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September Tea Party winners: Angela Couch's winner is Beverly Duell-Moore, Shannon McNear's winner is Teri DiVincenzo, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winner is Janet Grunst's winner is Kailey Bechtel, Naomi Musch Rita Gerlach's winner is .Congratulations, all! Please private message your e-mail or mailing address to the authors.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Colonial Quills September Tea Party & New Releases



Blurb: 

When a deadly yellow fever outbreak draws Cornelia Gill back home, her new independent life must be abandoned. Injured veteran, Carter Williams, likewise must return to Dogwood Plantation when he suffers grievous family losses. Both become caretakers to younger family members. As the War of 1812 heats up, two wounded hearts begin to heal. But can they manage all that life has handed them?

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Be sure to enter the RAFFLECOPTER Giveaway! 

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Carrie's giving away a copy of Dogwood Plantation in ebook or paperback (USA only unless Book Depository ships to your country) to one commenter on this blog post! 





A Cord of Three Strands

As 1756 dawns, Isaac Lukens leaves the Pennsylvania wilderness after two years with the Lenape people. He’s failed to find the families of his birth parents, a French trader and a Lenape woman. Worse, the tribe he’s lived with, having rejected his peacemaking efforts, now ravages frontier settlements in retaliation. When he arrives in Horsham, the Quaker community where he was reared, questions taunt him: Who is he—white man or Lenape? And where does he belong?

 Elisabeth Alden, Isaac’s dearest childhood friend, is left to tend her young siblings alone upon her father’s death. Despite Isaac’s promise to care for her and the children, she battles resentment toward him for having left, while an unspeakable tragedy and her discordant courtship with a prominent Philadelphian weigh on her as well.

 Elisabeth must marry or lose guardianship of her siblings, and her options threaten the life with her and the children that Isaac has come to love. Faced with Elisabeth’s hesitancy to marry, the prospect of finding his family at last, and the opportunity to assist in the peace process between Pennsylvania and its Indian tribes, Isaac must determine where—and to whom—the Almighty has called him.


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Donald Duncan joined the Patriot cause for noble reasons, battling the British while enduring deprivation and hardship on every side. The war has changed him, and now the battle is internal. Returning home to Virginia is in sight where a new life and his Mary wait for him.

Mary Stewart spends the war years with her family at Stewarts' Green, helping them operate their ordinary. Daily, she prays for Donald's safe return, eagerly waiting for him ... until that day the evil side of war touches her.

Two hearts changed by a war that dragged on for six years. Two hearts left hurting and struggling to find the love and trust they once knew. Is there a path for them to rekindle what was lost; Setting Two Hearts Free?

Buy Now: Setting Two Hearts Free ~ Releases October 6, 2020

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A beloved family nativity set follows four generations through time. In 1899, a mysterious newcomer helps Pastor Seth Shepherd save Christmas. In 1919, while journeying by train, Stella Shepherd befriends a war veteran and finds a reason to cease her wanderings. In 1945, Elodie Wise plans a fundraising ball with the help of her friend, a swanky Hollywood headliner. In 2020, Benjie Gabriel thinks the chef’s position she’s just taken at an award-winning bed and breakfast is temporary, until she gets to know the owner. And as the Shepherd family grows through loving relationships, the nativity set also expands with new treasured pieces.

Released September 1!

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Connect with Shannon online at shannonmcnear.com (and don't forget to sign up for her Very Occasional Newsletter!) or at any of several social media sites:

To celebrate this new release, Shannon is giving away one paperback copy of this collection, which she is thrilled to share with three very stellar authors!


The Black Rose

About the Book

1893 ~ Logging has reached its golden era in the growing stated of Wisconsin, and twin sisters Jesilyn and Coriann Beaumont enjoy a comfortable live with family in the bustling, Great Lake city of Superior--until jealousy incites Jesi to seduce Cori's fiance, certain she can claim his heart. When things don't go as planned, a flight and fall from grace lands her in a boom town brothel where a fresh start is denied her.

Camp preacher Paul Winter longs to offer hope in the carousing lumber and mining towns of northern Wisconsin, but his successes have been few, and he's begun to question his calling. Then his ministry is challenged in an unexpected way when he meets a lost and broken red-head he calls Pie Girl. Though willing to offer rescue, he's never had to battle his own longings quite this way before. 

Meanwhile, stung by Jesilyn's betrayal, Corianne finds refuge in refusing to forgive, but bitterness might separate her from a second chance at happiness. When tragedy causes fresh sparks between them, will love fail forever? Or is there a way for both women to begin new lives--and find budding love blooming in places neither of them expects?

Buy the book here, or read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Enter Naomi's Rafflecopter drawing to win a copy.

Deadline to enter Naomi's drawing is Sunday night, Sept. 20th.

Let's connect! I always try to follow back.




 Heart of a Warrior

by Angela K Couch

The Man She Fears Is Her Only Chance For Survival . . .

All Christina Astle wants is to reach Oregon before her baby is born, but the wagon train is attacked, and her husband killed, stranding her in a mountain labyrinth. Raised in the East, within civilization's embrace, survival is not a skill she's learned. Neither is evading the lone warrior dogging her trail.

Disgusted by the greed and cruelty of men like his white father, Towan has turned to the simpler existence of his mother's tribal people. He is not prepared for the fiery woman who threatens to upturn his entire life ... and his heart.

Connect with Angela: www.angelakcouch.com

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To celebrate this release Angela will be giving away a $5 Amazon gift card! 

  

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Be sure to come over to our Colonial Quills Online Facebook Party, too, tonight from 7-9 Eastern Time!


109 comments:

  1. So excited for another Colonial Quills party! Most of these books I've not heard of (only Carrie's and Angela Couch's) and they all sound so good!

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    1. Hi Becky! Yes we have a lot of great new releases this month and I'd love to be able to read them all! Blessings!

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  2. We're so happy to have you join us, Becky!

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    1. Congrats on your new release, Christy! Huzzah!

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    2. Hi Becky, I hope you find some books here you might enjoy.

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    3. Thank you, Carrie! And congrats on yours as well!

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  3. Yes, welcome, Becky! And anyone else who stops by! (It's such a busy day for a tea party, isn't it??)

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    1. While we're waiting for more guests, let me pour you a cup of hot apple cider or some caramel-vanilla tea! Congrats on your new release, Shannon!

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  4. So many good books that I want to read, especially all the ones featured here, but I never enough time to read as much as I would want. Some days I don’t want to “adult” but want to be a child at leisure, just reading all day long.

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    1. Hi Roxanne, I was really pleased to see how beautiful all those covers are, too, for this month's Tea Party! I love audiobooks and some days I listen to those as I clean and it makes the adult chores go much faster. Tea or apple cider?

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    2. Welcome, Roxanne! We're so glad to have you join us!

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  5. Congratulations on your new release, my friend!!!

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    1. Thank you, sweet DebbieLynne! Congrats on you new release I am so thrilled for you! XOXOX Tea or apple cider and would you like to try some pumpkin soup?

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    2. Congratulations on your new release, Debbie.

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  6. Ahoy good people! Chappy Debbie here. Just stopping by to say hello. Not sure I'll be able to attend today's party...me hubby has a doctor's appointment....but I wanted to pop in while I could. All of the books sound good. I am currently reading Janet's book and it's great. Angela's book sounds fascinating. Of course, I always look forward to reading Carrie's books. I've never read books by Naomi or Christy...love the covers. And who wouldn't enjoy a book written by several wonderful authors? Congratulations to each of you! And I pray for success and prosperity for one and all! Hugs, my friends and God bless.

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    1. Good day to ye Chappy dear! All those covers look amazing and the stories sound wonderful, too! Come sit beside me while you can and try these pumpkin scones with some spiced apple cider! It's oddly chilly here in Virginia today!

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    2. Welcome aboard, Debbie. Glad you could join us.

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  7. So excited for this party and all the wonderful new releases!! They all sound fantastic!

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    1. Hi Kailey! I'm still hoping my contemporary WF with Kailey the supermodel in it will still get picked up for publication!

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    2. I'm glad you can join us for the party, Kailey.

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    3. Welcome, Kailey! We're so glad to have you join us!

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  8. Oh my gosh, ladies - all these wonderful books!! I have read and loved Dogwood Plantation and sure hope I get the chance to read some, if not all of the rest!. Congratulations 🎉 🎉
    I would love a cup of cider and pumpkin scones are my favorite 😊

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    1. I'm glad you can join us this evening, Betti, and hope you find some books that interest you.

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    2. Welcome, Betti! We're so glad you joined us!

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    3. Hi Betti! Great to see you here! I have a fresh plate of scones ready just for you with your spiced apple cider!

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  9. So excited about the Tea Party All the books sound awesome! I love Historical romance! I think I will get some punch and scones and say hi to everyone.. The place is gorgeous! Congrats to all of you on your new books

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Hopefully, you'll enjoy all these books.

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  10. Congratulations on your books and the lovely covers. I would love to read them all, but my time is limited as I’m now my mom’s full time caregiver. Blessings to all.

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    1. Then your time is well spent, Lucy, and you will always treasure this time.

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    2. Welcome, Lucy! We're so glad you're here!

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  11. Wow! A bunch of lovely new books that all sound interesting. I'd love to read each one. I wish you all the best with your latest releases. Blessings...

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    1. Thanks, Kay. I hope you will get to read the books.

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  12. Oh my! All of these books look so good! I want them all. I have read Heart of a Warrior. I have it in ebook format and it one of the best books I have ever read.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Brenda. I hope you'll get to read the rest of the books.

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    2. Welcome, Brenda! We're so glad you're here!

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  13. Hello Authors!
    I've read one of these books, the rest look very interesting.
    I won't be able to make it to the Facebook party later.
    Congratulations on your books and have fun!

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    1. I'm glad you could stop by early then, and hope you will want to read the rest of the books.

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    2. Welcome! We're so glad you could join us here on the blog.

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  14. I’m so excited about these books! I am especially looking forward to Love’s Pure Light and Dogwood Plantation! Congratulations to all of the authors!
    Terirose22 (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Terri and hope you enjoy the party.

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    2. Welcome, Terri! We're so glad to you joined us!

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  15. Congratulations to all. What a wonderful sampling. Best wishes on each book’s success.

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    1. Hi Kathleen, and thanks for the good wishes.

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    2. Welcome, Kathleen! We're so glad to have you join us!

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  16. All of these books are beautiful and they sound so good! Thanks, everyone, for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Connie. I hope you'll get a chance to read them.

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    2. Welcome, Connie! We're so glad to have you join us!

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  17. Great time for a CQ tea party!

    Congratulations ladies on your new releases! They all look like great stories and the covers are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Tina, and what a lovely review of Dogwood Plantation.

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    2. Welcome, Tina! We're so glad to have you join us!

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    3. Thank you Janet.
      Hi Christy!
      Blessings, Tina

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  18. Oh my I see some awesome sounding books I need to add to my TBR. Yes, I certainly do.

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    1. Welcome, Sherry! We're so glad to have you join us!

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  19. Hi Sherry, glad you've come t the party and hope you enjoy the books.

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  20. Congratulations on your new release! I'm thrilled that there are some new-to-me authors participating and I'm eager to learn about them tonight as well.

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    1. Hi Arletta! Thanks so much! We're just about ready to start the FB party!

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  21. These books all look awesome. I hope and pray everyone is doing well in this year of such uncertainty. I am so glad I can rest in the Lord and know He is in control.

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  22. Congratulations on your book babies! The CQ Tea party is always such a fun time! I enjoy the fellowship with my favorite authors and bookish friends.

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  23. Congratulations on all the new books! Looking forward to reading them.

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  24. Congrats on your new releases! So proud of all of you, bc writing books isn't for the faint of heart.

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    1. We're glad to see you here, Diana, such a faithful follower.

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  25. So-o-o glad to be here--and in autumn, my favorite time of year! Wishing you all blessings & much success on these great stories--would love to have remaining four ladies (Carrie & Janet have already graciously accepted my invitations) as guests on my blog (Christy, Naomi, Shannon & Angela if you'd be interested?) Thank you! If that's o.k., contact me on FB messenger.Blessings!

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  26. I'm so excited! I love these parties! Some of you are new authors to me.

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  27. Couldn't find where to enter for Naomi's book!

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  28. Happy Autumn! I don't think I've read any of these.. They all sound good! Congrats ladies!

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    1. Hi Deanna, Since you're a member of my PAls team, you can probably find a way to get a copy of DP there! Blessings!

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  29. Ladies, I have responded to most of your comments, but many disappeared and then all of a sudden I was locked out and unable to reply to anyone or even able to post anything to explain what happened. Thank you all for your comments and answers. I apologize. Please don't think I'm ignoring you.

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  30. I have tried to enter Naomi's Rafflecopter through the link provided but it keeps taking me to my own blog, Older & Smarter? Has anyone else been able to enter the Rafflecopter? Thanks for your help.

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  31. Carrie, love that name, Dogwood Plantion. We have plenty on Dogwood trees in our area, and they are beautiful in the spring.

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    1. Hi Patty, I have two dogwood trees that struggle along every year poor things, but keep going even after the 20 years we have lived here!

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  32. Shannon, this sounds like a great collection! Love the connection between the stories. I've read books by Janine and Deborah, but not you it Suzanne.

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  33. Angela, I've always enjoyed Oregon Trail stories. I'm always amazed at the people who undertook such an endeavor!

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    1. For sure! Glad I have my comfy car when doing long drives like that. ;) But such a fun era to explore!

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  34. I will be shopping at Amazon for the Black Rose since I can’t find it on my favorite vendor's website.

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    1. Hi Roxanne, Modern day conveniences like Google can often help you find a book. Some authors do not distribute their books broadly for a number of reasons.

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  35. Christy, I've always enjoyed what I would call frontier fiction. Those times in our country before we were even a country!

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    1. Thank you! Frontier fiction is one of my very favorites!

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    2. Hi Patty, Did you get to read our Backcountry Brides collection? That's all frontier fiction and all stories written by CQ authors!

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  36. I haven't been able to respond to many of the comments on FB. I got put in jail for apparently posting too often. I'll respond as soon as I'm released. And feel free to find me on FB and friend or follow me!

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  37. Old ladies What a fine party it is you've outdone yourself again Carrie! I don't know which book to choose first I thought so given the so many time periods and just love Christian historical fiction! I am so looking forward to reading all of them and this winter is probably the wonderful time to do that I am so ready for fall and winter and hot drinks good books a cozy blanket and a warm fire! I believe for many of you authors it's the first time meeting me I'm not sure I look forward to reading each of your books and hopefully being able to review them in the near future on faithful Acres books and author services on Facebook! Congratulations to each of you! Love & blessings Linda Marie Finn

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    1. This was a nice party, Linda, except that almost every author got put in "FAcebook Jail" on the FB party of the celebration! So many good books to read! Blessings!

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  38. Oh Ladies... let it be said that speech to text doesn't always work the right way but it's easier than typing on my phone sorry about that! Not meaning to offend I'm probably older than some perhaps at 56 years old this year

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  39. Ladies,thanks for a fun party. Naomi, I would love to read The Black Rose.Shannon, I love Nativity Sets so I know I will enjoy your story. Janet, I would love to find out if Donald and Mary can be reunited. Angela, thank you for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Christy, I am always thrilled to learn about debut novels and Carrie, Dogwood Plantation is certainly a favorite with me!

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    1. Hi Connie! You're such a blessing! Thank you for celebrating with us!

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  40. The Black Rose sounds great. They're all wonderful books, cheers to your new releases.

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  41. These sound fabulous! I've already read Heart of a Warrior and Dogwood Plantation and picked most of the others! Sorry I missed the Tea Party last night.

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  42. Would really love to read "Dogwood Plantation". Sounds like my kind of book, looking forward to reading the book.

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  43. Naomi’s book looks soooooo good! Would love to win a copy.

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  44. Shannon McNear wrote a great book for Barbour. I would be thrilled to get a copy of this novella collection!

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  45. Would love to win a copy of Naomi's, The Black Rose! I'm a big fan! I just entered via rafflecopter and filled in all the requirements, but it took me awhile to get to where I needed to go on some things. I'm sweating! lol

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