Thursday, August 20, 2015

Librarian + Lumberjack = Book 3


Good fifth day! Caryl McAdoo here, pleased to be with you!



As children, who remembers reading all about Paul Bunyan and his famous blue ox, Babe? I loved their stories and the over-sized hero--sixty-three axe handles tall! From Maine he came to the upper Midwest then on to the Pacific Northwest clearing timber for farm land.

So when my friend Carrie Fancett Pagels started this series, I was thrilled to be back in the land of the lumberjacks again!


And this fun, big-hearted author has just released book three, Lilacs for Juliana, in The Christy Lumber Camp Series. I must admit to loving family sagas as well, and you get to know the Christy family well! You'll want to read book one, The Fruitcake Challenge (a Selah Award Finalist), and Book two as well, The Lumberjacks' Ball.



This charming novel (at 51K words) will grab your interest and can be easily read in a day. You probably will finish it in one sitting, as you won't want to put it down. It's full of love and laughter with family obligations and misunderstandings a plenty to keep the librarian and her lumberjack apart! 


All three of the lumber camp stories are full of romance and comedy, but this one may be my favorite yet :) If you've not read any of Carrie's stories--I love her Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, too--you'll find you have a new favorite author to keep up with! 

Get your copy now!


Bio: Bio - Award winning, best-selling author Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D. (Hearts Overcoming Through Time) writes Christian historical romance. 
She's represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency, and  is the founder of Colonial American Christian Writers group. Staying busy as a beaver, she also owns and administrates the group blogs "Colonial Quills" and "Overcoming With God." Carrie lives in Virginia with her husband and son.


Here are Carrie's Social Media LINKS for your convenience to peruse her pages and get to know her even better! Facebook Author Page  / Facebook Personal Page  /  Twitter  /  Pinterest  /  goodreads  /  LinkedIn


16 comments:

  1. I didn't ready any Paul Bunyan stories, but I do remember Disney had a lovely TV show highlighting Paul Bunyan.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Mary. I enjoyed Disney's rendition of the legend lumberjack, too! :) Thank you for coming by! Blessings

      Delete
  2. Caryl, thank you for all of the information on Carrie Fancett Pagels. I have only recently become aware of her books and you have built them up beautifully. Comedy is a favorite with any of my romance reading.

    I love all of the tall tales of our youth. My favorites being Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed. I remember books and the cartoons. In fact, I was so excited to share the cartoon with my kids when they were younger, but their reaction was not as elated as mine. Come On!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Terrill! Nice to "meet" you here on the talented Caryl's blog! I grew up on these stories, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

      Delete
  3. Yay, thank you, Terrill! Another thing I enjoy about Carrie's books is that they're so well researched! Yes! Johnny Appleseed! Hadn't thought about him in a while! Times were so much simpler then. Surely our generation IS the chosen generation for having seen the amazing changes in one lifetime as we've been afforded. I usually read horse stories, but I suppose Paul Bunyan was my first book hero crush! :) Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Given that MANY of the men near where I lived dressed and resembled a normal sized Paul Bunyan (think dark hair, dark eyes, burly, read and black checked shirts and often of French background!) I guess I thought that was COMMON until I moved to South Carolina! Shock and surprise--all those blonde haired and blue eyed people!
      Paul Bon Jean, or Bunyan as he was later called in print, was a mythical man whose stories filled the lumber camps! Hu

      Delete
    2. Terrill Rosado (trosado)August 21, 2015 at 6:25 AM

      Caryl, I am grateful for what my children can afford and achieve. Yet, I also feel, as parents, my husband and I have to be extra diligent in preventing self-entitlement in our children. I appreciate what my grandmother and mom had to go through growing up in the early and mid 20th century. In her 70's, my is still one of the hardest working women I know. She raised my sister and I on her own, we were never without, and she has never been in serious debt. I think being a product of those times taught amazing values.

      And Carrie, I can relate to where you grew up and how the men looked. I grew up in Washington close to Mt. Rainier and a large number of my uncles and cousins worked (and work) in the logging industry. As hobbies, they would hunt, trap and fish. I'm familiar with that Paul Bunyun look. Don't forget the suspenders!

      Delete
  4. plus - Carrie really knows how to throw tea parties on FB ! always FuN in store when you connect with Carrie :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, ma'am, an duyou had better be there today! Hugs!

      Delete
  5. Thanks for the heads-up on this series, Caryl. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My pleasure, Crystal. I met Carrie on the way home at the Indianapolis airport gift shop right after the ACFW Conference of 2013 :) She's awesome!

      Delete
  6. I hope you will get a chance to read it, Crystal! Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks so much Caryl for your post! You are such a blessing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was excited to when I realized LILACS for JULIANA was releasing and my turn came 'round at Stitches Through Time!

      Delete
  8. I have seen Carrie's books in reviews but I haven't had the chance to read them yet. I need to place a request at our library.
    Thanks for this interview and giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks, Connie! My ebooks are very affordable! That would be great if your library would carry them, but if not, watch for a sale! blessings!

    ReplyDelete