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Tea Party Winners: Carla Gade's winner is Becky Dempsey, Andrea Boeshaar's winner Caryl Kane, Gina Welborn's winner Jasmine A., Carrie Fancett Pagels' winners book copy -- Lynda Edwards, teacup and saucer -- Wendy Shoults

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Backcountry Brides Collection Cover Reveal & Giveaway!


For years I had the idea of a collection of stories set in the colonial backwoods. I began discussing it with other Colonial American Christian Writers a long time ago, with the hopes that one day we'd have a collection. Well, our members have changed over the years but I'm delighted to have our new cover for The Backcountry Brides Collection from Barbour Publishing (May 2018). And I'm so pleased that nine of us have novellas in this collection. I'm in the midst of edits to my novella so I'm getting to spend time in the Shenandoah Valley, which is where my ancestors, the Rousches, lived. My novella is entitled "Shenandoah Hearts" and is set the same year the French-Indian War kicked off. We've got nine stories we hope our readers will love!

Love on Colonial America’s Frontier

Travel into Colonial America where nine women seek love, but they each know a future husband requires the necessary skills to survive in the backcountry. Living in areas exposed to nature’s ferocity, prone to Indian attack, and cut off from regular supplies, can hearts overcome the dangers to find lasting love?

Rooted in Love by Carla Gade
1748, New Hampshire Grants (Vermont)
Surveyor Shiloh Morgan pursues wild ginseng trade in America’s northern frontier. When he encounters mixed-blood healer Truelove Walden, might love take root in his restless heart and bring healing to hers?

Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels
1754 - Great Wagon Road, into the Shenandoah Valley (Virginia)
As the French-Indian War commences, Magda Sehler wonders if Jacob Owens lost his mind to have abandoned his Philadelphia business and moved to the Shenandoah Valley. Or has he lost his heart?

Heart of Nantahala by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
1757 - (North Carolina)
Joseph Gregory plans to buy a lumber mill, but Mabel Walker becomes a formidable opponent. When she’s forced to make a painful decision, she must choose between survival and love.

Her Redcoat by Pegg Thomas
1763 - Fort Michilimackinac (Michigan) during Pontiac’s Rebellion
Laurette Pettigrew grew up in the northern frontier. Henry Bedlow arrived against his will. Their chance meeting changes everything. Will a deadly clash of cultures keep them from finding happiness?

A Heart So Tender by Debra E. Marvin
1764 – (New York)
As thousands of Native warriors converge on Fort Niagara, jaded British Lieutenant Archibald Walsh and idealistic schoolmistress Susannah Kimball learn the greatest risk lies in guarding their hearts.

A Worthy Groom by Angela K. Couch
1771 - Sapling Grove settlement on the Holston River (Tennessee)
The Cowden temper has been Marcus’s lifelong bane. A trait Lorinda Cowden curses. Now, winning the heart of his bride hinges on fighting a war without raising a fist.

Across Three Autumns by Denise Weimer
1778-1780 – (Georgia)
Fighting Loyalists and Indians, Jenny White settles for strength over love . . .until Scottish scout Caylan McIntosh leads her family on a harrowing exodus out of Georgia’s Revolutionary “Hornet’s Nest.”

The Counterfeit Tory by Shannon McNear
1781 – (South Carolina)
Tasked with infiltrating an infamous Tory gang, Jed Wheeler has no wish to endanger the leader’s cousin, Lizzy Cunningham. He risks not only his life. . .but his heart.

Love’s Undoing by Gabrielle Meyer
1792 - Fur Post on the Upper Mississippi River (Minnesota)
When Englishman Henry Kingsley meets Abi McCrea, the daughter of a Scottish fur trader and Indian mother, will their worlds keep them apart, or have they finally found somewhere they truly belong?


Giveaway: Want to win a copy of this book? Share this post on social media and come back and leave a comment for a chance to win a paperback! We'll ship you a copy once it releases in May, 2018!










































120 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased to be part of this great collection! And loving this cover. You can imagine the fun we'll have here in May!

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    1. Yes, I think this is going to be a wonderful collection and we'll be celebrating!

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  2. Sounds great! I shared on twitter (@raechel_95)
    Thank you!! :)

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  3. Shared on Facebook. Sounds like another winning collection!🤗

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    1. Good morning, Robin! I hope our CQ readers will love this collection!

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  4. All of these stories sound so good. Interested to read Pegg's story set in the Fort. Of course, I've been there numerous times! (Shared on FB)

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    1. Gotta love Fort Michilimackinac ... even if almost nobody can pronounce. it. :)

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    2. It would be a good one for those videos where they try and get people to pronounce names of places! You had quite the drive to come to Breathe, didn't you? I'm only 50 minutes away from it.

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    3. I did, but we broke the trip up and visited our son along the way. He doggie-sat for us as well. Straight through it's close to a 5-hour drive because we're 2 hours off the freeway and there is no NE to SW road in our state. The drive is stair-stepping all the way.

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  5. So very honored to be part of this collection!!! Carrie, thank you so much for the footwork on this--and for your continuing vision and labor for Colonial Quills!! <3

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    1. Thanks for being in on this and all your hard work on CQ! Blessings!

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  6. Shared on Facebook! Sounds like another exciting collection. :)

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    1. Thanks, Terressa! I pray it will tickle the hearts of 18th century fiction lovers!

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  7. So thrilled to be in this collection! Congrats to all the authors, and well done on putting this group together, Carrie.

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    1. I feel like it will be a Christmas gift when I get to read the galleys (but that will probably be well after Christmas!) Glad you could be part of this group, Gabe!

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  8. Oh my Carrie! This looks like a wonderful book! I can’t wait to read all the stories!

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  9. I'd love to be a mouse in the corner with you all as you researched all these stories! You are blessed with the skill to transport your readers to those days and events. I'm looking forward to reading the results of all the heart-work!

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    1. thanks Delores! Have you read our Christmas anthology story?

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  10. Congratulations Carrie, Pegg, Gabrielle, Jennifer, Denise, Debra, Carla, Shannon and Angela on the upcoming book! The cover is beautiful! I have this book on my very loooong TBR list and cannot wait to read it.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. It would be GREAT to get every author to send you an autographed bookplate to put in your copy, since you're our Colonial Quills Reviewer, Tina!

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    2. Ooh, that would be wonderful Carrie! Of course, I have to get the book first ;-)
      Blessings, Tina

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    3. We would be sure to set aside a book for you, Tina!

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    1. I do, too, Jeanette! Can't wait to read some when I take a break from writing, over the holidays!

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  12. What a beautiful cover. I could live there. Excited to read this one. I shared on FB.

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    1. Thanks, Leila! This cabin looks much better than the original one we had. Carla found this one for us!

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  13. So very excited about this special collection of stories set in the backcountry during colonial days! It's an honor having my novella included among my fellow quilters!

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    1. Wish I could quilt! Glad to be with you and the Quillers, Carla and Pegg!

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  14. Beautiful cover! I love the cabin and the dogwood blossoms

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    1. We had an original shacky looking cabin, Carrie, but it got redesigned and went from a fall look to a little more like Spring with the Dogwood blossoms. Thanks!

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    2. I love the addition of the dogwood flowers. I think it makes the cover even more endearing.

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  15. This collection sounds right up my alley! So excited to read it! I shared the post on Twitter @colorvibrant

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! You can only imagine how excited we all are about this collection!

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  16. Wonderful authors and a wonderful book I would love to read. Congratulations on your book ladies!
    Shared on facebook
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    Merry

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    1. Thanks, Merry! We're so happy Barbour pulled together so many fans of colonial fiction!

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  17. what a wonderful bunch of stories. I love the idea of this book. Putting this on my to read list. I shared on twitter and pitrest.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  18. Shared on Facebook . The collection looks fabulous

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    1. Thank you! We had a lot of fun dreaming this up and pulling it together.

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  19. Shared on Facebook! Enjoyed reading the story blurbs. Put on my "to read" list! Nice cover. The cabin looks so inviting, I want to see inside!

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    1. Thanks Dawn. Thanks to Carla Gade for helping us get this cover!

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  20. Very excited for this book! Shared on Twitter. 📚❤

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  21. I can't wait for this book to come out next year! It is definitely going on my wish list! I shared it on FB.

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  22. I want to thank Carrie for dreaming this whole idea up. She led the charge, and she's been a good captain for our ship. :)

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    1. Thanks, Pegg, the "captain" is only as good as the crew and I'm really blessed to have you wonderful authors in on this collection! Grateful Becky Germany picked this up!

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  23. Love the cover! Congratulations! Please enter me in the drawing.
    I shared. 😊

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    1. Hi Chappy! I hope you'll be on the Promo team for this collection! Hugs!

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  24. This looks like such a fun collection! Love the cover. And so many fun authors all in one novella collection. Cannot wait!!

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    1. Hi Sydney! So delighted all these wonderful Colonial Quills contributors are participating. Can't wait to read their stories!

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  25. Oh my! I want this book!!!! Love the cover! Love the concept!!! I will share on FB!!!!

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  26. Shared on Facebook. I love the cover! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  27. These all sound like my kinds of stories. Looking forward to reading!

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  28. I love the cover and the stories sound great. I shared on Facebook.

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    1. Thanks so much Joy! We are enthusiastic too!

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  29. Can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy of this book - SO EXCITED FOR EACH OF YOU AUTHORS TOO!

    Blessings,

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  30. Posted on my Facebook page - WITH ENTHUSIASM -

    The cover is GORGEOUS!

    Looking forward to this READ!

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  31. Congratulations Authors! Lovely cover! I somehow forgot this was coming out in the Spring. Now, I have another collection to look forward to.
    I tweeted this post. (I still can't believe I'm on "the tweety" as one comedian called it. I'm learning)

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  32. This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the chance!
    I shared on my facebook page.
    Blessings to all.

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  33. I would LOVE a copy of this book, thank you for the chance to win a copy. Shared on my Facebook page.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  34. Cannot wait to read this book. Sounds like very good reading that I could read over and over.

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    1. Hi Carol! Thanks for stopping in and getting your name in the drawing.

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  35. Love the cover and looking forward to the stories. I just shared on Google +, Twitter & FB. Thanks for a chance to win!
    Connie
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  36. Beautiful cover photo!

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  37. BEAUTIFUL COVER PHOTO WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK!

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  38. Looks great, ladies! Shared on several places.

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  39. These titles all sound so fun! I can't wait to read this book! And I shared it! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Sonja! I'm looking forward to having you on the Promo team for this book! Hugs!

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  40. Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments and shares! We're super excited about these stories.

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  41. I'm so blessed to be part of this collection with all of you. This has been a joyous journey! Looking forward to promoting it with you all when it launches.

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    1. Hi Jennifer! I know how crazy busy you are and I'm so thrilled you've made time for this collection! Can't wait to read your novella!

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  42. Shared on Facebook. It is a beautiful cover and I can't wait to read it!

    Bobbi Jo Champion
    Friend of Gabrielle Meyer

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  43. Love love love the cover..I would live there..
    Congrats Pegg Thomas 💜

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    1. Thank you, Gretchen! I could live there too, or at least, right next door to you. :)

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  44. Wow! I love these collections! And some of my favorite authors, too! Thanks. I shared on Facebook.

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    1. Hi Paula! I am so thrilled that all these fantastic authors agreed to come in on this collection! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Oh, I'm looking forward to this one! It sounds fantastic. All these wonderful authors in one binding!!
    I shared on Facebook :)

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    1. Hi Betti! I hope you'll be in this promo group! Hugs!

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  47. Shared on Facebook. This looks like a great collection of stories. Looking forward to reading.

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  48. Shared on Twitter and Facebook. What an interesting collection of tales.

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  49. I shared on Google! This looks like a terrific collection of stories! :D

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  50. I shared on facebook and Twitter. Book sounds great - would love to win.

    Rosanna Gail Vaughn -

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  51. I shared on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. I am looking forward to reading this collection. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone!

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    1. Thanks! Lots of sharin' love there.

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    2. CONGRATS Debbie Clatterbuck, per random.org you are the winner of our giveaway of a paperback copy of Backcountry Brides collection!

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  52. Shared on Facebook. Can't wait to read this book.

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  53. I shared both on Facebook, Twitter, and my Pinterest giveaway board! I have some serious cover love, I think Barbour does an amazing job on them. :-) Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Backcountry Brides Collection!

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  54. I shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+
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  55. Boy, all these stories sound great! The 1700's is my favorite time period in history! Can't wait to read the book whether I buy it or win it!

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