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

Christmas Traditions Eight-in-One Collection!!!

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.

Cover Reveal Party on Facebook - Wednesday, August 5th

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.)

She also did an adorable lilac-wreathed picture, which makes me feel like I should be able to just inhale the scent of lilacs, looking at it!

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!  

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Watch soon for a Cover Reveal party for 
Lilacs for Juliana!!!
The third book in the series!

Endorsement from Julie Lessman

Endorsement for The Lumberjacks' Ball by Julie Lessman

I'm not exactly sure how she did it (other than raw, unadulterated talent!), but Carrie Fancett Pagels managed to infuse a deep, rich, full-novel feel into her latest novella as few others have been able to do.

I am an author and reader who thrives on a well-woven story, especially one interlaced with a wealth of a colorful cast. You know, those quirky and lovable subordinate characters who surround the hero and heroine -- and the reader -- with a magical feeling of family? This is one of the things I liked best about this remarkable novella, along with the heart-tugging romance, the hint of mystery, and the vivid setting of life and lumber in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, especially Mackinac Island. Not only did I feel like I was there, surrounded by the scent of inland seas, sawdust, and fresh pine, but I missed both the setting and the characters for days on end after turning the last page.

All of Miss Pagels' books are wonderful, but I must say that The Lumberjack's Ball is now my favorite, which tells me not only is Carrie Fancett Pagels a fresh new voice in sweet romance, but an author who simply gets better and better with every single book she pens.

Hit #1 On Hot New Releases -- Amazon Christian Historical Romance Bestsellers List!!!

PTL!!! My novella, The Lumberjacks' Ball, about overcoming, hit #1 this past week and is at #2 today on Amazon's list of Hot New Releases and is currently at #5 on the regular bestseller list for Christian Historical Romance!!!

At only 99 cents right now, it is a steal! Free if you download as part of Kindle Unlimited!  This is book two in the Christy Lumber Camp series.

I am recovering from open gall bladder surgery so if you read this, would you pray for me? Thanks and blessings!