Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels {Cover Reveal} & Giveaway Blog Hop


The Lumberjacks' Ball

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 demons. 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 Lumberjacks' Ball?

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Carrie Fancett Pagels Cover Reveal for The Lumberjacks' Ball - Blog Hop & Giveaways!!!

Winner's choice on EACH blog so Carrie will be giving away 7 books!

The Fruitcake Challenge, The Lumberjacks' 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 choice, A Cup of Christmas Cheer from Guidepost Books, hardcover only. Or Family Fiction Anthology of The Story 2014 which includes Carrie's award-winning short story "The Quilt Contest", paperback only.



Stop by the SEVEN blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win the grand prize of a basket of goodies!!! Giveaways of Carrie's books at every stop, so leave a comment on each one!

Nancee Marchinowski - Perspectives by Nancee

Anne Payne - Stuff & Nonsense

Britney Adams - Buzzing about Books

Kathleen E. Belognia - Lane Hill House

 Debbie Lynne Costello - Sword and Spirit






Bio - Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.

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 Tideater Virginia area with her family. When not writing, researching, blogging and enjoying tea, Carrie beads and reads--not necessarily in that order!


DON'T FORGET!!!
Author Carrie Fancett Pagels has offered one copy, winner's choice, to a commenter here to be chosen at random one week from today's posting. 
LEAVE A COMMENT!!



109 comments:

  1. Wishing you a joy-filled day as well! Thanks for being a part of this wonderful cover reveal! Looking forward to reading the book. :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for that blessing because it is GORGEOUS outside and I am enjoying it so much, Betti!!! I hope you will love this story!

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    2. Hi Betti, Glad you could stop by and participate in the blog hop!

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  2. What a fun blog hop! Beautiful blogs, beautiful book cover!!! Can't wait to hop into this story!

    nataliedmonk (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Isn't Anne's a beautiful blog? She's a photographer and has the artist's eye, like Cynthia Hickey, the cover artist does, too! Smiles over your cute hop comment!!!

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    2. Hi Natalie, Thanks for the kind words. Glad you came by to join the hop. :)

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    3. Carrie, I just have a bunch of eclectic stuff on here! I'm too scatter-brained to stick to one thing. :)

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    4. I say I am consistently snazzy Anne, lol! I wish we could get together again soon! Hugs!

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    5. NATALIE, CONGRATS!!! You are the winner per random.org!

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  3. This blog hop is a fun way to celebrate with Ms. Carrie. Love the cover. I am ready for THE LUMBERJACKS' BALL.

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi Caryl, Glad you could stop by. It is a lot of fun to hop around the blogs.

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  4. Looking forward to reading The Lumberjacks' Ball

    dbdempsey98(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. My Betas get a chance this week. Hmmm, do you think you'd like to be a Beta reader, Becky? Blessings!

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    2. Hi Becky, Wow...an offer to be a beta reader...grab it! :)

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  5. God bless u as u go through your day
    Chris

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    1. TY Chris! God blesses me everyday and you are part of that blessing! Hugs!

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    2. Hi Chris, The Lord definitely blesses me daily! I wish you the best. :)

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  6. Carrie, congratulations on your upcoming release of The Lumberjacks Ball. I look forward to reading it !


    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy the story, DEANNE! Blessings!

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  7. I really wanna read the Fruitcake Challenge! Heard some good things about it :D

    sierrafaith327(at)gmail.com

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    1. Well you may get your chance, SIERRA!!! Wishing you luck on the contest!!! TY!

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  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day. I am enjoying this blog hope and I love the cover reveal!
    Thank you and blessings to you
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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    1. TY CONNIE! What a beautiful day yesterday! Blessings!

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  9. Sierra, you will love The Fruitcake Challenge! Congratulations, Carrie!

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    1. TY REGINA and God bless you for being a Beta reader for this story.

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  10. God bless you for having me on, ANNE, and I'll be back in a bit to reply to the lovely comments! Am moving my laptop outside to where it is 70 degrees!!!!

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    1. Carrie, Thank you for inviting me to participate. It's my pleasure to share your books!

      Yes, it's a gorgeous day outside! And there's so much to do, I don't think I am going to be able to be glued to my own laptop. :)

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  11. Carrie, your weather sounds great it's only in the 40's here in Ohio !
    thank you for the giveaway.
    mcnuttjem0{at}gmail{dot}com

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    1. Oh no, Jackie!!! We had SNOW here a week ago and it is finally gone after three weeks, which is unheard of here! Glad to see you and will enter you in giveaway! Isn't Anne's blog pretty?

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  12. Carrie earned that beautiful cover with her research and diligence to bring another story from 'days gone by' to life. Roth6@comcast.net

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    1. DEBBIE, TY--to get that wonderful endorsement from Serena Miller I sure was glad I'd done my due diligence on my research! Blessings!

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  13. Carrie, the book sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks SO much, Holly! I appreciate you swinging by! Best wishes on your writing, too!!!

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  14. Love the cover, Carrie! And thanks to Anne for the great post!

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    1. TY, CHRISTY, and TY ANNE for having me on! We're so glad to have you join the CQ blog, Christy!

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  15. Have a Blessed Day!
    CherylB1987@Hotmail.com

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    1. You, too, CHERYL--Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Blessings!

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  16. Have a Blessed Day!
    CherylB1987@Hotmail.com

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  17. Like the cover! I do enjoy Carries books!
    dkstevensneAToutlookD OtCoM

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    1. God bless you, Deanna! Always love having you over at the FB parties, too!

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  18. Now there's an author that I haven't come across. I shall do a bit of research, her books sound fascinating.

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    1. Hi ELIZABETH! I'm kind of a newbie! I hope you'll get a chance to read some of my work. Here's a link to my short story The Quilting Contest which was the Winner in the Family Fiction contest. http://www.familyfiction.com/short-stories/the-story-2014-contest/the-quilting-contest-2/

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  19. Can't wait to read this one, too, Carrie!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey Susan, It is out to the Beta readers so it shouldn't be too much longer! Thanks!

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  20. Love the cover Carrie! Can't wait to read The Lumberjack's Ball
    What a lovely blog, enjoyed the blog post

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

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    1. Thanks so much Beta reader Extraordinaire! Can't wait to see your comments, Tina!

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

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Heidi, the next "boy in the basement" who is screaming to be let out is Moose/Richard and I can't wait to get to know him even better!!!

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  22. Anne, your blog is always so beautiful! One of these days I'm going to have you tell me how to do some of these wonderful things! Congratulations to our friend, Carrie!

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    1. I always love coming over here, too, Nancee! You ladies have such beautiful and encouraging blogs! Thanks so much for coming on board, Nancee!!!

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  23. Thanks for the blog hop! It's always fun checking out new blogs!
    Robin in NC rw620 at aol dot com

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    1. Robin, Anne is also a photographer and artist so she has such an eye! Lovely blog!

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  24. Such fun doing this Blog Hop for The Lumberjacks' Ball ~ like your collage, Anne! Carrie, thank you for writing these Northwoods stories! Waiting for the April release ~ Kathleen

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    1. I know, isn't that collage nice? Heck, Tired Old Mommy is lucky to get a post up much less one with a collage! ;) Thanks Kathleen for joining in the blog hop and it is my pleasure to have God help me write these Northwoods stories!

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  25. ANNE AND CARRIE!!!

    Cannot WAIT to read Carrie's new book, and the cover is soooooo cute!! And I'm with Heidi -- LOVE stories with a lumberjack theme. To me, lumberjack heroes are the historical version of today's firemen -- very hunky!! ;)

    Don't enter me, Anne -- I'm one of the lucky ones who gets a copy ahead of time ... I hope!! ;)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Sweet Julie, how delightful to see you here! I missed this last week!! Firemen, Julie? No, I have to disagree but I can see some similarities. Oh, wait, you are doing something on a "hunkiness" Julie scale, so now I get it. If we did hunks on the Carrie scale I'd be using an engineer lol! Yes, ma'am, you will get a copy and God bless you for your willingness to read the book for endorsement. You've been so good to me!

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  26. Hello Anne. Great way to show all of Carrie's books for this release. Wish I could learn to do things but do good to just get on here. Her books are really good. Would sure love to win her new book. Thanks for the review. GOD bless you and of course our Carrie, such a dear lady. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. MAXIE, I just love that your name is Maude Maxine--my grandmother's name was Maude Carrie and I'm named after her. Thanks so much for your kind words, you are like sunshine!!! Always cheer me up! Hugs and love!!!

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

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    1. TY! Dorie, She's kidding herself! Hope you will read soon! Releasing in April!

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  28. Love your blog Anne , Carrie's book looks and really sounds good . Woukd love to win this book. Thanks
    lizd235(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. TY LIZ! Isn't Anne's blog pretty? And she is an amazing photographer!

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  29. Love this giveaway! :)

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

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    1. WE have been having fun, AMADA! This is a great bunch of ladies in on this hop!

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    2. Yes it is! These are really some of my favorite blogs! :) And I always love some of the names like "Stuff and Nonsense" :)

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  30. What a wonderful giveaway. Looking forward to reading this.

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  31. Anne, thank you for being a part of the blog hop! Loved your collage at the top. Very pretty, as is your blog site! Can't wait to read Carrie's new book! :)

    bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Angi, thanks so much for being a first line Beta Reader and I'm praying for your own writing to continue!!!

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  32. What a great cover for the book, wow. Great giveaway. I hope I win one of these great books. Congrats on the book Carrie.

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  33. Beautiful post. Book cover is very pretty. Book sounds intriguing. Can't wait!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  34. Hi Miss Carrie! I am absolutely thrilled about your new book and I cannot wait to read it. Congratulations to you! I love the cover and I know this story will be as beautiful to read as it is to look at. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  35. These look great.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Hey Virginia! Thanks! Nice to "meet" you on this blog hop!

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  36. Such a lovely post, Anne! I've enjoyed today's celebration!

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    1. Thanks for being one of the bloggers and being on the team, Britney!

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  37. I love the setting, having spent MANY hours hiking in the UP. Beautiful!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    kathrynlvoss@gmail.com

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    1. Kate, where do you like to hike? To me I was just walking in the woods and never thought of it as hiking until I met people from the city who came up to hike. You are welcome, glad to do so!

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  38. This looks like a good book! I love the cover! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I'm so glad it is now in the capable hands of my wonderful Beta readers!

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win a paperback copy of this book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Great blog hop! This is a fun looking book!

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  41. This sounds like a wonderful read! I love the cover.
    straitfromthehive(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. This sounds like a good story, thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book Carrie!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  43. Thank you for the giveaway. Cry of Freedom sounds like an interesting trip back in time.
    melissa(dot)snoopy(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. Hey MELISSA, good to see you! Return to Shirley Plantation is set during the Civil War. There is a series called Cry of Freedom that Murray Pura headed up and my novella is Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance.

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  44. I love the expression on Rebecca Jane's face!
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read The Lumberjack's Ball!!! chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

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  46. Awesome cover! Looking forward to reading The Lumberjack's Ball! Isn't it wonderful what God can do! Take away our pain and make us new again! Congrats Carrie!
    Gracie Yost

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  47. Congratulations, Carrie! Is this the sequel to the Fruitcake Challenge?

    Amber Schamel
    visionwriter2 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, AMBER, this is the sequel. I don't have a new cover yet for Fruitcake Challenge to match for The Christy Lumber Camp Series but we are working on it! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! A lot of help from God to do those and contribute! Blessings!

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  49. Hi again Carrie, thank you for this great giveaway and a chance to win. lisastifler@yahoo.com

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    1. YOU ARE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER LISA!!! CONGRATS!!!

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    2. YOU ARE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER LISA!!! CONGRATS!!!

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  50. Just surfed in from another site. Glad I did. I like to enter these contests.
    jwisley8@me.com

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    1. Well we are glad you did, Joye! Best wishes!

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  51. A person can't have too many books! Would love to win! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. In this day of ebooks it is possible to have SO many. Love that you don't have to store them in the house!

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  52. I really enjoy blog hops! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!
    sh2rose(at)cox(dot)net

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  53. This book looks so good! I can't wait to read it! Thank you for this opportunity! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. This books looks great! I love blog hops, great way to learn of new-to-me authors & visit new blogs. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "The Lumberman's Ball"!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Trixi! You are welcome--glad to give folks the opportunity to read the stories God has blessed me with.

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  55. Looks and sounds like a very good book and Carrie will be a new author for me. Thank you for a chance to win!
    pam1lunsford(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I hope you will read and love this story about accepting God's plans for our life!

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  56. WOW!!! Look at all these comments! I'm not going to answer each one. It would take precious time away from my son today but let me just say a HUGE Thank You to Carrie and ALL of you who have come by to talk books!!! Y'all are AWESOME! I hope you are having a beautiful and blessed day in the Lord!!!

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I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.