Can the heart be telling us something we can’t quite hear?
Landscape artist Miranda Jones thought she was on track. Yet something feels off kilter. The subjects of her work all live in nature, yet she herself lives in the city. Her rep and her family emphasize money as the benchmark of success, yet her own goals have to do with the professional challenges of excellence, adventure, and authenticity. She plans a brief trip to join plein air artists in the Carrizo Plain to paint this year’s extraordinary super bloom. Yet what she experiences is a journey that opens a chapter into a new life. At least it will, if she considers what might happen . . . when the heart listens.
Read the novella of protagonist Miranda before the saga begins! Though the book stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Novels, the critically acclaimed, best-selling series, a multi-generational saga. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.
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About the Author
Mara was named Fiction Author of the Year by The Authors Show, and her series has won more than 40 book awards. Mara's beloved fictitious town has been delighting audiences since 1992, when it first appeared as Milford-Haven, U.S.A.©-the first American radio drama ever licensed and broadcast by the BBC. The show reached an audience of 4.5 million listeners throughout the U.K. and won the Finalist Award at the 1994 New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs.
What the Heart Knows (Book one) reached #5 on Amazon's best-seller list. Where the Heart Lives (Book Two) reached #22 on Barnes & Noble's best-seller list, #7 on Amazon's Women's Fiction list and was ranked in Kobo's top-100. Mara's novellas When Hummers Dream and When Whales Watch also each also became best-sellers. Mara's novels and stories have collectively earned more than 30 literary awards.
Mara is a guest-blogger for USA Today's Happy Ever After Book Blog, National Association of Baby Boomer Women, Romance Junkies, The Lady Killers, Boomer Brief, Plaid for Women, Women Speakers Association, and has co-founded two women's speaking organizations.
As an actress, Mara was "Darla Cook" on Days Of Our Lives, and has won awards for her theatrical appearances in "Mary Shelley: In Her Own Words," as well as critical acclaim for her performances in Becoming Julia Morgan and Sea Marks. She was named one of twelve Women of the Year by the Los Angeles County Commission for Women.
Mara is married to Dr. Larry Norfleet and lives in Los Angeles, and in Colorado Springs.
Visit Mara's website at www.MaraPurl.com. She welcomes e-mail from her readers at MaraPurl@MaraPurl.com.
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