06 August 2017

Mackinac Island Kisses & Mackinaw City Lifesavers by Carrie Fancett Pagels


Store Manager and Hostess with the Mostest - Tamara Tomac at The Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Kisses & Mackinaw City Lifesavers
by Carrie Fancett Pagels

As my pastor, Rev. Larry Jones, said this morning to me -- having a book set on Mackinac Island, and being there, and doing signings -- how great is that? Yes, indeed, fellow author Larry fully understands how awesome that experience that was! Coming home to a bad RA flare didn't help transition me well back to reality, either!

Author Carrie Fancett Pagels with Grand Hotel Store Manager Mert Vartanian
I was made to feel so welcome at the book signing venues I visited -- The Island Bookstore (Manager Tamara Tomac and owner Mary Jane Barnwell were recently featured in Publishers Weekly!) on Mackinac Island (I signed on three separate occasions PTL!) and at their location in Mackinaw City (see my friend Pegg Thomas's picture below) and at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island (Mert Vartanian got me settled in with her staff, too! What a dream come true.
Author Pegg Thomas at The Island Bookstore in Mackinaw City
It was fun meeting up with family and with friends, like author Pegg Thomas who recently had a release in The Pony Express collection. Pegg is a member of Colonial Quills blog, also, and will have a novella in our 2018 release from Barbour -- the Backcountry Brides Romance collection from Barbour Publishing with nine colonial stories, including my "Shenandoah Hearts" too which I'm working on this month (prayers appreciated!)

My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring was the only on-location romance released this year, so how cool is that? (I could be wrong though!)
Carrie Fancett Pagels with readers book signing at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
When I asked what I should bring for swag to my book signings I was advised that "candy is always good!" I found that the ones who most like candy were often teenage boys on the island for Boy Scout activities at the Fort (or with their parents!) I met some super nice people at my book signings, like the lovely ladies above and below who I got to chat with!
The Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island - Guest and Author Carrie Fancett Pagels

I brought more candies than these pictured below, though! I have an upcoming book signing at the College of William and Mary Barnes and Noble book store in Williamsburg, Virginia on Saturday, September 2nd, from 1-3 PM. There will be kisses and lifesavers there, too!

Question: If you could choose, would you want Hershey's kisses, Lifesavers, or a copy of my new RT Book Reviews Top Pick for July -- My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring? And do you think Mackinac Island Kisses and Mackinaw City Lifesavers sound like great titles for a couple of books?

22 comments:

  1. Mackinac Kisses & Lifesavers for book titles? Definitely! But my pick would be the book! I read an ARC of it and the story was so engaging! Thanks for promoting on location, Carrie...it was super fun to follow your travels!
    Trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Teri! Thanks! I wish I was still at the Straits of Mackinac -- love it there! And what a compliment that you'd like a paperback copy, Teri, having read the ARC! Hugs!

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  2. I think both titles are wonderful. I can only imagine the story behind a lifesaver and an island! I suppose for me dark chocolate kisses are the best - especially if they have an almond in them.....lol
    I am so very glad you had such a special time on your trip, Carrie :) Praying your RA flare will soon be over ((hugs))

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    1. Hi Betti! Dark chocolate is so good! Thanks for those prayers -- feeling a lot better!

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  3. Chocolate and books!! And I love those titles!

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    1. That's a great mix, Kathy, right? Chocolate and books go together great!

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  4. Mackinac Island Kisses and Mackinaw City Lifesaves sounds like awesome titles for future books. I also agree that Tamara is the hostess with the mostest. She has helped me numerous times in choosing which book to purchase and I've enjoyed each one. She is awesome.

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    1. Hi Sherry! Isn't Tamara the sweetest? Maybe a YA title for the future??

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  5. Have to agree Carrie,Mackinac Island Kisses and Lifesavers is a great title. Thank you for sharing your trip with us,Hope you're feeling better! As for your question,I would choose My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island(with a side of chocolate) ;)

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    1. Hi sweet Lynne! You're such a great prayer warrior! LOL shipping chocolate together with a book probably wouldn't be a great idea -- maybe if you supplied your own chocolate on your end!

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  6. Yes, Mackinac Island Kisses and Lifesavers would be wonderful titles for future books. I would the book, My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island.
    Glad you had a month long of fun on Mackinac Island, but sorry your RA flared up on returning home.
    marilynridgway78 [at] gmail[dot} com

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by! I'm honored that Maude's story is coming out on top over chocolate (or in some cases -- along with it lol!) Blessings!

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  7. Those would be great titles! As for the question, I'll takes the kiss. I already read the book! EVERYONE should read the book. It's a really, really good read.

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    1. Hi Karen! Thanks so much for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed Maude's story!

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  8. I love the title! Candy and books.... A great duo! Hope you have a great day Carrie. It is a great day for me as today is my birthday!

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    1. Hope your birthday was wonderful Melanie! Thanks for coming by!

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  9. I would chose anything chocolate! The titles would work great for books! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Shelia! Chocolate is a good thing! Maybe I'll write those books!

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  10. I love all the places you took Maude to. I hope I get these places right. One was in a sweet shop and one was at a diner. It was so cute everyone holding your book. I would love to win either the book or chocolate but the book would be wonderful to read. what great titles for the new books. I pray for your AR to get better. mommystuck1(at)optonline(dot)net

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    1. HI Tammy! I had a lot of fun taking Maude all around places in the Straits of Mackinac and beyond! Thanks for coming on the journey with us!

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  11. Mackinac Island Kisses and Mackinaw City Lifesavers would be fun titles for books Carrie!
    To answer your question: Since I have your book...which I loved... guess it would be candy, ;-) However, I am not much on chocolate but I do like white chocolate with nuts, so combine those two and I am happy.

    I really enjoyed seeing all the places you and Maude traveled around to and the fun you had. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Sorry the RA flared up on your return home, prayers for you, Carrie, always.

    Blessings, Tina

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    1. P.S. I think Jack would fit nicely in those two stories, Mackinac Island Kisses and Mackinaw City Lifesavers.
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      blessings, Tina

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