Hi Friends,

It’s time to celebrate the release of The Daughter of Highland Hall, Book Two in the Edwardian Brides Series!

The official launch date is October 7th, but we’ll be celebrating all month with special events, and we’ll be giving away five prize packages right here on my blog. Keep reading and make plans to celebrate with us!

Paris in a Cup Tea PartyCalifornia Book Launch: Downton Abbey Inspired ~ Book Signing Luncheon Tea at Paris in a Cup in Orange, CA, on Saturday, October 18th, 10:30 am. I’ll be sharing about my visit to Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed and tell the story behind my new book. Paris in a Cup is lovely, and the food is awesome! This is event is almost sold out, but give them a call and see if there is still room for you to attend.

The Daughter of Highland Hall Giveaways:  We’re offering five Edwardian Prize Packages, and we’re giving the first one away on Launch Day, Oct. 7th. But you can continue to enter all month. The other four prize packages will be given away on October 10, 17, 24, and 31! Check back each Friday to see if you are a winner.

Book Launch Giveaway

October 7th Prize Package “Tyntesfield Treasures” includes items I brought back from my last trip to England. Tyntesfiled is the beautiful estate that is the inspiration for Highland Hall. This package includes: Tyntesfiled tea towel, Tyntesfield mug, Tyntesfield Chapel stained glass sun catcher, Vintage Tea Time Recipes Cookbook, and a signed copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall.

*****Congratulations to Mikaela! She is the winner of the first Prize Package. She left this comment: I love reading historical fiction because it gives me the chance to “live” in another time. “The Governess of Highland Hall” is one of my absolute favorite books and I cannot wait to get my hands on “Daughter of Highland Hall.” Mikaela, be watching for my email. I’ll need your mailing address! : )

October 10th Prize Package includes a Downton Abbey 2015 Calendar, An Edwardian style necklace from Belle on a Budget, A lovelyEnglish bone china tea cup, and a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall.

******Congratulations to Sally S. from Happy Valley, Oregon. She is the winner of this prize package!

October 17th Prize Package includes a canister of Downton Abbey Tea, London Clock Tower necklace, a lovely English bone china tea cup, and a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall.

********Congratulations to Sara Kate! She is the winner of this prize package!

October 24th Prize Package includes a Downton Abbey Puzzle, An antique key beaded pendant from Belle on a Budget, a lovely tea cup, and a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall.
********Congratulation wo Kathleen E. Belongia! She is the winner of the 4th prize package!
October 31 Prize Package includes A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey hard cover book, Set of four Downton Abbey Coasters, an lovely English bone china teacup, and a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall.
*******Congratulations to Brenda P., from Mobile, Alabama who is the winner of the final Prize Package!

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  1. Linda McFarland
    Linda McFarland says:

    I love historical fiction because even though the characters go through difficulties times just seem simpler. I also love the fashion, they dressed like ladies. All in all it’s a pleasant escape from the everyday stresses. Thanks for the opportunity to win. The cover of The Daughter of Highland Hall is enticing and looks like a great read!

  2. Amada (pronounced:
    Amada (pronounced: says:

    I LOVE historical fiction because of the non fiction things I learn. I never liked history in school and I’ve begun to think it’s because of the way the books were written. I have learned SO much about history just by reading and reviewing GREAT and entertaining stories. As far as loving English set historical fiction I’ve always loved and been interested in Europe especially England! I’ve always wanted to go there and I find the setting and countryside that I’ve read about and seen portrayed amazing! 🙂 And there’s just something about the time and the way people lived I just find it all very intriguing. So I really don’t have much of an answer I just love it! LOL!

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced:

  3. Kelly Youngblood
    Kelly Youngblood says:

    I like historical novels for the glimpse into the past. I know much research goes into each novel to keep the work as close to accurate as possible, and I love and appreciate that. Set in England, I enjoy novels that include the Queen’s English in the speaking. This one looks love and I look forward to reading it!

  4. Ingerlise Pietromartire
    Ingerlise Pietromartire says:

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre. I especially love stories set in England, Ireland, Scotland as I have always wanted to visit the UK. I just love the descriptions of the homes, clothes, and customs.

  5. Terri Shortell
    Terri Shortell says:

    These prize packages look awesome. I love to read historical romances because you get to take a peek at what life was like back then. You can imagine the story and be transported back in time. It’s always nice to leave all your problems behind and immerse yourself in the characters lives.

  6. Debbie Warila
    Debbie Warila says:

    I have always been a huge fan of historical fiction, beginning in 2nd-grade when my teacher turned me on to a series of historical novels for children about famous people from the 1700s and 1800s. And then when I was 11 or so, I read “Gone with the Wind,” and became hooked on the genre. My favorite works are stories of Tudor England, but I love all historical subjects.

  7. Sarah Richmond
    Sarah Richmond says:

    I the old fashioned days!!!! Wow I love to win a prize, your books always awesome, I’m sorry to say I haven’t read any of them yet but I would love the chance to!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and God Bless you!!!
    I love Christian fiction like, Christian Romance, Historical fiction, Mystery and maybe some others!

  8. Linda
    Linda says:

    Oh my goodness, the prizes are so delightful! Id love to win one give away and Can’t wait to read your latest….

  9. Kelly Vavala
    Kelly Vavala says:

    I love historical novels because they bring me back to that time and place….so romantic, so interesting, so intriguing!! Can’t wait to read!

  10. Nat
    Nat says:

    I Love Historical…it takes me back in time, educates, entertains and provides “dream” time… 🙂 Love it!

  11. AnnMarie Borgquist
    AnnMarie Borgquist says:

    I tried tweeting the giveaway, but there were technical difficulties? It wouldn’t let me cut and paste either….said it was an ‘automated’ text? Anyway…your giveaway looks super fun!

  12. Rachel Stark
    Rachel Stark says:

    I love historical fiction … just gives me a chance to learn about another time and place.
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  13. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    My mom got me hooked on books when I was in my teens, I absolutely love reading!! Especially historical romances!! Thank you to all the great writers for sharing your stories with me! You have made my dreams better!

  14. LouAnn Christie
    LouAnn Christie says:

    Carrie, these have been amazing giveaways! Thank you for your book and the opportunity to promote it.

    Love the necklace in this giveaway. Would definitely give the book to a friend … since I already have one. The teacup would be a lovely addition to my collection. 🙂

  15. Vivian
    Vivian says:

    I love reading historical fiction like this. You can get swept away and enter another time. It is really interesting to see the differing social etiquette and attitudes, yet the people have the same feelings and desires as we have today. Still, they have to conform to the society in which they live. And it is fun to see how they deal with the expectations and frustrations they experience.

  16. Nina Rowan
    Nina Rowan says:

    I adore England and I think historical fiction is great because other time periods are so interesting.

  17. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I love reading historical fiction. I always feel like I am transported back in time. I actually have a bachelor’s degree in history and currently taking classes to pursue an MLS in Library Science.

  18. Kristene
    Kristene says:

    I love Jane Austen, so novels that are based in England always draw me in. I have not read any of your novels, but after doing the scavenger hunt I am really excited to do so. The gift prizes your giving away are beautiful! Especially the tea cup, since drinking tea for me is an every day thing. 🙂

  19. Linda Sabbagh
    Linda Sabbagh says:

    I would love to read your new book set at Highland Hall as I love reading Christian historical fiction!

  20. Mary Rogers
    Mary Rogers says:

    I love that they give more of history that what a person may have learned in history books. I feel it gives us more to look at. Almost like you are there but still being in the present.

    Great giveaway. Hope I’m the lucky winner.

  21. Brenda Pouncey
    Brenda Pouncey says:

    Historical fiction is my favorite to read becuase I love
    learning more about that era and the ways and traditions
    of that time. It is a step back in fime and escape to a different time in our history. This book, Daughter of Highland Hall looks wonderful. Looking forward to reading this series.

  22. Rebecca Soto
    Rebecca Soto says:

    I just found you and your books on Novel Crossing. I will have to purchase your first book in this series and read it. Christian historical fiction is my favorite genre.

  23. HeatherN.
    HeatherN. says:

    I love to escape to the past in the pages of a book. I especially love to read books set in England, Ireland, and Scotland. I just love those places. That and my ancestry is English on my fathers side and Scottish on my Mother’s.

  24. Ora Dee Rocks
    Ora Dee Rocks says:

    I can’t say enough about the daughter of Highland Hall. After reading . the first book I couldn’t wait for this book. I would rate them a 10 each if I could. I can hardly wait for book 3. As I read I get drawn into them like I’m leaving there. When I find them in the store I’m going to buy up , copies of both books for Christmas gifts.

  25. Pam Halter
    Pam Halter says:

    Wonderful gift baskets! Congrats, Carrie – looking forward to reading your book just as soon as I’m done reading one I said I’d review. It will help the wait until Jan. 4th. hahahahahaha!!!

  26. Rebecca Dewey
    Rebecca Dewey says:

    I have loved reading historical fiction every since I was a young girl reading Little House on the Prairie. It’s such a different way of life than what we live today and I have always been drawn to their dress and mannerisms, especially the regency elite.

  27. Janka H.
    Janka H. says:

    Congrats to your book and YAY for the wonderful giveaway! You are sure very generous with the prizes!

    As for what I love about reading historical fiction, especially stories set in England – well, it´s the feeling. British culture is like no else, with the gallantry, dry humour, weather, hunting seasons, ballrooms, dandys, gentlemans, lovely heroines – utterly romantic but not too sweet, witty but not arrogant, friendly but not obsessive. Like an old friend!

  28. Amy
    Amy says:

    I think my favorite thing about reading historical fiction is getting to “experience” what life was like in other time periods. 🙂
    Can’t WAIT to read Daughter of Highland Hall!

  29. Tina Rice
    Tina Rice says:

    What great prizes!
    I love historical Christian fiction and your book sounds very good.
    Blessings Tina

  30. Pam Erselius
    Pam Erselius says:

    I love reading historical fiction because it’s an escape to a prettier place and often kinder time.

  31. Linda Sabbagh
    Linda Sabbagh says:

    After reading your blog, I am so looking forward to finding a copy of your new book and having a chance to read it. I love reading books that take me back in time!

  32. Dorine Good
    Dorine Good says:

    I am glad to find another author of historical fiction. I have enjoyed reading these types of books and have been working on writing one. But it hasnt been easy. I was also glad to connect with you on Pinterest.

  33. Marci
    Marci says:

    Although I know the historical time periods weren’t as nice as I like to pretend, I really enjoy the stories set in the various time periods because I’ve always enjoyed thinking of the nicer points of the time. Also I just love history.

  34. AnnMarie Borgquist
    AnnMarie Borgquist says:

    Why do I read historical novels? Well, to be honest, I don’t. I’ve just recently stepped out of my bubble of reading only Amish books. Maybe yours will be the first historical one I will read!!

  35. Connie H.
    Connie H. says:

    I love good historical fiction, especially Christian. I have not actually read any of this series, but I’m looking forward to getting my hands on them!

  36. Phyllis
    Phyllis says:

    I enjoy historical fiction because it gives a glimpse of a time and place we will never see. The history of England is fascinating to me because my husband’s family came from England.

  37. robyn donnelly
    robyn donnelly says:

    I like historicals but I am glad to live in the present and in USA. I would hate to wear the heavy dresses and corsets. Have to be proper all the time and marry who your parents dictate.

  38. Aprul Patterson
    Aprul Patterson says:

    My favorite part about historical fiction is the accuracy in it. I have learned so many interesting things about different time periods. Things I have learned about while reading have inspired me to do my own research online to find out more. Sometimes I actually feel transported to the setting of the book I am reading. That is the mark of an excellent author to be able to do that to their readers.

  39. Vivian
    Vivian says:

    I enjoy reading and learning about times past and what they were like, what the people were like, and the way they lived.

  40. Amy Potter
    Amy Potter says:

    What I love about reading historical fiction is that it takes you to another world. You can escape from the troubles of today for a brief time.

  41. Jen Haile
    Jen Haile says:

    There is so much that happened during that time period, that the stories that can be told are endless!

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