Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Hi Friends, 

I’m excited to show you the cover of my next English historical novel, Across the Blue and tell you about a special giveaway . . . but before I do, let me tell you a little about the story and characters.

The Heroine – Isabella Grayson, is the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate. She longs to become a journalist, but her parents don’t approve. They want her to marry well and help them gain a higher standing in society. After she writes an anonymous letter to the editor that impresses her father, her parents reluctantly agree she can write a series of articles about aviation and the race to fly across the English Channel, but only if she promises to accept a marriage proposal within the year.

The Hero – James Drake, is an aspiring aviator, and when he crashes his flying machine at the Grayson’s new estate, Bella is intrigued. James is determined to be the first to fly across the Channel and win the prize Mr. Grayson’s newspaper is offering. He hopes it will help him secure a government contract to build airplanes and redeem a terrible family secret. James wants to win Bella’s heart, but his background and lack of social standing make it unlikely her parents would approve. If he fails to achieve his dream, how will he win the love and respect he is seeking? Will Bella’s faith and support help him find the strength and courage he needs when unexpected events turn their world upside down?

Ready to see the beautiful cover? 

I’m thrilled with the design! It perfectly captures Kent, England, and the white Cliffs of Dover, which play a huge part in this story. Bella’s hat is divine and just right for the 1909 time period. And when you see how fragile James’s airplane really is, it makes you appreciate his courage in attempting to be the first to fly across the English Channel!

I can’t wait to share Across the Blue with you! It releases February 20, 2018, and you can preorder a copy from your favorite retailer by following this link.

If you’re on GoodReads I hope you’ll click this link and add it to your “To Read” list!

And now I have a Giveaway for you! Help me spread the word, and you can enter in a drawing for a set of my four English historical novels: The Governess of Highland Hall, The Daughter of Highland Hall, A Refuge at Highland Hall, and Shine Like the Dawn! To enter just share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or other social media sight and then leave a comment below, telling me where you shared it. I’ll draw one winner on Thursday, July 13th. If a US winner is chosen he or she will receive paperback copies, and if an international winner is chosen he or she will receive eBooks. Thanks for helping me spread the word about Across the Blue!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading!


162 thoughts on “Cover Reveal & Giveaway

  1. Carrie, what a beautiful cover! I shared it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I hope the release goes well!

  2. Gorgeous, lovely, fabulous! I can’t wait, as I know it will be great. I shared on FB, Pinterest, and Goggle! Blessings on your release.

  3. Ms. Carrie – love the cover and looks like a wonderful read. I shared on Facebook!

    Have a blessed day!

  4. Carrie,good morning to you. I have read a few of your Love Inspired books but none of your full length novels, The cover of Across The Blue is gorgeous! I am most excited to read it and your four English historical novels. I have some catching up to do πŸ™‚
    I have shared your cover reveal on Facebook,Twitter,G+,LinkedIn and Pinterest. Congratulations on not only Across The Blue but all of your releases!

  5. Looking forward to this new release, as I very much enjoyed Shine Like The Dawn. The cover is very compelling! I shared on Facebook.

  6. I tweeted! So excited and I live the cover art. The story sounds just like my idea of a good read ?

  7. Ooh, this is gorgeous! I can’t wait to read Across the Blue! It reminds me of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines. I love that movie!

  8. Carrie, the cover is beautiful! The story line sounds very interesting, I am looking forward to when it comes out. I posted this on facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win your books.

  9. Good Morning Carrie! The cover for Across the Blue is beautiful. I’m excited to be able to team up with you to share this beautiful book reveal and the first line on my blog today!
    I’m looking forward to reading Isabella’s story! Have a blessed day! ((hugs))

  10. Carrie, I don’t think I have had the privilege of reading your books yet. This cover really caught my eye and the book sounds intriguing. Hope I get the chance to read it.

  11. Shared on facebook Carrie. Even though I own most of your books I would love to win a set for my church library. I recently loaned mine out to someone from church and you now have another reader fan who likes your books.

  12. Beautiful cover…I keep seeing it everywhere now!! I’ve heard great things about all your books! I shared on Pinterest πŸ™‚

  13. Carrie, I shared it on my FB feed…..hope others can develop an interest in your books like I have! Thx for giving me my first book!!! It’s been shared a few times over now.

  14. This cover makes me so excited to read the book! Well done! I really enjoy all your books. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing. ?

  15. Love the cover! I shared on Facebook. Need to figure out how to share on the other sites. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  16. Oh Carrie this is a beautiful cover. I can hardly wait to open it up and read the story. I pinned it, tweeted it, shared on Facebook and Google +

  17. Oh Carrie, truly a stunning cover & so evocative. Spot on! Story sounds great. Recently watched a film re: Lindbergh’s US-Paris flight, so I’m eager to read this one.

    I shared on Twitter and FB, liked on Goodreads & posted in Pinterest. I think it’s fair to say I LIKE it. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Blessings, Mary Kay

  18. Hi Carrie! Just like with all your covers, this is gorgeous πŸ™‚
    I’ve shared this on FB, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and added it to my Goodreads want-to-read list.

    Can’t wait for this one!

  19. Beautiful cover. I can’t wait to read it. ? Congratulations.
    Shared on Facebook, Twitter & Pintrest.

  20. Love the cover, Carrie. Looking forward to reading the book. Shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

  21. I Shared on facebook! As always, your book covers make me greatly anticipate the release of the book! February seems so far away! I will have to reread the others to get me through!

  22. I shared on Facebook. I love all of your books! I can’t wait to read this one! Is it a stand-alone? Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Wow, the cover is stunning!!!
    I posted it on Pinterest and will let all my friends know. Can’t wait to read your new book!

  24. oh wow this is a gorgeous cover. this story sounds like it would keep me on the edge of my chair.
    I shared on twitter and pinterest

  25. Love the cover and sounds like a great book! Shared on my Facebook timeline…thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Exquisite cover! I posted on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+. Hope that helps sell some copies! Exciting news for you and it looks great to read!

  27. I shared on twitter. Such a beautiful cover on Across The Blue as well as your other books. Thank you for this giveaway.

  28. Love the new book’s cover, Carrie. I shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  29. Does Goodreads count as a social media platform? I don’t have any other social media accounts.


  30. Congrats on your new book Carrie! The cover is absolutely beautiful. I am so excited to add this to my reading list.
    I shared this post on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

  31. The cover is gorgeous!! I cannot wait to read yghis book, it sounds wonderful!! I shared this on Facebook.?

  32. Stunning cover! I posted a link to this page on my Facebook timeline. I’m looking forward to reading Across the Blue!

    • Hi Beth, that’s fun to hear you just traveled across the English Channel. I hope you enjoy Across the Blue and it brings back happy memories for you!

  33. I can’t wait to read this! My maiden name is Kendall and I traced my ancestry back to Kent. In my research, Kendall means, church by the river. And. my married name Scruggs means river also.
    Love the book cover!
    I will share on facebook.

  34. I shared on FB, Twitter & Pinterest. I Love the cover! I hope to win your books! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  35. The cover is beautiful and the blurb caught my attention. Would love to win and read this book. You would be a new author for me. Looking forward to reading your book whether I win or not.

  36. I re-tweeted your tweet about this Giveaway! Kate Breslin has recommended your books and I can’t wait to start reading! Thank you for the chance to win. I would be thrilled!

  37. Hi Carrie!
    I shared on twitter. The new cover looks great, and the story sounds so good! I added as a “to read” on Goodreads!

  38. Great cover and sounds like a great storyline, Carrie…but the release sounds like so far away :/ πŸ™‚ I shared it on Twitter and Pinterest. Excited to see so many talking about it on FB, too!

  39. Shared on Facebook and twitter and then when I went to do Pinterest I lost what I was doing because it went into the app, and nothing came up. Will give it another try. I never have won a competition in my life and recently my sister won a cruise, now I am trying hard to win a competition! Haha!!!! You know me, I would be happy with a book! Especially yours. The Governess of Highland Hall has made a huge impact on me and the story never leaves me. My sister says I rave on about it just a tad! Haha! Shared this post on Facebook too I think! I love your writing…. a modern day Jane Austen.

  40. Love the cover! It draws you in right away. I am sharing this on Facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  41. Thank you for a chance to win a set of your works. The cover is very well done and leaves you with a sense of missing something, drawing you into opening and reading.

  42. The covers on all your books are so eye catching! I know they say you can’t choose a book based on its cover but I still do. It is the first thing I look for. I shared your giveaway on Twitter, and pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway. Hoping I win!

  43. Shared on Facebook. The books sound great. I discovered your books by finding one at the library in the new books section.

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