Cover Reveal + GIVEAWAY: The Lumberjacks’ Ball

17 Mar

I’m excited to reveal the cover of
Carrie Fancett Pagels’ upcoming release,
The Lumberjacks’ Ball!

Lumberjacks_ Ball cover

The Lumberjacks’ Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels

A decade after surviving a brutal attack, a mercantile owner’s daughter seeks to begin her life anew in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A gifted craftsman wishes to leave his lumberjack life and seeks employment at her new store. When his presence dredges up memories she wishes to suppress, the new proprietress must learn to face her past. Can affection grow between the cabinetmaker and the proprietress of St. Ignace’s newest business? When complications arise will they overcome adversity in time for The Lumberjack’s Ball?

Available April 2015!

 

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Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an award-winning, and Amazon bestselling author, of Christian historical romance. She served as a psychologist for twenty-five years. Carrie lives in the Tidewater Virginia area with her family. When not writing, researching, blogging and enjoying tea, Carrie beads and reads—not necessarily in that order!

 

 

 Winner’s Choice Giveaway!

Carrie's Cover Collage

Carrie has graciously offered to give away one of her books, winner’s choice, to a lucky Buzzing About Books reader.  Available titles and their formats are listed below. 

 To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment.
Be sure to include your email address!

Carrie Fancett Pagels’ books include: The Fruitcake Challenge, The Lumberjack’s Ball, Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, God’s Provision in Tough Times, upcoming release Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter (ebook or paperback), A Cup of Christmas Cheer from Guidepost Books (hardcover only), or Family Fiction Anthology of The Story 2014, which includes her award-winning short story “The Quilt Contest” (paperback only).

Paperback copies available to US residents only.  International winners will receive an ebook (if available).  Winners will be chosen at random one week from today’s posting.

 

Blog Hop

Visit these participating blogs for your chance to win!!

Perspectives by Nancee 

Stuff & Nonsense 

Buzzing About Books 

Lane Hill House 

The Sword and Spirit

Overcoming with God

Colonial Quills

 

149 Responses to “Cover Reveal + GIVEAWAY: The Lumberjacks’ Ball”

  1. sonja1971 March 17, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    I love Carrie’s books! I am sure this one is every bit as good! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 17, 2015 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks so much Sonja! Bless you! Come on by the other blogs and leave a comment so we can enter you for the basket giveaway, too!

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

      Me too, Sonja! I look forward to reading The Lumberjacks’ Ball!

  2. bettimace March 17, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    The cover is wonderful – now I want to read what is between the covers 🙂
    bettimace at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      I’m excited too, Betti! Can’t wait for the release next month!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

      LOL BETTI, I like that about reading what is between the covers! This releases April. TY for coming by sweetie!

  3. Natalie March 17, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the Lumberjack’s Ball! Love love LOVED the first book, The Fruitcake Challenge. I can’t wait to meet the characters in this new story!

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      I love your enthusiasm, Natalie! I’m also eager to meet the characters in The Lumberjacks’ Ball!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

      NATALIE, TY!!! Ox/Garrett is the hero in this one and you’ll find a much different man in terms of behavior. Rebecca Jane is brand new. And Tom and Jo and Moose and some of the other camp characters also make appearances!!! Blessings!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 23, 2015 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks so much, Natalie!!! I can’t wait for you to read it! Ox/Garrett really comes into his own in this book! And I have our new leading lady–Rebecca Jane~

  4. Natalie Monk March 17, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    Whoops! I forgot to leave an email address. nataliedmonk (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thanks for bringing us this giveaway!

  5. carylkane March 17, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    I’m so excited that Ms. Carrie has another book on the way! Love the cover. I am ready for THE LUMBERJACKS’ BALL.

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

      Me too, Caryl! We also have Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter to look forward to as well! So exciting!!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

      The edits are almost all accepted and then some minor cleanups before the Beta readers get a look Caryl! TY!

  6. Deanne Patterson (@cnnamongirl) March 17, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    I’m looking forward to reading the continuation of The Fruitcake Challenge . With Carrie’s writing skills, I already know it’s a winner !

    Deanne

    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Yes, it is sure to be a wonderful story! Thanks for stopping by, Deanne!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 23, 2015 at 7:49 am #

      Thanks for your confidence, Deanne! I’ve got a great writing team, PTL, to help me!

  7. Becky Dempsey March 17, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    I’m excited to read more about the Christy family 🙂

    dbdempsey98(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

      I’m excited about more stories in The Christy Lumber Camp Series, too, Becky!

      • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

        TY BECKY & BRITNEY! So happy to be wrapping up Garrett’s story and getting started with “Moose’s” which is entitled Lilacs for the Lumber Camp!

  8. conniepsaunders March 17, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    I’m not familiar with Carrie’s work but The Lumberjack’s Ball sounds wonderful! Thank you for this introduction and giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

      Carrie’s books are wonderful, Connie! I hope you have the opportunity to read her stories!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 23, 2015 at 7:51 am #

      Well we’ll have to get you acquainted, Connie! Two of my ebooks are only 99 cents right now on Amazon! And my award-winning story, “The Quilting Contest”, is free to read online!. Thanks for coming by!

  9. chris granville March 17, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    God bless u as u go through your day

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Chris! Blessings to you!

  10. Sierra Faith March 17, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    I love the cover of the new book! It’s different 🙂

    sierraaith327(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

      It is an intriguing cover, Sierra! Thank you for stopping by!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

      Yes, there is usually a smiling lady but RJ isn’t so smiley at the beginning of this book, Sierra! Thanks for coming by!

  11. Regina F. March 17, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    What a great day to host Carrie’s cover! Love it!

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

      I agree, Regina! It’s a great day for a celebration!!

  12. conniepsaunders March 17, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    I am spending St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hopping and I love it! Thanks for the fun and the giveaway.
    Blessings,
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

      You’re welcome, Connie! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog hop!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

      TY for coming by the hops, CONNIE! This leprechaun is still recovering from her hop, hop, hopping, lol!

  13. Jackie McNutt March 17, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    I am so looking forward to reading this book !
    Thank you for the giveaway
    mcnuttjem0{at}gmail{dot}com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

      Me too, Jackie! I know it will be a wonderful story!!

  14. wildberry5000 March 17, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    I never imagined lumberjacks having a ball, and what was the brutal attack that haunted this girl’s life for 10 years, how did she heal, and does she find happiness…questions that must wait until April for an answer. Roth6@comcast.net

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks, Debbie! Maybe I should rewrite my blurb and use your questions! Yes, they had dances. Some call them the Woodcutter’s Ball.

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

      Just a few more weeks until your questions will be answered! 😉

  15. Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) March 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Oh Carrie you always come up with the coolest plots! 🙂 This sounds GREAT!

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      I agree, Amada, and can’t wait to read The Lumberjacks’ Ball!

  16. Christy Distler March 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    This books sounds excellent! Thanks to Britney for the great post!

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

      You’re welcome, Christy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

      Hey CHRISTY, I’d love for you to read it since you are finally done with your school! Congrats! So glad to have you with on on Colonial Quills!

  17. cherylbbookblog March 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this book Carrie. Keep up the wonderful writing.
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

      Hi, Cheryl! Thank you for the encouraging words for Carrie!

  18. D K Stevens March 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    I loved The Fruitcake Challenge and know this will be one I love too!
    dkstevensneAToutlookD otCoM

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      Me too! Just a few more weeks until we can enjoy The Lumberjacks’ Ball!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

      Thanks so much Dee and Britney! I hope the wait will be worth it for you. This is different. RJ has had the spunk driven out of her. So she was a little prickly for me to work with!

  19. Paula Osborne March 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    I read my first book by this author not long ago “Fruitcake Challenge”, what a wonderful story sure makes me want to read another. Lumberjack’s Ball is going to be next – I hope as the cover is so pretty and these guys in her stories are just so darn lovable, along with being handsome hunks.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

      I adored The Fruitcake Challenge, Paula, and am also eager to read more of The Christy Lumber Camp Series!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

      TY! Well of course they are lovable handsome hunks–they are a lot like my husband, Paula! I just told him that! Tom Jeffries got named after my real-life Jeffrey for a reason! So glad you enjoyed the book and hope you love the sequel!

  20. Susan P March 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Another great one, Carrie!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      It certainly is, Susan! Thank you for stopping by!

  21. Tina Rice March 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Enjoyed the blog post and love the cover Carrie! Can’t wait to read The Lumberjack’s Ball

    blessings, Tina
    tfrice(at)comcast(dot)net

  22. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House March 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    I love your Irish Green today!! Great post. half-Irish Kathleen

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

      Thank you, Kathleen! It’s fun to be part of such a great celebration!

  23. Anne Payne March 17, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    I love that you used an Irish theme! And your blog hop graphic is fantastic!!!

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks so much, Anne, for your kind words and for stopping by!

  24. Heidi Robbins March 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    I love stories with a lumberjack theme! Thanks for sharing!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams March 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

      You’re welcome, Heidi! I hope you enjoy the blog hop!

  25. Nancee Marchinowski March 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Britney, your blog post is wonderful!

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

      Thank you so much, Nancee!

  26. Robin in NC March 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    I love finding new blogs! Thanks for sharing this blog hop!
    rw620 at aol dot com

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

      I’m glad you are enjoying the blog hop, Robin!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

      ROBIN, BRITNEY has a wonderful blog!!! Glad you found her!!!

  27. Bonnie Traher March 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    Would love to win one of Carrie’s books.

  28. Joan Collins March 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    Thank You for this great giveaway. All the books are lovely.

  29. Marion Collins March 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    I look forward to reading this book.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

      MARION, TY, watch for it to go live on Amazon in April! Am hoping Britney will have me back on her blog!

      • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

        You are always welcome, Carrie! 🙂

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

      Me too, Marion! 🙂

  30. Marilyn Collins March 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    What agenerous giveaway. Will enjoy reading this book.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

      TY MARILYN, We are trying to get the word out there about this upcoming release. Hope you will love it!

  31. Melanie Backus March 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    Carrie, I am so excited about your new book. I know The Lumberjack’s Ball will be a fabulous book and I can’t wait to read it! Thank you, Britney for sharing this one with us and thank ya’ll for the giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  32. Maxie Anderson March 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    Hello Britney. Loved your blog post for Carrie’s new release book. I am so ready to read it. Sounds like she’s had it rough but hoping foe a happy ending for her. Love Carrie’s books. Thanks and GOD bless you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

      You know you can count on me for a HEA, Maxie! I am not a literary writer! TY! Hugs!

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

      Thanks so much, Maxie! Blessings to you!

  33. Dorie March 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

    Love the cover! She looks like a very determined and strong lady! Putting this on my to read list!

  34. Elizabeth Dent March 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    Love your blog Britt , Carrie’s book really sounds so good and love the cover . Woukd love to win , thanks
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. leanderson1954 March 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Would love to win. This book looks like a good read.

  36. Angi Griffis March 17, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Brittany, thank you for being a part of the blog hop! Carrie’s new book looks good, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

      I’m excited too, Angi! Thank you for stopping by!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

      ANGI, I hope you are having fun looking at it with editor mark up today! TY!

  37. Tammy Cordery March 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    I love the new book’s cover, wow. What a great giveaway I hope I win one of these great books. Congrats on a great book Carrie good luck.

  38. susanlulu2013 March 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    What a great cover! Congrats to Carrie! I bet the book is wonderful!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

      Good luck to you, Susan!

  39. bigreadersite March 17, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    Looks wonderful.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

  40. Kathryn Voss March 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    This book looks great!! Congratulations!!!!!

    kathrynlvoss@gmail.com

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by, Kathryn!

  41. lib1lady March 18, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Thanks for giving me the chance to win a paperback copy of this book.

  42. beemama5 March 18, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the blog post and giveaway. I love the cover.
    straitfromthehive(at)gmail(dot)com

  43. wendynewcomb March 18, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    Would love to win “The Lumberjacks’ Ball”, thank you for the chance!

    wfnren at aol dot com

  44. Melissa B. March 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    The Fruitcake Challenge looks like a nice story.
    melissa(dot)snoopy(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. KayM March 18, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    I love that the hero is a cabinet maker. My husband was accomplished in that craft and had his own cabinet shop at one time. He made the kitchen cabinets in our house.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

      Wow, really, Kay! I’d love to hear more about that. My dad was a woodworker and really loved it, had his own shop downstairs. But he wasn’t a master craftsman like Garrett in this story. I admire people who have those skills as I sure don’t!!! TY!

      • KayM March 19, 2015 at 11:36 am #

        Yes, I think wood-working is a wonderful skill. I grew up in the wrong decade. I wish I would have realized, when I was young that being a carpenter or woodworker was not just for boys. I could have asked both my father and grandfather to teach me how to work with wood. I imagine they would have been willing, but it never occurred to them, either.

      • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 23, 2015 at 8:08 am #

        That is a shame, Kay! Do you do any wood working at all now, though? The extent of my abilities in that area is finishing the woodwork that somebody else did! I’ve done a lot of staining and finishing furniture but no construction.

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

      What a wonderful talent, Kay!

  46. chrisinpsl March 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win and introducing us to all these great blogs!!! Can’t wait to read The Lumberjack’s Ball. chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  47. Gracie Yost March 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    This sounds wonderful! I enjoyed the little peek into the book. The plot affirms that Carrie has once again used her talents to create a wonderful tale. I really like the cover, its bright, the scenery beautiful!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

      Hey GRACIE! I thought the lovely greenery contrasted nicely with the new beginning that Rebecca Jane is trying to obtain. Thanks so much for your kind words! Hugs!!!

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

      I agree, Gracie! 🙂

  48. Mary Preston March 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    It is a lovely cover.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    • B. Adams March 18, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary!

  49. Lisa Stifler March 19, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    I know that I have already told you this but I love the cover of this book!

    • B. Adams March 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Lisa!

  50. Joy Isley March 19, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    I like these hops since I get introduced to authors I have yet to read.

    • B. Adams March 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

      I’m glad you are enjoying the blog hop, Joy! Carrie is a wonderful author!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels March 23, 2015 at 7:53 am #

      Hi Joy, I hope you get a chance to read my work and hopefully be blessed by it! Thanks for coming by Britney’s beautiful blog!

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