ESSIE'S ROSES - Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner!

Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner!
2015 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner Fiction - Southern

Thank you to Readers’ Favorite for selecting Essie’s Roses as a 2015 Book Award Winner! Essie’s Roses was awarded the silver medal for best Southern fiction novel.


Amazon Bestseller!

Essie's Roses is an award-winning, bestselling historical novel. Wow!  #4 African-American Historical Fiction, #5 African-American Literary Fiction, and #87 in US Historical Fiction!

THANK YOU for your support. Your enthusiasm for Essie's Roses is spreading!


Goodreads Giveaway Winners!

Congrats to Jane, Lori, Neeka, Laurie, and Rachelle winners of my recent Essie's Roses Goodreads giveaway! Thank you all for entering.

Essie's Roses is an inspiring story that focuses on the power of love and those childhood friendships that stay in our memory forever. But it also takes a look at history in a unique way, and will remind us all to treasure the precious gift of freedom and the power and hope that comes in doing a dream. I'm excited to share it with you.


In my historical novel Essie’s Roses the lonely plantation owner’s daughter, Evie Winthrop, looks to nature to tell her stories. There is something so beautiful and needful about allowing yourself the time, wherever you can, to savor nature. For me it’s trees, just as Evie. I marvel at their age and beauty, and wonder what stories they could tell. This pic–one of my favorite places to write: Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Michelle Muriel

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Michelle Muriel is the award-winning, bestselling author of ESSIE'S ROSES. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, and after graduating, she worked as a professional actress, a member of Actors’ Equity and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for almost twenty years, doing theater, voice-over, and commercial work. She is also a songwriter and musician. Michelle lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and two quirky Border collies. She first developed ESSIE'S ROSES as a screenplay. This is her debut novel. She is currently at work on her second.