Do you like to read? Especially Christian fiction? YES? Well, then have I got a deal for you! :o)
How would you like to lay claim to not one, not ten, but TWENTY-THREE Christian fiction titles in one fell swoop???? Sound good? Okay then, get ready, we're going on a....
Welcome to the first ever Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Make the loop to discover 23 new or upcoming novels, and write down the clue at each stop. When you know what the clues say, fill out the Rafflecopter form by June 4, 2012 (midnight EST) at www.LisaBergren.com, and you could be in the running for the grand prize of 23 new, autographed books (if you live in the USA; unsigned if international). Note: if you're the winner, you must email the complete statement within 24 hours of notification in order to claim the Grand Prize...so don't miss a stop! Be ready with your answer if you're the lucky winner! No need to email it unless you receive the good word on June 5, 2012.
Want to join in? Just give Lisa's link above a click, and go on your way!
GOOD LUCK! (You can save the bottom half of my post until AFTER you've been to Lisa's website, which is the starting point.
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As a part of this scavenger hunt, I am STOP TEN. I have the privilege of hosting MAUREEN LANG.
Maureen Lang writes stories inspired by a love of history and romance. An avid reader herself, she’s figured out a way to write the stories she feels like reading. Maureen’s Inspirationals have earned various writing distinctions as a finalist for the Rita, Christy and Carol Awards. In addition to investigating various eras in history (such as Victorian England, First World War, and America’s Gilded Age) Maureen loves taking research trips to get a feel for the settings of her novels. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, children, and Labrador retriever.
A Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Maureen:
I’ve always loved letters and have featured this sort of writing style in several of my books. So I’m eager to take this opportunity to write an imaginary letter from one of my characters to another! This letter will come from the heroine in Bees In The Butterfly Garden and is written to the person she despises most throughout her lonely childhood at boarding school . . . until, of course, they grow up and fall in love. I’m imagining her writing this letter even before their story begins, when Meg was still a lady-in-the-making (in other words, a teen living in America’s Victorian times, better known here as the Gilded Age).
Dear Ian Maguire,
I imagine the dear tutors of my school would be aghast not only by the incorrect and disrespectful salutation of this letter, but that this letter should exist at all. Let me assure you whatever censure I might incur should they learn of this indiscretion will pale in comparison to what they would do should they have access to its content.
Because here, on this very page meant for you, Ian Maguire, I intend to describe the extent of my loathing for you. You arrived here today with my father—yes, my father, not yours—as if you were the son he always wanted. You sat beside him today, a perfect mirror of his awkwardness. He’s taught you that, all right: how to look foolish with a teacup in hand. May I say in that you excel?
He’s dressed you in fine clothing and covered your gangly form so that one would hope to see a gentleman in the making, but I see the truth. I see a boy who stole my father’s affection, who took the place God Himself meant for me to have. Not you!
You are the most unworthy of the unworthies. An imposter, a thief who stole my rightful place.
And for that I’ll hate you until the day I die, Ian Maguire.
Yours most sincerely,
Post Script: I know neither my tutelage nor my conscience will allow me to send this letter, but revealing my true feelings here in the secrecy of my room allows me to tuck them away, leaving my reputation safe. I’ll not let you get the best of me, Ian Maguire, or cause me to suffer punishment for not keeping these unladylike sentiments to myself.
You can pick up a copy of Maureen’s book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBook, or your local bookstore.
The Scavenger Hunt Skinny
Now mosey along, Hunters, to author Angela Hunt's website to pick up your next clue.
But before you go, write down this clue: NEVERAND to sweeten the pot (as if this pot needs sweetening
God bless you muchly as you journey with Him! ~Kim