Guest Post (and a Freebie!): Dianne Miley & Lilacs for Laura

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Please join me in welcoming author Dianne Miley to the blog today to take us on a setting tour for Lilacs for Laura and the rest of her The Crystal Falls series!

LILACS FOR LAURA by Dianne Miley
The Crystal Falls #1
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Mystery
RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2014
PAGES: 290

SUSPECTED OF MURDER BY THE MAN SHE LOVES, Laura James cannot refute the evidence he found.

She longs for a secure future at her family’s flower shop, but handsome Brett Mitchell yearns for adventure and an escape from his abusive father.

When he lands a NASCAR job in North Carolina, she fears he will never return to small town Ohio.

Will love have a second chance? Who will reveal the killer in a shocking twist?


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Welcome to Crystal Falls!

by Dianne Miley, author of Lilacs for Laura

Hi! I’m Laura James and the first heroine in The Crystal Falls Series. My family owns Rosebuds Flower Shop in our small midwestern town of Crystal Falls.

Rosebuds Flower Shop
We love roses at Rosebuds!
Of course, we love ALL flowers!
Here I am arranging my favorites – roses and lilacs!

The town square centers around a gazebo and a park filled with flowers with a stone bridge over Crystal Creek and the waterfalls. Vintage brick buildings surround the square filled with shops, restaurants, a church, school, and library.

Crystal Falls Gazebo
Crystal Falls & the Bridge in the Center of Town
Street in Downtown Crystal Falls

Life isn’t always picturesque in our pretty town, though. You see, my brother-in-law created quite a bit of trouble and ended up dead.

If you like small towns, family saga, romance, and a healthy dose of suspense, you’ll find it all in The Crystal Falls Series.

Book One is Lilacs for Laura and you’ll read all about me, my family, and the love of my life, Brett Mitchell. (swoon)

SUSPECTED OF MURDER BY THE MAN I LOVE, there’s no refuting the evidence Brett discovers when he finds my brother-in-law’s dead body on the creek bank behind my house.

While I long for a secure future in the family flower shop, my handsome Brett yearns for adventure.

When he lands a NASCAR job in North Carolina, I fear he will never return to our hometown.

Will our love have a second chance?

And who will reveal the killer in a shocking twist?

In Book Two, Roses for Rachel, my widowed sister, Rachel Santos struggles to raise her young daughters as a single mom.

A DEMENTED STALKER THREATENS HER LIFE, sabotages her job, and vandalizes her home.

Rachel finds herself relying on the faithful protection of her kind coworker, Elliot Truman.

Can she summon the courage to risk her heart to love again?

And can he protect her?

Book Three, Violets for Vanessa, tells how our brother Chad rescues a sweet girl from the wrong side of the creek.

STRUGGLING TO BE FREE OF HER ABUSIVE FATHER, Vanessa Gallagher finds independence managing a tea shop and begs her mother to join her safe haven in small town Crystal Falls.

Determined not to let another man control her, Vanessa cannot resist the comforting kindness of handsome contractor Chad James.

When her father meets his doom at the bottom of a cliff, police suspect Vanessa’s mother.

Will Vanessa choose love over independence?

And what does Chad discover in an unexpected turn of events?

Book Four, Sunflowers for Sarita shares the story of Rachel’s brave sister-in-law, Sarita Santos.

RELEASED FROM PRISON, HER HOMICIDAL EX VOWED REVENGE for Sarita’s testimony – and for refusing the abortion he demanded.

A stripper in her former life, Sarita has found faith and rebuilt her life as a single mom and interior designer.

Desperate to protect her young daughter, Sarita leaves Crystal Falls and accepts refuge with wealthy client Max Carter at his beach house in sunny South Carolina.

When the madman kidnaps her child from the beach hideaway, Max risks his life in a relentless search for the three-year-old girl.

Sarita’s trust in God falters, testing her newfound hero’s devotion. Can love endure this tragedy?

And will Sarita’s faith survive if her daughter doesn’t?

Can’t wait to read more? Find The Crystal Falls Series on Amazon.

*photos provided by the author

Photo by Melissa Miley Photography

Dianne Miley writes to share God’s hope, love, and grace. Besides writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, the beach, swimming, decorating, and reading, of course. She founded a nonprofit, Sanctuary of Unborn Life in Charleston, South Carolina to help pregnant women in need. She and her husband now live near Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two married children and one adorable grandson. Dianne loves tea, collects china teacups and teapots, and always looks forward to the next tea party.

To learn more about the author, visit Dianne Miley on her website or Facebook.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Lilacs for Laura and the rest of The Crystal Falls series by Dianne Miley?

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