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Rachel McMillan

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Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater.

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Rachel McMillan read and study the industry. I wrote for over 20 years before showing anyone my work. After that, find an agent and have patience. And while you are…moreread and study the industry. I wrote for over 20 years before showing anyone my work. After that, find an agent and have patience. And while you are waiting write some more. And if your first manuscript is passed on everywhere ( mine was) --keep writing. Second time was the charm for me. It was almost two years between signing with my agent and signing my first contract. During that time, I wrote and wrote and read everything I could. (less)
Rachel McMillan I get to play with my fictional friends! I love it. They are very real to me.... so real that I cried when I sent my novel on submission because I…moreI get to play with my fictional friends! I love it. They are very real to me.... so real that I cried when I sent my novel on submission because I knew I would miss my fictional friends so much! :)(less)
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I love book gushing, I do! And this lovely little blog was started when I was in university and it is a record of all of the lovely books that I read (and some of the theatre and travels I took) as my life ebbed and flowed.

Because a life measured in books and in reading experience, is the best life I know.


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"This book was such a beautiful nod to the Vienna I fell in love with in Junior High reading Vienna Prelude! I never dreamed I would find a contemporary book that would fill my soul's love for music, musicians, and such a historic city all at the s..." Read more of this review »
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“For what is religion if not a great mystery? It is nothing if not a series of clues, a key to unlocking the greatest secrets of the universe. The careful detective will spend as much time pondering the spiritual mysteries as he does on whatever singular problem has crossed his path on any given day. Guide to the Criminal and Commonplace, M. C. Wheaton”
Rachel McMillan, The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder

“God is the greatest mystery. And when you believe in something, no matter how grand, no matter how invincible, you are willing to do anything, however preposterous, tosee it to its solution.”
Rachel McMillan, A Lesson in Love and Murder

“He looked her over, appraising her, and she saw her worth reflected in the sheen of his eyes. He treasured her, despite every flaw, despite every rough edge. He cherished every imperfection. It startled her. She should rise to be worthy of this unadulterated love, shouldn't she? Heat flamed her face. She was careless in undermining Jasper's passion. His authority. She didn't deserve the way the way he looked at her.”
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“No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”
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“I've never thought of you like that,' said Christopher. 'How could I? If you were any other woman, I could tell you I loved you, easily enough, but not you-- because you've always seemed to me like a part of myself, and it would be like saying I loved my own eyes or my own mind. But have you ever thought of what it would be to have to live without your mind or your eyes, Kate? To be mad? Or blind?”
Elizabeth Marie Pope, The Perilous Gard

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“Few value just how fragile a person’s psyche is. All those pieces, both the good and bad, the values, the lessons, the beliefs that construct us—they’re all woven into the fabric of our being. Once you start pulling out the first thread, the entire person is in danger of unravelling.”
Jessica Dotta, Born of Persuasion




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Kelly Brigid Thanks for accepting my friend request! ♥


message 8: by Anne

Anne Thank you for adding me, fellow Canadian ;) I look forward to chatting books with you!


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Thanks for the friendvite and the honesty, Rachel! As long as an author isn't just a "friend collector" or sends me spam requests to read self-published books out of the blue, I'm fine with author friends. :) I look forward to chatting books with you.


message 6: by Beth

Beth Thank you for adding me, Rachel, and for the kind words about my review! :)


Rachel L.  Demeter Hi Rachel!

Than you so much for the friendship and your incredibly thoughtful review of Finding Gabriel. I look forward to connecting with you. <3

Rachel


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Ali Thank you for accepting my friend's request, Rachel!
I am looking forward to reading your reviews, and to reading your first novel!
Congratulations!
Sincerely,
Ali


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Ali Thank you for accepting my friend's request, Rachel!
I am looking forward to reading your reviews!
Sincerely,
Ali


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