The governess of Highland HallHi Friends,

The Governess of Highland Hall has received over 100 5-Star Reviews on Amazon, and it’s time to celebrate! As a way to say thank you to my friends and help more readers discover this story . . . I’m hosting this fun giveaway of Highland Hall themed gifts. See the photo and list of items below.

I purchased the recipe book, tea towel, and bluebell sachet in England on my last trip. So they’ve traveled all around the UK and back home with me . . . and I’m excited to share them with you!

Giveaway  Celebrating 100 5-Star Reviews

The items in the Giveaway include:

  • Two English Bone China Teacups
  • Tea Towel from England’s Lake District (Home of Beatrix Potter)
  • Bluebell Sachet
  • Vintage Teatime Recipe Book
  • Scone Mix
  • Orange Marmalade and Raspberry Jam
  • Box of Twinnings Tea
  • The Daughter of Highland Hall Postcards and Bookmarks
  • An Autographed Copy of The Governess of Highland Hall

Everyone who enters the giveaway will receive email updates from me, so you’ll be the first to know when I have a new release or free eBook available.

The Giveaway runs from August 2 – 8. I’ll notify the winner by email after the giveaway closes. Please share this link with your friends!

****Update! The Winner of the giveaway is LouAnn C. Congratulations! I’ve emailed you with details on how to claim your prize. I hope you enjoy a specail teatime with a friend.

Happy Reading,


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212 replies
  1. Debbie Curto
    Debbie Curto says:

    The Christian truths in this book doesn’t feel preachy, just interwoven so well that you know the characters speaking them live them. This is part of my review on the book “Gathering Shadows” by Nancy Mehl. I write a review on most books that I read!

  2. Joann Stewart
    Joann Stewart says:

    Yes I do reviews. The last book I read was one of Marianne Evans’ Sister in Spirit books. I received ARC from her for my reviews.

  3. Nanci Rogers
    Nanci Rogers says:

    What a beautiful gift pack! I look forward to reading these books. I sometimes do reviews on books but I tend to not say anything if I don’t like the book. After all, it’s really a matter of taste and perspective. If I like it a lot I say so, if not, I let people make their own decision.

  4. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I generally always leave a rating on Goodreads and a review on books that I have greatly or not greatly enjoyed. 🙂 The last book I read was “The Believer” by Ann H. Gabhart. It was a good novel about a very interesting group of people.

  5. Vicki Marney
    Vicki Marney says:

    Yes, I write reviews, however I have been distracted lately, working on my own novel–my first. My most recent book I read was “Running on Empty”, By Ruth Logan Herne & I’m about half way through reading another book By Ruthy called, “Try, Try again”. She is a new to me author and I’m enjoying her books. Now, I just need to get some reviews written on her books.

    Your prize package looks wonderful, and I would enjoy winning it! Thank you for choosing such fun gifts to share with a lucky winner.

  6. Vicki Marney
    Vicki Marney says:

    What a fun gift pack–I would love yo win this package. My most recent book, I’m still reading: “Try, Try Again” By Ruth Logan Herne which I’m enjoying a lot. I like that she writes about true problems experienced by real people. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  7. Alondra Labute
    Alondra Labute says:

    I read “The Governess of Highland Hall” and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to “The Daughter of Highland Hall” when it comes out.

  8. chris granville
    chris granville says:

    I write reviews all the time. The last book I read was Undetected by Dee Henderson It held my attention
    but your first book held my attention too
    Keep writing.
    God bless u
    Chris Granville

  9. Denise
    Denise says:

    I’ve really enjoyed both your books and your blog — it’s such fun! Congratulations on all the 5-star reviews — you’ve earned them!!! (And what a way to celebrate — whoohoo!!) 🙂

  10. Patty H
    Patty H says:

    I always give books I read a rating on goodreads and maybe a sentence or two review if I can articulate what I liked or didn’t like about a book. I recently finished Catch a Falling Star by Beth Govt and gave it 5 stars! Historical fiction is usually my go to choice but I’he enjoyed several good contemporaries lately.

  11. Judy Burgi
    Judy Burgi says:

    I write reviews on every book that I read. Doesn’t matter if I’ve won the book or if I have purchased it. I think whatever we can do to help authors out is a nice thing to do.
    The last book that I read and reviewed was, Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton & Cindy Loven. It is a Quilts of Love book and doesn’t release until November. I loved it! Why did I love it? There was closure on past hurts, forgiveness and healing took place.

  12. Rachael Balk
    Rachael Balk says:

    Hi Carrie!
    I have only just started reading The Governess of Highland Hall but am really enjoying it! I always like reading books by people I have met in person, so I am taking my time to enjoy it with a nice cuppa. 🙂 God Bless.

  13. Tina
    Tina says:

    Thanks for sharing your 5 star success with us! What a fun prize package. I just know that the number of five star reviews are going to go up!!!!



  14. Heather Day Gilbert
    Heather Day Gilbert says:

    Yes, as an author I know how important it is to review books we enjoy! One of my latest reviews was of CJ Darlington’s excellent YA novel, Jupiter Winds. I can’t recommend that book highly enough–YA that focuses more on family relationships than romance, and it’s quite clean. I loved it! Thanks for this opportunity to win such a lovely gift and congrats on the 100 5-stars!!!

  15. Christy
    Christy says:

    I have been trying to get better about writing reviews for books I read. I just finished The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate and enjoyed her lyrical writing style.

  16. Susan P
    Susan P says:

    Yes, I try to remember to leave reviews when I read a good book! The last one was Abandoned Memories by MaryLu Tyndall. It was good!

  17. Keri-Elizabeth
    Keri-Elizabeth says:

    This is such a cool giveaway, especially for someone who absolutely loves everything about England! I have not read this book, but it’s now on my to read list.

    I review most of the books I read. I try not to review a book that I didn’t like. A book may not be my cup of tea, but someone else may absolutely love it and I would hate for a review I did to keep someone from reading a book.

  18. RaSheena
    RaSheena says:

    Whether I write a review depends on 1) if I absolutely loved/hated the book and 2) what the majority of reviews state. If there is a significant majority, and I agree with most of the reviews, I probably won’t write a review. It just feels redundant. If there is not a significant majority, or I disagree with the majority, I will write a review. The last book I read was Sands of Times by Susan May Warren. I like the action in the book, but I didn’t like some of the characters. I’ve been looking for a new Christian Regency Era author, so I am excited to try one of Ms. Turansky’s books!

  19. Connie Hendryx
    Connie Hendryx says:

    I just finished an old favorite from my childhood author fav Enid Blyton. I do write some reviews, but not all the time because I am usually reading!!

  20. Heather Guerrero
    Heather Guerrero says:

    What a beautiful giveaway package. This one really calls to my heart. Thank you for being so generous (no matter who wins). The last book I read was A Match of Wits by Jen Turano. I absolutely love her style. Her writing is so funny and charming. I have this OCD thing where I won’t read another book until I have written my review, then posted it to CBD, Amazon & GoodReads. It’s like a personal reward for myself…review = new book 🙂
    God bless!

  21. LouAnn Christie
    LouAnn Christie says:

    The last book I read/finished was The Governess of Highland Hall and I loved it. It’s a love story without all the inside details. I appreciated you not going down the smutty road that you kept to Christian values. I appreciated how the Word of God was brought into your writing without be the smack in ones face some tend to be. It was real. It was believable. I think a non-Christian wouldn’t be threatened by it or find it overpowering, and if they do perhaps the Holy Spirit is speaking to them through your book.

    You draw us to the story. You gave us real life family drama. You left us wanting book two to be out already.

  22. Carrie Turansky
    Carrie Turansky says:

    Hi Friends, I know some people have had a hard time posting a comment. I’m sorry. We are working on fixing the problem. If you are not able to post a comment, you may send me a message through my contact page and I will put your name in the giveaway drawing. Thanks!

  23. Jackie Layton
    Jackie Layton says:

    Congratulations! I would love to be in the drawing.

    I’ve been to London once, and I told my husband I regret not buying a tea cup. I bought tea though.

    Thanks for the contest!

  24. Susie
    Susie says:

    Love your books, Carrie and am thrilled that so many others do, too, and have taken time to give it a 5 Star review! Well deserved!! Looking forward to the next book!! Great giveaway!!

  25. Pauline Osborne
    Pauline Osborne says:

    I love to read books by popular authors and review the stories on goodreads-my blog and other sites. thanks for your wonderful giveaway…

  26. Rayleigh
    Rayleigh says:

    This was such a great book!!! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series and would love to have it autographed!!!!! My family also loves tea time and we are very parcel to pretty tea cups:-)

  27. Danie
    Danie says:

    I love giving reviews for books that I have read.
    My most recent book that I have finished is Abandoned Memories (by Mary Lu Tyndall
    This is her last book in her Escape to Paradise in her series. If any has not read her books, I would highly recommend reading her books, I promise you will not be sorry that you did.

  28. alisha woods
    alisha woods says:

    I usually at least rate the books I read. I try to write a couple of sentences about. I like most books I read. Just finished a suspense kept me invested and wanting to keep reading thats always a plus

  29. Pam K.
    Pam K. says:

    I recently read Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke. This is a powerful book about saving the “undesirables” in Germany during the beginning of World War II.
    I try to remember to rate books on Goodreads and sometimes will write a review on Amazon or CBD, but not very often. I’d much rather read than write. I do recommend some books to others in my book club or my daughter.

  30. Loraine Nunley
    Loraine Nunley says:

    I give starred reviews on places like “goodreads”, but I rarely write a review unless I really loved the book and I don’t like giving negative reviews.

    I have just finished reading Lynette Eason’s Deadly Reunions Trilogy and I really liked all three books. They were suspenseful and I really liked getting to know all of the characters and trying to figure out “whodunit”.

  31. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    I try to leave reviews for books I like. If I don’t enjoy a book and I know it’s just because of preference, then I usually don’t leave a comment one way or another. If I dislike a book (especially an audio book) for a legitimate reason, I will leave a review. Most recently I left a review for an audio book based on the change of narrator… I couldn’t even listen for 2 minutes before turning it off!

    Congrats on 100+!!!! : )

  32. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    The last book I finished was Shadowed By Grace by Cara Putman. I enjoyed the realistic characters, the beautiful scenery and the great story formed around actual history!

  33. Susan Johnson
    Susan Johnson says:

    Congratulations on the reviews. This looks like a really good book. I do try to write reviews for books that I have enjoyed.

  34. Lynn Grier
    Lynn Grier says:

    Yes I do reviews or comments on books. My last book was Miracle in a Dry Season. I recently have been on Goodreads which is my favorite to leave comments. I would love to win and thanks for the chance.

  35. Mallori
    Mallori says:

    What a great giveaway! I sometimes do reviews for books I like. Most of the time they are books that I really enjoyed and think are definitely worthy of someone’s time to read them (good content/theme). Sometimes I write a review just so that others know that I enjoyed the book and like the author’s writing style if they are looking for a new author to read.

    • Mallori
      Mallori says:

      The last book I read and reviewed was “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews. Very good book about the power of our perspective. I highly recommend!

  36. Lane Hill House
    Lane Hill House says:

    Historical fiction is my very favorite read. The two books I have just finished are The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron; and All for a Sister by Allison Pittman ~ I have read 1/3 of Seasons of Tomorrow, book 4 in the Amish Vines and Orchards series by Cindy Woodsmall. I will be reviewing these three books within the next ten days at Lane Hill House blog. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    P.S. I have read and reviewed The Governess of Highland Hall ~ absolutely a five-star! Looking forward to The Daughter of Highland Hall!

  37. Lisa Cowell
    Lisa Cowell says:

    I have never written a review to be seen by others. I have a couple that I am supposed to write, but have not finished the books yet. Right now, I am reading three books, but have been working so much, I fall asleep after only reading a page or two. That’s not to say that I am not enjoying the books. They are great. But even with large print, it is often times difficult to see them without strain, which makes me tired.

  38. Anne Payne
    Anne Payne says:

    Yes, I am a reviewer. The last book I read was an installment in the Operation Zulu series by Ronie Kendig. Her military precision writing and edge of the seat suspense are two reasons I keep reading her books. I guess you could say I am a diehard fan 🙂

  39. miranda lewis
    miranda lewis says:

    I love writing reviews for authors to help get word out for there books. I might not be the best at it but a little review vs no review goes a long way 🙂 Think the last one I reviewed was Before You by Amber Hart. It was an ok book but looking forward to the next installment to get to know the secondary characters better. 🙂 Lovely giveaway by the way <3

  40. Anita Ojeda
    Anita Ojeda says:

    I sometimes write reviews for books–usually only the ones that pop up at the end of my Kindle books, unless I’m really inspired. The last book I read was “Katurah and Lord Death” (a YA from a Canadian author) that my daughter bought for me and hand the author sign. I loved the beautiful word pictures–the jury is still out on whether or not I loved the book ;)–it’s a genre I don’t really like, but it WAS beautifully written and compelling 🙂

  41. Megan Wilson
    Megan Wilson says:

    Last book I read was ‘Murder at the Mikado’ and it was wonderful! Julianna Deering is a fantastic writer!! I do write reviews for books I read. 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on your 5 star reviews. 🙂

  42. Dorie
    Dorie says:

    The last book I read was “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate and I loved it! I don’t tend to do reviews because I have a hard time expressing myself. What I think in my head does not come out the same way through my fingers!

  43. Carol S
    Carol S says:

    I do book reviews when I can. I’m sorry to say that I haven’t reviewed any books lately. The last book that I reviewed was in October of 2013 🙁
    My eyes are not what they used to be, but I hope to read the Governess of Highland Hall soon.

  44. Susan Snodgrass
    Susan Snodgrass says:

    Thanks for offering this wonderful prize! Enter me to win! My fingers are crossed. I can’t wait to read hte next book!

  45. Rachael Merritt
    Rachael Merritt says:

    Yes, I reviewed the last book I read. It was Safe Haven. I loved the historical setting in NY where we kept refugees during WWII. I’ve never read a book written about it…fact or fiction. The story was great, and I learned a lot.

  46. Claudia Thompson
    Claudia Thompson says:

    I have been reading many Amish themed books, Debbie McComber, Mary Kay Andrews, Sherryl Woods, Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, Sabrina Jeffries and other NC writers, and books about romance in the 5o states. I love to read novels with English or Scotish backgrounds also. Thanks for giveaway.

  47. Julianna Rowe
    Julianna Rowe says:

    Sometimes. The Brides of Chance Collection by Kelly Eileen Hake, Cathy Marie Hake and Tracey V. Bateman. I enjoyed the humor and comradeship woven throughout every story. My Mom and I reread Cathy’s books over and over again. The teacups remind me of my Mom, who has a teacup collection and put on a tea last November for our church ladies. She would love something like this and her birthday is at the end of the month. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!! 🙂

  48. Beth Gillihan
    Beth Gillihan says:

    The last book I read was Midnight Sea by Colleen Coble. I enjoyed it! Great plot and not predictable. Thanks for a chance to win!

  49. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Yes, I write reviews, too. First on my blog and then on Amazon and other sites. I usually adjust them a bit from my blog which I like to write in a more friend to friend type style. The others are not so “casual”.

  50. Robin Willson
    Robin Willson says:

    Sounds like a great book. What wonderful items from England! I have a friend who just visited England as well. Would love to visit myself, as well as Ireland. Next best thing is reading a novel set there!
    Love the cover. Actually I hate to admit that a lot of times the cover of the book is what catches my eye first.

  51. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    I don’t write reviews but I will usually leave a Goodreads rating. The last book I read was The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. It was a good book that took a look at life on a pre-Civil War plantation.

  52. Mary Koester
    Mary Koester says:

    Lovely gift set! I enjoy writing reviews. Just reviewed With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden. Would love to win a copy and review for you as well.

  53. Polly Schneider
    Polly Schneider says:

    I have done a couple of reviews, but not many. I need to get better at it. I love historical and suspence fiction the best. What I enjoy most about historical fiction is learning history while enjoying the story. Thanks for this giveaway.

  54. Tami
    Tami says:

    Yes, I do write reviews for books I have loved reading. The last book I have read was Sarah Sundin’s “With every letter”. 🙂 I loved it!

  55. Kristy Cambron
    Kristy Cambron says:

    Carrie ~ This giveaway (and the milestone that prompted it) is just wonderful! I’d love to sit down with you and chat about your trip. I’ll get over to our beloved England one day and I want to be ready! ; ) CONGRATS!!
    Hugs ~ Kristy

  56. Kathryn Voss
    Kathryn Voss says:

    The last book I read was Cathy Marie Hake’s Whirlwind. I know it’s an older one, but I’m trying to catch up on favorite authors. It was a fun read, and I have the next book on order from the library.
    While I don’t usually do reviews, I love discussing books with my best friend to hear her reactions. That’s more fun for me.

  57. Robin E. Mason
    Robin E. Mason says:

    I do not yet write reviews, but am polishing that skill set! I am all about all things British – and am typing in accent!! I look forward to reading The Governess of Highland Hall – and will, of course, leave a lovely review, I’m sure! Congratulations on the fanTAStic reviews!! That’s quite exciting.

  58. Gabrielle Emmons
    Gabrielle Emmons says:

    I’d love to win this giveaway. I’ve yet to read your books but I’d love to read them. The goodies are spectacular.

  59. Andrea Brooks
    Andrea Brooks says:

    Awesome!! I love your books and congrats on the reviews!!! I would love to win this contest. I always love to read great books by wonderful authors, like you.

  60. Joelle Strandquist
    Joelle Strandquist says:

    I don’t generally write reviews because, while I love to read, writing is not something I enjoy at all. The last book I read is “The Outcast” by Jolina Petershiem. I really liked the grittier, closer-to-life picture of the Old Order Mennonites that she gives.

  61. jackie tessnair
    jackie tessnair says:

    I have did book reviews and I enjoy doing them.I love to read.The last book I read was Rumspringa’s Hope by Beth Shriver.This is an awesome giveaway.Thanks for the chance to win.

  62. Leah Houseman
    Leah Houseman says:

    Yes, I love to review books I’ve read. The last one was Bean There, Done That by Sandra Balzo. Sandra writes murder mysteries set in midwestern USA. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I’m delighted to get acquainted with your books. God bless!

    • Deanna S
      Deanna S says:

      One of the last books I reviewed was The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next in the series.

  63. Lorene Zieske
    Lorene Zieske says:

    The last book I read all the way through (I started Wicked and realized that was not one I should be reading) was Candle In the Darkness by Lynn Austen. I really enjoyed it because it was set in the civil war. 🙂

  64. Melony Teague
    Melony Teague says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read the next one! My reviews are posted! So happy to give it a 5 star rating! I loved the book from page one, right to the unexpected end!

    p.s there is nothing like a fresh scone with a nice cup of tea!

  65. Carrie S.
    Carrie S. says:

    I occasionally write reviews if something about a book just really sticks with me after I’ve read it – or if there is something about it that I really want to make sure other readers know (good or bad … but usually good lol). The last book I read was “Fair Play” by Deeanne Gist & I really loved the hero, Hunter. (Ok. So it might be better to say I had a little crush on him from the words “Pretty much the whole time.” Which also kinda describes how long throughout the book I had said crush lol)

  66. Kelly Bridgewater
    Kelly Bridgewater says:

    The book i am currently reading is Dare to Love Again by Julie Lessman. I enjoy how her characters are realistic. They don’t fall in love on the first page. They Have To Work Like Real Couples through The Dilemmas Of Real lifr.

  67. Shaun Renee Paulsen
    Shaun Renee Paulsen says:

    I have never written a review. I wouldn’t know where to begin or how to write one. The last book I read was Sarasota Dreams by Debby Mayne.

  68. Karen Q
    Karen Q says:

    Hello! The last book I read was Prairie Song by Mona Hodgson. A moving book centered around several families moving West in their efforts to move away from their sadness and begin a new life. Set in the mid-1800’s, the hardships they faced, along with the triumphs places me, as a reader, right where I want to be. I am looking forward to reading your book, and maybe sipping tea while I do so. Congrats to you on your 100~ 5 STAR reviews!! What a blessing! (p.s. I think I was born 100 years too late)

  69. Erica
    Erica says:

    What a cool prize! – Congrats on the 5 star reviews. Look forward to reading “The Governess of Highland Hall” and many more of your books! Thanks for sharing your gift of writing with us! : )

  70. Joan Arning
    Joan Arning says:

    Want to read the book and would love an autographed book. The teacups would be great for my Christian Book Group meetings!

  71. BJ Marley
    BJ Marley says:

    Sometimes I do write reviews. I tend to review books on GoodReads if I feel that my review will add to the knowledge of a book. I don’t want to post a review that essentially says “me too.”

  72. Connie Price
    Connie Price says:

    I have not given reviews for books I’ve read-but have given ratings on Goodreads. The last book I read was Hallowed Halls,by Hannah Alexander-great book!! I am currently reading A Match of Wits,by Jen Turano.

  73. Julie D.
    Julie D. says:

    Yes, I review books. The last one I reviewed was “Murder at the Mikado”. I loved it because it was set in Britian (I love all things British), it was very well written with a storyline that kept me guessing. It deserved the 5 star rating I gave it!

  74. Rachel S
    Rachel S says:

    Congratulations on the 100 five star reviews! I have been wanting to read this story! Thanks for the giveaway. I love to write a review if I love or like the book. I recently read Undetected by Dee Henderson and I really liked it. I enjoyed the suspense and also the tenderness of the relationship between the main characters. 🙂

  75. Kelsey P.
    Kelsey P. says:

    I just finished the Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller and I really enjoyed her take on the attitudes towards wealthy immigrants in West Virginia post Civil war.

    Oh and I loved The Governess of Highland Hall, I can’t wait to read the next two in the series!

  76. Kelly Lipinski
    Kelly Lipinski says:

    You have a lovely site and delightful books, thank you for putting up the effort into this work. Blessings to your family.

  77. Lisa Stifler
    Lisa Stifler says:

    I love to write reviews for other readers when I read a good book. Thank you for this awesome giveaway and a chance to win. ~ Blessings ~

  78. Victoria W.
    Victoria W. says:

    I have heard so much about this book from my little sister, and because I love Downton Abbey, I really want to read it. 🙂 Have a blessed day and keep on writing!

  79. Mary Lee Gaddis
    Mary Lee Gaddis says:

    Your book looks very interesting and I can’t wait to read it. the giveaway package looks interesting, too. I would love to win.

  80. Kelley H
    Kelley H says:

    The last book i read was Visionary Untamed by N. Dunham. I usually don’t do written reviews so much as maybe a having a discussion directly with others if I thought it were a good read.

  81. Karen K. Miller
    Karen K. Miller says:

    I’ve turned my dining room into the same era your books were written in. Your FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL giveaway set would complete my room and bring it full circle!

  82. Amanda Geaney
    Amanda Geaney says:

    I read and write reviews because I think that they are a helpful tool for readers when selecting books. The last book that I truly enjoyed was The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron. It was an awesome debut novel – the characters, the historical, and spiritual elements made it one of my favorites of 2014.
    I post reviews on my Christian Book review blog {}, Amazon, Goodreads, Christianbook and others.

  83. Melissa Alexander
    Melissa Alexander says:

    Always looking for a GOOD read! I won’t waste my time on just ANYTHING. Thank you for writing QUALITY books!

  84. Mary Ellen
    Mary Ellen says:

    Such an awesome giveaway. I’ve always loved the regency books and read a lot but in the last few years have been adding more and more sex to them. I thought I was going to have to stop reading them because there weren’t many Christian regency books out then. Thank the Lord for many more coming out now. Thanks for your books and your giveaway. Would love to win it.

  85. Phyllis
    Phyllis says:

    I would like to get to know you and one good way to do that would be to win this contest, read the book, and enjoy a little English tea. Thank you for an exciting giveaway!

  86. Michelle Kinsley
    Michelle Kinsley says:

    Yes I do. The last book I read and reviewed was robert Parker’s Widoes Walk in the Spnser series and I loved it because it kept my interest and the characters were awesome. I used to watch the tv series so I could see and hear the characters as I read.

  87. Pam Nelson
    Pam Nelson says:

    I regularly rate books on Goodreads and not heard of your work until Jocelyn Green commented on Facebook. I am very interested and reading this book!
    As a teacher of reading, this summer I have been concentrating on reading the newest YA fiction. My most recent was A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd. My next is Absolutely Almost, by Lisa Graff. I have loved all of Jocelyn Green’s books and several of her recommendations so, as I said, I am looking forward to reading your book soon.

  88. Amy
    Amy says:

    I don’t always write reviews, but I do try to, especially if I really loved the book!
    The last last book I read… well that would be “Pembrick’s Creaturepedia” by Ollister B. Pembrick (actually by Andrew Peterson)! It’s a fun companion book to Andrew’s Wingfeather Saga series (which is amazing – the final book in the series gave a clearer and more beautiful picture of grace and redemption than I think I’ve ever read in any other work of fiction!).

  89. Sharon Holweger
    Sharon Holweger says:

    I have never reviewed a book on line but I read a lot and I could I am sure. this prize package looks wonderful and I would like to win

  90. Alison Phillips
    Alison Phillips says:

    I used to write book reviews as a freelance writer for “Christian Single” magazine, but haven’t done that in a few years. The last book I read was “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Ted Tripp. Thank you for offering this prize—looks lovely! I love tea cups and drinking tea; I’ve always wanted to travel to Britain.

  91. Stacy Butler Benningfield
    Stacy Butler Benningfield says:

    My Favorite past-time is reading! I enjoy Christian Fiction the most, it’s nice to read a Book that is spiritually based! I am reading Stealing the Preacher by, Karen Witemeyer right now! I am enjoying this book so much, it is clean, and also funny in parts, sometimes I catch myself laugh when I am reading a book, I feel silly but at the same time I feel great! Love the characters in this book! Historical Fiction is what I prefer most! Thank you for this chance! Maybe I’ll be the Lucky winner!!!!

  92. Beverly
    Beverly says:

    I love to write reviews on books I love to read. I usually name the things I enjoy most about the book in the review, and occasionally I will mention something I don’t like. If the book is really a loser, I usually don’t write a review. I’m not a fan of criticizing because usually what I might not like would be something others would like or something that wouldn’t bother them.

  93. Melissa Glor
    Melissa Glor says:

    Yes, I review books on Goodreads, and I recently started a book blog. I just finished Sarah Sundin’s book “On Distant Shores” It was amazing! I loved the characters and the cute little twists in the story.

  94. Anne Rightler
    Anne Rightler says:

    I just finished Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry. I enjoyed it because his characters are authentic and this particular story was one of hope and grace. Down to earth story.

  95. Tabatha Waybright
    Tabatha Waybright says:

    How nice of you to give away this set! My philosophy is no one can have too many books! Hope I win! Thanks.

  96. Connie Fischer
    Connie Fischer says:

    Absolutely! I always write reviews for each book I read. I feel that if an author has worked so hard to entertain me with a wonderful novel, it behooves me to share my thoughts on it. I’m a reviewer for the blog, bookworm2bookworm and also post all of my reviews on Goodreads.

    The last book I read was “The Fortune Hunter” by Daisy Goodwin. I had been so looking forward to reading this book and it was even better that I hoped it would be. I loved how the author mixed fictional characters with real historical characters and events. Don’t miss this book. It’s wonderful!

  97. Penelope
    Penelope says:

    The last book I read was “Plain Pursuit”, an Amish novel by Beth Wiseman. I enjoy getting lost in the pages of any book really. What I enjoyed most about this particular book was the pace of life that the Amish live.

    Congratulations on 100 – 5 star reviews. I would love to read “The Governess of Highland Hall”.

  98. Rebecca Dewey
    Rebecca Dewey says:

    I do write reviews for a lot of the books I read. The last book I read was the 3rd book in the Song Bird series from Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck. I really enjoyed this series.

  99. Jean Fierro
    Jean Fierro says:

    What a great contest! Prizes are wonderful. Remind me of the trip I took to England several years ago. Would love to win the book as well as the other prizes.

  100. Danielle Hull
    Danielle Hull says:

    Yes, I write reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I recently paid full price for Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke, and it was worth every penny!

  101. Sierra Faith
    Sierra Faith says:

    Last book I read was Eragon! It was a good book! And I liked it because fo the dragons 🙂 I have been really into dragons lately for some reason!!

  102. Starla J @ Pressing In and Pressing On
    Starla J @ Pressing In and Pressing On says:

    I’ve never written a review on a book before but I love to read! I’m currently reading Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst. It’s been a great read as she opens up her heart and life’s ups and downs to help her readers grasp the thought of how God our emotions to be indicators and not dictators of our lives. Thank you for this giveaway and a chance to win!

  103. Mikaela Carroll
    Mikaela Carroll says:

    I do review some books that I have read… The last book I read was The Brink of Chaos by Tim Lahaye. Though I didn’t write a review of this book, I loved it!!! Also, I love the Governess of Highland Hall. It is one of my favorite books!!!!

  104. Heather Lowe
    Heather Lowe says:

    This is an amazing prize pack! I work at my town’s local library and the moment we got this book I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. It’s easily one of my very favorite books! I have recommended it to every patron that I could whenever it was in and they have all absolutely loved it!
    When I really enjoy a book I will write a review about it, because I really want others to know just how amazing that it is.
    The last book I finished reading was Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin. The books I read are always Christian Fiction and some of my favorites are one’s set in Regency time period or…well just about any historical time period.
    Have a blessed day!

  105. Phyllis Lamken
    Phyllis Lamken says:

    I do write reviews. Usually I write on goodreads. But I will do amazon reviews. Last good book was Stay Dead by Teresa Weir. Loved the characters and the plot, but the setting of Savannah, Georgia was captivating.

  106. Meagan
    Meagan says:

    I love reviewing books that I love. They’re good so I want to share the beauty, joy, or anguish that I’ve just been touched by. When an author has the ability to uplift and inspire it needs to be shared.

    I’ve read several good books recently but I’d say the one that really got to me was A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert. Which surprised me, as this isn’t normally a favorite genre for me. But I think it was the emptiness of these people who had been broken by what life had given them and find a contentment in what they had lost or given up.

  107. Jessica Miller
    Jessica Miller says:

    I have never read this book before but I would love too!! Historical fiction is my favorite! I know I would love it!
    I don’t review book but sure do love to read.

  108. Jen Cvelbar
    Jen Cvelbar says:

    Congrats on the reviews and the Carol nomination. The prize package looks wonderful! I’ve been addicted to Twinings since I first went to England a couple of years ago. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  109. Liz Riggs
    Liz Riggs says:

    I try to write reviews for the books I enjoyed reading. The last book I finished was The Desert Princess by Jill Eileen Smith. I enjoyed hearing from Namaah in first person and am looking forward to hearing from the rest of Solomon’s wives.

  110. Cyndi Wilson
    Cyndi Wilson says:

    I do try to write reviews on books I enjoy but they tend to take me a long time to write. :-/ Most of the books I read get a 4-star rating from me… I have to save ‘something’ for the truly exceptional book. 🙂 I really enjoyed ‘Governess of Highland Hall’!
    A few minutes ago, I finished ‘Two Brides Too Many’ by Mona Hodgson. I enjoy historical fiction from pretty much every time period and this one was about mail-order brides out West.
    What a delightful gift package! Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Lindy Enlow
    Lindy Enlow says:

    What a fun way to celebrate. I used to do reviews but with the farm there is less time to read. I’m hoping that changes in the near future because I love your books!

  112. Nita West
    Nita West says:

    This is such a cool contest. I do believe in expressing good reviews for books that I love. Favorite writers so far is Deeanne Gist and Julie Klassen.

  113. HeatherN.
    HeatherN. says:

    Yes, I do write reviews for books. I tend to write reviews for books I really, really loved. I just finished reading “For Love or Loyalty” by Jennifer Hudson Taylor’s. I always enjoy reading Jennifer’s books. She writes with such detail and her characters are so well rounder that it makes you feel like you are right there with them going through everything the characters are going through. Loved it.

  114. Sarah Richmond
    Sarah Richmond says:

    I’m reading The Love Comes Softly series right now!!! I’ve seen all the movies but I haven’t read all the books yet!!! 🙂 I’m not real good at writing reviews but if you wanted me I’m sure I can try!!! Thanks for the amazing Giveaway Carrie and God Bless You!!! I would love the chance to win this givaeaway, I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping!!!

  115. Abigail Richmond
    Abigail Richmond says:

    I don’t write reviews very often, at least nothing very long! 🙂 The last book I read was “A Bride for Keeps” by Melissa Jagears it was awesome! I always love reading books that take place in the late 1800’s, which is my favorite time period! My favorite author is Karen Witemeyer, and she always writes stories that also take place in that era! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! God Bless!

  116. Stephanie C.
    Stephanie C. says:

    Not long ago I started doing reviews on Goodreads. I’m not very good at it, but I do it. 🙂

    The last book I read and reviewed was Off the Record by Elizabeth White. I enjoyed the characters and the overall story. I will be reading more by her.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity at such an incredible giveaway!

    I look forward to reading your novels.

    Stephanie C.

  117. Mippy/Sabrina
    Mippy/Sabrina says:

    I’ve been bad about writing reviews because the honest truth is I feel like my words are dumb. I’d like an outline or format to follow so I get all the important points across and readers will want to read the books I truly love and also ‘get’ why I love them. I *am* changing that and going to write reviews for books even if my reviews don’t read well. I am going to do it as my way of saying thank you for creating a work that I enjoyed.
    The last book I read was, ‘Texas Roads’ by Cathy Bryant. I loved it. It made me feel like I was there and it had a cozy down home feeling which I love and miss about the south/southeast. Mama Beth was my favorite character and I just love Miller’s Creek. I’d like to live in a Miller’s Creek myself. 🙂

  118. Vera Godley
    Vera Godley says:

    I’m a fairly prolific reader but right now I’m not finding a lot of satisfaction in my reading. Probably just me. However, I recently read No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War By: W. Lee Warren M.D. and thoroughly enjoyed it (if one can “enjoy” a non-fiction that deals with a subject such as this).

  119. Sara Johns
    Sara Johns says:

    Who doesn’t like tea and a good book? I’ve always said I should’ve been born in England in the 1800’s. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  120. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    I read this book and loved it! I got my sister to read it and she loved it as well. We’re both fans of Downton Abbey so it was great to find a book similar to it that is actually good 🙂

  121. Tammy Henderson
    Tammy Henderson says:

    I don’t leave reviews unfortunately. My most recent book was Written in My Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon.

  122. Lori Payer
    Lori Payer says:

    I usually write reviews for books that I’ve read. The last one was for The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall. Awesome debut novel.

  123. Lisa Medeiros
    Lisa Medeiros says:

    I try to write reviews on books I read but sometimes I find I get busy and forget… The last book that I read was Undercurrent by Michelle Greip… (Not my first time reading it… I love the love story and how it mirrors God’s love!)


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