#Giveaway: The Substitute Bride by Carrie Fancett Pagels

18 Dec

The Substitute Bride

The Substitute Bride by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Purchase a copy: Amazon

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?

 

My thoughts:

The Substitute Bride is an enchanting novella! With this tale of “A Christmas Carol meets It’s A Wonderful Life”, Carrie Fancett Pagels completely charmed me. I loved the delightful characters, engaging story line, and sweet romance. I also enjoyed the touch of intrigue and am left wondering about the mysterious stranger and the gifts she leaves. The Substitute Bride is a heartwarming story and a perfect treat for yourself or others this holiday season!

Speaking of treats, I am treating THREE of my readers to this delightful novella!

Giveaway- The Substitute Bride 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS – (US only)
THREE readers will win a print copy of The Substitute Bride!

To enter the giveaway:
Comment with your favorite Christmas movie and your email address. The giveaway ends Sunday, December 20 at noon CST.  The winners will be drawn and announced Sunday afternoon.

To earn additional entries:
Follow this blog and/or share the giveaway via social media. Be sure to let me know what you’ve done to earn additional entries!

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

 

carrie-brick-headshot-pm

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

65 Responses to “#Giveaway: The Substitute Bride by Carrie Fancett Pagels”

  1. Kara Grant December 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway, Carrie’s book sounds delightful! Would love to win a copy! My favorite (or one of them) Christmas movie is While You Were Sleeping 🙂 I’ve watched it countless times and it blesses me each time. Merry Christmas Britney!!
    Kara
    Wman4JCatAOLdotCOM

    *I also like Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation but Sleeping is my fave*

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

      That was such a sweet movie, Kara! I tend toward the classics, I think since my world, as a child, revolved around absorbing as many books as I could read and that was back in the day, so… Merry Christmas!

      • Kara Grant December 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

        So true about the classics, Carrie, they never lose their specialness 🙂 Merry Christmas to you also, hugs!!

  2. robeader December 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is the old version of Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood and Maureen O’Hara. I love the original with colorization. Also It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

      Oh I love that one! I want to watch it again, now that you said that. It’s a Wonderful Life is one I try to watch every year. I might wait for a day the guys aren’t here because they make fun of me for crying over it even though I have seen it over and over and over again!!! Merry Christmas!!! Hey Do you bead, too? I am a beader.

  3. Beth Courtright December 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    My favorite is Christmas in Connecticut, another of the old black and white movies! I even have 2 copies!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

      Ooooohhhh, I haven’t ever seen that one, Beth!! Thanks for suggesting it! Merry Christmas!

  4. Sarah Richmond December 18, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life”!
    sarahrichmond(dot)12(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Kara Grant December 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

      love that one too, Sarah, good choice!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      It’s such a fave of mine that my hubs gave me a copy a couple of years ago for Christmas! It’s not hard to find on tv but he wanted me to be able to watch it whenever I wanted! Merry Christmas, Sarah!

  5. Sarah Richmond December 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

    sarahrichmond(dot)12(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Deana Dick December 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Christmas Shoes. Thsnk you so much for the chsnce to receive your book.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

      That is such a sweet and tear-jerker show. My mom had cancer when I was a child and she had a medical emergency over Christmas when it first started so I don’t usually repeat watch sad shows with that dying mother element. Merry Christmas.

      • Deana Dick December 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

        I apologize for my choice in movies. I know it is sad, but I love it because it reminds me of the true spirit of Christmas and shows how some of us can get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle and forget what Christmas is about. The young boy loved his mom and wanted her last Christmas to be special. Feel free to remove my name from the giveaway.

      • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

        This movie obviously resonates with so many people and it is a great book and well-done movie. But for me it brings up bad memories of a Christmas when I wondered if we’d lose my mother, Deana!

  7. harley0326 December 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Christmas Shies. Thank you for the chance to receive your book.
    Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

    • harley0326 December 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

      It should say Christmas Shoes

      • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

        I just re-checked that storyline to see if the same one I thought was too sad for me to ever watch again, and it was. My mother survived cancer and lived another 40 years before evil cancer claimed her. Britney is such a sweetheart to offer this generous giveaway!!! Thank you, Britney!

  8. rachel92886 December 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    I love it’s a wonderful life! RachelATbledsoeDOTnet

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

      I got outvoted tonight for It’s a Wonderful Life and we’re watching the first Star Wars movie! Merry Christmas, Rachel!

  9. Abby Breuklander December 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    I have two favorite Christmas movies, The Christmas Card and Moonlight & Mistletoe!!

    alander87 at allcom dot net

  10. Joan Arning December 18, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    It’s a Wonderful Life~ jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

      That’s my fave, too, along with A Christmas Carol, Joan!!! That’s why I wrote a plot that had elements from both stories. I need to watch It’s a Wonderful Life and get my box of Kleenex out!!! Louis in my story is like George!

  11. Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    THANKS so much for this unexpected blessing, Britney! Wow! This is so sweet of you! Merry Christmas to you and your readers!!!

    • B. Adams December 20, 2015 at 8:38 am #

      You’re welcome, Carrie! Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with everyone! Merry Christmas to you!!

  12. Melanie Backus December 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Thank you Britney and thank you Carrie! My very favorite Christmas movie is a wonderful Halmark movie, The Christmas Card. I watch it every time it comes on and love every single minute of it. Merry Christmas!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

      Hi Britney’s mommy! I liked The Christmas Card, too. Sweet show. Have a Merry Christmas!

  13. steveandellengray December 18, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is probably Miracle on 34th St. steveandellengray(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

      Love Maureen’s movies! And Natalie was such a little angel in it! She died too young! Merry Christmas!

  14. angela December 18, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Little House on The Prairie Christmas At Plum Creek

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 18, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

      Oh you gals are making my must watch list get much longer!!! Merry Christmas!

  15. SARAH TAYLOR December 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE! HOPE TO WIN LOVE READING!!!!!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 11:48 am #

      My guys volunteered to watch it with me last night vs. The Connecticut Christmas but we opted for the latter and I hope to see It’s A Wonderful Life soon on my DVD! Best wishes, Sarah!

  16. Joy Avery Melville December 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    THE CHRISTMAS CARD – Hallmark movie – watch it every year – does not get old (esp when I write about returning soldiers – wounded warriors)

    jlmelwrites@gmail.com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

      Hi Joy! Are you staying warm up there? That is a good show. How long has it been out? I thought it was pretty new. Merry Christmas!

  17. sarahsmithstorm December 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    This review is fantastic. Sounds like a great book. My favorite movie is A Charlie Browns Christmas! It’s a movie I have been watching since I was a child and I just love it. Merry Christmas!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sarah! Britney did do a great review! I love A Charlie Brown Christmas, too!

  18. Lucy Reynolds December 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    A Waltons Christmas is my favorite. Merry Christmas!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      Oh wow, I loved the Waltons, Lucy and I sometimes watch the show on tv. Merry Christmas!

  19. Laurie Bergh December 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    I like the Grinch movie.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

      Haha! I like the Grinch, too. I confess, I think the Jim Carey one is just too over the top for me but I liked the original Grinch movie. Merry Christmas!

  20. Tiffany Polisoto December 18, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Hard to pick one, but one of my favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Carol.

  21. Tiffany Polisoto December 18, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    First favorite is A Christmas Carol, which ties in with the Greatest Story Ever Told.
    I also like It’s A Wonderful Life, miracle on the 34 the street, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Nestor the long eared donkey and the little drummer boy.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 11:47 am #

      Love Charlie Brown Christmas!!! It really gets at the true heart of Christmas! Watched that every year for so many years! Saw part of it this year, the part where the Bible story is shared. Love that! Thanks for sharing, Tiffany!

  22. Heather Olsen December 19, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    The Christmas Shoes. I have to watch it every year.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

      Heather, if you come back, would you say why The Christmas Shoes resonates with you? Merry Christmas!

  23. Melissa Morr December 19, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    My favorite Christmas movie is the old version of The Miracle on 34th St

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

      That’s such a great movie, Melissa! My guys apparently think Star Wars, including the old movies, is for Christmas! Thanks for coming by!

  24. eskiemama23 December 19, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    Mine is the old version of The Miracle on 34th Street.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

      I like the old version best but the new one was well done, too. Merry Christmas!

  25. susanmsj December 19, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    I have certain movies that I have to watch every year at Christmas. The two that I usually watch first are White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street (the old one). This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi Susan! Those are great movies! Thanks about my book and best wishes for winning!

  26. Lisa Cowell December 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    I don’t have a favorite Christmas movie…in fact, I don’t watch much of anything. I have never been able to sit in front of a TV without falling asleep almost immediately. I know I can read without falling asleep, so thanks for the giveaway!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      That’s funny, Lisa! I wasn’t much of a tv watcher until I discovered some great shows on Netflix when I was laid up after foot surgery! Merry Christmas!

  27. Terri chialastri December 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    My favorite movie is Miracle on 34th street! Carrie , the author grew up across the street from me in Newberry , MI!!! Would sure love her book! My email address is Terri54.to@gmail.com

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      Hi TERRI! Golly, I still think of you as that little girl!!! I hope that warms your heart! Great seeing you here. We missed Miracle on 34th St. this year. Maybe next! Blessings!

  28. pattymh2000 December 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    I don’t have a movie I just have to watch every Christmas, but I will stop on White Christmas if I happen to see it as I am flipping the channels. I love a good musical!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      PATTY, if you get a chance, go see the White Christmas musical. It was playing in our community this year and Jeff and I went for our anniversary! Blessings!

  29. Amy December 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is the Christmas Card. But honestly I like a whole lot of them. Would love to win!! amylsmith AT bledsoe DOT net

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

      I haven’t seen the list of winners yet, Amy, but my ebook is on sale for only 99 cents right now! Thanks for coming by!

  30. Maryann December 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf. It always makes me laugh.
    I am an e mail follower of your blog.
    Have a blessed Christmas and thanks for the chance to win this book.

  31. B. Adams December 20, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    Hi, ladies! I have been away and appreciate Carrie stopping by and visiting with everyone in my absence. How fun to see all the movie selections! I see some of my favorites, but there are also several I will be adding to my want-to-watch list. I really enjoy watching Hallmark movies during the holiday season. They always warm my heart! Thank you all so much for stopping by and entering to win this delightful novella. Merry Christmas!

    • Carrie Fancett Pagels December 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

      I’ve become a Hallmark addict, Britney! Can’t wait to see When Calls the Heart tonight!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: