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Author Michelle Muriel

Author Michelle Muriel


  • #1 Amazon Bestseller

  • Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner Southern Fiction

  • Top 100 Amazon Bestseller


Michelle talks about her novel Essie’s Roses with Charline Ratcliff of Feathered Quill Book Reviews.

PRAISE FOR ESSIE'S ROSES--Click here for the latest news and reviews.

Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner!

Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner Southern Fiction

5 Stars for ESSIE'S ROSES!

"Impressively well written from beginning to end, "Essie's Roses" is an inherently absorbing and skillfully presented read, establishing author Michelle Muriel as an exceptionally talented novelist."

-Midwest Book Review

"...tremendously impressive debut novel ... A richly moving reading experience."

-Historical Novel Society

"Miss Muriel's novel is a thing of beauty. 5 Stars!"

-Readers’ Favorite

"...one of my favorite books from this year! 5 Stars!"

-Book Nerd

"...Ms. Muriel writes in four such distinct voices I felt like I was in the space with each one. ... exceptionally well written and it was very hard to put down. 5 Stars!"

-Patty Woodland, Broken Teepee

"...all I can say is – wow, what an amazing read. ...I fully expect to see Essie’s Roses on the silver screen someday, but until then I will simply look forward to reading future works by this author. 5 Stars (and then add some more)!"

-Feathered Quill Book Reviews

#1 Amazon bestseller. Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner Best Southern Fiction. A sweeping, moving historical novel set before the Civil War about secrets, freedom, and the power of love.

An award-winning, bestselling historical novel by Michelle Muriel, Essie’s Roses spans twenty years before the Civil War and follows the secret relationships of four women at Westland, a plantation in Alabama. Essie’s Roses transports the reader into one of the most elegant and horrific times in American history: the Antebellum South. Using historical settings, Michelle takes the reader back in time, crafting characters and resonating themes that stay with you long after the story ends.

A story about a black slave who frees a white woman, Essie’s Roses reveals the diverse meanings of freedom, the significance of a dream, and the power of love. In their efforts to save each other, will the women of Westland find the true freedom they desire?




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