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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    • Courting Susannah

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Susannah McKittrick leaves Nantucket for the boomtown of Seattle, she is hardly looking to strike it rich; she is headed west to care for a newborn left motherless after Susannah's cousin died....

    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 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

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

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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

    • Forever a Hero

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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

    • Big Sky Country

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 391

    No one brings cowboys - and their affairs of the heart - to life in quite the way Linda Lael Miller does. With her signature style, Big Sky Country delivers a scintillating tale that you will not want to miss....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice But A Bit Too Much Going On - CLIFFHANGER

    • By DK on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Always a Cowboy

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love a Western....

    • By K on 03-02-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Christy

    • The Women of Primrose Creek, Book 2
    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    An elegant jewel from an English finishing school, Christy McQuarry was bound to turn heads when she and her younger sister, Megan, came to settle in Primrose Creek....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Skye

    • The Women of Primrose Creek, Book 3
    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Skye McQuarry's heart belongs to one man: Primrose Creek's lumber baron, Jake Vigil. After a shattering heartbreak in his past, Jake vowed to never again take a chance on love....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • McKettrick's Heart

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Without a doubt the sexiest of her McKettrick series, McKettrick's Heart introduces a bold new love interest for handsome ladies' man Keegan McKettrick....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Jay Howard on 10-30-09

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Daniel's Bride

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When a woman has to choose between death and marriage to a total stranger, she must be in a dire predicament....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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