Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels and a Giveaway!


Abducted against his will, Matthew Scott is conscripted into the Confederate army because of his Copperhead senator father's political leanings. Injured at Marvern Hill, Matthew is taken by the Union army to Shirley Plantation in Virginia where he is tended by seamstress Angelina Rose, a freed slave.

Given an opportunity to leave the South and start a new life for herself, Angelina remained for the sake of her sister's orphaned twins who are still enslaved.  Will Matthew's return to Shirley Plantation settle a mystery concerning his father's past?  And will Matthew find the family he longs for?

My  Thoughts

This was a charming Civil War romance in novella length. Carrie Fancett Pagels apparently did some extensive research to get the details of this time period and setting.  The story is set at Shirley Plantation in Virginia.

The Story has some unexpected surprises making for a most fascinating tale.  This is a clean Christian romance and I highly recommend it.  It gives you a real taste of life during The Civil War time.  This was a truly enjoyable read!

You can grab your copy at this link.

The Author: Carrie Fancett Pagels.
Carrie has offered your choice of ebook or paperback copy of this sweet romance to a randomly chosen person who comments on this blog.  Blog open to US locations only.  If you let me know that you follow my blog, you get an extra opportunity to win.  Contest ends March 25th.


  1. Thanks so much Sonja! I appreciate the review! I was so blessed that Julian Charity, the Historian at Shirley Plantation spent so much time with me! He was a godsend! And my critique partner, Kathy Maher, was amazing. I was surrounded by some amazing folks to get this book about obedience to Christ out!

  2. Thank you for the chance. Enjoyed reading your post.

  3. Love her books. Would love to win a paperback copy. Thanks.

  4. I really love reading about the Civil War Era and plantations. Would really enjoy reading this book.

  5. Would love to read this. Would prefer a paperback. Thank you.

  6. I love reading historicals and the civil war is one of my favorite periods to read about. I would enjoy reading a paperback copy.
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  7. Lovely review! I would love to win a PB coy :)
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  8. This book is on my wish list! I love historical Christian fiction. One of my favorite eras is the the Civil War and I enjoy reading about southern plantations....throw in romance and twists of mystery and I'm all in. Also, the cover is stunning! I would be thrilled to win a paperback copy. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!


    1. Oops! I forgot to tell you that I follow your blog. Thank you