Carrie Fancett Pagels

New Release – The Captivating Lady Charlotte – Carolyn Miller

The Captivating Lady Charlotte – Carolyn Miller – #2 Regency Brides – Legacy of Grace

Her heart is her own–but her hand in marriage is another matter

Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility when she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull.


William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte’s father’s pick, not the young lady’s own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return–and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte’s sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions.


Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace?

New Releases June 19 – 24

Dear Readers,

July is just around the corner.  Summer vacations, sitting at the beach and of course a new book to read.  Well okay maybe more than one new book.  Or maybe a new book everyday…

Happy Reading,

The Road to Paradise – Karen Barnett – #1 A Vintage National Park Novel – In 1927, Margie Lane, an avid naturalist, convinces her Senator father to procure her a position at the fledgling Mount Rainier National Park. Since Ranger Ford Brannon lost his father in a climbing accident, he doubts his ability to protect the park and its many visitors. He certainly doesn’t relish the job of watching over an idealistic and privileged young woman with no practical survival skills.

God Bless the Broken Road – Jennifer Dornbush – Amber Hill never imagined she would find herself a war widow and single mom. She feels robbed and is angry at God, and she doesn’t know how to help her nine-year-old daughter Bree through her grief. Where, Amber wonders, are the Sunday dinners, the picnics, the bike rides, the time together they should be enjoying as a family? Instead, Amber is left with a folded flag and an empty heart.

Before We were Yours – Lisa Wingate – Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge–until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents–but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Bread of Angels – Tessa Afshar – Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world.  But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant’s daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything.

Book Club – July book

Dear Readers,

We spent the month of June wrestling with family secrets.  I think it is time to take a fun vacation.  How about to Mount Rainier National Park? A Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett is a delightful fun little vacation.



We will explore the park in its infancy.  We will also get to meet one of the earliest female rangers.  Even though she is fictional, it is fun to learn about women who are blazing new trails.


So pack your bags and we are off on a fun new trip.

Happy Reading.

P.S. Comment on this post and you will be entered to win a free copy of The Road to Paradise.  Contest ends June 26, 2017.  Limited to USA residence only.

Lisa Wingate

Dear Readers,

Summer Reading list IV

Dear Readers,

Halfway through June.  I have found that I really am enjoying the later evenings outside.  It is quieter and restful at the end of a busy day.  Add a great book and sometimes I forget to go back inside.

Happy Reading,

Firstborn – Tosca Lee – Face-to-face with her past, Audra Ellison now knows the secret she gave up everything—including her memory—to protect. A secret made vulnerable by her rediscovery, and so powerful neither the Historian nor the traitor Prince Nikola will ever let her live to keep it. Fantasy/Contemporary


O’Malley Series – Dee Henderson – Still after many years a very popular series.  Prequel – Danger in the Shadows, #1 The Negotiator, #2 The Guardian, #3 The Truth Seeker, #4 The Protector, #5 the Healer and #6 the Rescuer. Contemporary


High as the Heavens – Kate Breslin – Evelyn Marche is a British nurse serving in a hospital in Brussels by day, but at night she carries out missions for the Belgian resistance group.  A downed British pilot suddenly puts her and the whole resistance movement in danger. Historical – WWI


The Captain’s Daughter – Jennifer Delamere – Rosalyn is left alone and penniless in London.  She finds a job at a theater backstage.  She finds she loves what she does and thinks she may pursue a career in theater.  Historical

Life After – Katie Ganshert – One year after surviving an attack on the transit system, Autumn is still trying to put her life back together.  Suffering from survivor’s guilt, she can’t figure out why she was spared.  Others see her as a picture of hope, especially the other victim’s families.  But Autumn knows she didn’t deserve to survive…  Contemporary