Scavenger Hunt Stop 11

Scavenger Hunt

Follow all 25 clues to win an iPad Mini, free books and more!

Welcome to the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! The hunt begins on 10/18 at noon, mountain time and ends on 10/20 at midnight. Take your time and enjoy all 25 stops! We hope you visit all the authors’ blogs and discover their new or soon-to-be-released titles!

Collect the clues in red on each post, beginning from Stop #1 and finishing at Stop #26, then fill out the Rafflecopter form on Lisa’s site. Be ready to provide the completed clue quote, gathered from all 25 stops, within 24 hours of email notification, or another winner will be randomly drawn.

The prizes include: Grand Prize: A new iPad Mini, 2nd & 3rd Prizes: A copy of every book on the hunt—25 books with a total value of over $300! Open to international entrants. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom. I am offering a bonus giveaway!

tricia GoyerMy Guest: Tricia Goyer

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Tricia Goyer who is an awesome author, wife, mom, inspiration, and encourager!

Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts, Thriving Family, Proverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine. Find out more at her website, or connect with her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

A Christmas Gift for RoseTricia’s new novel: A Christmas Gift for Rose!

Rose turned her back on the man she loves after he assisted the Englisch during World War II—only to discover she’s an Englischer herself.

Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns that she was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work.

Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind—Englischers? When the man she loves leaves her behind, Rose is certain he left for good. Yet Rose discovers sometimes our greatest gifts are the ones we fear.

amish horse and buggyBy Tricia Goyer

I was sitting at a long table with my bookstore owner friends and three Amish couples. We were chatting about some of the true stories that inspired my novels when one of the Amish men paused with his forkful of mashed potatoes halfway to his lips.

“I might have a story idea for you,” Myron said.

I nodded and smiled. I hear this comment often. Everyone has a story idea—from the person sitting next to me on the airplane, to my Bible study leader, to my husband’s best friend. Everyone.

“Really, what is it?” I asked.

“Well, it’s my grandma’s story. She was born Englisch, but during the Great Depression her parents were dirt poor. Every day they sent her to their Amish neighbor’s house around mealtime. They had nothing to offer and the Amish family always had compassion. One day when the neighbors took my grandmother home, her parents were gone! They said they loved her but had nothing to offer. They knew she’d be able to survive with the Amish family, so they left her there.”

My eyes filled with tears, and I pushed back my slice of coconut cream pie. Before I could ask more questions, the conversation moved to another direction. Still that story lingered. What would it be like to grow up Amish and then discover such truth?

I thought about the Great Depression. My grandma lives with me, and she’s told me lots of stories. She took a bath in a tin tub and only had one dress. They ate the same food every day—beans and bread—but she didn’t think much of it. As I thought about my Amish character, whom I named Rose, my grandma’s stories wove their way into my thinking. Rose began to come alive.

Then I considered the type of man Rose would love. He’d be strong and brave, and he’d have something to say about World War II . . . the war going on just as they entered adulthood. My mind traveled to WWII veterans whom I’ve interviewed. One veteran, Bill Mann, was a Christian pacifist. He felt shooting anyone was wrong—even an enemy—so he became an ambulance driver. The Amish were also pacifists, yet a few joined the military to join the medical corp. They followed their beliefs even though their whole community was against just a thing.

Three stories from three different people who lived the same generation merged to form Rose and Jonathan’s story. These characters came alive as I thought about the real people who inspired them.

I never get tired of hearing people’s stories, and now you know why. There is so much rich emotion and history in every gray-haired person. My job is to pull those stories out and give readers some enjoyment, while also providing a glimpse into the past. I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing than that!

You can purchase Tricia’s novel, A Christmas Gift for Rose, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, or at your local bookstore.

THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY: Before you go, write down the STOP #11 clue: to suspense

Your next stop is Tricia Goyer’s Blog.

Make sure you visit all 25 stops and then enter the Rafflecopter form at stop #26 back at Lisa Bergren’s site, to be in the running for all the big prizes!

BONUS GIVEAWAY!

If you’d like to win a copy of The Governess of Highland Hall (3 winners, 1 book each), please do two of the following and leave a comment to tell me what you did: Comment about Tricia’s article above, sign up to receive my email newsletter (box is on the right, above), share this link on Facebook, Like my Facebook Author Page, or Tweet: I want to read the Governess of Highland Hall by @Carrieturansky. I will draw a winner on Monday, Oct. 21.

294 thoughts on “Scavenger Hunt Stop 11

  1. I loved reading Tricia’s journey to the heart of her story. What a gift to learn about the weaving into story characters of the lives of those who’ve made important decisions and those who’ve survived hard times. Such stories are a way for those life lessons to be repeated for a new generation. Thank you, Tricia, and Carrie! God’s blessings on your wonderful writing and the lives you bless through faithful use of your gifts!

  2. That is such an amazing story. I love reading Christian Fiction Amish stories. They are some of my most peaceful times. Would love to visit a community sometime, as well.

  3. I have long admired Tricia Goyer’s stamina! All those kids, homeschooling and she writes prolifically!

    I really would love to read your books, too, and hope I win a copy. I am sooo envious of your vacation to England! Maybe someday. 🙂

    I did sign up for your newsletter and tweeted about the scavenger hunt! God bless!

  4. Tricia’s new book, A Christmas Gift for Rose, is WONDERFUL! I encourage everyone to read it. 🙂

    Thanks for being a part of this Scavenger Hunt and for the giveaway!! I shared on FB and Tweeted.

  5. In my estimate I have not read too many Amish books, perhaps it is time that I start as this story sounds compelling. I have read another Trica Goyer book that was life changing!
    I have commented and signed up for your newsletter ThankS! hoping to win

  6. Hm, I don’t read much Amish fiction but the backstory to that novel is fascinating. I had the pleasure of reading Tricia Goyer’s Titanic story and it was excellent. Will have to read this one too!

    Signed up for the newsletter and commented about Tricia’s article!

  7. I am familiar with Tricia Goyer’s books. I’ve ‘liked’ her FB page and receive emails every day from her. I so badly want to read “A Christmas Gift for Rose” but it is wonderful to see above how the story came about. Thanks for having Tricia here today and thanks you for being a part of this scavenger hunt!

  8. It is sad some of the decisions people have had to make. I don’t know how the parents could walk away from their child. What a sacrifice on their part. I have signed up to receive your newsletters. Thanks for doing the hunt.

  9. I love Amish fiction! Can’t wait to read this one. I have commented and signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for hosting!

  10. Hi this is a wonderful way to meet authors and learn of such beautiful stories – I signed up for your email and left a twitter message thanks

  11. I signed up for your newsletter…
    Tricia’s article was so interesting! Makes me really, really want to read her book now! 🙂 Also, intriguing how many authors are using parts of different true stories and ancestor’s stories to write their books. I love that!
    Thanks for this giveaway!! 🙂
    Carrie, I have your book on my to-read shelf, and am so excited to read it!

  12. That was so cool seeing how true stories shaped this one! I’ve never read an Amish book but this one actually interests me!
    I don’t have facebook or twitter so I can’t do the other options-sorry!

  13. Loved the story of how Tricia found the ideas for her story. Sadly today’s young people are missing out on their grandparents stories. My great-grandmother lived with my family for 2 years and I learned to crochet and make pies while she was there. It was GREAT! How awesome that Tricia’s kids get to have their grandparent living with them. I tweeted about your book and commented 😉 Thanks for the great post!
    Julie@My Favorite Pastime
    gravesok(at)gmail(dot)(com)

  14. I signed up for your newsletter and am now leaving a comment on Tricia’s article. 🙂
    That’s an interesting way to find a storyline! My great-grandma grew up during the depression and became an adult just as WWII began and I’ve heard many of her stories many times. I’ve never really thought that much about them, for some reason. Maybe because they seem so far removed from today. As much as I enjoy reading about history and any historical fiction I can get my hands on, the past always seems just that, past. It’s hard to imagine sometimes what the people who lived during it went through. That’s why I love stories so much – they bring the past to life. 🙂
    Thank you for the reminder to listen more to the stories of the past and to not take the wisdom in them for granted.
    Blessings,
    Sarah

  15. I can’t imagine how hard it was for the parents to leave their child and for the child left behind. I am already a subscriber and I will share the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter

  16. Love Tricia Goyer! I read Blue like Playdough a few years ago, and really enjoyed it.
    I shared on facebook and signed up for the email.

  17. Thank you for the giveaway! I signed up for your newsletter, and shared the link on my Facebook page – can’t wait to read both “A Christmas Gift for Rose” and “The Governess of Highland Hall”

  18. Kids are too busy today to sit and listen to grandma and grandpa tell off their childhood days.. That’s too bad because that is part of their legacy. I joined your newsletter, I tweeted and linked on facebook. Thanks for the bonus giveaway

  19. Great that young people are getting incites into history along with christian fiction. I shared this on Facebook and also signed up for your newsletter.
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  20. I liked reading about Tricia’s journey and can’t wait to read A Christmas Gift for Rose 🙂

    I posted a link to the scavenger hunt on both Facebook/Twitter, Signed up for your newsletter, Posted a tweet that I would like to read your book.

  21. I love this sneak peek into the idea behind Tricia’s story! I also love how stories come about. One spark of an idea can set a whole forest ablaze! I signed up for your newsletter, Carrie, and commented here! Thank you.

  22. I love reading Amish fiction and am always looking for new stories. I signed up for the newsletter. vanessasvalues at hotmail dot com.

  23. I was so touched by Tricia’s story. I follow her on FB, and get her newsletter, also read all her books. It is rare in today’s world to have people listen when someone talks, to actually hear behind what is being said and to be able to take their words to heart enough to be touched by them. Thank you for a glimpse into a writer’s heart.
    I signed up for your blog. Thank you I also really enjoy your books.
    mcnuttj(at )rocketmail(dot)com

  24. I am tweeting I want to read your book and I posted it on Facebook. I’m really looking forward to reading The Governess of Highland Hall. It just looks so visually stimulating and I love books that have that theme. Thanks for writing it.

  25. I loved this article on Trisha Goyer. This is a book I definitely want to read. I am already your fan as well as Tricia Goyer’s. I am really wanting to win a copy of your book.

  26. I absolutely love Highclere Castle! I read the book by the lady that lives there. I also love Amish fiction so your stop is the one that is the most interesting to me! So interesting that I have Tweeted, posted on Facebook, signed up for your newsletter and commented. Thanks!

  27. I commented and signed up for your newsletter. 🙂
    I loved reading about Tricia’s inspiration for her latest book. It makes me miss my grandparents and wish I knew more of their stories.
    I am also super excited to read “The Governess of Highland Hall”. 🙂

  28. Thanks for intro to Tricia, I want to read this christmas book she is telling us about here on the “Hunt” love her stories.
    I enjoyed meeting Carrie on livestream at FB recently so great to meet new authors.
    Paula O

  29. I live near Berlin, OH–have heard/read stories of how people survived the Great Depression, but have NOT heard a story about leaving a child w/ an Amish family–I have great respect for the Amish lifestyle–I would love to read this story!

  30. Now that I’ve read A Christmas Gift for Rose, it’s great to read about the story that inspired it. This is a wonderful book for the Thanksgiving-Christmas season, but really for any time.

    I also signed up for your newsletter and sent a Tweet. I am a huge Regency fan and am eager to read your book so I can review and help publicize it, Carrie.

  31. I am commenting and sharing on facebook. I liked the way the author thought about what kind of man her female character would be attracted to – it was like she knew one character well and figuring out how to write the other one would be easy after that 😀
    ~ J:-)mi aka CTF Devourer

  32. I shared the link to this page on Facebook.
    Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt.
    castenir at bbtel dot com

  33. sign up for your newsletter and I am commenting on Tricia’s article. Great interview with Tricia Goyer. The Governess of Highland Hall sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  34. Wow. What a tearjerker, Tricia. I know so many things just like that did indeed happen during the “good old days.” I respect you so much for seeing the STORY in our older citizens and veterans and most of all , for seeing the value in those stories. The next generations need to know the self-sacrifice and strength of character that those who went before us have shown.

  35. Tricia’s book sounds like a great read! I love the story behind the story. I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. I can honestly say I’ve never read an Amish book, but I think I just might read this one! I LOVE history and historical fiction is probably my favorite genre.

    I also Tweeted about your book Ms. Carrie 🙂 It looks like something I would LOVE to read.

  37. I subscribed to your newsletter and shared this post to my Facebook page. I would love to win your book.
    Maxie mac262((at)me(dot)com

  38. Would love to win The Governess of Highland Hall. I signed up for the newsletter and am now commenting on Tricia’s blog. As an aspiring Christian fiction writer, sometimes story ideas come from the random places and people. It can be as simple as a turn of a phrase that sparks the idea, or hearing someone’s story, like Tricia did. Sometimes it could be the scene of a movie, a photograph, another book, or even a dream. Story ideas seem to be waiting around every corner! More than I could ever hope to write in a life time!

  39. This story sounds very interesting. Thank-you for participating in the scavenger hunt! I love the opportunity to meet so many new authors and their books.

    And thank-you for sharing in this scavenger hunt, Ms Turansky! I commented on the post and joined your newsletter.

  40. Hi Carrie, no need to enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to say that I ordered your book and it is currently on its way to me! I am excited to read it! 🙂

  41. Wow, just finished dinner and so grateful for my meal and my family. My mom was a child of the depression too, she doesn’t speak about going hungry but she made us eat everything on our plate. We recently celebrated her 89th birthday and there was a mix up at the center where she lives, they made her a special birthday lunch and I was picking her up to take her out. So she took the meal in a takeout box to the restaurant we frequent, a super fantastic dinner with great food. The owner and the chef wondered why the extra food and when I told them they just gave her a hug! They understood. I love the article and Tricia/her writing. I signed up for Carrie’s newsletter too. So grateful for this scavenger hunt.

  42. I not like…LOVE Tricia’s books! And I love the background that she gives here! I love Carrie’s stories as well. I will be back to both these websites to make sure I do not miss anything important. When Tricia told about her friend’s grandmother’s story, I gasped and cried to think of someone being left behind by their parents, even if it was for a good reason. Something like this happened to me husband when his parents moved and did not tell him where, and it has a definite effect on a person. I really want to win The Governess of Highland Hall! I signed up for your newsletter back when I first came, and I posted a link to my Facebook page.

  43. I love that her story was inspired by a real life event! It sounds really interesting. I used to read a lot of fiction about the Amish, but I haven’t in quite a while. This story has definitely grabbed my attention, though!

    I’m commenting and I signed up for your newsletter. 🙂

    -Kristin
    sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

  44. I have to say I did all of the above….lol. I tweeted, shared, signed up for your newsletter and I love the way Tricia’s story came about. It is most fascinating to understand where ideas come from. Thanks so much for sharing!

  45. The story sounds very sad, but yet interesting, too. Thank you for the bonus giveaway! I commented and signed up for your newsletter. 🙂

    • Oops, forgot to say that I also signed up for your newsletter to be entered into the drawing for your book! Can’t wait to read it.

  46. that is quite a story to be told….I have Tricia’s book ordered from booksneeze and can’t wait to read it!! Rhonda
    rhonda_nash_hall (AT) comcast (DOT) net

  47. I’ve already read Tricia’s book and love the backstory to the story.
    I’m sharing your link on facebook.
    Thanks for the contest.

  48. I just signed up for Carrie’s email newsletter. I am excited to get it. Also, I read Tricia’s article about her characters and how she interweaves stories from people that she has listened to. It was so fascinating.

  49. I shared the link on Facebook, tweeted the quote and signed up for your newsletter and blog posts. Thanks for doing this!!!

  50. Tricia you are a wonderful author. I have read several of you Amish fiction books. I posted on my facebook page and have previously signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway.

  51. I think Tricia’s way of sitting with other Amish couples are dredging up their stories is wonderful! I will have to make a point of reading some her material. I also posted this link to Facebook, signed up for your newsletter and blog, and tweeted this link. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt!

  52. I’ve loved working with Tricia. She has such a heart for diving into story. And she works harder than just about anyone I know! Love seeing you in the hunt, Carrie!

  53. That is such a lovely story. Can’t wait to read Tricia’s new book. I also signed up for your newsletter. Thanks so much.

  54. Carrie,
    Enjoyed your Facebook/video event the other night. Great piece from Tricia. I am very interested in reading her book after hearing the origins of the story. I also follow your Facebook page. Count me in the drawing,

    Mary

  55. I have liked your Facebook Author Page as well as Tweeted: I want to read the Governess of Highland Hall by @Carrieturansky.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  56. I love Tricia’s books and enjoy reading your thoughts! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Signed up for your newsletter! Look forward to keeping up with what you have going on in the book world! 🙂

  57. I liked your facebook author page, and I subscribed to your newsletter.

    Also, I really enjoyed reading Tricia’s article. What a great way to find story ideas, and even if you’re not an author, it still seems like it’d be fun to hear the stories.

  58. I read and reviewed A Christmas Gift for Rose but didn’t know the back story behind its writing. I loved reading this!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  59. I liked your facebook page. Also I love to read Tricia’s books! This was very interesting to find out about the story behind A Christmas Gift For Rose.

  60. I haven’t read many of Tricia’s books, but this sounds great! I also think your book sounds great…I’d love to be in the drawing! I’m a big Downton Abbey fan and I love pretty much all things British : ). I liked your facebook page and I tried to sign up for the newsletter but I think it was having issues..I got a weird text when I pushed “submit”. Thanks!

  61. i signed up for the newletter and also Liked your Facebook page…I do so want to read the book A Christmas Gift for Rose…it looks so interesting!!!!

  62. I signed up for your newsletter and liked your facebook. And, Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows so I’m a little jealous (in a good way) that you got to see where it’s filmed.

  63. I absolutely Tricia Groyer, so I was excited to hear the story behind the story. I saw the cover of your book earlier this week and thought that it was one of the first covers I saw about a governess where the model actually looked like a governess. It intrigued me. I liked your Facebook page and Tweeted about your book.

  64. I love listening to stories told by my parents and loved listening to stories from my grand and greatgrandparents about their travels from Europe to the US, the wars, the depression and how things have changed. The stories have been passed down to my sons’ who I hope pass it on to their children.

    P.S. I also tweeted, followed, liked, posted on FB, signed up for your newletter and all of the above! Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows!

  65. Great job! 🙂 I did the following: signed up to receive the email newsletter, shared this link on Facebook, Liked your Facebook Author Page, and tweeted: I want to read the Governess of Highland Hall by @Carrieturansky.

  66. What a beautiful view of writing. Giving people’s unique stories the opportunity to be preserved…love it.

    I also liked your FB page

  67. I love Tricia’s books! I haven’t read this one yet, but I hope to read it soon. I shared this link and I liked your author page on facebook.

  68. I signed up for your newsletter and blog posts, liked your facebook page and tweeted!

    This blog hop scavenger hunt is a blast! 🙂

  69. It brought tears to my eyes reading of the grandma that was left with the Amish neighbors and the compassion that the Amish have

  70. Fascinating article. I cannot wait to read the story! I can only imagine what it must have been like to have. been left by your parents with people of another culture

  71. I shared on Facebook and liked your page. Thank you for hosting this wonderful author and for being a part of the scavenger hunt!

  72. Everyone has a story to share. I am thankful for people like you and Tricia who craft those stories into print so that we can share in the journey.

  73. I want to read the Governess of Highland Hall by @Carrieturansky.
    I left a comment on Tricia page and signed up for your newsletter and shared your Facebook page.

  74. I liked your facebook author page and signed up for the newsletter. Your book sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to read it!

  75. I already liked your fb page and I signed up for you newsletter! I love the sound of Rose’s story and will have to pick it up.

  76. I miss talking with my grandparents the most… When I get to heaven I can’t wait to chat with them again… I loved hearing stories they had about growing up and their wisdom! 🙂 Tricia’s newest book sounds great! And one that would make a great Christmas gift! 🙂
    I am a fan on Facebook, signed up for your newsletters and blog! I cannot wait to read your new book Carrie! Am anxiously waiting for it to come to the local bookstore! 🙂

  77. I am a fan on Facebook and signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the interview, I love how the story came to fruition. It’s neat to hear where stories originated from.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  78. Like on Facebook and commenting on Tricia’s interview. 🙂

    Loved the story behind the book and how the inspiration came to be. Now I really want to read it!

  79. Tricia’s book sound fabulous! I love the idea that it has it’s beginnings in a true life story. Thanks for being a stop along the way! I love learning about new books to read but am beginning to think that I shouldn’t have started the scavenger hunt!!!! Now I have too may books to track down and read…nah…you can never have too many books to read!!! (PS: I also “Liked” you on Facebook!)

    • Oops. Forgot to tell you what I did. I commented on Tricia’s interview. I was already following you on Facebook, and I tweeted.

  80. The story about the grandmother actually gave me goosebumps! Thanks for sharing!
    ps I’ve been a fan on facebook for a while now! 🙂

  81. I love Tricia Goyer’s books and I look forward to reading Rose’s story. I signed up to receive your emails, liked your facebook author page, and tweeted about The Governess of Highland Hall.
    I also enjoyed reading about your wonderful visit to Highclere castle.

  82. What an interesting story! I have thought that this book sounded good, but knowing the background makes it even more intriguing. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I also “liked” you on FB. Thanks for participating in this Scavenger Hunt!!!

  83. I loved what Tricia shared about how she came up with the idea for A Christmas Gift for Rose. I was already interested in reading it but knowing the background of it’s development has increased my interest even more.

    I went through and did everything you asked (not just 2 of them) because your book sounds great and I really want to read it too. Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt and the opportunity to win your book.

  84. I really enjoyed Tricia’s article! I enjoy history so much so to know that her book is based on a true story is awesome. I have read one of her books in the past (The Memory Jar) and loved it. I may be buying this one also!

    I commented on the article and liked your Facebook page. 🙂

  85. I “liked” your FB page, signed up for you newsletter and e-mail. Thank you for your added bonus to try and win!

  86. I enjoyed learning how Tricia gets ideas for a story:) I liked your Facebook page and signed up to receive your newsletter.

  87. Tricia’s article of how she came up with her story is so fascinating! I love how novels come from real-life experiences. 🙂
    I signed up for your newsletter and commented about Tricia Goyer’s article.

  88. I just finished reading “A Christmas gift for Rose” and I enjoyed it very much. If anyone is looking for a good Amish Fiction book, this one is a good choice!

  89. I love Tricia Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction. She’s an awesome author. Whatever she’s writing, you will learn something or be encouraged. I love this post of hearing this story.

    I signed up for your newsletter, had already liked your Facebook Author page, shared link on Facebook and tweeted the statement. Thank you for having a giveaway.

  90. Tricia,

    I would love to read A Christmas Gift For Rose – such a touching story behind it! I love ANYTHING Amish, & of course I love Christmas – the main reason being that it is the date my Lord’s birth is celebrated, & it is also my birthday.

    Carrie,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of The Governess of Highland Hall ! It is a wonderful story, & I would love to read it.

    You are such a pleasant, gentle, &, gracious, lady – Carrie!
    I was already a newsletter & blog follower, also, a Facebook follower, & I shared the giveaway link on my Facebook page.

  91. I’d love to read The Governess of Highland Hall
    Tricia’s work is awesome and I am so inspired by her post on your blog Carrie. I have read a dozen of her books and I look forward to reading some of your work Carrie. Signed up for your newsletter and liked your author page on FB.

  92. This sounds like such an interesting story. I always enjoy when authors use a true story as the basis for their novel(s). It makes the book that more meaningful to me. Also, your book “Governess of Highland Hall” sounds very good! Just the kind of book I love.

    I liked your FB author page and signed up for your newsletter.

  93. Have to admit, that story is one I think I’d like to read! There are so many Amish stories, but that sounds a cut above the rest! Also like that it’s based on true history.

    I liked your fb and left this comment…
    Thank you!

  94. I love visiting Amish country here in Ohio and look forward to reading Rose’s story. I signed up to receive your emails, liked your facebook author page, and cant wait to read The Governess of Highland Hall.

  95. Wow what an experience you had for your next inspiration for your book. I can not wait to read it. I also liked your facebook page.

  96. Tricia’s books seem so cool! I love history, and it’s really interesting to know that she based her stories off real life people’s experiences.

    I commented about her article and I liked you on Facebook.

  97. Tricia! I thought you were going to share a Coconut Cream Pie recipe!! Love your stories and how beautiful to weave this story together! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  98. I shared your post on my Facebook news page:
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

    You will want to join this fun and read about the authors and their writings ~ you have time to catch up and enter before the deadline of Sunday, 10/20 at midnight mountain time!
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  99. I did Tweet (twitter name gka444)
    Liked your page on facebook.
    I signed up for your newsletter.

    And I too had tears in my eyes when I read Myron’s grandmothers story. (I would not have been able to have taken another bite either.

  100. I am a recipient of your newsletter e-mails (but just in case, I signed up again today)!
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  101. Liking your Facebook page and commenting as follows:

    So often when I read a story that really grips me, I marvel at how the author came up with the ideas. It was good to read how this one story draws on serendipitous encounters and her own personal history. Thank you for sharing.

  102. I tweeted: I want to read the Governess of Highland Hall by @Carrieturansky (Twitter name KateHudgens2). And I liked your Facebook page.

  103. I liked your author page and will comment on the article by saying that Amish fiction isn’t my favorite, but I bet I’d enjoy Tricia Goyer’s as I love her books! Thanks!

  104. I love love love Christian Amish fiction. Thanks so much for the contest to be able to win a copy. I signed up for you newsletter and liked you on Facebook.

  105. I love Downton Abbey so I can’t wait to read your book! I liked your FB page, and signed up for your newsletter!
    Thanks!

  106. This is very interesting, it was so kind of the Amish to take in that little girl, and it was big of them that joined the medical corps.

  107. I enjoyed reading how Tricia came up with her story idea for A Christmas Gift for Rose. I enjoy reading her books, though I haven’t read any of her Amish ones.
    I had previously liked your Facebook page, Carrie.
    Thanks for the chance to win your new book.

  108. I enjoyed reading about the Amish lifestyle that Tricia Goyer writes about. It was interesting to read how others try to give her story ideas and about her grandmother. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt.

  109. Thank you so much for this sharing experience! I have liked your Author’s Page and also signed up to receive your newsletter. God bless!

  110. Hi, yes, I would LOVE to win the bonus book. I liked the author page and joined the mailing list! Tricia is one of my favorite writers!

  111. Hello Carrie,

    I’ve ‘liked’ you on Facebook and intend to head over to twitter next to follow you. You won’t have to enter me in the drawing as I have already read the book for review. 😉 Nice to ‘meet’ you.

  112. I am loving this scavenger hunt and I am liking all the extra “stories” I am reading through this. I signed up for your email newsletter and I am commenting on the above blog. I especially was intrigued by Tricia’s story of how she got the idea for her latest book. It’s amazing how God leads us, isn’t it?

  113. I really enjoyed your interview…and now I’m more than ready to read your book!
    I also signed up for your email newsletter.
    Thanks for participating in this great blog hop.

  114. What a fun game. I signed up for newsletter and liked you on Facebook. Thanks for your part in this adventure of discovery.

  115. I liked your Facebook page and also signed up for your newsletter…and got confused! I want to read the Governess book, but placed that comment on the person who hosted you on the previous scavenger hunt page…blush!! oh well, all the books look amazing! Thanks

  116. I liked your facebook page and signed up for and confirmed getting your newsletter. Thank you for a chance to win your book so I can read it.

  117. I liked your author page, shared on Facebook, tweeted (@Celtic_Girl), and signed up for your newsletter (lovetoread205). Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  118. I signed up, liked, and tweeted! 🙂 Thank you for the great contest! {Also, I have Tricia’s book and can’t wait to be able to read it when I finally get to it on my current reading and reviewing list!}

  119. How fascinating that Tricia’s book is based on some real people! Love it when authors weave in real events. I’m a new follower on fb and your book has been on my TBR list! If I don’t win a copy I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to review it through Netgalley. 🙂

  120. What an amazing story! I personally cannot imagine living through the hardships many young people growing up during WWII thought were perfectly normal. Sounds like a great read! 🙂

  121. I like how Tricia has taken several real life stories and stiches them together for a good book. After all isn’t that how real life works, all of our littles stories stitched together and intermingling?

    I am now following you on Facebook and subbed to you newsletter (mama.mudbug7 at gmail). Thank you for being a wonderful part of this scavenger hunt.

  122. I loved the backstory of Tricia’s lasted book. Can’t wait to read it!

    I signed up for the newsletter, liked your Facebook page, and shared on my Facebook page 🙂

  123. I liked your facebook page and am leaving the following comment about Tricia’s article:

    It is very interesting how your latest novel’s main character came together. How confusing it would be to find out that your parents had been so poor that they left you at a neighbor’s house. How blessed, though to be raised by a loving family and community such that you never suspected such a thing.

  124. I can’t imagine finding out my parents left melike this Amish woman’s family did her, but I know things like this happened a lot during the depression. It’s always made curious as to how some stories actually come about, so thank you Tricia and Carrie!
    Your fb author page is now liked, I’ve signed up for your newsletter, and must tell you I can’t wait to read Governess!

  125. Hi Carrie,

    Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt. I liked you FB page and signed up for your newsletter. Carrie Larks

  126. Hi, there! I liked your page and signed up for the newsletter. I’m really excited about your books; they all look so good. Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. I liked you on Facebook, already! And, I have signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books and hosting Tricia. I really enjoyed reading about her new book and learning a little more about it.

  128. I tweeted your tweet and I liked your Facebook page. Thank you for the offer. I am looking forward to reading The Governess of Highland Hall.

  129. Hello.
    I am an avid fan of Tricia’s work and enjoyed reading this blog. I have a copy of A Christmas Gift For Rose and can’t wait to start it.
    I look forward to reading your work too, as I have not had the pleasure yet.
    Thanks for the contest. 🙂
    Oh and I ‘liked’ your page and signed up for your newsletter so I can learn more about you and your books, Blessings!
    Cathy

  130. You know I’m already a fan, Carrie. 😉 Can’t wait to read your book. I’m hearing Upstairs Downstairs, Downton Abbey…right up my alley!

  131. I liked your FB page. A Christmas Gift for Rose and The Governess of Highland Hall are both on my TBR list now. I loved reading Tricia Goyer’s story of what inspired her to write A Christmas Gift for Rose. And I LOVE the picture you have here at the top of your blog!

  132. I have yet to read an Amish fiction book, but this story sounds so heart touching I might try it!
    Love this scavenger hunt! I signed up to receive emails and commented =)

  133. I love how Tricia takes real stories and turns them into fiction, I think she also did this with Montana Amish series. I liked your FB page 🙂

  134. I shared on FB and liked your author’s page. Love books and especially books about the Amish. Thanks for the give-a-way!

  135. I love the story of how Tricia came up with the storyline for this book! You can tell that she not only cares to listen to others, but also does her best to convey what others have gone through in history.
    I also shared this post. 🙂 I already “like” you on facebook.

  136. Wow, what a heartbreaking decision for those parents to make. I’m definitely curious to read Rose’s story.

    I also signed up for your newsletter (under my balancingwords email). Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. What a touching story of the birth of a novel! Makes me want to read it.

    I signed up for your newsletter and liked on Facebook. Thanks!

  138. What a neat sounding story. I love Amish fiction, but do find the plots can sometimes get repetitive. I think this story sounds very neat, while also being true to life in the era in which it’s set.
    I liked on facebook and commented.

  139. Please enter me in your contest. I signed up for your newsletter, and here is my comment:
    I have never been interested in Amish books, but A Christmas Gift for Rose sounds intriguing.

  140. I’m almost done with Tricia’s book, A Christmas Gift for Rose, now but had to put it down to finish the scavenger hunt! 😉 Am thoroughly enjoying it!

  141. Hi Carrie! I loved the interview and photos from your trip to England! I tweeted about the contest and signed up for the newsletter as well.

    Hello Tricia! Amazing! Did you ever get to tell Myron that you were able to use his Grandmother’s story?

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