Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels, © 2015

 

I love this cover!! Waiting to open to get inside and read the story. I can just see our protagonist stride walking right off the cover!

The Lumberjacks' Ball
A decade after surviving a brutal attack, a mercantile owner’s daughter seeks to begin her life anew in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A gifted craftsman wishes to leave his lumberjack life and seeks employment at her new store. When his presence dredges up memories she sought to suppress, she must learn to overcome them. Can affection grow between the cabinetmaker and the proprietress of St. Ignace’s newest business? When complications arise, will they overcome adversity in time for The Lumberjacks' Ball?
   --Author Carrie Fancett Pagels

N*E*W*S   F*L*A*S*H
Author Carrie Fancett Pagels has  graciously offered *winner's*choice* of one copy from her stories to a commenter at each of the seven participating blogs listed below. Winners to be chosen at random one week from today's posting. U.S.: eBook or print copy; International: eBook only ~ the Guideposts and Family Fiction copies are not available in eBook. Single selection to each winner; if duplicate drawn, will redraw for new winner.

~*be sure to leave your contact e-mail address[at]...[dot]com with your comment below*~

The Fruitcake Challenge ~
When new lumberjack, Tom Jeffries, tells the camp cook, Jo Christy, that he’ll marry her if she can make a fruitcake, “as good as or better than the one my mother makes,” she rises to the occasion. After all, he’s the handsomest, smartest, and strongest axman her camp-boss father has ever had in his camp—and the cockiest. And she intends to bring this lumberjack down a notch or three by refusing his proposal. The fruitcake wars are on! Order link.

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Carrie's short story, "Snowed In," was published in Guidepost Books' A Cup of Christmas Cheer,
Vol. One, Tales of Faith and Family for the Holidays. Order link.

I was privileged to be one of the contributors to this amazing collection of inspirational Christmas short stories. Enjoyed them all immensely! The books are small hardcovers and fit perfectly into a handbag for lunchtime reading. This collection is still available through Guidepost Books and a second collection has been released recently.
   Snowed In is set in 1945. The hero is a WWII injured veteran who is experiencing his first Christmas back home. Snowed In is a special story because it is inspired by a true event in my parents' liveswhen they took in my aunts, who were school-age at the time. I set this story at my great-grandparents' log (cedar) cabin which is now part of the Tahquamenon Logging Museum, in Newberry, Michigan. Inspired by real family members, writing this story was like spending time with my young mom and dad (both are in heaven), my aunts, my great-grandmother and my great-uncle. Of course the story is a fiction, but I sure enjoyed writing it and having Christmas during 80 degree weather while I wrote it!
   --Author Carrie Fancett Pagels

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God's Provision in Tough Times ~
Each writer's personal story demonstrates the power of God who knows exactly what you are going through and who promises to care for those who put their faith and trust in Him. Order link.

I share our story of my husband's unemployment when we had to move for my health and about how God provided for us.  --Author Carrie Fancett Pagels

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Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, a Novella by Carrie Fancett Pagels, is the first story in the inspirational "Cry of Freedom" collection. Order link.

Shirley Plantation on the James River - Virginia
Shirley Plantation on the James River - Virginia

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an award-winning, and Amazon bestselling author, of Christian historical romance. She served as a psychologist for twenty-five years. Carrie lives in the Tidewater Virginia area with her family. When not writing, researching, blogging and enjoying tea, Carrie beads and reads—not necessarily in that order!

 

Carrie Fancett Pagels Cover Reveal
for The Lumberjacks’ Ball
Blog Hop & Giveaways!!!

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One overall winner of the Carrie Fancett Pagels Blog Hop
will receive the grand prize of a basket of surprise goodies!
The SEVEN postings will all be today, St. Patrick's Day,
March 17, 2015.
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To qualify, stop by and leave a comment with your contact e-mail address[at]...[dot]com at each of these SEVEN featured blogs for the Cover Reveal ~ The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels, © 2015:

Nancee Marchinowski - Perspectives by Nancee

Anne Payne - Stuff & Nonsense

Britney Adams - Buzzing About Books

Kathleen E. Belongia - Lane Hill House

Debbie Lynne Costello - The Sword and Spirit



A total of seven books will be given away!

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Leaving a comment and your contact e-mail address
 at each of the above seven blog posts for the
Cover Reveal ~ The Lumberjacks' Ball
will be a double entry opportunity
~* win one book - winner's choice - from Carrie's books *~
and
~* one grand prize winner *~
will be drawn from those commenting
on ALL of the seven blog posts -
a basket of surprise goodies!

Winners will be chosen at random one week from today's posting.

Winner’s choice on EACH blog: The Fruitcake Challenge; The Lumberjacks' Ball; Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance; God’s Provision in Tough Times; upcoming release Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter ~ eBook (international and U.S), or paperback (U.S. only), copy choice; A Cup of Christmas Cheer from Guidepost Books, hardcover only; or Family Fiction Anthology of The Story 2014 which includes Carrie's award-winning short story “The Quilt Contest,” paperback only.

***Thank you to author Carrie Fancett Pagels for inviting Lane Hill House blog to be a part of the Cover Reveal for The Lumberjacks' Ball. I am looking forward to reading this story when it releases by mid-April, 2015!*** half-Irish Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  1. Thanks, Kathleen! So glad we have the post up now! This is such a lovely blog, thanks for having me on!

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    1. So happy for your cover reveal ~ waiting for April release! half-Irish Kathleen

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    2. Hey when you are Irish you don't have to specify how much because on St. Paddy's day you get to be ALL Irish, Kathleen!!! Hugs !

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  2. God bless you Please have a terrific day

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    1. Thank you, Chris! On this St. Paddy's Day, what a great day for the cover reveal of The Lumberjacks' Ball! half-Irish Kathleen :D

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    2. This has been a beautiful day. I feel like God is once again reminding me in a big way that it is ALL for Him!!! Hugs Chris!

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  3. It has been a blast blog hopping and visiting with you today at the cover reveal party. Awesome lady you are Carrie. I can't wait to read this ! Congratulations again !

    Deanne Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Deanne, We all will be waiting for the April release of The Lumberjacks' Ball! Exciting! Thank you for stopping by Lane Hill House. Kathleen

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    2. TY Deanne, u r such an encouragement to me! Thanks for your kind words and I can't wait to hear what you think of this story wherein God has plans for good despite the evil that has happened.

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  4. Looking forward to the rest of the series :)

    dbdempsey98(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Becky! I am looking forward to the April release of The Lumberjacks' Ball ~ a beautiful future ahead. Kathleen

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    2. Becky, I sure hope you will like Rebecca and how God shows her that He really is in control!

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  5. Lovely post Kathleen! The cover is fabulous! This blog hop has been great fun.

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you, Caryl. Glad you stopped by ~ Looking forward to the April release of The Lumberjacks' Ball. Psalm 119:111! Blessings, Kathleen

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    2. Caryl, you know how I love Tea Parties so you will find a nice surprise, a gift from God to Rebecca, in this story! TY!

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  6. I'm loving the blog hop! Thanks, Kathleen!

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    1. Hi Regina, Thanks for coming to the Cover Reveal for The Lumberjacks' Ball! Looking forward to the April release! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  7. Enjoyed the post Kathleen.
    Can't wait to read The Lumberjack's Ball.
    blessings, Tina
    tfrice(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Me, too, Tina! Thank you for stopping by! Kathleen

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  8. Fun blog hop for Carrie today!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Susan! What a fun day to have a Cover Reveal of The Lumberjacks' Ball! We will be getting our dancing shoes ready to join in ~ looking forward to our heroine being released from captivity! Kathleen

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    2. Hey Susan, thanks for coming by! This was a wild and crazy day. Am praying this story of overcoming will bring glory to God!

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  9. A journey from challenged to blessed raises the spirits of all who take the trip. I imagine Rebecca does not give up on life or people as she grapples with her lot in life. Such courage and faith inspire all who encounter life's difficulties and emerge stronger as a result. Roth6@comcast.net

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    1. Yes, I totally agree, Debbie! Released from captivity. :D Such joy!! Kathleen

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    2. Debbie, I normally write this kind of story but I had SO much fun with spunky Jo Christy that I was wanting a sweet romance for this one -- but it was NOT to be! God had His way!

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  10. Kathleen, You really did a nice job on this blog post! My creative skills are a bit lacking right now. :)

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    1. Hi Anne, What a glorious day for the Cover Reveal of The Lumberjacks' Ball ~* bright shiny skies and a happy heart *~ I am looking forward to reading Rebecca "Hart"'s story! It looks like she is on the move. Would like to meet her!! half-Irish Kathleen
      Happy St. Paddy's Day :D

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  11. Lovely blog post. I am looking forward to this book :) This is a fantastic way to introduce it.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Very fun to be in the Blog Hop and Giveaways for the Cover Reveal of Carrie's The Lumberjacks' Ball. Ready to put on our dancing shoes!! Thank you for stopping by, Betti! Happy St. Paddy's Day. half-Irish Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. I'll have to dance in my chair or put my special boot on, Betti, and Kathleen! Sure could use a leprechaun around here today! TY!

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  12. I love stories with a lumberjack theme! Thanks for sharing!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Heidi! Happy St. Paddy's Day and Cover Reveal Day for Carrie's The Lumberjacks' Ball. I am looking forward to reading it when it releases in April! Thank you for stopping by Lane Hill House! half-Irish Kathleen

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    2. Garret is an unusual lumberjack, Heidi! He lost his "job" as Jo's protector and wants to use his God-given gifts. Then he runs into a "blast from the past"! TY for coming by!!!

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  13. Wonderful post, Kathleen! I love this celebration!!

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    1. Britney, Thank you ~ finally up; blessings to you! Kathleen

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  14. Kathleen, I love the way you set up your blog post featuring Carrie's Cover Reveal and Blog Hop!

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    1. This was so much fun, Nancee ~ we've got it now. Looking forward to reading The Lumberjacks' Ball with April release, especially with Carrie's added clues above in her comment to Heidi! Blessings and happy day to you!

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    2. And this was Kathleen's experience with scheduling. We'll see if she wants to use it again, Nancee! There are many advantages!

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  15. Loving The Lumberjack's Ball cover! The blog hop is fun too!!
    rw620 at aol dot com

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    1. We are so excited to be able to read The Lumberjacks' Ball when it releases in April. Sounds like a fun story and growth available for each of us. :D Kathleen ~ Thank you for commenting here at Lane Hill House

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    1. Yes, I would enjoy meeting the cover model ~ she brings the story to life and want to watch her stride off the page to open the book! Thank you for stopping by, Bonnie!! Kathleen

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  17. Thanks for this great Blog Hop. Enjoyed it. Carrie is the best. I love the cover of this book. It sounds really good. Congrats to Carrie for her getting another new release. And, thanks for all you ladies on this Hop.
    GOD bless you all. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot0com <

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    1. Ooops, I repied below, Maxie. Hope it comes back to you so you can see it! Happy St. Paddy's Day. half-Irish Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. I think you are the best, too, Maxie! Thanks for your kind words, sweet lady! I hope you will really enjoy it. God bless and keep you!

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  18. Thank you, Maxie! Glad you were able to come along. We are looking forward to reading Carrie's newest, The Lumberjacks' Ball when it releases! Blessings to you, Kathleen

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  19. Love the cover! She looks like a very determined and strong lady! Putting this on my to read list!

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    1. Hi Dorie, Doesn't she look like she could just stride off the page! She looks like a friend we would like to meet! Kathleen

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    2. TY! DORIE and KATHLEEN, that is how I felt too! Like she could just come right in and chat with me!!!

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  20. Love the blog hop . Carrie's book sounds so good and love the cover . Would love to win . Thanks
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Liz, Congratulations on your St. Paddy's Day gift!! I would like to have an adventure through this book too and savor the moments! Kathleen

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    2. TY! I think that is interesting LIZ about KATHLEEN's comment about wanting to savor the moments because I try to be careful with pacing, especially because this is a novella.

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  21. Totally agree Kathleen! She does look like she's gonna walk right off the cover! :) Oh and those pines!

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. chuckling ~ yes, she does ~ caught my eye right away. Wouldn't this cover miss be fun to meet! Priceless! Kathleen

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    2. Yes! :) She has such a strong and determined look on her face!

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  22. Hi Kathleen! This is a new author to me. This series sounds great! And a great cover for the new book. And set in Michigan. I cross that bridge at St Ignace every time I go to see my grandson! Looking forward to reading this series. Happy St. Patrick´s Day half-Irish Kathleen!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda!! So, you cross the bridge when you come to it? A little humor ~ must be late night giddiness :D. Thank you for stopping by, and your greeting. I am looking forward to the adventure in The Lumberjacks' Ball. Getting my dancing shoes ready.

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    2. LINDA, this is SET in St. Ignace!!! Hugs!

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  23. Kathleen, thank you for being a part of the blog hop! Love your blog page, just like a beautiful patchwork quilt. I'm excited about Carrie's next book. Cant' wait to read it!

    bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Angi! Yes, I love combining quilting designs. I have The Block Book by Judy Martin I like a lot with her rotary cutting reference book for the shapes. I am looking forward to the release of The Lumberjacks' Ball too! Have you read Carrie's story The Fruitcake Challenge, preceding this one? Thank you for stopping by! Kathleen

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    2. Kathleen, yes I did read "The Fruitcake Challenge" and really enjoyed the story, so am excited about Carrie's next one! :)

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    3. My husband's parents met at a lumber camp in Michigan ~ his mother was the camp cook and her father was the camp boss. He and a brother had gone to Michigan from Wisconsin to see about being sheep ranchers. God had other plans! Kathleen

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  24. What a nice cover for the new book, wow. Great giveaway. Congrats on the new book, Carrie. Good luck.

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    1. Hi Tammy, Thank you for coming by on this blog hop for Carrie's new book, The Lumberjacks' Ball! Double up on your giveaway opportunities by commenting on each of the seven blog stops all posted today! Kathleen

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  25. How exciting this must be for Carrie. Beautiful cover. I'm sure the book is just as precious!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Susan, thank you for stopping by Lane Hill House on this blog hop. I am excited for her. What fun! I am looking forward to reading The Lumberjacks' Ball too. Blessings! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Hi, thank you for coming over to Lane Hill House for the blog hop and Carrie's giveaways! I really like the cover of The Lumberjacks' Ball ~ love the cover expression! Kathleen

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  27. There's something about lumberjacks,,, Thanks, Carrie!!!!

    kathrynlvoss@gmail.com

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    1. Hi! Thanks for coming by for the blog hop. So much fun to see the cover of The Lumberjacks' Ball! Looking forward to release day to read it! Kathleen

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    2. Having grown up with lumberjacks it seems odd not to have life with them. So it is fun having them in story world!

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  28. Thanks for giving me the chance to win a paperback copy of this book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Welcome, Janet! The paperback will be available in May ~ I will be looking forward to it too!! Thank you for stopping over at Lane Hill House. Kathleen

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    1. Hi Sonja, Please add your contact information for the drawing for Carrie under this reply. Yes, we are waiting for the release, and love the cover model. She is perfect in reflecting the go-ahead strength we hope she finds. Thank you for coming over to Lane Hill House! Kathleen

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  30. Thanks for the blog and heads-up on Carrie's book. I can't wait to read it. I too love the cover.
    straitfromthehive(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Welcome Shirley! Thank you for commenting here. So pleased with following this story and eager for release so we can read it! Kathleen

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  31. I enjoy your books Carrie so thank you for the chance to win a copy of your newest one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Wendy, I would like The Lumberjacks' Ball too. Sounds like a great story to reveal Truth and release from captivity. Kathleen

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  32. I would have a hard time choosing just one. Fruitcake Challenge and Cry for Freedom both sound great.

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    1. Hi Melissa, Please add your contact information for the drawing for Carrie under this reply. The Fruitcake Challenge sounds like a good start for the Northwoods stories! Thank you for stopping by. Kathleen

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    2. That's sweet, Melissa! Thanks--the second title is actually Returning to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance and is part of that series!

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    3. Congrats, Melissa, per random.org, you are the winner on Kathleen's blog!

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    4. Congratulations, Melissa!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  33. I'm looking forward to reading more about the Christy Lumber Camp.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Kay! I join you in that! Would love the Fruitcake Challenge story too. What fun. Thank you for entering. Kathleen

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win a great book! chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

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    1. You're most welcome, Chris. A hard pick selecting one choice. I love the cover on The Lumberjacks' Ball. She has character! Blessings. Kathleen

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  35. A wonderful post thank you. Looking forward to a great read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Oh, thank you, Mary. It has been so much fun being on the blog hop and giveaways for Carrie's The Lumberjacks' Ball. I look forward to entering the Northwoods with them! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  36. I love to blog hop I have found some new blogs to follow. Carrie maybe you could share some of your bead work with us sometime :)

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    1. Welcome to Lane Hill House, Lisa! We are looking forward to Carrie's The Lumberjacks' Ball release.
      Great idea, Lisa, to see some of Carrie's bead work.
      Thank you for joining her blog hop and giveaways for her writings! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  37. Good blogs! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Oops, I replied beneath instead of under your post. Glad you stopped at Lane Hill House, Joan! Kathleen

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  38. Hi Joan! Thank you for coming by the blog hops for Carrie's new novella, The Lumberjacks' Ball. We are looking forward to it being released next month! Kathleen

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  40. My comment disappeared! I had written how wonderful it was that there is a place where we all can come and share our thoughts of these wonderful books.That its wonderful how other authors work together to help promote the work of another.It lifts my spirit. Looking forward to reading The Lumberjacks Ball, sounds like its going to be a hit!!

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    1. Ah! I know when I have written from my heart on the first post and then... somewhere it goes. Thank you for coming back to repost! Please reply under this post to leave your contact info ...[at]...[dot]com to be included in the drawing for one of Carrie's books here ~ and at all seven stops on the blog hop to be put in a drawing for a surprise basket from Carrie. Hope you have a wonderful day on this first day of Spring ~ our daffodils have been blooming all week! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. We had problems with Blogger last week, Gracie! Glad you were able to get your comment up! Many blessings! We have our daffodils up, too, Kathleen and the narcissus are also coming up and blooming early!

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  41. Thrilled for Carrie and her new book. Can't wait to read it!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Melanie, Thank you for joining us on this blog hop and giveaways for Carrie's Cover Reveal of The Lumberjacks' Ball. Isn't that a great cover! We are wanting to venture inside and read of their adventures. Join the other six blogs above to comment for the drawings. Blessings, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  42. This book looks great! Thanks for this opportunity! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Katie! We are awaiting the release of The Lumberjacks' Ball, Carrie's new story following The Fruitcake Challenge. YaY! for the Northwoods stories again. Thanks for stopping by! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  43. This books looks great! I love blog hops, great way to learn of new-to-me authors & visit new blogs. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "The Lumberman's Ball"!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Trixi, Welcome to Lane Hill House blog. This has been a fun blog hop featuring Carrie's The Lumberjacks' Ball, returning to the Northwoods after The Fruitcake Challenge. Hope you'll come back. I review Christian Historical Fiction. I love learning about earlier eras and appreciate the research the authors do. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  44. This is my first blog hop and I am enjoying it so much. All these blogs are new to me, also thank you for a chance to win. Have a great day!

    pam1lunsford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You are so welcome at Lane Hill House. I review Christian Historical Fiction, primarily, and enjoy reading about times before us. I hope you will visit our seven blogs again. We have enjoyed preparing for Carrie's blog hop and giveaways for her returning story, The Lumberjacks' Ball, following The Fruitcake Challenge, also set in the Northwoods. Hope to have you stop by again! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. Great to meet you on the hop, Pamela! And doesn't Kathleen have a lovely blog?

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  45. Thank you everyone for stopping by Lane Hill House on the blog hop and giveaways for Carrie's The Lumberjacks' Ball. It has been great fun and we have enjoyed all of your visits.

    Random.org has chosen Melissa B. as the winner of her choice of one of Carrie's stories ~ congratulations, Melissa!
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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