Thursday, February 06, 2014

WHEN GOD COMES THROUGH---JUST IN TIME--by Guest Miralee Ferrell

Christine here: My guest today, Miralee Ferrell is doing a book drawing/give away. The winner can take their choice of book one, Blowing on Dandelions, or Book two, Wishing on Buttercups, or the novella when it releases in March, Forget Me Not. Leave your comments with your email address spelled out, and I will draw your name from a hat. And now...to my guest...

WHEN GOD COMES THROUGH---JUST IN TIME 
by Miralee Ferrell

My husband Allen and I have hit a lot of financial hurdles over the years, but this particular one brought a truck load of stress, and we felt like it was about to bury us. We didn’t know what else to do but try to sell our home to get out from under the load, but we’d put our house on the market three different times over a three year period with no success. This time nothing appeared to have changed. 

I was nearing desperation and made the commitment to pray until I sensed break-through. Allen and I also decided to give a “break-through” offering that we couldn’t afford, following the scriptural principal of giving over and above our tithes, and asking that the windows of heaven be opened and a blessing poured out. 


Two weeks passed, then three, and we continued to press into the Lord, asking Him to provide a buyer. One evening I hit a low, something very unusual for my upbeat personality, and I began to cry out to Him, pleading for mercy and that He’d give us hope. 

Not long after, I began to praise Him and then settled into a time of listening with my spirit. I heard, very softly the following words… “One week.”  One week—what? We didn’t even have anyone looking. Maybe He meant that within a week, someone would view it, and we’d start the process…Maybe…a ton of scenarios flooded my mind but that voice persisted. One week.

Two days later a friend called. Their relatives were flying in and looking for a house—this friend believed our place in the country was just what they wanted. Could they come in two days? Husband and wife spent several hours walking the property and talking, and then they returned for another visit the following day. That evening, they called with an offer, and the next day we signed earnest money papers. A total of six days had passed from the time the Lord told me one week! Our faith was increased ten-fold, and our needs were met. God is faithful, even when things appear at their most desperate.




Wishing on Buttercups, historical romance by Miralee Ferrell

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? 

 


FORGET ME NOT by Miralee Ferrell

Pastor Seth Roberts had worked for years to convince himself that the girl he’d loved and lost didn’t matter, and he’d almost succeeded—until she turned up in Baker City, hundreds of miles from where they’d courted.

Six years ago, Julia McKenzie ran away from the man she’d thought she might marry, wanting to experience more of life. Now, at age twenty-three, she’s experienced more than she’d ever expected, only to wish she’d made different choices. Was it too late to go back, and would the man she cared for understand the direction her life has taken and love her in spite of her choices?
ABOUT MIRALEE FERRELL

Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. She also combines two other passions—horseback riding and spending time with her grown children—since her married daughter lives nearby, and they often ride together on the wooded trails near their homes.

Her novel Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, won the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction, and Universal Studios requested a copy of her contemporary debut novel, The Other Daughter, for a potential family movie.

After serving five years as the president of the Portland/Vancouver chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Miralee now volunteers as a board member and belongs to a number of writers’ groups. She also speaks at women’s groups, libraries, historical societies, and churches about her writing journey.

www.miraleesdesk.blogspot.com-- includes newsletter signup form

Wishing on Buttercups is available at most major stores including Sam’s Club, Barnes & Noble, Christian bookstores, and all online book sellers for both paperback and eBook.
 


https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/124767-miralee-ferrell-s-novels  Goodreads group where you can interact with Miralee
Purchase via Amazon: http://amzn.to/19Ye8lv
Purchase via CBD:  http://bit.ly/1naSEoT


25 comments:

Sarah Snider said...

Isn't God's timing amazing? I have experienced this time and again over the years, and more so in the past few. Just today I was feeling rather down and discouraged, and then I saw Psalms 42:11. I am familiar with the verse, of course, but today I know that God spoke to me through it, and it was one of those "ah-ha" moments. No matter what is happening, we always have His promises and His provision. This is one reason why I love reading Christian fiction--including Miralee's books!--because it is a reminder of how the Lord cares for us. My email is: litteraegaudium@aol.com

Dale said...

Love your story of God's provision Miralee.Your books sound interesting.
dharcombe@bigpond.com

Christine said...

Hi Sarah and Dale. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment for Miralee. Blessings on both of you.

Miralee Ferrell said...

Sarah, I loved your story and how God ministered to you today. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by.

Dale, it's so nice to 'meet' you! I hope you get a chance to read one of my books. I should have mentioned that book 1 in this series, Blowing on Dandelions, is on a super sale right now in all eBook formats, at $2.51!!

Joy Crandall said...

I have loved the books I have read of yours and cannot wait to continue reading others and watching for new releases. Your breakthrough memory touched my soul! God Bless you as you continue forward in your journey. Hugs from Kansas!

Patricia Bradley said...

I learned a long time ago, I can't out give God. And what He has in store for us is in His timing, not ours. Sometimes the timing happens at the speed of light and other...well, not so much. But whenever, it's just right. Miralee's books are wonderful!I have Blowing on Dandelions on my TBR list...starting tonight! pat at ptbradley dot com

Wendy Marple said...

I loved your books and reading about GOd's timing in people's lives. I love the variety and how God treats everyone uniquely.
wendy
wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

momofmhasr said...

~ I love how God always comes through when we don't think he will :) I loved your first book in this series!
michellecorningatlivedotcom

Janice Hopkins said...

It is amazing how God blesses us again and again. I've done short-term and long-term mission work, sometimes traveling half-way around the world as a single woman and knowing no one there, and God has always been close, keeping me in His care.

I have read BLOWING ON DANDELIONS and loved it. I would be so excited to win the next in the series.

All the best,
Janice

Melissa L. said...

I have so enjoyed reading Miralee's 's books. I am enjoying Book II right now. I so believe that God comes through for us in His time. He has brought us through so much. We have been scraping bottom and He always makes sure we have what we need. I praise Him everyday for the big and small blessings He brings to my life. rackylemaire@gmail.com

Linda Marie Finn said...

God is truely amazing... I love truth from his Word. I cannot wait to read your book Miralee. I have both in Ebook but so love to hold a real one in my hands when reading.
Blessings
Linda Finn
faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

Rhonda's Doings said...

she writes wonderful books!
Rhonda
rhonda_nash_hall@comcast.net

Miralee Ferrell said...

Thank you, Joy. The next release is in March, Forget Me Not, but it will only be available on Amazon at first. Then comes Dreaming on Daisies, available everywhere, Oct. 1.

Patricia, it is SO true that we can't out give God! My husband and I have learned that time and again. I'm tickled to hear you're starting Blowing on Dandelions tonight. Drop me a note on FB or Goodreads and let me know what you think....and of course, a review is always welcome!

Wendy, isn't is a blessing that God sees each of us a unique individuals, not as a herd of cattle or sheep? Praise God!

Michelle, yes...God always comes through and He's never late, even when it 'feels' like He is. We must continue to hold on to faith. I'm so glad you enjoyed my first book!

Danie Walther said...

I absolutely love Miralee and her books she is dear sweet lady. Would love to read this book.
oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

Miralee Ferrell said...

Janice, I love meeting people who have been active in missions, as I have a real heart for missions. Bless you!!! And thank you for your interest in my books!

Melissa L., God truly does meet our needs. We've been to that 'scraping' point many a time in our marriage...just coming out of a two-year long time now, but God is faithful. Thank you for stopping by!

Linda Marie, I'm glad you were able to get a copy of both in eBooks, but I know what you mean about holding a real copy in your hands. Blessings!!

Rhonda, Thank you for your sweet comment about my books! I so appreciate you stopping by to enter.

Miralee Ferrell said...

Danie, I'm glad you stopped by and were able to leave a comment...thank you for the very sweet remarks about me and my books. God bless!

Danie Walther said...

Miralee, it is my pleasure. I love reading how God works in others life's. God is just a amazing

Karla Akins said...

He is so faithful. So faithful. Even when our faith is small, he is faithful. How wonderful to rest in His Wonderful Arms and know He has a plan.

Christine said...

Wonderful comments to see how God works in all our lives. I will be pulling the winning name out of a hat on Sunday evening, Feb. 9

Susan Anne Mason said...

Miralee,

What a beautiful name! Thank you for this inspiring story. I love hearing about how prayers are answered. Little miracles that happen in everyday life!

Your book covers are lovely!

Congratulations!

Sue

Susan Anne Mason said...

P.S. My mother's maiden name was Farrell - close to yours.

Oh, email address: sbmason at sympatico dot ca

(I live in Canada, in case that's an issue.)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

What a wonderfully inspiring story!

I enjoy Miralee's books!( I have a copy of both of these books, and wont be entering the contest )

Merry said...

Beautiful testimony, God knows when and how to abundantly bless!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Christine said...

So....Drum roll...and the names are put in a hat, and my brother Steve pulls out the name of the winner.

# 7 Janice Hopkins. I will have Meralee Ferrell contact her, but I see there is no email address. So if we are unable to find Janice's email address, we will pull another name.

Keep you posted if that occurs.

Cherie Hamby Kasper said...

I loved your story Miralee. I have read your book, Blowing on Dandelions and loved it. Would love to read some more of your books.