Hi Friends,

Each month this year I’m hosting a special giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. The email newsletter goes out every other month with book news, readers’ events, contests, recipes, and encouraging articles. I hope you’ll subscribe, and then leave a comment below to enter the giveaway. If you already subscribe, just mention that in your comment and I will put your name in the drawing!  This giveaway is for US readers only.

The May winner was: Karen – mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com. Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send your books. Karen won two Christy Award finalists: Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke and The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton.

The books for the June Giveaway are:

The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz. Booklist says: “Her characters pop to life on the page, and her vivid descriptions add realistic historical depth.” I loved this story and highly recommend it to you!

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson. Melanie takes fairytales and creates wonderful stories that stir your heart. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her latest story! To learn more about these books and their authors, just click on the covers above.

****Congratulations to Allison Boss who is the winner of this giveaway!

Blessings and Happy reading!


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  1. Amy Putney
    Amy Putney says:

    I have The Mistress of Tall Acre and loved it! I would love to read The Beautiful Pretender, though! The cover is so beautiful and intriguing! 🙂

  2. Kathryn
    Kathryn says:

    Great books for a giveaway! I especially want to read The Beautiful Pretender! Thank you!!

  3. Connie Saunders
    Connie Saunders says:

    I just subscribed to your newsletter.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  4. Becky Smith
    Becky Smith says:

    I continue to be amazed at the beautiful covers – and they are all so different! I’m adding these books to my TBR list.

  5. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    I have read The Mistress of Tall Acre – such a wonderful novel, I absolutely loved it (the little daughter is such a fabulous secondary character!). I haven’t read The Beautiful Pretender yet, but it’s definitely on my TBR list as I’ve loved her previous fairytale retellings.

  6. Denise
    Denise says:

    Would enjoy adding these to my reading list! Reading is such an enjoyable way to spend time during the hot days of Summer. Thank you for this chance to win thsee books

  7. Jaclyn
    Jaclyn says:

    I love Laura Frantz & Melanie Dickerson!!!! Both great authors! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  8. Elizabeth Litton
    Elizabeth Litton says:

    I’ve read Mistress of Tall Acre once before and I loved it! Melanie Dickerson’s book looks exciting too! Thanks for this giveaway.

  9. Shaun Renee Paulsen
    Shaun Renee Paulsen says:

    Would love to win these book. I already subscribe to your newsletter. srpaulsen3(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Polly Schneider
    Polly Schneider says:

    I’m a subscriber to your newsletter. I would love to win, both books look interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Kim
    Kim says:

    Have read and loved the “fairy tale” books! Have added both to my want to read list on Goodreads! Thank you so much for writing them!!

  12. Rebecca Tellez
    Rebecca Tellez says:

    Nothing better than getting lost in the pages of a new/or much loved book. Thank you for the chance to win two new ones. Anxiously awaiting your new book.

  13. Bonnie Roof
    Bonnie Roof says:

    2 beautiful books and gifted authors – thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Carrie!! Loved catching up with your travels, events, writing, etc.!!

    I’m already a newsletter subscriber!! Thanks so much for the newsletter mention of the Christian Fiction Reader’s Retreat and the Facebook party for it tonight!!

  14. Gail Hollingsworth
    Gail Hollingsworth says:

    I’m already a newsletter subscriber. Thanks for the chance that win these two wonderful books.

  15. Jean Clements
    Jean Clements says:

    I love to escape into the lives of your characters. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  16. Hannah-rose Russell
    Hannah-rose Russell says:

    I am a subscriber and would love to be put into the drawing. Can’t wait to read The Beautiful Pretender!

  17. Trixi O.
    Trixi O. says:

    Congrats to Karen on being May’s winner!! Thank you Carrie for another opportunity to win two fabulous books I’ve not read yet! Love both Laura and Melanie’s writing and these have been on my want-to-read list.
    I’m also a subscriber to your newsletter 🙂

  18. Debbie Clatterbuck
    Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    Both of these books are on my TBR list and would really like to win. Having a monthly giveaway is such a wonderful idea. Thanks for this giveaway and good luck everyone.

  19. KayM
    KayM says:

    I am a newsletter subscriber. I would be excited to win either of the books you are offering. Thank you!

  20. Barb
    Barb says:

    I just read A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson and really enjoyed it. I love winning books!

  21. Diane Blaser
    Diane Blaser says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these two fabulous books! I hope you have a fabulous summer Carrie.

  22. Winnie Thomas
    Winnie Thomas says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. I would love to win these two books. I haven’t read either of them and they look wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    I love both authors! Laura Frantz’ books were recently put on Audible. So excited about that! Hope I win the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity.

    But he way, I do not like contemporary fiction in most cases, but I loved your book Surrendered Hearts, which I read years ago before I became a fan. I also really enjoyed the Governess of Highland Hall, which is my preferred genre, historical fiction. Keep up the great writing!

  24. Joan Arning
    Joan Arning says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter. I have read Mistress of Tall Acre from library but would love my own copy! The other one looks great too!

  25. Adrienne
    Adrienne says:

    Wow, they both have beautiful covers and sound great! I subscribe to the newsletter and would be thrilled to win!

  26. Susie McQueen
    Susie McQueen says:

    Now that I am back from Scotland I am ready to dig into summer reading fun — and these books both look like fun! Have them on my Goodreads To-Read list!
    Your new book sounds like great fun, too, Carrie! Enjoy the research and let God fuel your imagination for the storyline! You will bless us once again for sure!

  27. Joye I
    Joye I says:

    I am always looking for new author to read. These books sound like the kind I really enjoy.

  28. Debbie Nitsche
    Debbie Nitsche says:

    My passion is reading and “escaping” the real world. I’d love to win either of these books! Thank you for the opportunity! God’s Blessings!

  29. Jackie Wisherd
    Jackie Wisherd says:

    Love the beautiful covers on the books. Would enjoy reading either of them. I love summers for the time I have to do a lot of reading.

  30. Amy Tyner
    Amy Tyner says:

    Thanks for the contest and I subscribe to your news letter. Your new release look awesome!

  31. Bethany Brewer
    Bethany Brewer says:

    I love the covers just read my first book of yours and I loved it! Can’t wait to read more thanks for the giveaway?

  32. Abby Breuklander
    Abby Breuklander says:

    I’m already a subscriber and have heard so many wonderful things about both of these books!! I can’t wait to read them for myself!!

  33. Mary B.
    Mary B. says:

    I have The Mistress of Tall Acre. I would like to read The Beautiful Pretender.
    I am excited about your next book. Sounds interesting.
    Thank you for chance to win.

  34. Celine
    Celine says:

    I’m already subscribed to your mailing list! The Beautiful Pretender is currently waiting for me at my library on the reserve shelf 🙂 I’m so excited to go pick it up! I’m currently reading A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

  35. Carol Kelley
    Carol Kelley says:

    Both are wonderful authors! Looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the give-away.

  36. Charlotte
    Charlotte says:

    Exciting giveaway!!!!
    I haven’t read either book!!!!!!
    Thanks, Carrie.

    Blessings and Smiles☺

  37. Joyce Reavis
    Joyce Reavis says:

    Already subscribe. Melanie Dickerson is a new author to me. Would love to win these two books. Thanks.

  38. Madelyn Yoder
    Madelyn Yoder says:

    I am a subscriber!
    I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters and appreciate the chance to win those books!

  39. Cynthia St. Germain
    Cynthia St. Germain says:

    I love these covers. Your books always look like to take the time that they reflect what the books are about. Thank you for being a wonderful author.

  40. Carolyn Deshaies
    Carolyn Deshaies says:

    I already get your newsletter. I love that you introduce us to new authors! Thank you!

  41. dianne casey
    dianne casey says:

    I would really enjoy reading both of these books. Always looking for new authors to try. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  42. Joan Kurth
    Joan Kurth says:

    I would like to read the book by Melanie Dickerson. She is a new author to me. I already subscribe to the newletter and thank you for the chance to win.

  43. Pam K.
    Pam K. says:

    I’ve been a subscriber for awhile. What wonderful books you are giving away. They are both ones I want to read. I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Patty
    Patty says:

    I’ve read Laura’s book, but not Melanie’s. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I am a subscriber.

  45. carylkane
    carylkane says:

    Carrie, both of these books would be wonderful! I already subscribe. Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

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