Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! To find a summary of all of the workings of the hunt, visit this page on Lisa Tawn Bergren’s site.
I am a part of TEAM PINK, and this is Stop 17.
If you’re just joining us, there are two loops—pink and purple—and they begin at Lisa Bergren’s site and Robin Lee Hatcher’s site for stop #1 for either stream. If you complete either the pink loop or purple loop, you can enter for a Kindle Paperwhite and the 17 autographed books from that loop. If you complete BOTH loops, you can enter for the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire HDX and ALL 34 autographed books.
The Hunt begins at NOON Mountain time on April 16 and ends at midnight Mountain on April 19, 2015, so you have a long weekend to complete all 34 stops and maximize your chances at prizes!
BE SURE to keep track of the clues at the bottom of every post in the loop and the favorite number mentioned. You’ll need those clues to enter for the loop prize and every number mentioned in order to enter for the grand prize.
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So now, without further ado, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my special guest for the Scavenger Hunt:
ROBIN LEE HATCHER
Though I’d seen Robin’s books on the shelves for many years, I didn’t actually meet her until we were both nominated for a RITA award. I was instantly struck by her genuineness and warmth. I was so excited to find out that I get to host her as part of the spring Scavenger Hunt!
Now for the official bio:
Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers, Robin has authored over 75 books. She and her husband make their home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).
And here is the summary of her latest book:
Will writing a romance help this author find a real-life hero?
Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents’ empty home seems her only option. However, being in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm her.
Charity’s former high school classmate Buck Malone never left town, instead sacrificing his dreams to take care of his family. Now he enjoys an uncomplicated life as a wilderness guide and confirmed bachelor. The last thing on his mind is settling down.
When Charity’s dog causes an accident that leaves Buck with a broken ankle and wrist at the start of prime tourist season, Charity has little choice but to render aid while he recuperates. Soon Buck becomes the inspiration for Charity’s hero, both on the page and off. Can he also help her face and overcome her fears so they might find their own happily ever after?
And now here is Robin's exclusive content just for the scavenger hunt:
If you’ve read my novels or my Facebook page, you probably already know that I passionately love my native state of Idaho. I love it from its high desert country in the south to its pine covered mountains just about everywhere else.
Most people outside of Idaho think of potatoes when you mention the state. And it’s true. We grow great potatoes in soil made rich by volcanic ash. But did you know there is more wilderness area in Idaho than in any other state except Alaska? Did you know Idaho’s nickname is the “Gem State” because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there? Did you know that Shoshone Falls is higher than Niagara Falls? Did you know that the deepest river gorge in North America is Hells Canyon, carved through a portion of western Idaho by the Snake River? Did you know that we have award-winning wineries and beautiful orchards? Did you know that National Geographic named one of our lakes (Lake Pend Orielle) one of the five most beautiful in the world? Did you know that more gold came out of Idaho’s gold rush than from either the California gold rush or the Klondike gold rush?
And those facts are only the tip of the iceberg.
"I have set my books in locations all over the state, but most often, I set them in the southwest section, within about a hundred miles of the capital city of Boise, places that have been my stomping grounds (and horseback riding grounds) all of my life.
When I was in elementary school, we often sang Idaho’s state song, And Here We Have Idaho. The music was copyrighted in 1915, and a University of Idaho student wrote the chorus in 1917. Here are those words from the chorus:
And here we have Idaho,
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
And romance lies in her name.
Singing, we’re singing of you,
Ah, proudly too. All our lives thru,
We’ll go singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.
"It’s a beautiful state song that represents the beauties of the state I call home. If you’d like to hear it preformed, you can click HERE for a YouTube video."
THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY
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I chose the number 5 because it's the day (in May) when Tiffany Girl comes out! Woot!
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