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Sweet Summer Reads!

Summer Reads!

Summer is here! Amazon has a sweet deal on the Essie’s Roses paperback. On sale now for $12.77! Kindle Bestseller only $3.99. It’s the perfect time to share Essie’s Roses with a friend. Click here to read an excerpt!

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!

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.

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!

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.