Return to Mango Hill is about the life of Sammie, a young girl growing up on Mango Hill with her family and siblings. A bright-eyed, inquisitive child with big dreams, Sammie’s life would take her from the powder white beaches of The Bahamas to the hustle and bustle of New York to the land of love and art, France to the fashion mecca, Italy. Launched this month on Amazon.com the book, Return to Mango Hill, a novel
written by Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller is an exciting page-turner with rave reviews. For the author, writing a book was a tremendous journey of discovery, introspection, and delight.
“I wrote this book because I have met so many women like Sammie, I see her in myself.
Born on Snow Hill, Long Island, Flo and her family transitioned to New
Providence when she was a young girl. Growing up in Kemp Road, Flo and her seven siblings were close-knit. With a keen sense of fashion inherited from her mother, as a teenager, she saved funds and with big dreams moved to New York to pursue studies in fashion at the Ophelia Devore Fashion and Charm School in courses on social etiquette, makeup application, photography and was certified as a yoga and fitness instructor. Upon her return to Nassau, she opened up the first
finishing school, Upgrade Charm School. She then decided to pursue her fashion and modeling journey in Paris, France becoming one of the city’s top black models, she was one of the first Bahamian women to grace the cover of an Italian fashion magazine. “Return to Mango Hill is not an autobiography, it is a novel, a story about a young girl and her journey through life. What intrigued me while writing the book was how many women came from the same back ground like Sammie. These amazing women have one thing in common, they got knocked down but they got back up
They didn’t give up and become successful in their own right,” explains Miller. For the past three decades, Flo has remained in France as a fashion consultant and current proprietor of
to pen a novel from her heart. “Return to Mango Hill is a rich story of trials, hope, and triumph,” explains Miller. Telling Sammie’s story has empowered me to dream new dreams.” Return to Mango Hill is now sale on Amazon.com and will be available at local bookstores.
“For women, out there I would say let nothing stop you from pursuing your dreams. I truly hope the life of Sammie from Mango Hill will spark something in each reader. No matter their age or past, I want them