“A beautifully written love story. ... This one took a turn I didn’t see coming.”
Most people call her Delilah. But he called her Daisy. He was seventeen and a guest in her family’s home the summer she turned fifteen. They weren’t supposed to fall in love. But Everton knew two things early on. One: He knew that she was a rule he was most likely going to break. And two: He knew that if anyone discovered their secret, he would be forced to leave. That day came in early August. And it came without warning—or a goodbye. Now, she’s twenty-one. He’s twenty-three. And she’s standing right in front of him—close enough to touch. But he can’t. It’s been six, long years, but one thing remains: she’s still forbidden. And this time, he can’t cross the line.
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Photo credit: Davids Kokainis
Have you read all eight of my novels?! They all take place in small towns and involve characters that will probably remind you of the people you know or used to know! If you haven't read any OR all of them, I've put together a cheat sheet below to help you choose where to begin! They're in order of how I wrote them, starting in 2012, but you can read them in ANY order. And the best part, they're suitable for all ages! But if you get to the end, and you're still not quite sure where to start, I recommend The Life We Almost Had! Find them all on Amazon! Happy reading! ♥ Laura
"One of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read." -Jelena's Book Blog
"I have never met a more swoon-worthy character than Will Stephens."
For All You Have Left
"It takes you back to the innocence and joy of falling in love." -She Reads New Adult
By Way of Accident
"A classic, all-American, enchanting love story." -Southern Belle Book Blog
When Cicadas Cry
"Miller brings the small-town rumor mill to life." -Kathy Reads Fiction
A Bird on a Windowsill
"Captures the true essence of friendship and falling in love."
The Life We Almost Had
"The book that feeds my need for the perfect romance." -The Bookie Rookie
"Heart-breakingly beautiful." -Jenn and Books
"This one took a turn I didn't see coming." -Cyndy, Goodreads
Find them all on Amazon!
The Mizzou Tiger Tailgate & Auction is this Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Hy-Vee Arena starting at 5:30 p.m.! The event will include: Stroud’s chicken dinner, silent auction, live auction, wine toss, face painting and special guests, including my favorite,
Neville Miller KMBC. It's kid friendly, and all proceeds go to funding scholarships for Kansas City-area students pursuing their dreams at Mizzou! Visit Mizzou Tiger Tailgate for tickets and more info! M-I-Z!
I had such a great time talking about writing, books and life at Premier Financial Partners in downtown Kansas City. Such a kind, welcoming and fun group!
Surprise! The Dream has a new, special edition cover! It's only in paperback and hardback, and I'm so excited to share it with you guys! The photo is by Ian Dooley, and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it! If you haven't yet, I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy of The Dream and take the journey with Delilah and Everton. This story strays a little from my usual small-town romances, but honestly, it's one of my favorites! ... Shhh. Don't tell the others! Hope you enjoy and happy reading! ♥Laura
It's been 11 years since I wrote the first word to Will and Julia's story. I can't even believe it's been that long. I feel as if I can still remember every moment I spent scribbling down words onto Post-it notes. Smartphones, as we know them, didn't even exist, yet!
I wrote Butterfly Weeds, what would become my first novel, on my way to work, at work, on my way home from work, in the shower, in my sleep–pretty much anywhere and everywhere–but my favorite place to write was on a quiet, little piece of beach on Sullivan's Island. (Not bad, right?!) I had just moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and I hadn't found a newspaper job. I had been writing for newspapers since I was twelve. But at the time, the local paper had just laid off 20 people, and the business journal, where I would later work, was on a hiring freeze. In fact, ANY job was hard to find. It was 2008. I was fresh out of school, and I had found myself smack-dab in the face of an economic recession. It stunk. But that year also gave me Butterfly Weeds, and subsequently the rest of my stories. The thing is, I had started writing that first novel, in part, because I missed writing. So, just in case you need a reminder today: Keep moving. Keep doing what you love. Those dark days are preparing you for the light. ♥Laura
Be someone’s hero. I truly believe a kind word can change a life! And today, I’m taking a stand against bullying with @augustethelabel in its new HERO charity tee.
This year, Auguste has partnered with the Cybersmile Foundation (@cybersmilefoundation) and the National Centre Against Bullying (@alannahmadeline) to support victims and create more positive communities, both online and offline. By purchasing a tee, you’ll be donating 100% of the price tag of that tee to the above charity partners! AND by wearing it, you’ll be saying: Kindness is the best language!
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Just wanted to share this trailer of Daisy and Everton's story with you! If you haven't gotten a chance to check out The Dream, you can find it and all my books on Amazon. Happy Reading! ♥ Laura
"This book is the place I go when I'm craving the feelings that summer brings, when I need something to remind me of the beauty of love."
I wrote River & Brooke’s story in 2014. It was my fourth novel. I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years! But their story is summer to me, too. ☀️ And if you haven’t already, I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy and enjoy! ❤️Laura
💛 Find By Way of Accident on Amazon.
Back cover summary:
They say in every guy’s life there’s a girl he’ll never forget and a summer where it all began. Well, for me, 1999 is that summer, and Brooke Sommerfield is that girl. But that was nearly nine years ago. And what they don’t tell ya is that you’ll blink, and both the summer and the girl will be gone.
📷: Aiony Haust
Have you picked up your copy of Pay It Forward? You can find it in paperback and e-book on Amazon and in hardcover on Lulu!
Nutsy the Squirrel needs help collecting nuts for the winter. Mama Bird can't find Baby Bird. Brown Cow's tail is stuck in the fence, and Scratch the Dog is lost! Who can help? And how will each repay the other? Follow these woodland and barnyard animals as they embark on an energetic and captivating journey of paying it forward through simple, everyday acts of kindness. And see how one, small deed can set off a chain of generosity that ultimately comes full circle.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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!