17 March 2015

COVER REVEAL!!! The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels

The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Cover by Cynthia Hickey

The Lumberjacks' Ball Cover Reveal!!!
This is my brand new cover designed by Cynthia Hickey!!! And that's Rebecca Jane Daggenhart, the daughter of Lower Michigan store proprietors. Called "Janie" as a child, she was a pretty little blonde whose parents dressed her to the "T" to show off children's goods to their customers. But after surviving a brutal attack, Janie determines to avoid having attention called to herself. You'll notice there's no fancy gown for Rebecca Jane in this picture. She calls herself Rebecca Hart and has just begun running her own mercantile in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

It's 1891 in St. Ignace, Michigan, which is becoming a popular tourist destination and also has plenty of business to keep residents occupied. But will it also draw the wrong sort of clientele?


The Lumberjacks’ Ball Blurb
A decade after surviving a brutal attack, a mercantile owner’s daughter seeks to begin her life anew in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A gifted craftsman wishes to leave his lumberjack life and seeks employment at her new store. When his presence dredges up memories she sought to suppress, she must learn to overcome her demons. Can affection grow between the cabinetmaker and the proprietress of St. Ignace’s newest business? And will they survive to attend The Lumberjacks’ Ball? 

Blog Hop & Giveaways!!!

Stop by the SEVEN blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win the grand prize of a basket of surprise goodies!!! Giveaways of Carrie’s books at every blog stop, so leave a comment on each one!!!

Nancee Marchinowski  - Perspectives by Nancee  

Anne Payne - Stuff & Nonsense  

Britney Adams - Buzzing About Books


Kathleen E. Belongia - Lane Hill House  

Debbie Lynne Costello - Sword and Spirit


GIVEAWAY: One copy, winner's choice, to a commenter here to be chosen at random one week from today's posting. CHOOSE from:

1) The Fruitcake Challenge, released September, 2014. This story is Book #1 in The Christy Lumber Camp Series and will soon be having a new cover. It is also part of the Christmas Traditions Series. Endorsements from Serena Miller, Lisa Norato, MaryLu Tyndall, Julie Lessman, and a new one from Jen Turano! On the long list for Book of the Year at Family Fiction! Hit the #1 Spot in Christian Historical Romance in December on Amazon.

2) The Lumberjacks' Ball, pictured above, releasing April, 2015. Book #2 in The Christy Lumber Camp Series.
Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance

3) Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance 

God's Provision in Tough Times

4)God’s Provision in Tough Times by Cynthia Howerter and LaTan Murphy, chapter contributed by Carrie. 

5) Watch for an upcoming Cover reveal for my upcoming release Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter from White Rose/Pelican (2015)!

Ebook or paperback copy choice for books 1-5.


6) A Cup of Christmas Cheer from Guidepost Books, hardcover only



Or 

7) Family Fiction Anthology of The Story 2014 which includes my award-winning short story “The Quilt Contest”, paperback only.  

International Winners - ebook only of one of books 1-5.

Leave a comment on EACH blog to win a giveaway on that blog. ONE Grand Prize winner will receive a basket of goodies from Carrie. That person needs to leave a comment on EACH one of the Blog Hop stops!!!


Bio 
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an award-winning Amazon bestselling author of Christian historical romance. She served as a psychologist for twenty-five years. Carrie lives in the Tidewater Virginia area with her family. When not writing, researching, blogging and enjoying tea, Carrie beads and reads—not necessarily in that order! And she's the administrator of Colonial Quills and Overcoming with God blogs.





125 comments:

  1. Miss Carrie the cover is absolutely wonderful! So excited to be celebrating with you during the blog hop. Blessings

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    1. Thanks, Miss Caryl!!! Am SO delighted to have you on the team and you are such a blessing to me! Praying God blesses you today in a really cool way!!!

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  2. This is so very exciting! A wonderful cover with a story that matches :) So very happy to be celebrating this reveal and blog hop with you, Ms. Carrie!

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    1. Thanks, Betti! So glad to have you celebrating with us sweetie!

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  3. WooHoo!!! SO exciting, Carrie. Can't wait to read it. :) Love you!!!

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    1. Anne, I love celebrating with and I SO appreciate all your encouragement!! Love you, too!!!

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  4. CARRIE love this cover!! It's so exciting to know you have another book coming out soon!!

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    1. T, TY for chatting with me yesterday and for you advice. TY--I think Cindy really CAPTURED Rebecca's look. XOXOXOX

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  5. I'm so excited for you, Carrie, and thrilled to be participating in the cover reveal and blog hop! I can't wait to read this new story!!

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    1. So excited to have you with us, Britney, SO thrilled that you were our 300th follower and now you have a beautiful blog that we love!!! Thanks for having me on!!!

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  6. Poor Janie! I can't wait to read her story! Thanks for bringing us more insight into this character!

    nataliedmonk (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. TY, Natalie, this story was ORIGINALLY way way different!!! Rebecca Jane was the sweet daughter of a store proprietor and met her man, a lumberjack. THEN.....I listened to this HORRID song about a murderous lumberjack and one thing led to another!!!

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  7. Congratulations, Carrie! The book looks great. Looking forward to seeing the new cover for "Fruitcake Challenge", too.


    dbdempsey98(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. TY, Becky, I think it is so cool I have both your name and your daughter's in this series!!!

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  8. God bless u as u go through your day

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    1. TY, Chris, and I am always blessed by your Bible study! I need to swing by there!!!

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  9. Good morning, ladies! I cannot wait to read this one! Congratulations!

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    1. Regina, I'm starting to get excited about writing the third in the series! And I think I have the cover model set up, too!

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  10. Congrats to you, Carrie! Really enjoyed "The Fruitcake Challenge."

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    1. TY, Mary, I am so excited for this short novel to release in a month. It is three times as long as the novelette I'd planned on and has crossed over into novel length, but shorter.

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  11. CARRIE, I'm so excited about this story and can't wait to read how the cabinetmaker earns Rebecca's trust! Or IF he does! I super LOVE this cover and the heroine does indeed look very untouchable. No wonder!! Congrats, CARRIE!

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    1. Yes, I told Cindy that Rebecca is a scarred heroine, albeit inside ( a little outside too, which is why the high necklines she wears.) Thanks, Angel Girl! XOXOXOXO

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  12. So many good books! thanks Carrie for the giveaway :D

    Sierrafaith327(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You are welcome, Sierra, and TY for coming by!

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  13. Cynthia Hickey has done an excellent job on the cover Carrie. I am so glad to see it on cover reveal day. I am looking forward to reading Rebecca Jane's story !

    Deanne Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I agree, Deanne! She really looks like my heroine! Thanks for your kind words!

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  14. Congratulations Carrie. I am so excited for you!
    Blessings,
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Connie! It's fun to celebrate together.

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  15. St. Ignace is the portal to one of my favorite travel destinations, so I can well imagine the setting, but look forward to learning more about a part of the history often overlooked in favor of the "voyageurs" and other earlier explorers. Roth6@comcast.net

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    1. DEBBIE, that is cool because St. Ignace is more portal on this story, too, to get to Ox's world! This is a short novel, so I don't get into a ton of history but I do have some! I hope you'll enjoy it!

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  16. Carrie, Always enjoy your books ! looking forward to reading your new one!
    mcnuttjem0{at}gmail{dot}com

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! I hope you'll love Ox's story.

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  17. Having read some of Carrie's other books, I know this one will be great too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christy! I appreciate your confidence.

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  18. Carrie this is going to be your best book yet!
    Looking forward to reading it!
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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  19. Carrie this is going to be your best book yet!
    Looking forward to reading it!
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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    1. I was a little reluctant about this story. I'm really "trying" to veer away from darker stories but God impressed upon my heart to tell this one! TY, my friend!

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  20. Congrats Carrie! I love the cover!

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    1. TY Nancy!!! Cynthia Hickey did a lovely job capturing the essence of my heroine!

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  21. Congrats Carrie!! I really enjoy the blurb and look forward to reading it.

    Blessings
    Janella

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    1. GREAT seeing you here Janella, TY for coming by and for your kind words.

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  22. Congrats to you! I'm wanting to find out if they survive to attend The Lumberjacks’ Ball?
    dkstevensneAToutlookD OtCoM

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    1. If I wrote literary fiction I might kill them off, Deanna. I've seen that so many times in literary books. TY for your kind words!

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  23. Fun cover reveal! Anything written about Michigan has got to be a winner. ;) I might be a tad biased.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. It is like I get to GO HOME to MI when I am in story world, Susan!!! I'm a little biased, too! TY!

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  24. Love the cover Carrie! Can't wait to read The Lumberjack's Ball

    blessings, Tina
    tfrice(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Hey Tina, TY! Cindy did great on it! I wonder if it is cooling off in MD like it is in VA it was so nice and now brrr starting to drop now that sun is starting to go down but what a GORGEOUS day!!!

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    2. Carrie, it was 60*, sunny but very windy today. Dropping down to 30* tonight.
      Congratulations again on your book!
      Blessings, Tina

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  25. Love Miss Janie's background story!!! We're sure to find out the adult Miss Rebecca does have "Hart." Congratulations, Dr. Carrie!!!

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    1. TY, Kathleen, let's find that pot o'gold the faeries left for us over here! Cool--it is chocolate!!! I deliberately had her name shortened to Hart because of that reason, Kathleen! Hugs and thanks for being part of the Blog Hop!!!

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  26. Carrie, You are cranking out the books, girlfriend! God is watching over you and giving you some super strength. :)

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    1. Oh my dear ANNE, you know I could NOT NOT NOT do this without God and you are SO right--it is all HIM making it happen! TY!

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  27. I love stories with a lumberjack theme! Thanks for sharing!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. HEIDI, you are welcome, and I'm so glad you like lumberjack stories! There will be a little time spent in the Christy Lumber Camp ;)

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  28. Carrie, great to see another book coming out. Congrats! :)

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    1. TY MARIAN, and I just bought your new book, too!!! Congrats to you as well!!! Hugs! We MISS you!!!

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  29. Wonderful cover and blog hop, Carrie!

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    1. Thanks Nancee! Am excited about this new Michigan-set book!

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    1. Yes, Bonnie, there's a reason why many authors equate writing a book to having a baby! This is like showing off a newborn!

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  31. Beautiful cover & fun blog hop! Thanks!
    Robin in NC rw620 at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks, Robin. What a nice bunch of guests we've had!

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  32. I'm so happy to see your new book cover, Carrie. I absolutely love it. Cynthia did a wonderful job.
    Congratulations Carrie!!

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    1. Thanks, Cindi, Cynthia really did do a nice job.

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  33. Lots of good things are coming your way, Carrie. I'm happy for you.

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    1. Thanks so much my dear friend and co-hostess!!! Great to see you here and TY for your kind words! Can't wait to see you again!

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  34. Love that you have a new book and love the cover. I can't wait to read it!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  35. It is a lovely cover. Caught my attention & my imagination.

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  36. Hello Carrie. So glad this book is about to come out and in my birthday month. It sounds really good and I have confidences that they will make it to the ball. Loved the Blog Hop Cover Reveal. Fun. Wasn't having the best of days and this helped perk me up. It would be horrible for either of the couple to be killed off at the end. And, great that you have another releasing in the near future. May GOD continue to bless you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Did I somehow miss your birthday, Maxie? I sure hope not! Thanks so much for coming by. We've all been having a rough couple of days I think. Thanks so much, Maxie, and God bless you, too!!!

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    2. Carrie, no you didn't miss it. You said this was coming in April and April 7th is my birthday. #80. See ya'll really are girls. (((Hugs))) LOL

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  37. Congrats, dear Carrie!! I love delving into this kind of story line - when it is done well and within the lines of Christian fiction - and feel sure I will love "The Lumberjacks' Ball" even more than "The Fruitcake Challenge". I'm sure book # 3 will be just as wonderful, as will be "Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter". WOW - PTL for giving you the inspiration and strength to accomplish the writing of numerous beautiful works!! Hugs and prayers!!

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! Yes, PTL, indeed because I couldn't do any of this without God! I hope you love the books!

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  38. Love the cover! She looks like a very determined and strong lady! Putting this on my to read list!

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    1. Rebecca "thinks" she is determined and she kind of is, Dorie, but God has other plans for her that are MUCH better! TY for coming by! it releases in April!

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  39. I LOVE Blog Hops! :)

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Me, too--Hearts Overcoming Press could be abbreviated as HOP!!!

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  40. Congratulations Carrie! I just love this cover! I can't wait to read Rebecca and Garrett's story. You have me intrigued, my friend. :)

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    1. Thanks for being a first line Beta reader, Angi! I really appreciate it!

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  41. Great cover. Can't wait to read this series.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. The Fruitcake Challenge is the first book in the series.

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  42. Hi, Carrie and Congratulations! I am trying to post this again. Have trouble posting here on this site. Anyways, I love the cover and look forward to reading your book. So happy for you. Rest now!

    flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sister MARY LOU, thanks!!! I am hoping you will LOVE the character named after you in the story!!! Hugs!

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  43. What a great cover for the new book, wow. Great giveaway, Congrats on the new book Carrie I hope it does well for you.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I think it captures Rebecca Jane's feelings at the beginning of the book!

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  44. Very excited for you, Carrie! I know how thrilled you must be to see your hard work come to "life." I'm sure the book is going to be GREAT!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. SUSAN, God bless you for being such a great encourager. Thanks so much, sweet lady! Hugs!

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    1. TY, Virginia! I learned some new things while researching this book, and that always makes me happy!

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  46. I love it!!!!! Great cover!!! Thanks, Carrie!!!!
    kathrynlvoss@gmail.com

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    1. This model and this pose just SCREAMS Rebecca Jane to me!!! Thanks!!!

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  47. The waiting is killing me Carrie!!! Can't wait to read all about Rebecca and to see her get her well-deserved happy ever after!! :-)

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    1. Noela, sweet Aussie Angel--not much longer now!!! TY!!!

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  48. Thanks for giving me a chance to win a paperback copy of this book. I could not enter on Debbie Lynne Costello's site.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You are welcome, Janet! The paperback releases in May! Best wishes, and we will count you for DL's site. Sorry for the Blogger trouble!

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  49. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I can't wait to read this book. I love the cover.
    straitfromthehive(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. SHIRLEY, I am so excited--awaiting the last of the editors feedback right now! Thanks for your kind words!

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  50. Lovin' the cover for your new book, can hardly wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, apparently neither Cynthia nor I remember which one of us located that wonderful picture lol! But the model and setting really captures what RJ is all about. She has that little scowl as she's determined she's going to start a new life but Garrett is bringing her to the past again!

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  51. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    melissa(dot)snoopy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You are welcome, Melissa! Love your email addy name!!!

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  52. I'm looking forward to reading how the heroine deals with the memories that she has suppressed. I'm sure it will be a challenge.

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    1. Kay, let me tell you that RJ is NOT happy at having these memories THROWN right in her face!!!! TY for coming by!

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  53. Love the cover too and want to learn how she overcomes. So great!!! chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

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    1. TY, Chris! Rebecca Jane wants to keep the reins in her hands but she has to learn to let go! Blessings!

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  54. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win!

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  55. It would be hard to pick one book! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I agree with Joan. It would be hard to pick one book.I am so looking forward to reading the next book in the Lumberjack series! God can and will do amazing things through the release of this book. Congrats, Carrie!

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    2. Hey Gracie! Thanks for coming by! So excited to have you on the Reader group! Blessings!

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  57. What an exciting accomplishment. Can't wait to read this.
    sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sonja! I hope you'll love this book!

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  58. This new book looks great! Congrats to Carrie on the new release! Thank you for this opportunity! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Rebecca Jane is a survivor but God has a plan for her!

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  59. This books looks great! I love blog hops, great way to learn of new-to-me authors & visit new blogs. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "The Lumberman's Ball"!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Trixi! Best wishes on winning!

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  60. WOW! Love your blog page. Love the cover and Carrie is a new author for me. Excited for a chance to win. Have a good day!

    pam1lunsford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! I started the Overcoming with God blog by myself quite a few years ago and was blessed to have such fine ladies join me as contributors! I hope you'll have a chance to read some of my books!

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  61. Congrats on the great cover and great giveaway. mommystuck1(at)optonline(dot)net.

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