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Tea Party Winners: Vicki Talley McCollum's Never Say Goodbye, A National Park Romance novella goes to: Caryl Kane, Deanne Patterson, Deana Dick, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winners Beverly Duell-Moore and Cindy Pratt, Roseanna White's winners - Betti Mace, Gabrielle Meyer's winners -, Deb Marvin's paperback winner - Rachel Dodson

Friday, May 30, 2014

Colonial Quills' Three Year Anniversary Party!!!





Welcome to Colonial Quills 3rd Anniversary Celebration!!

Please join us as our authors share updates from their quills! We have a lot to share so hold on to your tricorns and bonnets. We have some wonderful giveaways that our CQ contributors and CACW members have graciously offered to celebrate CQ and our readers!



From Susan F. Craft: My Revolutionary War romantic suspense, The Chamomile, won the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick in 2011. The two sequels I wrote to The Chamomile, entitled Laurel and Cassia, will be available in January 2015 and later that same year, respectively. They will be published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. I also wrote A Writer's Guide to Horses, for the Long Riders' Guild Academic Foundation, www.lrgaf.org, to assist writers to “get horses right” in their works. I admit to being a history nerd. In addition to researching, I enjoy painting, singing, listening to music, and sitting on my porch watching the rabbits eat all my daylilies.

Because I named my novels after flowers, my latest fun project
is creating an “Author’s Garden” in my yard with chamomiles, mountain laurels, and cassia trees. For a garden feature, I plan to paint old bricks to look like books. 

To celebrate CQ's anniversary, I will be giving away a signed copy of The Chamomile and packets of chamomile seeds.






From Lori Benton: The past three years have been eventful. I saw my debut novel, Burning Sky, published in August 2013. My sophomore novel, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, set in the 1780s against the backdrop of an overlooked bit of North Carolina history—the secession of the State of Franklin, in what is now eastern Tennessee--landed on store shelves last month. On the day that book released I received news that my debut novel, Burning Sky, was a double finalist in the 2014 Christy Awards (Historical and First Novel categories). Burning Sky has also made the shortlist in the Debut Fiction category for the 2014 Inspy Award, the Blogger’s Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature. And Burning Sky received a Grace Award, a reader driven award in faith-based literature. Last month (April) I signed a new contract with my publisher, WaterBrook Press, for a 2-book series set along the Mohawk River in New York, 1757—1777. April 20 was the due date for the first of those. Now I’m at work on the sequel, which should keep me busy, along with editing the first novel, for the rest of 2014.

I'm giving away a copies of Burning Sky and The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn for the anniversary giveaway!




From Lisa Norato: I became a contributor to Colonial Quills shortly before the release of my first inspirational historical novel, PRIZE OF MY HEART, from Bethany House.  In the years since joining the blog, I have read some very talented authors, made lasting friendships and been inspired to continue writing of New England's federal era with a series called the Sea Heroes of Duxbury.

THE PROMISE KEEPER, to be released this summer, is a novel in which danger reunites a sea's captain's daughter with her childhood protector who is now a reclusive lighthouse keeper on an island across the bay.

I am offering a copy of Prize of My Heart as part of the anniversary giveaway.

From Joan Hochstetler: I'm truly blessed to have been a part of this amazing group of authors for the past 3 years! Since this group began, I released the new Heritage Edition of the first 3 books of my American Patriot series--Daughter of Liberty, Native Son, and Wind of the Spirit--as well as book 4, Crucible of War. In March Northill, Book 1 of the Northkill Amish Series, closely based on the inspiring true story of my Hochstetler ancestors released, authored with my cousin Bob Hostetler, a multi-published, award-winning author who's written a number of books with Josh McDowell. I'm offering a copy of Northill for the giveaway.


From Elaine Marie Cooper: It's hard to believe that Colonial Quills is celebrating its Third Anniversary! There have been so many exciting releases from our many authors and I am personally blessed to be a part of this group of Colonial American Christian Writers.

This last year has been an amazing one for me as my latest release, Fields of the Fatherless, has been given two awards: The Selah Award for Young Adult Fiction, and was also named winner in the Religious Fiction category in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I am blessed beyond words.




The most amazing day was on May 17, 2014, when I dressed up in my Colonial period dress and spoke before an audience of nearly 50 at the Jason Russell House in Arlington, Massachusetts. It is the actual site where the events depicted in Fields of the Fatherless occurred. It was an honor that I will never forget.

To celebrate CQ's Anniversary, I will be giving away a signed copy of Fields of the Fatherless to one winner.

And a special thanks to Carrie Fancett Pagels who brought all of us writers together to do this group blog. Huzzah and big HUGS to you, Carrie!




From Carla Olson Gade: What a whirlwind! Has it really been 3 years already? It's been an honor to be part of Colonial Quills and CACW. During this time I've enjoyed the colonial camaraderie, research partners, and fellowship with our very special and unique group. During this time my debut novel released, The Shadow Catcher's Daughter (set out west in 1875),  followed by my first colonial, Carving a Future in Colonial Quills (1752, Connecticut). My second colonial, Pattern for Romance in the Quilts of Love series (1769, Boston) came out last year along with best-selling Mistletoe Memories with my novella 'Tis the Season (1821, New Jersey). It was a pleasure to be included in A Cup of Christmas Cheer with our own Carrie Fancett Pagels! I also contributed to 31 Devotions for Writers, an encouraging digital devotional. I'm currently working on two contracts (A Cup of Christmas Cheer 2 and Proving Up in the Homestead Brides Collection). Although I sometimes write in other time periods, the colonial era is always near and dear to my heart!

It's been wonderful getting to know so many of our colonial American readers! To help celebrate, I'm giving away a print copy of Colonial Courtships and Pattern for Romance. The ebook of Pattern for Romance is currently on sale for 99¢ on Amazon, so don't miss picking up a copy!



From Rebecca: It's been 11/2 years for me with CACW and Colonial Quills and I still remember how excited I was to join this wonderful group of colonial aficionados! The richness of the research and knowledge represented here is amazing to me, as are the delightful ladies themselves! So honored to be in their company. I enjoy writing about colonial life in the 17th century and my stories are inspired by my ninth great-grandparents, the Hortons. At the time I joined I had just signed a contract for a three book series, titled The Southold Chronicles, and I am truly blessed that my debut novel, A Place in His Heart, officially releases June 3rd!



To celebrate CQ's anniversary and the release of my novel, I'm thrilled to give away a print copy of  A Place in His Heart.



From MaryLu Tyndall:  Hi Everyone!  It's been a few years for me as well with Colonial Quills! I love the CQ ladies and
especially their marvelous tea parties!  But hey, what's not to love about the Colonial time period? It's definitely my favorite.  I am the best-selling author of more than 14 novels, most of them set in colonial times.  Today, to help these ladies celebrate (And boy, do they know how to throw a party!)

I'm offering a free copy of my latest release, The Ransom in either paperback (US only) or ebook form.



In Jamaica in 1692, women were not allowed to run businesses. But Juliana has no choice. To save her family and keep her secret, she allies herself with the town buffoon. Alex, the most feared pirate in Port Royal, leads a dual life to stave off his boredom, but when his infatuation with Juliana puts them is in grave danger, only a divine hand can lead them to safety as Port Royal sinks into the sea.



So Fair a Lady
From Amber Lynn Perry: Happy Anniversary Colonial Quills!! I couldn't be more honored to be a part of this amazing group of writers. I was so happy to join the group last year and already I have been so blessed by these incredibly kind and knowledgeable women.

Giveaway: A Copy of So Fair a Lady, autographed.







From Jennifer Hudson Taylor: I'm so blessed and honored to be part of Colonial Quills and very thankful for all that Carrie Fancett Pagels does in keeping us together and on track. To help celebrate our CQ anniversary, I'll be giving away a signed copies of both For Love or Loyalty & For Love or Country, books one and two in The MacGregor Legacy series.

For Love or Loyalty, Book 1, 1760
To atone for her father's evil, Lauren Campbell agrees to help Malcolm MacGregor. By the time she realizes she's the bargaining price to free Malcolm's mother from indentured servitude, it's too late. Malcolm MacGregor only wants to free his family and exact revenge against Duncan Campbell. As the pride and joy of Duncan's life, his daughter Lauren is the perfect answer, but during the voyage to America, her faith continues to witness to Malcolm. He becomes enraptured with her, and upon their arrival, discovers he's sold her into a fate worse than death. Now Malcolm has the dilemma: free his family or rescue Lauren? Time is short and with little means, he needs a miracle.

For Love or Country, Book 1, 1781
At the height of the Revolutionary War, Tyra MacGregor is successful at thwarting the British Army with her colonial spy efforts. But her sleuthing ways come to a screeching halt when Captain Donahue "Hugh" Morgan puts her under house arrest. Hugh is intrigued by this courageous spy the natives call "War Woman." She's more daring than most men and is intelligent in defending her convictions. Even more impressive to Hugh is the strength of Tyra's unshakeable faith in God. When Tyra saves his life during an attack, Hugh vows to return the favor. Before he can intervene, however, she is caught by his superior officer and imprisoned. Soon Hugh's honor, faith, country, and love are all on the line. Can he risk it all to gain everything?

A Pioneer Christmas Collection

From Shannon McNear: Happy Anniversary to Colonial Quills! I joined this amazing group in early 2013, shortly after being surprised with my first publishing contract. My novella Defending Truth is a Revolutionary War tale dealing with the aftermath of the Battle of Kings Mountain (October 1780, not 1781 as the timestamp says—long story!), and released in September 2013 as part of A Pioneer Christmas Collection. This last March I had the honor of finding out the novella finaled in Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest.

Twenty-three years ago, my husband and I were transplanted to Charleston, South Carolina, courtesy of the US Air Force, and early this year we moved yet again, after all this time, to North Dakota. What a change! I’ve enjoyed continuing to visit the Lowcountry in my posts for Colonial Quills as I highlight some of the lesser-known historic sites I’ve visited and enjoyed over the years.

In celebration of CQ’s third anniversary, I’m giving away a signed copy of A Pioneer Christmas Collection.

From Janet Grunst: A Three Year Anniversary - WOW! It's been a privilege to be part of Colonial Quills and such a great group of talented writers and kind ladies. I've so enjoyed reading and contributing to this stellar site. I've completed one Colonial period manuscript that is currently out with a couple of publishers and am nearing the completion of the sequel. I'm represented by Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency. I've been serving as co-hostess of the Tidewater Area Christian Writers group with member Carrie Pagels.

Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance
From Carrie Fancett Pagels: Who would have known that prayers and meeting with Laura Frantz, Joan Hochstetler, Lori Benton at the ACFW conference and chatting with Rita Gerlach via email would result in the formation of Colonial American Christian Writers Association three and a half years ago! Some of our original founders, like Laura, have moved on as they've gotten busy in their writing careers. A few months after we got started, we formed a blog and Carla designed the gorgeous custom header that we have.

For myself, I've published my novella "Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance" published by a small press in 2013. The novella is set at America's oldest still operational plantation! It was so exciting to remain on the Amazon Civil War best seller list for months and months and to remain on the top-rated Civil War list for almost a year!

As Carla mentioned, I had a short story, Snowed In, which appeared in Guidepost Books “A Cup of Christmas Cheer” (October, 2013) which sold through its first printing of 30,000 copies within weeks of release and went into a second printing. How fun is that!  During the past several years I also served as ACFW Zone Mid-Atlantic Zone Director and Virginia/West Virginia Area Coordinator (both of which I no longer do) but I continues to serve as co-hostess of the Tidewater Area Christian Writers group with member Janet Grunst.

My short story "The Quilting Contest" is one of the 200 Short Stories published online for The Story contest sponsored by Family Fiction.  Here's the link to my story.  Free to read and please vote for it if you like it! 



Selah Finalist "God's Provision in Tough Times"

I also contributed to CQ member Cynthia Howerter's Selah Award finalist "God's Provision in Tough Times" (Lighthouse of the Carolinas, 2013). Cynthia has been busy working on her colonial manuscript!

The authors who contribute to this blog are some of the smartest, sweetest, funniest, and encouraging bunch of ladies I have ever "met" (some I haven't gotten to meet in person yet but we engage in our private Facebook page and via a Yahoo group.) Their posts continue to amaze and bless me. I often shake my head at how good a post is and how blessed we are to have such godly women writing for this blog.  It is very humbling to me and I'm glad to be part of it. And they've been an amazing inspiration to me as I completed three colonial 100,000 word manuscripts and a 20,000 word novella manuscript during the past three years (just in case you thought I don't actually write in that era!) 
This is a section of the scarf from Colonial Williamsburg, unfolded.
My giveaway: A copy of the paperback of my novella and  a Colonial Williamsburg scarf.

From Roseanna M. White: Three years? Amazing! When I first joined the CQ, I had 2 biblical novels published and my first Colonial was slated for release but not out yet. Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland is what whetted my appetite for this wonderful era, and after its release in late 2011, I followed my newfound love for early American fiction with a series from Harvest House that began during the Revolution with Ring of Secrets and then skipped forward to the War of 1812 in Whispers from the Shadows. The final installment of that Culper Ring Series just released, with the Civil-War set Circle of Spies. The series also contains two free novellas, Fairchild's Lady and A Hero's Promise.

My next book out is another biblical, sequel to my first one. Though I have some other ideas for early American work that I hope to sell someday soon, for now my next project is an Edwardian trilogy with Bethany House. I'm very excited about this one, because the first book, The Lost Heiress, is a rewrite of a book I wrote at age 13--my first novel!


To celebrate the anniversary, I'll be giving away tea bricks, much like what the colonists would have used before the tea party--though we may imagine loose tea being tossed into the Boston Harbor, it was bricks!

 From Gina Welborn: The year of our Lord 2013 ushered in the release of Gina's third Barbour novella, "Mercy Mild," in the ECPA-bestselling Mistletoe Memories. Her first Harlequin LIHp novel, The Heiress's Courtship, released in January, with her second, The Marshal's Pursuit, coming out in September. Gina ends out the year with a historical romance, Masterpiece Marriage, in Abingdon Press's Quilts of Love series. While she wanted to set the story in Colonial Williamsburg, she settled on a tiny Victorian village on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Visit her new website! www.ginawelborn.com

Gina is giving away an autographed copy of Highland Crossings featuring her 1791 novella, Sugarplum Hearts and, in honor of her confectionary-owner heroine, a custom-crafted apron.
Bachelor Buttons: A Civl War Romance


From Kathleen L. Maher: Since joining CQ, Kathleen has been represented by Terry Burns of Hartline Literary and published a Civil War novella "Bachelor Buttons" which has been an Amazon top rated and best selling Civil War book. 

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Members: We have a CQ contributor page which includes information on our bloggers who haven't posted on this anniversary page (click here.) We love and value all our CQ writers!
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If you would like to post a picture of your party clothing, please feel free to put it on the Facebook party invitation page (click here.)

Please be sure to leave a comment for us. We'd love to hear more about YOU and what type of stories you enjoy reading. Have you read any of our colonial era fiction?

174 comments:

  1. Good morning, ladies! I'm up a bit early to get my work done for the day so that I may join you later this afternoon. Allow me to congratulate Carrie and all who are or have been a part of Colonial Quills for the last three years. I love this site! I'll be back later to join in the fun. Have a great day! :)

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    1. Thank you kindly, Miss Griffis, You are such a blessing to us. Come sit down by this arrangement of peonies--my last for the season. Your garments are lovely!

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  2. I enjoy reading your posts as I am a history lover the colonial period is one of my favorite time periods and I have read many books from that time period. I like hearing about the trials and tribulations that our ancestors had to go through and how tough they were to make it. They were very strong. griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. I am so glad, Angela! I really enjoy all the wonderful articles, too, and feel so blessed by all the talent in this group. God has been good to us!

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  3. Happy anniversary on my birthday today ~ may you all be blessed! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House ~ I am on my way to the Y for my back-to-back M-W-F classes, an hour of aerobics and an hour of stretching. Hope you're serving chocolate cake later today! :D

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    1. I have PT later, Kathleen! Thanks for coming by and of course we have to have chocolate torte!!! With ganache, of course!

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    2. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Kathleen--I think the first prize should go to you!!!

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    3. Thank you so much!! Kathleen
      I think so too, lol.

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  4. Good morning. I'm fashionably early this morning. Just wanted to say many many congratulations to Colonial Quills, to Diana Flowers, and ALL the authors on presenting such beautiful work! Brightest blessings to you from Joy Ross Davis.

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    1. Why Mrs. Davis, I'm afraid Mrs. Flowers is not a member of this blog although she has contributed so many lovely guest reviews, maybe we should make her an honorary member. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Congratulations, ladies! So many successes and most importantly, touching lives for Christ with stories from our favorite settings! Wishing you all many more years and releases.

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    1. Debra, we are so blessed to have you as a contributor on this blog. Thank you so much for being with us.

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  6. Good morning from SD! Happy anniversary to CQ! Thank you to Carrie and all the writers for doing such a wonderful job of writing. I have a lot of these books, so I know quite a few authors here! There are some new authors I haven't read their books. I'll have to check them out! It's such a blessing to be able to read clean Christian books! Again congratulations!

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    1. Good morning, Regina! I pray you are having a good day and are settled in back home. So glad you are finding good authors to read, and Christian books that are edifying.

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    2. Regina, I'm so thrilled to be counted among so many talented authors. I have read many of the CQ authors' books and have a huge "to be read" file. Do check them out, there are some fabulous authors.

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  7. Felicitous salutations on this special day! Since discovering this blog I have read a great deal more colonial fiction. The broad expanse of your knowledge is a wonderful gift to us readers, and your creativity (especially with the tea parties!) adds a special touch of community that so many others lack. God bless!

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    1. I'm so glad, Rachel. Thanks so much. We have such diversity in the topics our authors are interested in, which is a blessing!

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  8. I'm going around at our party with hot apple oat bran cereal and spiced cider for any invalids present (like myself--that's my breakfast!) Come on by--I feel sure we'll serve better offerings just as soon as I've made my rounds! I'm limping a little and I'm sure someone else will help with that coffee service and the eggs, ham, and biscuits!

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  9. What a great assembly of authors!!! Please pass a biscuit :)

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    1. Thank you, Robin. I see a china plate just for you. Coffee, tea or cider?

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  10. How exciting! Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! Celebrating is such fun, isn't it? Thank you for all the wonderful posts, info, and books you share. May God bless you all as you move into the fourth year and beyond! :)

    Thanks and blessings,
    Karen
    klange61AThotmailDOTcom

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    1. I love to celebrate, Karen! Thanks so much and blessing back!

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  11. I love Historical Fiction! I'm so excited about the giveaway and you have definitely peaked my interest on some other authors I wasn't aware of.

    Blessings,
    Jalynn
    pattersonmom24@aol.com

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    1. We have such a talented group of ladies, Jalynn! I hope you get to read all of their work! We also have a FREE Christmas story written by many of us--there is a page on the blog for it so check it out!

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  12. So very happy to be a part of this illustrious party. Everyone looks lovely and I so look forward to reading all the books mentioned. Historical fiction is a HUGE favorite of mine. Thanks again for the invitation to tea :)

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    1. And you, dear lady Betti, are a huge favorite of ours at CQ!!! Thanks so much and come sit down by me and enjoy morning tea!

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    2. Thanks again, Carrie for allowing me to join you. Unfortunately I must hurry away as the job is calling me. Look forward to the opportunity to win something from this wonderful party. Happy 3rd Anniversary to you all!!

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  13. Good morning Ladies . I love a variety of different types of books . Happy Anniversary to you all . Would love to win one of your books . Thanks and blessings .
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good morning, Mrs. Dent! Thank you for your kind felicitations! My favorite stories combine Christ's love with romance and history! We have lots of ladies, including myself, who write such novels!

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  14. I got into reading Historical Fiction from MaryLu Tyndall. I love reading stories take happen around bodies of water such as Oceans, Great Lakes, Bays, Rivers, etc! I even enjoy reading any historical fiction that really takes you back in time and is not the time era I or my close family members have lived in! Take me back in time away from this era and technology!! I have read colonial era fiction from MaryLu Tyndall & Laurie Alice Eakes.

    In Christ,
    Tracy
    tlcfinch4(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://poetics-of-life.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love MaryLu's books and MaryLu! She's a sweetheart! Thanks so much for coming by, Tracy! I enjoy books set by the water, too, and most of what I've written has water elements.

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  15. This day has taken on a totally crazy speed.........Im so very sorry I cant stay around
    God bless all of you authors and contributors at CQ
    Have a totally terrific party
    Chris Granville
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    1. Praying for you, Mrs. Granville! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    2. So sorry your asthma and allergies are bothering you Chris. Praying for you Dear Sister ~ Linda ~

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  16. Ooh, some hot tea would be much appreciated to get me going today. :) What a wonderful thing to celebrate - happy 3 years!!! I love reading the articles and wisdom posted here, even though I don't get to comment every day. We appreciate all of you ladies! I have read many of the books listed above and have loved every one of them. Keep up the good writing!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. How odd that it is only in the 60's today in coastal Virginia. It makes our tea all the much more appreciated, though, as we need the warmth! Glad of the fire, too. Thanks so much, Susan!

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  17. What a cozy spot for our party! Good morn, Ms. Carrie and everyone who stopped by! I apologize for being so late. I'm afraid my day has been very much like Mrs. Granville's so far, but hopefully thing will slow down this afternoon. I'll settle by the fire for a bit and would love a spot of that lovely tea.

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    1. Good afternoon, Mrs. Hochstetler! We've just hit the nooning hour and our servers are coming through with deviled eggs, tea or coffee, sweet pastries, salat, and herbed roasted chicken. Soup is beef barley with rice and onions.

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    2. Sounds absolutely lovely, Carrie! What a fun celebration it is and so good to see so many joining us!

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  18. Good Morning Ladies it is with pleasure I am joining your lovely anniversary party. All the refreshments look so appealing, I would love to partake of some tea as I find myself rather parched from my long journey from South Carolina. I am very pleased to see all these renowned authors here today, and I am barely able to contain my excitement at all the wonderful reading materials they are sharing with us!

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    1. I am really humbled by the CQers generosity to our party guests, Teresa! Thanks so much for taking that long ocean journey!

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  19. Hello all! What a lovely group of ladies. I have had the pleasure of reading a couple of these delightful stories. I am not a fan of tea, so I would love some lemonade as it is hot here at the moment

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    1. We have a delightful lemonade here. Thankfully the ship just came in and we have plenty of those difficulty to find lemons!

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  20. Well, I meant to be here sooner but this get-up I borrowed from a Colonial Williamsburg reinactor took longer to done than it took Anna Strong to dress in last Sunday's episode of Turn. Good news these stays do wonders for my posture.

    Lots of wonderful books on this list. Many I've read and love. Congratulations, CQ, on the Anniversary. Darlings, you don't look a day older.

    On a tea-drinking day such as this, do remember:

    Take a lesson from tea: its real strength comes out when it gets into hot water.

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    1. So great to celebrate with you, Gina! I've enjoyed our visits to Colonial Williamsburg. I only remember our little sweeties being in hot water with their mamas!

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  21. Happy Anniversary, Quillers! I have traveled all the way from SC for this auspicious occasion. My my, so much talent all here in one room. I have read most of these marvelous books but I'm keeping my eyes peeled on Jennifer's books (love Scottish books) and Rebecca's, A Place in His Heart. What a lovely cover!

    It's been raining so much in the Carolinas I accidentally dragged the hem of my lovely, summer yellow gown in the mud while getting into the coach. I should have worn more practical, darker colors like my friend, Linda Finn, but it has been so hot here. Oh I do hope it will come out!

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    1. Come to the side room and we'll have our maid take that mud right out of your beautiful gown. We've been so blessed to have you visit with us and share your thoughts on our authors' books, Mrs. Flowers. And congratulations on your 3rd anniversary on the OWG blog, too!

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    2. Why thank you, Miss Carrie. You are too kind.

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    3. I was trying to stay warm Diana, was mere practicality. I so wanted to throw on my light green spring dress with all the lace, but somehow I knew better ! We have a fine laundry for such lovely things and the girls will see to cleaning you up... drags Diana off to the other room to be fussed over.

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    4. You are so practical, my deah. I'm afraid us southern belles are so not. sigh....

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  22. Good morning and happy anniversary! I became interested in Colonial fiction as a teenager after seeing the movie April Morning, then reading the book by Howard Fast. Another favorite of mine was Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi. As an adult I love reading Christian romantic fiction, and I recently finished So Fair a Lady by Amber Perry, and loved it! Several of the books mentioned above are on my to-read list... and I can't get to them fast enough! :) I'd love to win one of Lori Benton's books especially since I don't own copies yet and have read such fabulous reviews lately.

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Heidi, I don't think I've seen April Morning! We're so glad you love colonial fiction! Thanks so much for coming to the celebration!

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    2. I haven't read or seen April Morning either. Thank you for telling us about it, Heidi. It's always great hearing what inspires readers love of colonial fiction!

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    3. Heidi is correct! "April Morning" is a wonderful story. I own the DVD but have yet to read the book. It's so nice to know that fiction inspires a love of history—that encourages me. :)

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  23. I'll take some of that hot tea. Sigh...so good.

    I love reading most well-written, Christian fiction historicals (contemporaries too, but that's for another board). My favorite kind are the descriptive ones that really set the scene, characters, and describe the little details of everyday life. Don't just tell me that they are drinking tea. Describe the china, make them enjoy their tea and not be in such a hurry to not stop and enjoy the good things in their lives. I want to know the people and their personalities so well that I feel like we could be friends; no cardboard cutouts. Regency, American revolutionary, pretty much anything late 18th and all 19th century are favorites for me. Even early 20th century is good. I just like lots of detail, carefully crafted prose, and almost no villains. Every once in awhile I like to read a suspenseful novel with villains. After all I do enjoy reading MaryLu's books! I also love the writings of Laura Frantz, Jody Hedlund, Lori Benton, Sarah Sundin, Anne Mateer and many others.

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  24. One of the best colonial era fiction books I have read is Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow. It's set in Charleston at the end of the Revolutionary War. Beautiful book! It's not CBA, but the characters do go to church, pray at various times, and it's a clean read. http://tinyurl.com/lbozjky

    I loved reading Roseanna's Annapolis, MD book. I even went to Google maps and found the streets those characters used to get a feel for their surroundings and environment.

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    1. Sylvia, it's alway such fun to find another person who likes Celia Garth. It's one of my favorite Rev War novels. The first time I read it, it was a library book, and years later, while shopping in an antique book store, I found a copy. Huzzah! What a find! My book, The Chamomile, also takes place in Charleston during the two years the British occupied the city.

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  25. I have read Lisa Norato's, Prize of My Heart, and it was a wonderful book. Can't wait until The Promise Keeper comes out this summer! Isn't that cover divine?

    Still working on this mud stain on my lovely yellow gown. I do decleah.

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  26. Why, that lovely maid got the stain out and saved my dress from ruin! Now to let it dry a bit. I wish I could take her back to SC with me! ;)

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    1. I have a girl I can loan you Diana, she is in need of a vacation and I am sure you wouldn't work her too hard. Hugs

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    2. haha How nice of you to offer, Linda. I'm sure once she experienced the heat and humidity of SC she would be begging to go home!

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  27. Congratulations, ladies, on three years. It's wonderful to see what all has happened to all of you so far.

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    1. On behalf of all us Quillers, thank you, Lena! It's always lovely to see you, but so happy you could join us on this special day. Blessings.

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    2. Lena! It is so delightful to have you as our guest. You are a MUCH-admired author who inspires us with your talent and kindness. Blessings to you, sweet lady!

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  28. Congratulations, ladies! This is an awesome blog! I'm praying it continues for many more years!

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  29. Congratulations ladies:)You are all so talented! This is a great selection on books, I have read several of them and love them!! I love stopping by and reading your post, colonial time period is my favorite! .sometimes I wish I lived during that period of time:)

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    1. Welcome, Rebecca and thank you! I think I can safely say that, like you, we here all enjoy the colonial time period, lol. Thank you for celebrating with us today! and for reading our authors and posts. Blessings.

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    2. Rebecca, I have often wished that I had lived during this time period as well. Wouldn't it be lovely if there was a place that offered a several week get away where one could live as they did during this time period?

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    3. Grace--I love your idea of a place for a retreat in the Colonial era. That would be so much fun! I would be so in for someplace like that. ;-)

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  30. Happy Anniversary Colonial Quills! What a wonderful group! And great selection of books offered. Many I have read, many I want to read. Beautiful day for a celebration!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, and greetings! It is a beautiful day for a celebration, and I'm so grateful you could join us. It's always so nice to hear you enjoy the blog and our authors.

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  31. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for introducing so many new authors to me! :)
    My newest fave had got to be Amber's debut So Fair A Lady! Love love LOVED it!!!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Welcome, Amy and thank you for joining us! I'm sure Amber will be thrilled to hear your wonderful praise for So Fair A Lady. I haven't read it yet, but I look forward to.

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  32. Happy Anniversary! I just recently joined up with CQ. I am enjoying it very much. What a great collection of authors and I enjoyed reading from each one. Many are on my to be read list and have added more since reading this. I love reading historical fiction. My favorite time period is colonial. I also enjoy stories set in the prairie. ~ Blessings to you all ~

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    1. Blessings to you, too, Lisa! (what a pretty name, lol). Great to have you with us! We are so glad you discovered CQ! Thank you for being a part of our celebration day!

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  33. Wow, Three awesome years so far ! I was admiring all the lovely gowns you ladies have worn today, so nice ! The food and tea wonderful as always Carrie...smile I just love the line up of fine literature , each book near and dear to my heart and I see some new authors that I have not read as of yet. I brought alone my quilting project to work on while visiting, I think I shall pull up a chair by the fire and enjoy my tea !

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  34. Hello Ladies! My apologies for being late... I was looking back over everyone's comments, and the comments and posting by our fabulous authors represented here, and I am honored to be at this Tea Party! All the amazing talent is spectacular!!! I am also proud to say that I have read many of these fine books! Carrie, thank you for inviting me to the Third Year Anniversary! I am forever greatful! Im going to stroll around the grounds now and visit for awhile!

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  35. Yay! I am here! I had an unexpected appointment this morning, ladies, otherwise I would have dropped by sooner. Everyone looks so lovely in their gowns. Happy Anniversary to the ladies of Colonial Quills. You are all a blessing! I am praying that you continue to bless us for many years to come! I will try and stop by later...right now I have my grandchildren here, so my time is pretty much taken. Hugs and God bless!

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    1. Always such a pleasure to visit with you, Debbie! Thank you for the good wishes and the blessing. God's blessing to you as well! Enjoy your precious grandchildren and thank you for taking time to stop in during your busy day!

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    2. I had my grand puppy with me last week, Debbie! Hugs!!!

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    3. Sorry I couldn't stay longer. These tea parties are always on the day that my daughter and granddaughters visit me....and this morning I attended an event at my grandson's school. It looks like everyone had a great time! Hugs!

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    4. Chaplain Debbie, per random.org you are the winner of the talented Carla Gade's giveaway! Congrats! Carla designed this gorgeous website, for which we are so grateful. And she helped put this party together, too. We so appreciate all your visits on the blog, too, Debbie. We always enjoy having you. Blessings!

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  36. Congratulations on your 3 years of wonderful and informative blogs and great books! I can only stay a moment as I'm feeling quite unwell today. I slept late and now I'm ready for an afternoon nap. If I feel better later, I will stop by again. Love you all!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and support, Kay, and especially for stopping in when you aren't feeling well. Feel better soon! Hope to see you later.

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    2. Praying for you, Kay. I'm having a lot of foot pain today which makes these online parties so fun because it is something I can do! Hugs!

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  37. What a great day and wonderful turn out for our celebration! And so many beautiful gowns! Its been such a pleasure being part of the CQ team, truly a blessing!!

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    1. Hey, Carla! Hugs. What a party, huh? I love the photo collage you did of your photo and books. Awesome, so creative!

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    2. You have blessed us all and me especially, Carla. God bless you for your many kindnesses!!! Hugs!

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    3. Thanks, Lisa and Carrie! {{{hugs}}}

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  38. Hello Ladies ~ I'm on the party circuit today, but it wouldn't be complete without stopping by for the big 3 year celebration! Wow! And congrats - you ladies always know how to throw a party!! Everyone looks grand and as always, the tea is refreshing! I am so blessed to be a part of this group! Hugs!!

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    1. Welcome, Rebecca! Your new book looks and sounds awesome and I'm looking forward to reading it! Yes, what a lovely party this is. The gowns are all stunning!

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    2. Rebecca, congratulations on the release of A Place in His Heart! Beautiful cover and the story sounds wonderful!

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  39. Thank you, Diana and Lisa! It is an exciting time for me! But good to relax with some friends a lovely anniversary party!

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    1. Rebecca, I am several chapters into your lovely new book!!! There is so little written in this time period. Yes, sit and relax before you have all that promotion you'll have to do. We're looking forward to celebrating with you right here on CQ!

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  40. This party is simply wonderful! I have been strolling around the grounds, visiting with friends...discussing these wonderful books by these wonderful ladies!!

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    1. Thank God it is so cool out today, Grace! And the roses really are lovely today!

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  41. Congrats on the anniversary and all the great awards that are being presented. What an honor for all of you. I'm sorry, I'm arriving late, but being from the West Coast, and all my travels, my brain still doesn't know what time zone I'm in. Vicki

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    1. Welcome, Vicki, and thank you for your good wishes! It's wonderful to have you join the party whenever you arrive!

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  42. Good afternoon, ladies! I'm finally done with my day's work and can enjoy the rest of the afternoon. My, what a wonderful turnout! So happy to see all of the authors and guests here. AND THE GOWNS! They're so lovely! I'm really enjoying the beautiful display of books and would love to read each and every one. Thank you, Carrie, for the sweet invite! Now, I think I'll wander around and see if there's any of that yummy looking chocolate torte still left. ;)

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    1. Oooops! Forgot my e-mail address:

      bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Yes, indeed have some whipped cream on your chocolate torte! And come sit by the fire--there is a damp chill today here in the Virginia colony!

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  43. In the spirit of celebrating Colonial fiction, I'd like to add that, for anyone who might be interested, PRIZE OF MY HEART will be offered as a free ebook next Saturday, June 7th.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing that, Lisa! LOVED that book and it made it on my annual favorites list!

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  44. Congratulations, Colonial Quills on three wonderful years!

    I'm joining the celebration very late today as I've just arrived home from a two-week trip during which I researched the colonial period in Pennsylvania and Georigia for the colonial historical fiction novel I'm currently writing.

    What a privilege it is to be a member of this wonderful group of writers dedicated to my favorite time period.

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    1. It is a privilege to have you with us, Mrs. Howerter! You are a delight to know!

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  45. Just thought I'd post the email that I use the most. It is graceyost@hotmail.com

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  46. My thanks to you, Mrs. Carrie, for the lovely party!! The tea and sweet pastries were delicious and I'm in "seventh heaven" at having the opportunity to talk to all these wonderful authors about their outstanding books!!

    Congratulations on the third anniversary of Colonial Quills and I love the above inside cabin picture - where was it taken?? Would love to sit a spell in that rocker by the fire and read a book - I hopefully will be fortunate enough to win - by one of our guests!!

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    1. Oh my dear Mrs. Roof, that is no cabin--that is merely one room in this beautiful colonial building. After dinner we shall move to the dancing chamber upstairs, where we can dance. The musicians will be here shortly!

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  47. My email address:

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh my, Mrs. Roof, we indeed do know where the postal courier can find you! Blessings!

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  48. The roast beef is almost done being turned on the spit, the potatoes are roasted, the green salat is tossed, and we have lemon tartlets to add to the dessert tray. Fresh rolls from the oven, too! The scent is about to overpower me it is so delicious smelling!

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  49. Looks cozy here. I see I'm just in time for dinner! :)
    Great to see Lisa's new cover. Very beautiful. Looking forward to reading her new book.

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  50. So many beautiful ladies and gorgeous gowns. I was not able to get a photo of mine, but as is probably expected of my, mine is lavender with Royal purple satin bows... I didn't leave my email because I know Ms. Pagels knows how toreach me. Of course

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  51. My apologies for arriving so late! Busy day. Happy 3rd Birthday to Colonial Quills. I just read through the LONG list of books published, and wow, God is moving in this group! So glad to be a part of it.

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    1. He is and we give Him the glory! The list was so long I thought we were going to make this tea party last all weekend!

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    2. Hi Christy, so great to see you here! Yes, we have been busy Quillers in the past 3 years and that doesn't even include all the publications by the rest of our authors in CACW/CQ!!! Blessings!

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  52. What fun updates! Happy 3rd Anniversary! Thankful for such wonderful colonial era information and books! kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for coming, Kelly! It's fun to see all these updates in one place. My our colonial ladies have been busy with their quills!

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  53. My silly iPad gote stuck on e again & wouldn't let me finish my sentence--I was going to say, of course I would be honored to win any of these books. The only one that I have already read is Bachelor Buttons.
    Lady Victoria

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  54. I love this blog.........Feels like one big family! I enjoy anything from contemporary romance, historical romance, Amish to mysteries with a little romance thrown in! I love books written in colonial times because everything was slower paced and more relaxed~~I would have loved to have lived in colonial times and worn all those gorgeous gowns.

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    1. We hear you, Janet! And it is like a big family! <3 It's so nice to know you enjoy colonial fiction and the amazing colonial times. The gowns are so beautiful and the styles really have influences style for all these generations!

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  55. What a lovely day on my birthday! Thank you all for coming to celebrate Colonial Quills three-year anniversary!! I will have a piece of chocolate in whatever form you have left! Blessings on each of you. It is so cozy here! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    1. Happy Birthday, Kathleen! So glad you could make it.There is plenty of chocolate cake for you! Glad we could share the celebration with such a special person!

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    2. Thank you, Carla! It has been a magnificent day at Pagels-Gade House with the music, flowers, and the beautiful gowns worn by all our friends on this celebration day. So glorious to be here, especially on my birthday! Three-years and so many wonderful posts. Continue for years to come! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  56. I just have to say how honored I am to be a part of this amazing group! I'm so proud of all the authors and grateful to all the readers!!! <3 <3 <3 Thanks, Carrie, for bring us together.

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    1. I love this amazing group, too, Carla. We've been through such a rough year this past one with so many losses amongst our members, including in your family, too--I think the hardest year we've had at CQ/CACW, which makes the celebration all the sweeter. I treasure that we all support each other and share and help. God bless you for all you do and have done, Carla! Hugs!!!

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    2. Such a lovely group of ladies. I'm happy and grateful to be a part of the group, too. Good news about dear huddy who made it through a scary health crisis. After 5 months, his wound has completely healed, so no more changing bandages. He's wearing regular shoes. Huzzah! This past week, we walked into Sunday school and everyone clapped and cheered. I don't know what we would have done without their love and prayers. I'm convinced they prayed us through. And now I have this great celebration! God is good.

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  57. Wow, this is quite the giveaway! Happy Anniversary, ladies! I hope you all have many more yet to come and you all keep writing wonderful novels!

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  58. Thank you, Emma!! Glad you stopped by to help celebrate!

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  59. Such a grand day! All these beautiful gowns seemed to shimmer in the sunlight! And, now as the day is beginning to wind down, the colors of the gowns seem to merge in beautiful colors such as a rainbow and beautiful sunset! To be around such accomplished and talented individuals just amaze me! Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity!

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    1. Thank you, Grace, for you lovely descriptions and kind words! We are so glad you came by!

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  60. Finally made it back home......Carrie thank you for the invitation
    God bless All of you
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  61. Hey Y'all!!! Just a quick pop in to say hello and CONGRATS on 3 years!!! This is an amazing blog with equally amazing writers. I read some Colonial Era fiction but not too much. Although I have read a few books/novellas from some of the ladies here :)

    Keep up the writing and blogging. Y'all are inspiring! Have a blessed weekend...Anne

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  62. I am really looking forward to reading Rebecca's book, "A Place In His Heart". The cover is just beautiful and the plot is right up my alley.

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    1. I've started reading it, Sylvia, and it is one of the few books set in this earlier colonial time period (1600's!) The cover is gorgeous, isn't it?

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  63. It's exciting to see Rebecca's novel being released soon! We are so proud of her!

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  64. All those books look just wonderful. I am so happy that there are such wonderful books out there to read. I hope to read them all!

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  65. Thank you so much! Was excited to hear I was a winner! It's a happy way to start the weekend! :)

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  66. Thank you for a wonderful day together with friends and for my birthday presents! Blessings! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  67. Congratulations to all of you talented ladies on your accomplishments. Hope I'm not too late for the whole party. (wiping tears from my eyes) Boo! Hoo! Bet it was fun and so sad I missed most. Just busy day. Been looking forward to it. :( Sounds like a lot of good books. Had been hoping to maybe win one. AND, a bunch this time too! MS Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    2. Thanks Carrie. I'm wearing a dress of Teal Blue, low neck, three quarter straight sleeves and about three inches of ivory lace, It has a semi straight skirt. And a beautiful Cameo necklace. Still sad about missing most of the day. Even got mixed up last week and was all prepared, then found out I was ahead of myself on the date. :) MS Maxie

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  68. Finally made it on here for a little bit. I hope you all had a wonderful time today celebrating.

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  69. What an amazing group of authors. All the books sound wonderful.

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  70. Hi from this late comer. So sorry to have missed the fun. Can't wait to hear the names of the winners. Hey, are there any lemon tartlets left? I need some comfort food. After work, I thought I'd do a little gardening and stepped in a pile of ants. Not fun! I should have known better and should have worn shoes and socks. Sigh.

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  71. Congratulations on your anniversary! Love all kinds of fiction. Learned about some new authors that sound like interesting reads. Thank you for the giveaways!

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    1. Hi, Sarah. They are not only good writers, but dear sisters in Christ who have dedicated their talent to glorifying our Lord. It's always a pleasure to meet another person who love to read. Good luck with the giveaways.

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  72. Happy Anniversary! What a great giveaway! I've read a few of the books mentioned above and there are some that I would love to read. Thanks for the opportunity!

    estephen81 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  73. So far I have read Mrs. White's Ring of Secrets and Mrs. Taylor's For Love or Loyalty, and I'm excited to have been introduced to so many authors and books in this post. I think this calls for revising of my To Be Read list. :) Congratulations on three years!

    Kayla
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  74. I enjoy all of your wonderful teas and look so forward to the next one with dear friends. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  75. So sorry,I said I was going and things got in the way. Trying to watch my first grandchild who is 4 mon old. On the days I am with her I get to their house at 6:15 am ,not a morning person) and sometimes don't leave til after 5 pm. By the time I get home and do a little around the house I am exhausted. Hmmm might be because I am much older this time round,like as in 62 yrs old.

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