Blog Tour - Wishing on Buttercups

Happy Tuesday to you!!  Miralee Ferrall is here with us today! Her book Wishing on Buttercups is out ! It was released on Feb 1,2014.




My review:

I enjoyed reading this book and was captivating from the beginning. This is a story about love and compassion. It is a book that makes you see that the outward appearances are not what matters , it is the inside love, God's love that matters most. This is such a great book for anyone dealing with self esteem and the lack of feeling loved. I am recommending this to my bible study as it shows that God's love will bring you through.


Wishing on Buttercups, historical romance
Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?

She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.

Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a right to pry into Beth’s affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her.

Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth’s future and her heart.

As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what—and who—her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again? 
  
Miralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and former ACFW chapter president who has published multiple contemporary and historical romance novels since starting to write in 2005. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Miralee has had eight books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical fiction, with another 5 under contract. She’s an award-winning author of Western fiction, and her newest novel, Wishing on Buttercups released February 1, and is the second in a series set in Baker City, Oregon, 1880s.


Interact with Miralee:
Facebook Author page:  www.facebook.com/miraleeferrell


One copy of this book will be given away to one lucky person. Leave a comment and a question  for Miralee to be entered. 

Miralee would love to answer questions concerning her books, writing, publishing career, pets, or her hobbies. Readers can feel free to only leave a comment,  but if they would like to be entered in the contest, we ask that they come up with a question. 


Follow Miralee on the tour:

February 10th - A Book Lover's Retreat

February 11th - Shelley's Book Case

February 12th - For the Love of Literature

February 13th -  The Book Bag

February 15th -  HomeSchooling4boyz

February 17th - Buzzing about Books

February 18th - Stuck on Books

February 19th - The power of words..

February 20th - My Recent Favorite Books

February 22nd - Melina's Book Blog

February 24th - The Front Porch

February 26th - My Devotional Thoughts

February 28th - Diana's Tea Time Reviews

February 28th - Create with Joy



Comments

  1. Hi Miralee, thank you for being here today. What was the hardest thing to write about this book?

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  2. Wonderful review!
    My Question for Miralee: How many Horses do you have?
    ( I already have a copy of this book, so I'm not entering the contest )

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for all your hard work setting up this awesome tour! The most horses I ever owned at one time was 9. The least was one, which is what I've had for years...and Arabian mare that I owned until she was 26 when her health deteriorated quickly, and we lost her. But I had many wonderful years with Khaila and loved her very much.

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    2. Thanks Miralee! Wow! 9 horses! Khalia sounds like a wonderful horse. I'm glad you had many wonderful years with her!

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  3. Great review Shelley! Love your blog too! I'll give it a go too but don't enter me in the giveaway. Miss Miralee do you ever get tired of answering questions? LOL Sorry but I had to!

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    1. Wanda, I'm not tired of answering questions yet, but I'm thinking I might change my mind a bit by the time we get to Feb 28, LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Shelley, The hardest part about writing this book was when I hit the mid way point. I really struggled with where it was going, then I decided to bring two different men to town (I won't say who, as it would spoil it for readers) to spice things up a bit. Thanks for hosting me on your blog, and I'm so tickled you enjoyed my book and want to recommend it to your Bible study group!

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  5. I want to thank my friend for telling me about this book, and I look forward to reading it. How do you come up with so many characters? Suzwright85@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Suz! I'm so glad your friend told you, too, and I hope you'll invite a friend! The characters come to me in different ways. Sometimes when I'm falling asleep, sometimes just because I need a certain type, other times they seem to appear (like Mrs. Roberts did) without me planning for them. Kind of funny when that happens & they insist on being in my story, LOL!

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    2. That is awesome! I always wondered. Thank you for your reply. Looking forward to reading Wishing On Buttercups. I am planning on sharing your books with my daughter.

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  6. Loved your thoughts, Shelley! You made a good point about recommending this book to your Bible study group. Because of the depth of Miralee's writing and the life themes that she brings in, both books in this series will inspire readers.

    I've already read this book, so please don't enter me, Shelley.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping and leaving a comment, Carole! I so appreciate you!

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  7. Enjoyed your review Shelley.

    Miralee, do you plan to continue the Baker City, Oregon's story with a third book?
    I have an e-book copy but would love a paper back copy
    blessings Tina

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    1. Yes, absolutely! My next book in the series is Forget Me Not and will release toward the end of March. It's a novella and follows Pastor Seth's romance. Then Oct 1 comes Dreaming on Daisies, the third full-sized book & follows Leah and Steven. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Do you like the book tours and answering all of these questions, do you do live book tours?

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    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I very much enjoy blog tours because I like interacting with my readers and potential readers. I've never done a live blog tour or heard of one. How do they work?

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  9. Hi, Shelley! I've already read Wishing on Buttercups, so I'm not entering the giveaway, just dropping by to say hello! I love your idea of recommending the series to your Bible Study group! Miralee's books with their relevant themes would really facilitate discussion with a Bible study group!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, and I agree! It's very cool!

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  10. Hi Shelley and Miralee , I have read your book but it is an ebook. Would love to be a winner on your blog . Miralee i know you love and ride horses. my daughter road horses from the time she was able to sit on a horse. How old was you when you first started riding horses?

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    1. Hi Liz, it's great to see you here! I didn't start riding in earnest until I was 20 when my husband and I bought my first horse. Prior to that it was only an occasional ride on a neighbor or relative's horse, but I was always passionate about them.

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  11. Hi Shelley and Miralee,
    My question is how did you come up with the title "Wishing on Buttercups" and why did you come up with this title? Thank you for sharing new authors. Blessings to both of you.
    Norma
    n38stanforth(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Norma, I actually 'saw' a picture of a woman blowing on a dandelion while sitting in a field and thinking back to her childhood....that was book one, Blowing on Dandelions. I asked for suggestions from friends for other title ideas for book 2 and 3, as I wanted something that would go with that first title. Between all of us, we came up with Wishing on Buttercups. Book three is Dreaming on Daisies. And a novella that releases in March (in this same series) is Forget Me Not (another flower). Thanks!

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  12. I am so glad that you all stopped by today! This was a fun blog tour and am glad I was a part of it! Stop by my blog anytime would love to have you here.

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  13. Miralee, which character in your book Wishing On Buttercups do you like the most? dakota4cs@aol.com

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    1. That's so hard, Dakota (love your name! It's the name of one of my cowboys in Love Finds You in Sundance, WY). I loved the growing friendship and bantering of Mrs. Roberts & Mrs. Cooper, and they were the most fun for me to write, but I think I like Jeffery the most. He's such a strong, solid man with a truly good heart. I love that about him.

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  14. Do you support ebook downloads of your books?

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    1. Hi Missyann, I LOVE when people download my ebooks! I personally like to read paper books and ebooks, they're both great. Most authors love ebook sales as much as paper book sales. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Hi Miralee! I am wondering if your story is modeled after a life experience?

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    1. No, Beverly, this book wasn't at all. The only book I've written that's truly modeled after a life experience to some degree is The Other Daughter. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. ibakecakes4you@aol.com (sorry I forgot to leave this in the previous comment)

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  18. Do you have a favorite place in your house were you like to write your books??
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Danie, I have an office on the second floor of our home where I write, but occasionally I'll sit at a small desk in the kitchen when I know I'm going to need to be up and down a lot. But if I need quiet and time to focus, I head to my office.

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  19. What books, shows did you read/watch growing up that may have influenced your writing ?
    Linda
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

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    1. Linda, since one of my passions in writing is the Old West, I'd have to say my collection of Zane Grey books that I started reading as a teen. I love his work and he's definitely influenced how I write westerns.

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  20. When you are not writing your great books Miralee, do you have a particular genre that you enjoy reading? What would be your perfect reading experience?
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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    1. Merry, I often read a different genre than what I write, so I don't get pulled into another historical romance 'world' and sidetracked to their story...it can get confusing. So I often read mystery or suspense or even young adult fantasy, for something different.

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  21. What made you want to become a writer to begin with? And do you ever have days when you just don't think you can come up with good enough material to keep readers interested?

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    1. I'll let you read the answer to the first one on another one of my questions/answers, and tackle the second part for you. YES!! There are many days I don't think I can come up with good material. I second guess my work a lot. It's hard not to...I might think something is interesting, but I always wonder if a reader will agree, or if it will fall flat. It's actually quite often scary.

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  22. Hi Miralee,

    What's your favorite season? Do you find yourself writing your book settings to be more during that season? (I love the snow... but live in a place where we don't get snow[often/or in great amounts]). :)

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi Ladette! Funny, I'm not crazy about snow (it's nice for about 1 day, LOL) and I live in a place where we get plenty. In fact, we got 30": last week, and I prefer summer. I often pick the season to fit the the story line, and if it doesn't matter, I'll pick spring, summer or fall (because I don't like winter, LOL!) Thanks for asking such a unique question!

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  23. How long did it take to write Wishing on Buttercups?augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Miralee, Beth's aunt in Blowing on Dandelions seemed like such a formidable personality but wasn't what she seemed like. Will we see more of her in any other books?
    thank you
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. What's your favorite genre to read?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi, bn100! Sorry, I don't know your first name....but good to have you here. I have several genres I enjoy and can't say I have a true favorite. I like suspense, mystery, historical romance, and young adult fantasy, as well as old west action/adventure books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. You mentioned that you enjoy horseback riding - do you have other animals?
    Beth
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Hi Beth! yes, we have two dogs and two cats. Sophie is our Australian Shepher/blue heeler cross, and Lacey is our little 7 lb Chihuahua. Also, two cats, Tom and Smoke, both greys and buddies. Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the drawing!

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  27. What are your hobbies? I love gardening and fitness!

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  28. How often do you get a chance to ride your horses?

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