Maggie Awards Published Book Finalist in Romance Novellas -- The Substitute Bride!!!

The winners of the Maggie Awards will be announced at the RWA Georgia Romance Writers' Moonlight and Magnolias conference in October!

The Substitute Bride is likened to "A Christmas Carol" meets "It's A Wonderful Life" and is about second chances!

Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter Releases in Ebook! RT Book Review!!!

Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter by Carrie Fancett Pagels

It's RELEASE DAY!!! After many years, my colonial novel, set in the 1740s, is out!!! 

I recently received a Four Star review from Romantic Times, PTL!!!

". . .will leave you laughing and crying. Some surprises along the way add to this enjoyable gem!"   -   RT Book Reviews

This novel from White Rose/Pelican spans France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Atlantic Ocean, and into Colonial America. Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter is now available on Ebook from these retailers:

The paperback releases in July, 2016.

The Steeplechase - Set in 1810 Tidewater Virginia

Now available in paperback (see above) and ebook (see below). Published by Forget Me Not Romances, part of the Love's Sporting Chance collection!

Return to Shirley Plantation Re-Released Under NEW Cover!

I'm thrilled with the beautiful new cover, created by Roseanna White, for Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, 2nd edition (Hearts Overcoming Press, 2016).  You can purchase this novella in either Kindle or paperback format on Amazon. (click here)

BOTH Lilacs for Juliana and The Lumberjacks' Family Fiction's Book of the Year Finalists

How thrilling!!! BOTH The Christy Lumber Camp Series short novels were finalists!!! 

Thank you to those who nominated and voted for The Lumberjacks' Ball AND Lilacs for Juliana  Family Fiction's Novels of the Year!!!  

The Substitute Bride Released!!!

The Substitute Bride by Carrie Fancett Pagels
The Substitute Bride (October, 2015) part of the O' Little Town of Christmas Collection

 A Christmas Carol meets It’s A Wonderful Life 

Blurb: A letter for Sonja’s deceased friend arrives at the post office in Michigan, and with it a proposal. With her father threatening to kick her out of his home, Sonja impulsively responds, offering to travel west to be a substitute bride. At the same time, Louis’s railroad promotion sends him back to Michigan, the one place on earth he’d hoped to never return—where Christmas past was full of pain. A mysterious stranger leaves him marked copies of “A Christmas Carol” as he considers romancing Sonja in Christmas present. Will Louis discern the best choices for Christmas future? Does it include the Poor House, again? Even so—will God bring healing and love to him this year?

Endorsement from Julie Lessman for Lilacs for Juliana

Not only are lilacs my favorite flower, but Carrie Fancett Pagels is one of my favorite people and authors, which makes Lilacs for Juliana a sure win for me and any reader who loves sweet romance in a truly unique and delightful setting. This is the third book in the Christy Lumberjack Series, and what a joy it was to return to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with its breathtaking pine forests and clean freshwater lakes. From the beauty of Mackinac Island to the rustic charm of a bustling lumber camp, Fancett Pagels weaves a wonderful spell of tender romance with a touch of mystery that will take you away to a memorable place and a truly memorable read.

--Julie Lessman, Bestselling and Award-winning author