Sherry Ann Miller
"writer of miracles"
Books coming in 2007:
The Refiner's Gift coming in 2007
Scottish Legend coming in 2007
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Mama's Lemon Pie online version
One Last Gift
Lovely Kayla is rescued from herself, her misguided infatuation with Ed Sparkleman, and even more desperate and dangerous elements in the popular story of One Last Gift. Kayla’s remarkable journey from her sailboat in San Diego to her childhood home high in the Uinta Mountains, finds her facing one obstacle after another, until she finally discovers God’s mighty miracles are all around her. At the miraculous and satisfying conclusion, you will be left with the question, “What about Ed?”
One Last Gift placed third in the national Beacons Awards for Published Authors, 2001.
Granite Publishing ISBN# 1-930980-01-9
One Last Gift
. . . Suddenly there was a horrifying crack, like a huge crevasse opening up in a ten-mile glacier.
Mont, realizing their situation immediately, yelled, "Avalanche! Follow me down!"
It happened so fast Kayla didn’t get a chance to catch her breath. The snow beneath her seemed to come alive and push its way down the mountainside. The roar it made deafened her.
Mont turned his skis down the steep slope and fairly flew down the mountain side. Glancing back, he saw that Kayla was just a few feet behind him with Sparky about the same distance behind her.
Kayla's heart raced faster than her skis as she followed after Mont at break neck speed. The snow beneath her was no longer solid but shifted like some white quick sand wanting to swallow her completely. Vaguely she remembered what she had been warned about keeping her skis together and her knees slightly bent. She tried not to think about the avalanche. Instead she placed all her concentration on watching and imitating every movement Mont made in front of her.
She could hardly keep up with Mont as she felt the snow toss her around like a limp doll. It seemed like some white monster was using her for a toy. She felt a huge hand of snow toss her about, tumble her around, tip her over and upright her once again. It seemed as though she was flying higher and higher into the crisp winter sky.
Sparky was also tossed around by the snow, but he seemed oblivious to it. He stretched out his hands with all his strength, releasing his hold on his poles as he pushed the bottom of Kayla’s skis heavenward, as though trying to toss her even higher.
For a few brief moments it seemed to Kayla that time actually stood still. She felt herself flying through the air and realized that the snow structure beneath her had become a viable, raging monster. The roaring around her had completely deafened her and she could no longer hear herself think. She looked down and watched in amazement as the tops of the trees went sailing by below her, some of them breaking like match sticks. She wondered if she'd already died and her spirit was flying above the avalanche. Her body turned head over heels at least twice that she counted. In one of these somersaults she saw Sparky reaching out for her. He was holding her skis, pushing her up toward the sky.
Suddenly she felt something hard strike both her legs causing the most excruciating pain she had ever felt in her entire life. Her shins felt like they were on fire. The agonizing pain within them soon became unbearable. Her mouth opened in an effort to scream out, but nothing could be heard above the awful, terrible roaring of the white monster.
Then the oddest thing of all occurred. Kayla saw a beautiful woman dressed in clothing far whiter than the snow around her. The woman reached out in front of her and took Kayla’s hands in hers, then crossed Kayla’s arms over her face, forming a small tunnel for Kayla’s face to rest. The angelic woman seemed exquisitely divine beyond all belief, with sparkling auburn hair and tender brown eyes, much like Kayla’s.
Maybe I'm dead, thought Kayla. It was her
last conscious thought . . . .
Purchase One Last Gift, first installment in the five-book Gift Series, at your favorite bookseller now,
and read the rest of the story!
The award-winning Gift Series
You’re going to love all five novels in my popular Gift Series. Each book will take you on the individual sojourns of Kayla Dawn Allen and the five men who have influenced her life for good: the Sparkleman boys, Ed, Abbot and Tom, who grew up with Kayla on the Bar M Ranch; and the seafaring Clark twins, Joshua (who loves Kayla more than life itself) and Hans (who is always one step behind in finding his soul-mate). Each novel will plunge you into a miraculous, spine-tingling journey about life, love, heartache and triumphant joy. If you’ve a thirst for suck-you-in adventure, drama, action and romance, you’ll want to read all five novels, which can be read out of sequence without losing continuity. Don't miss a single volume in my award-winning Gift Series:
An Angel’s Gift
Ed Sparkleman meets his match when Alyssa drops in on the Bar M Ranch (literally!) and disrupts his life forever. As ranch foreman, Ed is responsible for keeping his men in order, but with Alyssa around, all the ranch hands begin to act oddly out of character . . .especially Ed. Is Alyssa truly An Angel’s Gift sent straight to him from heaven? If so, what about his brother, Abbot?
An Angel's Gift placed first in the national Write Touch Readers' Awards, 2004; tied for first place in the Beacons Awards for Published Authors, 2004; and placed fourth in the Utah Heart of the West Competition, 2003.
Granite Publishing ISBN# 1-930980-98-1
The Tyee’s Gift
Set in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, adventure meets Abbot Sparkleman when he discovers the greatest archaeological site of the century and falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious Bekah. The Tyee’s Gift will bring tears of laughter, joy and heartache while Abbot learns where much is given, much is required.
Granite Publishing ISBN# 1932280758
When Hans comes face to face with a ferocious shark, it strikes less fear than vivacious and attractive Charity, who throws his heart into a spiraling nose-dive deep in the Pacific Ocean. The only way he can salvage their crumbling romance is to find her missing father, who's been absent from Charity's life for more than twenty-five years. Charity'sGift will touch your heart forever.
Charity's Gift is now available!
Debuting in August 2007, The Refiner's Gift is the fifth and final novel in Sherry Ann Miller's award-winning Gift Series. Now in the editing phase, The Refiner's Gift answers the worrisome question, “What about Tom?” who was accused of a vicious crime in the first book of the Gift Series, One Last Gift. Tom Sparkleman has not yet escaped the true consequences of that vicious crime. The story will center on what really happened six years ago, and the terrible truth of that heart-wrenching day will be made manifest. Expect an important shift in the dynamics of the entire Clark/Sparkleman families. The miracles that await Tom and the two clans in The Refiner's Gift will astound everyone!
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