|Martha Custis's house in Colonial Williamsburg|
|Colonial Williamsburg postcards atop a CW paper bag.|
Barbour Publishing May 2015
Sally Brewster works hard at her parents’ inn, nestled in the lower Shenandoah Valley, along the Great Wagon Road that runs from Philadelphia down through the Carolinas. She pays little mind to the gossip about the mysterious highwayman who lately makes life difficult for the redcoats—until the night when the heroic figure saves her from brigands.
The Highwayman is the second colonial novella by Shannon McNear. Her first, Defending Truth, a 2014 RITA nominee, was part of A Pioneer Christmas Collection, first released September 2013. (The collection is up for a second edition in September 2015.)
Four Brides and a Bachelor is the first of two novellas Gabrielle will release with Barbour in 2015. The second, A Groom for Josette, releases July 1st.
Baker's Dozen, by Gina Welborn
who has his own fascination with the childhood friend-tuned-cook
who has aspirations of her own.
Grieving widower Duke Baker needs to remarry. Thus his father invites twelve socialites from all over Texas to a weeklong house party in Fort Worth’s exclusive Quality Hill neighborhood. Duke doubts he’ll find a woman comparable to the wife he buried two years earlier, but his five-year-old daughter, Tabitha, needs a mother. Only Tabitha is more interested in hiding out in the kitchen with the cook than with helping Duke “connect” with any of the socialites. After four years of studying at Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, Irie LaCroix is back home and wants to open her own cooking school. What she needs is financing. So when Duke’s father offers her a chance to prove her cooking and teaching skills to a dozen socialites, she jumps on the chance. She never anticipated a child re-awaking a past she’s tried to forget. Will Duke and Irie allow God to heal their brokenness and restore their hearts to love. (Click here to go to Gina's Pinterest page for Baker's Dozen.)
|The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels|
Book One, The Fruitcake Challenge was a Family Fiction finalist for Book of the Year and is a Selah Award finalist! The winner of the Selah will be announced next week at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference in North Carolina! Very thrilling! Originally part of The Christmas Traditions series, The Fruitcake Challenge has a new cover.
My three ebook novellas are all on sale for only 99 cents right now through Friday May 15th! So grab them now on Amazon!
I am giving away some wonderful hand-made soaps from The Feathered Nest (a company co-owned by my son's homeschool co-op drama teacher!) They'll be tucked inside a mini bag from Colonial Williamsburg (on the left). Get your sweetheart to use the Bay Rum soap (mmm! Smells so good) and you try to sweet Spring Rain scent. All natural ingredients, e.g., olive oil.
Don't forget to come by the Facebook Page Party from 2-4:30.
Come in character here to the blog party if you wish! (We encourage it!!!) And share your gowns on the Facebook page if you like!
See above PLUS:
Two paperback copies of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection (USA only). (CFP: I have read these novellas and LOVED Gina's, Shannon's, and Gabrielle's stories!!!)
Winner's choice of Carrie's Lumber Camp series books, choice of format (international ebook only).
Please leave a comment below. For Carrie's giveaways please answer this question: Have you ever been to Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula? If so, what did you think?
Come be seated for the Tea Party or walk around the nearby gardens and come back for your tea time! All manners of teas and lemonade served throughout the day and hearty food for our travelers--many of whom have had coach rides from far away. Martha's china is simply fabulous and should hold up well for our Southern biscuits and ham, Sally Lund with fresh butter and jam, pudding or custard, salat with fresh greens and more! And we have a small quartet playing music in the courtyard out back. Enjoy and mingle!