Boxes For Beds

Boxes For Beds is my first totally independent book and it was released in paper and as an e-book March 2013.  The e-book is available for Kindle *** Nook *** Kobo *** iTunes *** Page Foundry *** Scribd  The book is also available in  Paperback from Amazon or from the Texas Association of Authors website.

Also now an AUDIO BOOK . It was narrated by Chloe Adele, who perfectly captured the voice of the characters and the Arkansas setting. I have a few coupons available for a free copy in exchange for a review, so if you are interested, message me at maryann @ maryannwrites.com for your code.

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Leslie Richards, running from a ruined relationship and the secrets of her past, moves from New York to a small town near Hot Springs, Arkansas, hoping to find a new beginning for herself and her young daughter. But there is no peace for her in Pine Hollow when babies start disappearing.

Under the thumb of the mob that ruled Hot Springs in the 60s, Sheriff Bates decides to arrest Leslie, even though there’s only thin circumstantial evidence against her. Better for it to be a stranger taking those babies and not one of their own. With the aid of Ronald, who has followed her to Pine Hollow, vowing not to abandon her again, Leslie uncovers the real kidnapper.

 

REVIEWS

Boxes For Beds has over 100 reviews on Amazon, most of them 4 and 5 stars. One reviewer had this to say, “Exceptionally good story of mystery, heartache, betrayal, forgiveness and love.”

This novel is intense, emotional and riveting, just the way a good mystery should be.” Full review in Ind’Tale Magazine

“Elvis was king; Sputnik was circling Earth; Ike was sending federal troops into Arkansas to enforce desegregation; the Chicago Daly Machine raised the dead to give JFK the presidency; a time like few others. Chicago also had a mob whose influence stretched far and wide, even to Arkansas, the place where this story’s heroine has sought refuge from the trials of life. She is unwillingly swept up into an investigation of kidnappings spanning decades. 5-stars by an anonymous reader

“Miller sets up the reader with a lazy, slow moving opening chapter that reminded me of the 4 years (1964 to 1968) that I lived in the Deep South. She then lands 2 quick sucker punches that left me turning page after page. 

“If anyone who reads this buys up rights to turn books into screenplays, you need to check out Boxes for Beds. It has the makings of an excellent movie.” Five-star review by a satisfied reader.

“I loved this story and the authors writing style. Wonderful mix of characters and personalities. The scenic descriptions made me feel like I was right there. I look forward to reading more books from this author.”  Five-star review by Jacquie

“Babies are again being stolen in a small 1960’s Arkansas town. But corrupt Sheriff Bates only cares about finding someone, anyone, to blame and hush up that the same thing happened 25 years ago. Leslie, new in town with her daughter becomes his scapegoat. Solving the mystery becomes Leslie’s only hope and may bring meaning & romance back in her own life. The personal heartache Leslie has to face, the courage she sows had me rooting for her from the first. And the mystery was well told, founded on solid period research. Enjoyed it very much.” 5-star review by Carolyn

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