|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?
THE SWEET SCENT OF ROMANCE
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
EIGHT CBA and Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors present heartwarming novellas of Christmases gone by, where the true meaning of the season warms your heart and love flows as fast as apple cider. Seven of the novellas released last year, with a total of 230 reviews, and an average 4.7+ rating. Includes a brand new release, “Eleven Pipers Piping,” and also Selah Award finalist, “The Fruitcake Challenge.” Grab your favorite drink, no matter the temperature outside, curl up in a cozy chair and lose yourself in holiday romance. Original retail on all eight ebook novellas is over $20!
Available on Amazon.
My friend and Aussie blogger on Overcoming with God blog, Noela Nancarrow, made the above picture for me as a sweet surprise for my Cover Reveal party (today from 4-7 Eastern Daylight Time) on Facebook (click here to go.)
Those special friends, who celebrate with you, make celebrations fun!
Cynthia Hickey, designed all three covers for the Christmas Traditions Eight-in-One, O' Christmas Town series, and Lilacs for Juliana. She will be at the party 5:00 pm Eastern time to talk about her many releases. She a very talented author.
Angela Breidenbach, a very active author, will also be celebrating the release of the last Christmas Traditions novella, Eleven Pipers Piping, which will also be included in the compilation.
My cover model, Amber Goos, daughter of reader/reviewer Regina Fujitani, will also be at the party, and will talk a little about what it was like doing the photo shoots.
And I'll be at the party, too, just waiting to show you those new covers! Come join us! I pray that you are as blessed by your friends as I am!