Welcome to Williamsburg and to the Ludwell-Paradise house (located in Colonial Williamsburg but privately owned.) This house reminds me very much of one that might have been owned by the British-sympathizer antagonists in my story -- the Tarletons!! But for our purposes, this beautiful home will be a lovely setting for our party! It is conveniently located near several taverns, such as Weatherburn's, and they will be catering our event!
Can you see the name on the vent cover to the building? That is a subtle way of telling passers by that this is PRIVATE property and not part of Colonial Williamsburg. So don't knock on their door!
There are suspenseful elements in my story and even spies!!! I imagined a hotbed of Regency era English spies infiltrating our beautiful Tidewater Virginia. So just in case there are any spies trying to sneak in the party, you can see by the photo above, the Ludwell-Paradise House is locked up!!!
Come in, enjoy Southern hospitality such as the spicy pumpkin soup my heroine favors! We always offer ham biscuits and gravy here in Virginia! And a Colonial Quills party is NOT a party without a complete tea service being brought around and fresh lemonade.
Can you tell we LOVE our tea here at Colonial Quills blog parties???
Now, come on in and see all the books being released by our authors!!!
|The Steeplechase by Carrie Fancett Pagels|
Giveaways: Carrie is giving away autographed paperbacks (or ebook copy if preferred -- winner's choice, USA only for paperback) of each of these books, as well as a pair of horse earrings and horse-patterned ribbon bookmarks!
Bio: Carrie Fancett Pagels "Hearts Overcoming Through Time" is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling author of Christian historical romance. When this Tired Old Mommy isn't writing, she's beading, baking, researching and traveling (but not all at the same time!)
Elias Dutton, pirate turned preacher and son of the famous pirate, Rowan Dutton, must get to Barbados as soon as possible. His sister is in danger, and his parents have charged him with her safety. He cannot let them down--again. But after rescuing a madcap woman from the bay, he now finds himself tricked into masquerading as her husband so they both can procure passage to Barbados.
Pirates, storms, shipwreck and betrayal threaten to delay the couple in their journey even as sparks fly between them. With her brother-in-law in fast pursuit, the last thing Charity wants is help from a man, especially a religious one, but she has no choice. After Elias' heart was broken by a sordid woman who nearly ruined his life, he seeks a godly woman pure as the virgin sands of the Caribbean. He believes he has found such a woman in Charity. Until he discovers she is a murderer and is now faced with two choices: letting her go or turning her in to the authorities
Bio: Award winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.
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Giveaway: MaryLu is giving away a signed paperback of Charity's Cross (US only) and an ECopy.
And from Angela K Couch:
An anthology featuring the winners of the 2015 "Storming the Short Story - Dance Edition" contest, which was hosted by The Woodlands (Texas) chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
“When I'm Gone” by Angela K. Couch
Summer 1942. Just before the competition that could launch their careers as professional ballroom dancers, Elaine Mathews’s partner, James Larson, gets drafted into the army. Now, with her dreams and the man she loves hanging in the balance, Elaine must acknowledge what she’s most afraid to lose.
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White: Book One of the Restoration Trilogy by Denise Weimer
Blurb: As travel companion to her condescending cousin, Philadelphian Kathryn Morton dreamily anticipates a week in the Wild West as the best cure for meekness. After a long rail journey and a steady diet of gothic dime novels, she shivers, despite the Texas heat, at the ghastly tales of the Austin Axe Murderer. Kathryn has little time to fret, given the competing attentions of quiet rancher Harmon Gray and elegant gentleman Jonathan Wellington. With her new-found confidence and her boundless imagination, she sets out to solve the mystery of Hyde Park Cemetery before another student flees Austen Abbey. Only then can she return home to her English-born parents as an independent American woman. A woman in love. But on the stormiest of nights, Kathryn learns that solving the mystery may destroy a future with the man she’s fallen for in a big Texas way.
|Austen in Austin (WhiteFire, 2016)|
Other than writing light-hearted romances and gritty gothics, she has rather normal obsessions such as fabric, peanut butter, vacations, British dramas, and whatever mystery series she's currently stuck on.
Celebrate Leap Year with a boy and a girl and a not-so-simple proposal... Gina Welborn's newest release!!!