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Peach Cobbler is the BEST book yet in the series!

Peach Cobbler Mystery (Amish Sweet Shop Mystery, #6)Peach Cobbler Mystery by Naomi Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Naomi Miller has said that this may be her last cozy mystery, and while I would understand if that is the case, I hope it isn’t. I hope to read many more stories centering around the wonderful residents of Abbott Creek!

Peach Cobbler is a very different story than every other book in the series leading up to it. In my personal opinion, it is THE BEST story in the series, which is only part of the reason I am hoping to see more books in the series!

Fair warning: there are parts of this story that are very difficult to read, but I feel that Naomi handled what is a very sensitive and terrifying subject with Grace, Beauty and Love.

Great, GREAT job Naomi Miller!

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RELEASE DAY – JUNE 5, 2018!

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Review © Rachel L Miller 2018

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BOOK REVIEW | Phoebe’s Light

Phoebe’s Light

Series: Nantucket Legacy, Book 1
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Revell
Publication Year: 2018
ASIN: 0800721624
In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.
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About the book:

Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she’s doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a “minder” on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Mitchell, a man whom she loathes.

Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary’s journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe’s shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way–just in time.

In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.

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5star

As always, Suzanne Woods Fisher has written an exceptional novel that pulls you right in and doesn’t let go until the last page. . . where you find yourself wishing there was more. I personally never want Suzanne’s books to end. Even though she often deals with difficult subjects and a rough journey for the reader, who feels as if they are the character for a time, each story is a journey well-worth taking!

Don’t miss this one!

Review ©RLMauthor 2018

Here’s a bit more about Phoebe’s Light:

The story is filled with twists grounded in generations of family history. Fisher weaves together a pleasing romance that sets a high standard for future series installments.

An original, engaging, and impressively entertaining novel from beginning to end.

Fisher’s focus on a new faith group, the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island, offers a fresh take on early America that history buffs will relish.

If you want a book that will sweep you up and take you away, this is the one. Word of warning – you will not be able to put it down so be prepared to stay up late to finish it!

GOD BLESS

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HAPPY READING!

I was blessed to receive this book free in exchange for an honest review!

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BOOK REVIEW | Chocolate Truffle Mystery by Naomi Miller

 

 

Katie Chupp is not the only person in Abbott Creek looking forward to the most romantic holiday of the year. . .

But Valentine’s Day will not be all hearts and flowers. There are secrets to be kept, feelings to be explored, and difficult decisions to be made — and each one has something to do with the heart.

Will those secrets come between friends? Will the happy couples in Abbott Creek get to celebrate. . . together? With the demand for sweet treats fierce this year. will the Sweet Shop’s baker find time for romance?

And will one young woman be able to live with the choice she must make on the most romantic day of the year?

 

Book 5 of the Sweet Shop Mysteries series

 

 

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Each book in this series has been an absolute GEM, but This one HAS TO BE my favorite so far!

There are so many wonderful things happening in this book, it’s hard not to drop spoilers everywhere. I’m just so excited about it!

Seriously! Read it! You’ll love it! Great story! Great characters! Just enough tension to have me glued to the page! Could NOT put it down and didn’t want to!

 

Don’t miss a single book in this awesome series!

Naomi’s Website: naomimillerauthor.com

 

Review ©Rachel L Miller 2018

A Cautionary tale of seeking endorsements. . .

 

 

We’ve all gotten those types of responses; the ones that make us go. . . HUH?!?

In the course of seeking endorsements for my debut release last year, I heard a lot of “I would love to, really, but I’ve got all these crazy deadlines. . .” and “Sorry, but my publisher/agent is really choosy about who they’ll let me endorse. All the best!”, but there was one response that I never saw coming; one that made me stop and go:

Wait. . . WHAT!?!?!

 

“I hope you don’t take this the wrong way – I feel that your story isn’t quite ready for publication. I hope your publisher has provided you with a good editor, but if they haven’t, you should invest in hiring one. Having a trained editor’s opinion can make a world of difference in the quality of your writing.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask! I have been helped by some of the best authors in the business in my publishing journey, and I’m always willing to provide the same for others.”

 

Is it just me or does that sound like an advertisement – wrapped up in a dig, hidden behind an apology?

 

The good news: I am now immune to such nonsense.

I might not be. . . except that:

  • I have been published—quite successfully—under a pen name for years!
  • When I handed this manuscript to the woman who, at that time (God rest her soul), was considered THE agent for Amish fiction, one of the first things she asked was who handled my editing, because it was “flawless”.
  • When I sent the story to the agent who later signed me, she told me the book read like it had already been published. . . it was “that good”.

 

The bad news: Other authors are going to ask this person for their endorsement…

I’m certain of it, because of who the author is. And, if they are not as experienced as I happen to be, they might actually be taken in by it. And my guess is that they would panic and beg her to help them get the manuscript ready before it is published imperfect and they end up a laughingstock.

 

As for me, I’m not worried. The book was edited by my personal editor before an agent or publisher saw it. Then, of course, it went through extensive editing through the publisher.

Not to mention, even THE BIG FIVE publish books with mistakes. I don’t just mean typos either. I mean big, huge, glaring mistakes that you wonder HOW on Earth they ALL missed. And. . . yes, I’m certain there are one or two of those in my book as well because. . . no matter how many eyes see a book, we’re all human and imperfect. In fact, one of my beta readers caught a mistake that, when I went back through my past documents, the only conclusion I came to was that the computer actually made it. Darn autocorrect.

 

So, to newbies, debuts, first-timers: BE VERY CAREFUL whose advice you take! DON’T just automatically assume that one person’s opinion is the be-all, end-all, last word. . . especially if you happen to have compelling evidence the other way.

This novel has been “quite ready for publication” for over two years. And now I must get back to work on the next one.

 

 

 

 

©Rachel L Miller 2017

A Mother for Leah Blog Tour

Toni Shiloh

Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!

I’m the second stop in SLB Tours blog spot for A Mother for Leah blog tour. If you missed the first stop, there’s a link at the bottom. I’m excited to share my review and give you an opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Let’s get started!


Series: Windy Gap Wishes
Genre: Christian, Romance, Amish
Publisher: S&G Publishing
Publication date: February 1, 2017

Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident? Could love soften her heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher’s death?

Leah Fisher lost her mother ten years ago. She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult every day. Will she be able to recognize love when it’s right in front…

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