08 December 2013

Review of "Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance" by Chris Granville and Giveaway

Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance By Carrie Fancett Pagels
In the book, Cry Of Freedom---The First Six novella's...

"A wonderful novella"
Review by Chris Granville
   
In a Country with lots of danger, not knowing what might happen next.
Where slavery is a very real thing. Where the Civil War is going on all around them.
Where people get abducted.....
A freed slave not wanting to leave without her niece and nephew.
Where there are dangers all around you. But the neatest part is that it shows that 
they knew Our Lord and he was there for them even as evil was all around.

An absolutely great novella that shows how real our Lord is.


Thank you, Chris!

Chris read the six novella compilation, which includes all six of the first stories in the Cry of Freedom Series.  Click here to purchase Volumes 1-6  on Amazon. Click here to purchase Carrie's ebook novella.


Giveaway:  Leave a comment as to why you read Christian fiction.  Winner will receive their choice of ebook or paperback copy of Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance. Already read the novella--if you win you can gift it to a friend!

36 comments:

  1. Thank you for being our guest reviewer today, Chris! Such a wonderful novella, I quite agree! I am so proud of "our" Carrie, and although I have said that 100 times I never get tired of saying it!

    I read Christian fiction b/c it's inspiring, uplifting, exciting, and clean!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana! Chris really blessed me with this guest review!

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    2. It was a great Novella Gos bless you for commenting too
      Chris

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  2. ~ Thank you Chris ! I read Christian fiction as I feel it best feeds the mind with character and good thoughts and God says to think on what is just and of good report. I feel that when one of us writes a good novella or novel it truely shows for praise to our God and not for the failing power of men. In war times we need to make it known that God is in control and it was not mere mortal men who won the war. Love Carries Novella and would love to win a print copy of it. We are here to encourage one another !
    Blessings
    Linda Finn
    Faithful Acres Books
    http://www.faithfulacresbooks.wordpress.com
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

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    1. You've been such a great encourager, Linda--thank you!

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    2. Christian Fiction does feed us. You are such a great encourager God bless you Linda
      Chris

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  3. I've always loved to read and been an avid reader, but I battle serious health complications from a medical error. Reading takes me away from my problems. I become involve with what's happening in the book and where they located. Reading takes me to places I've never been before, into situations that would probably never happen to me, and into history that's so enjoyable and exciting. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Barbara Reading does take us to wonderful places And bless you as you are positive as you deal with difficult medical issues God bless you Chris

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I read Christian fiction because I like the values expressed. I usually find something that inspires me & helps me to live a better way.
    Enter me: teshaw@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Tammy
      U love the values expressed too. God bless you
      Chris

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    2. Tammy typo
      I love the values expressed too. God bless you
      Chris

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I read Christian fiction because I like the values expressed. I usually find something that inspires me & helps me to live a better way.
    Enter me: teshaw@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hi, Tammie! I hope you'll enjoy this story! Values are important and we should be reading stuff that lifts us up! Blessings!

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  6. I read Christian fiction for a few different reasons. The first that comes to mind is the "cleanliness" of the books. (I can't quite think of the word I'm looking for--silly cold--so I'm using "cleanliness".) A couple of months ago, I checked out from the public library a book that sounded really good--it is based on the story of Rapunzel. I didn't realize until I started reading it that it is a secular book. Long story short, the author was pretty explicit in some of her scenes, and I ended up returning the book to the library unfinished. It made me very uncomfortable. Most Christian fiction does not make me feel that way, and I appreciate that.

    chillirosen@hotmail.com

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    1. Yikes! You won't find that in my writing!

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    2. Mallori Thank you for commenting I actually expect clean writing The World doesnt need any other
      Have a blessed day.
      Chris

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  7. Would love to read Carrie's Novella. I am a big fan. I really enjoy historical fiction and think this would be a wonderful read.

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    1. You will really enjoy it. Have a terrifically blessed day
      Chris

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  8. How wonderful to have a guest post from you CHRIS! Thank you! It's great to be reminded of Carrie's wonderful novella, that was such a wonderful story and I enjoyed learning even more about the Civil war from this story!
    I absolutely love reading Christian fiction, especially 'historical'! They are so uplifting and encouraging while being extremely entertaining!! Many a time, a great book has taken my mind off health problems by taking me far away to some other place. :)

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    1. Noela
      Thank you for your comments I love what you said about taking your mind away from problems.
      Have a terrifically blessed day
      Chris

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    2. That is funny Noela, because writing historical fiction also helps me escape my pain and health issues. Big hugs to you my OWG sis!

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  9. I love to read anything that has to do with Christian living and history. I love the Civil War era. More families need good Christian lifestyles. I was raised on a life with the Lord but in my teen years went away from it.Carrie's blog and writing lifts me when I need a smile and her writing is heart warming. I was 33 years old and had a family when we chose to go back to church as a family. We gave our family to God for His will in our life not ours. That is what we did and I chose to read and be inspired by others. God bless.

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    1. God bless you for going back to Our Lord Your comments encouraged me too
      Have a terrific day.
      Chris

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    2. Oh, that is so sweet, LeAnn! Our pastor, Rev. Larry Jones, recently preached on our personal ministry, which for me is on this blog n in my writing. Hugs!!!

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  10. CHRIS thank you for being here with us on OWG and for the great review of CARRIE's novella!

    In answer to Carrie's question as to why I read Christian Fiction I think Philippians 4:8 sums it up for me "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Carrie's novella fit nicely with that scripture in my humble opinion! :-)

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    1. ohhhh, T u r an angel!!! Hugs!! I love this scripture and have a needlepoint of it that one of my BFF's did for me 25 years ago!

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  11. I love to read Christian fiction because I don't have to worry about the content offending me, I can leave it out and don't have to worry if grandchildren see it.
    It uplifts my spirit reading it, I usually always find myself seeing the spiritual side of things through the characters or story line and maybe examining my own thoughts or feelings.
    And lastly I believe God can use these books to reach other people .
    Thank you

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    1. God bless u Jackie, for sharing with us. I don't want stuff my son would blush if he read. Although some of my kiss scenes would probably do that to him. Hugs!

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  12. I just finished reading your novella and really enjoyed it. Going to Amazon to leave a review. Glad I stumbled across it. I love plantation or Civil War stories. I have one releasing soon :) Blessings for success. Author BJ Robinson

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    1. Barbara, yes it is good to read those comparable books when you're publishing something in the same sub genre! Glad you enjoyed the novella. I'm very blessed to have a book signing this coming weekend at Shirley!

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  13. Great book written by a GREAT person whom I hope to meet one day! Really wish I could be at your book signing! I will think about you all day long as I sit in an 8 hour defensive driving school due to my lead foot hitting the pedal way too hard! Congrats on your wonderful book!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Susan, I really wish u were able to come up this weekend but we will shoot for another time at Shirley and maybe they'll even let me help with the tour, lol! Thanks so much!

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  14. Hi, Carrie, & Chris!

    Great review, Chris! I have the e-book of your novella, Carrie - but would love to have a print copy to keep (I always like to have print copies of the books I enjoy)! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    I read Christian fiction because it entertains, without my having to be concerned about bad language, or too much sex, or violence; because it educates; because I like the story line, &/or author; because the beautiful colors, or synopsis, of the cover - drew me in; but, the most important reason - is because it inspires, & helps me maintain a closer walk with the Lord!

    Thank you, Christian fiction authors - for all your hard work, for the love shown to your readers, & for allowing the Lord to use your talent to bless, & inspire us! You are loved, & appreciated!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! Bless you for reading my story! As both a reader and an author I find there are blessings on both sides of the fence and we can exist without each other. God puts on our hearts what we are to do! Blessings!

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