I have now officially read it 5 times. Love them all and hope to find new ones to read



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 9:01 pm · Link

      thank you Kristie beckman, i know i will enjoy reading one of her new books. You have a good one and will be doing this same thing one day for you when you win your books.
      Bye for now, Mary D. Wornick



  48. ruth
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm · Link

    Love to read about your time – you make everything sound so fun! I also have flamingos in the yard :)



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm · Link

      Hi Ruth,
      Nice to hear that you think it was great for me to win the books.
      Some very good reading in those books and will have fun kicking back reading them.
      Bye for now, have a bless night
      Mary D. Wornick



  49. Norma Stanforth
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm · Link

    Congratulation to Fran F and Mary D.Wornick on your win.
    Linda i glad that you and Bernice got out and that Bernice finely got use to the car set. Glad you had lunch with your old friend Jean.
    Hope everyone has a great week. God blessings.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm · Link

      I started to tell you thank you so very much Norma Stanforh, then i hit something and deleted it by mistake so sorry. Here is another one just saying thank you .
      Have a good one
      Mary D, Wornick



  50. Roberta Giordano
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 8:37 pm · Link

    Congratulations ladies ! We have a charity here where people donate in someone else’s name and the people they name wake up to find a half dozen or so Pink Flamingos on their front lawn and they stay there for about a week then they move on to the next donation



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 9:08 pm · Link

      Thank you for the sweet note ………have a nice one
      Mary D.Wornick



  51. Julie Ferguson
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Love your books have been a fan since Banner O’Brien days



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · September 29th, 2014 at 9:13 pm · Link

      Hi Julie, thank you and you have good one.
      Take care will talk with you later just wanted everyone to know i thank them for taking a minute out of their busy day to say they were happy for us winners.
      Bye for now, Mary D. Wornick



  52. Merry R
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 9:01 pm · Link

    I don’t know why weekends in the fall are much more busy than summer weekends. Can’t wait for your next book to come out!



  53. carole
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners, my weekend as spent working and it was rainy so not much fun! Have a good week!



  54. Glenda Kinard
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 10:06 pm · Link

    I SO LOVE YOUR BOOKS IT WAS SO NEAT TODAY A SECOND COUSIN AND I THAT I HADN’T SEEN IN YEARS WERE DISCUSSING THE MKKETTRICKS LIKE WE WERE DISCUSSING FAMILY. #LOVELINDALAELMILLER



  55. Kelley Morrow
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      · September 29th, 2014 at 11:44 pm · Link

    Linda in my neck of the woods pink flamingos are everywhere this time of year, to remind women and men about breast cancer awareness. I’m glad you’re doing well and can’t wait for the next marriage book!!!! Have a blessed week!



  56. Teresa L
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      · September 30th, 2014 at 8:29 am · Link

    Speed read? Is that what one does when they’ve had too many cups of coffee that morning?
    Glad to hear (well, read) you are feeling better Mz Linda! Pink Flamingos and all…happy reading!



  57. PJ Kotton
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      · September 30th, 2014 at 2:10 pm · Link

    A little irreverant, but still funny! God smiles too, I’m sure!
    ;-)



  58. Christina Callahan
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      · September 30th, 2014 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Loved the wine comment. That was truly funny!



  59. Amber Kennedy
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      · September 30th, 2014 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Hi, my name is Amber I just wanted to tell you I love reading your books my aunt got me started on them and I can’t put them down! The McKettricks series is my absolute favorite, you are an amazing writer!

    Thanks again



  60. Gloria Jenkins
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      · September 30th, 2014 at 8:59 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. My weekends are Wednesday and Thursday I work Saturday and Sunday at Costco, weekends are hard to get off. I love to read I’m reading a Lawman’s Christmas. I to like crafting, sewing, kitting and crocheting.
    Listing to my favorite radio station the other day the DJ asked if listeners would pay $10.00 for a pink pumpkin? All the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer awareness. There is a farm that is growing pink pumpkins. Pretty Cool. I hope your weigh in is a good. Have a great week, Gloria Jenkins
    Northern Virginia



  61. Shirley Meyle
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      · September 30th, 2014 at 11:01 pm · Link

    Hey Linda,
    We are in your beloved Spokane tonight at the Super 8 on a 18 day vacation. My hubby said if we knew where you lived, we could stop by and say howdy. Beautiful area. :lol:



  62. Darlene
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      · October 1st, 2014 at 9:09 am · Link

    I love pink flamingos I know that they are a little tacky but I think that they look cute in my yard lol Hope you have a great week!! :-D



  63. mary D. Wornick
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      · October 2nd, 2014 at 11:45 am · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I love your books they are so good and how do i get my darling Melissa ? Thank you and have a good day.

    Mary D. Wornick



  64. Rita Harden
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      · October 2nd, 2014 at 6:37 pm · Link

    I love to read your posts as they often bring a smile to my face or make me think about things. I usually don’t comment; however, I had to this time because I often say “so many books, so little time!” Of course, I always read you and look forward to your next published book. My husband teases me because I won’t get rid of your books and have a shelf (or two) full of them.

    I also have Mrs. Poe to read, but haven’t started it yet. This weekend is the annual Red Cross Book Fair for our community. I always go and buy a large bag full of books! Not only does it support a good cause, but keeps me in reading materials for various topics. However, I still have books from last year, since I have a tablet and can download books now too, it becomes difficult as I am always finding something of interest!

    My husband teased me and said I couldn’t go because I needed to read all that I have first, but then I reminded him of all his tools in his garage that he may not have “used” yet. :-) Needless to say, I will be bringing home more books this weekend.

    thanks for brightening our days and God Bless you and yours.



  65. Teri iezek
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      · October 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 pm · Link

    My sister and I love to give funny gag gifts!!!! Makes giving even a lot more fun Lol



  66. mary D. Wornick
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      · October 3rd, 2014 at 9:28 pm · Link

    hi all just a line or two to say hi to all .
    bye for now and have a good one god bless all.
    Mary D. Wornick



  67. Talicha Reed
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      · October 4th, 2014 at 9:58 am · Link

    I had to leave a comment on the Texas McKettricks. I am reading Holt’s story. I am only about a fourth way through and I have never laughed so much. I enjoyed all the stories, but, this one by far is really the best. thanks for giving us a place to go and dream with Hunky Men!!!! tal



  68. mary D. Wornick
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      · October 5th, 2014 at 6:43 pm · Link

    i am reading the same one only its the Shotgun Bride and it is so very good. it will make you laugh and then cry.



  69. Joanie gonsalves
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      · October 7th, 2014 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Loved Tate excitedly looking forward to snowflake



  70. Sue McCormick
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      · October 8th, 2014 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Rather a late response to this post; my comment is about your speed-reading comment. My children’s lessons in grades 6 through 8 required that all students learn to do this. My older daughter did well with the lesson, then deliberately stopped using the technique for fiction. She says she hates to hurry; she likes to savor the story. It’s one of those individual decisions folks make.



    • mary D. Wornick
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        · October 9th, 2014 at 12:19 pm · Link

      I love to read a book nice and slow so i can enjoy it. It seems like if speed read i don’t get that much out of the books i read.
      Have nice day

      Mary D, Wornick



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