Back to School Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Stop # 6
Welcome to the inaugural Back to School Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. We hope that throughout this hunt, you discover some new books and get to know a little more about us.
A few things before you begin:
This hunt is a blog hop. Collect the “clues” (pieces to the longer phrase) at each stop. Enter the individual giveaways along the way, then click on the link to the next stop and repeat until you reach #28, where you will input the full phrase as your entry to the grand prize drawing.
The hunt begins August 30, 2023, at noon EST and ends September 4, 2023, so you have plenty of time to visit each stop. If you need to step away and come back later, make a note of the last stop you visited, and go to this post with the list of all stops on the hunt.
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I’m Carmen Peone, and I write fast-paced Contemporary Western Romance that tugs at your heartstrings and is filled with mercy and grace. I love getting away from reality and finding adventure and romance in books and hope that my readers will feel like they can do the same with mine.
I was not a huge reader until I landed in the hospital with placenta previa for two months. While waiting to deliver my youngest child, he came 10 weeks early and weighed in at 2 &1/2 pounds, a friend lent me several Christian romance books. That’s when I fell in love with reading.
That winter, I devoured Janette Oke’s Keepsake series. Love Comes Softy will always be my favorite. Oke’s stories filled my heart with love, devotion, and hope.
Reading took me back to my English teachers and their love of stories. We never know who we will influence and when. I thank them now and wish I’d paid better attention instead of daydreaming all the time about horses and the Wild West.
Though those daydreams come in handy now!
Thank you to all the teachers, whether you are in public schools, private schools, or are parents who dedicate yourselves to homeschooling. Please know you are appreciated. Please know how much you touch the lives of your students.
Here’s a little bit about the book I’m giving away today.
At some point, we have to release the secrets that hold us captive.
Sydney Moomaw refuses to let her life splinter.
After her parents die in a horrific car accident, Sydney Moomaw is thrust into running their popular guest ranch in eastern Washington. She discovers that her parents were keeping secrets. Why is the ranch in serious debt? Why did her parents allow the insurance to lapse? Why didn’t they tell her about it? And where are their wills? Sydney needs to figure out a way to save the ranch she loves before her sister sells it.
Photographer Trey Hardy arrives at the ranch the same day Sydney’s parents are killed. His working vacation plans change when he decides to help Sydney save the ranch. But, his offers to help are met with resistance. Her stubbornness and independence are both maddening and alluring.
Amid the tangle of finances, tensions with her sister, and her own grief and anger, Sydney begins getting threatening notes. They must be from her abusive ex-husband, but he’s in jail. Isn’t he? When a teenager appears at the ranch insisting she is Sydney’s daughter, Sydney finally realizes she’d going to have to start trusting people to help her. Will Trey’s plan work? Can they save her beloved ranch? Can she really have the life she’s dreamed of?
Here is your sixth clue: a feeling,
Next stop: Rachel Paige Campbell
Before You Go…
I’m giving one reader this fun giveaway that includes a signed copy of Captured Secrets, a set of 5 photo cards from the setting and animals in the book, and a $20 Amazon gift card.
Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway now!
The more options you complete, the better your odds of winning!
Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 4, 2023.