#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for February, 2007

My Secret Love Affair

For some time now, I have been carrying on an affair–with Abraham Lincoln. I guess it’s a good thing more than a century separates us, not that I think Mr. Lincoln would stoop to cheating on his beloved Mary. Despite her spending habits and the probability that she needed major doses of Lithium, he adored her. He understood commitment in a way the rest of us would do well to emulate.

Oh, well. It’s an affair of the intellect, anyway.

There are a lot of misconceptions about Mr. Lincoln–these things always spring up around an icon. For instance, it is

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The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get!

I don’t know what it is with me this week. Everything just seems to take a little longer than usual, including getting to the computer to write this blog.

Maybe it’s because, this morning, after my devotions and journaling, I got to reading a copy of “McKettrick’s Pride”, the next book in the McKettrick Men series. Now, considering that I wrote the book, and therefore know how it all turned out, it was amazing how I got sucked into the story. The book runs very deep with me, especially the part played by the lost, bedraggled dog the heroine takes

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.