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Tea Party Winners: Debra E. Marvin's winner is: Kathleen, Jennifer Hudson Taylor's winner of her MacGregor Legacy series is Chris Granville and second winner is Britney Adams for the plaque and For Love or Country novel:, Angela K. Couch's winner is: , Carrie Fancett Pagels's winner per random.org is Beverly Duell-Moore for a copy of BCB and second winner for colonial goodies is: Carrie Moore Gould, Denise Weimer's winner: Janet Marie Dowell, Shannon McNear's winner is: Adriann Harris, Pegg Thomas's winner is: Susan C

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Backcountry Brides Collection Tea Party!!! A Dream Come True!


Carrie Fancett Pagels here. We're SO excited to have you join us in celebrating the release of our Colonial American frontier collection! This is a dream come true for me -- a collection almost a decade in the planning on my part! And now we have all these wonderful authors who are part of making that dream come true! The Colonial Quills authors who are part of this collection WELCOME you!!! We're in a virtual setting in the backcountry across our country today as we enjoy our tea in the Shenandoah Valley to New York and to parts farther west. 
Won't you come in and join us?


Authors

Shannon McNear

I'm so blessed to be part of this collection--and this blog! Who knew way back that we'd wind up having our own volume of all-colonial stories? And how amazing is God for making the way for it to happen?

Not only is this time period my favorite to write in, but I got to set this story in one of my favorite places--South Carolina, my home state for almost 23 years. The history of the upstate, known as the backcountry during this era, is a rich one, and there were almost too many events and settings to draw from. I loved the idea of merging a light spy thriller concept with colonial romance, though ... since I can't seem to write without that element of adventure!

My story, The Counterfeit Tory, set late in 1781, is actually a sequel to my previous novella The Highwayman. While tasked with infiltrating a notorious Tory gang, Jed Wheeler has no wish to endanger the leader's cousin, Lizzy Cunningham. He finds himself risking not only his life ... but his heart.

I'm giving away one copy of Backcountry Brides among those who comment today!

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Pegg Thomas

Pegg is giving away THREE sets of note cards. The blank cards showcase Michigan's Mackinac Bridge. 

Pegg's story in the collection, Her Redcoat, takes place at Fort Michilimackinac, which stands at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge today. Watch the Facebook Page for two sets to be given away and the third set will be given to a commenter here on the blog.



Gabrielle Meyer
What an amazing group of authors to partner with in this collection! This is my first foray into Colonial America, and I can honestly say it was my favorite novella to write, so far. The Backcountry Brides Collection is my tenth published story and my first set in the fur trade era. My story, Love's Undoing, begins in 1792 in what would someday become central Minnesota in a Scottish fur post on the banks of the Mississippi River.

My heroine, Abi, is the daughter of a Scottish fur trader and a Chippewa mother. My hero, Henry Kingsley, is an Englishman who is the second-born son of a nobleman, looking to make his mark in the world. When their worlds collide, they struggle to know where they fit together--or if they fit, at all.

The Northwest Company Fur Post
in Pine City, MN

I loved researching this time period and setting characters there. Many people are surprised to learn that Europeans were in Minnesota as early as the mid-1600's. Fur traders, missionaries, and explorers were drawn to the banks of the Mississippi River, as well as Lake Superior and the thousands of other waterways in the region. When Carrie asked me to be part of this collection, I immediately knew I wanted to set my story in Minnesota. Part of my research was visiting the Northwest Company Fur Post in Pine City, Minnesota, which is just a couple hours away from my home. The fur post in my story is inspired by the one I visited.



There are lots of ways to connect with me, but my two favorites are my newsletter, which you can find here, or my author page on Facebook, which you can find here. Be sure to leave a comment below, because I'm giving away a copy of The Backcountry Brides Collection to one person who comments on this blog today. Thanks for stopping by!

Debra E. Marvin

What a great honor to be part of this collection! I've long enjoyed imagining myself in a colonial setting and having the chance to write A HEART SO TENDER for the Backcountry Brides Collection was a delight. My story takes place in 1764 at Fort Niagara during The Great Gathering, a very interesting and tense time in our history.

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.

I'm giving away a paperback to one commenter on the blog.

For more about my fiction, please visit my facebook page, Debra E. Marvin.. I'm also giving away a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to a random new subscriber to my newsletter during May, June or July. Sign up here!

Thank you for all your support for colonial fiction!


Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Jennifer is an award winning author of Inspirational fiction set in historic Europe and the Carolinas. She's a speaker on writing, publishing and digital marketing. Her work has been reviewed by USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and Library Journal. Her works have appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, RT Book Reviews, and The Military Trader. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Communications and is currently enrolled in a M.A. program at Queens University with an interactive digital strategy concentration. When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, visiting historical sites, cycling, horseback riding, genealogy, and reading. You can learn more about her at www.jenniferhudsontaylor.net.

Giveaway: Jennifer is giving away a set of her MacGregor Legacy books, including: Book 1: For Love or Loyalty (1763), Book 2: For Love or Country (1781), Book 3: For Love or Liberty (1813) to one lucky winner. This series follows 3 generations of the MacGregor family as they emigrate from Scotland to the Carolinas through the Revolutionary War and to the War of 1812.




Jennifer will also give away a faith plaque show below. It has a cross and a statement that says, "Don't worry about tomorrow, God is already there." 



For today's Facebook Party, Jennifer will give away a copy of Backcountry Brides, a copy of For Love or Country, and a stationary set. 


Denise Weimer


Denise's novella, Across Three Autumns, takes place in Georgia's Revolutionary War "Hornet's Nest." Jenny White, who falls in love with Scottish militia scout Caylan McIntosh while fending off Loyalists, Indians, and British, is modeled after a real-life Rev War heroine. To a tea party participant who leaves a comment here on the blog, Denise will be gifting a free print copy of Backcountry Brides! She will also be drawing for a winner from the Facebook Page during her 5-5:30 EST slot for a choice of either a Georgia Gold Series or Restoration Trilogy print novel. https://deniseweimerbooks.webs.com




Angela K Couch

To keep from freezing in the Great White North, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and warm) by chasing after three (almost four!) munchkins.

A Worthy Groom: 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.

Find out about Angela's Revolutionary War series, Hearts at War, on her website: www.angelakcouch.com
or Facebook



Carrie Fancett Pagels

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of fifteen Christian historical romances, including ECPA bestsellers. 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,” in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time! 

Blurb: 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?

This has been a dream come true, since founding the Colonial American Christian Writers group eight years ago and since we founded the Colonial Quills blog. I always imagined a collection set across the FRONTIER of colonial America, and my own story where my real-life ancestors lived, in the Shenandoah Valley. We even did a Christmas Anthology A Forted Frontier Holiday about five years ago set in that location (click here to read.) THANK you for celebrating with us!

Giveaway: Carrie is giving away a copy of The Backcountry Brides collection (or substitute one of her other fifteen books if you win) here on the blog party plus a cool arrowhead (got this up in the Shenandoah area where my story is set!) and a beautiful tricorner hat pin from the American Revolutionary War Museum in Yorktown, Virginia. At the FB party, Carrie is giving way a copy of her Holt Medallion finalist book, The Steeplechase, which is set in Williamsburg and Yorktown areas of Virginia.


The Backcountry Brides Collection (Barbour, May 2018) can be purchased at:


 Amazon 

 Check at your local Christian bookstores, e.g., Lifeway, to see if they have copies, too! 



We have a big Rafflecopter giveaway going, through May 31st, with a Kindle Paperwhite (retail value $119.00), a paperback copy of The Backcountry Brides ($15 value),  a CD of Scottish fiddle music, hand-made notecards, colonial paper dolls, premium chocolate bars, a custom monogram embroidery kit, and more fun goodies for a total value of approximately $200.  (Void where prohibited by law.)

PLEASE stop by our Backcountry Brides Facebook party, too, where authors will be visiting with readers. If you have a favorite author, please be sure to go by and see when they'll be posting during the party. Be sure to leave a comment below, on the blog post, to enter for the prizes posted here on the blog. (Click here to go to the party.)

GIVEAWAYS: Leave your comments below to enter for prizes (void where prohibited by law.) Winners will be announced at the top of the blog on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, by 9 PM Eastern Time.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

238 comments:

  1. Congrats on the “official” release date for The Backcountry Brides! I understand that it released a bit early and that’s always fun. I’m currently enjoying Carrie Fancet Pagel’s story, Shenandoah Hearts and can’t wait to dive in to rest of the stories.
    perrianne(DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne

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    1. Yes, the publisher surprised us with an early release, but today is still very exciting. Thanks for joining us!

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    2. Good to see you here! Thank you for stopping by! <3

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    3. I love reading Christian novels in the Colonial Era. This collection would be wonderful to read because each author’ novella is set in a different part of the country.

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    4. Hope you enjoy Backcountry Brides collection.

      Kaye, I agree that it would be interesting to read about the same time period in so many different places.

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  2. Happy May Day everyone...
    When I was a little girl we would make paper cylinder cones, decorate with crayons, fill them with violets and put them on a neighbor's doorknob, ring the door bell, and run so it was a surprise May Day gift!
    I would love to win this new Collection of The Backcountry Brides! Congratulations, authors, on this new release!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. What a fun way to celebrate May Day! Thanks for joining us.

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    2. Thank you so much! And I remember doing things like that as well. How fun!

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    3. I wonder if anyone does this anymore? Somewhere they must be doing this in school? Thanks Kathleen!

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    4. We never did anything like that. Times have definitely changed. I don't know how well that would work in some neighborhoods these days with all the security systems and motion detectors. Sounds like it was fun!

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  3. I am so excited about this book. I ordered it on Net Galley and look forward to reading and reviewing it. moma3homeschoolATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! <3

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    2. Hello my local blogger friend! So glad you can join us today.

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    3. Thanks so much for being a reviewer! It's so helpful!

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    4. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for ordering it.

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  4. Hooray for the Big Day!
    I love this collection of authors and stories, and look forward to chatting with readers here and at the Facebook party this afternoon/evening.

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  5. Very exciting day for all of us. Happy and grateful to be a small part of it. Thank you, Carrie, for pulling this all together.

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  6. Happy release day Quiller Authors!!! Am bringing around a huge pot of green tea and some scrumptious breakfast cake with nutritious zucchini ground up in it. The squash is from North Carolina colony!

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    1. You're making me hungry. :)

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    2. Happy release day, Carrie, and thank you for all you have done to make this happen.

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    3. Have a piece of breakfast cake, Mistress Thomas! And some tea. Let me get the silver tongs for the sugar cubes!

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    4. So happy to have you join in, Mistress Weimer, and lend your talented quill to the collection! Many blessings to you!

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  7. Good morning and happy release day!!! <3 I will be your mistress-of-coffee today. :-D Freshly roasted and ground beans, of course--only the best for our guests--in my favorite French press pot, with your choice of cream, sugar, honey, and/or coconut oil (for those of us who love our coffee but must enjoy it paleo-friendly! LOL). And scones as well, with dried cranberries and grated orange peel, made with flour ground from wheat all the way from the distant Dakota Territories. Although I'm thinking there might have been a bit of time travel there, as well ... ;-)

    Please do sit and visit with us a while!

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    1. Good morning Mistress McNear! We just discovered a wonderful cinnamon latte recipe with coconut oil, that my son and I have been enjoying! Might go make one now! Would you care for some breakfast cake? I'll swap for some scones!

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    2. I would love some, Mistress Pagels! And I may have to get that recipe from you, when you have a moment!

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  8. Good Morning Authors! Happy Official Release day!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book! I hope to see you on Facebook later!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! Love your FB cover today!!

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    2. Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you too. :)

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    3. You are such an awesome cheerleader, Andrea!

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    4. Andrea, So glad you enjoyed our novella collection!

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  9. Congratulations! This sounds like a great collection.

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  10. Way to go! Release Date
    God bless you all

    Chris Granville

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  11. Happy Release Day to my fellow authors! This was such a fun collection to work on. I can hardly believe the day has finally arrived to officially share our stories with everyone else. This has been a dream of Carrie's for at least ten years, and we originally pitched the idea to Barbour about two years ago! Looking forward to celebrating today and throughout the month!!!

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    1. Thanks Teresa! And thanks again for hosting me on the ACFW blog for an interview!

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  13. Congratulations on the book! I can’t wait to read it!

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    1. Also would love to win a paperback copy! I’m the type who loves the feel of a book between my hands.

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    2. Thank you, Alyssa! And best of luck! This book is particularly pretty in person, with the picture of the log cabin on both inside covers and parchment style page edges.

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    3. Me too, Alyssa! Nothing like the feel and smell of a real book.

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    4. Hi Alyssa! These Barbour collections are the nicest paperbacks around!

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    5. I do like my Kindle, but for my collections I like paperback. Right now I'm collecting a lighthouse series to go in my lighthouse room.

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  14. I'm really enjoying all the comments. It's truly a blessing to be part of this and I appreciate each of you who take the time to comment and read our stories!

    I'm at work all day and will see you over at the Facebook party later!

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    1. Early this morning I read about mentioning your favorite historical site, and then... I couldn't find it again before it was time for me to leave for Bible study. Now I found your comment, again!! My favorites from Wisconsin field trips ~ Milton House Museum with an underground passage from the stagecoach stop/dining to a humble cabin with a rug and table over the trapdoor for passengers on the underground railroad. The Lincoln-Tallman House in Janeville WI rumored "where the lady of the house held a lantern to the colored tinsel in the window to alert passage when her husband was having political meetings upstairs." The Prairie du Chien Villa Louis (Dousman Mansion) where, before my time, my father actually practiced with a musical group he played with. So fun! I love these Collections!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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    2. I love hearing about these because they stick in my mind and I keep them as goals when I'm traveling! I always look for places like this to visit! Thanks that sounds wonderful. Not sure when I'll get to Wisconsin... but this sounds like a great museum. That's how stories are born for me and for most of us I think-- we see a place and the imagination starts churning!

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    3. In my colonial novel, For Love or Country, I wrote about an underground tunnel that was used in the Revolutionary War in Wilmington, NC. I would love to visit and roam through them.

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  15. Congratulations, ladies, and happy release day! I can’t wait to read this wonderful collection!!

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    1. Thank you! Please partake of some refreshments and come chat with us on Facebook.

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    2. Thank you, Briney! Hope you enjoy our collection of stories.

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  16. Woohoo!! Congratulations on the big day! This cover is absolutely beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. One reader pointed out to us that the cabin pictured on the front is in Cade's Cove TN. A beautiful place!

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    2. It is?! I missed that. The father of one of my best friends growing up was raised in Cade's Cove.

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    3. Yes, A lady I just met at my church who was already a fan of Carrie's books told us that. What a small world.

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    4. I had a choice of two places to visit in TN one day and we went to the top of the mountains instead of Cades Cove. Oh well...

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    5. That's neat. I love the image of that little log cabin.

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  17. Please note in your comment if you'd like to be in the drawing for a paperback. Many of you may have it already so we'd like to see the paperbacks go to readers who haven't read read the collection, and don't have it as an ebook!

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  18. I’m so excited about the giveaways. I love to collect anything about the Mackinac Bridge. So I’m crossing my fingers that I win. 😁 Thank you everyone for putting on what I know will be an awesome party!!

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    1. Good luck! Pegg's story is fabulous!

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    3. With all the giveaways you have a good chance. Thanks, Sherry!

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  19. Good afternoon, ladies! It's a beautiful day in Yorktown! Congratulations, authors, on the release of Backcountry Brides!!

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    1. Thank you. It is beautiful here in Georgia as well.

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    2. Thank you! It's even warm in Northern Michigan today. I actually have the window in my office open ... and the snow is almost all gone. :)

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    3. You've been so busy! Thanks for stopping in Regina. It wouldn't be the same without you!

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  20. Congratulations, ladies. They all sound like such great stories. They not only take place in exciting places but also during a fascinating era of our nation's past.

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    1. My other colonial historical was done in time slip style so I was very excited to get to write a novella set in this era.

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    2. Janet! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    3. So much history in these stories. We don't have to make it up! In fact, it's hard to scratch the surface of this era!

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  21. Happy release day! Looking forward to enjoying great writing from some of my favorite authors and other new-to-me authors.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  22. Congratulations on the book release! I am thoroughly enjoying reading the stories that you have written!

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  23. Happy Book Birthday :) The stories are wonderful, rich with historical detail. Thanks so much for all your hard work, ladies. I would love a cup of tea and a sweet if there are any available. I received my book yesterday, and simply LOVE that you all signed it!

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    1. I am feeling ready for tea and a scone myself. What type of tea should we brew next? I usually enjoy vanilla chai in the afternoon.

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    2. That sounds lovely and a scone would be just perfect!

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    3. Oh, good, as I have just finished lunch and I will be putting the hot water on.

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    4. A Scone is always perfect, right?

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  24. Lovely party with lovely ladies. Congrats on the collection.

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    2. I love the wide variety of themes but I'm especially glad they chose colonial! :)

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  26. Afternoon ladies!
    This is such a beautiful spring day for traveling and enjoying God’s beautiful blooming flowers and trees. And you ladies look so festive and lovely in your spring-time gowns. I will mingle over by the window and enjoy a cup of tea and one of those delicious looking scones with the dried cranberries and grated orange peel.

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    HAPPY RELEASE DAY CQ AUTHORS!!!! I so enjoyed The Backcountry Brides Collection! Each story is full of historical detail I have come to love in Christian historical fiction. I love that you signed it, making it even more special.

    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thanks so much to our official CQ reviewer!!! Thanks for all your wonderful reviews on the blog! Tea?

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    3. Thank you Carrie and Pegg! You are both so sweet, I am honored to be included in this group of gifted women writers.
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  27. Happy book release day and thank you ladies for offering us this wonderful collection. I love historical fiction and I look forward to reading these stories set in this fascinating time in our country. Thanks also for your incredible giveaways.
    Congratulations and Blessings!
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    1. Thanks Connie! Great to see you here! Can I refill your teacup? Your gown is lovely!

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  28. Congratulations, ladies, on the release of your new book. Sure can't wait to read it. Many blessings to each of you as you share your talents!

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  29. Congrats on the new book. I received it a few days ago! My favorite place to visit would be Williamsburg!

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    1. If you make it here Paula be sure to look me up as I live in the area!

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    2. I want to go to Williamsburg again! My granddaughter did a report on a colonial era craft and studied Williamsburg so she really wants to go now. I wish I could just make a quick trip ASAP! IT's such an amazing place!

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  30. Love reading about each author and their story. :-)

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  31. Congratulations on the beautiful new book! This sounds like such a great collection of stories. I am enjoying the FB party. Thank you to all of you.

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  32. I am so happy and excited for all of you authors to have been able to write these appealing and I'm sure, wonderful colonial era stories. I am certainly looking forward to reading them. Many blessings to each of you!

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  33. This sounds like a great collection. I can hardly keep up with all these collections.

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    3. It makes me want to look at a list of them. Preferably of all the covers. I'm sure I'll fid some I missed seeing.

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  34. Thank you so much for the fun tea party! Congratulations on your new book! So fun to meet new-to-me authors!
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    2. And we love new to us readers! So many of our visitors are now valued friends so it's fun to see new faces too!

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  35. I am so excited about these stories. They all sound wonderful. The prizes are awesome, too.

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  36. Lots of fun on the Facebook giveaway today. Your blog is so interesting, too. Love the history, the insights and the new things I'm learning from you all.

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  37. Congratulations on your new release! I'm excited to read this new collection.

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  38. It's been a very good turnout over on Facebook!

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  39. Crissy Yoder ShamionMay 1, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Congrats on the release!!!! So excited!

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  40. This is such a great collection of stories. I love every one I've read so far. It's been a fun party.

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    2. Thanks so much, Wilani! I know how much these authors love this period and their settings, so a lot of heart went into the stories!

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  41. Congratulations! I just ordered my copy from Amazon.....

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    1. Oh, thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we've enjoyed putting it together.

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  42. Hello ladies, and congratulations on your release day! I'm so excited for you all. I'm not done with the collection yet, but I've loved what I've read.

    Enjoy your special day!

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  43. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you ladies a little better.

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    1. I learned so much today. It is amazing how much we learn from a well-researched story. Thank you ladies for using your gift to glorify God.

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    2. What a nice thing to say, Susan. I hope that readers who've checked in with our posts here and on FB have learned a lot and become more excited to read the stories.

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  44. Hi Ladies! These stories sound amazing! Congrats to all of you on your collection of stories! All the prizes are cool too! Thank you for the chance!

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  45. Carrie, An Arrowhead!! That is very cool!! half-Irish Kathleen

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    1. Yes, Kathleen! I got a little flint arrowhead up in the Shenandoah Mountains, years ago and heard onto it, hoping for the day I'd have a story set there published!

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  46. It is so wonderful to see this book and celebrate its release. It’s been such a dream of Carrie and the Quillers for so long. What a blessing! Huzzahs and love to you all!

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    1. I really wish you could have come in with us, Carla, in time. Praying your health is fully restored!!!

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  47. Congratulations on the new release! The cover is beautiful!

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    1. It truly is a gorgeous cover, Grace, and the pages are those deckle kind, so pretty! Blessings!

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    2. Thanks Grace! Perfect timing for dogwoods on the cover, right?

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  48. I love this collection of stories and am excited to start reading. Congrats on the new release!!

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    1. Hi Debbie! thanks for visiting and I know you'll enjoy them!

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    2. Hi Debbie! You got your copy all right, I believe? I hope you'll enjoy the stories!

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  49. Happy Release day!! Congrats! I love these collections of stories! (:

    - Kailey Bechtel
    kaileybehrendt @ gmail(dot)com

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  50. Congratulations on your book release! It looks like it'll be good! :D

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    2. Thanks, Rebecca! I hope you have a chance to read it and enjoy.

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  51. Congratulations ladies on your new release. Will be reading mine soon. I’m sorry I missed the party, as I worked outside all day. Hugs 🤗

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    2. Thanks Lucy! I missed most of the party too so I'm going to be reading through today... that should take a while!

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  52. SO many amazing books releasing today!!! CONGRATS to all y'all on this anthology. I am really looking forward to reading all the stories. I've loved living in this historical area of VA the last 2 1/2 years and have visited Yorktown and Williamsburg many times.

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      you're such a great supporter! Thanks so much for always reading and encouraging us!

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  53. Oh, I love these tea parties! There's always so much going on!

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    1. Hi Beverly! Between here and the FB party there's enough to keep my head spinning! Thanks for stopping in!

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  54. YAAAAAY fo this collection being released! CONGRATS! :D

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    1. Absolutely! We waited awhile before we got the word that it would be published and so it seems like a long time ago that I was plotting this one!

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  55. Congrats to all on the launch of your new book of fabulous stories. The reviews are coming in and are super. Enjoyed the tea party thank you so much for the invite. So looking forward to reading these wonderful stories by a group of outstanding authors.

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    2. Thanks Adriann! We are grateful to those who have read and reviewed BCC! Glad you could come by the party!

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  56. Debra E. Marvin, I tried to reply to you above, but it didn't work. So, to answer your question--no, I do not have Backcountry Brides Collection yet. It is definitely on my Wish List!

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  57. Thanks for mentioning it because a lot of 'us' have it and it will help us narrow the list for some of the giveaways!

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