Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saving The Marquise's Granddaughter by Carrie Fancett Pagels

I have read many of this author's writings and I would easily say this is probably my favorite!  It is an historical fiction novel of a beautiful woman of nobility whose Huguenot father is arrested and she must escape Versaille.

Johan Rousch, a Palatine peasant, brings her to safety.   This story of seeking refuge, hit a personal chord to me, as I was also a daughter of refugee parents from East Germany.  So these type of events are very close to my heart.  As they attempt to seek passage to the New World, again it duplicates my life but in a different century, of course.  However, as a result, I was totally able to relate to the fears, the emotions and the events of the book.

Ms. Fancett Pagels has a very descriptive way of writing that brings the reader to the feeling that they can totally visualize the setting and feelings that are transpiring in the story.  I really enjoyed the book and am sure you will also.  Being as this book was based upon genealogical research of the author's, I can totally relate as that is what I do professionally.

The book is set to release on June 3, 2016.  You can grab a copy right here!

About the author:
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., was a psychologist for twenty-five years before becoming a Christian historical romance writer. An award-winning and bestselling author, she's previously published short stories and novellas as well as nonfiction material. Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter was inspired by genealogical research. She lives in the historic triangle of Virginia with her husband of twenty-seven years and their teen son, with an adult daughter nearby.

45 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sonja! That is amazing that your own journey parallels that of my heroine's! So glad your family made it safely here! Blessings!

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful review, Sonja!! I'm looking forward to reading this beautiful story from Carrie- something quite different from her other works, one she has worked on for some time, also one that will be quite interesting, I'm sure!!

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    1. I hope you will enjoy the story, Bonnie! Thanks for coming by! Hugs!!!

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  3. Thanks for the beautiful review of Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter, Sonja! This book is very special to my heart as I read it soon after Carrie and I first met! I prayed over it and knew it was going to be published someday. Now to see it with this gorgeous cover really touches me. God is good and He does hear our prayers! Sometimes we have to simply wait for His perfect timing.

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    1. Sometimes we have to wait, and work, and wait, and work some more, Diana! Thanks for being there for me right from the beginning!!! You were truly sent by God!!! Hugs!!!

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  4. I love Carrie's books and am sure looking forward to reading this one.

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    1. Thanks, Ann! Isn't that interesting about Sonja's background?

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  5. Beautiful review Sonja!
    Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter's book cover is beautiful and the story is one that captured my heart. I love that it I loved it! Congratulations Carrie!
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thanks for all your help and ongoing support, Tina! I'm so glad you enjoyed the novel! Blessings!

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  6. Love your review Sonja. Good job. I love Carrie's books. She is a wonderful author.

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  7. Awesome review!I love Carrie's books and I know this will be another great one.

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    1. I hope you'll love this novel, Jackie! It really was an effort of the heart!

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  8. Great review, Sonja. Love reading Carrie's stories and this one sounds like it will be no exception. And what a gorgeous cover! Congratulations, Carrie, on another release! :)

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    1. Thanks, Angi! I'm so excited about this novel finally coming out! Can't wait to see the paperback when it arrives in July!

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  9. Sonja, I love this special and personalized review. Thank you for sharing. Saving the Marquise's Granddaughter is a great story and I know readers are going to enjoy it.

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    1. Isn't that cool, Kay, having that connection with East Germany? Thanks, Kay!

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  10. Great review! This is such a great book! Carrie is one of my favorite authors.

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    1. Thanks, Chappy Debbie! You are one of my favorite readers and you've been with me for a long time, God bless you!

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  11. Your review makes want yo read this story all the more. When you think about how your family members came to be here in this country it amazes me. Another great book by Carrie!!!!!
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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I think Sonja's story is fascinating!

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  12. Wonderful review, Sonja! This is a wonderful story not to be missed, I am looking forward to reading it again soon.

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    1. Thanks, Betti! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the wonderful review on OWG blog!

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  13. Great review!!! I am very much looking forward to reading this! I just love Carrie's books!! It is on my list to read this week!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sydney, and I hope you'll enjoy it! Looking forward to visiting on your blog soon!

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  14. Thank you for the review and the chance to win. Carrie is a wonderful author and has a special heart. God bless you.

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  15. Loved the story Carrie! I would love to own a paper back copy :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story, Deanna! Thanks for being a Pal!

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    1. Thanks for reading the story, Regina! Hugs!

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  17. Congrats on your new book, Carrie! It sounds charming! Great post.
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    1. Thanks, Susan! Maybe once you are out of school for the summer you'll have time to read it!

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  18. I love this review. I love reading Carrie's books!

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    1. Sonja did a great job! Thanks for reading and being a Pal, Joy!

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  19. I am second generation American-born on my mother's side ~ her mother came from Norway with her family when she was 16 and met and married my German grandfather. My mother married into an all Irish family. I am so proud of my three nationalities blending perfectly. Exciting that Carrie has written further about her family roots. Those that have come before have paved the way for us for such a time as this. So thankful that we have been rescued!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I did get a little shock, Kathleen, to discover I had German roots way back! It was very interesting to learn about the Rousch family history, too. PTL we are Americans now! Hugs!

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    2. <--( )--> hug back :D would like to research my family roots Kathleen

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  20. What a wonderful review. I loved this book....it's one of my favorites, if not THE favorite, of Carrie's stories.

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    1. Thanks so much, Teresa! I still smile when I think of you and my grandmother being Teresa Danner! Blessings!

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  21. Great review. I so loved this story.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I loved all that time I got to spend with Suzanne and Johan. Since there were my first big Christian fiction novel, I got to spend way more time with them than I normally am able to do so. Hugs!

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  22. I want to thank Nancy McLeroy for also trying to come by and comment on the blog! Sorry you weren't able, Nancy! But you're a real Pal!

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  23. Jenn Davis, thanks, too, for trying to leave a comment on Sonja's lovely review! Sorry that didn't work!

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  24. SONJA,I love your beautiful review of Carrie's story. I need a paperback for my keeper shelf. ;)

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