About Us

Novelist Carrie Fancett Pagels
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.,  is Owner/Administrator of the Overcoming With God blog. Carrie is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning Christian historical romance author.  Her releases with Barbour Publishing include three novellas and one novel (one in 2016 and three in 2017). Her novel, Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter, released with Pelican's White Rose imprint. Carrie’s novella, The Fruitcake Challenge, was a best selling Amazon historical romance, reaching the #1 spot in December, 2014, and the sequel, The Lumberjack's Ball, releases in April, 2015. Her short story, “Snowed In,” appears in Guidepost Books’ A Christmas Cup of Cheer (2013). She’s the Amazon best-selling and top-rated author of Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance (2013). Her short story, “The Quilting Contest,” appears in Family Fiction’s The Story 2014 anthology. Carrie received Honorable Mention in the Maggie Awards for Excellence contest, 2014.


Diana Flowers is Senior Reviewer for the blog.
Diana is an avid reader/reviewer who especially loves historical fiction, including colonial and frontier settings, the pre and post Civil War eras, and on the opposite end of the spectrum—anything Amish and even some contemporary suspense. She is also a beta reader and an influencer to multiple Christian authors.

She lives with her husband in South Carolina, and especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, going to church, and the beach. Diana posts her reviews here, on Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and various other bookstore sites.

Teresa was raised in Columbia, South Carolina by wonderful Christian parents. She started taking piano lessons at the age of five. She met her husband, Carlton at church; he is the Worship Leader at Abundant Life Assembly, she is the pianist. They have been blessed with two sons who she home schooled (both are now in college.) An avid reader, Teresa will be found with a book (or Kindle) in her hand during free time. 

Noela Nancarrow, International Contributor 
Noela lives on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia with her husband and teenage son Nathan, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was four. She also has two beautiful older daughters; the eldest married and with two young children! Noela's passions include helping the needy, and praying for and supporting the persecuted through Brother Andrew’s ‘Open Doors’ ministry. She loves God, church, and her wonderful family and friends... including her new American friends. Noela enjoys blessing and encouraging others and looks for opportunities to do that often. Reading has become a huge passion in the last couple of years, with her favourite genre being Inspirational Historical Romance. She enjoys and loves the ministry that the Lord led her to with the Overcoming with God blog.

Bonnie Roof
Bonnie Roof, of Kentucky, is our newest contributor to the Overcoming with God blog. Bonnie was born and raised on a farm near Louisville, Kentucky, and has lived in Detroit and St. Joseph (in an apartment on the banks of Lake Michigan) - and also in Nashville and Gatlinburg. She was employed for 47 years - retiring in 2007, and moving back to Kentucky to live within 2 miles of where she was born. Bonnie has two sons and one granddaughter. In addition to her reading obsession, Bonnie loves music, sings and plays musical instruments, and enjoys baking, traveling, and photography.  She now write bi-monthly encouragement posts for Overcoming With God and is a beta-reader and reviewer of Christian Fiction books. 

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