Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lilacs for Juliana by Carrie Fancett Pagels, © 2015

The Christy Lumber Camp Series, Book 3

Overcoming With God: Diana's Review Of LILACS FOR JULIANA By Carrie Fan...:

A lovely story begins of good intentions. How often do we portray who we are, or are we coy, hoping others will interpret our actions? Miss Juliana Beauchamps must find her heart's desire in leaving the past behind and not allowing it to affect her future decisions of who she is truly. Come along as the good intentions are eventually portrayed in a heart that is noble and true. But the story must progress, as our lives, daily ~ not arriving in one big humph and we're there.

Richard "Moose" (as his family and other loggers call him) Christy, has come to nearby St. Ignace in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula to set up Christy Lumber Camp at Grand Crossing, readying it for the loggers who will be coming to this new section. With a camp bunkhouse lodge larger than previous camps his father has operated, Richard is hoping to bring in the very best for this new operation. His first agenda is to find cooks to keep the men's bellies full and their enthusiasm up without lack. Cherishing his nurturing time with reading, he sets out to the St. Ignace town library ~ until he finds out his favorite is not only literary. Juliana is the librarian. Five feet to his six-six in height, she already is set to look up to him! So sweet when he comes upon the children's hour storytelling, embellishing Paul Bon Jean, famed woodsman of tales (parallels the giant lumberjack originated by loggers in folklore's oral legend ~ Paul Bunyan).
With Richard unable to tell her of his longings, Juliana seems to slip through his fingers as she travels to Milwaukee for a very long month ahead.
Although this is a Victorian Mansion - Chicago IL, it could work for my beer baron's house in Lilacs for Juliana, and that house would be in Milwaukee.:
Leaving her home to assist the set up of the personal library of a beer baron in Milwaukee, Juliana has time to consider her past and her future.

Baron James Yost has always been able to persuade with his wealth, charm, and talent. Setting details without inquiring with those he has determined to appeal to his liking, to his credit is his little daughter, Isabelle. As a widower, she is his delight and has such a sweet appealing countenance, you will be uplifted by her lightness in a situation that could be hampering.

Actually, James Yost does Juliana a favor by no choice but to meet her past and resolve it. Offering forgiveness is one thing, actually experiencing it is another.
Image result for marionettes  How can we twist a person's life by our suggestions. Wait a while; consider this ~ pulling us from our true intent? How it affects others as our decisions appease.
How to Grow Lilac Bushes....One of the easiest plants to grow even in poor soil.:   Wait until you find out the true lilacs of the heart given to Juliana, an heirloom for generations to enjoy.

***Thank you to author Carrie Fancett Pagels for sending me a copy of Lilacs for Juliana, inviting me to be part of the blog tour for book 3 in The Christy Lumber Camp Series. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

Book 1 ~ The Christy Lumber Camp Series
Book 2 ~ The Christy Lumber Camp Series


Overcoming With God: Blog Hop for Lilacs for Juliana!!! Kindle Fire Giv...:

This blog entry concludes the Blog Hop for Carrie Fancett Pagels Lilacs for Juliana. Be sure and go back and comment on at least seven of these blog reviews to be entered for the Grand Prize. A copy of Lilacs for Juliana will be given to one commenter at each blog review, by the author!
Here are the direct links:
September 7th  Heroes, Heroines and History
September 12th  Overcoming with God
September 14th  BookBabble
September 16th  Cheryl B Book Blog
September 18th  D’s Quilts & Books
September 23rd  Sunnie Reviews
September 24th  Buzzing About Books
September 30th  Captive Dreams Windows
October 1st  Singing Librarian Books
October 5th  Perspectives by Nancee
October 7th  Stuff and Nonsense
October 14th  Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
October 21st  Lane Hill House

52 comments:

  1. What a great review, Nancee! I love this!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful write up and I adore the pictures. What a great way to wrap up the Blog Hop!!! Hugs!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carrie, for inviting all of us to review this third book in The Christy Lumber Camp Series! Your request for me to delete this post, thinking of Nancee, is denied. We are all together in this and I don't mind a bit. Blessings to you and... I still get excited when Jo's name appears. Hope she has a continued story in the future! Love, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. LOL Half-Irish Kathleen!!! Must be the 3/4 of me that is not Irish that got mixed up ;) !

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    3. LOL Half-Irish Kathleen!!! Must be the 3/4 of me that is not Irish that got mixed up ;) !

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  2. Nancee, thank you for the wonderful review! I loved the pictures. The Christy Lumber Camp Series is FABULOUS!

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    1. Thanks so much, Caryl, for saying that! I had a great time writing their stories!!! Blessings!

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  3. Hi Caryl, Thank you ~ it was fun posting this review and I hope Richard's sister, Jo, shows up again in the future! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Am thinking that Jo will show up in another story, Half-Irish Kathleen!!!

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  4. Nice review! I liked the pictures & the way you reviewed :)
    Trisha B..This was my first blog hop & certainly enjoyed following along.

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    1. Hi Deanna, Thank you for stopping by the last day's review in the blog hop here for Richard and Juliana's story! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  5. I loved all the images you included in your post. So much fun!! :D

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    1. I loved those pics, too, Sydney, it made it really fun! Thanks for coming by and for being in on the blog hop!

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    2. Sydney, Thank you for visiting ~ I am a visual reader and a lot came to mind in this story! I would like to have the little wagon load of lilacs Juliana had ready to be planted, for my own. Hope you get to read this series! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  6. I live close to the UP this is interesting.

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy the story, Laurie! What is your favorite thing about the U.P.?

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    2. Hi Laurie, You will enjoy the story surrounding St. Ignace. I liked the spunk of the librarian. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    3. Congrats, Laurie, on winning another of my books! I hope you will love Lilacs for Juliana! Blessings!

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  7. Thank you for the wonderful tour. I have enjoyed it immensely.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the journey, Mary, and next week I'll be drawing the Grand PRize winner!!!

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    2. Mary, thank you for stopping by on this last review post on the tour. Such a great story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  8. Kathleen, You have outdone yourself with this review. FANTASTICO!!!!

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    1. I agree with you, Anne! TY for coming by!!! See you Friday!

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    2. Thank you, Anne. Notice a certain doctor in there! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  9. Lovely review, Kathleen, really enjoyed it! And the blog hop has been fun, kind of sad to see it end :-( It's gotten me quite excited for "Lilacs for Juliana" though, and that's a good thing!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy the story, Trixi! This was a fun and long blog hop and I'll miss Lilacs when we go!

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    2. Thank you, Trixi. Juliana was fun to get to know. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Hi Jackie! Such a fun story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Blessings to you, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  11. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Kim! Thanks for coming by! I hope you'll enjoy this 3rd book in the series! Blessings!

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    2. Thank you, Kim. What a fun series and I enjoyed learning more about the Christy family as they uphold each other in their interests. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Welcome, Joy! It has been fun getting to know the characters. Looking forward to them showing up in future writings! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. Thanks so much, Joy, that is so sweet! I have more coming!!! Hugs!

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  13. You had me a Lilacs- Love them :) Great review!

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    1. Hi Angela, Me too. Would like to have several of them. We have replanted three times without success in our soil here in Missouri amid the rocks! Will look to Spring and hope we get new buddings. Our hydrangeas have done wonderful this year tho'. Great story! This has been a fun series in the North Woods. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. Love, love, love lilacs!!! Poor Kathleen, you need a lilac that will bloom there! Thanks for coming by sweet Angela!

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  14. This was so much fun, thank you! :-) I love the smell of lilacs so it wasn't hard to get interested in the title and to follow along on the blog hop! !

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    1. I love lilacs and hope and pray I'll get to go to Mackinac Island for the Lilac Festival next June! Thanks for hopping with us!!!

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  15. Thank you for stopping by this review on the blog hop for Lilacs for Juliana. I agree! Hoping to have the scent of lilacs drifting through an open window here at Lane Hill House one day! Kathleen

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  16. thank you for letting us review your books. And for the chance to enter the giveaway

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    1. That is very sweet, Debi! Have a blessed day!

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    2. Thank you for coming over to Lane Hill House. I agree with you, Debi. This series has been informative and fun, wanting to stay in touch with them after the last page. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  17. I loved your blog post about Lilacs for Juliana.

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    1. Becky, thank you and I am glad you came by to visit the Lilacs for Juliana blog hop. We have all enjoyed reading and reviewing this third book in The Christy Lumber Camp Series and would like to follow further adventures! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. Wow it is almost time to draw our Grand Prize winner!!! Congrats on your recent win, Becky, for a copy of Lilacs for Juliana!

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  18. This was a fantastic review and post. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

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    1. Sabrina, thank you. A fun story to read and I am hoping for further adventures ~ I especially liked sister Jo popping in from the previous book. Thank you for stopping by! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  19. The pictures are all beautiful. Love the Lilacs.

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    1. Welcome back to Lane Hill House, Debi! Yes, I would like to have some lilacs on our hilltop! The scent would be wonderful! So far, they haven't taken in our rocky soil. Maybe come Spring... Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  20. Miss Juliana Beauchamps must find her heart's desire in leaving the past behind and not allowing it to affect her future decisions of who she is truly. I need to read this book. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Hi Jan! Thank you for stopping by ~ the drawing will be very soon! Enjoying The Christy Lumber Camp Series; very active characters. My favorite is sister Jo. Blessings, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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