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The Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Stop #22

Welcome to the 2014 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! The hunt begins on Friday, April 4, 2014, at noon (Mountain Daylight Time).

The hunt begins and ends at robinleehatcher.com. Enjoy as you work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you’ve collected all the clues. The hunt ends Sunday, April 6, 2014 at midnight (Mountain Daylight Time). That gives you all weekend to finish, so there’s no rush! Take your time reading exclusive content each author has prepared for you. Be sure to collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop and write them down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you’ll enter the clues into a Rafflecopter form.

The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX plus $100 gift certificate! Two runners-up will receive all 32 of our latest releases.

In case you find a broken link…

We have prepared a page with direct links to each author’s post in case a site goes down or a link gets broken. We’ll be working on getting all of the links prior to the start of the hunt, but sometimes there are still issues even after the hunt starts, so make a note of the URL for the Participating Authors & Stops page so you can check back and be able to complete the hunt.

And now it’s my pleasure it introduce you to Elizabeth Goddard. Elizabeth’s ministry of words offers her readers the chance to forget their cares and be whisked away to another time and place. I’m thrilled to be hosting her in this year’s hunt!

 

MEET ELIZABETH GODDARD

Elizabeth Goddard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of over twenty romance and romantic suspense novels. She is known for writing action and adventure stories and intriguing locations. Connect with her on her Facebook page and check out her website to learn more about her and her books.

 

Love in the Wind by Elizabeth Goddard

 

 

 

 

 

About Love in the Wind

 

Maddie Cramer is ready to set sail in her most important sailboat race of the year—in the middle of the desert, but when her bowman is injured, and Maddie has to trust his idea of a replacement . Nothing is more important to Grady Stone than his word and honor. He’s never let a friend down before—but then he meets Maddie.

 

Intrigued? I know I am! You can purchase Love in the Wind at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, or your local bookstore.

 

I love seeing scriptural truths woven into a story, and Elizabeth has some inspiring words to share about the way Hebrews 6:19 relates to Love in the Wind. I know you’ll enjoy what she has to say!

 

From Elizabeth:

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure, Hebrews 6:19.

Striving for security in all things is part of human nature. You want to provide a safe home for your children. A warm bed to snuggle in on a cold night. Well, maybe you want the bed every night.

But life is so much more than food, clothing and shelter. Life includes relationships and trusting others. To truly live and not simply exist means taking risks. It means possibly getting hurt. Carrying that hurt around can leave you drifting in an ocean of despair.

Matthew Henry says it best: We are in this world as a ship at sea, liable to be tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. Our souls are the vessels. The comforts, expectations, graces, and happiness of our souls are the precious cargo with which these vessels are loaded. Heaven is the harbour to which we sail. The temptations, persecutions, and afflictions that we encounter, are the winds and waves that threaten our shipwreck. We have need of an anchor to keep us sure and steady. . .

That anchor is this hope we have in Christ. It’s a miraculous and palpable work in our souls—Only God can put it there.

In Love in the Wind, the fabric of who Maddie thought she was is ripped away. Then God anchors her like only He can.

Excerpt:

Trusting others had been too hard, and she reminded herself that her father wasn’t someone she could count on, in the end. She shouldn’t let down her guard like she’d done with Grady and Taylor. She shut her eyes—how had it come to this? How had she misjudged them?

Clipper ship

When she opened her eyes, her gaze fell on the artwork decorating the walls. One familiar painting stood out—it was of a clipper anchored in a cove. The same print hung on the wall at Desert Sea Gifts, only the one at the gift shop included a Bible verse. What was it again?

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure, Hebrews 6:19.

Yes, that was the verse, but what was the hope?

And then she remembered: I am your hope.

The quiet answer calmed the waves battering her soul.

Drawing in a breath to steady her nerves, she reminded herself that she could count on God to be there for her always. The past was the past, and she wanted it to stay there. She needed to hoist her sails and go where God would take her. . .

I pray God anchors you in Him today.

 

THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY

Thanks for stopping by! Before you move on to Stop #23 on Elizabeth Goddard’s site, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #22 clue: the truth

 

BONUS!

Truth Be Told by Author Carol CoxTo celebrate the upcoming release of my new novel, Truth Be Told, I’m offering a special prize to five lucky winners.

When reporter Amelia Wagner takes over running her father’s newspaper in Granite Springs, Arizona, she vows to carry on the paper’s commitment to reporting only the truth. But Amelia soon learns that telling the truth can have consequences.

In honor of Amelia’s story, I’m giving away five of these custom newspaper initial necklaces. Aren’t they gorgeous? Each includes an initial and the description of a lovely word associated with that letter. (Peace for the letter “P” etc.) Winners can pick their desired initial, and anyone who enters via the Rafflecopter widget below is eligible to win.

To enter, just subscribe to my Mailing List inside the Rafflecopter form below (newsletters go out only a few times a year– I won’t deluge you, I promise!), and then earn bonus entries if you Follow me on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to my blog.

 

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34 Comments

    Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt. I love online scavenger hunts – totally brings out the kid in me!

    I don’t know if you ever participate in linky parties, but if you are ever so inclined, I’d love for you to join our book-loving community at Booknificent Thursdays on Mommynificent.com. We gather every Thursday and share posts about books we’ve been reading or writing and how books are impacting our lives. We’d love to have you join us anytime!

    Blessings,
    Tina


    Tina at Mommynificent

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt. I enjoy reading both of you authors.


    Shirley Strait

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    Tina, I totally agree about feeling like a kid during the scavenger hunt. 🙂 Thanks for taking part. I hope you had a great time! And thank you for letting me know about Booknificent Thursdays. I’ll have to check that out!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    It’s good to see you here, Shirley! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the scavenger hunt!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    What fun! More books for my stack….now need more time to read! 🙂


    nat

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    So glad you’re finding new title to enjoy, Nat. Have fun!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    Enjoy your books, Carol and enjoy the beautiful Arizona scenery on your website and blog. thanks for the Scavenger Hunt.


    sharon miller

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a custom newspaper print necklace! I am enjoying the scavenger hunt and learning more about the authors I love, as well as discovering new authors to love!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com


    Britney Adams

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    Thank you for the kind words, Sharon! I truly appreciate them. It’s great to see you here, and I hope you have a great time on the Scavenger Hunt!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    I’m glad you could be a part of it, Britney! It’s such a great way to reconnect with authors you love and get acquainted with new ones. Thanks so much for taking time to say hello. It’s great to see you here!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 4, 2014 | Reply

    Lovely stop… Thank you. (hope the giveaway is open to internationals… I did fill it out, but if I wasn’t supposed to, no worries.) Blessings… 🙂


    Celita

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    I think this is my favorite cover of all your books so far! Its stunning and I can’t wait to read the book! 🙂


    Lisa Medeiros

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    You are a new-to-me author, so I am excited to discover your books! Thanks for hosting this bonus giveaway – my jaw literally dropped when I saw the necklace!


    Jordan Sims

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Celita, thank you for taking time to stop and say hello! And I wish you well on the giveaway. 🙂

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Lisa, I’m so glad you love the cover! And I hope you enjoy the book, as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the story once you’ve read it.

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Jordan, aren’t those necklaces gorgeous? I was so excited to be able to offer them here. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    I can’t wait to pick up your latest book. Thanks for participating in another scavenger hunt. These are such a fun way to read about authors and their latest books.


    Jessica White

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Wow, I just love necklaces!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and God Bless!!!


    Sarah Richmond

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Unable to use rafflecopter, but would love to be apart of your drawing.


    Glenda Alexander

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Thank you, Jessica, and I hope you enjoy Truth Be Told when it comes out in June! Aren’t these hunts fun? I love being able to connect this way. Thanks for taking time to stop and say hi!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Sara, the first time I saw these necklaces, I knew they’d be the perfect giveaway for this book, with its newspaper setting! Glad you like them too, and I hope you enjoy the Scavenger Hunt!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    I am enjoying the hunt. New follower, hope to read your books. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com


    Debra Kay Neiman

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Hi Carol! Thanks for being part of the Scavenger Hunt! Love that necklace. It’s so unique. I loved your post on printing the newspaper. My first job was working at a newspaper office in the mailroom as an inserter, so I was able to see firsthand how the news pages were put together and printed. My Dad was also the pressman there, so I worked with him a few times to help get the negatives ready for printing. Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait to read “Truth Be Told”!


    Angi Griffis

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Angi, it’s so cool to hear about your newspaper background! I loved doing the research on this book. The printing process today is SO different from what the newspapermen of the 19th century had to deal with. I just can’t imagine having to handle all those tiny pieces of type for every single issue. Have fun on the scavenger hunt–it’s great to see you here!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Debra, thanks for stopping by! This is such a great way for authors and readers to connect. 🙂

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 5, 2014 | Reply

    Hi Carol! I’m so excited to read Truth Be Told – I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
    Love In the Wind sounds very good too! The picture of the Clipper ship referenced in the excerpt is gorgeous!
    Kris10


    Kristen

    Apr 6, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks for the Like, Alisha. I’m glad you’re enjoying the scavenger hunt!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 6, 2014 | Reply

    Kristen, thank you for the kind words! I hope you enjoy reading Truth Be Told when it comes out in June–only a few weeks away!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 6, 2014 | Reply

    Kelly, I’m so glad you stopped by! Enjoy the rest of the hunt!

    Carol Cox
    Carol Cox

    Apr 6, 2014 | Reply

    It seems your rafflecopter ended a little bit early… no worries! I’ve found a great new author in both of you to add to my TBR pile!


    Rachelle

    Apr 6, 2014 | Reply



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