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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, Roseanna White's winners - , Gabrielle Meyer's winners -, Deb Marvin's winners -

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June Tea Party!!! At The Jefferson Hotel!!!





Welcome to our Colonial Quills Tea Party being held (virtually!) at The Jefferson Hotel, which is located in Richmond, Virginia.

Come on in and have a seat in one of these comfortable chairs! My best friend and my daughter celebrated my book launch of my first colonial novel at the real Jefferson Hotel and it was so much fun that I wanted to share with our Colonial Quills guests!



Look up overhead at the gorgeous stained glass dome of the lobby, over the High Tea area.  The glass is amazing!
The tea is wonderful, including their signature tea which is described as "Christmas in a teacup" and is deliciously spicy!  Or try the yummy green tea or English breakfast tea. All served in your very own silver-plated teapot!  
 The paperback of Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter releases on July 1st from White Rose/Pelican. RT Book Reviews gave this novel a 4 Star rating in their July issue! It is available from Barnes & Noble online and can also be requested from the store (which is handy if you have a discount card with B&N!), from Amazon, directly from Pelican, on Kobo, and Apple.

Giveaway: This beautiful white rose teacup set in its pretty matching box! Winner's choice of paperback or ebook copy of Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter. USA Only.
Canterbury House author of The Georgia Gold Series historical fiction and The Restoration Trilogy romantic suspense Denise Weimer announces the independent Kindle re-release of her first novella ever published, Redeeming Grace. Searching for something she cannot define and breaking under the stress as a rising star at The Metropolitan Opera, Grace Galveston travels to Tallulah Falls, Georgia, for a reprieve. In the summer of 1886, Tallulah Gorge, with its multiple waterfalls, spectacular mountain scenery, and lavish resort hotels, was already known as “The Niagara of the South.” Even amid the crowds and excitement surrounding the attempt of an aerialist to cross the chasm on a high wire, Grace hopes to find peace. Unexpectedly, though, the trip sheds light on the secret pain in her heart. Can the blessing of friendship and the possibility of love with a local minister guide her toward healing? Or will their differences and the call of her life back in New York mean even greater heartbreak?

Giveaway: A free e-book to a tea party participant who leaves a comment here at the blog.
http://deniseweimerbooks.webs.com
https://www.amazon.com/Redeeming-Grace-Hills-Habersham-Novella-ebook/dp/B01FT16NKA/

Tallulah Falls Railroad brought tourists to the grand hotels.

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Christy Award-Nominated author Roseanna M. White is celebrating the spring release of the second book in the Ladies of the Manor Series from Bethany House, The Reluctant Duchess. Combining a touch of mystery, a dose of intrigue, a blossoming romance, and a tale of healing, The Reluctant Duchess takes readers back to 1912 England and Scotland, where Highland heiress Lady Rowena Kinnaird is desperate to escape the men in her life. But when she accepts the proposal of notorious flirt Brice, the Duke of Nottingham, she fears she's about to fall headlong into more danger than she just ran away from. Read more about The Reluctant Duchess on Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christian Book | Lifeway

Giveaway: To US addresses, a signed copy of The Reluctant Duchess (or winner's choice of another of Roseanna's novels, if you already have that one). If the winner is international, Roseanna's offering an ebook of any of her biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood, A Soft Breath of Wind, or Jewel of Persia.

www.RoseannaMWhite.com
www.RoseannaMWhite.blogspot.com


Angela K Couch is celebrating the release of her novella, Mail-Order Revenge. This story is available for a limited time in a box set with three other historical romance novellas.

Elizabeth Landvick knows of one man to blame for her family’s loss of fortune and her parents’ deaths. Now, she will stop at nothing to take her revenge and recover their wealth. Even travel across the country to marry the man’s son.

With his focus his sprawling Arizona ranch, Axel Forsberg has little time for wooing a woman, so when his father finds him a bride from the east, he trusts he won’t regret the convenience. Until horses go missing, barns burn to the ground, a range war begins…and he loses his heart. 


Giveaway: to a North American address, a print copy of Mail-Order Revenge, and (to anyone) a ebook copy of Threads of Love. 
Angela K Couch on Amazon and Goodreads



Elaine Marie Cooper is celebrating the re-release of the all new Promise of Deer Run, published by CrossRiver Media!


Back Cover Blurb:



The year is 1790.

The American Revolution is long since over, yet the battles still live in the hearts of the survivors.

One young veteran is haunted by the painful memories of war. He still awaits a father who has never returned from battle and feels the sting of betrayal from a former love. He withdraws into his own world, clinging to one hope: Perhaps his father still lives.

Only one person in Deer Run seems to understand him: Nineteen-year-old Sarah Thomsen, who feels a kinship with the loner veteran. She senses the wounds in his spirit as much as she struggles to bury her own traumatic memories of war. And the veteran’s search for his father touches a chord of empathy in Sarah, as she feels the loss of a father she never knew.

While the couple begins to find hope in a mutual affection, others determine to destroy it. Slander and misunderstandings ignite a fire of doubt and mistrust, destroying whatever faith they had in each other.

Can two souls longing for healing and trust love again? Can faith—and a family—be restored?


Author Bio:

Award winning author Elaine Marie Cooper is the author of Fields of the Fatherless, Bethany’s Calendar and the historical trilogy called the Deer Run Saga. Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ, and the history of the American Revolution. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her historical novels.

Her upcoming releases include Saratoga Letters (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, October 2016) and Legacy of Deer Run (CrossRiver Media, Dec, 2016)


 Elaine will be offering a $10 Amazon Gift card to one lucky winner. Be blessed!
 

188 comments:

  1. How lovely! I would love to sample "Christmas in a teacup." Congratulations on the new releases!

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    1. Bringing you some right now Rachel! Thanks for joining us! So happy to have Suzanne here with us too from the 18th century!

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    2. Thank you, Rachael! Maybe the "Christmas in a teacup" will make us think of cooler times. ;) Hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer day.

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    3. Good morning, ladies! I agree, some Christmas in a teacup is needed! It makes me think of Barnie's White Christmas coffee. Yum.

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    4. Utterly delicious! Glad you could stop by, Rachael!

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    5. Love those spicy teas!!

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    6. I love spicy tea! So delicious!

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  2. I've had the pleasure of reading some of these wonderful books here today! I'm ready for some "Christmas in a teacup" too Carrie.. What a beautiful hotel, thank you inviting us to your tea..

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    1. Wishing you a good day, Deanna! Glad you could join us!

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    2. I love the stained glass in the hotel, have always wanted a stained glass window. Such a beautiful hotel, a tea and books - what could be better?

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  3. Great books by fabulous authors and ladies! Congrats on the tea party release Carrie! I loved Angela's Revenge book and am rereading it for my blog post. Most happy thoughts to you all today!

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    1. Thanks Bree! So glad to finally have Suzanne's story out there!

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    2. I just realized I've had the pleasure of reading all the stories listed here today! And I can heartily recommend all!

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  4. All these prizes sound fabulous! I'm looking forward to fun at the party, too.

    I'd love to visit the Jefferson Hotel after we move. We're temporarily relocating to NC and hoping to settle permanently in VA.

    Congrats to all the authors on their new books!

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    1. Ashley I hope you get to visit the real Jefferson. It is a gorgeous 5 Star hotel! Let me know when you get to Virginia!

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    2. Thanks! Depending on how long it takes us to build up our savings, it will be at least a year before we can move to VA. We're renting an apartment in NC to help save money so we can have a sizeable down payment. But I've already got my eye on a place. Praying it stays on the market for us.

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  5. Mmm...Christmas in a Teacup sounds yummy! Thanks for inviting me to the party!

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    1. Hi Carrie! It is delicious!!! Here I will bring your teapot and cup!

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  6. This is such a lovely giveaway! The Jefferson Hotel looks STUNNING! I can see why you fell in love.

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    1. It is gorgeous Halita! Come sit with me. I am wearing a beautiful necklace. Do you recognize it?

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  7. Wow, I need to get my hubby to take me here. This looks drop dead gorgeous. Is the food as fabulous as it looks?

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    1. I heartily agree with the beauty! And though I've never eaten there in person, I'll just assume YES. Because wow. So pretty!

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    2. Julia the food is amazing. It is so good! Maybe take your motif she comes to Richmond!

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    3. Perhaps they have some chocolate delicacies at the tea to add to the enjoyment of the hotel beauty, tea, and books?

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  8. I am so glad we left early and arrived before the heat became unbearable in that carriage. I must say, Suzanne and Lady Rowena this is a charming place for a tea party! It is beautiful! I will have a cup of Christmas in a Teacup, please.

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    Congratulations ladies on the release of your books! I have read all but Redeeming Grace by Denise Weimer, which is on my to be-read-list.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thank you, Tina! Redeeming Grace has been out of print for a number of years. I'm excited to offer it again as a sweet romantic summer read!

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    2. Lovely you could stop by, Tina!

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    3. Mrs. Tina, I have read "Redeeming Grace" on kindle and highly recommend it! So happy you could come to the Tea Party!

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  9. The hotel is very pretty. I'd be happy to attend tea with you!

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  10. The hotel is beautiful, the stained glass gorgeous, food looks wonderful. Thanks for the invite Carrie. Congratulations on the books ladies😀

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    1. Thanks Pam! I wish your sis could have joined us. Praying for her!

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    2. Yes so do I. She's having a rough day today. Thank you for your prayers 😀

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    3. Carrie
      My sister said she will try to get a letter ( blog post) off soon and give everyone an update on how she is doing.
      I am glad I was able to make it to your lovely tea party I have met some wonderful people ( authors)

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    4. Wonderful! I am praying Robbie Pink makes a full recovery and is feeling great soon, Pam! Blessings!

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  11. I'm so delighted to be here! The surroundings, the company, the prizes...enough said! So excited for the authors sharing their precious time with us!

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    1. We are excited to have you here Teri! Welcome!

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  12. Congratulations Roseanna for being a CHRISTY FINALIST! Congratulations to the authors on your releases! Carrie, the Jefferson Hotel is so GORGEOUS! Ladies, you are looking so beautiful in your dresses! I always enjoy these wonderful teas! Have a wonderful day of celebration! :)

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    1. Thank you, Caryl! Very exciting, to be sure. =) So glad you could swing by! Enjoy a virtual cup and a few tasty cakes. ;-)

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    2. Thank you Caryl! Your dress is stunning, as well! :)

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  13. Wow--this is all beautiful! Looking forward to it--thanks for including me in the festivities! :)

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    1. Hi Elaine! We are so thrilled to have our Christy award finalist with us!

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  14. Congratulations Roseanna M. White on being a CHRISTY FINALIST. Congratulations Carrie and all the lovely authors here on their new releases. My children are keeping me busy this summer being home all day for summer vacation but I look forward to reading the new releases. What an elegant hotel the the Jefferson Hotel is. What a divine choice . I am looking forward to seeing you all again at our tea party. They are always so much fun.

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    1. Thanks Deanne! We are so very proud of Ro with her Christy finalist and praying she wins. This is a book of her heart! Her new release should also be amazing!

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    2. You guys are so sweet. =) Thanks! I'm enjoying the excitement before the winner is announced on Monday, LOL. And enjoying the tea party now! I think I shall have a scone with Devonshire cream now...

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    3. Congrats, Deanne, per random.org your are the paperback winner!

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  15. Wonderful to be celebrating at The Jefferson Hotel. Our family has dined there for Christmas dinner and the decorations were beautiful.:-)

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    1. We are talking about going to the restaurant at Christmas! Thanks for coming by!

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  16. What a great selection of books! Mail Order Revenge was a great read and I look forward to reading the rest. The tea cup s beautiful.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed Mail-Order Revenge! The others are also great. Such a privilege to mingle with these wonderful authors!

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  17. What a great selection of books! Mail Order Revenge was a great read and I look forward to reading the rest. The tea cup s beautiful.

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  18. Love the beautiful pictures and the tea cup! A great ambiance.

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    1. Thanks Gail and welcome!! Have some green tea!

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  19. The Jefferson looks lovely! That stained glass...

    I'd love to be entered for Roseanna's giveaway! I have The Reluctant Duchess, but I've been wanting The Lost Heiress

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    1. Consider yourself entered! Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

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  20. Thanks for sharing the fun, ladies! :)

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    1. So glad you could stop in, Sarah! Help yourself to some refreshments. :)

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  21. Hello, ladies! What a splendid day for a tea party! This place is so gorgeous! I'm truly in awe!

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    1. Isn't it breathtaking? A perfect setting--kudos to Carrie for picking it out!

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    2. So lovely to see you, Regina! You look simply breathtaking in your gown. :)

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  22. I actually remembered to come to the blog post BEFORE the tea party started. That meant that I had time to really read each section and stare at the pictures taking in all the details. Much nicer this way.

    The Jefferson Hotel looks fabulous. Carrie, you must have had a glorious time when you went there to celebrate your book launch. The tea cup you are giving away is beautiful. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be the one God chooses to bless with winning it.

    All of this books this month sound wonderful.

    I've had the pleasure to already read The Reluctant Duchess, and I loved it.

    Redeeming Grace is in a pdf on my computer waiting for me. I'm looking forward to it as well.

    I hadn't heard of the others, but they have been added to my list. I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone at the tea party this afternoon.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed Rowena's story--and yes, much more relaxing when you come by here first. =) Have a wonderful time, and hopefully we'll catch you at the chat later!

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    2. Welcome, Debbie! So glad you stopped in. It would be exciting indeed if you won the tea cup!

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  23. This post is from Kelly De Lance who can't post from her phone:

    Kelly De Lance:
    Thanks so much for having me at the Tea Party. Everything looks just divine! I would like a cup of Christmas in a cup,Tea please. Looking forward to chatting with you all! The books are getting me ready for a time of being Swept Away

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    1. Welcome, Kelly! Summer is a great time to get swept away with romance! :)

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  24. (Chappy Debbie enters)
    Hello all of you beautiful people! This hotel is gorgeous! Congratulations to the authors on their releases. My, but this party is already in full swing! May I have some refreshments, please?

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    1. Hello Chappy Debbie you look lovely! Have some tea and help yourself to the goodies on those pretty trays!

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    2. Hi Chappy Debbie, Now this party can really get started! ;) So glad you could make it!

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    3. Thanks so much....everything looks yummy.

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    4. Hi, Debbie - so glad to see you!! Isn't The Jefferson exquisite!!

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    5. Hey Bonnie! Yes, it is. It would be nice to actually visit it in person.

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    6. Debbie - I'd love to (re)visit it also, as well as Williamsburg!!

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  25. I'm not big on tea, more of a hot chocolate girl, but I would LOVE to have tea in such a lovely setting. As a history buff from age 4 and now an active museum volunteer architecture like that steeped, I just couldn't resist, in all that history, wow!

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    1. This is a historic hotel. Be sure to check out the alligator statue. Here is some black tea for you and a plate for your pastries!

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    2. Jasmine, do share with everyone what type of museum you volunteer at!

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    3. I'm with you on the hot chocolate. :) This is a lovely setting though!

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  26. What a grand event! Good tidings and felicitations to our esteemed authors!

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    1. Hello, fellow authoress! Please enjoy an afternoon break with us.

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    2. I'll bring you some of these lovely refreshments. :)

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  27. I volunteer a museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of our town and county. The building was built by volunteers specifically for the museum, it is 12 sided with a center internal tower that features our gallery with local artwork (quilts, paintings, and photos) on the second floor and a storage area on the third. The museum has always been all volunteer, not a single paid staff member, and all donation supported. One of the biggest events in town each year is our holiday bazaar when 20+ local crafters set up and we serve food out of our 80+ year old ranger station mess hall that we also use for meetings. Can you tell I am enthusiastic about the museum? I wear a variety of hats there, youngest board member, cataloging in the archives, accession committee, coordinator (manager) for the front desk/gift shop volunteers, representing the museum at local special events, and I've also attended museum training conferences three years running. Did I mention that I am excited about the museum? LOL

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    1. Sounds fascinating, Jasmine - where is the museum located?? I'm interested in the architecture of the museum also.

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    2. Sounds so cool! Where is this museum?

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    3. Sounds so cool! Where is this museum?

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  28. Thank you for sharing, Jasmine! 12-sided with a central tower? Sounds fascinating. What year was it built? It would be lovely if you could share a photo.

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  29. What a gorgeous setting for the tea party, and what a great list of new releases--and terrific prizes! Somehow I missed the announcement, so I'm just dropping by for a minute to congratulate all the happy authors and wish everyone all the best!

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    1. So wonderful to see you here, Joan! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you are having a cool day! :)

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    2. Thank you! :) Have a wonderful rest of the day.

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  30. My, everyone looks so lovely. The temperatures can get so hot this time of year...so many fires in California already, and the fire season has only just begun. There is a fire in the hills of my town right now....no danger to us, but frightening how easily fires start. I could use a cold drink...anything look good?

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    1. Praying those fires get put out! :( I think the lemonade and iced tea both look lovely!

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    2. Unfortunately, California is a hotbed for fires. The good news is that our town now has large cargo planes to help put out the big fires.

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    3. Fires are no fun. We had one of our cities recently evacuated and partly burned down. :( Keep safe.

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  31. 1978 is the year it opened but I believe the actual building process started at least the year before. The logs are all local logs, at one point the town I live in had the largest pine lumber mill in the US, and half were peeled by a local couple who were in their 80's, we even had local school children come and work on log peeling. This was before my time but I've spoken with a few of the now adult kids that peeled logs. I've also talked with a lady that drove a straddle buggy (Hyster straddle carrier) at the mill and she remembers the mill having her deliver loads of lumber to the museum as it was being built. The mill is now closed and has been for years but the museum is still very much a community effort. We are working on revamping our website but you can find a few pictures there of the outside and exhibits, http://www.libbyheritagemuseum.org/.

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    1. That's interesting that the construction was done like that and in log during that time period! I'll have to check out the web site!

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    2. Log was and still is very popular here as a building material. We even have a small Amish community that make much of their money through a log house building business, they make kits you can put together yourself or for an extra fee they will put it up. They are not the only log house building company either. The lumber mill ran under different owners from about 1910 all the way until partial closing in 1990 and total closure around 2002. Even the house I live in, built in 1948, has a ground floor made of logs 12"+ in diameter. The second floor is frame. And somewhat like the house in White ours is a mishmash, the upstairs was finished as an apartment in the 1970's but my bedroom window up there is a school type window from around 100 years ago.

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    3. I enjoyed checking out the photos. It's great that your community appreciates their heritage!

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  32. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and for giving us a glimpse of each of the featured author's works. I appreciate the invitation!

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  33. I've enjoyed the tea so much, however, must leave to run errands. Congrats to Carrie, Denise, Roseanna, Angela, and Elaine on their beautiful recent literary releases - and a special congrats to Roseanna on being a Christy finalist!! Thank you so much for inviting me, Carrie!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bonnie! We authors appreciate you!! :)

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    2. Thank you, Bonnie, and have a blessed evening.

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    3. Thank you, ladies!!

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  34. Everything looks absolutely beautiful! Definitely a place I need to visit someday, but in the meantime I will settle for looking at all of the lovely pictures! What a great giveaway!!

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  35. Would love to be there drinking a cup of tea. Congratulations on your recent releases. Hugs!

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  36. Beautiful hotel. I look forward to reading these novels. Thanks for the invite.

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    1. Good afternoon, Marguerite, and thank you for joining us! We hope our stories provide an extra blessing to your summer!

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  37. Great looking books! Can't wait to read them! Would love to try some tea!

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    1. Welcome, Bev! What kind of tea is your favorite?

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  38. Awesome, I am happy to be here at this wonderful party!

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    1. Hello, Nicole, pleased to make your acquaintance! Can any of us authors answer any questions for you?

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    2. Oh they did on fb! It was a lot of fun!

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  39. Chappy needs to leave for a bit...I need to do an errand for the Butler. I will try and return soon.
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    1. Hi Chappy. I am just returning after spending some time with my son and his friends this afternoon.

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    2. I have just returned from driving my daughter about in the buggy as well. Somehow I seem to spend a lot of time doing that!

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    3. I too just finished my errands and thought I'd stop by again for another cup of that delicious Christmas in a Teacup!!

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  40. This is such a fantastic thing to do! What fun! Gorgeous pictures! I'm excited to be at a tea party! :) Thank you ladies for inviting everyone!

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  41. There are so many great new releases to dig into!! And I'd LOVE a warm pot of English Breakfast tea. :)

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  42. "Christmas in a tea cup" sounds lovely! I'm sipping tea as I write this. Congrats on the Christy finalist, Roseanna White!! And all the books look lovely! It would be fun to read them in the Jefferson Hotel!!!!

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    1. The chairs are so comfy Becky!! Snuggle in and read while I bring you a teapot!

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    2. They look comfy, Carrie - perhaps I'll be blessed enough to visit Williamsburg some day & can (re)visit this beautiful hotel!!

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  43. Looks like some amazing books by some amazing authors.

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    1. Looks like an amazing Beta reader came by! Great to see you, Cheryl! Hugs!!!

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  44. I have read a lot of these books and want to read the rest of them! Thanks to all the author for sharing their stories with us. We couldn't be readers without you all!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! You are appreciated!

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    2. And we couldn't be authors without all of you :)

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    3. It's a mutual admiration society, Denise!!

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  45. I've been dying to read The Reluctant Duchess, but all of these other books are new to me! They all sound so fascinating, especially Promise of Deer Run. After living in PA for a couple of years, I'm interested in our nation's early years.

    Thanks for inviting us to such a grand destination to celebrate all of these fine books!

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    1. Hi Karen! I hope you'll get to read all the stories! I'm praying for Ro's book to come out on audiobook soon! Loved the first book in this series!

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    2. Karen, I just finished reading 'Promise of Deer Run' - it will grab your heart!!

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  46. What a wonderful bunch of good books to add to my list of tbr's! Congrats to those with book releases! Thanks for the delicious tea and scones!

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    1. Hey Rhonda! Thanks! We are so delighted to have our book babies out there! Thanks for coming by and celebrating with us. The pinwheels are delicious -- try some!

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  47. Hi Everybody! Thanks for inviting me to this beautiful place! I love the gorgeous stained glass globe! The whole place is so warm and inviting! All the books sound awesome! Congrats Carrie, Denise, Roseanna, Angela, & Elaine on your new books! I think I will get some tea and scones....walk around and talk to everyone!

    dowelljanet@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Janet! Those scones are amazing! They are so delicious! And have some tea, too! Thanks for your kind words!

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    2. Hello, neighbor, so nice to see you again!

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    3. You are welcome, Carrie! We are Georgia Girls, Denise!

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  48. Loving the Facebook part of the party! Can't keep up with all the works you fabulous authors have coming! God that we as readers can celebrate with you!

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    1. Great to see you over there, Bree! We are blessed with publications, aren't we? Thanks for celebrating!

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  49. This party is a blast! Congratulations on all the new books!

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  50. I just got home just got home from volunteering. So very sorry to have missed the party. I do hope there is still a little tea and a few sweets left. It has been a very busy day. Congratulations to all on your wonderful books!!

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    1. Most definitely, Betti! Around this time of day I stop thinking black or green tea and start thinking chamomile!

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  51. Such a great party. Thanks for all the giveaways and congratulations to all the authors. :)

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    1. Thank you, Debra! So thankful to be able to enjoy the sunset with some top notch ladies from across the nation.

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  53. As always a lovely party and I can't wait to read this awesome selection of stories.
    Linda

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  54. (Chappy enters...panting from the heat)
    Ugh! It's SO hot outside! Did I miss anything? I think I will find a nice cool spot and just relax. So, how is this party going on?

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    1. We pretty much shut down at 9 PM Eastern, Chappy but people can comment as long as the blog allows, to enter for the giveaways! It is hot and humid here, too!

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    3. I'm back from running errands, also, Debbie - and glad to have another cup of tea with you!!

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  55. Beautiful set up and dresses.

    Audrey Rich

    For some reason it wouldn't let me post under my WordPress name.

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  56. What a superb party. Ladies it was such a joyful time with all the authors today. I can't wait to read these amazing stories!

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  57. Just able to join. Been giving my daughter a spiral perm...2 ½ hours of rolling rods. I got a perm right before her thanks to my mom. The inn here is beautiful and the desserts superb.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Becky! I bet her hair and yours will look fabulous! Come sit and rest and enjoy!

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    2. Becky, I hope you and especially your nose gets a rest now!

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    3. That's a lot of rolling, Becky - bet your arms are tired and your daughter's hair is beautiful!!

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    4. When all was said and done, she had 100 curlers in her hair! My son said she looked like a chrysanthemum. Her hair is super cute. Glad to be home and able to relax.

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  58. I arrived late to the party but loved what I saw. I would love some Christmas in a teacup. How fun!

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    1. Brenda, I'm bringing it around for refills so you got me at a good time!

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    2. We are just glad you could make it! :)

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  59. Well, this has been nice. I must leave now. The butler must eat and then I will have a kitchen to clean...so, I must bid you all adieu. Congratulations again to all of the authors. All of the books are beautiful. Praying everyone has a wonderful night. Hugs and God bless.
    (Chappy Debbie heads to the door, hugging and saying goodbye)
    ***Chappy has left the building***

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    1. Hugs Chappy! always love to see you here! Bonne Nuit!!!

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    2. Goodnight and hugs back, Debbie!!

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  60. I'll try a cup of Christmas in a cup, then change to green tea. I'm happy about all he book releases. With all these possible winners, I'm sure I won't win, but I'd really like the tea cup set.

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    1. Hi Lena!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful endorsement you gave me! And thanks for being the original person who critiqued this story and gave me an endorsement for our mutual agent, Joyce Hart! Two teapots coming right out!!!

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    2. The tea cup set is beautiful, isn't it, Lena!! I drink lots of green tea also, as well as red - good for the joints!!

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    3. Per random.org you were the Teacup set winner, Lena!!! Congrats!!! Thanks for coming by to celebrate!

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  61. From WINNIE THOMAS: This hotel looks absolutely fascinating. What an amazing setting. It's been fun seeing and hearing from all the authors. Some of you are new-to-me. I'm anxious to read some of your books. I've already read and loved Roseanna's The Reluctant Duchess, and I'm almost done with Carrie's new one. I'm loving it, too! Thanks to all of you for sharing your time and talents!

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  62. Great party. Loved the dresses and the food as well learning about the authors and their books.

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    1. Thanks for attending, Audrey! Glad to have you here and at the Facebook party!

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  63. Lovely setting for a Tea Party. All the books look wonderful, congratulations to all the amazing authors!!

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    1. Thank you, Lientjie! It was a lovely party!

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  64. Beautiful books, beautiful tea set, beautiful day!!!!!

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