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.
This morning’s Miniview answers a mix of some of your questions. They were the one-of-a-kinds, so I’ve grouped them together here. I will post another to answer one specific question soon.
Q: You mention the word ‘hope’ a lot in your books. How do you sustain hope during these uncertain times?
A: Yes, I love the word hope. To me, it means a possibility that we can choose and allow good energy to live, thrive, and spread. Hope isn’t a mere wish or just an idea. Hope indicates that peace is always there. We just need to choose it. Awareness and helpfulness are ways that hope blooms into a wonderful daily reality. Dream it and help it come true.
Q: When will The Love Letter Diaries books be available in audio? Love the books, but also want to listen in the car on the way to work. So calming. Can’t wait for the next volume!!!
A: Thank you! All of my books have the audio option so far, except the Leona books as they are the longest. I am still editing those files, and I will have that series available as a digital download audio option this winter at the latest. Thank you! They are my favourites as well.
Q: Are you still making organic cotton clothes? I’ve worn out that dress you made for me years ago. The cream one with the embroidery on the hem. We have some baby showers coming up and need more of those tiny outfits. Are you doing custom clothing orders still? I couldn’t find the option in your shop.
A: Thanks! Those were fun to make. I have sold out of that collection of the little suits and dresses, but a few graphic toddler tees are still available. I plan on releasing some new organic apparel collections after our atelier renovations are finished. I do have magical nursery artwork, stationery, and sweet children’s books available. They’re wonderful as gifts, and I can write a custom inscription, if you like. Message me! Thanks, Hannah. I do remember that dress!
Q: Who are the artists that work for you? I like the varied styles, but I cannot find their names. Can I order a custom size? I’m interested in the person who does the pastels.
A: Thank you, but it’s all done by me, Emmanuelle, aka Amor Milagre. I am the original and authentic maker of my collections and I sign all of my artwork and books for each order. Depending on my mood, and the medium, the pieces may look a little different. I don’t believe an artist is limited to one look, style, or medium. Charcoal drawings have a different energy than landscape oils. You move differently with a special posture and time for each, but they all build on one another. The same goes for books, music, sewing, home design, dance, and photographs. I like to explore different forms of expression. It’s just what comes out in that moment. What does your soul need? How? They are all connected though, by me. Yes, please message me for your specific custom sizes. Over the years, I’ve made tiny to gigantic pieces. I have many new pieces coming up! Thank you.
Q: How can I apply to work for your company? I am an art teacher, and I’m interested in what you are doing. Are you still holding classes? If so, I’m interested. I’m a bit rusty.
A: Thank you, but at this time, it’s just me. I have postponed all Amor Milagre classes and clubs until the pandemic is actually over. I might do a collection of video classes later on that customers can purchase in my shop. I was the only teacher when I held my classes, and I’m the only person in my company. I do all of the different stages of work for my company. I have plans for expanding my online shop to include a local New England shop later on. I’ll email you then.
As for the rusty part: Practice drawing every day. Begin again…as if you didn’t know any techniques or any art history. Use big, sweeping gestures to loosen up. Relax your wrist. Don’t think. Feel it, use your senses and intuition, let go of all expectations, and express… Use nature as your forever model and meditate there. (These are some of the things that I teach in my classes for all ages/levels.)
I encourage you to explore what you could offer in your own potential business. You can also teach online, make process/demo videos, sell your art, and teach/volunteer locally. Community centers and children/adults everywhere need good safe teachers. Building up a community of inspiring teachers and thriving students is important. Get involved in community projects…or start new ones. Support the arts. Thanks for your interest!
*This answer is also meant for any college students who asked if they could intern with me. We’ve been self-isolating to stay healthy, sorry! Hope you find that right fit for your credits. I know it’s not always easy to find. Stay safe!
I will answer more of your thoughtful questions later on in another one of my Miniviews (Mini Interviews).
In the meantime…
*Express yourself, paint with plants, and adore all of yourself. Love, ~ Amor Milagre
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.
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.
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
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
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
I am happy to release my favourite book series for you all to enjoy every day of the year! These darling novels are for all ages and all people. The stories also celebrate and empower women and mothers. We hope your Mother’s Day was peaceful.
Unfold mysteries of past, present, and future lives and loves through the empathic souls of Leona’s town of friends as they invent and enjoy simple pleasures and Nature’s joy during the first year of seasonal festivals.
This ethically made book series allows the reader to explore the four seasons of Leona’s beautifully sensitive world. The books are a delight and a chance for planting and growing seeds of positive change for all. The festivals are full of delicious foods and exciting events where every person’s gifts are celebrated.
I have written these books in love and gratitude in the hope that these pages will blend peacefully into my readers’ lives. These loving novels are wonderful gifts for the Self and Dear Ones to explore your own passions, while appreciating each season of nature’s gifts. Read these books in order for a sense of how simple pleasures and small acts of kindness can add up to connective positive changes that benefit all for ages.
Audiobooks are coming up soon! Check back for the release of Vol.2! xo ~Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: Samba da Bençáo, Bebel Gilberto
Tis the season to give extra love, empathy, wishes, and magic!
The holiday season is upon us, and we are very happy to begin our annual holiday sale! This year, our hearts have grown even bigger, and we’re ready for a sweet, peaceful holiday. Handmade with love by this hope-filled empath, I continue to grow a garden of unique gifts for you and your Dear Ones to explore. Amor Milagre’s magical books and art collections are a loving way to connect with the Self and the light of love everywhere. All growing collections are included in this sale, even the newest pieces and collections! For custom and personalized gifts, please provide your messages. Sending you loving energy and wishes for a Happy Holiday! xo ~ Amor Milagre
More than ever, it’s vitally important for each of us to stay as sweet as we were born. We need to listen to our true Selves, be compassionate, be helpful, and be positive. In a time, where life away from the norm has awakened many to the light that was always there, negative systems and ideas are being challenged and changed. This is good and much more needs to improve, but it’s only positive if done in peaceful ways that don’t add to the spread of illness and suffering. Please, remember to Stay Sweet! I have designed a growing collection for A Gentle Life to help all ages come back to their true, sweet Selves. This is a way to live peacefully for healthy futures. I hope you enjoy the beautiful stories, design, and imagery I have made for our universe in need of love, love, love!
Give the Gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You! xo ~ Amor Milagre
Awareness of every minute detail, environment, emotion, thought, connection, and area of our world is desperately necessary by all because it will not only heal highly sensitive people and empaths, but it will heal all people, while preventing futures of negativity for all children.
Once upon a time…I dreamed of what I love…and I made it my every day.
If you are having trouble being a sensitive person in this world that purposely harms sensitive people by willfully refusing to understand, appreciate, and accommodate them in every aspect of life, please read my books that are specifically designed to help you by supporting and boosting your loving sense of Self. Aware people are a great asset to the universe. There is infinite positive value in sensing everything as it is, and in being able to quickly surmise positive solutions to age old conflicts. Audiobooks and braille books are coming up to include everyone in these loving messages.
Everyone and everything is Loving Light! We are all sensitive, but many are not aware of it. Come back to being your real Sensitive Self.
I love everyone and everything in this Universe, including those who are not aware of the wonderful beautiful sensitivity of their Self and All!
Choose positivity for your Self and All! XO ~Amor Milagre
Coming Up: A new positive original children’s book, adoring Nature, inspiring you to preserve Nature by loving your Self.
I Love! Sweet Charity Valentine’s Day Sale
Save 25% on All Collections with Checkout Code: LOVEALL
Music of the Moment: Under a Blanket of Blue, Ella Fitzgerald