About Carole Lehr Johnson

Author Carole Lehr Johnson is a veteran travel consultant of more than 30 years and served as head of genealogy at her local library. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the president of her local ACFW chapter.

She has traveled across the world and prefers the rolling hills of England. Other than writing, she enjoys involvement with church ministries, photography, cooking, gardening, genealogy, travel, and a spot of tea.

 

About Carole Lehr Johnson

Author Carole Lehr Johnson is a veteran travel consultant of more than 30 years and served as head of genealogy at her local library. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the president of her local ACFW chapter.

She has traveled across the world and prefers the rolling hills of England. Other than writing, she enjoys involvement with church ministries, photography, cooking, gardening, genealogy, travel, and a spot of tea.

 

A true Anglophile, Carole loves all things British, thus her branding, Tea Time for the Heart, revolves around U.K.-based fiction for lovers of tea and scones, castles and cottages, and more. Her love of the U.K. has taken her across the pond many times to explore its gorgeous landscapes and architecture as she conducts research for her novels.

Carole has published numerous short stories in anthologies, travel articles, devotionals, and even won a local writing contest. Her debut novel, Permelia Cottage, released in May 2020.

She lives in Louisiana with her husband and two goofy cats, Lizzy (named after Elizabeth Bennett) and Sam. You can connect with her on social media or by email at carolelehrjohnson@att.net.

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

Proverbs 25:25

Carole’s Top Five Favorite Places in the U.K.

Slains Castle

Cruden Bay, Scotland

After reading Susanna Kearsley’s novel, The Winter Sea, I was hooked. I had to visit this castle, and to date, have been there three times! (These photos at Slains were taken in April 2019.)

Polperro

Cornwall, England

Another novel I love took place here – The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley. I chose to visit Polperro in May 2015 because of this lovely time travel story.

Bedale

North Yorkshire, England

Bedale was home to some of my ancestors going back to the 13th century. St. Gregory’s Church dates to that time. Such an amazing church and cemetery to stroll through, fascinating to think of my family worshiping there so long ago. I renamed Bedale to Neville, the fictional location of Permelia Cottage in my novel, and made the town into a smaller village. I visited Bedale in May 2013 and October 2017.

Ebbesbourne Wake

Wiltshire, England

Discovered this lovely, tiny village on a trip to England in 2013 with my friend and writing partner, Morgan Tarpley Smith. The Horseshoe Inn dates back about three centuries and has the most marvelous, award-winning food and service. The owner is quite entertaining and full of stories. We stayed in a 16th-century cottage that was the inspiration for my first novel, Permelia Cottage, which I picked up and moved to Neville (aka Bedale). The village of Ebbesbourne Wake (renamed Stanton Wake) is the location of my historical/time travel novel set to release in Spring 2021.

Dollar

Clackmannanshire, Scotland

The Tormaukin began as the 18th-century Drover’s Inn, one of the most well-known country inns of Scotland. I celebrated my 65th birthday there in 2019, and it was such a special memory to share with my dear friend and fellow author, Tammy Kirby. While there, we toured Castle Campbell, which dates from the early 15th century. It stands high overlooking steep ravines with a beautiful burn coursing through the forest, an inspiration for the upcoming Scottish time travel novella collection I co-wrote with Tammy, coming 2021.

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