ESSIE'S ROSES Amazon Kindle Bestseller and a Giveaway!

ESSIE'S ROSES Hits #1!

January was a thrilling month for Essie’s Roses. Thousands of readers chose it to read, and at the end of the month, it hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list in Literary Fiction African-American category. It also hit the top 20 in US Historical Fiction. Extremely humbled and grateful Essie’s Roses has stayed on an Amazon top 100 list since last August.

YOU have made it happen. I am overwhelmed so many people have told me they have enjoyed this story.


Thank You!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support, reviews, and spreading the word. Essie’s Roses continues to be an Amazon Kindle bestselling novel because of you. Grateful!

Amazon bestseller historical & literary fiction. Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner for best Southern fiction!

"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

"...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

Essie's Roses is a moving historical novel set before the Civil War. The story 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. To learn more visit my website at: www.MichelleMuriel.com


Visit my Facebook page and enter for your chance to win a signed copy of my novel Essie’s Roses–and the DVD for one of my favorite movies: Chocolat. Look for the post on my timeline and like, comment, or share for your chance to win. Hurry! Giveaway ends March 2nd.


Spring is right around the corner! Thank you for every kind word, Facebook post shared, and your reviews and recommendations to your friends. You are absolutely the best.

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Michelle Muriel

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.