Tuesday, August 4, 2020

My Blog's 10th Year Birthday Bash: Carrie Fancett Pagels's book giveaway


Welcome to the fourth day of my blog's birthday bash!

Please welcome my author friend Carrie Fancett Pagels.

She's here to give away one copy of My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring.

Enter the book giveaway contest via the Rafflecopter widget the end of this blog post. Only residents of the USA are eligible to receive a signed paperback copy of this author's books. International residents will only receive ebook copies due to costs of mailing books outside of the USA.

Let's learn a bit more about Carrie and her books ...

Author Bio:

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA bestselling and award-winning author of seventeen published inspirational historical romances, tagline “Hearts Overcoming Through Time.” 

Carrie’s novel, My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude’s Mooring (Barbour, July 2017) won the 2018 Maggie Awards winner for Novel with Religious Elements and was a Romantic Times Book Reviews Top Pick. 

Carrie’s romance novella, The Steeplechase, was a finalist in the prestigious Holt Medallion Awards in 2017. Her short story, “The Quilting Contest”, was the Historical Fiction Winner of Family Fiction’s The Story national contest and published in a book by that name. Her novella, The Substitute Bride, was a 2016 Maggie Award (published) finalist for Romance Novellas. All three of her Christy Lumber Camp books were long list finalists for Family Fiction’s Book of the Year and The Fruitcake Challenge was a Selah Award finalist.

Possessed with an overactive imagination, that wasn’t “cured” by twenty-five years as a psychologist, Carrie loves bringing characters to life. 

She also teaches at writing conferences and seminars on “Why Back Story Matters” in character development. Brought up in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Carrie resides with her family and their adopted Kelpie in the Historic Triangle of Virginia. 

Carrie enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and beading-but not all at the same time!


Back Cover Blurb for My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: 
Maude’s Mooring 

Journey now to Mackinac Island where ... A Tangled Gilded Age Love Story Unfolds.

Although the Winds of Mackinac Inn has been in her mother’s family for generations, Maude Welling’s father refuses to let her run it without the guidance of a husband. So she seeks to prove her worth and independence by working incognito as a maid at the Grand Hotel.

Undercover journalist Ben Steffans, posing as a wealthy industrialist, pursues a story about impoverished men chasing heiresses at the famed hotel. While undercover, he becomes attracted to an intriguing maid. By an act of heroism Ben endears himself to the closed-mouthed islanders—including Maude—and he digs deep for his story.

But when scandal threatens, will the growing love between Maude and Ben be scuttled when truths are revealed?

Connect with Carrie:
Website: www.carriefancettpagels.com
Blogs: Overcoming With God and Colonial Quills
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page

Enter this book giveaway contest for your chance to WIN a copy of this book by filling out the entry form on the Rafflecopter widget below: 

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  1. Makinack Island was on our list to visit this summer. Obviously that isn't going to happen this year. I like reading of different time periods and how society functioned. Roles and expectations were so very different.

  2. I would love to read one of your print books and review on a few sites as you are a new to me author. I love the area where this is placed and I am hoping to get back to all my family in Ca when all this is over as there are 2 new babies i have missed so fingers crossed for next year as i am battling a disease so praying i can get there and see them before it take me peggy clayton

  3. Honestly, I wouldn't want to miss any of your books Carrie! Happy Blog Birthday!
    Linda Marie

  4. I've heard Mackinac Island is a great vacation spot. It would be nice to visit, even if it is vicariously through a book.

  5. I like to read about new places, and this story sounds good! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway, especially since my birthday is tomorrow! Would love to win a print copy! Lual Krautter Email: krautter62520@outlook.com

  6. Mackinac Island is a wonderful place. I’m so fortunate that I live not far from Mackinac and can go over there anytime I need a mini vacation.

  7. Carrie's stories are exquisite masterpieces!

  8. I love Carrie's books!!! They are so vivid and realistic!!! She is a Yooper, I am a Troll. Michiganders love our state and to harrass our fellow 'ganders!

  9. Like have lived every book I have read by her.

  10. I have read lots of Carrie’s books and have enjoyed them.

  11. I love Carrie’s books because they feel so real. The descriptions take me from where I am right into the middle of the story!

  12. I love Carrie's books and enjoyed Maude's story.
    Blessings, Tina

  13. She's a very talented author and has even featured my name in one of her books. How cool is that!

  14. Because the book looks completely great! I can almost guarantee I'd love it.


  15. I love the premise, and love that it takes place in my state!


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