Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!

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My name is Carrie Turansky and I write historical and contemporary  novels and novellas set in the US and England. I’m excited to tell you about my novella, Shelter in the Storm, one of six historical holiday novellas included in A Joyful Christmas.

When North and South went to war in 1861, a small legion of men in civilian clothes went with them. Instead of weapons they carried pencils and pads of paper, and instead of setting out to take Richmond or Washington, their goal was to capture on paper the look of the war. They were the battlefield artists, the men who brought home to the people behind the lines the scenes of battle that were deciding the fate of the nation.

One of the most famous was Alfred R. Waud, the man Harper’s Weekly Illustrated Newspaper called “Our Special Artist.”

Portraits of the great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle –all came from Waud’s pencil. Along with his drawings he often sent firsthand accounts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes.”

Alfred Waud went to great lengths to travel with the troops in order to bring the news of the war home. He was dedicated to the Union cause, and I wanted the hero in Shelter in the Storm to reflect many of those same qualities — faithfulness, courage, and dedication. A Joyful Christmas is an inspiring and romantic holiday collection sure to lift your spirit. Here are some samples of Waud’s artwork.

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Link to Stop #4, the Next Stop on the Loop: Susan Sleeman

But wait!  Before you go, I’m giving away an eBook copy of  Moonlight Over Manhattan, a heartwarming contemporary romance.  To enter fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will be chosen by random and notified on October 20 by email. Hope you enjoy the hunt!

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  1. Robyn
    Robyn says:

    Thank you by the way Carrie for directing me to this fun game, it’s my first time doing the scavenger hunt.
    Love and blessings

  2. Arletta
    Arletta says:

    I recently read Jenny B Jones’s “Forever Your Girl”. Highly recommend if you like contemporary romance.

  3. Trixi
    Trixi says:

    I recently enjoyed reading the Sapphire Bride series by Tracie Peterson. Thank you for the extra giveaway chance!

  4. Rebekah Kasperson
    Rebekah Kasperson says:

    One of my favorite books that I have read recently is A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes. I love reading Christian books.

  5. Linda Palmer
    Linda Palmer says:

    Your book sounds interesting. I love historical novels set in the Civil War era. I just finished reading Watercolors by Lorna Seilstad.

  6. Jeanine Kowalewski
    Jeanine Kowalewski says:

    I’ve read several good books recently including Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Jaime Jo Wright’s The House on Foster Hill.

  7. Caroline
    Caroline says:

    I just finished a book from Pepper Basham’s Mitchell’s Crossroads, and am finishing the Dangerous Deceptions set of 8 books.

  8. Teresa S Mathews
    Teresa S Mathews says:

    Carrie I’m reading Lori Benton’s Mountain Laurel. A Joyful Christmas looks amazing. I love all that beautiful snow, something we rarely see in good ole South Carolina. Our Christmases can be a nice balmy 80 degrees. I’m hoping for one a tad cooler this year.

  9. Vickie Jameson
    Vickie Jameson says:

    Loving this scavenger hunt! First one I’ve done. Just finished a book called Kristallnacht. Very sad look into our past. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Michelle Fidler
    Michelle Fidler says:

    I’m reading Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson. It’s set in 1900 in New York City. There are 23 books in this historical mystery series.

  11. Lisa Hudson
    Lisa Hudson says:

    I’ve read a little about the Civil War battlefield artists. Can you even imagine how perilous that must have been? I always enjoy your novels so much! Your characters are unforgettable!

  12. Anna Head
    Anna Head says:

    I am currently reading the Hawthrone House series by Kristi Ann Hunter and Duty and Desire by Pamela Adrian.

  13. Lisa Hudson
    Lisa Hudson says:

    I recently enjoyed reading Mistletoe and Murder (A Christmas Romantic Suspense Collection). It was excellent!

  14. Amy Annette Radlein
    Amy Annette Radlein says:

    I recently enjoyed Hightail It To Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson. Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. Sharon Sparks
    Sharon Sparks says:

    Carrie, I just finished your The Governess of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #1), and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m so anxious to read the entire series!

  16. Corianna Meyers
    Corianna Meyers says:

    I’m reading a series right now called Out of Time by Nadine Brandes. It’s my third time going through it. I forgot how gripping her writing is.

  17. Becky A Burkert
    Becky A Burkert says:

    I’m working through Jennifer Delamere’s London Beginnings series – just about done with book 2 – The Heart’s Appeal

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