Two are better than one. Thank you for your amazing support this year. I cannot believe winter is upon us. What a beautiful journey having you in my corner, cheering on Essie’s Roses as it reaches more readers. Thank you for everything you have done to spread the word about my debut novel. Feeling so blessed! As a new year approaches, I wish you everything that is beautiful, edifying, and good.
The holidays can be a hard time for many. Whether missing lost loved ones, feeling a little down as the year comes to an end, fear of the unknown, pressures from work, family, and the holiday rush . . .all of these things can take their toll.
I imagined autumn here, when no words could describe the colors of the hills. At their peak, the colorful trees glistened like Mr. Meek’s rock candy: lemon, orange, and cherry, lined up in glass jars placed on the edge of his counter enticing children and annoying mothers. Essie’s favorites were the tricolor trees. Red, orange, and yellow all displayed in one tree, as if its leaves couldn’t make up their mind what color to wear." -Excerpt Essie's Roses by Michelle Muriel
There is something so captivating about the fall. I love the cool air, the colors, and the quiet. It can also be the start of a very busy holiday season! I cannot believe summer is over. Welcome, fall!