Scavenger Hunt Stop #23

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Welcome to the Autumn 2014 Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at Stop #23. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on October 17, 2014. You may have arrived here before the start which could mean all of the sites aren’t ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you should go to Stop #1 and then work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you reach the final stop which will also be on the site of Robin Lee Hatcher.
The hunt ends on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at one minute before midnight (Mountain). That means you have all of the weekend to finish it, so take your time. Enjoy reading the exclusive content the authors have prepared for you. You will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write them down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter the clues into a Rafflecopter form at this final stop #35. (The answer will make sense, even if you aren’t familiar with the quote.)
The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX. Two runners-up will receive a new release from each of the participating authors. IN CASE YOU FIND A BROKEN LINK…  Robin Lee Hatcher has prepared a “cheat sheet” with direct links to each author’s post in case a site goes down or a link gets broken. We hope there will be no such issues, but just in case, please make note of the URL for the Participating Authors & Stops page so you can check back and be able to complete the hunt.

author photo Kathleen FullerNow, it’s my pleasure to introduce Kathleen Fuller, the author of “A Gift for Anne Marie”, one of the four novellas in An Amish Second Christmas! Kathleen is the author of over twenty-five books, including the best-selling Hearts of Middlefield series. She and her husband of twenty-one years, James, have three children and divide their time between Ohio and Arkansas. A former special education teacher, Kathleen also enjoys traveling, reading, watching football, and of course, chocolate. You can connect with Kathleen on the web: www.kathleenfuller.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter (@The KatJam).

An Amish Second ChristmasAbout An Amish Second Christmas: My novella in this collection, A Gift for Anne Marie, is a sequel to the novella A Miracle for Miriam in An Amish Christmas. Miriam’s niece, Anne Marie, is looking forward to the upcoming Christmas holiday. She and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving…in ways everyone predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.

“Characters in each story are sweet, kind and caring. . . . Each author brings a separate writing style, creating a cozy holiday collection.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

 You can purchase your copy at: AmazonBarnes & Noble, and CBD, or wherever books are sold!

Keeping Christmas Simple, by Kathleen Fuller

Although it’s only October, thoughts (and retail stores!) are already turning to Christmas. In my years of writing Amish fiction I’ve taken away a few tips for keeping life simple, including managing the Christmas season.

  1. Focus on the Reason for the Season. This saying has become cliché and for some, a bit trite, but it’s very true: Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Parties, plays, musicals, Christmas decorations, gifts—these are all fine, but Jesus is lost in the holiday shuffle, then we’ve missed the point of the holiday.
  2. Make family a priority. The Amish often celebrate Second Christmas—a time after Christmas day where extended family and friends get together for food, fun, and fellowship. Christmas itself is spent at home with close family. Whether you’re spending time with a few family members or as many relatives as possible, enjoy each moment together.
  3. It’s the thought that counts. According to media advertising, the pressure is on to give the best, and often most expensive, gifts. But sometimes the smallest token or gesture can mean more than the highest priced present.

Whatever your plans are for Christmas, make sure it’s a time of celebrating faith, family, and friends. Bask in the joy of the season. Merry Christmas!


The Scavenger Hunt Skinny:

Thanks so much for stopping by my site and participating in the new Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. Before you move on to Stop #24, which is Kathleen Fuller’s site, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #23 clue: A LITTLE FARTHER DOWN

Also, please note: Many of the authors use Rafflecopter for their giveaways. Rafflecopter requires JavaScript to work. If you can’t see the form, please turn JavaScript on in your browser in order to enter. Rafflecopter sometimes doesn’t work on mobile devices. If you are on a mobile device and can’t see the entry form, then you’ll need to find a computer.

Daughter Highland HallBut Before You Go . . .

As a bonus here on my site, you can earn a chance to win a signed copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall. All you have to do is fill in the Raffelcopter form below. This bonus giveaway is for US mailing addresses only.

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51 thoughts on “Scavenger Hunt Stop #23

  1. I have enjoyed reading all of your books, Carrie, and this scavenger hunt has been a ball. Thanks to all of you wonderful authors that participated.

  2. Recently read the Governess of Highland Hall and really enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next in the series.Thanks for the book giveaway chance.

  3. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but An Amish Second Christmas has a beautiful cover. I would love to read it, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  4. Thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt. The evening has been enjoyable reading about some new authors as well as some favorites.

  5. Hello Carrie, thanks for sharing about Kathleen whom I love to read also. your giveaway looks great and hope to win. this scavenger hunt is fun-fun-fun today.

  6. I don’t recall reading anything written by either of you; but it is always good to get acquainted with new authors. Reading has been been my thing since Junior High and now; well, I’m 71 years old and still reading as much as possible.

  7. Thank you so much for your books! I loved The Governess of Highland Hall and can’t wait to read the Daughter of Highland Hall. I live in Belle Mead, not too far from your hometown.

  8. Hi Carrie!
    Thank you for introducing Kathleen Fuller, who is a new to me author. I’m excited to read something she’s written. I enjoyed both ‘The Governess of Highland Hall’ and ‘The Daughter of Highland Hall’ Wonderful reads! 😀 Have a most wonderful rest of your weekend! 🙂

  9. Hi Carrie, I could look at historic fashions all day long. The styles actually contained exquisite grace and beauty. As for your storyline, it’s right up my alley of preferred reading. I wish you many blessings from above.

  10. I am on page 204 and love the character description ~ that is what I watched too, how he was with others, continuing in 30 years of marriage. Enjoying this second story also.
    Thank you for featuring Keeping Christmas Simple, by Kathleen Fuller. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  11. I have your book The Governess of Highland High in my library and enjoyed it very much. Will be looking forward to your next book. Thank you for your part in this hunt.

  12. What better treat is there at the end of a long.day then to sit with a.cuppa.and.retreat into the wonderful world.you.create.for.us?

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