Tea Party - New Releases June-August 2016 from CQ Authors -- Join us as we "Time Slip" through a wonderful Tea Party!
Sit Down to our Virtual Tea Party At The Grand Hotel!
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.
ECPA-bestselling author Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of fifteen Christian historical romances. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! A self-professed “history geek,” she resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia but grew up as a “Yooper.” Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time! Sign up for her newsletter here.
Set immediately after the Civil War, in Kansas. Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands a Two-time ECPA Bestseller (so far!) 2017. Released in June from Barbour Publishing. This collection is set in a single location with stories revolving around a husband-acquiring scheme. Includes novellas from Carrie Fancett Pagels and Gina Welborn (CQ/CACW members) as well as stories from Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, and Patti Smith Hall.
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And now we've slipped to 1914, Cornwall, England--on the brink of the first World War. A tale of a thief out to steal the name of a reclusive gentleman of German descent, A Name Unknown released from Bethany House in July and was also a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!
New from Gabrielle Meyer:
Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection, recently on the ECPA Bestseller list, released in July 2017 from Barbour Publishers. This collection features stories by Gabrielle Meyer, Michelle Griep, Erica Vetsch, Suzie Dietze, Anne Love, Natalie Monk, Jennifer Uhlarick, Jaime Jo Wright, and Kathleen Y'Barbo.
Love Flourishes during America’s Gilded Age
Journey along in nine historical romances with those whose lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.
Inherited: Unexpected Family released in August 2017 from Love Inspired Historical and was given a four star review from RT. This is the second in the Little Falls Legacy series.
An Unexpected Partnership
After arriving in Minnesota Territory with her sisters to claim their late father's hotel, Elizabeth Bell is shocked to learn her inheritance comes with a handsome co-owner. After too long working for a domineering boss, Elizabeth yearns to be in control—of the hotel and her life. But Jude Allen won't sell his share, and Elizabeth refuses to leave.
Rescuing soiled doves and giving them hotel jobs is Jude's way of redeeming his past. He's counting on rough frontier life driving his new business partner away before she learns the scandalous truth and demands he stop his mission. But he may have underestimated Elizabeth…and the power of love to turn a complication into a bright new beginning.
Gabrielle Meyer lives on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people, places, and events. Her next book, The Gift of Twins, will release in December with Love Inspired Historical. To learn more, visit www.gabriellemeyer.com, or join her on Facebook here, and be sure to sign up for her newsletter here.
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Debra E. Marvin's first novel-length fiction happens to be a switch in genre, too! The Case of the Clobbered Cad released Aug 1st from Journey Fiction. With many places to sleuth along with Debra, her website is a great place to start! I haven't had tea at the Grand Hotel yet, but here I am with high tea in Edinburgh, Scotland with my co-hort in crime, Mari Ross! I'm giving away a paperback to one commenter on the blog. (Entries as of 9pm eastern time on Sat Aug 19)
Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master's Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again.
As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to trust.
Never Say Goodbye (Forget-Me-Not Romances)
by Vicki Talley McCollum
Never Say Goodbye is available in Kindle format. In 1911, Maddie Smith travels from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park with her sister to visit Lucy’s fiancé, a park photographer. They arrive to find him missing. Maddie joins Captain Cole Rawlings on his search for the missing fiancé, despite his adamant resistance. Never Say Goodbye is a National Park Romance Novella collection by Forget Me Not Romances.
Congress established Yellowstone as the world’s first National Park in 1872. It is home to 67 species of mammals, including the grizzly bear, the endangered gray wolf, and now 5,000 American buffalo, returned to the park from only 25 in the early 1900s. The Park draws over 3 million visitors annually, encompasses 2.2 million acres, and boasts 250 active geysers.
My character, Captain Cole Rawlings, represents one of the U. S. Army soldiers that protected and managed the Park and its visitors from 1886 until 1916, when management was given to the new National Park Service. (However, Cole tells Maddie that he is joining the NPS in 1911, due to my story’s setting, when the newly renovated Canyon Hotel celebrated its Grand Opening.)
Vicki Talley McCollum grew up in Atlanta, reading romance magazines her sister and aunts left around the house. She discovered Christian romances, fell in love with them, and later edited them as a freelance editor. Her first novella, Love Letter from Vietnam, Christmas Letters Collection is on Amazon. She’s thrilled with her newest novella, Never Say Goodbye, A National Park Romance Novella. Both are published by Forget Me Not Romances. Feel free to e-mail Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check my Amazon author’s page and Pinterest for Never Say Goodbye and Love Letter from Vietnam and Twitter at twitter.com@mccollum_vicki
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GIVEAWAYS: Roseanna is giving away a copy of A Name Unknown. Gabrielle is giving away a copy of Of Rags and Riches and Inherited: Unexpected Family. Carrie is giving away A copy of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands and My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring. Three (3) give away copies of Never Say Goodbye to three readers who comment on Colonial Quills Blog! Leave a comment on this post to enter!
We hope you'll enjoy this high tea at the Grand Hotel and the Time Slip around to the various time periods of these stories by our Colonial Quills contributors!