Hi Friends,

This month I’m busy working on my next English historical novel, Finding Her Way Home. The story focuses on the McAllister Family and what happens when the three youngest children are sent to Canada as British Home Children without the knowledge or permission of their mother. From 1869 – 1939 more than 100,000 poor and orphaned children were emigrated to Canada. A few were adopted, but most became indentured household servants and farm workers. We’re talking about children, many who were much too young to be expected to do that kind of work. The research has been intense and heartrending, but it’s a story that needs to be told. These children should never be forgotten. If you’d like a peek at the characters and setting, visit my Pinterest board. 

Each month I’m hosting a special giveaway for newsletter subscribers. My email newsletter goes out every other month with book news, giveaways, recipes, and encouraging articles. I hope you’ll visit my website and subscribe, and then leave a comment below this post to enter this month’s giveaway. If you already subscribe to my newsletter, just mention that in your comment, and I will put your name in the drawing!  I will announce the winner the first week of May and announce the next giveaway here on my blog.

This month I’m giving away The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep and A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green. If you enjoy historical romance, then you’ll love these two books! Visit Michelle’s website for more info about her and her books. And visit Jocelyn’s website for info about her and her books.

Until next time, Happy Reading,
Carrie
121 replies
  1. Natalya Lakhno
    Natalya Lakhno says:

    Hi Carrie! I am a “old” subscriber LOL
    “Finding Her Way Home” sounds like another bestseller! I wasn’t aware of these historical facts before… I’m sure the research is very interesting and heartbreaking ❤️ Thank you for the chance to win! Blessings!

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  2. Arletta
    Arletta says:

    I already receive your newsletter via email. I already have both of the books you’re giving away this month so don’t enter me into the drawing. 🙂

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  3. Susan
    Susan says:

    I can’t wait to read your next book. It sounds really good. I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks again for giving away a copy of these books.

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  4. Perrianne Askew
    Perrianne Askew says:

    I’m a subscriber and enjoy reading your newsletter. This new book sounds like it was a difficult one to write.

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  5. Rebekah M
    Rebekah M says:

    Hi Carrie! I’m a new subscriber and I’m so excited to read your new book! I have a special place in my heart for children! I taught kindergarten in a Christian school for five years and my children taught ME so much! My husband & I are in the process of becoming foster parents and my heart breaks to think of any child in any era suffering abuse of any form. I hope your book shines light on the deeds of the past and we readers have a new awareness of the abuse taking place today. God bless your ministry!

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  6. Lori Smanski
    Lori Smanski says:

    I get your newsletter
    Good luck on your research. Wow.
    Both of these books are on my to buy list.
    Thanks for this chance

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  7. Julie T
    Julie T says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter. Your next book’s research sounds heartbreaking but I do agree, their stories need to be shared. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  8. Andrea Cox
    Andrea Cox says:

    Carrie, you’re gonna have to stop talking about your upcoming book. Every time you do, I wish I had a copy right now, because it sounds so amazing!!! (Seriously, keep talking about it. I’m super happy for you!)

    I already subscribe to your newsletter.

    Happy writing!!!
    Andrea
    andrearenee2004@yahoo.com

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  9. Peggy Hacker
    Peggy Hacker says:

    You have become my favorite author, I cannot wait for the next book. I loved looking at your Pinterest page to see what you use for your descriptive writing, I would love to win this books you are highlighting….

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  10. Bonnie
    Bonnie says:

    I enjoy your newsletter, and would love to add these books to my reading list. I love the history, and the research that goes into each story. It would be wonderful to win!

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  11. Karen Surprenant
    Karen Surprenant says:

    I can’t imagine how a child would feel in that situation. I guess I need to read the book. Thank you for keeping me up to date with your newsletter.

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  12. Tina Rice
    Tina Rice says:

    Hi Carrie! I can’t wait to read your work in progress…Finding Her Way Home.

    I already receive your newsletter. Love your Pinterest board.
    Don’t enter me in this months contest drawing, I already have these two books.

    blessings, Tina

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  13. Joyce Guard
    Joyce Guard says:

    Hi Carrie, I am an avid reader. This give-away sounds like it is just my type of book(s). I am a subscriber. Looking forward to the release of “Finding her way home.”

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  14. Paula Shreckhise
    Paula Shreckhise says:

    Hi, Carrie. Your new book sounds like a story that needs to be told. I subscribe to your newsletter. I have read The Innkeeper’s Daughter and loved it. I have really been wanting Jocelyn’s book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  15. Melissa Andres
    Melissa Andres says:

    I’m pretty sure I was already subscribed, but I did again just to be sure. ? Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  16. Grace
    Grace says:

    I’m a subscriber. You’re new book sounds so interesting! I don’t believe I have ever read anything about this particular part of history, and I am eager to learn more.
    Grace

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  17. Trixi
    Trixi says:

    Carrie, thank you for the chance to win The Inkeeper’s Daughter & A Refuge Assured! I’m a newsletter subscriber.

    Your next book sounds amazing and I have no doubt it will be just as good as your other ones!

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  18. Jan Hall
    Jan Hall says:

    Hi! I am a subscriber. I thought I had to grow up fast but in comparison with the kids you mentioned I had a wonderful childhood.

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  19. Sharon Boland
    Sharon Boland says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter. I can’t wait to read the book that you are now working on!
    Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway. Would enjoy reading the books.

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  20. Dianne Casey
    Dianne Casey says:

    Already subscribed! Love your books. I really like discovering new authors and books, thanks for highlighting them.

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  21. Anita
    Anita says:

    Hi
    I am a new subscriber. I love to read African American historical but I also have a love for reading other historical cultures. Would love a chsnce to read your book.

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  22. Joan Kurth
    Joan Kurth says:

    Your new book sounds so interesting. I have read a couple of different books about the Orphan Train and found them to be good reading, too.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I already get your newsletter. 🙂

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  23. Grace Yost
    Grace Yost says:

    I am a subscriber. As I read through your post, I was reminded of other post which I have read of the things that were expected from young children at such an early age. It is indeed heartbreaking! And, many never to see their loved ones again, families torn apart…breaks my heart! Thank you for writing about this and bringing attention descendant’s of theses children can be found, reunited?

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  24. Grace Yost
    Grace Yost says:

    Part of my comment was left out. It was supposed to say is there a possibility that descendants of these children can be found

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    • Carrie Turansky
      Carrie Turansky says:

      Hi Grace, thank you for this question. There are many descendants who are searching for information about their relatives who came to Canada as British Home Children. There is a wonderful group on Facebook called British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association that helps provide information about how to do those searches. That’s how I first learned about British Home Children. It has been fascinating to read many of the true accounts.

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  25. Debbie Clatterbuck
    Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    Carrie, your latest book sounds so interesting. I can’t wait to read it. I am currently reading The Innkeeper’s Daughter and loving it, but would love to win A Refuge Assured. I am an old newsletter subscriber. Thanks for the opportunity to win and good luck everyone.

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  26. Doreen
    Doreen says:

    Hi Carrie…another “old” subscriber and even older friend here 😉
    Thanks for including us devoted fans in your fun projects. -Sam

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  27. Rose Blackard
    Rose Blackard says:

    I am a new subscriber to your email. I loved you post. I also getting to learn about new authors. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  28. Rose Blackard
    Rose Blackard says:

    I am a new subscriber to your newsletter. I loved reading it.. I also enjoy getting to learn about new authors. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  29. Judi Imperato
    Judi Imperato says:

    Hi Carrie, I get your newsletters in my emails and I enjoy them. Thank you for the opportunity to win these two books.

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  30. Suzanne Sellner
    Suzanne Sellner says:

    Hi, Carrie! I’m a newsletter subscriber. I love your historical novels and look forward to your new one about the English children sent to Canada.

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  31. Gretchen H
    Gretchen H says:

    Already a subscriber! What a sad story. I can’t even imagine those poor children. It must have been difficult just to research the story!

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  32. Linda Rutherford
    Linda Rutherford says:

    Hi Carrie! Your books are always a joy to read. Your new one sounds so good. I am looking forward to it. I am a subscriber and I appreciate the chance to win. Thank you.

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  33. Linda Finn
    Linda Finn says:

    New Authors, I am excited as these sound great ! Subscribed Years ago!!! Historical Fiction is my Favorite for sure !!!
    Linda Marie Finn
    Faithful Acres Books
    working on new website !

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  34. Joyce Barnes
    Joyce Barnes says:

    Hey! I subscribed and would appreciate being entered in the drawing! I love historical fiction! Thank you!

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  35. Lynne M Feuerstein
    Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Hi Carrie, Just became a new subscriber to your newsletter. Thanks for this giveaway, they look like two wonderful stories!

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  36. Charlene
    Charlene says:

    I’m a subscriber. This is a story I can’t wait to read. It is heartrending, I can’t imagine my sons being taken from me without permission. It is impossible to imagine them having to live as most of these thousands of children did without love, family or anyone close to them that showed a bit of caring. Thank you for putting your heart out there to write the difficult parts of history.

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  37. Kathleen Denly
    Kathleen Denly says:

    Hi Carrie! I’m a subscriber and your current project sounds fascinating. I hadn’t known about these children before your newsletter. I’m looking forward to learning more about them. 🙂

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  38. Becky Smith
    Becky Smith says:

    I am a subscriber of your newsletter. I have already read A Refuge Assured and loved it. I look forward to reading The Innkeeper’s Daughter.

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  39. Nancy Brown
    Nancy Brown says:

    Hi, Carrie. Thanks for this giveaway. I already subscribe via email to your newsletter. I’d love to win these books, and share them with my other reading friends.

    God bless you.

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  40. Debora Wilder
    Debora Wilder says:

    Hi Carrie, I’m already a subscriber.

    This sounds like a horrible time for these poor families and a very hard life for the children. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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  41. Jennifer Hibdon
    Jennifer Hibdon says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanx for the giveaway!!! What a topic to research. The stories must be heartwrenching!!!!

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  42. Connie Saunders
    Connie Saunders says:

    Your new book sounds fascinating! I am a subscriber. Thanks for your giveaway.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Liilii Bishop
    Liilii Bishop says:

    I am a subscriber. Your new book sounds so fascinating. I cannot wait until it is finished! I have not read one book of yours that I do not like. Thank you for offering this giveaway!!!
    -Liilii

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  44. Stephanie Cox
    Stephanie Cox says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. I can’t wait to read your new book or either one of the ones you are giving away!

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  45. Mary Kay Moody
    Mary Kay Moody says:

    Hi Carrie,

    I already subscribe & thanks for your generous giveaway! Reading that so many of the Home Children were not adopted and seeing the photo of that little girl hurts. And that some were sent without parents knowing?! Shocking. England did such a good job with the kids sent out of London, hearing about this totally surprised me. I (think) look forward to reading the story you weave.

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  46. Kay Garrett
    Kay Garrett says:

    Awesome April giveaway! Both books are on my TBR list and I’d love the opportunity to read them. Thanks for the chance!

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  47. Anita Hill
    Anita Hill says:

    I have recently been advised to check out your books! Please sign me up for your monthly newsletter, and for the Giveaway!
    Thanks so much, and so proud to find christian authors!

    Anita Hill

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    • Carrie Turansky
      Carrie Turansky says:

      Hi Anita, thanks for stopping by. I added you to the email newsletter list. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my books!

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  48. Cindy Adams
    Cindy Adams says:

    I just borrowed A Refuge Assured from the library! It looks so good! Would love to win either for my personal collection!

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