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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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 Wedding

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn’t enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST IN THE SERIES !!!!!

    • By sweetgrassfarmgirl on 01-01-14

    Regular price: $24.46

    • Yankee Wife

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When a pretty spitfire who's down on her luck clashes with a stubborn man in search of a wife, sparks must turn to flames....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Nana Barbie on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Creed Legacy

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Rodeo cowboy Brody Creed returns to Lonesome Bend after a chance meeting with his estranged twin brother. Not much is keeping this free spirit in town, until he meets Carolyn Simmons....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This cowboy is not my weakness.

    • By Bookworm on 10-21-12

    Regular price: $24.46

    • 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 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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

    • Creed’s Honor

    • By: Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Creed’s Honor stars Connor Creed, a rancher reluctantly carrying on his uncle’s legacy in Lonesome Bend, Colorado....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story but slow.

    • By Julia on 07-19-11

    Regular price: $24.46

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