Carrie Fancett Pagels' "The Substitute Bride" in O' Little Town of Christmas collection is a 2016 Published MAGGIE AWARD FINALIST in Romance Novellas!!!

Tea Party winners: Tamera Lynn Kraft's winner is Sherida Stewart, Debra E. Marvin's winner Deana Dick for Ebook of Starlight Serenade, Debora Wilder for Winner's Choice (movies or cookbook), Carrie Fancett Pagels’ winner of choice of ebook or paperback of Tea Shop Folly goes to Teri DiVincenzo and ebook of Love's Sporting Chance goes to Becky Dempsey. Carrie's special unannounced pink heart shaped cup and saucer goes to Melissa Henderson who attended both parties! CONGRATS and thanks for partying with us, colonial style!


A Forted Frontier Holiday Anthology

A Forted Frontier Holiday:  A Colonial American Fiction Anthology

While harvesting, the German settlement near New Market, Virginia receives warning of an impending attack by French and Indians war parties. They flee to a quickly cobbled refuge, Fort Providence—for they will surely need to rely on God’s Provision. The forted colonials long to celebrate the holidays and await the arrival of visitors.

Each CQ contributor to this serial will bring their characters into the fort from throughout colonial America. Join us for A Forted Frontier Holiday each Monday on CQ for the next two months!
Part 1 - Inside Fort Providence by Carrie Fancett Pagels (Nov. 5)
Part 2 - A Providential Proposal by Susan Craft (Nov. 12)
Part 3 - Landlocked by Carla Olson Gade (Nov. 19)
Part 4 - Preserve my Life From Fear by Elaine Marie Cooper (Nov. 26)
Part 5 - A Gift from Buckskin Samson by Kathleen Maher (Dec. 3)
Part 6 - Narrow Passage by Pat Iacuzzi (Dec. 10)
Part 7 - Through the Storm by Lynn Squire  (Dec. 17)
Part 8 - Christmastide by Carrie Fancett Pagels (Dec. 24)

Part 9 - Amish Snow by Kelly Long (Dec. 31)
Part 10 - Epiphany by Dina Sleiman (January 7)
Part 11 - Finale by Carrie Fancett Pagels, Pat Iacuzzi, and Kathy Maher (January 14)

To learn more about the authors of this anthology please visit our Contributors Page.

Please help us share this gift with our readers by pointing them to Colonial Quills.  Thank you!



  1. I have shared this link on my Facebook news page! Having so much fun at the tea today! "Mary Lathope" and her maid, Kathleen, from Lane Hill House.

  2. I am so hoping to be lucky and win a book from one of these. Maxie ( )

  3. These books look wonderful!

  4. I don't understand why Part 4 won't come up since it is past NOV. 26th Maxie

  5. I don't think this is a "book" to win by entering a contest. I believe it is a series of articles/chapters written by various authors on the subject.

  6. Love to read this. Putting your button on my blog.


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