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Dear Readers,
THE PROMISE OF RAINBOWS is finally here! I can’t wait to share the next Dare River book with you. I hope you will be as touched by Jake and Susannah’s story as I was writing it. It grapples with a really tough, sensitive topic—PTSD (post-traumatic stress), and I hope every member of the military can read it with their spouses. So many people have experienced much of what Jake goes through in this book (and Susannah too), but it is rarely discussed in public. I’m supremely grateful to the wonderful VA psychiatrist, Dr. Richa Thapa, who helped me on this book. My editor and early reviewers think it’s my best book yet, and I can’t wait to see if you agree. And certainly after seeing a double rainbow outside my house yesterday, I know this book is going to do a lot of good in the world.
So what’s this one about? Here’s a peek…

Jake Lassiter was a bona fide hero in the military before a tragedy in war changed his life forever. Now he’s a rising country music star, intent on healing the world and himself through his music. But his past still haunts him…
When Jake hires interior decorator Susannah McGuiness, he sees a kindred spirit and a woman who pulls at his soul. The first sparks of hope fire in him, the kind that can heal all the wounds he still carries inside. For a man resigned to never having a happily ever after, Susannah sure has him dreaming about one.
Susannah has always believed in the promise of rainbows, even when times are tough. She’s known some hard times herself and connects with Jake on a level she’s never known. In this hero, she doesn’t see a broken man, but one who’s risen again and again to life’s challenges. But Jake must heal his secret wounds to claim the love of his dreams.

 The audio book for Jake and Susannah’s story just began production, so it should be out next month. I’ll let ya’ll know!
And are you ready for the cover reveal for the new Dare Valley book, THE CALENDAR OF NEW BEGINNINGS? Lucy and Andy’s story will be out April 13, so you don’t have too long to wait. I’ve just started work on this one after a lot of story plotting. Here’s a gander at this one to since you guys are ALWAYS asking me about the next books.


International photojournalist Lucy O’Brien returns to her hometown of Dare Valley after a devastating trauma that threatens her livelihood. When her mother asks her to do a photo shoot for a Calendar Girls-like calendar to raise money for breast cancer, she can’t take their…ahem…ribald photos fast enough. Too bad her involvement stirs up her childhood best friend, widower Andy Hale, in all the wrong ways.

Pre-order it now (Amazon comes closer to release day)!
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Also, USA Today recently listed THE BRIDGE TO A BETTER LIFE as a must-read of 2015. What a way to close out a record year! Here’s what they said: “Miles’ story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through…”
Finally, tomorrow I have a Bookbub ad for COUNTRY HEAVEN for FREE, so if you have not read this Best Book of the Year winner yet and started the Dare River series, here’s your chance.
Thanks again for all your love and support through my move to New York and grieving over the loss of my best friend from cancer. I’m so happy you’re part of our beautiful Dare family. Here’s wishing you lots of blessing and abundance this year.
Lots of light and joy,


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