Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BLOG HOP,Giveaway : "Lilacs for Juliana" by Carrie Fancett Pagels"

Book Description: 
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?

Author Info: 
 "Yooper" Carrie Fancett Pagels writes Christian historical romances about overcoming. Possessed with an overactive imagination, that wasn't "cured" by twenty-five years as a psychologist, she loves bringing characters to life. Carrie and her family reside in Virginia's Historic Triangle, which is perfect for her fascination with history. Carrie enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and beading--but not all at the same time!
My Review:
"Lilacs for Juliana"is book three in "The Christy Lumber Camp series" by Carrie Fancett Pagels. It is a really enjoyable read. It is a standalone title but I recommend reading the other two novels in the series

"The Fruitcake Challenge"  and "The Lumberjacks' Ball" because the characters from these books are also in this book.

 ""Lilacs for Juliana" is really a love story between Juliana Beauchamps and Richard Christy. Richard is aka (Moose or a real life Paul Bunyan).
I really like how Juliana ends up with her "lilacs". 
I have said this book was a love story but it isn't your typical love story as Juliana and Richard have obstacles to overcome.  
I recommend "The Christy Lumber Camp series" by Carrie Fancett Pagels to anyone who likes history with a little folklore and a truly fun read!  
I have given each of the three titles in this series five stars.

Links to the other blogs in the blog hop are below!  Be in to win!!! Stop by each link (at least 7 of them to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE!!!) and leave a comment and your email address in a safe format!  You might be the winner of a KINDLE! And a paperback copy will be given to a winner at each blog stop! 
September 7th    Heroes,Heroines and History
September 12th  Overcomingwith God 
September 14th   BookBabble
September 16th   Cheryl B Book Blog
September 18th   D’sQuilts & Books
September 23rd  SunnieReviews
September 24th  BuzzingAbout Books
September 30th  Captive Dreams Windows
October 1st            Singing Librarian Books 
October 5th           Perspectives by Nancee  
October 7th           Stuff and Nonsense 
October 14th         Debbie’sDusty Deliberations
October 21st        Lane Hill House

Comment below to enter for a paperback copy or ebook copy for international.


Deanna Stevens said...

I do like history with a little folklore and a truly fun read! Sounds like a great story... Trisha B d_stevens310AT live(Dot)CoM
(signing in using family computer :) )

Caryl Kane said...

Debbie, thanks for the great review. Carrie, thank you for sharing your love of Michigan's Upper Island. I would love to visit someday. :)

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Thanks for having me on Debbie! It's great to visit your blog again and thanks for being in on the Blog Hop! Blessings!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Trisha, so great to see you here and I want you to know you are in on the Grand Prize giveaway, having commented on at least 7 blogs so I will enter your name! Best wishes! I LOVE folklore!!! Hugs!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

We have to get you up there Caryl!!! Hugs!

Susan P said...

Ahh, the lovely UP. We love to take trips to travel there for the sights. We are trolls (under the bridge, lol) and this part of MI is beautiful too. Great review! I cannot wait to read it. I love reading about the lumber industry of MI.

Unknown said...

Sounds like an awesome book.

Becky Dempsey said...

A real life Paul Bunyan is always a fun thought :)

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

The Substitute Bride is set in Shepherd, MI, which is in Central lower Michigan, Susan! So hopefully you'll like that too! Blessings!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Thanks, Debi! I hope you will enjoy it!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

I sure thought so, Becky! Paul Bunyon stories came after the time of this story, which is why he is referred to as Paul BonJean! Blessing

Mary Preston said...

All of the books look wonderful lined up like that.


Jackie Tessnair said...

I have enjoyed your review Debbie!Always love your post.Looking forward to reading Carrie'

Trixi said...

Am loving the blog hop! And reading all the different reviews....but they all say the same thing: this is a great story not to miss...thanks for the chance! I have the other two in the series :-)

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Deanna Stevens said...

awesome! thank you Carrie
Trisha B :)

Sydney Anderson said...

I love the Paul Bunyan characer in Lilacs for Juliana, as well as the fact that Juliana is a librarian. Great read!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

I sure thought so, Becky! :)

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Librarians rock the world for readers, right Sydney? And thanks for being a singing librarian!!!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Thanks, Trixi! I've been so blessed by these wonderful reviews!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Thanks so much, Jackie! God has really helped me with my writing! Blessings! Debbie did a nice job, didn't she?

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Yes, they do! Thanks, Mary!

Anne Payne said...

This has been a great blog hop for Carrie! Thanks for being part of the team.

Librarians rock!!! We have the best ones at our NC home. :-)

kvwriter said...

I love books so am intrigued by the main character being a librarian! :-) my first novel that I ever tried writing was centered around as librarian.

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

You'll have to meet some of our local Virginia librarians, Anne! Yes this has been a nice blog hop!!! Thanks for being part of it, Anne!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

That is neat that your first novel featured a librarian! Thanks for coming by!

Sabrina Joy said...

Thank you for your review! And this book is certainly worth the read! sabs[dot]joy[at]gmail[dot]com

Jan H said...

I love reading history and folklore. Especially from such a wonderful author. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com