When Angels Paint

“My favorite author is back again with a delightful short story about preparing for Christmas. But Miranda, the star of the show, isn’t just going through the motions. Miranda’s uncanny intuition (or one might say ‘second sight’) lends itself perfectly to this story. Purl’s description of each gift, of the thought behind each creation and the comments by each recipient gives the reader the feeling of all-knowing right along with Miranda. This is a perfect holiday story.”
Linda Thompson, Host of www.TheAuthorsShow.com

“I treated myself to reading the first two of your Christmas stories – Where Angel’s On a Rope and When Angels Paint – and I REALLY love ’em! Your literary gifts just continue to amaze – yours is an ever expanding talent, and I was truly touched.”
Marilyn Harris, Musician, Song-writer, Composer

A best selling Novelette in the
Milford-Haven Saga

Holiday Novelette #2


Winner, Gold — USA Best Book Award — Fiction, Novella
Winner, Gold — Global EBook Award — Fiction, Short Story
Winner, Gold — San Francisco Book Award — Fiction, Short Story
Winner, Silver — Holiday Book Award — Fiction, Short Story
Winner, CIPA Merit Book Award – Short Story



Can an artist’s imagination alter reality? Can something in the heart manifest in the real world? Artist Miranda Jones might have agreed that dreams sometimes come true. But she’d never presume to believe something could leap from her canvas into the life of someone she hardly knows. Until now, that is. Over-scheduled during the busy holiday season, she none the less can’t help bu follow the imperative to paint an unlikely image on one of her small gift canvases. Little could she have imagined the event she depicts is actually taking place even as paints, nor that the element she’s guided to add to the image might be the very thing that saves a life. Is she painting on her own? Or might an angel be guiding her hand? What will become of the painting? Will the person apparently rescued by it ever know about his benefactor? Even if he sees it, will he believe what he sees? Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Holiday Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Available as an eBook and Audio Book!











Enjoy Mara’s unique Holiday Music CD, “A Koto Keys Christmas”!

The classic Christmas carols . . . with a new interpretation. Mara’s koto (Japanese harp) and Marilyn Harris’s acoustic piano create a perfect blend of relaxing, inspiring music for your holidays. Click the links below to hear a sample.

A Koto Keys Christmas

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