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LET'S TALK: Dream Come True

Vanessa Miller writes books that touch the heart and soul of readers.


Bestselling author Vanessa Miller has done it again. Her latest release Dream Come True (Dreaming of Love Series Book 1) is a #1 Amazon best seller, under the African American Christian Fiction category. Kudos, Vanessa!


Dream Come True is a reprint from a book Vanessa wrote in 2016. However, she felt like the main Character, Leah had so much more to say than what was in the first book, so she re-wrote about 70% of the book. In addition, she provided book discussion questions and 13 Scriptures to help anyone dealing with fear.


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Leah Davison has made some serious mistakes, but she refuses to give up as she tries put her life back together. But the secret she discovers about her preacher father, coupled with the abuse she suffered from a man she dated shatters her faith in family, men and God. Leah doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn. Reconnecting with Cory Parker, an old church friend, proves to be a blessing that saves her life, but can Leah trust Cory with her heart?


Cory Parker can't afford any distractions. He's staking his entire career on an IPO that must go off without any more glitches...but he can't stop thinking about Leah and the fear he saw in her eyes. He'd give up everything in order to protect her; he'd walk through fire for the chance to love her.


During the most horrific time of her life, Leah must find a way to trust in God’s ability to protect her. With help from a praying family and a man who shows her love in action, Leah begins to believe that dreams really do come true.


Dream Come True is a reprint of Heaven Sent. However, this book has 70% new content, book discussion question and book club kit.


CHARACTER INTERVIEW

Dream Come True



What is the title of your book, and how did you come up with the idea for the story?

The title of the book is Dream Come True. This is the first book in the Dreaming of Love series. This story shows how fear grips Leah, but she learns to trust God and walk in victory. The idea for this story line came to me because of how much fear has been put in our heart this last year. I want people to know that they can still trust God.


Tell us about your main character.

Leah is like the Leah in the Bible. She feels second best and lashes out at her family, but soon discovers that cutting off her nose to spite her face never ends well. Leah and her family take us on a journey of forgiveness as they remember that there is no fear in love.


Which character in your book are you most like?

I would have to say the mother, Alma is most like me. She loves her children but is no nonsense all the way.



Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?

No, not at all. I write fiction and try my best not to bring real people into my novels. Now, I will take real life situations and create a story from that.


What character in your book did you like the most? Why?

I am a fan of Cory. He is a successful businessman who really wants to live his life to please God. It takes just a bit of supernatural power to get him on the right track.


If your book became a movie who would play the characters?

For Leah – Gabrielle Union and for Cory – Michael Ealy


What message do you hope readers will get out of reading your story?

That revenge is never sweet. Vengeance is God’s, he will repay. When we try to get in God’s way, we mess it up every time.


ONCE UPON A DREAM

(Dreaming of Love Series Book 2)

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Growing up, Tamara Davison felt like a princess in the empire of her father's megachurch ministry. She never wanted for anything, and in her eyes, life was pretty near perfect. It wasn’t until her NFL bound boyfriend broke her heart and a sobering truth about her father's past was revealed that Tamara began to wonder about the perfect life she thought she had.


Jonathan Hartman loved Tamara Davison the moment he met her. Jonathan was brought up by a single mom who struggled to make ends meet. He had to work two jobs in college, but it all paid off. Now he is successful and rich beyond anything he ever imagined possible for a kid that came up the hard way like he did. It had been ten years since Tamara ran after a pro-baller rather than give Jonathan’s love a chance. Tamara is back in his life now and Jonathan must find a way to convince her that true love feels so much better than any fairytale she could ever dream up.


Once Upon A Dream is a reprint of Heaven On Earth with 25% new content, book discussion questions and a book club kit.


ABOUT VANESSA


Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa’s creative endeavors took on new meaning in1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often focusing on characters facing multi-dimensional struggles.


Vanessa’s novels have received rave reviews, with several appearing on Essence Magazine’s Bestseller’s List. Miller’s work has receiving numerous awards, including “Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award” and the “Red Rose Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction.” Miller graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. She is an ordained minister in her church, explaining, “God has called me to minister to readers and to help them rediscover their place with the Lord.”


· Essence Bestsellers’ List March 2008; May 2008 (Former Rain)

· Essence Bestsellers’ List September 2008 (Rain Storm)

· Black Expressions Book Club Alternate Selection 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010

· #1 Ebook for fiction on Amazon.com November 2010 (Long Time Coming)

· #1 on BCNN/BCBC Bestsellers’ List November 2010 (Long Time Coming)


She has worked with numerous publishers: Urban Christian, Kimani Romance, Abingdon Press and Whitaker House. She is currently working on Something Good with Thomas Nelson (HarperCollins) which releases in March 2022.


In 2016, Vanessa launched the Christian Book Lover’s Retreat in an effort to bring readers and authors of Christian fiction together in an environment that’s all about Faith, Fun & Fellowship. To learn more about Vanessa, please visit her website: www.vanessamiller.com. If you would like to know more about the Christian Book Lover’s Retreat that is currently held in Charlotte, NC during the last week in October you can visit Christian Book Lover's Retreat.


Vanessa lives in North Carolina with her husband and family. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication.


Most of Vanessa’s published novels depict characters that are lost and in need of redemption. Her books have received countless favorable reviews.


“. . . Heartwarming, drama-packed and tender in just the right places.”—Romantic Times Book Review.

“Recommended for readers of redemption stories.” –Library Journal.


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