Praise for THE DELICATE NATURE OF LOVE
Through the irresistible charm of her flawed and fragile characters, Wendy Paine Miller gives us the chance we all need to renew our faith in the healing power of love.
—Heather Day Gilbert, author of Amazon Norse Bestseller God's Daughter
—Kathryn Craft, author of The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy
The Delicate Nature of Love is a beautiful novel that feels so true to life, readers will no doubt feel touched by the expertly woven story and lyrical writing. I know I do. Lovely story.
—Tina Ann Forkner, author of Waking Up Joy
The Delicate Nature of Love is sensitive, expertly-written women's fiction at its finest. With its intriguing layered characters, a plot that won't let go until the very end, and the poignancy of the overlapping stories, I couldn't put this story down. Once again, Wendy Paine Miller reaches into our hearts and touches us in ways we didn't expect. A must-read.
Praise for THE FLOWER GIRLS
“Wendy Paine Miller writes with gentle wisdom about the complexities
of family relationships burdened with blame, secrets and loss. A poignant, emotional story about guilt, love, family, and the indestructible ties of sisterhood.
Fans of Kristin Hannah will love THE FLOWER GIRLS!”
–Lisa Verge Higgins, bestselling author of RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
“Deftly told and beautifully written, THE FLOWER GIRLS is a story about the bonds of sisterhood, the power of forgiveness, and the pain and the freedom that comes with letting go. Add in some long-buried secrets, intriguing family lore, a splash of romance and readers are in for a real treat!”
–Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
“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.”
–Michelle DeRusha, author of SPIRITUAL MISFIT: A MEMOIR OF UNEASY FAITH
Imagine staring into the
face of a loved one with no recollection of who they are. Every person a
stranger. Daisy O’Reilly's inability to recognize faces, a cognitive
disorder resulting from a childhood accident, causes her to rely heavily upon
her twin sister, Poppy. Perhaps too much so.
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.
With a thriving floral photography career but a floundering love life, Daisy
questions how strong she will be on her own. And who she might become without Poppy
living down the hall or offering a deluge of reminders during each social
for the O’Reilly sisters to properly let go, they must first understand what
they’re holding on to.
Marvel, or Miracle?
mother rejoices when her stillborn baby awakens back to life.
fourteen-year-old resents the wind-up doll “key treatments” she endures
nightly, accompanied by secretive whispers and overprotective glares.
a sage gardener inadvertently sheds light on all the key is capable
of—including its limitations.
Gabrielle Bivane never
expected parenting a teenager would be this hard, but she never
expected stillborn Oriana to live to see fourteen, either. The night
of Oriana's birth, Gabrielle and her husband Roy fused their genetic
and engineering geniuses to bring back all that was lost to them—at a cost.
The secret must be kept.
Oriana Bivane senses
she’s not like the other girls her age, but the time has come for her to change
all that. She’s tired of secrets, but does she confide in the wrong person?
The life-giving key,
suddenly missing, must be found.
PRAISE for THE DISAPPEARING KEY
Wendy Paine Miller's novella The Disappearing Key is a mesmerizing,
plot-twisting page-turner from the first sentence to the last. Part mystery,
part drama, the story's suspenseful plot and intriguing characters will keep you
on your toes and turning the pages, eager to find out what will happen next.
The Disappearing Key will have you reading late into the night and leave
you pondering the mysteries of miracles, faith, medicine and science long after
you read the last word.
- Michelle DeRusha, author
of Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith
In The Disappearing
Key, author Wendy Paine Miller wrestles with the power of love ... and
choice ... and how the two can collide in unimaginable ways. She's written an
daring to examine how sometimes right and wrong becomes
Brava for a well-written, thought-provoking debut!
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.
Ganshert, award-winning author of Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing
“While reading The Disappearing Key, I
experienced something very rare for me...I actually did not want to put it down
and was glued to the book until I finished! Wendy Paine Miller's brilliant,
beautiful writing style will appeal to even the pickiest readers. She combines
literary flair with a compelling mystery examining the strange intersection
between medical and supernatural forces. If you are tired of the same old, same
old stories and want something fresh, original, and masterfully crafted, this
should be your pick.” –Rosslyn Elliott, award-winning author of Fairer than Morning
“There's just something about this story...it's
the kind of story that sticks with you, gets you asking questions and pondering
answers. I loved that about it. Add in a plot that moves along, a three-person
POV and lyrical writing, and this is a not-to-be-missed story.
enough!” –Melissa Tagg, author of Made to
“I just finished reading Wendy Paine
Miller's The Disappearing Key, and wow, what a fabulous book. Intriguing
stories like this one are few and far between. The plot is unique and amazing,
the characters are real and 3-dimensional, and the writing is superb. I highly
recommend The Disappearing Key. I will be reading more of Wendy Paine Miller.” –Sharon
Souza, author of Lying on Sunday and Unraveled
“I hope you have a few free hours when
you pick up this book, because Wendy Paine Miller's THE DISAPPEARING KEY is one
of those you can't put down. From the first page I was caught by the emotional
depths of her characters, and before the first chapter ended I was totally
immersed in the mystery.
Miller does a great job of staking out the territories inhabited by each
character, with a unique voice for each. This is very classy writing, and the
book, which plumbs the depths of human needs and emotions, will provide
wonderful fodder for reading group discussions.” –Sue Harrison, author of Mother Earth Father Sky Triology
“I could not stop reading this book from
the first sentence. Deep, quirky, beautifully written story. Truly makes you
ponder the lengths we will go to for our children. I loved the three POVs and
each was handled so well. I will be watching for more of Wendy's books! I
especially loved the novella length--it was just right and packed a powerful
punch.” –Heather Day Gilbert, author of God’s
“I read this in one sitting. That's rare
for me. But I needed to know what happened. The story was compelling and very
intriguing. I look forward to seeing more from Ms. Miller!” –Susie Finkbeiner,
author of Paint
“I expected a wonderful story from Wendy
Paine Miller, and she met those expectations and more! The Disappearing Key is a touching tale that tugs at the heart
strings and speaks truth into darkness. What parent wouldn't risk it all to
save their child? Yet, the story poses tough questions and leaves the reader
pondering, in a good way, about life, loss and things that may not be in our
control. Miller's strong writing voice and thoughtful prose will leave you wanting
more from this debut author.” Cathy West, author of Yesterday’s Tomorrow
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