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11 January 2022

Unexpected Blessings


 
Did you get any unexpected blessings this Christmas? I sure did! One of my hometown friends posted part of the above image on my Facebook wall the week before Christmas. It featured the original cover of The Fruitcake Challenge which released over five years ago and was a Selah Award finalist. I looked at the picture that Terri placed on my wall and looked, and then squealed! One of my fave women's magazines, which I purchase at the check-out stand, had recommended my story! (You can subscribe to Woman's World magazine like I did, at this link: https://womansworldmagazine.secure.darwin.cx/**HMBW)

The Fruitcake Challenge just released in audiobook last year. 

The ebook is now available for FREE read through Kindle Unlimited on Amazon if you have KU membership!


This story was originally part of the Christmas Traditions series. A blessing there, a few years back, was that the entire collection was a #1 Christmas book beating out one of my fave authors, Debbie Maccomber, for that spot for a while, and remained one of the top bestsellers that fall!



The Fruitcake Challenge got repackaged into the Christy Lumber Camp series: 

The Fruitcake Challenge (Book 1)

The Lumberjacks' Balls (Book 2)

 and Lilacs for Juliana (Book3)

I'm thrilled to announce that later in 2022 the three books will be under one new beautiful cover as a three-in-one book! 

Giveaway: Audiobook code for The Fruitcake Challenge, or any one of the Christy Lumber Camp series paperbacks or ebooks, or the three-in-one releasing in 2022! What do you think of the new three-in-one cover and which giveaway would you like to receive

19 comments:

  1. So exciting to see your book mentioned in Woman’s World Magazine! What a wonderful blessing. If I win, I would love the Christy Lumber Camp series in the three-in-one paperback. Love the cover!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway :). bettimace AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Being in Woman's World magazine is awesome, what an absolute thrill and blessing for you !! I love that magazine and I buy it if I am out and see it at the checkout ... I must have missed that issue ... I know one thing, I absolutely loved THE FRUITCAKE CHALLENGE !!! I think to have all 3 books in the three-in-one paperback is great ... Thank you for the chance to win a great prize Carrie, and if I win I would love the three-in-one Christy Lumber Camp paperback ... the cover is so very fitting, just what you picture when reading that series .. Thank you Carrie, and have a blessed day ... Rosemary rfoley AT salemstate DOT edu

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    1. Thanks for celebrating with me, Chicki! Yes I was so thrilled!!! I loved writing The Fruitcake Challenge, too and was so excited to have it come out in audiobook last year! Hugs!

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  3. Congratulations! I loved this fruitcake story.

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    1. TY Jennifer! I loved writing this story! It was in the summertime and I began the story well before Christmas, but still--writing those winter scenes in 90 degree weather was interesting!

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  4. How exciting to see this! I would love the 3 in 1 book form.

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  5. How exciting to see this! I would love the 3 in 1 book form!
    Emily Smith
    ekowalskismith@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Emily! It will be interesting to see how that looks in the 3-in-1 format! I think the point size will be smaller on the print.

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  6. I love this cover... very beautifully done!! These books sound very interesting!! Would like to win the 3-1 paperback copy. Thanks for a chance to win!!

    angiepool(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Angie! Thanks! I think it really evokes the feeling!

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  7. That cover is very catching!!! Good job!!! Would love the three in one paperback if I won!!! Thnx for the giveaway!!! It is very generous!!!

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    1. My email is sarahdar0801ATgmailDOTcom

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    2. TY Sarah! I appreciate you leaving your email, too! Blessings!

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  8. I would love the 3 in 1. That way youget to read all these stories. Thanks for a chance. Rory Lemond

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    1. TY Rory! I keep forgetting that you "found" my writing a little later than some of the other Pals members!

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  9. I love the cover! I would love the 3 in 1. When possible I buy them this way.
    Brenda M.

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    1. Hi sweet Brenda! I know what you mean--they take up less space in the 3-in-1 format and look neater on the shelf! Ty!

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  10. Hi Carrie!
    I would love to win a paperback of one of your books
    so that I may give it to the Church Library.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet Estridge.

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