Book Giveaway!

Spring reading! Essie’s Roses on sale now Kindle & Nook eBook only $3.99 ! Also in print at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Essie’s Roses is a sweeping, moving historical novel set before the Civil War about secrets, freedom, and the power of love. Visit MichelleMuriel.com to learn more and to read an excerpt. Read on for info on how to enter Michelle's May Facebook Giveaway!

Hello Spring!

Spring is here! I hope the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining where you live. We lost many of our blossoms on our trees after a late cold snap in Missouri. For a while, it’s been a beige spring! Now the red buds and magnolias are showing off their pinks, wild violets are popping up across my lawn, and everywhere I go the show of vibrant tulips makes me giddy. Read on...

ESSIE’S ROSES Kindle Sale!

#1 Amazon Kindle bestseller! Grab ESSIE’S ROSES Kindle eBook this month for only $1.99! Or gift it to a friend. No Kindle? No problem. Download Amazon’s free app to read it on your computer. Also available in paperback and hardcover from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.

ESSIE’S ROSES is a sweeping, moving historical novel set before the Civil War about secrets, freedom, and the power of love. To learn more about the reasons and history behind the book and to read an excerpt visit my website at: www.MichelleMuriel.com Thanks for sharing! :D Read on...

True Love

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” ~Henry David Thoreau

One of the things that spoke to me as I wrote my novel Essie’s Roses was the tender love story that unfolded among all of the women of Westland: Miss Katie, Delly, and especially between Evie and Essie. I had no idea where their journey would take me, but I treasured how Evie and Essie persevere in the face of tremendous political and social pressure, even danger, to remain by each other’s side. Their friendship is that of committed and sometimes tough love. Read on...

Happy New Year!

Friends, I can hardly believe another year is coming to an end. Essie’s Roses had amazing success this year because of you. I’m so grateful it continues to find its readers and touch hearts as you have touched mine with your continued encouragement, support, and friendship. Read on...