"Amazing chemistry, palpable tension and skillful writing make this a winner and recommendation. Review to come." ~Kathy Reads Fiction
This is only a glimpse into Kathy Reads Fiction's review on A Bird on a Windowsill, and I'm so touched! Pre-order Salem and Savannah's story today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo! And don't forget to add A Bird on a Windowsill to your Goodreads TBR list! And while you're on Goodreads, enter to win one of five signed, paperback copies!
I'm so humbled by this pre-review of A Bird on a Windowsill:
"I had the privilege to read an ARC of this book - full review to come - and I can say already that Laura Miller has surpassed herself with this one and delivered her best work so far.
I was up all night reading it because I just couldn't put it down. I couldn't put those beautiful characters down. Laura's writing is so beautiful, simple but deep at the same time. Her narrative is fluid. She builds up the story in such an amazing way. This one is so unique, full of beautiful details that will warm your heart.
For those of you who have read Laura´s novels, especially Butterfly Weeds, believe me when I say Laura exceeded herself. I'm in awe for this book. And for those who haven't had the pleasure of reading one of Laura's book, but love Colleen Hoover or Amy Harmon, for example, or loved Lovie, Rosie or The Last Letter from Your Lover, you'll definetely love this book!"
~Fernanda Aragão, Cinco Garotas Exemplares
I've had some of you ask me what my inspiration was for A Bird on a Windowsill, and it made me stop for a second to think about it. I've been writing and then editing and then working to get it into your hands so much so that I don't think I could have come up with a coherent answer to that, until now.
As with all my books, there's not really a one-word answer. Within 400,000-ish words, there's quite a few people, places and events in my life that have inspired the pages.
"But what were the people, places and events that specifically inspired Salem and Savannah's story?" you ask. Well, here are a few:
Small weekly newspapers. sweet text messages. the ocean. Sullivan's Island. my hometown. Missouri. creek slabs. old, wooden docks. first loves. little, country churches (the one-room type that seat 90, at best). that one, old guy who knows all the town's gossip. my own fascination with the sky. small towns. Hale-Bopp. old trucks. being young. the river bottoms. trains. summer. Polaroids. young love. open letters.
And there are many more! And I just wanted to say that I do really love this story. As I write, the characters really do become real to me. And that's especially true for Salem and Savannah. Often times, as I'm writing the first draft, I use placeholders for certain characters' names, so I can go back and change them later. BUT...that rarely happens. I rarely go back and change the names, simply because that's his or her name! They are who they are; I just can't bring myself to call them by another name! So, Salem and Savannah were always Salem and Savannah. It's as if they've always existed! And maybe they have!
It's a love story. It's a story about young love and first loves and second chances. It's about choosing the past or the present. It's about holding on and letting go. And I'm so excited for YOU to read it! And I can't wait for you to meet the two people who I've fallen in love with over the past few months! Until then, happy reading!
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first
contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. The Life We Almost Had debuted as a best-seller in 2018. Laura's latest small-town romance, The Dream, released in 2019 and is an Amazon #1 Best-seller. Also check out her book of poetry, entitled Love Story, and her children's book, Pay It Forward, available now!