17 April 2015

Diana's Review Of The Lumberjacks' Ball By Carrie Fancett Pagels & Bachelors in Springtime Event!!

Hearts Overcoming Press, Apr. 2015

Reviewed by Diana Flowers
~5 stars~
 
Romance Among The Pines!
 
From the massive pines of the Michigan lumber camps to the seagulls gathering crumbs near the docks in Mackinaw City, comes another endearing romance from the pen of author Carrie Fancett Pagels.
 
Rebecca Hart has taken on a new identity and a dowdy appearance as she endeavors to run her father's mercantile in St. Ignace, Michigan, vowing never to marry or even get close to any man - ever. However, the devastating trauma that occurred to her many years prior, draws her to the handsome lumberjack turned cabinet maker when they surprisingly realize the incident connects them. Garrett aka Ox, feels the need to protect Rebecca and rightfully so, as a sinister force seeks to wind its way around her once again. Can Rebecca ever learn to trust Garrett and God's plans for her life in time for the Lumberjacks' Ball?
 
In this wonderful sequel to The Fruitcake Challenge, Ms. Pagels has artfully written a lovely story of overcoming tragedy and learning to trust again. With an utterly charming cast of characters, a bit of suspense, and a whole lot of romantic tension, readers everywhere will be enchanted by The Lumberjacks' Ball! In my mind's eye I could hear the squawking of the seagulls, and see the majestic beauty of the pine forests and the quaint town of St. Ignace, as the author's research permeated my senses. With a lump in my throat and tears beginning to form at the satisfying conclusion, I sighed...and knew once again I had read a powerfully anointed story by Carrie Fancett Pagels. 
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This book may be purchased through Amazon for a meager 99 cents so order your copy today!
 
*GIVEAWAY: An ebook copy of The Lumberjacks' Ball  (from Diana) to one blessed commenter!*  Be sure and click onto Spring Event below to see how you can win both books in The Christy Lumber Camp series!

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43 comments:

  1. We are so thankful Carrie is out of the hospital after having gall bladder surgery. She was not able to have laparoscopy, so please pray that God will ease her pain and give her a speedy recovery! We love you, Carrie!

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  2. I am continuing to pray for Carrie....I loved this book. No need to enter me in the drawing. Just stopping by to say hello.

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    1. Thx, DEBBIE -- for your prayers and support! They mean the world to CARRIE, I know.

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    2. Am blessed by Prayer Warriors! Thanks Debbie!

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  3. I loved this book & stopping by to say how fun the party is.. lots of great conversations going on!

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    1. Thx for stopping by, DEANNA! Glad you're enjoying the party!

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  4. Praying for Carrie! Thank you for doing the party! I am looking forward to reading these books!!

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    1. Hi, TERRI! They are such delightful reads! Good luck to you!

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  5. I loved the fruitcake challenge so would love to read this one.

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    1. I'm not sure which one I enjoyed the most, WILANI! Hope you get a copy asap!

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  6. I love romantic tension and well-developed characters. Great review!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Me too, TRESSA! Usually we can figure out who is going to get together, but the journey there is wonderful! TY!

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  7. I am so happy that Ms Carrie is home from the hospital! Diana, I loved your review. I can't wait to read a paperback copy of THE LUMBERJACK'S BALL. This is a great series. :)

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    1. Thx so much, CARYL! Glad she's home, but hoping she'll take it easy! Yes, it is and I don't really know which book I enjoyed the most!

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  8. We went to the Michigan Historical Museum over Spring Break and all the lumbercamp displays made me think of Carrie's books!

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    1. CARRIE has done her research well, BECKY. And the fact that she loves the area so much that she writes about, really shines in her books!

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    2. You aren't going anywhere for awhile, Missie. lol

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  9. Diana you need to know that your excellent review just makes me want to read the second story all the more. You do a superb review. I'm sure it's not hard to do when you have such a great writer as Carrie to review for. I am praying our Carrie heals quickly and has as little pain as possible. The party is so much fun today, really enjoying all the conversations and meeting such great authors !

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    1. DEANNE, you're so kind! Thank you! Yes, the better the writer the easier the review...sometimes! lol I'm thrilled you are enjoying the party and thank you so much for prayers on Carrie's behalf!

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    2. Diana did a great review!!!! SO glad you enjoyed it Diana! Thanks Deanne!

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  10. I love your review, Diana - thank you!!

    "The Lumberjacks' Ball" does have a lot of wonderful romantic tension in it, doesn't it?? I have always wanted to tour the Upper Peninsula, even more so - since reading Carrie's novellas. The Lake Michigan area - where I lived for a year, in an apartment overlooking the water, and Mackinac Island - are beautiful, also!!

    So happy that Carrie is home and "on the mend" - continued prayers for her recovery and compete healing!!

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    1. Thank you, BONNIE! I have only been there through Carrie's books but Michigan sounds lovely!

      Thankfully she is home and safe, and the long weeks that the dr calls for to recuperate really go by fairly quickly! I thought I would croak when my dr. said 6-8 weeks, but I made it through one day at the time.

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  11. Diana, that review was absolutely beautiful. I so wish I could talk like that. Oh, I can talk a plenty but not such beautiful descriptions. I am reading my ebook of this now. Carrie is great at expressing things too. i love being a part of this blog. GOD bless you all. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Thank you, MAXIE! You have made my day! I'm so glad you have a copy of this book. Enjoy & God bless~

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  12. Prayers for a speedy recovery Carrie! Would love to read your book.

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    1. Thank you and good luck in the giveaway, PATTY!

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  13. Hey Diana! I know I'm too late to participate in the party, but just wanted to let you know what a great job you did reviewing Carrie's book. I really enjoyed reading it, too. Wasn't Garrett a sweetie? *sigh* So glad that Carrie was able to be here today, resting in her own bed. *waving at Carrie* Blessings! :)

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    1. Hey, ANGI! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet words! I HOPE Carrie is resting in her bed. Knowing her she's eating dinner at a restaurant tonight! LOL I'm teasing of course, but we just may have to tie her down. ;) I loved Garrett aka Ox! The perfect hero!

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  14. This does sound like a fabulous sequel.

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it soon, MARY. God bless!

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  15. A beautiful review as always, Diana!! It took me right back to St. Ignace in Michigan and Mackinac Island, and to the endearing characters of Ox and Rebecca... And made me want to visit again! :) I guess I will have to sit on my hands and wait for the next one! ;)

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    1. Thank you, NOELA! You are gracious as always! Loved the sights and sounds of St. Ignace, and I learned alot about that area as well. I just had a funny visual of you sitting on your hands, ignoring all the good books that are yet to come this year. It ain't happenin', sis. Pardon my grammar. LOL But like you I AM anxious to read Moose's story!

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  16. Diana, loved your review and have mine for Carrie. Having trouble posting this.
    Carrie, this is one of the best books I have ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute reading it. It was a real page turner and I did not want to put it down when I had to (life's demands). I loved the cover and the whole story line. I loved the characters you created (even Sr. Mary Lou). What a wonderful Christian Romance. It was very well written and enjoyable. I definitely would rate this 5 stars plus, plus and plus!!!!!! flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. MARY LOU, what a beautiful review! Thank you so much! I know CARRIE will love it! Please be sure and post this on Amazon, ok? I especially loved Sis. Mary Lou as well. No wonder! <3

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    2. Oh this is SO sweet Sister Mary Lou!!!!!! I am so thrilled you enjoyed it and I love having Sister Mary Lou in the storyline!!!!! Xoxoxox

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  17. Ohhhhh.....I have got to get a copy of this one on my kindle. Looks really good, Carrie. Glad you are better. Praying for you.

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    1. HOLLY, glad to see you here! Thank you for your prayers for "our" Carrie! They're working! Please do pick up a copy of this warm, delightful story asap!

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  18. We have winners! Mary Preston has won on my review - congrats, Mary! Please check sidebar on the top right for a list of all winners. Thank you for all of your kind comments and prayers for Carrie. They mean the world to all of us here on OWG!

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