13 March 2021

Upcoming Releases by Carrie Fancett Pagels!

APRIL!!! Audiobook Version!

Dogwood Plantation, part of my James River Romances series, which released as an e-book and paperback in the fall, 2020, will soon be available through! Evelyne LaBelle with Carpe Librum Designs did the beautiful covers. Aletha Duncan is the narrator for the audiobook. 

If Amazon does like they did with The Fruitcake Challenge, if you've purchased the ebook they may end up giving you a discounted rate for the audio version. Watch for an upcoming sale on the Dogwood Plantation ebook when the audiobook releases!

4.4 Stars on Amazon and Goodreads!

Blurb: When a deadly yellow fever outbreak draws Cornelia Gill back home, her new independent life must be abandoned. Injured veteran, Carter Williams, likewise must return to Dogwood Plantation when he suffers grievous family losses. Both become caretakers to younger family members. As the War of 1812 heats up, two wounded hearts begin to heal. But can they manage all that life has handed them?


Releasing early May!!! Butterfly Cottage

 My first contemporary novel--and first Women's Fiction (with romantic elements)! 

I am SO excited about this novel. I started writing it in the summer of 2018. I'd stopped writing for a while and then God convicted me to tell a story that would honor my mother's last wishes before she died. This is a multi-generational story!

This cover was also designed by the uber talented Evelyne LaBelle at Carpe Librum Designs! It's my first cover of this type, since I've only had historical romance titles published (over 20!) in the past!

One liner: Life-changing journeys begin when three generations of women unexpectedly spend a summer at the family’s small town lake cottage.

Blurb: Three generations of women unexpectedly head out to the family’s cottage at the Straits of Mackinac for a small-town Michigan summer together. Each has her own journey to pursue during this short respite time from “normal” life. One of them has a secret that will change all of their lives. Can she make this one special summer to remember or will all be devastated? Faith for family and friends will be tested, with some finally able to put the past behind them and begin anew.
(Set in 2018, pre-Pandemic.)

Available for pre-order now on Amazon!!! 


JUNE! Re-release of Expanded Novella!

Love's Escape originally released in The Captive Brides Collection from Barbour, which is now out of print. That means that the authors, myself included, have their rights back and can re-release their novellas. 

Love's Escape by Carrie Fancett Pagels - Virginia, 1850
Part of the James River Romances series

With her life in peril, Lettie seeks escape from slavery. When Nathan offers to "conduct" her North via an unusual segment on the Underground Railroad, will his efforts help or do them both harm?

My novella actually has two couples, two escaped enslaved women and two male friends from Richmond who try to help them get North. The advantage of getting my rights back is I can flesh this story out more. I'm developing the plot, characters, and settings a little more for this next release!


Holt Medallion Finalist! 
Audiobook Releases early summer!

The Steeplechase is one of my favorite stories that I've written. It's set near where I live, in Virginia. Most of the scenes are in Williamsburg and some are in Yorktown and in Gloucestershire. These are all in my "Stomping Grounds" of Hampton Roads, Virginia. To have been a Holt Medallion finalist was a tremendous honor as I have a lot of respect for this prestigious contest.

This cover will get a tweak once my narrator is done! So far, she's doing an amazing job!!! 

I also will be getting rights back to a few more out of print books within the next few months. These are all novella-length fiction but will be getting expanded for re-release. And in November, 2021, Behind Love's Wall is available for pre-order and will release as part of Barbour's Doors to the Past series!!!

Do you LOVE my stories and want to support my writing ministry? Do you want to be part of my Pagels' Pals reader community on Facebook? Want to get opportunities to become a Beta reader, and advance reader, or part of a promo team? If so, send me a message via my contact page on my website.  Look to the center of my website Contact page to send your info to me! Thanks!

GIVEAWAY: Winner's choice of any one of these books in your choice of format, ebook, paperback, or an audiobook code (where available). Leave a comment to enter. 


  1. I would love to read any one of these books. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

  2. So much to look forward to. Adding to my list.


  3. I’m so happy and excited for you! Congratulations on all your releases!

    1. TY Joy! We need to get together again soon! I miss you!

  4. How wonderful to have so many good books! Keep up the good work dear girl!
    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks Melanie! Any chance you might be up at the Straits of Mackinac this summer? Hugs!

  5. I'd love to read any of these books! AVID reader

  6. So many amazing books! I would love to read The Butterfly Cottage. I love that cover and the story! Glad I hard about this on AVID. cherierj at yahoo dot com

    1. TY, Cherie! It's my very first contemporary novel and Women's Fiction!!!

  7. Wow! THE BUTTERFLY COTTAGE!! Wouldn't that be a dream come true?!?!? Beautiful cover too! Thanks for sharing with us Carrie! Hope you're doing well. What is AVID? ☺
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

  8. I’m so happy for you with all your upcoming releases. I so love your books. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. ❤️

  9. I’m so happy for you with all your upcoming releases. I so love your books. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. ❤️


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