06 April 2018

"His Anchor" by Carrie Fancett Pagels in First Love Forever, Review by Andrea Stephens


Review by Andrea Stephens
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"His Anchor" by Carrie Fancett Pagels
In First Love Forever Romance Collection (Barbour, April 2018)

Sadie and Robert. With her mother dead and her father missing, poor Sadie is working hard to provide for her sisters. Her first love and best friends uncle, Robert, as returned to the island. He secretly (or not so secretly) provides a place for her to live and money for her to use at the store. But he still seems more interested in his actress friend. 

There is a fire, a kiss, a declaration of love, then nothing. My heart ached for Sadie. Near the end, Sadie has a Cinderella type experience with an unknown fairy godmother. Robert is left speechless when he sees her. Will there be a happily ever after? This is a be true to your heart story with many surprises.

I have to say this is its own story but it is also a companion to My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island, I love them both.



Giveaway: A copy of First Love Forever to one of our commenters (paperback copy -- can be personalized to the winner!) Don't miss out on the monthlong Rafflecopter giveaway, too -- be sure to enter.

57 comments:

  1. Cinderella was always a favorite fairytale. All kids like me wanted a fairy godmother and a prince. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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    1. Hi Jan! I think you will like this story. Be assured, Sadie works hard for everything she has.

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    2. I had fun putting Sadie's special fairy godmother in there.

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  2. Definitely interested if this is a follow-up to MHBOMI!

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    1. This is a wonderful companion to MHBOMI! It's Sadie's story. I loved it!

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  3. Sounds like an awesome story.
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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  4. I'd love to read it, and what a great giveaway! :)

    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the prize pack. If you click on the picture it will take you there. It's a really good collection of stories. I think you will like them Amanda.

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  5. One of my wish list books, thank you for the chance to win a copy!!!!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. It was on my wish list the moment I heard about it. I loved each novella in the collection!
      The book itself is beautiful too!

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  6. What a wonderful collection.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It is a wonderful collection! I loved each story!

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  7. I just started this collection, it's wonderful!

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I did Heidi!
      Happy Reading!

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  8. This sounds like a great story, and you know I love the Barbour collections. I like that this is your story and is a companion to My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island. That was such a good book.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. I love the Barbour collections too Susan. They have introduced me to so many wonderful authors. This story is great!

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  9. These Barbour Romance Collections are a MUST read! :)

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  10. I’m about halfway through Maude’s story, so I can’t wait to read this one. A Cinderella story for Sadie sounds like a super good read!
    perrianne(DOT]askew(AT)me[DOT)com
    Perrianne

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    1. I'm so glad you are reading Maude's story, Perrianne. I loved it! His Anchor is such a good story too.

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    2. Hi Perrianne! I'm wondering if my Pals members ALL know who the fairy godmother is!

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  11. Would love to win and try some new authors

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    1. Hi, Ellen. I love the Barbour collections for meeting new authors. Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the huge prize pack. Good luck!

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  12. I loved your first book in this series. I know this next one will be great too.

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    1. sallydav45 at gmail dot com

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    2. Hi, Sally. I'm glad you loved My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island. I did too.
      I'm sure you will like Sadie's story as well as the other novellas in the collection.

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  13. This will be like visiting a friend. Sadie’s story. Can’t wait!
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It was like visiting a friend Brenda. A couple of the other novellas are stories of friends from the other authors books. It was nice seeing them again too.

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    2. Thanks Brenda and Andrea! I love hanging out with my old friends! Hugs!

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  14. Oh this sounds like such an amazing collection!!

    alander87(AT)allcom(DOT)net

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    1. It is a wonderful collection Abby! I'm sure you will love it!

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  15. Oh, I would love tjis collection!!! Thanx for the giveaway!!!

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    1. It is a great "love" collection, Jennifer!

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  16. Thanks so much for a chance I loved the other books and I know I would live thus too! Rory Lemond

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    1. I know you will love this book Rory! Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter for the prize pack.

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  17. This story sounds fantastic and I would love to win a copy. I think Carrie is an excellent author and I also have loved her other books. I love the title "His Anchor" - I can't wait to read about it and I already am interested in Sadie.
    flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I loved Sadie. I have to agree with you, Carrie is an excellent author. I love her books too. You might recognize a couple other people in His Anchor too.

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  18. i loved My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island. and you say this kinda goes with that. i need to get this book. thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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    1. I'm glad you loved My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island Lori. Yes, this story goes right along with it. I'm sure you will love it.

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  19. Great Collection, story sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.I can't wait to read it. rose blackard (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. The collection is awesome! I hope you get to read it soon.

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  21. I can't wait to read this! I loved maudes story!

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    1. I'm glad you loved Maude's story. You are sure to love Sadie's story too. I'm sure you will like the other novellas in this collection too.

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  22. Love stories set in Michigan. Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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    1. I think you will like this collection.
      Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter.

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  23. I love Mackinac Island! It is such a beautiful place. I would love to read yur book.
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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    1. I've never been to Mackinac Island in person. I feel like I've seen it through books and the pictures Carrie shared last summer.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  24. I have always been fascinated with Mackinac Island. I would so enjoy this book!
    mandydawn@email.com

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    1. Carrie describes Mackinac Island so well it feels like I've been there.
      I think you will enjoy all the stories in this collection Mandy.

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  25. A companion story to Carrie Fancett Pagel's, 'My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island'??!!! Squeal!!! I just got this book of Carrie's and am thrilled to hear her story in the First Love Forever Romance Collection connects with this book!!! I am excited to read more of Sadie and Robert's story! Woo Hoo! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!!! ~Alison Boss

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Alison, you will love Sadie and Robert's story!

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  26. Looks like a wonderful group of authors in this collection!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It is a wonderful group of authors. Barbour Publishing has some of the best novella collections I've ever read.

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