“What a terrific book!
This is The Bucket List meets The Fault In Our Stars. Wonderful premise, lovable (and gutsy) characters...This is the first book I've read by this author but it absolutely won't be the last.”
–Julie Lawson Timmer, Five Days Left
–Tina Ann Forkner, Waking Up Joy
–Lisa Verge Higgins, bestselling author of RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
“Alternating between identical twin narrators with tragic secrets between them, Wendy Paine Miller’s THE FLOWER GIRLS examines what it means to recognize -- or not recognize -- ourselves in others. It’s a moving contemporary tale of blame, jealousy, longing,
and how old scars can finally mend.”
–Susan Schoenberger, award-winning author of A WATERSHED YEAR
“An expertly woven tale of drama, mystery, suspense and romance, THE FLOWER GIRLS is, at its core, a deeply moving story about the intricacies of sisterhood, the unshakable bonds of family loyalty and the power of forgiveness, healing and above all, love. Thanks to Wendy Paine Miller’s unique gift for creating approachable, compelling, intriguing characters, you’ll find yourself pondering her two narrators – identical twins Daisy and Poppy – as well as your own familial relationships – long after you turn the last page of this riveting read.”
Overwhelmed by Daisy’s needs, Poppy anticipates the freedom her upcoming wedding will bring—a chance to relinquish her obsessive worries about Daisy and escape the clutches of guilt from one hazy day when the girls were seven. When they were still invincible.
A fourteen-year-old resents the wind-up doll “key treatments” she endures nightly, accompanied by secretive whispers and overprotective glares.
And a sage gardener inadvertently sheds light on all the key is capable of—including its limitations.
The secret must be kept.
- Michelle DeRusha, author of Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith
- Beth K. Vogt, author of Catch a Falling Star (Howard Books)
A new, must-read voice in book club fiction, Wendy Paine Miller bursts out of the literary gates with this thought-provoking novella. Is it ever okay to alter fate....and at what point does medicine turn into miracle? The Disappearing Key artfully combines an out-of-the-box premise with universal themes that will surely have book clubs talking late into the night.
- Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows
The Numbing of Fall – Poem, The Wittenberg Review of Literature & Art
Making It as a Mom – Short Story, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms
Mothers & “Others” – Article, WEFC Weekly
Give Me Your Eyes, Acting Mercifully – Article, WEFC Weekly
Time with the Pond – Short story, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
Hotel Lobby – Short story, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
Time-Keeper - Article, Lucid Magazine
Beware of Barracudas on Bikes - Short story, Love is a Flame, published by Bethany House
What She Gives - Short story, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
Peonies on Wednesday - Short story, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
Advice in Marriage Hacks: 25 Ways to Make Love Last by Tyler Ward
Still Time - Short story, Womenxchange Magazine