June Giveaway

by | Jun 15, 2018 | Book Review, Giveaways, My Books, Uncategorized | 110 comments

Hi Friends, 

I hope you’re getting ready to enjoy a great summer! Do you have vacation plans? I did some traveling earlier this month, and now I need to settle in and finish writing my current work in progress, Finding Her Way Home. Researching and writing about British Home Children has been quite a heart-tugging journey, especially as I’ve grown to love my characters. I’m looking forward to sharing this new story with you next year.

Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy reading some new novels. Each month I’m hosting a special giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. My email newsletter goes out every other month with book news, giveaways, recipes, and encouraging articles. I hope you’ll subscribe at he box on the upper right, 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 July and announce the next giveaway here on my blog, so check back often!


June giveaway books:  I have two wonderful historical novels for you — A Rebel Heart by Beth White and Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson.

Here’s what I wrote about A Rebel Heart in my endorsement: “With great skill, Beth White combines intriguing history with inspiring romance, and then adds a good measure of mystery and suspense to her newest novel, A Rebel Heart. From the first page to the last, readers will be wrapped up in Selah’s quest to restore her family’s stately Mississippi home and charmed by the touching romance. Levi’s investigation to solve a series of robberies and find out who is behind the mysterious incidents that threaten Selah and her family will keep reader guessing and turning pages until the very end.”

“Intricate and lyrical, Catching the Wind tells interwining stories of lost souls and faithful hearts. Once again, Melanie Dobson pens a novel full of fascinating histroical details and characters as real as your best friends–and worst enemies. Engrossing, beautiful, and thoughtful, this is a novel to be savored.” — Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of When Tides Turn.

For more information about these books and authors, just click on the covers above. 

I have some fun news to share–Shine Like the Dawn won the HOLT Medallion Award last weekend for best Long Inspirational Novel! The HOLT Medallion is sponsored by the Virginia Romance Writers of America and judged by readers. If you haven’t read it yet, I hope you’ll purchase a copy and enjoy it this summer. Click on the cover for links to your favorite retailer.

Thank you for connecting with me and helping me spread the word about my books! I appreciate you!

Until Next Time, Happy Reading,



  1. Laura

    I get your newsletter, and I love new books! 🙂

    • roberta

      I receive your newsletter and enjoy your books!

  2. Karen Rumba

    Carrie, looking forward to your next book; it sounds very interesting! I am already a subscriber. Have a great summer!

  3. Julie B

    I already subscribe. Thank for the chance to win a copy of A Rebel Heart by Beth White and Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson.

  4. MJSH

    I am a subscriber but no need to enter me in the giveaway. I’ve already read Catching the Wind and am in the middle of A Rebel Heart. Such wonderful books!

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    Hi Carrie! I really loved your book Across the Blue. Thanks for the chance to win a book. I am a subscriber.
    I already have Beth’s book and I was enchanted. I have not read Melody ‘s work in a while, so I’d like to be put in the draw for that one. Thanks and blessings!

  6. Trisha Robertson

    Hi Carrie!
    No travel plans this summer, but that’s okay! We do have plans for enjoying some local venues. I’m looking forward to reading your new book!! It sounds like it’s going to be great! I’m a subscriber to your newsletter! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Leona Olson

    I am a subscriber. I had never heard of British Home Children so I briefly looked up the information.

  8. Julie Smith

    We’ve already done two trips this year, one to Phoenix and the other was a cruise. Time to enjoy the summer where we live on Cape Cod, now.

    Those books sound lovely. I am already subscribed to your newsletter.

    Thank you!

  9. Anne L. Rightler

    Hi, Carrie. I subscribe to your newsletter. Hard to believe summer is upon us! The years fly by so fast any more. We celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this summer and will be having the whole family (~20) together for a few days. YAY! I love having my family around. Other than that no real summer plans. Am teaching kindergartners in VBS next week so have been busy getting ready for that. Then will try to tackle my TBR pile. Would love to add either of the books you highlighted to that pile! Happy Summer to you and congratulations on the HOLT award–well deserved.

  10. Kimberly Paulus

    I have read several of your books and love being a subscriber to your newsletter. Thank you for being an author that honors our God!

  11. Bev A Knudsen

    I am a subscriber to your email. Your new book sounds very interesting and something I would definitely like to read.

  12. Beth Erin

    Congratulations on the award, Carrie! I enjoyed Shine Like the Dawn and Catching the Wind but haven’t been able to squeeze in a book by Beth White yet. I’d love to be entered in your giveaway and I’m a newsletter subscriber 🙂

  13. Abigail Ford

    I’m already subscribed to your newsletter. I love it and new books to read! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Vicky D

    I am a subscriber. These books look like great summer reads.

  15. Linda Romer

    I am a newsletter subscriber. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Misty

    I’m a subscriber. I enjoy your newsletter. Thank you!

  17. Lori Smanski

    I get your newsletter
    Congratulations on the award
    These books all look fascinating
    Have a great month

  18. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I am a subscriber and I can’t wait to read your book, Shine Like The Dawn, soon. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

  19. Bonnie

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. Enjoy finding out about the latest books!

  20. Megan L.

    I’m already a subscriber to your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Beth Gillihan

    I’m already a subscriber. Have a great summer!

  22. Nancy Griggs

    I am a subscriber. What great books for my TBR list!

  23. Suzanne Sellner

    As a current newsletter subscriber, I’m always eager to receive your newsletter and updates on your books. I am doing a lot of reading this summer and loving it!

  24. Linda Horin

    I am already a subscriber, but thank you for the chance to win some new summer reading! Congratulations on your award for Shine Like the Dawn. I just purchased that and am looking forward to reading it!

  25. Jane Mouttet

    I’m already a subscriber and love reading (and reviewing) books. Books I receive as review copies end up in my Christian School library. Thanks for providing good Christian books.

  26. Bonnie H

    I’m a subscriber, and these two books look wonderful! Thanks for sharing this preview of these books!

  27. Dianne Casey

    Love your books. I’m already a subscriber to your newsletter.

  28. Rebecca Tellez

    I’m already a subscriber. Can hardly wait for your new book!
    Thank you for a chance to win books of authors i have not read, but who sound like ones I would like to add to my shelf.
    Have a wonderful summer finishing bringing your characters to life.

  29. Dalyn

    I’m already a subscriber. Every book on this page looks delicious!! Oh I love summer time reading. Thank you for putting out such great novels. They’re beautiful and appreciated. I very much look forward to the next.

  30. Jennifer K

    I am a subscriber. Can’t wait for your next book. While I am waiting, would like to win one of these books. Nice giveaway!

  31. Perrianne Askew

    I’m a subscriber. Congrats in the Holt award! That’s so exciting. I can’t wait for your next book.

  32. Destiny Alex

    I’m already a subscriber, and I am so happy every single time you have a giveaway! I love all your books!

  33. Tina Rice

    Afternoon Carrie!
    I am a newsletter subscriber. Finding Her Way Home sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to read it.

    Thank for the chance to win a copy of Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson and A Rebel Heart by Beth White. Beth White is a new-to-me author.

    I will be traveling to Montreal, Canada with my eldest son and grandson to visit family and the sites at the end of July. I visited there for the first time with them a couple years ago and am excited about returning.
    Have a blessed summer, Carrie.

    Blessings, Tina

  34. Andrea Stephens

    Congratulations on your Holt award!
    I am a subscriber and do not have either of the books.
    Please enter me in the giveaway.

  35. Beth

    I already subscribe – I loved Catching the Wind and would love to own my own copy. And A Rebel Heart sounds so good! Thank you for the chance to win!

  36. Linda

    I am a subscriber and I love reading. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I do not have either of these books.

  37. Diane Bucci

    Would love to win some books for summer reading! I get your newsletter and was excited to read about your latest work “Finding her way home.” Can’t wait to read it. Almost done with Across the Blue which has been excellent!!

  38. Kailey Bechtel

    I’m already subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway!

  39. Judi Imperato

    Hi Carrie, I am already a subscriber. I would love to win these books. I am always looking for good books to read.
    Thank you for the chance to win them! Have a great summer.

  40. Erika Luther

    I get your newsletter. The books look really good !

  41. Danielle Hammelef

    I subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win summer reading fun!

  42. Lucy Reynolds

    Already subscribed. Thank you for the chance.

  43. Marion

    I am a subscriber. Your books are enjoyable.

  44. Joan

    I am looking forward to your on the British orphans. Receive your newsletter.

  45. Marilyn

    I love reading your books. Already a subscriber.

  46. Shoni

    I am already a subscriber. My family is heading to Denver for a weekend vacation to visit the Nature and Science Museum, which is featuring the “Dead Sea Scrolls” this summer, and the Wings Over the Rockies museum. I have two boys that love all things with an engine, so I am hopeful it will be a fun trip. Thanks for offering a give away!

  47. Connie Scruggs

    I’m already subscribed to your newsletter!
    Your work in progress sounds great. I love children, so I know I will be very interested in reading it.

  48. Jenny

    Hi Carrie, I already receive your newsletter.Thank you for writing, and for your giveaways!

  49. Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

    I’m already a subscriber! 🙂 And I’d LOVE to win! 😉 No vacation plans, but VERY busy this summer. But there’s ALWAYS time for reading!

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

  50. Vicki Wurgler

    I am an e-mail subscriber

  51. Winnie Thomas

    I’m already a subscriber, Carrie. What a fun giveaway! I’d love to win.

    Good luck on your WIP. It sounds fascinating, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

  52. Debora Wilder

    I’m a subscriber. Congratulations on your HOLT award!

  53. Adrienne Everitt

    I just finished reading A Rebel Heart–great book. And I already subscribe to your list, but I won last month, so you don’t have to enter me into this month’s drawing. 🙂

  54. MS Barb

    I already subscribe–thanks for an opportunity to win a book! 🙂

  55. Lila Diller

    Congrats on the award! Your covers are beautiful–can’t wait to see what the cover for the home children will look like! I’m already a subscriber, also.

  56. Maryann

    I am a newsletter subscriber Carrie. I would love to read A Rebel Heart. Catching the Wind was a great story I enjoyed reading.

  57. Melissa M.

    I’m a subscriber to the newsletter! Thank you for the fun giveaway.

  58. Pat Moore

    I already receive your newsletter. Congratulations on the Holt Medal. A Rebel Heart would be my pick. Thank you for the chance to win. Enjoy your books.

  59. Brenda Murphree

    I am a subscriber. Congratulations on the Holt Medal! Thanks for the giveaway! I love the books and would love to win.

  60. Doreen

    Hi Carrie…already a subscriber as you know. But I was so excited to see that Shine Like the Dawn won that award and also that Audible carries it 🙂 Will be my next audiobook, methinks.

  61. Marilyn

    Hi, Carrie. I’m looking forward to reading about the British Home Children, also looking into the orphan trains here in North America. We’ve not heard enough about that part of the past.

  62. Joan Kurth

    I have only read two of your books so far but will look for more. I also enjoy your posts on Facebook. I already get your newsletter. Thank you for the chance to win!

  63. Linda Rutherford

    I am a subscriber. I love your newsletters, but I love your books more. No big summer plans other than a Phelps family reunion at my uncle’s lake house in Alabama. Thank you for being an author who honors God. And thank you for the giveaway.

  64. Deanna S

    Already I think, but I resigned up just in case.. Love your books!

  65. Vivian Furbay

    I subscribe to your newsletter and have read a couple of your books from the library. i would love to win a copy of British Home Children. Spending my summer reading, quilting and enjoying the weather.

  66. Faith Creech

    I am already a subscriber. Would love to read these books, they look so good. Thank you so very much for the chance to win.

  67. Jessica

    I’m already subscribed! Intriguing books!

  68. Natalya Lakhno

    I am a subscriber!

  69. Cherie Gravette

    I subscribed to your newletter! Thank you for this chance!

  70. Karen Surprenant

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. I have no plans for the summer

  71. Michelle Corning

    I subscribe , these look like some great reads.

  72. Joye I

    Would love to add these books to my TBR stack for summer reading. They sound like the kind I enjoy reading.

  73. Chanel Monroe

    Hi, Carrie! Congrats on winning the award for your book. All three of the books you mentioned are great additions to my TBR. And although I probably won’t be traveling this summer, I’ll definitely be reading. I am a subscriber to your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  74. Pam Lunsford

    Hey! I am a happy subscriber already.

  75. Connie Hendryx

    I am a subscriber–thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Mallori

    I’m already a subscriber.

  77. Sabrina Templin

    I’m a subscriber! 😀

  78. Connie Saunders

    Hi Carrie, I am already a subscriber. Thanks for this giveaway and I am excited to learn about the progress of your new book.

  79. Arletta

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks for the post. I’m always on the look out for new books by my favourite authors.

  80. Susan

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. Love reading your books.

  81. Sherrie Johnson

    I love your books and Beth White is a long time friend(she taught piano to my grown daughters). I have subscribed to your newsletter and would love to be included in both drawings.

  82. Melissa Andres

    Hi Carrie! I get your newsletter. I absolutely loved Across the Blue. Its wonderful!!

  83. Nancy

    I get your newsletter, and congratulations on the award. Very good, God is blessing you! Stay true to Him, He alone is the only One who matters.

    Romans 10:9-13

  84. Debbie K

    I already subscribe.

  85. Leslie Waters

    I have subscribed and enjoy reading your newsletter.

  86. Rebekah M

    Hi Carrie! I’m so excited to read your new book! I’m already a subscriber and I love reading your emails! Thanks for doing the giveaway, it’s fun and extremely sweet of you! I hope you are having a great summer as well!!!

  87. Christina

    Hello Carrie! I love your books and always thoroughly enjoy reading them! I am already a subscriber.
    Happy Summer! 🙂

  88. Christina D

    Hi Carrie! I am already a subscriber and am super excited for this giveaway! Thank you!
    Happy Summer! 😀

  89. Nicole C

    I am a subscriber! Thanks for the opportunity!

  90. Cathy

    I subscribe under secondary email and also follow you on Facebook. I have both Shine Like the Dawn and Across The Blue in my bookcase – excellent reading! Thanks!

  91. Carol Alscheff

    I subscribe to your newsletter. I do enjoy getting new books!!!


    rstephen8103@sbcglobal.net I want to read all of these books, that would make this grandma a very happy one

  93. Ola Norman

    Both of these books look good. I subscribed.

  94. Cindy Adams

    I’m a subscriber, and I would love to read these books! ?

  95. Angie Carroll

    I already am a subscriber.

  96. Patty

    Both are books I have been looking forward to reading!

  97. Patti H

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  98. Phyllis

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. Please enter me in the drawings. Both books look like good reads.

  99. Connie Lee

    I subscribed to your newsletter today.

  100. Karen

    Congrats on your award! It’s well deserved! I already subscribe to your newsletter. I’ve read Catching the Wind, and it was so good! I can’t wait to read A Rebel Heart!

  101. Teresa

    I have subscribed. I have not read any of your books yet, but I do look forward to doing so soon.

  102. Brenda Murphree

    I have subscribed. Thanks for the giveaway.

  103. Maria Evers

    I just subscribed. I would love to win the books. Thank you for the opportunity!

  104. Annette G

    I subscribed and looking forward to reading your wonderful stories!

  105. Rebecca Tellez

    I would love to win these. Your reviews just make them sound so interesting.
    I already subscribe and love, love your books

  106. Emilee

    Hi! I subscribed! Thanks!

  107. Linda Finn

    I get your newsletter and love reading it and your books !
    Linda Marie

  108. Serena Lawson

    Please enter me! Just subscribed!

  109. Barry Collins

    Just signed up for your newsletter. So excited. I don’t know how I have missed you in the past. Please enter me into this contest.


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