Linda Lael Miller
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Linda Lael Miller

In January of 2006, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Linda Lael Miller left the Arizona horse property she's called home for the past five years and listened to the call of her heart. Packing up her work-in-progress for HQN Books; her dogs, Sadie and Bernice, and her four horses, the author of more than 70 novels bid farewell to her home in the desert and returned to the place of her birth, Spokane, Washington.
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda grew up in Northport, WA, a community of 500 on the Columbia River, 120 miles north of Spokane. Her childhood remembrances include riding horses and playing cowgirl on her grandparents' nearby farm. Her grandparents' spread was so rustic that in the early days it lacked electricity and running water.

As delightful as this childhood was, Linda longed to see the world. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, she left to pursue her dream. Because of the success of her author career, Linda was able to live part-time in London for several years, spend time in Italy and travel to such far-off destinations as Russia, Hong Kong and Israel. Now, Linda says, the wanderlust is (mostly) out of her blood, and she's come full circle, back to the people and the places she knows and loves.

Before Linda begins her writing day, she takes her first cup of coffee while enjoying the scenic view of the wooded draw behind her new home. The first morning there, a snowfall blanketed the pine trees, something she had missed in the desert outside Scottsdale. Still enamored with the people she came to love in Arizona, she says she will still set books in that starkly beautiful area, and, of course, in other stories the action will take place in Washington.

Devoted to helping others pursue their dreams, the author will launch her sixth round of Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women in May of this year. A talented speaker, she donates all her speaking honoraria to her scholarship fund. The stipends are awarded to women who seek to better their lot in life through education.

It's no wonder the protagonists in Miller's novels are women her readers admire for their honor, courage, trustworthiness, valor and determination to succeed, despite overwhelming odds. 'These qualities make them excellent role models for young women,' Miller explains. 'The male leads possess equally noble traits that today's woman would be delighted to find in her life's mate.'

The author traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she made her first sale.

Although Linda has written successfully in other genres, she is best known for stories set in the West'stories like McKETTRICK'S CHOICE (HQN Books March 2006 paperback); THE MAN FROM STONE CREEK (HQN, June 2006 hardcover) and that very first novel, FLETCHER'S WOMAN, which is being reissued in 2006. Her stories, set in yesterday's world, and today's, are historical romances, romantic thrillers, and other contemporary tales. They consistently score on prestigious national bestseller lists.

Linda has come a long way since leaving her sheltered life in Northport at age 18 to experience the world. 'Growing up in that time and place, in a family grounded in Western values, served me well,' she allows. 'And I'm happy to be back home.'

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Best Sellers

    • One Wish

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    She was the only child of a rich and powerful rancher. He was the son of a drunken ne'er-do-well. But when 11-year-old Luke Shardlow rescued eight-year-old Charity Barnham from drowning, she promised him one wish...any wish. Fifteen years later, Charity and Luke meet once more....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Once a Rancher

    • The Carsons of Mustang Creek
    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    Slater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he's a cowboy at heart - and he knows the value of a hard day's work under the hot Wyoming sun....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Voice made it impossible continue

    • By A.Z.I. on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Marriage Pact

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was 18 and this close to saying "I do", when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I love Linda Miller but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • State Secrets & Tall, Dark...Westmoreland!

    • By: Brenda Jackson, Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Sean Crisden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Cookbook author Holly Llewellyn is the last person who should be labeled an “enemy of the state” - or is she? Find out....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t believe I wasted a credit on this!!😫

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Marriage Season

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Since Hadleigh, Melody, and Bex - the best of best friends - entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another sweet romantic book

    • By Jpreads76 on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Snow Country Christmas

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Single mom Raine McCall isn't looking for happy ever after - she's content with her young daughter, her thriving job in graphic design, and her comfortable life in Mustang Creek, Wyoming....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could not finish book

    • By Deborah Jeffers on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Big Sky Mountain

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    In Big Sky Mountain, rough-and-tumble cowboy Hutch Carmody is not exactly the type to come home for family dinner. Or is he?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By Marydior on 09-27-12

    Regular price: $24.46

    • The Marriage Charm

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    The women of Bliss County have a pact - to find husbands. The right husbands. One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the story and always like Jack Garrett

    • By Llola Gore on 06-24-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Forever a Hero

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    For the youngest Carson brother, finding - and fixing - trouble seems to be all in a day's work....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Maria Rodriguez on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Man from Stone Creek

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    There was trouble in Haven, Arizona, and Ranger Sam O'Ballivan was determined to sort it all out. Badge and gun hidden, he arrived posing as the new schoolteacher....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3 And One Half Stars

    • By Pauline on 10-25-08

    Regular price: $22.40

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