Welcome to the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! The hunt begins Thursday, October 25, at 12:00 Noon MDT and will end at midnight on Sunday, October 28. There are 31 stops in this scavenger hunt, which means you have the chance to win the latest releases from all 31 authors who are participating. Here’s how it works:
Collect the clues which will be in red on each post, beginning at Stop #1. Be ready to provide the completed clue quote, gathered from all 31 stops, within 24 hours of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. At the end of the hunt, go to Stop #32 and complete the Rafflecopter form. No need to email/submit it, unless you are notified on 10/29/12.
Take your time. Being first to collect all the clues does not increase your chances of winning the grand prize (or any other prize). Read the posts. Enter the bonus contests. You have until the 28th to visit all 32 sites.
Grand Prize: A new Kindle Fire, plus 31 new novels! NOTE: Please comment at every stop that allows for comments to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
2nd & 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, CBD or BookDepository.com gift certificate
(Contest is open to international entrants. If the winner lives outside the United States, they shall win the equivalent in gift certificate funds to the prize in US dollars.)
Okay, here we go! Have fun!
Liz Curtis Higgs
As a part of this scavenger hunt, I’m hosting Liz Curtis Higgs. A former radio personality, Liz segued into public speaking, then nonfiction
writing, then children’s books, before taking a brave leap of faith into
Her Scottish historical novels have won the hearts of readers and
reviewers alike. Whence Came a Prince received a Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. Here Burns My Candle won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and Mine Is the Night was a New York Times bestseller. Her latest release is A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella.
How can Margaret Campbell bind the wounds that have torn apart her family? And how will Gordon Shaw make amends, when the consequences of his past mistakes cannot be erased? Liz Curtis Higgs brings Victorian Scotland to life in her first holiday novella, spinning a touching Christmas story as warm as a woolen scarf on a cold winter’s eve. Come home for the holidays with Meg and Gordon, as they discover why forgiveness is the best gift of all.
A Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Liz:
In Chapter Three of A Wreath of Snow, we’re briefly introduced to a former suitor of our Victorian heroine, Miss Margaret Campbell—Meg to her circle of friends. Here is a wee taste of the story from page twenty-nine:
Inside the chest of drawers in her bedroom on Albert Place was a scarf she’d knitted years ago for a promising fellow named Peter Forsyth. After they’d walked out together several Sundays in a row, she’d made the handsome blue scarf for him, convinced they would be engaged by Martinmas. Later that autumn, when Mr. Forsyth stopped calling, the woolen scarf was hidden away, along with her disappointment.
Who is this mysterious Mr. Forsyth? You alone are about to find out!
Peter Forsyth is fair-haired like our Meg, with eyes the very color of the scarf she knit for him, a heathery blue. He is the sort of man who smiles but never laughs; nods, but seldom affirms. Though he carries himself as if he were wearing a suit of armor, with his chest thrust out and his arms held stiffly by his side, he is pleasant to look upon, and quite intelligent, else Meg would have soon lost interest.
When Mr. Forsyth first presented himself at the Campbells’ door, Meg thought him merely shy, and rose to the challenge. Any teacher worthy of her calling should be capable of drawing out a quiet pupil, she told herself. At the time Mr. Forsyth was a colleague of her father’s at the Royal Bank, so she knew him to be trustworthy. He was also well mannered and well spoken, arrived promptly at three for their Sunday afternoon strolls round King’s Park, and always brought a bouquet of posies for her mother, a sure sign of his affection.
But as September turned to October, the weather grew cooler, and so did Mr. Forsyth. His gaze seldom met hers, and his thoughts seemed elsewhere engaged. Holding up her end of the conversation became more difficult with each passing visit, until on their last outing they walked in silence, while the last of the oak leaves fluttered to the ground.
Within a fortnight Mr. Forsyth had moved to Edinburgh, never to be seen in Stirling again…
Find out more about Liz’s fiction: http://www.MyScottishHeart.com. Take a stroll through the Victorian setting:
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The Scavenger Hunt Skinny
Now mosey along, Hunters, to STOP # 3 and visit Liz Curtis
Higgs at http://www.myscottishheart.com/blog/ to pick up your next clue.
But before you go, write down this STOP #2 clue: good
In celebration of the November release of Betrayal, the second book in my Where the Heart Lives series, I’m going to give away one complete set of the three-book series (the winner will have to wait until next summer for the third and final book, Beloved) to one lucky reader, plus four readers will win an autographed copy of Belonging, the first book in the series. Leaving a comment on this blog post is required to be entered, but you have two other ways to be eligible in this drawing. If you complete all three, you get three chances to win. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below.
[Update: Rafflecopter had issues on Thursday morning, but it looks like they have been resolved. If you still can’t see the form and instead it appears to be “loading…” but never does, you need to sign out of your Rafflecopter account, if you have one, then you need to clear your cache, close your browser, open your browser, and clear your cache one more time. This should solve the problem. If not, check out Rafflecopter’s Facebook page for more information.]
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Good luck in both the scavenger hunt and in my bonus drawing.
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