Lilacs for Juliana | Blog Hop + Kindle Fire Giveaway

24 Sep

Lilacs for Juliana

Lilacs for Juliana by Carrie Fancett Pagels

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Petite Juliana Beauchamps possesses a vivid imagination, which comes in handy as a librarian. When a handsome giant of a lumberjack comes to town and rescues her from possible tragedy, she’s shaken by the event. A dashing beer baron, from Milwaukee, also pursues Juliana’s attention. Meanwhile, a library trustee determines to push out the female librarians.

Set in 1891, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Book Three in The Christy Lumber Camp Series focuses on Richard “Moose” Christy, the youngest of the sons, as he prepares to manage his first lumber camp. When Yost hires Juliana to organize his personal library, and her letters from Wisconsin suggest foul play, will Richard need to save her once again? And will his secret need to be revealed to win her heart?

 

My thoughts:

Once again, Carrie Fancett Pagels brings Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to life in this delightful continuation of the Christy Lumber Camp Series!

I loved revisiting beloved members of the Christy family and enjoyed reading Richard “Moose” Christy’s story. When this giant lumberjack visits the St. Ignace library and meets librarian Juliana Beauchamps, a wonderful story is set in motion. Full of heart, Lilacs for Juliana charmed me and its romantic ending left me with a sigh and a smile!

Lilacs for Juliana is the third book in the Christy Lumber Camp Series, following The Fruitcake Challenge and The Lumberjacks’ Ball. While these stories can stand alone, I believe they are better enjoyed as a series read in order. I love these historical narratives and look forward to reading more from this talented author!

I received a complimentary copy of Lilacs for Juliana from the author in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this story and share my thoughts.

 

Blog Hop  & Kindle Fire GIVEAWAY!

Carrie is graciously giving away a paperback copy of Lilacs for Juliana at each blog stop, AND those who visit and comment on at least seven of the participating blogs will be entered to win a KINDLE FIRE!  Comment to win!!

Blog Hop- Lilacs for Juliana

Paperback copies available to US residents only. International winners will receive an e-book (if available). One Buzzing About Books winner will be chosen at random one week from today’s posting.  The grand prize winner will be chosen at random on October 28. 

Blog Hop Stops:

Stop #1 – Heroes, Heroines, and History
Stop #2- Overcoming with God
Stop #3- Book Babble
Stop #4- Cheryl B Book Blog
Stop #5- D’s Quilts and Books
Stop #6- Sunnie Reviews
Stop #7- Buzzing About Books
Stop #8- Captive Dreams Window
Stop #9- Singing Librarian Books
Stop #10- Perspectives by Nancee
Stop #11- Stuff and Nonsense
Stop #12- Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
Stop #13- Lane Hill House

 

Carrie F Pagels

Carrie Fancett Pagels Ph.D. is an award-winning, best-selling, and multi-published Christian historical romance author. Carrie was a psychologist for twenty-five years. Married for twenty-seven years with two children. Carrie resides in Virginia’s Historic Triangle and enjoys reading, traveling and researching. She’s a finalist for the 2014 Maggie Awards for Excellence.

Website | Blog- Overcoming with God | Blog- Colonial QuillsFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | LinkedIn

 

The Christy Lumber Camp Series (2)

43 Responses to “Lilacs for Juliana | Blog Hop + Kindle Fire Giveaway”

  1. Debi smith September 24, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Love the picture on the cover of Lilacs for Juliana. Really want to read all of the Lumberjack series

    • B. Adams September 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

      It’s a wonderful series, Debi, and I hope you get a chance to read it soon! Good luck to you!

    • Carrie September 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

      Thanks Debi! I hope you will read it soon!

  2. D K Stevens September 24, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    Liked your review & enjoying following the blog 🙂

    Trisha B… d_stevens310 AT live(DOT)com

    • B. Adams September 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Thanks so much, Trisha! Best of luck in the giveaway!

    • Carrie September 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks Deeanne!!! Blessings!!

  3. Joy Gibson September 24, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    Love your writing style!

    • B. Adams September 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Joy! Good luck in the giveaway!

    • Carrie September 25, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      Thanks so much Joy!

  4. Mary Preston September 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    Thank you for your thoughts. Very helpful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    • B. Adams September 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

      You’re welcome, Mary! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaway!

  5. Maxie Lloyd-Hamilton Anderson September 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    I am anxious to read this third book of Carrie’s about the Lumber Camp series. This series is really good. Thanks for your review. Maxie

    • B. Adams September 24, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

      I hope you get to read Lilacs for Juliana soon, Maxie! Best of luck to you!

    • Carrie September 25, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

      I hope you received your copy sweet Maxie!

  6. Kelley L September 24, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    Thank you for the review and thanks to the author for the giveaway!

    • B. Adams September 25, 2015 at 12:09 am #

      Thank you for stopping by, Kelley! Good luck in the giveaway!

    • Carrie September 25, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      Thanks for coming by Kelly!

  7. sharon Miller September 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    I enjoy books about the UP in Michigan. I hope there is a lighthouse in the story. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels September 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

      Hey Sharon! There was a reference to a lighthouse in Book 2, The Lumberjacks’ Ball! There are lots of references to handsome lumberjacks, though!!!

    • B. Adams September 28, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      I enjoy the UP Michigan setting too, Sharon! Good luck in the giveaway!

  8. kelly @kellyblackwell September 25, 2015 at 11:46 pm #

    Oh dear, I need to catch up. I did absolutely love The Fruitcake Challenge. I have a friend who is relocating right now to Gaylord, MI. I bet his wife would find these books a great way to gain some comfort in the move. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to enjoy more of this series.

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels September 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

      Hey Kelly! I am so glad you enjoyed The Fruitcake Challenge–I totally loved writing it because it was like getting to spend time with my mom. I miss her so much! Very familiar with Gaylord! Hope your friend likes it there!

    • B. Adams September 28, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

      I hope you get to catch up with these beloved characters soon, Kelly! Best of luck in the giveaway!

  9. blestwithboys September 26, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    So if I comment here a couple days later, does that mean my entry doesn’t count? I’ve never seen a giveaway like this before.
    The book looks good! Thanks for the review.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels September 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

      Hi, Blest with Boys Mommy! We have a big blog hop and for the Grand Prize you comment on SEVEN of the blogs! I don’t think Britney has drawn her winner yet so you should be fine! Thanks for coming by!!!

    • B. Adams September 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

      The paperback giveaway here on my blog runs through September 30, so you are certainly entered! Best of luck to you!

  10. Susan P September 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    I cant wait to read the third one! Sounds fabulous, congrats on the book, Carrie!
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

    • B. Adams September 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

      You’ll love it, Susan! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaway!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels October 1, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      Thanks so much, Susan! There will be a short bridging story for my newsletter readers and at least one other short story or novelette to go with this series! Blessings!

  11. Trixi September 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    With each blog post I fall more in love with this story! I loved your review on “Lilacs for Juliana”…I have the other two books so adding this would be great to have the whole series. I do so adore series books 🙂

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • B. Adams September 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

      It is a wonderful series, Trixi! Best of luck in completing your collection!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels October 1, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Britney is such a blessing, Trixi! I hope you get to read Juliana’s story soon! I really enjoyed Moose even though he’s so quiet!

  12. Melanie Backus September 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    Carrie, you’re a Cracker Jack writer and I love your work. Thank you, Britney for Buzzing about Carrie!!!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams September 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      She certainly is, Melanie! Thank you for your support and encouragement!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels October 1, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      God bless you for your kind words, Melanie! I think your daughter is a Cracker Jack reviewer!!!

  13. Becky Dempsey October 2, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    I love lilacs. I would love to go to Mackinac Island sometime for their Lilac Festival

  14. carylkane October 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    SPLENDID review! 🙂

  15. Laurie Bergh October 8, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    I love lilacs so the cover really appeals to me. I also enjoyed reading the review, this looks like a very good book.

  16. Jackie Tessnair October 15, 2015 at 2:14 am #

    Great review!The cover of this book is so beautiful.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

  17. singinglibrarian2015 October 20, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    Lilacs for Juliana and the other novels in this series are so much fun! I am excited to read Carrie’s novels in the future!
    ~Sydney

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