13 October 2015

Noela Nancarrow's Third Anniversary on Overcoming with God Blog!!!

Happy third anniversary to Noela Nancarrow!!!  If you were stateside, Noela, I'd hand you some pretty roses, like these ones!

And Teresa could make you a beautiful cake like this one she made for my birthday a few years ago!

Bonnie could give you a big hug and finally get to chat with you in person!
My camellia is just starting to bloom again, Noela, in honor of your day! Here's a picture from a couple of years back with more blooms!
Once upon a time I met with Diana Flowers and we prayed about her joining me on my blog. Then we prayed and Teresa joined us, too!  We're so glad you joined us Aussie Angel!!!


Giveaway:  We're giving away winners choice of ANY of the books Noela has reviewed on OWG blog.  International winner, ebook only unless choice available through Book Depository.  Who is your favorite author, whose books Noela has reviewed?

62 comments:

  1. Congrats, sweet Noela!! So thrilled to be on the OWG team with you, and will be even more so when I have the opportunity to meet you in person and give you a huge hug - it will happen one day, God willing. I appreciate your spiritual wisdom and prayers, and love the beautiful, sweet, giving, helping lady you are. Love, prayers, and hugs!!!!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, that's so sweet of you! Lots of love and hugs back!!!

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  2. Congratulations Noela! I so enjoy your reviews and posts here on OWG.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks Tina!! I love seeing you come by here on OWG, it's always so nice to 'see' friendly faces pop in, and yours is one of the friendliest! God bless you!

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  3. Happy OWG anniversary, Noela! This is one of my favorite blog sites, and I love the reviews and posts. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathleen! One of the biggest blessings of OWG is meeting so many wonderful people, and that includes you!! Perhaps the winner might like to choose your amazing book that I reviewed not all that long ago - 'Nila's Hope'! :)

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  4. Happy OWG Anniversary, Noela! I always enjoy your posts and am so glad I got to "know" you through this blog.

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    1. Thanks Jackie!! I'm so grateful to have met you too!! You're a real blessing every time you stop by!

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  5. Happy 3rd Anniversary to my fave Aussie! When I first "met" you, I knew we would be ministering together on the blog and wondered what that would be like. You wrote such pristine (I really love that word -- wink) reviews so that part was cool. I never dreamed that you would become one of my biggest encouragers, my prayer partner, a compassionate listener with a heart of gold who always makes me laugh... my sister of the heart. I now know love knows no distance. Sending that love and a big hug to you as we celebrate the special day you came on board, mate. <3

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    1. Ahh Diana, your sweet comment made me both laugh and tear up! What a pristine comment if ever I saw one! ;) Your friendship and love is one of the biggest blessing of OWG, we think the same so often and 'get' each other. I treasure you and will always be so thankful to Carrie and God for leading me here, and giving me the opportunity to meet some of my dearest friends ever!! Love and big hugs to you too, mate! <3

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  6. Happy OWG anniversary Noela! I have enjoyed reading your reviews. One of my new favorite authors is Jen Turano (I am reading A Most Peculiar Circumstance now) and I would love to be entered to win a copy of her book that Noela reviewed, In Good Company. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Loraine, thank you so much! Love seeing you come by and I'd love to see you win In Good Company!! What a fabulous book! Blessings to you!

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  7. Happy 3rd birthday on OWG Noela!! I have SO enjoyed all the posts here and all the wonderful books you've reviewed. I've added several to my want-to-read list! It would be hard to choose just ONE from all those...haha! A good dilemma to have don't you think? I suppose if my name was chosen, you'd have to ask me at that time :-) There have been several lately that I've wanted. Thanks for the chance....and here's to many more years for you on OWG!! Blessings to you :-)

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Trixi!! I feel so young today celebrating my 3rd b/day!! ;) Trixi, I would have to agree, it IS a good dilemma, but one I wouldn't want to make lol, those books are all just too good! Blessings to you and thanks for becoming a part of OWG, we love seeing you here!

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  8. Happy, Happy Anniversary Dear Noela! Coming to OWG is such a delight and your reviews are just wonderful! Thank you for three great years and many, many more!!!!!

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    1. Aww thank you Melanie!! It's always a delight seeing you on OWG, it wouldn't be the same without you!! God bless you and thanks again for your encouragement, it means so much!!

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  9. NOELA I am so glad you are a part of OWG; it's very hard to believe it's been three years already! Love you my awesome Aussie who has become a dear part of my life; the little sissy I always wanted but never had until we met!! GOD Is So Good!

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    1. Teresa, I know... Has it really been 3 years?! The time has just flown by!! When Carrie first welcomed me onto OWG, I had no idea that God was not only answering prayers but that He was also giving me one of my greatest needs at that time, and that was for a sister! It just shows the loving, caring, and compassionate heart of our Father... I'm tearing up even as I write this. Thank you, I love you!

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  10. Congratulations Noela. I greatly enjoy your reviews and would love to ink that I might some day meet you in person! I would love to win one of the books you have reviewed. I am the so sure which one at this time - should I win, I will have to go back into the archives :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh Betti, I would so love to meet you too!!! You're such a lovely person and I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your encouragement and support. Here's to a win and a great book!! :)

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  11. Woot woot!! Awesome anniversary of joining here. :) We love reading your reviews!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! :) Woot indeed!! Can hardly believe it's been 3 years! Blessings my friend!

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  12. CARRIE, thank you so much for the surprise of this anniversary post! It was a blessing to wake up to see! :) Can you believe 3 years has gone by? Carrie, I can't thank you enough for believing in me, for listening to God, and for asking me to join you here on OWG. You had no idea at the time I was actually praying God would give me an opportunity to serve Him doing something I love... But He answered so much more than that too, fulfilling needs I hadn't even yet prayed. How perfect and beautiful is our Lord? It's been a real honor working with you Carrie and getting to know you over the years. You're an amazing person, and a real inspiration! I love you angel mumma!!

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    1. I love how God led you to us, how even today with this celebration He has been involved with a great reminder! I love how God was answering your prayers and that I was able to listen and prod. Diana and I submitted that all to prayer, and Teresa and Marian, too (we miss Maid Marian!!!) and we are so glad you came into this blog ministry with us! You're an amazing reviewer and when I look at what you write I think--why should I ever write another review again? We're honored to have you on the team Aussie Angel!!! We need to talk again that was fun!!! God bless and keep you!!! OXOXOXOXOX

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    2. Bless you Carrie, and yes, I can't wait til we have an opportunity to talk again also!!! You are one talented lady Carrie, I wish I could write stories like you!! :) It is a privilege, and honor, and a blessing to be a part of OWG with you and the other girls. I miss our Dutchy too!! <3 Hugs!!

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  13. Hi Noela, Happy anniversary! Thank you so much for the awesome blog you help to run I've found great new books here. To choose one book if I win is so hard, but I would go with Becky Wade's A Love Like Ours.
    Lientjie

    lientjiehuman(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

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    1. Hey Lientjie thanks so much for coming by. It's a pleasure serving here on OWG, and a pleasure meeting wonderful people like you too! Good choice with Becky's 'A Love Like Ours', that is an incredible read!! :)

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  14. Congratulations to OWG! I'm new here, and I'm so glad to be acquainted! Love the ideals of this blog and the reviews. I have several favorite authors, from Jen Turano to Karen Witemeyer, to Julie Lessman and Kate Breslin. For Amish books, I love Suzanne Woods Fisher! justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. Thank you 'Just Commonly', we really appreciate your kind words and support!! All the best!

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  15. Happy third anniversary!!!

    Thank you for the pictures.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks Mary!! Aren't those roses and Carrie's Camellia gorgeous?!! Wish I could be smelling those roses right now! And how wonderful it'd be to share in a cake made by Teresa with my blog buddies and all my friends from here! :)

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  16. Congratulations and happy anniversary! Most recently, Roseanna M White is among my favorite authors that has been reviewed (but this tends to change with every spectacular book I read). May you have many more wonderful years here on the blog! rdalquis(at)css(dot)edu

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    1. Oh thank you Rachael, I hope I do as well!! YES I reviewed a fabulous book by Roseanna not too long ago, so all the best!!

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  17. Happy 3rd Anniversary Noela on being a part of this wonderful blog, OWG. And I have a bad memory girl. I know their was many I wanted in your reviews but need a list. :( Love having you as a friend, and my friend in Austrailia. And, it is too hard picking 1 favorite author. (((Hugs))) I can say this is my favorite blog. Love my OWG blog.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Dear Maxie, you are such a blessing to me and OWG! We love you heaps!! Thank you so much for coming by, I love having you as a friend too!! If you win, Maxie, you could always scroll down the right side of the blog and find my name to click on and there you'll find ALL my reviews! :) Hugs and much love!

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  18. NOELA..... WOW to THREE years on this blog, PRAISE GOD for you and the blessing you are (to the blog sisters AND to your readers), and CONGRATS to you my friend!!! Three years went by FAST and what a difference you've made to all of us on this beloved blog :) Big time hugs and high fives to you and the encouragement you've been, we love you and are grateful for all you've contributed!! Keep up the good work and thanks for blessing us :)
    Kara
    PS. loving the photos and memories posted here!!

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    1. KARA, thank you sweet friend for those lovely words and thoughts!! It's been a huge blessing getting to know you too, you are such a beautiful and gracious friend!! Thanks again and God bless!!

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  19. Noela, I am a new reader of this blog directed here by none other than Carrie Fancett Pagels. I'm beginning to think that there isn't a Christian blog out there that she hasn't touched in some way. lol Since I'm new, I'm taking the time to read daily posts and getting to know each contributor. Happy Anniversary and I look forward to getting to know you.

    I took a moment to check out what you have reviewed recently and Laura Frantz new novel, The Mistress of Tall Acre is on my "must read soon" list. I haven't read a less-than-stellar review yet.

    tlhcoupon (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Hello Terrill, thank you so much for coming by to say hi and to leave such a lovely comment. I'll be looking out for you and look forward to getting to know you also! Laura's book 'The Mistress of Tall Acre' is such a stunningly touching story and would be an amazing book to win!! All the best!

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    2. That is funny Terrill about there not being a Christian blog I haven't touched out there. Any touching I've done has been with Christ's help because believe me when I tell you that this fragile clay vessel is not able but God is!!! Many blessings!

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  20. Has it been three years already? Wow, time flies! Congrats, Aussie dear. :)

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    1. I'm still shaking my head at how fast time has flown by too, dear Dutchy! :) I'll always remember and be grateful for the help you gave me in learning about posting blogs in the beginning! And for your treasured friendship!! <3

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  21. NOELA, Happy, Happy 3rd Anniversary. It has been wonderful getting to know you. I enjoy ALL your exquisite reviews.
    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you beautiful lady!! I've loved getting to know you too, Caryl! Thanks so much for all your encouragement and very kind words!

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Noela! You are all such a dynamic group of amazing women, and I see God's hand in bringing you together. So many gains, from your close personal ties with them, your faithful readers, the authors' lives you've blessed, and of course there's meeting ME! It's a win/win. I figure we were destined to meet, but the OWG blog provided the means and the opportunity, and for that I'm forever grateful. Enjoy your ride in the coming years. I suspect it will only get better from here. XXXOOO

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    1. Thank you so much, Marcia! God has blessed me abundantly with so many amazing and special friends through OWG, none more so than you!! So grateful to Him for bringing us together... You're an amazing and inspiring friend, and an extremely talented author to boot!! :) I'll be enjoying the ride with you cheering me on no doubt, as I will be to you, too. Hugs!!

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  23. I do enjoy your blog and all the reviews you have done and the different subjects that you post. So happy third anniversary. kamundsen44ATyahooDOT.com.

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    1. Thanks Kim, I appreciate that, as does OWG!! Bless you!

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    2. Random.org picked Kim and we'll find out her fave author from fave review by our Aussie Angel!!!

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  24. Picking one??
    Novellas in May review ~ The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection
    After a Fashion by Jen Turano ~ March review
    Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund
    And... print copy of The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall now available!

    Happy Third Anniversary at Overcoming with God: Sharing Stories of Faith and God's Healing Power!!
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You've done your research! :) All fabulous books too!! Thanks Kathleen!

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  25. Congrats on your anniversary Noela! I look forward to all of the reviews that you ladies do. I would love to win a copy of The Lost Heiress!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you Patty!! We're so grateful to have you stop by to read our reviews of these amazing books we read! I hope you get to read The Lost Heiress soon!! :)

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  26. Happy Anniversary Noela!! I love your reviews and stopping by OWG is always such a blessing because of them and your insightful writings..When I see your name with the review I smile, knowing that I'm in for a good one. Thank you for sharing with us all! I enjoy reading most all of the authors whose books you've reviewed, but Jen Turano is a new favorite of mine(and now my mom's..:D ). I just read In Good Company and ever since then. I've been wanting to read After A Fashion. Anyways, I hope that you have a wonderful day of celebration! Blessings, Julianna Rowe

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    1. Julianna, thank you so much for those lovely words, what a blessing you are!! You've made me day! Oh I so agree that Jen Turano is just fantastic and I truly wish you all the best in winning a copy of After A Fashion!! God bless you!

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  27. Happy 3rd Anniversary Noela! So glad you're on this blog with this fabulous group of ladies! I love reading your blog reviews and glad to be getting to know you better! One day I will visit Australia, it's been a long time dream of mine! Nancycooks4u ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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    1. Thanks Nancy!! Am so thankful for you and your support, make sure you look me up whenever you get over here!! :)

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  28. NOELA, NOOOOoooooooo!! I am four days behind on emails and just saw this, so now I am four days behind on wishing one of my FAVORITE people SUPER CONGRATS on your anniversary with OWG!!!

    First of all, to even BE an OWG angel, you have to be pretty darn special and amazing, so there's that, but you are also one of the sweetest (and best) reviewers I know and a dear friend, to boot, so I am SO grateful to Carrie for introducing me to you, my sweet friend, and I wish you many more wonderful years on OWG!!

    Hugs and more hugs,
    Julie

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    1. I will let our Aussie Angel know that you left this message Julie!!! Thanks for coming by to celebrate NOELA's THIRD YEAR with us, PTL!!! She does an amazing job!!!

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    2. Wow, that was SO sweet to read JULIE!! Has anyone ever told you how AWESOME you are?? I'm laughing because I know they have, many, many times!! And that my friend is because you are one of the most sweetest, encouraging, funniest, and kindest, and let's not forget super-talented, people there are!! :) OWG is an amazing blessing for me, and that's largely because of special people like yourself, Carrie, and my blog mates! Lots of hugs and love Julie!
      Carrie, if you read this mate, THANKS!! I love you! You are so very special!!

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  29. Happy 3rd Anniversary Noela,

    I am so sorry that I missed this! But I wanted to tell you, Thank you for being you! You are sucha blessing, I am glad that I have you as a pen Pale, sorry that I've not written you in such a long time. I know you are busy with your page and all. But it is truly a joy to have you on here.
    God Bless you dear sweet friend. Hugs
    Danie
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Oh Noela, I forgot to tell you who my favorite author is, my favorite author is Danni Pettrey
      I've not read her newest Alaskain book, have you read any of her books??

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