#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

You are all a blessing

Have a good weekend, my dear friends.

I’ll be working, but it’s no great hardship, so don’t feel sorry for me.  :)  I expect to finish “Big Sky Secrets” on Monday, and that’s sure exciting.

Plans for next week include an accupuncture treatment–I’m really looking forward to the experience.  It helps, too, that my practitioner is Cousin Eric’s wife, Debra. 

I finally finished “The Lincoln Letter” last night, and WOW, what a great book.  I have become a big fan of author William Martin, and plan to read his other books as well.  His writing is so crisp, so vivid, that I felt I was experiencing everything the characters did.  Not all of that was good, of course, but Martin’s story people are so well-drawn that I might as well have met my hero, Abraham Lincoln, in person.

I enjoy reading your comments very much.

Be safe, be well, and be kind.

We’re all in this together.

19 comments to “You are all a blessing”

  1. Gloria
      · June 28th, 2013 at 5:21 pm · Link

    “Tell us about a kindness someone showed to you, recently or way back, and how it changed you.”

    Linda, I wanted to make a comment on the above. I hope it isn’t too late for the contest, as it was 3 blogs ago…

    This new century has been a really bad one for me with all the deaths’s of my family and friends, and especially my oldest son. I spent everything I had going back and forth to be with my son, and coming back home to take care of my job, and visiting my Mama in the nursing home, and trying to keep in touch with my favorite aunt, who was also sick. Then, I lost all 3 of them within 9 months of each other. I lost what little savings I had, I had just become the owner of my dream home, which has turned into a nightmare because I am getting older by the minute and still, after 13 years, don’t have it livable.

    I had about given up as I’d lost my faith in my family and friends, (not my Lord God), people I’d always been there for, but when I needed/need them and their support, both emotionally and financially, it wasn’t there. I did receive a little help on gas from some people that I’d never have thought of, and prayers from the same. I was/am still in the fog of failure, failure to keep my son alive, failure to help my Mama and aunt, and my best friend, failure to make my dream home come true, and then……..

    And then…last July 6th, I “met” two of your blogger friends, and in the past year, I have come to realize that there still is goodness in the world, kindness and generosity.

    I’m still struggling with trying to play catch-up, both in time lost and money, but…because of these two ladies, I’ve learned that there is still hope. I get to read your books because of them, I get kind words and encouragement from them.

    They have shown me that people do care, even from afar, when the ones close don’t care. Hilda is all the way across our country, and Sam is all the way across the big pond, yet, I feel closer to them than people right here under my nose.

    These two ladies have re-newed my faith in my fellow-man, and myself, have shown me kindness beyond belief, and thanks to them, I am back to thinking there may be a chance for me to live in my dream home waaaaay before I die.

    I still struggle with finances and time to fix the house, but…they have given me back my faith in myself that it is still possible. They are my cheering secion, or 2/3 of it.

    So, they have changed my way of thinking and believing in myself again. I am grateful to them, and to God for leading me to your Blog, since I don’t normally do that kind of thing, and, through your Blog, to these two kind and beautiful ladies, and for you for writing books that are entertaining, but doesn’t leave God out of it.

    I’m sorry this has been so long, but how do you thank someone, in ten words, or less, for helping to change your life?

    Thanks, my good friends, for changing my way of thinking,
    and thanks to you, Linda!

    • Gloria
        · June 28th, 2013 at 5:25 pm · Link

      cheering secion, OOPS!! Should have been cheering section.

      • sam
          · July 2nd, 2013 at 10:59 am · Link

        Sending Linda’s books to you is a pleasure, and I am able to say that I have found a kindred spirit to. So thank-you Gloria :)

  2. Norma Stanforth
      · June 28th, 2013 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Linda and everyone on this blog i hope you have a great weekend and be safe and God bless you!
    As always your friend,

  3. Debra
      · June 28th, 2013 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Sherry Wallace
      · June 28th, 2013 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Why are you getting an acupuncture treatment? Let us know how it was. I don’t understand how writing books progresses; you seem to be committed to a certain number of stories per year, is it? Do you & your publisher come to terms on this? So interesting :). You don’t always write on weekends, but guess you want to get this one finished. Which is the hardest to complete, the beginning, middle or ending to a story? We are experiencing the hot, humid summertime of the South with a heat index the other day of 110+ in this area

  5. Wendy Mathews
      · June 28th, 2013 at 6:56 pm · Link

    I tried to send a comment before, but I don’t think it went through. If it did, forgive me for the repeat!! I think my favorites of your characters (and it’s tough to narrow down!) are the Yarbro men. I have often wondered if Wyatt’s story was based on the old Marty Robbins song “The Master’s Touch.” If you’ve never heard the song you should listen to it; you will think it should have been named “The Story of Wyatt Yarbro”! I love your old west stories so much, I’ve read them all over & over! Thank you countless hours of joy; you’re the best!!

    • linda
        · July 1st, 2013 at 8:59 am · Link

      YES! I love that song!

  6. Maureen
      · June 28th, 2013 at 7:05 pm · Link

    I go for acupuncture every Saturday. It has helped enormously since having issues with scar tissue after surgery last year. I hope you have a great experience too.

  7. Betty Hamilton
      · June 28th, 2013 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I usually stick pretty close to my favorite…Historical Romance. However, I just love your Big Sky series and look forward to each book. They are a fun, romantic read and one that keeps me smiling for days after finishing a book. I am looking forward to the next one. Thank you.

  8. Ida C
      · June 28th, 2013 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful weekend Linda – enjoy and look forward to your posts. Stay happy and healthy!

  9. Bev Evanger
      · June 28th, 2013 at 8:22 pm · Link

    Is Big Sky Secrets the last book of the series? If not which one? I’m trying to get them all before I start reading them.

  10. Sarah Stanley
      · June 28th, 2013 at 11:39 pm · Link

    My young brother LOVES anything “honest Abe” he is 11, but has an exceptional appetite for literature. Is the Lincoln Letter something that I can recommend to him?

    • linda
        · July 1st, 2013 at 8:58 am · Link

      Eleven might be a little young–there is some violence and some sex in the book.

  11. Marie Jones
      · June 29th, 2013 at 10:04 am · Link

    Enjoy your weekend Linda. And keep cool. We’re suppose to reach 100+ degrees this week. My plans are to catch up on a lot of reading. Monday I’ll hit Winco in the early am then it’s under the AC for me. I don’t do heat well.
    Bless you always and take care! 8)

  12. M. Mess
      · June 29th, 2013 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Will you have more “MOJO Sheepshanks”?

    • linda
        · July 1st, 2013 at 8:57 am · Link

      There may be one more Mojo book in my future–stayed tuned.

  13. donna harris
      · June 30th, 2013 at 3:40 am · Link

    Good Luck on finishing your book “Big Sky Secrets” sounds really good. You said you finished reading “The Lincoln Letter” I was wondering if it was good. I would love to read Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy” and even the book for kids about the history Lincoln but I can’t afford to buy them. I’ve always been fascinated at President Lincoln, what I remember from school a lot of stuff was going on at that time. But my memory isn’t that good to remember that far back, lol! Hope you have a nice weekend. Better get to bed and try to sleep gotta get up early big day tomorrow. Take care and Good Luck!

  14. Hilda
      · July 1st, 2013 at 1:36 pm · Link

    Linda, thank you for your continued wonderful stories. I’m so glad you write series because when a story ends, I hate having to let go so suddenly. A series gives little updates and the characters we’ve loved before, along with the stories of the new people in our lives. I too love your old Western series as well. Nobody is better than Sam O’Ballivan. I don’t care if I’m an old romantic fool whose dream man is only on paper. Not hurtin’ nobody that way, right?! LOL. You are truly blessed with a gift that so many of us enjoy. I pray you have continued health, success, and happiness. And isn’t it nice that Wash St finally has some decent weather?????

    Gloria, you are an awesome woman and have enriched my life too. God put us all together for a reason – and His reasons are never wrong! Love you, sister!

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