My books will soon be featured in many bookshops and libraries nationwide. I will make a stockist page for these venues when ready. You’ll be able to read my books in libraries and purchase them in bookshops all over the USA. I am beginning locally in Maine and New England, and then I’ll branch out. I might do some book signings and readings at local Maine libraries and bookshops. I’ll post about it here if I decide to do public events again. In future seasons, I’ll translate my books into several other languages and braille to sell in worldwide shops. Hardbacks, paperbacks, and audiobooks are available in my shop, as well as matching artwork and stationery. As always, I ship internationally from my online shop. I offer quick shipping options and use responsible materials. All products are ethically made in the USA. In the coming seasons, many new books will be released. I’m very excited to share these new loves! Check back for new treasuries, series, novels, and children’s books.
New: Instagram Shopping Account & Etsy Shop
In the Spring, I deleted my company Instagram account as it wasn’t serving me, but I’ve come up with a plan for my new shop account. It will help you to view and purchase my collections easily. My Instagram name is amormilagre. I am also working on a new Etsy Shop. I started off with Etsy many years ago, and it did well in that creative community. My new Etsy shop will feature a special collection of my art, books, and stationery. Once ready, the link to the new shop will be added to this site.
A story as delicious as a good dinner… In my original plans for my company, I designed Café Amor Milagre. The idea is a plant-based, vegan, organic, European peasant-style, garden-fresh café to accompany my shop. As my store is online, my upcoming cookbooks will teach how to bring our kitchen to yours with simply delicious recipes. We adore this custom home café that we have nearly finished building at our Rose Cottage. I’ll keep my original company plans, perhaps to open up later on down the road. The world can really use more of this type of dining. We never eat out, so we made our own restaurant at home, growing plants in the garden for our daily food.
I love to lounge by our grand new windows that look onto the morning’s dewy flowers and herbs, write a new story, share a funny teatime with my family, and dream in the evening sconce lamplight. Simple peaceful pleasures build up a beautiful life…and story. I’ve written so many books this summer, and every day there are three more. Now, I just have to catch up on printing them all so you can enjoy them, too! I’m out of ink and journals, and my poor hand needs a break. But then, oh!
I will publish more treasury compilation-style books going forward as printing costs are high. My shop uses sustainable materials, which do cost more for me, but the preservation of nature is vital. In general, the cost of everything now is quite high. I design my products to be as affordable as possible. I don’t believe that high prices elevate works of art. I believe in equality. In making affordable collections, everyone is invited. With treasury books, my readers can enjoy many stories within one book. Quick, connected readers will really appreciate this type of book. Reread these new classics over again. This will be the new format for some of the children’s book collections and the Self-Health Novelettes. I do have some books that I’ll release on their own as they have specific illustration designs that need a certain book shape or size. Some novels, like The Love Letter Diaries, already contain four seasonal books within one volume. I will keep that style for the second year/volume of that series.
As our renovations wind down, I will release many new artwork and stationery pieces and collections. If only the computers could keep up with my brain, I’d be all caught up. That is my process though…true thought and handmade creative works, inspired by nature. Cherish the real, the natural, yourself.
Children’s meals are easy to assemble and beautiful with whole foods, such as these nuts. I love how the walnuts look like owls. The senses relish in the shapes, scents, textures, flavours, and colours of natural plant foods. Let children design their own lunch and flavour combinations. Little chefs always come up with something we haven’t tried yet!
Design Tip for A Calming Space: If you group ‘like’ items, or items that you use together, on a tray then the visual clutter goes away and you have a sensually pleasing atmosphere. Store unneeded items out of sight. Have a focal point, and let it be useful. Try it in any room. Do you feel more relaxed?
What is a soup? Easy. Add fresh vegetables to a pot, add some spices, add water. Cook. Enjoy! (My cookbooks include a few more details, but try it!) Last evening, I wrote a story near a simmering tomato fennel soup. Our custom kitchen design was intended for just this moment. For this one, I will puree it. For our regular weekly recipe, we don’t. These simply nourishing soups are versatile and help sustain your week. Delicious recipes, such as these, are featured in my upcoming vegan, organic, sugar-free cookbook. Enjoy soup every day of the year to boost health and relax, knowing that you always have a good dinner waiting for you!
I love gentle rain showers and slow cooks. If a recipe is going to take a while, it can do it on its own. We’re quite busy, so minimal steps and a house filled with a gorgeous subtle scent is my design. The buzzing machines that I do not love do not live in our kitchen. They live on the other side of the door, in the pantry. We also made sure to research the quietest ones. The pantry, mudroom, and a full bath/laundry room are our next renovation projects to finish this fall/winter. Yes, every inch of the house and gardens… Sensitive design considers your whole health and how the senses work. I design to keep and boost energy, not zap it away. Even our clocks don’t tick, and why should they? Check back to see how we have done this to our entire Rose Cottage.
I’m happy that we are finishing up our last rooms. We deserve a break to watch the flowers grow and have little dates in our cosy café. Last night, we had a half-date half-measuring party. Just us two…and I do love it when my husband says…”I have a design question for you.” Get out the pencil and paper…let’s figure it out. Can you tell that we like a bit of a puzzle?
If your children need something to do this weekend, consider a little scavenger hunt with clues on notepaper leading to a surprise..or even just to breakfast! Our family loves to do things like this. The mind loves to learn and be useful. Recipes are a versatile way to keep your senses moving. Growing and preparing organic food is a wonderful puzzle to practice.
In the evenings, scenes spill out and characters breathe life. Brushes sway and paint glistens in lamplight. A word can change your direction. An image can inspire a change in the wind. A voice can help the universe.
Fellow Authors, your work is powerful. Make it positive. Let’s turn this around and let it all be wonderful and safe. End the violence. Communicate love.
If you can spare any amount, please donate to helpful causes. The women and lost children of the world needed help yesterday. Use your empathy to help others survive. Save lives, prevent trauma and illness, and heal the world’s next generation of people, plants, animals, energy, water, earth, and air for a positive future.
Good Afternoon. Did you know that Peace is where Romance lives? This post is an excerpt from my healthy lifestyle book, A Gentle Life by Amor Milagre. I sense the world has long been in a tangle. To unwind and release from this static, each one of us may gently be our true self and connect naturally. This is how the universe may feel…just right.
1. Awareness for the Senses
Feel your skin, your body functioning, your heart exhale, and your electrons buzzing all around you. Breathe in…and out. Feel what you love and what you lack. Listen and give. Feel again. Smile with your entire being. Connect with the trees. Feel their energy. Connect with each other. Send and receive loving energy. This is you. You are love. Love your body, mind, heart, soul, energy, and daily choices. Heal the past, be in the present, and open to the future. Love the connections and find pockets of joy in how you can share and grow this love. It’s infinite…and it’s always there…everywhere…waiting to be kissed up and hugged up and embraced fully with every spec in the universe. Burst with love! Let love accompany you during your day. Consume love. Breathe love in…and out. Listen to love as your lullaby. Dream love. It feels good.
2. Date Yourself
Before you can be present and emotionally in tune with anyone else, you can choose to be eternally in love with your inner and outer self. Try out self dates. Go to a variety of places (safely) and become aware of what you love. You may be surprised what you didn’t know you could enjoy! You can easily date yourself at home, too. Even ten minutes is enough time to check in. Explore new experiences. Exercise in gentle ways. What kinds of movement feel healthy? Wander and sense what your soul connects with. Take your time to know and feel and process. Sort it all out. Nourish healthy habits and memories, and let go of all negativity. It’s too heavy to hold, so let go. Adore your body and the mysterious and magical things it can do. You are connected to everything in the universe. What would you like to adorn your web with? People, places, and nature that match your true energy will connect with you naturally when you are living as your authentic self. Connect within. The confidence, sweetness, and fun that you have when alone is felt everywhere by you being you. This is attractive to yourself and the world around you. This is where peace and romance live…within your authentic self. You are all you need to feel wonderful. Always stay aware of the messages from your inner self, your soul, and your body. You can date yourself all your life. It is important to keep up with this respectful relationship, especially when you have others in your life. Communicate in a love language within and with others for a peaceful day. You choose…everything.
3. Express Yourself
Dancing to music you love, singing in the bath or shower, daydreaming, helping others, laughing and playing, crafting and scrapbooking, drawing and painting, exploring, sewing clothes and toys, acting and reading, inventing and building useful things with natural materials, sailing out with oars to float and unwind, sowing seeds and bulbs, playing instruments, writing creative stories and love letters, decorating, cooking and savouring, simplifying, walking in nature, swimming and climbing, being still, and meditating are just a pocketful of ways to embrace your emotions. Be aware to not bother or neglect others while you are expressing. Feel all of the emotions, process, and release. This positive practice allows air to flow through your energy. Your senses are set free, and you are open to experience this new moment. What do your senses tell you?
For more gentle living, read my original book collection and these journal posts. Listen with your heart. It may tell you something very different than what you think you feel. Listen….and love.
Love, Amor Milagre
What is in your basket today? What spills out into your journal? Examine….and Live Peace.
In the pocket of a trusty travel bag fits a delicious novel and a sweet children’s book to savour on a train or plane, in a lamplit inn with the summer breeze kissing your robed cheeks, or swaying on a hammock in your back garden. ‘Il dolce far niente’ means the sweetness of doing nothing in Italian. Letting yourself find what you love nourishes and rejuvenates the soul. My books are for all ages and encourage authentic, kind, peaceful practices and ideas to try. I love rereading them with our family as I hope you do, too.
In this often chaotic world, I write ways to live beautifully and naturally. My characters help instead of harm. They are funny, sweet, thoughtful, and very real. I send love to anyone who must travel due to emergencies in their homeland. As I know too well, this kind of travel is not at all relaxing as a vacation would be. People leave to save their lives. They are trying to escape danger. All they had built is left behind, and they have to start over, usually with nothing. This is heartbreaking and incredibly dangerous. Precautions and safe help are urgently needed during times of war, natural disasters, and abuse. Every country must protect the rights of women and children. Re-abolish slavery for good. Replace the history of negativity with positive growth that benefits everyone. New beginnings are a chance to redesign for a better life. Although we all may miss precious things that were lost due to trauma, we can heal and rebuild a healthy future to keep all of the babies of the world safe. Peace is possible if we all choose it.
I include tragic misfortunes and terrible struggles in my books, but I paint up characters who help those in need of a positive solution to solve troubles that seem out of their control. There are too many large and small scale problems on every street and hill in the world. I write peaceful ideas in the hope that positivity will spread down those streets and over those hills to reach anyone who needs help the most. Any little bit of help can make the most important difference for one or many. I wish you a peaceful summer, and I urge everyone to do something that helps someone in the coming months. *Ask how you may help, and then listen. Work with people to solve and prevent problems. Ask if you did help, and listen again. Repeat forever.
I am working on a way for a percentage of each sale to be donated to an organization that directly aids those in need of help while searching for a safe, new home. Being forced to live a nomadic, uncertain life is cruel, dangerous, and terrifying. We all need a steady, safe home. We all can work together to help everyone have this basic need. Our world must get out of this constant survival mode and change into a deep, lasting time of healing. Equality and safety is needed worldwide.
In my gift shop, I also feature artwork and photography inspired by my travels. Nature adores us always…trailing all the way from a rose wall in Tuscany back home to a sweet rose blooming in our New England cottage garden. Help, don’t harm. Preserve nature. Enjoy your unique senses of nature.
Shop: A Gentle Life Collection
Books Sizes/Types: Digital Audio, Hardback Pocket, Digest, Square, (Paperbacks are Coming Soon)
My books are cosy to read, or listen to, when at home, on a work break or weekend, and while travelling. Many of my stories are set in New England, such as my Sage Rose Sorrel children’s books, but here are some others that you might love to tag along with as my characters explore new favourite places.
Amaranthe tells of living in NYC and France. Leona has lived in two homes in Italy: one by the mountains and one by the sea. Ellary Eden grows a helpful, enchanting garden in the Witching World! I have just finished three fresh novels for you to explore soon. There is one especially delicious new book that is set in Belgium! Every time you explore a new place, you learn so much for your life ahead.
Snuggle up with old world deckled cream notecards & envelopes for cosy winter days of letter writing to loved ones. Inky cross-hatched imagery of a velvety fluffy reindeer, a snow laden evergreen tree, Santa’s sleigh with a hot cocoa, Nordic style knit hat and mittens, and a garland of wintry natural foliage with a shining candle inspires a loving holiday spirit for all to warm by.
The feathered, deckled edges are sweet and romantic, the creamy colour is soft and timeless, allowing your messages to be the focus.
This set includes 5 notecards & 5 envelopes. A matching novel is coming soon.
Amor Milagre hardback books are now available to purchase on Amazon.
The entire collection is available and growing each season at amormilagre.com
I will first release all new original books on my company bookshop at amormilagre.com. This is where the audiobooks and custom inscriptions are available. (Contact me to provide your note and name information.) Then, I will release the hardback books on Amazon. If you would like an order of books combined with audiobooks, artwork, stationery, custom gifts, and more from my collections, please shop amormilagre.com. (Amazon Pay is an option at checkout.) All orders from either site will be directly shipped from me to ensure quality. All books are signed and dated by myself. I will be releasing a few new books this year so please check back to enjoy these fresh first editions.
I wish you a lovely summer of peace and gentleness in Nature. My seasonal books of loving characters are excited to befriend you.
Novels, Novelettes, Children’s Books: Inclusive, Loving, and Inspired by Nature
Peace means everyone is accepted for the beautiful unique being that they are naturally. Peace means all humans, plants, animals, places, and nature are respected. Peace means being honest, aware, inventive, and ready to make positive changes to help all be in harmony together and to heal the harm done on Earth. Peace starts with every person’s thoughts to awaken to empathy, love, and helpful actions. Peace means respecting all, especially women and children. Peace means being helpful and not harmful. There have always been so many people in need, and we all need to help ourselves and others to heal and thrive. We are all connected by energy. Let the world connect with strings of loving energy. This old soul empath gets sick every time any of you are struggling and so, I am always struggling, too. Prevent pain and illness world-wide with peace. To counter the world’s chosen chaos, I make loving books and art to inspire peaceful living. Everyone can do something positive. My upcoming novelette inspires every country to help others. Take sexual violence seriously and do everything to prevent it. Raise awareness and finally hear these horrific stories. It is real and it happens everywhere. It is damaging beyond words and cannot be allowed. Teach emotional health and mental health awareness to all children and adults. No one has the right to harm another. Equality for all is a basic right. There has always been an urgent need for *safe healthy housing for women and children who seek rest to heal from this abusive, neglectful, and unfeeling world. But, why should it even be needed in the first place? Let everyone live a peaceful, respected life. What can you do to help? Stop choosing violence on all levels, don’t allow it, and go the other way to find that love and compassion not only feel better but create a positive ripple effect. This world can easily feel healthy and amazing if we all are helpful and not harmful. Get back to nature and choose plants not war, pollution, or negative energy. Learn about what everyone needs for peace, especially for us highly sensitive people because what would be peaceful for us is healthy for everyone. If one person is harmed, it harms everyone. Peace is a choice that everyone can choose every day, every moment. Open your heart and let the world grow goodness.
Denying or ignoring the horrific things that are real and happening every day to everyone all over the world is a shocking part in the cycle of violence and abuse. Listen, believe, wake up, and help. Set a new path of peace. Women in leadership roles, we need many more of you. Do not follow the toxic or violent masculine examples that pressure you. Be peaceful. I know too well that the survivors are unheard, not believed, blamed, or even told they are confused when they have been brave enough to ask for justice when their life is in danger. The people in charge, especially the women, cannot be the confused ones and they cannot further abuse survivors. Find all those who were abducted and prevent war, displacement, and loss. Do not leave people for dead, especially not because a system is wrong. Life is precious. Leaders and helpers need to be listening, empowering, and ready to do the right thing. Time is important. Safety is imperative. Prevent illness, pain, injury, death, loss, war, famine, rape, murder, and suffering. The current systems are extremely wrong and do not help, but rather they make it worse, rendering a world message of ‘You are alone and no one will help you.’ That needs to change. A reliable respectful system, not hopelessness, needs to be the feeling whenever help is needed. Make honest, smart systems that work so people can safely report abuse, get help, and to stop the abusers in the world from doing more harm. Women and children need a safe world so they can breathe, live, and be themselves. If the world knew what reality was, it would have to change everything immediately. Stand up for the truth and save lives. Believe the innocent, the survivors, the ones who need help. If anyone is taking in survivors of trauma and war, know that a truly safe place is necessary. Do not harm these people. All of the lost children need safe helpers to find their families or new safe homes. This world needs a complete redesign so that all people are held accountable for their actions. We need a safe world for all.
Love to all of you who are suffering, who are coping with PTSD, illness, injury, and pain, to all of the children, women, mothers, fathers, those who have lost loves, anyone who has suffered sexual violence, all who are pregnant or have newborns, anyone feeling helpless or hopeless, love to the empaths and old souls who live war daily, love to anyone in shock, and love to all of the helpers. We thank you all for being there when someone needed you. Every bit helps, but much more immediate and lasting help is needed locally and all over the world. Be a safe person for the world. Plant seeds of goodness and help them grow, teaching others as you go.
Love, Amor Milagre
Sounds of the Moment: Spring Birds Singing (Peace is Possible) & The Cries from Ukraine that I hear in my nightmares (Pain is Preventable)
Sing Out for Peace and Let it Spread Across The World for All Lifetimes
Knowing yourself and knowing your Dear Ones is true romance! You can feel it in a smile, a laugh, and in all of your senses! Happy Love Day! Practice peace, choose peace, give peace. Help don’t harm. Love, ~ Amor Milagre
Leona’s Homecoming is a beautiful growing story. Vol. II will release soon with a new year of seasonal love for all! Natural beauty is a joy forever. We love these garden memories for the home. Mix and match lovely photography and art collections for your own unique gallery wall! Nature inside and out.
A Gentle Life Bookshop and Art Gallery
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Music of the Moment: Reflecting Light, Sam Phillips
By following her instinctsand empowering her nature-loving soul,Amaranthe leads herself on a journeyto a true home of belonging and real love, growing deep roots of compassion wherever she travels. This empathic book is especially wonderful for nature-lovers, organic gardeners, intuitives, entrepreneurs, and protectors of children all over the world. The story takes place in little pockets of NYC and France. Read how planting some lavender for luck can inspire a fresh perspective!
Amaranthe is the second of many empowering self-health novelettes by Amor Milagre that teach how to design life for your unique and loving soul.
Wonderful for children, teenagers, young adults, and all adults. This book is a part of my growing Lavender Collection which includes artwork from this book cover! (Coming up!)
Choose printed hardback, digital audiobook (coming soon), or add both to read and listen together!
A serene and peacefully romantic collection of art, nature photography, stationery, novels, and children’s books to inspire all to adore and respect the bodies of water around and inside us for a healthy, harmonious universe.
New ethically-made additions will wash ashore soon…
Love & healing water to all of the highly sensitive, empaths, intuitives, and all!
*A few things we each can do to protect and help the ecosystems for land & water are: Organic Non-GMO Peat-Free Gardening & Composting, Leave Natural Wildflower Wildlife Meadows, Veganism & Respect for all Animals, Stop Pollution with your Daily Choices and with your Votes, Don’t use Powerboats or Machines that use Fuel or cause pollution of any kind, Go Green and Plastic-Free, and when you see litter, pick it up and recycle. Humans need help to get back to Nature and let the Earth be a safe home for all. We all share this place, so let’s allow it to be an inclusive garden of life! Think short & long term. Everything in the world ripples out and directly affects everything else. Learning awareness is key to healing all! We are lucky because the answer is the most beautiful and fascinating wonder of our world…Nature. Choose Life! xo ~ Amor Milagre