#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Winners and Books

This week’s winners are Eliza Rosales and Kathryn Smith.  Congratuations, both of you. As always, there’s a new contest underway as of today.   All you have to do is comment and you’re automatically entered.  There will be a random drawing, and two new winners will be chosen and notified by my niece/assistant, Jenni.  I’ve been listening to a lot of books lately; guess you could call it a binge.  :) Here they are: THE BOOKSELLER, by Cynthia  Swanson.  I could barely turn this one off, it was so fascinating.  The story is truly original, all about the mysteries of time and dreams. THE UNIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, by Rachel Joyce.  This is an English novel, and even though I realized I’d read it before, I kept listening anyway.  The characters touched my heart. THE THREE SISTERS, by Lisa Unger, who is one of my favorite suspense authors.  This is a novella, really, a short but fascinating listen, spooky and gripping. ONE STEP TOO FAR, by Tina Seskis.  This is another English novel, and I really enjoyed it.   The story kept me guessing right up to the end–lots of twists and turns in this one. DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT, by the inimitable Anne Tyler.  I loved this one, too–Tyler’s characters literally come to life on the page–or the screen of my iPhone.  :) And finally, LAST ONE HOME, by Debbie Macomber.  To my delight, the audiobook opens with an introduction read by Debbie herself.  I’m only a little way in, but this is a strong, beautifully written book.  I’m loving it, and not just because Debbie is one of my closest friends.  Trust me, it’s great.

67 comments to “Winners and Books”

  1. Gloria
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:08 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Eliza Rosales and Kathryn Smith. enjoy your win, ladies.

    Linda, it sounds as if you’ve been reading as much as I have been lately,

    Glad you’re feeling OK.

    • Gloria
        · March 16th, 2015 at 9:51 pm · Link

      I forgot to say…Thanks to Hilda, I finished reading The Marriage Charm last week. It was gooouud!!!


      • Hilda
          · March 17th, 2015 at 12:07 am · Link

        Glad you enjoyed it!!!

  2. Garen
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:08 pm · Link

    Love your books. And your blogs.

  3. Nancy Mawhinney
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Love your books. Nice to know you love to read alot of different author’s books.

  4. Eriko
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:12 pm · Link

    I love all your novels! I hope I win a book this time!

        · March 16th, 2015 at 8:18 pm · Link

      still waiting. into win llm is one of my must gets

  5. Pam paterakis
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:18 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read Last One Home

  6. Jerri Brown
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:18 pm · Link

    So….. My book club is meeting this month and we are discussing
    Breaking Blue by Timathy Egan.
    A member of our group somehow invited Tony Bamonte the sheriff that is the main character and he accepted the invite.
    Have you read the book?
    What would you ask him?
    I think I will ask him how did he control his rage at knowing who committed the murder and being unable to bring him to justice.
    My blood just boiled over that.
    Thank you for the input.

  7. Roberta Giordano
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:27 pm · Link

    Congratulations ladies,enjoy your books! Sounds like you are getting a lot of reading in !

  8. Cheryl Hoffmann
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:28 pm · Link

    Congrats to winners! Woo-hoo!
    Thanks for new book suggestions, will give them s try.
    Have a blessed week.

  9. Terri Shortell
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners. Thanks for the info of what you’re reading and listening to. Hope everyone has a great week. We actually saw sunshine today. Woo-Hoo!!!! 8)

  10. judy
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Thank you for the names of all those books and authors.

  11. theresa
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:35 pm · Link

    Love reading your books!

  12. Nadine Spradlin
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners . I still like to hold a book in my hand when I reed. that is why we have so many books in our house . in boxes & book cases in a storage building in the back yard , some books I simply have to keep . Linda so glad things are O K in your neck of the woods .

    • Hilda
        · March 17th, 2015 at 12:07 am · Link

      Nadine, I had to smile when I read your comment. I’m kind of the same — books stored in boxes, the backs of closets, every nook ‘n cranny. Many I’ve read, loved, and would like to read again. But probably just as many that I bought but haven’t had time to read yet. When I retire, I hope I can become a full-time book reader! Wish me luck – I just turned 60 – hopefully by the time I’m 65?! (But I have read every LLM book I’ve ever bought.)
      Happy reading!

  13. Linda Holmes
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:39 pm · Link

    I will have to check out some of those books. They sound good.

    Congrats to this weeks winners.

  14. Leanna
      · March 16th, 2015 at 8:47 pm · Link

    I want to read Last One Home, I love Debbie Maccomber!

  15. carole
      · March 16th, 2015 at 9:10 pm · Link

    congrats to the winners~ need to go book shopping so going to get Debbie’s book-one of many authors I love reading! have a good week!

  16. Diana E
      · March 16th, 2015 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Congratulations as always to the winners. I love Debbie’s books as yours! Have a good week, hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s day! Blessings.

  17. Evelyn Baldwin
      · March 16th, 2015 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Congratulations to the winners! How lucky you are! I really like Debbies books too! I also love Susan Wiggs books. Love your books, keep seaching for a new one! Thank you for the fantastic reads. God Bless and have a wonderful week!

  18. Virginia H
      · March 16th, 2015 at 9:48 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners! I love Debbie’s books also, they are awesome! I have been listening to some audio books when I ride the excercise bike but haven’t done it lately. I like to take walks when I can. Lately I have had to take my mother in law to the doctor because she broke her arm last Sunday. We had a trip to the doctor on Thursday to get a cast put on and on Saturaday it was back to the ER to get the cast cut because the arm started swelling. To the grocery store for her today. Its been a busy week. Oh and I built myself a new computer on Sunday with my son’s help and it is totally awesome. :-D

  19. Ruby Norwood
      · March 16th, 2015 at 9:54 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies on your win!! Last One Home by Debbie Macomber is a must read..very good book. Hope everyone has a great St. Patrick’s day.

  20. Sandy Simonson
      · March 16th, 2015 at 10:33 pm · Link

    I love books on tape, always have one going along with live book.

  21. Nanci S
      · March 16th, 2015 at 10:48 pm · Link

    You’re just the energizer bunny…with Debbie’s books, are they a series like yours or stand alone books…haven’t read her books as yet…
    Thanks very much.

  22. Carol Schulz
      · March 16th, 2015 at 11:05 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. I have almost all of your books, Linda. I too love to hold a book in my hand – my Kindle is for travel only!

  23. Melaine
      · March 17th, 2015 at 12:15 am · Link

    I just bought your newest book in the Bliss County series and pre-ordered the next one. Hope you’re having a great week, and wish you the best for Wednesday!

  24. Kelley Morrow
      · March 17th, 2015 at 12:34 am · Link

    I love Debbie’s books to!!!

  25. Lisa Murray
      · March 17th, 2015 at 12:38 am · Link

    Would really enjoy reading all of these. Thanks for the opportunity! You’re the best!

  26. Teresa G
      · March 17th, 2015 at 1:02 am · Link

    Sounds like you’ve been reading some interesting books. Hope you have a good week.

  27. Gloria Jenkins
      · March 17th, 2015 at 1:46 am · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s day. I’m off work Tuesday and Wednesday going out to purchase Debbie’s book. I just finished reading The Marriage Charm, loved it.

  28. Peggy Casey
      · March 17th, 2015 at 6:20 am · Link

    Thank you for sharing the info on Debbie’s new book. I have been wanting to get a new book since I have read all of yours a time to two or three…. I have spent a lot of time in bed sick this winter and burned through my book collections rapidly! I will get Debbie’s book tomorrow!

  29. Niki Davis
      · March 17th, 2015 at 6:50 am · Link

    I have found that listening to books is great. Especially on long drives, sitting at my desk at work (while working) and even just lying in my bed at night. Usually fall asleep on it but can pretty much remember the last thing I heard. It is so great to have this ability on my cell phone as that makes it much easier. More portable too. I get my books through Amazon for my Kindle and listen to them on my phone using the Audible.com app. It is really cool!!!! I just wished I could afford all the books I want but Kindle unlimited helps.

  30. mary klemp
      · March 17th, 2015 at 7:48 am · Link

    I love you books and can’t wait for my next book to come in the mail. There are several authors I read when waiting for your books Diana Palmer and Debbie McComber would be in line behind you. Hope you have a lucky StPatricks day. Mary Klemp

    • Ann Bartholomew
        · March 17th, 2015 at 8:32 am · Link

      Great choice in authors! Mine too.

  31. Jo-Ann Baker
      · March 17th, 2015 at 7:49 am · Link

    Love to here about who you listen to. Do you read them too or just listen. Don’t forget your own books as I love reading them. Waiting for the next one to come out. The snow is melting here in Ohio and I can see the ground in some places. It was 60 yesterday and I got to hang out my sheets. The smell so good ! Have a great week :)

  32. Claudette Parker
      · March 17th, 2015 at 8:07 am · Link

    I would love to win one of your books, I really enjoy them

  33. Lois Rotella
      · March 17th, 2015 at 8:10 am · Link

    Happy St Patrick’s Day

  34. kathy parsons
      · March 17th, 2015 at 8:32 am · Link

    I agree I have read a few of Debbie’s books and they are very well written and enjoyable,I haven’t read any of the others, I love the love stories and sometimes the love stories have a bit of mystery is ok too, I really love your books the McKettricks, and the Parable series, they are so my favorite, even got my daughter to read them and she loved them, so u think u will write anymore to the parable series ?? well i hope you enjoy reading I enjoy reading your books, God Bless you always and Happy st. patty’s day to u.. :-P

  35. Ann Bartholomew
      · March 17th, 2015 at 8:36 am · Link

    I think it is so neat that you and Debbie are such close friends. I got started reading your books when the bookseller suggested that I might like them. I had read all of Debbie’s that she had on the shelf and needed something new to read. That one book was all it took!!

  36. DONNA
      · March 17th, 2015 at 8:40 am · Link

    You & Debbie are my favorites. I hope you both write forever!!!!!

  37. Margy Manear
      · March 17th, 2015 at 9:34 am · Link

    I got my signed copy of The Marriage Charm from you!! Thank you so much. Can’t wait for the third book!! I also love Debbie. I met her at a book fair at Carroll Comm. College, and she was just as charming as I thought she would be. How fun is it to be friends with other authors!!

  38. Chris
      · March 17th, 2015 at 9:52 am · Link

    I just finished Last One Home and I loved it.

  39. Goldie Hale
      · March 17th, 2015 at 10:07 am · Link

    I just bought Last One Home by Debbie Macomber. I love her books. I also love yours. I will be looking for The Marriage Season when it comes out.

  40. bn100
      · March 17th, 2015 at 11:42 am · Link

    never read that author

  41. mary D. Wornick
      · March 17th, 2015 at 11:51 am · Link

    I have read Debbie Macomber, books, and love them and i love Rosemary Rogers books too. I read a lot of different books. It seems like i take spells where i will read all the time and then i will watch movies all the time. Is their any body in here like that ?. I usually read myself to sleep at night with a good book, I just love to read a good book.

  42. Carol Luciano
      · March 17th, 2015 at 11:59 am · Link

    Congrats winnerrs. WTG ! Thanks Linda for the list of books you’ve been listening to. I’m looking forward to Debbie’s Last One Home.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. :-D
    Carol L

  43. Mellissa B
      · March 17th, 2015 at 1:41 pm · Link

    Always look forward to your books

  44. Linn Carlile
      · March 17th, 2015 at 6:52 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. I recently finishing reading your Parable series and sure did enjoy reading all of them. Thank you for writing such interesting stories. I don’t know how you do all that you do. Thanks again, Linn

  45. Valdi M
      · March 17th, 2015 at 11:30 pm · Link

    I love to read but have never listened to a book. I’ll have to try it.

  46. Joyce M.
      · March 18th, 2015 at 11:09 am · Link

    Just finished reading Fever Zone by Cindy Dees and really enjoyed it.

  47. mary D. Wornick
      · March 18th, 2015 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Hi all and have enjoy the Debbie Macomber’s movies as well as her books. I love Nicholas Sparks books too. Okay hope all is doing good our weather here in SC is still going from the 80’s back down to the 50’s it can’t make up its mind,rather it wants to be cold or hot. Oh well got a lot to be thank full for.
    Bye for now,

  48. Jane
      · March 18th, 2015 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Love your books – have read 95% or more – catching up on the really old ones as I see them. Thank you for the insight into some of the novels you’ve enjoyed. Congrats to the new winners!

  49. Mary Cresto
      · March 18th, 2015 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I am rereading Tate. Bought the book as I thought it was new series. Bought second one thinking it was next book after Tate. Well once I started reading Tate, I realized I had read the series. But so good I am rereading it. Plus I have other books somewhere. You are such a good writer and I thoroughly enjoy your books. God Bless You. Have a great week. Mary : 8)

  50. Sue Buehler
      · March 19th, 2015 at 5:06 am · Link

    Good Morning Linda, I enjoy reading your books everytime I see a title at the books stores where I shop I pull out my list of your titles to be sure I haven’t already purchased. Your books were a blessing to me when I came home from my cancer treatments 2 1/2 years ago they helped me with my concentration and regaining my memory as I had 37 double doses of radiation for tonsil cancer. I have been in remission for 2 1/2 years and I thank God for the prayers that helped me and I thank you for the excellent books to help me during my road to recovery.

  51. Jane G
      · March 19th, 2015 at 5:38 am · Link

    I love it when other readers recommend books. I will be sure and look these up at my local library.

  52. April Mc Vey
      · March 19th, 2015 at 9:41 am · Link

    I read Last One Home, It was really good. Could not put down!!
    I enjoy sibling books and this really brought tears to my eyes. Hopefully she will expand to each sisters events but maybe not! :-P

  53. mary D. Wornick
      · March 19th, 2015 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Good morning all
    Hi all and we are having more raining weather good reading weather. Just get one of Linda’s books and sit back and relaxed and enjoy. Have good day all. Bye for now.

  54. Karen Dieffenbaugher
      · March 19th, 2015 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Have read a lot of your books. Would love to win one..

  55. mary D. Wornick
      · March 20th, 2015 at 11:10 am · Link

    Good Morning, all and hope this day finds all doing okay.
    Happy for all the winners this time around and hope all the other readers will win one to. Have a nice one talk with you later. i have my book that i won and love it thank you Linda again for the book.

  56. mary D. Wornick
      · March 21st, 2015 at 11:32 am · Link

    Hi all, its me again.
    I just thought i would drop by to say hi and love your books Linda.
    I will talk to y’all later have a nice day, god bless and keep safe.
    Bye for now

  57. Kelly
      · March 22nd, 2015 at 12:25 am · Link

    Just finished the combination books 4 & 6 and was wondering if there will more books with these characters. Loved this book.

  58. Connie Ayers
      · March 22nd, 2015 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Congrats to the new winners!
    I haven’t read any of Debbie Macomber’s books yet, I’ve been too busy reading your books. But she is definitely on my “to read” list. :-D

  59. mary D. Wornick
      · March 22nd, 2015 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Good Afternoon,
    Hi all and how things going for all of you readers ?. We have just the weather for all of us to kick back and relax with a good book to read.
    Talk with y’all later, have a good one bye for now.

  60. mary D. Wornick
      · March 23rd, 2015 at 12:38 pm · Link

    Love reading, so have enjoy your books Linda !!.
    Keep them coming and thank you so much for the one i have won it is great book but all of your books are so good.
    Talk with you later, take care and have a nice one.

    Bye for now

  61. mary D. Wornick
      · March 24th, 2015 at 2:19 pm · Link

    HI all,
    just a fast hi and have a nice day all.
    Talk with you later and take care.

  62. Mellissa B
      · March 24th, 2015 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Congratulations to this week’s winners. I love the weather we are having I was able to put a few vegetables out in the garden this past weekend I loved it, also my lilies are poking out. Have a great week.

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