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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Review & GIVEAWAY ~ The Lumberjacks' Ball by Carrie Fancett Pagels

UPDATE: I decided to offer a Kindle copy to one of my blog followers!
Be sure and tell me how you follow the blog in a comment below or you will NOT be entered to win!!! OPEN INTERNATIONAL as long as you can redeem a Kindle Gift Certificate.
Winner will be announced on Monday, Aug 31st!

 A decade after surviving a brutal attack, a mercantile owner’s daughter begins her life anew in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A gifted craftsman wishes to leave the lumber camp and seeks employment at her new store. When his presence dredges up memories she wishes to suppress, the proprietress must learn to face her past and open her heart. When complications arise, will they overcome adversity in time for The Lumberjack's Ball?

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My Review

Carrie Fancett Pagels’ writing is one of the reasons I read historical books. I have enjoyed learning about the history of logging in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It’s fascinating! Plus, there is always a strong spiritual thread woven seamlessly throughout the story.

Garrett Christy has been my favorite character in this series. He’s trying to break away from lumberjacking and follow his own calling as a craftsman. Sometimes that’s difficult in a family business. He’s a great guy with integrity and honor who loves the Lord and Rebecca knows from past experience just how magnanimous of a man he is. Speaking of Rebecca, she’s had some tough life experiences to face and learn to overcome, but with God’s grace, she is well on her way to becoming the Daughter of the King she is called to be. 

Another great thing I enjoyed about this book is that the story didn’t end when the villain made his final appearance. There is more story. Yes!!! I’m glad it wasn’t rushed to an end. I was left with a sense of contentment in the future of Garrett and Rebecca, and a foretaste of what’s to come for Richard ‘Moose’ Christy and Juliana. Pagels knows how to finish and finish well! 

I’m eagerly anticipating Lilacs for Juliana, the next book in The Christy Lumber Camp Series. I was provided a copy of this book for review purposes. No monetary compensation has been received.

Available for purchase in Kindle or Paperback.

~Happy Reading~ 

Don't forget to leave a comment telling me how you FOLLOW the blog for an entry in the giveaway of one Kindle copy!


  1. A nice book indeed!
    Congratulations on your hairclip win.

    1. Hey Barbara! I am so glad you enjoyed the book.

      And I was excited to see I won the clip! Can't wait until it comes and I get to try it out. It sure looks gorgeous in Stephanie's hair. :)

      How are you doing?

  2. Thanks so much, Anne! I really appreciate all your support! Can't wait to see you here in Hampton Roads!!! Am glad you enjoyed the stories and NOW you will really see how it all works, in person! Hugs!

    1. You're welcome, Carrie! I always enjoy your stories. :) And I am looking forward to seeing you soon. :)

  3. Ooooh, sounds like a great book, my friend! I will have to look for the paperback version since I don't have a Kindle - you know I like the "old-fashioned" way of reading {{smiles}} Happy day, Anne!

    1. Hey girlfriend, It is a wonderful story of redemption, Stephanie, and I know you would enjoy this series. I understand about the old fashioned way. I prefer 'real' books, too. :) {{hugs}}

    2. We are having a Kindle Fire giveaway as part of an upcoming blog hop, Stephanie! Anne's lovely blog will be one of the stops! I hope you'll get a chance to read the book! Be sure to watch on my Facebook wall for places you can enter to win a copy in paperback!

  4. I have read this wonderful story as a pdf but would love a kindle or paperback copy to enjoy again and again!

    1. Hi Betti, The giveaway is for a Kindle copy only. I have a link above if you want to actually purchase a paperback. Are you still interested in the drawing for the Kindle copy? If so, please tell me how you follow my blog. Thanks!


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