Author Miralee Ferrell & Her Daughter’s True Story & Book Giveaway — 19 Comments

  1. Wow, I loved reading this. I think it is so inspiring that you have your heroine based on your daughter! She is tough! My daughter is 4 yrs my proud moments is in the little things she does. Her personality is just so different from mine….I am so proud that she goes out of her way to make friends. And when we are leaving says good byes to each one of them.

  2. Danielle, cows can be incredibly stubborn and stupid, LOL! And get more than two together, and you can plan on trouble if you’re trying to herd them. Marnee had a lot more patience and stamina than I would have! Thanks so much for stopping to visit, and I hope you’re doing well at your bookstore in Missoula!

  3. Thanks, Maxie, and you’re right…I had no knowledge of what her work was like on the ranch while she was there, other than phone calls home saying she was herding cows. All in a day’s work to her at the time, but she came home with a very firm dislike of cows when it was over!

  4. i absolutely love reading true stories
    They are my favorite. I would love to read this book and even add it too my bookshelf

  5. My youngest daughter took sign language classes at a homeschool group in high school. Later she began working at a Taco Bell & one day, their drive-thru got backed up behind a car & everyone began honking at them because they did not pull forward as was expected. Police was called and as a shift manager my daughter went out to see what was going on. There was a couple in the car–both were deaf & nobody was able to communicate with them. My daughter remembered her sign language, so tried asking them in her limited skills what was the problem. Turns out the lady was diabetic and had a sugar drop, so they were trying to order an orange juice to help, but the husband, then fell asleep while waiting in line. Because they were deaf, he was not woken up by the honking. They got some juice for the woman & all was okay in the end. My daughter was very proud (as was I) that she was able to help this couple by remembering what she had learned in her class.

    I would be thrilled to win Miralee’s book–especially since Oregon is my home. 😉

  6. I meant bet you were glad you weren’t watching this or knowing it was happening until it was over. Can really mess up when I forget to edit.. Maxie

  7. Oh my Miralee. What a horrific time for your daughter. Can’t imagine they made it on those slopes. I’ve seen those types of places. Bet you aren’t watching this or knowing what was going on until it was over. A very courageous daughter you have. That was one stubborn cow. I can’t think of any big thing for my kids after this story. I would sure love to win this book Miralee. I have one of yours. Thanks Lyn for giving us a chance to here this story. Thanks, Maxie. > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  8. I am looking forward to reading DREAMING OF DAISIES.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.

  9. A week after my mom retired, we found out my dad had cancer. As, I had a stoke two years previously, and she was helping me take care of my teen-age daughter, this very hard news to deal with. She was looking forward to enjoying a relaxing retirement. In the past three years, he’s been diagnosed with two other unrelated cancers. And she tries to take care of all.

  10. Thank you so much, ladies! Leah (my heroine in my story) is so much like my daughter. She knows what she believes and stands up for what is right. She loves God and doesn’t easily tolerate people who are disrespectful, yet she has a tender side and is so compassionate about people who are in need. I do hope each of you will have a chance to read Leah’s story in Dreaming on Daisies. But be sure you pick up a copy of book one first, Blowing on Dandelions, as it’s on sale right now (ebook only) for $1.99, and book two, Forget Me Not, is on sale for .99 (ebook only).

  11. Thanks so much for allowing me to share my story, Lyn. I love your blog about strong women, as that’s what the theme is in all of my books. I hope your readers will get a chance to read my new Love Blossoms in Oregon series. Blessings!

  12. One story that comes to mind quickly is of a day when my four children and I were at the store. They were offering samples, and there weren’t enough ready for all four kids to get them at once. My oldest served his younger siblings the available samples, and then waited for his own until more were ready. Since I was standing on the other side of a small crowd, I didn’t realize that this had happened until the sample-giver came over to me and told me how impressed she was with his actions. That was a good proud-mommy moment!
    I would love to read Dreaming on Daisies – thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing. 🙂

  13. Our granddaughter lost her 8 month-old son in the night 11 days ago. So proud of all of the women, especially, in our families as we supported her, traveling from distances and staying near that first week to uphold her ~ one family brought homecooked stews, another opening her home for all of us to gather ~ even though they were moving that weekend and scurried to have furniture and kitchen needs in place, extending their move from their old place to the end of this month. Gathering monies for his headstone. Now all of us are back to our homes. Please join us all in prayer for Heather in her loss, sorrow, and empty arms that she will feel our Lord’s presence with her.
    I have been hopping around trying to have a print copy of Miralee’s Dreaming on Daisies. What a triumphant Lord we serve! Five hours for eight miles. So dedicated. Thank you for sharing your story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  14. That’s an amazing story Marnee has!

    My mother is a talented artist, I am proud of her and brag on her all the time!

  15. What a brave daughter you have! We live next to a ranch and sometimes the cows get out and onto our property, I am terrified of those cows and trying to get them back over the broken fences is not a fun job. I would have given up the first time the cow took off. Very impressive that she was able to stick to her job and thankfully did not get hurt. It makes me get even more excited to read the Dreaming on Daisies story!!

  16. Wow! What a story of faith and perserverance! What an amazing horse and rider! I’d love to read this story.

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