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ESSIE’S ROSES a #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller and a Giveaway!

ESSIE’S ROSES is a #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller! So GRATEFUL for your continued support and spreading the word about ESSIE’S ROSES. THANK YOU so much!

#1 Amazon Kindle bestseller only $3.99! Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner for best Southern fiction! ESSIE’S ROSES is a heartfelt historical novel about love, freedom, and the power of a dream. Also available in print at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Click here to learn more and read an excerpt!

Writing ESSIE'S ROSES: On Location

“I closed my eyes again soaking in the perfume, taking in such a deep breath it pushed on the walls of my chest making it tight until I released it.” — ESSIE'S ROSES, Michelle Muriel

Happy spring! There is nothing like writing in nature with the fragrance of magnolia blossoms, roses, earth, leaves, and grass. I visited many beautiful gardens and historical sites that inspired scenes for my novel Essie’s Roses. I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite writing locations.

ESSIE'S ROSES Amazon Kindle Bestseller and a Giveaway!


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.

A New Year for ESSIE'S ROSES


Yes, it’s here. It is always a bit strange having my birthday on New Year's Day. Fun too! To my fellow New Year’s babies: Happy Birthday! To all of my friends, you have given me a wonderful gift for my birthday and new year: Essie’s Roses continues to be an Amazon bestseller. Thank you. I absolutely need and treasure your support. You have and continue to make a difference.

Give the Gift of Reading

Give the gift of reading! 2015 Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner for best Southern fiction! ESSIE’S ROSES is a heartfelt, historical novel available in hardcover, paperback, and as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and wherever books and eBooks are sold.

Thank you for telling me you are sharing Essie's Roses with your family and friends this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

ESSIE'S ROSES - The Magic of Fall!

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!