About Us

Carrie Fancett Pagels, is Owner/Administrator of Overcoming With God. Carrie is an award-winning Christian historical romance author. Carrie’s novella, The Fruitcake Challenge, releases September, 2014. 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,” will appear in Family Fiction’s The Story 2014 anthology. Carrie is a Maggie Awards for Excellence finalist, 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. 


I live on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia with my husband and teenage son Nathan, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was four. We also have two beautiful older daughters; the eldest married and with one cute little son… so far! My passions include helping the needy, and praying for and supporting the persecuted through Brother Andrew’s ‘Open Doors’ ministry. I LOVE God, church, and my wonderful family and friends... including all my new cherished online friends. I enjoy blessing and encouraging others and look out for opportunities to do that often. Reading has become a huge passion in the last couple of years, with my favourite genre being Inspirational Historical Romance. And I’m thoroughly enjoying and loving the ministry that the Lord led me to with this fantastic team of ladies on ‘Overcoming With God’. 

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