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Friday, July 5, 2013

Tea Party for July - Roseanna White, Cynthia Howerter, MaryLu Tyndall and Debbie Mitchell

For today's party, please join us in historic Annapolis, Maryland, at a lovely tavern with the area's most popular tea room: Reynolds Tavern.
Reynolds' Tavern


Take a seat


perhaps under the painting of George Washington, and order whatever you prefer. I always enjoy their high tea offerings.

And don't forget to dress for the occasion!

Roseanna will be wearing this lovely outfit for this afternoon
 Scone, anyone? Try one with the cream and jam--you'll love it! And while we're enjoying our tea, here's some reading about the latest releases from Colonial Quills.



Whispers from the Shadows
Culper Ring Series ~ Book 2
by Roseanna M. White

I Love Her...Can I Trust Her?
I Love Him…Is He Safe?

1814—England and America are again at war. Sudden and implacable treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild’s world to crumble in a moment’s time. The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship bound for America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland. Yet after meeting the Lanes’ son, Thaddeus, Gwyn wonders how safe she is. For she discovers that this family trades in a dangerous commodity—espionage.

Thad Lane is a prominent citizen in the city of Baltimore. He has the ear of everyone, and he is in a unique position to pass on to leaders of government exactly what he hears. Not long after the beautiful and British Gwyneth Fairchild finds safe haven in his community, he experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is more than uncertain—it could be life threatening.

In the end, with the British advancing relentlessly on Baltimore, Thad and Gwyn have to trust in their shared faith in God to be a shield about them. To give them a future and a hope.

ChristianBook.com will have Whispers from the Shadows in stock in just two weeks! But for the entire month of July, to celebrate the release of this second book in the Culper Ring Series, Roseanna is also running a book-a-day giveaway of the first book, Ring of Secrets, on her blog, plus a bonus gift every week, drawn on Fridays. Visit her blog for details: http://roseannamwhite.blogspot.com 

And if you haven't already, don't forget to download the FREE Culper Ring novella, Fairchild's Lady, that is set in revolutionary France! You can download it at Amazon, CBD, B&N, iTunes, and GooglePlay.


God's Provision in Tough Times
by Cynthia Howerter and La-Tan Murphy
God's Provision in Tough Times
Are you in the midst of tough times? Perhaps you're unemployed, underemployed, or having financial difficulties that leave you feeling hopeless and helpless. Do you question if God is aware of your circumstances? Are you wondering if there is a way out of your situation?

Cynthia Howerter and La-Tan Roland Murphy have both experienced God's provision in tough times. Along with guest writers, they candidly share their own personal stories of unemployment and financial despair.

You will find encouragement and hope as you read each story. Like you, many of these writers have lost their income, savings, homes, and health insurance. Some have found themselves on public assistance while others faced homelessness. Their faith and trust was refined and strengthened as God provided a successful path through their tough times.

Each writer's personal story demonstrates the power of God who knows exactly what you are going through and who promises to care for those who put their faith and trust in Him.

God's Provision in Tough Times includes personal accounts by guest writers Alycia W. Morales, Beth K. Fortune, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Cecil Stokes, Dan Walsh, Deborah Raney, Dee Dee Parker, Eddie Jones, Eva Marie Everson, Felicia Bowen Bridges, James L. Rubart, Ramona Richards, Roger E. Bruner, Tamara D. Fickas, and Torry Martin.

Cynthia Howerter


MaryLu Tyndall's and Chaplain Debbie's devotional's released two months back but we missed out on celebrating it!  So we are including it now!

Pearls from the Sea by MaryLu Tyndal and Debbie Mitchell
Pearls from the Sea

Blurb: All aboard! From the shores of salvation to eternity's horizon, embark on a 180 day journey with Jesus at the helm of your ship. You'll encounter storms, ship wrecks, and battles but you'll also enjoy days of smooth sailing, glorious sunsets, and rainbows that span the skies! Life with Jesus is an adventure. He will never steer you wrong. Is your compass broken? Need some wind in your sails? Lost your anchor? Or maybe you've spotted an enemy ship on the horizon! Come aboard! Trust in the Captain of your souls. And hang on. You're in for the voyage of your life!

 






Giveaways:  Signed copy of God's Provision in Tough Times, Signed copy of Whispers from the Shadows, Ebook copy of Pearls from the Sea, a beautiful Tea towel from Shirley Plantation and a porcelain tea bag holder. And a Pink Lady Slipper Yankee Candle that Carrie picked up in Williamsburg to celebrate the occasion!  Leave a comment and your email address to enter!




119 comments:

  1. I would love to join your tea party I have wanted to go to one. I think they would be fun and the added bonus to try and win prizes. Thank you for the chance.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Welcome, Angela! Tea parties are so much fun, whether in person or online. The ladies in my family have one ever year at our local tea room--and in between those, we at Colonial Quills sure know how to have a wonderful time here!

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  2. What a lovely tea party and so much to celebrate! Congratulations to Roseanna, Cynthia, MaryLu & Debbie. It is wonderful that our friend, Chaplain Debbie is being featured on the other side of this blog, as an author! She's been a faithful guest at CQ and cheerleader to us all.
    Wonderful to see not only the fiction here today, but the uplifting non-fiction. That calls for some scones! May I?

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    1. Try the lemon curd on them too!

      And I agree--so wonderful to see Chaplain Debbie celebrated as a writer after smiling over her encouragement to us for so long!

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    2. Thanks, Carla, for the kind words! It's a joy to be here with everyone today. Um, Carla, would you mind passing the pound cake, please? I think it will help wash down the yummy tea.

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  3. It looks like some great and inspirational summer reading is on board. I've had the privilege of reading God's Provision in Tough Times and found it so encouraging. Congratulations, ladies.

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    1. Janet, I know Cynthia n Latan would appreciate a review! Can't wait to see u soon.

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    2. Janet, you are such a dear heart! We are so grateful to you for reading "God's Provision in Tough Times" and helping us find its errors. I'm glad that you found the stories in it encouraging! That warms my heart. Janet, would you be a dear and pass those cookies, please?

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  4. How fun to join you ladies for a tea party today! It's always nice to get out of the house for some girl time=)

    Congrats on the new releases ladies!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. So glad to see you here, Patty! Could I pour some tea for you? Your cup is almost empty!

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  5. Congrats on the new releases .Please enter me for a chance to win a Signed copy of God's Provision in Tough Times, Signed copy of Whispers from the Shadows, Ebook copy of Pearls from the Sea, a beautiful Tea towel from Shirley Plantation and a porcelain tea bag holder.Thank you for the opportunity to win

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    1. Hello, Emma! What a joy to have you at the party! Not to worry - you are officially sign up for a chance to win a signed copy of "God's Provision in Tough Times as well as the other wonderful books!" Have you had any of the chocolate pound cake yet? Oh, you must try it!

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  6. Sounds so interesting! Have a terrific day
    God bless you
    Chris

    granville (at) frontiernet (dot) net

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    1. Chris, Thanks! Can we bring you the tavern's evening meal and some tea?

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  7. What a beautiful tea, ladies! Reynolds Tavern is simply lovely and those tea sandwiches are calling out to me, esp. the cucumber. Congratulations to Roseanna, Cynthia, MaryLu and Debbie. It is a pleasure to celebrate each one of you as authors. Each of your books has something different to offer, and they all sound wonderful. Blessings and much to success to them all!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! It's so nice to have you with us! I believe the cucumber sandwiches made their way to you. Is there something else that I could pass to you - maybe the scones and fig preserves?

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  8. Oh my, what a lovely tavern this is! And the decorations are superb! I do believe I'll have some tea and perhaps one of those delicious looking scones with cream and jam! I'm simply famished after my long trek here from Charleston! I was all prepared to get on board Colonel Wallace's ship heading to Brazil, but when I got news of this party, how could I pass it up? My goodness, my fellow adventurers will simply have to wait, though I did see the handsome Colonel trying to catch me on his horse. :-) Perhaps he will march through that door at any minute.. then you all will get to see how handsome and commanding he is!!

    OH my, I shouldn't be speaking of such things. Thank you for inviting me to such a great party. I'm so thrilled for Roseanna and her new release! It looks so good... and Cynthia and La Tan.. my goodness who doesn't need to read about God's provision during tough times. Truth be told, I could use that right now since I am leaving my country and everything I've ever known behind to start over in Brazil.. but let's not talk of that, shall we? It's far too depressing. Hmm... these scones are delicious!

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    1. Your entire crew might benefit from reading Mrs. Howerter's book. I've even got a tale of my own in there. I took great delight in reading your many missives about your crew--fascinating!!! Looking forward to hearing more.

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    2. Why Ms. Tyndall, you never fail to disappoint!

      Methinks that a dash of clotted creame and a dapplement of their freshest berry jam might just do the spot! I already ordered gunpowder tea, but I haven't heard back yet if it was in stock!? How sweet of you to drop by while enroute to Brazil! You gave me a sweet bellow laugh over your bemusement over needing extra inspiration to tackle your relocation to Brazil! I think we all need a heap of extra encouragement right now and so, perhaps you could secure a copy on your way out!? Unless that dashing Colonel snatches you up on his horse first!

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  9. Tea Party sounds wonderful.

    rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

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  10. What a lovely party! The decor is simply breathtaking, the food looks divine, and the books are la creme de la creme! No sandwiches or scones for me please, as this corset is laced simply too tight for one to partake of such pleasures. I am Lady Diana from South Carolina...what a bumpy and tiresome journey it was, but oh, so worth it to be in the company of such fine ladies and gents! Some peppermint tea would be comforting for my tummy---all those dreadful bumps and these tight stays. My my...

    Roseanna, Cynthia, La Tan, MaryLu and Debbie, how very delightful to see y'all dahlin' ladies! Did I hear someone mention the handsome Colonel Wallace? I must catch up with him! ta ta

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    1. Lady Diana, I have Mr. John Jacob Astor here from NY and he is just as handsome as Col. Wallace, in fact more huggable lol! He says "Well, the sandwiches here are great and it is a good choice for you to get the peppermint tea! because it is fabulous!"

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    2. Oh, Lady Diana, it is wonderful to see you here! I do hope you'll be able to stay a while before you need to return home. After you visit with the Colonel, let's chat over a cup of tea.

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    3. Sounds wonderful, ladies! Don't mind if I do! More handsome than Colonel Wallace? Let me have a look see. ta ta

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  11. Why thank you for inviting me. The tea looks lovely. I love the location you chose. Reynold's is one of the best.

    The new releases all look wonderful. "Whispers From the Shadows" catches my interest in particular. They all look like a good read.

    ks4readin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Aw, thanks for stopping by, Katie! =) I hope you're enjoying your tea!

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  12. What a lovely, tavern, Ro! Am digging through the closet for my best empire waist dress. Must travel out to the physician in Williamsburg and my coach should return about 2 pm. I shall be in dire need of refreshment by then. My traveling companion, John Jacob Astor, is here from New York and I feel sure he will have much to say! He looks dashing in his new hair cut!

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  13. (Chaplain Debbie enters wearing a light pink summer dress...simple, yet elegant...and what is she carrying? Why it is a lovely bouquet of flowers for her lovely hostesses)
    Hello everyone! What a glorious day the Lord has given us! You ladies never disappoint with your tea parties, everything looks wonderful. It has been so unbearably hot lately and this is such a great reprieve..
    Thank you ever so much for the invite, I must wander about and greet all the lovely guests. Could I perhaps have one of those delicious sandwiches and a cup of something cold?
    Congrats to the new releases, they sound very good. Oh so much to see!

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    1. Hello, Debbie, I am also wearing a summer dress in ice pink--an empire waisted gown with trailing mauve velvet ribbons and matching pink satin slippers. John Jacob Astor has done me the honor of accompanying me today. He says, "Would you like me to give you some of the finest furs I've got? I just got some furs from Mackinac."

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    2. Oh, hello! You look so lovely. I love your pink satin slippers, they look so comfortable.
      Good day, Mr. Astor, may I call you John? You are looking quite dapper in your new haircut, sir. Yes, I would love to see some of your furs. From Mackinac, you say?
      So good to see both of your here....

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  14. Oooooh, who doesn’t love a tea party?

    All of those books sound fabulous, and I would be thrilled to win any of them!

    emmamalissa(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Well, good day to you, Miss Emma! So happy you could drop by. Do stay awhile and partake of some wonderful refreshments. These ladies always throw such great tea parties! You look very lovely today.

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  15. Well, I just had a look around this lovely establishment and I must say it is gorgeous! I may never want to leave....oh what is that? Do excuse me....
    (Chaplain Debbie spies a painting above the fireplace mantel and must get a better view of it)

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    1. Might that be a painting of a tall ship? Perhaps it be the Redemption, Chappy!

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    2. Ahoy, Cap'n!!! So good to see ye here! Oh yes, a tall ship, ye be right. Fer some reason, me eye always goes in the direction of nautical things. Strange, is it not? Hehehe

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    3. Not strange at all since ye be the Chaplain o' me ship!! An the best chaplain who e'er sailed the seas, I might add!

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    4. Aww...me face be turnin' red (and not just from me hot flashes!) ;)
      I pray ye be havin' a wonderful time at the tea party, Cap'n, these ladies always throw such great parties!

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  16. Congratulations on the new releases, Roseanna & Cynthia!

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    1. Good afternoon, Lori, so happy you could come by to visit. Yes, congrats to these ladies! Their books sound wonderful, do they not? Do have an enjoyable time!

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    2. So good to see you, Miss Lori! Thank you for the kind words. Could I interest you in some biscuits or tarts?

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  17. Hello to all of you beautiful ladies. So glad to see you here. This is a beautiful place. This is MS. Maxie here from a long trip from Texas. Thanks for inviting me. Sorry I am late but have been in the hospital and wasn't sure I could make it. I believe I will take some of the tea as it is a very hot day.
    Ms. Maxie

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    1. Welcome Maxie! So happy to see you! I am sorry to hear about your hospital stay, I pray you are doing well. Please do sit down and I will fetch you some tea.

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    2. Lifting up a prayer for you, Maxie.. that you are feeling better. <3

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    3. Oh my goodness, Maxie, I had no idea! I wondered why I hadn't seen you around for a while. Will be praying for you!

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    4. Thanks Carrie, MaryLu, and Chaplainedebbie. I went in to the ER on TU. morning. Was afraid it was a stroke and knew was in time for the shot they have if happened less than 3 hrs. Took me right in and checked me out but wanted to keep me for 24 hrs. to see if mini-stroke, since already said wasn't a stroke. Praise GOD. Had a carotid artery ultea sound., Heart Echo, and MRI on brain. All ok. Have been feeling bad off and on(mostly on) since 3rd week of April, so was pretty much staying home, but this was scary. But doctors didn''t know what happened. I certainly appreciate all of the prayers I can get, that I can get weel for longer periods. Love you all, Maxie

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  18. Good Day Ladies ! I have come in my finest summer taffita dress to tea with thee ! I cannot begin to tell you how timely these books are in my own life, they sound like just what I needed ! Thank you for the invite and wonderful company !!!

    Linda Finn
    faithfulacres7@gmail.com

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    1. Good day, Linda! How lovely you look today! Please feel free to mingle and have some of the wonderful refreshments. I pray you get the chance to read these books and that they truly bless you.

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  19. I'm late joining the tea party today. Several Continental officers stopped by for lunch, and stayed afterward to speak with my husband about military matters. I simply could not leave until they resumed their travels. What a joy it is to be with my dear friends for some refreshments and conversation! And, oh, how you've made my day with the kind remarks about my book, "God's Provision in Tough Times." May it be a blessing to all who read it.

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    1. Oh my, Mrs. Howerter--that sounds serious! I pray there will be no military maneuvers over the weekend!

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  20. Hello Cynthia! So happy you could join us! So sorry you were detained, but better late than never! Your book sounds like something this whole country needs to read...tough times everywhere. Please, do enjoy your stay....mingle and enjoy the refreshments.

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    1. Thank you, Chaplain Debbie, for making me feel right at home! I'm having such a lovely time. Would you mind introducing me to that officer standing next to the fireplace, please?

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    2. You are so welcome, Cynthia! Officer? What officer? Oh, him....hmmm, not sure if we've ever been properly introduced before. Maybe we should both head over and make some introductions together...safety in numbers, you know. *winks*

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  21. Lovely party! I arrive in my blue mob cap :)

    The stories sound lovely as well. Cheers! Huzzah!

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    1. Love your cap, Robin! Thanks for coming by!!!

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    2. And what a lovely blue mob cap that is, Robin! Welcome and enjoy yourself. It is so beautiful here, try not to miss a thing!

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  22. What a beautiful place to have a party! Congratulations on the new releases! I haven't read any of your books! God bless all of you!

    dowelljanet@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Janet! We're so happy for our Colonial American Christian Writers! God is so good to us!

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    2. Hello Janet! I agree, it is so beautiful here. I pray you get the chance to read these awesome books! God bless you, too!

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    3. I love having chocolate chip cookies with my tea. I also love all the beautiful dresses and home decor of colonial times...... so unique!

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    4. Hmmm...chocolate chip cookies with tea? That does sound yummy. Perhaps I will join you.

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  23. What a magnificent tea party!! Congratulations everyone!! Thank you for sharing the tea party with us and for the opportunity to participate in a wonderful giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Welcome to the party, Barbara! Have a great time!

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  24. I'm probably late (sigh) but I'm here now. I'm ordering Cynthia's book on Amazon and looking forward to reading it.

    This is a great place to have a party!

    Blessings all!

    Mary Netreba

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    1. Hello Mary! It's never too late to join in the fun! Welcome. Enjoy some pleasant conversation and make sure to try some of the great refreshments!

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    2. So nice to see you at the tea, Mary! Could I pass the fresh strawberries and the clotted cream to you? I do hope you are blessed by "God's Provision in Tough Times." Please let us know how you like it. More tea?

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  25. I'm finally back from vacation and I see I have missed most of the wonderful tea party! Well, I will try a scone and sit in the back and listen to ya'll passing the time. :)
    Great books - congrats to the ladies on them!
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com

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    1. Enjoy yourself, Susan! Good to see you here! I think you will enjoy any of the refreshments that you try. These ladies always outdo themselves!

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    2. So nice of you to stop by, Susan! You are not too late because Miss Carrie, the finest hostess in town, always has more than enough to go around. Can I pass anything in particular?

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  26. Sweeping back in after a day of busyness at my home. I'm so glad so many of you could make it! I do hope you've enjoyed the tea. And might I recommend the sandwiches and soups as the dinner hour approaches? They have a roast beef au jus that is divine!

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    1. Welcome back, Roseanna! Yes, such a lovely turnout today. Everything is just beautiful and what a lovely setting for it all! I think I will partake of one of those sandwiches now. Do excuse me.....

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    2. I'd love to have some but I believe John Jacob Astor requested BBQ chicken, which the kind lady waiting on him is preparing in the kitchen. Tea refills would be wonderful!

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  27. Oh, a tea party!! Wow, there certainly are some personalities of good character here and some giveaways I'd love to win. Thanks for the delicious scones and the lovely tea I sipped. Thanks for the party, the giveways and a chance to become a winner.

    Blessings,
    Barb
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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    1. Wonderful to see you here, Mrs. Shelton! Did you notice the pink candle matches my gown?

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    2. Hello Barbara! So glad you could join us today. Yes, the food is divine, is it not? Please continue to mingle and enjoy yourself.

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    3. Oh Carrie,..do excuse my interruption Barbara...I did not notice, but you are quite correct! I love the matching pink! You never cease to amaze! Carry on, ladies, I shall go mingle some more.

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  28. I need to head out the door to go spend the rest of this weekend with my husband's sister's family for the remaining portion of this weekend, but wanted to stop in real quick and wish everyone a wonderful day of tea and goodies! Enjoy ad I will try to come back later this evening after we arrive at his sister's and see if anyone is still here. (BTW--as usual I am wearing purple today...)
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Purple? How bold, yet fantastic! Have a wonderful time with your family Vicki! Hope to catch you later!

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    2. Is that Vicki Marney? Goodness, it is! Welcome to the tea party. Come sit next to me and let's sample those lemon tarts with our tea.

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    3. Why thank you Cynthis! I only had opportunity to drink down the tea real quick with a few bites of scone with fresh berries & clotted cream, but it was so delightful! I was so sorry to miss so much of this lovely tea, but unfortunately had other family obligations. I am hoping my name was entered into the contest though... )com
      vmarney(at)hotmail(do

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    4. sorry--my computer messed up but I think they already know my email, but I will try again (sigh...)
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  29. Oooooh, another scrumptious spread! I'll take the small table under the window and the little sandwich on the brown bread!Love your gown, Roseanna! And love all the wonderful books that will go directly to TBR on my nightstand! Can't wait to settle in!

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    1. Rebecca, so nice to see you. Welcome. Of course you can be seated there and please do enjoy all the wonderful food offered today. Roseanna has done such a great job with this occasion. I am sure that these books will bless you, my dear.

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    2. I know, I feel spoiled, Rebecca! What a great place! And such amazing company! Thank you ROSEANNA for setting this up at the tavern!

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  30. You ladies sure know how to throw a party. The scones are yummy and the tea is delicious.
    Ü
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Cindi! Great to see you here! Would you like the beef dinner?

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  31. Good day, Cindi! So nice to see you!

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  32. I think I'll pass on the sweets for a while and just enjoy the tea. Too much of a good thing, you know. I mean, I've had too much of the goodie things. Miss Carrie, would you have any soothing peppermint tea?

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    1. Oh, I do pray that you are okay, Miss Cynthia. I will fetch you some peppermint tea right away. I shall be right back.

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  33. I had a lovely cup of tea earlier in the day but I could stand to drink some more with one of those delicious and delicate looking pastries. I do declare that if I don't win a copy of Roseanna's next book I will just have to purchase a copy. She is one of my favorite authors! Y'all have a pleasant evening. My husband calls and I must heed his voice ;)

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    1. Oh, I didn't mean to exclude the other two books! Forgive me, ladies!!! They look wonderful and I would enjoy reading them. I believe I got a glimpse of Cynthia's back in May. And had the pleasure of meeting her and LaTan both at Blue Ridge.

      The 180 day devotional sounds like it will be an adventure of a lifetime, MaryLu & Debbie! Love the blurb :)

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    2. Anne, you are a dear. I hope you get the opportunity to read our devotional.

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  34. Why I do declare, I've been gone so very long from the CQ, that I nearly blushed noting the date on the calendar! Would you believe that the allergies that kicked up in mid-Spring left me properly wrecked for the last eight weeks! Woe is me, I do declare!

    Mercy! I nearly missed out on this lovely splurge of a fest! Do you all happen to have an gunpowder tea to whet my humid soaked whistle!? (fans self madly to inspire a breeze) Land sakes, its a scorcher out there! Humph!

    Now, did you say there are three authors in our midsts!? Mighty splendid to be in such an honoured group of company! And, one of which writes supsenseful historicals based on Washington's Culper Ring!? Now isn't that a surprise!? I must say, one is never too old to learn something new! And, devotionals! We can surely never have to many inspiring thoughts to help us get through the most trying of times!

    Betwixt the dragonflies and the mosquitoes, I'd be plumb happy to see the darling dragons! Do you think they might plant flowers to attract them next year!? I hear they are natural hunters for the itchy pests that bestow their welts on me!

    Whilst I settle me skirts into a porch swing (if there is one!) or a rocking chair, a second best choice, let me take a look-see at who else has already arrived!

    inkand-bookaways(at)usa.net
    *Enter me for everything except the ebook! I cannot download them, as I do not have a nook, kindle, or kobo equilivant!* Which is why I couldn't fetch Ms. White's novella!

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    2. I must confess,... I'm simply a traditional reader at heart! For me, reading is best with 'a book in hand' which allows me eyes to take a proper haitus from these flickering screens that can tucker them out something firece! How kind of you, dear Chaplain to alert me of these new gadgets,... yet, I shall have to await a printed version, I am afraid!

      Thankfully, I have read about Ms. White's writing(s) and I do not believe I shall be confused if a part of the story is unknown to me! Why those dear O' Connor's have warmed my heart, even without yet the realisation of how Marcy and Patrick first met and fell in love!

      Aye, I do suppose I am the least technologic of the guests!

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    3. I completely understand, Miss Jorie, flickering screens do not suffice when it comes to reading. I have a Kindle Fire, but I do prefer a real book over an ebook. The only sad part for me is that my devotional is only in ebook form and I fear it may never be made into an actual book.

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  35. Oh my, Miss Jorie, you are a delight! Yes, it has been quite warm lately. Please rest and have some refreshments. I do hope you get a chance to read these books. And if you do not mind reading off your computer, Amazon has a free Kindle App for PC. It allows you to purchase and read books on your computer or tablet....just a thought, my dear. Do enjoy yourself!

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  36. A spot of tea and good books make for a good day!
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Good afternoon, Merry, so nice to see you! Please have a seat and enjoy the lovely refreshments the ladies are serving.

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  37. Thank you for such a fantastic post & so many books I have added to my reading list.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary! Good of you to stop by. Do stay and mingle and have some refreshments.

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  38. Law! I can't believe I finally made it to the party. It's been a deluge here in South Carolina for days and days. Neighbors swore they saw the Ark pass by. Thought I'd have to swim to my awaiting vehicle. My straw hat is ruined. Smells like the corner of an old, mildewed barn. So much thunder and lightning I thought it was leftover fireworks. Congratulations on the new releases. I pray for much success and that many people will read and be moved by your books. A cup of green tea sounds lovely.

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    1. Susan, how terrible! I pray that your neighborhood is okay. Here, let me take that hat and bring you some green tea. Just sit yourself down and relax.

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    2. THat is what I have heard, Susan. Praying it dries out soon for you!!! Enjoy your tea and come chat with me over here.

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  39. Well ladies, it's been a very long day. I must call it a night. I had a wonderful time and I can't wait for the next tea party! May the Lord bless each and every one of you! Have a great weekend, my friends!
    (Chaplain Debbie leaves with a huge smile on her face....cherishing the memories of the day!)

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    1. Enjoyed partying with you, Chaplain Debbie! And congrats again on your devotional with MaryLu! That is so exciting!

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    2. Thanks, Carrie! I had a lot of fun, as usual!

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  40. Everything looks lovely, from tea and scones to new books to read! Would that I had arrived back in time from the deep woods to be here for it! I fear, though, that the sun and wind has turned my lily complexion to something closer resembling a boiled lobster, and as such I do not look properly fit for company.
    rdalquis(at)css(dot)edu

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    1. Oh my, I hope you found some aloe, Rachael! We'd have been happy to lend you some face powder, though!

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  41. Oh, I am so excited for this opportunity. If I win, I will do a review for you, then send the book to the Maranatha Library in the Philippines. Their library was destroyed by bad weather. Books were molded and mildewed and had to be thrown out. My brother is a missionary there and he is rebuilding the library. Thanks for your contest and God Bless! kymmeeee@yahoo.com

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  42. all these books sound absolutely wonderful. beautiful tea party thanks for having me.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. Glad I got a chance to stop in, though it literally is the eleventh hour. What wonderful offerings-- in books, devotions and giveaways! Such a treat to read through this post and get acquainted with Reynold's Tavern, and your latest stories, ladies. Thanks and blessings!

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  44. I'm late again I see. Just saw the most on the ACFW loop. Looks like a good time was had by one and all. Congratulations ladies on your new releases. I am still busy working on my own colonial masterpiece (I am a novice) Hope to share some tea with a few of you ladies at conference, my first time attending. I am super excited. Love scones with lemon curd...its the best.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! Glad you came by! Best wishes with your writing! Would love to hear more about it!

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  45. What great photos with so much history. The book looks wonderful, but so does the candle and afternoon tea! I can't think of anything nicer than being with some sweet writer friends to enjoy the delights of tea time together. Blessings~ Diane

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Diane! I am getting ready to do a drawing!

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  46. Just wanted to come back and say thank you so much for letting me know I won the Lady Slipper Pink candle... I am so excited and God is so good to me.
    Hugs
    Linda

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