Courier of Caswell Hall Giveaway

 In Novel Giveaway, The Courier of Caswell Hall

The Courier of Caswell Hall releases this month! I thoroughly enjoyed writing this story about a young Loyalist woman who becomes a courier and spy during the Revolutionary War. 

To celebrate the release of this novel, I will be giving away a copy of The Courier of Caswell Hall to ten readers on October 7th. If you’d like to put your name in for this drawing, please leave a comment with your email address below (or you can comment and email your address to comments(a)

Here is a little more information about the story:

An unlikely spy discovers freedom and love in the midst of the American Revolution.

As the British and Continental armies wage war in 1781, the daughter of a wealthy Virginia plantation owner feels conflict raging in her own heart. Lydia Caswell comes from a family of staunch Loyalists, but she cares only about peace. Her friend Sarah Hammond, however, longs to join the fight. Both women’s families have already been divided by a costly war that sets father against son and neighbor against neighbor; a war that makes it impossible to guess who can be trusted.

One snowy night Lydia discovers a wounded man on the riverbank near Caswell Hall, and her decision to save him will change her life. Nathan introduces her to a secret network of spies, couriers, disguises, and coded messages—a network that may be the Patriots’ only hope for winning the war. When British officers take over Caswell Hall and wreak havoc on neighboring plantations, Lydia will have to choose between loyalty and freedom; between her family’s protection and her own heart’s desires.As both armies gather near Williamsburg for a pivotal battle, both Lydia and Sarah must decide how high a price they are willing to pay to help the men they love.


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  • Tracy gregor

    Melanie! I would love o red this book!

  • Brent and Amy Wilson

    I always love your books! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    You are my favorite author!!!!!! Cant wait to read this!!!!
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  • Mrs Tina

    This sounds great! I would love to win a copy of your book….it is
    the kind of story I love to read.
    Blessings, Tina Rice

  • MelyCS

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    I would love to read this, much anticipated book.

  • Anonymous

    My sister, Melody Pautzke, recommends you!

  • Cherie Hamby Kasper

    I have had the privilege of reading one of your books, loved it as I know I would this one.
    Cherie Kasper

  • Mary Giaritelli

    Sounds like a read, bet you had fun with the research on this one. I love the cover too!

  • Diane

    Would love to win a copy of your book. So enjoy reading all of them. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Diane

    Would love to win one of your books. Enjoy reading them all. Blessings <3

  • Shonda

    This books looks awesome!! I would love to read it.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds great.

  • Donna Cooper

    I love to read historical romances. This really sounds great. Can’t wait to read this one.

  • mysteryhistorymom

    Colonial WIlliamsburg is one of my favorite places! I always dreamed of attending William and Mary… I’d love to read this! Lori

  • Theresa N.

    I Love reading about the American Revolution.
    Theresa N

  • Austin Baroudi

    I’d love to read this! Thanks for the chance!

  • Sheila H

    Having a granddaughter named Lydia I am sure to enjoy this story. Well done on all of yor work.

  • Diana Gardner

    Would love to win a copy of your book!

  • Sheryl Barnes

    Melanie –
    I haven’t read your books, but I am very interested in previewing your book as a possible selection for our book club.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Sheryl Barnes

  • Heidi Grange

    Sounds like a fabulous read!

  • cubbysmom

    Would Love to win…! Sounds great,

  • shelly

    I love the cover of this book! Can’t wait to read it.
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  • Di

    Fabulous! There aren’t nearly enough romances written about this period of our countries history – it’s a period I’ve always been fascinated by.

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  • StillyBee

    Would love to read that book!

  • Judy

    Oh..does this book sound good! A little bit of suspense and danger! This is going on my wish list! Looking forward to a good read!

    Judy B

  • StillyBee

    Oooops forgot my email addy…

  • Susan Heim

    I love historical fiction, and your new book sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy!
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  • Diana montgomery

    I would love to read this! Wonder which she chooses.

  • Brenda Hurley

    Sept 12th,
    Hello Melanie.
    The story-line of “The Courier of Caswell Hall” sounds wonderful, and I would love the chance to win a free copy of this book.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley

  • Melody

    Sounds like love and suspense BOTH! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

  • Anonymous

    I would love a copy of the Courier of Caswell Hall.

    God Bless,

  • Anonymous

    YES I would love to win a copy.

    Thank you,


  • scottsgal

    Sounds like a book I’d completely enjoy!

    thanks for the chance! Cheryl

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win a copy of your new book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Katie J.

  • Kristie Truett

    This sounds like a great read Melanie. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Megan Parsons

    I would love to read this book! Thanks! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

  • Loraine Ertelt

    I have this on my TBR list. Would love to win a copy of it as I descend from United Empire Loyalists who emigrated to Canada after the War when they lost all their property here in the US. One was even hung for treason. Very few fiction books cover the Loyalist point of view.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to read this book. Thanks for the drawing!
    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  • Karen B

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  • Karen B

    Sounds terrific!

  • Jasmine A.

    44 Oh, wow! I really want to read this book now! It would be lovely to win but I will be looking for it in my Library system in any case.

    It was Revolutionary War stories for girls that got me reading historical fiction when I was about 10, that and Janette Oke.

    Jasmine A.

  • Jaguar Hero!

    Ooh! Sounds exciting. I would definitely like to enter this giveaway.

    My email: 🙂

    -Jaime H.

  • Emily Rachelle

    I’ve just been getting into historical fiction lately. This sounds great!

    emilyrachellewrites @ gmail . com

  • pol

    Oh my I would say you have quite a list of fans…will be hard to win this book.
    thanks for sharing-story looks great

    Paula O(

  • Anonymous

    I love the cover and would love to win it!!!

    Marie Ferland

  • rubynreba

    I enjoy historical fiction very much. Please enter me. Thanks!

  • Amy C

    Yay! I have watching for this release. Revolutionary War Era has become my favorite of historical fiction.
    Thank you!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  • Mary

    Would love to win.

  • Patsy

    I really enjoy reading books written about the 1700 and 1800s.

  • Elyssa

    Sounds like a really good book! The Revolutionary War is such a great time period… I always love reading about it! Thanks for the chance to win. =)


  • Erin

    This book sounds very interesting! I would love to be entered in the contest – thanks!

  • Beth

    Love books set in this time period! Thank you for the chance to win!


  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for a chance to win! Beth Gillihan

  • Kara

    Sounds so good, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Anonymous

    would love to receive this book. (

  • Teresa Young

    Lydia sounds very brave; I’d love to read her story.
    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

  • Deb

    I would love to read this.


  • Marianne Barkman

    Melanie, you are a blessing to us! I would be honored to read your book and to help promote it.

  • Talex

    I love to read historical romances and would be happy to read this one. Thanks, Melanie.

  • Melanie

    Pretty cover! Would love to win a copy of this book. 🙂

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Florence Mims

    I love Williamsburg! Count me in!

  • Wendy Marple

    I would love to read this book.

  • fdigsby

    I would to read this.

  • Emma

    Please enter me in contest for The Courier of Caswell Hall.The Courier of Caswell Hall sounds wonderful.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I email you my email address.

  • Gailya Keller

    I would love this! As a VA resident, this is from an area I love! Thanks for this chance!

  • ginam

    Love your books and would love to win this one.

  • AprilR

    Me please…love this era and your stories…
    Thanks for sharing.
    tarenn98 at yahoo dot com

  • Robin Kirkpatrick

    Romance in Williamsburg during revolutionary time. I can hardly wait to read it! ~Robin Kirkpatrick

  • Nancy

    Love the sounds of this one, thanks.

  • Nancy Luebke

    You are a new author to me and I love historicals like this. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  • Nancy Luebke

    forgot my email

  • Denise

    Dearly love the revolutionary time period and historical novels!

  • Anne Payne

    I love spy stories! Can’t wait to read this one.


  • Nancy B

    I’ve been anticipating a new release from you! I always enjoy your books. Thank you. nanceb[@]embarqmail[dot]com

  • Brittany

    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!


  • Anonymous

    It sounds so exciting! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Library Lady

    I would love to win a copy to give to my church library.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Janet E.

  • Lynda E.

    This story sounds fantastic–please enter me and thanks for the giveaway! danandlyndaedwards[at]msn[dot]com.


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    I love your books and would to read this one..

  • Maureen Timerman

    I would love to read this and post on my blog Maureen’s Musings.


  • Mel

    Spies…oh yes! Would love to read this. Mel

  • Susan Johnson

    This sounds like a book that I would really like. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Anonymous

    looking forward to a great read.

  • Susieq

    Sounds like a great book! Would love to win this book for my daughter who loves historical romance! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Connie R.

    I’d love to read your book!


  • Karen Lange

    Congratulations! The book looks wonderful. 🙂

    Thanks so much for doing this!

  • Jennifer

    Looks interesting would love to read jking23(at)kent(dot)edu

  • Judy

    Thanks for all the background info on your newest novel. Historical Christian fiction reminds me that God works throughout history, touching the lives of so many. I’d love to read your book.

  • Kat

    This sounds like a wonderful story. I love reading about the Revolutionary War. Please count me in for the give away.
    Kaw5931 @ aol dot com

  • Amy Putney

    Sounds like a great book! I love books set during the Revolutionary War! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Tonja Saylor

    I would love to win a copy of The Courier of Caswell Hall

    Tonja S.

  • Ladette Kerr

    Sounds like a great book– love historical fiction!


  • Amanda

    Sounds like a good one! Thanks for the chance to win it!


  • Anonymous

    Looks like a great book. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Sarah

    Oh I’d love too! It sounds great! Sarah Keimig

    Sarahbearbenson at gmail dot com

  • Mary @SweepingMe

    I adore Historical Romances! I would love to read it!

    Thanks so much for the chance!

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  • Torri

    Yay!! Another Melanie book. . . we love them!! 🙂

  • lisa mcfarland;

    would love a copy of this book

  • Veronica Sternberg

    I love spy stories, especially historical ones! I’d love to win! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Peggy Shelton

    Cool, I would love a book from you. Winter is coming and it’s a great time to get caught up with all the book readings. 🙂

    I love books.
    Peggy Shelton

  • Megan

    Ooh! Sounds intriguing!

    megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

  • Robin

    I would love to read this book. THanks for the chance to win it
    Robin rbndbld at yahoo dot com

  • Norma S

    Melaine, Please enter me in for a chance to win this book. It sounds like a great book, i sure hoe i win.God bless you.
    Norma n38stanforth(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Jackie McNutt

    I really enjoy reading about the courage that people of that period had to go through. It never fails to amaze me and I wonder if I could have faced some of the choices they had to make. Definitely will read.

  • Nichole Patrick

    This girls loves a good story!


  • Julianna Rowe

    Melanie, I would be thrilled to win! I cannot wait to read The Courier of Caswell Hall..Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  • sesquius

    The cover art has me intrigued, followed by the synopsis of the story. Plus, I’ve never read this author. Excited to see how she tells a tale. 🙂

  • Anne Rightler

    Thank you for sharing your book. Would love to have a copy.

  • Becky

    Pick me! Pick me! o/ (she says as she jumps up and down in her seat like a school girl) I would love to read this book

  • Cindy W.

    I love the cover of The Courier of Caswell Hall and would LOVE to win a copy! Thank you for the opportunity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  • Anonymous

    Jan Boyer says: xcited to read this book!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Suzanne Timberlake says: please enter my name. I would love to win your book!

  • eliza elliott

    Would love to win – such a fan!

  • CentralEast2

    This would be a great book to read. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    Marguerite B
    I have been dreaming of visiting all the Virginia Plantations for some time. Your book would be wonderful for me. Thanks

  • Pam K.

    I love reading well researched historical fiction. This book sounds like another excellent one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of The Courier of Caswell Hall.


  • Minabucket

    This sounds like it would be a good one to read.

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  • Bethany

    I’d love to read this!

    Bethany Baldwin

  • Joelle Strandquist

    This sounds like a great read. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • tammy

    Would LOVE to win this!!

  • Jewel

    This book sounds so exciting…Thank-you for the opportunity to win a copy.

  • Wanda B

    I would love to read your new book! I discovered you as a new to me author with your book At Trails End and I thought it was amazing. You really know how to weave together a story. Please add me to the drawing. 🙂

    Wanda Barefoot

  • onorman

    I don’t think I’ve read any of your books but this one sounds like a winner.

  • khcrissey2011

    A must read!!!!

  • Pam Hoover

    Yours are the books I love. The history, Christian and romance. I’d love to read this book. I’d love to win one. Please!

  • Marilyn Vandivier

    I love to read historical novels. I would love to win your book. It sounds like it would be an interesting book to read. Thank you for your giveaway.

  • Vicky

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Anonymous

    Cannot wait to read the new book!
    Sharon Loos

  • Anonymous

    Oops…forgot my email
    Sharon Loos

  • Susan P

    Ooh, this sounds great! I love the spy stories, especially set in that era.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  • Mystica

    I’d like to be counted in. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Anonymous

    Hello Melanie. This book sounds like it would really keep your attention. I’m not sure I would ever be brave enough to do this, but would love to read about it. Thanks for the give–away for a chance to be one of the 10 lucky winners of your book. Please put my name in the drawing. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  • squiresj

    Hello Melanie. I love your books as you know. If I win, a review comes with it. God Bless.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

  • bn100

    Happy release! Please enter me.

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  • Nancy Mc

    This book sounds so good! I can not wait to read it. My daughter and I will both want to read it and have a tough time deciding who gets it first! This is her favorite time period to read about!
    Nancycooks4u (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Virginia C

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  • Anonymous

    I haven’t read any of your books but this sounds like a good read. And wouldn’t this be a great way to start reading your books?!

  • Kim F

    I love it when history comes to life through a great story – this one sounds like a winner!

    babykf629 at gmail dot com

  • Kathy Jacob

    This book sounds great! I love how stories like these bring history to life! I would love to win this!

    kathae at jacobfam dot net

  • karenk

    thanks for the chance to your latest novel, Melanie

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  • Merry

    Compassion, spies, mystery, romance… oh, this sounds wonderful. Please add me, Melanie. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    I would love to read your book!!!!!

  • Pam Fresno

    Love historical fiction and this one looks fabulous!

  • librarypat

    This is a topic and time period that doesn’t have enough written about it. This should be an interesting and enjoyable book. Best wishes for a successful release.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  • Anonymous

    This sounds like such a fun story!
    Looking forward to reading it 🙂


  • Anne Gooch

    Melanie you are one of my favorite authors and I know this is going to be another great book!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy 🙂

    Anne Gooch

  • sherri woodbridge

    Melanie- congrats on the new book and – thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  • Andrea

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Beauty From Ashes

    Congrats on what looks to be an amazing read. I so look forward to escaping into the world of Lydia Caswell. – Alyssa

  • Virginia C

    I am a Virginia native, and I am very proud of my state–there’s no place like it on Earth! Williamsburg is a world unto itself–fascinating and fabulous! Your book sounds terrific : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  • trichie

    Would love to read it!

  • Jade83

    Love your books and can’t wait to read this one!

  • Sharon Richmond Bryant

    Enter me this book looks soo thrilling and I can’t wait to read it!!
    Sharon Richmond Bryant

  • windycindy

    I adore a strong woman leading
    character…Plus your writing is fabulous!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  • Mary Preston

    This sounds like such a fascinating story. Yes please!!


  • Edwina

    Always love your books and I’m sure this one is just as awesome. Put my name in the drawing please!


  • by Pegg Thomas

    I would absolutely love to win a hard copy! Thanks for the chance. 🙂
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  • Stephanie

    I recently read Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa and really enjoyed it. I passed it on to a lady at church, who also enjoyed it. I have added more of you books to my “wish list”!

    Stephanie C.

  • Boos Mum

    Please enter me. I would so enjoy reading this. The cover looks great. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  • Patty

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    This must have been a difficult period in American History. Looking back we might not understand many colonist loyalty to Britain, but if you were living in that time I’m sure it was very understandable!


  • KayM

    Melanie, I haven’t read any of your books, yet. I love historical fiction, especially books set in the Revolutionary War period. Thank you for offering the opportunity to win a copy of The Courier of Caswell Hall. It sounds like a book that I’d really enjoy.

  • Martha A.

    We are studying early explorers and settlers of America in school this year! This book sounds like it will go perfectly with where we will be later this school year! I love your writing too! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  • Melody

    Sounds like an adventure…a female spy that finds love!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

  • Brittany

    I love historical fiction and this sounds so good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Brittany McEuen

  • Barbara Thompson

    Book sounds fantastic and I love historical books. Thank you for sharing and please enter my name in this giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson

  • Lady DragonKeeper

    The Revolutionary War was one of my favorite time periods to learn about as a girl (which may or may not be because of an American Girl character named Felicity …) Thanks for the chance to win –this book sounds wonderful!


  • Katie McCurdy

    The cover is GORGEOUS!! I’d love to win a copy. Thanks!!


  • Amanda Stephan

    Spies have always intrigued me, so I’m hooked. I need to read this book!

    Congratulations on your release ~ what an exciting time for you! By the way, that is a *fabulous* cover. Love it. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy, and I wish you success on your writing journey!

    amandaloves2write at gmail dot com

  • JackieW

    I would enjoy reading this book. Love your name…that’s why I gave it to my daughter.

  • JOYE

    I’m always on the lookout for new authors to read. I think I’ve found one. Your book sounds like one I would enjoy.
    JWIsley at aol dot com

  • Sara Johns

    I would love to read this book! Sounds very intriguing!

  • Betty Brown

    Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Anonymous

    Would like to read your books!

  • pixiepat83

    It’s the right era I love and the right author. Keep writing!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like an interesting story. 🙂

    Pen M

  • Rose Marie Kelley

    I would love to win a copy of The Courier of Caswell Hall. Historical novels are my favorite!

    Rose Marie Kelley

  • Lindsey

    This sounds SO good, thank you for the giveaway!

    ladyufshalott at

  • bonton

    Haven’t read any of your books, & would love to read/win this one!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  • Janice Hougland

    Romantic suspense has long been my fave genre for feeding my reading habit. And yet, most of these are usually contemporary. I love to happen upon an historical romantic suspense to read! And that this one is about our very own American history makes it even better. I’ve got my fingers crossed I can win one of your copies. But, just in case, I’ve put it on my wish list on Amazon!

  • Anonymous

    This book sounds great.

  • Cozycomfycouch


  • Anonymous

    Hello Melanie. Glad to see you have another book. Love the cover. She is a crazy girl(or a crazy one.) LOL I can’t imagine being one to do that. I’d probably say something wrong and get caught. Hope she doesn’t wind up being hated by both sides. It is good for her to help a wounded man tho he is from the other side in the war. I wish you all the success, which I’m sure you will have. I would love to be one of the 10 winners.
    Thanks for the give-away. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  • Janie Freeman

    I am a fan of yours, love all your books,I would love to win this one!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a great book. I would love to read it!

  • Melanie Dobson

    I’m so pleased to announce the winners of the Courier giveaway. The names are:

    Tracy G
    Megan P
    Jamie H
    Sarah K
    Lisa M
    Sharon L
    Virginia C
    Melody (mission wife)
    Janice H

  • Virginia C

    Thank you, Melanie! I look forward to a terrific read : )

  • Aunt Kathy

    As always I can’t wait to read it!!

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