#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Fletcher’s Woman

“Fletcher’s Woman” was my very first published book. Pocket released it in August of 1983 as part of their Tapestry line. I will never forget the thrill of holding that cover proof in my hands for the first time, seeing MY name and the title in raised letters.

The story was set in and around Seattle, in 1889. That same year, Washington became a state, and Seattle was devastated by a terrible fire. The city on Puget Sound rose valiantly out of the ashes, and businesses and homes sprang up immediately–in canvas tents and shacks cobbled together with scraps of wood. Around that same time, a dam burst above Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the results were, of course, disastrous. Most of the town was swept away, and many lives were lost. In true American spirit, Seattlites, after all they’d been through, still managed to send generous donations to a place where the need was even greater. They did so with smiles, grateful that they had something to give.

Now, Pocket Books is rereleasing this book of my heart, with a lovely new cover. It will be in stores at the end of March and the beginning of April. I’m still proud of the story. It has stood the test of time, and now it will be available again, for those of you who missed it, and those of you who still have one tattered copy. It’s thick and it’s meaty, with lots of subplots.

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One comment to “Fletcher’s Woman”

  1. Irene Jellybean
      · November 3rd, 2015 at 10:47 am · Link

    Hello– I realize this post ^ is from 2006, but I am curious if you, Ms. Miller, are able to answer a question for me. I have a portfolio of artwork from the cover artist Morgan Kane, and in there I found an oil painting of a redheaded woman in a green dress being embraced by some handsome man, and on the back of the stretcher bar of the painting is written “Fletcher’s Woman.” When I first looked up that title, I saw your book listed on Amazon and the cover had the same painting I have.

    This will probably be like a message in a bottle, but I am going to be selling this painting soon, and was wondering if you would be at all interested. Thank you!

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