Fall Fiction Scavenger Hunt

 

#12 Winnie Griggs

So glad you stopped by on this whistle stop tour of the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt, which officially starts Oct. 25 at noon Mountain Daylight Time and ends midnight MDT, Oct. 28. It includes 31 stops and the chance to discover authors with their recent or soon-to-be-released novels.

Collect the clues in red at each post, beginning from Stop #1 (link to http://www.LisaBergren.com) and at Stop #32,  fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the completed clue quote, gathered from all 31 stops, within 24 hours of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. No need to email/submit it, unless you are notified on 10/29/12.

If you do all this, you will be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE of a new Kindle Fire, plus all 31 novels.

2nd & 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, CBD or BookDepository.com gift certificate

(Contest is open to international entrants. If the winner lives outside the United States, they shall win the equivalent in gift certificate funds to the prize in US dollars.)

And finally, take your time. Being the first to collect all the clues does not increase your chances of winning the grand prize (or any other prize). Read the posts. Enter the bonus contests. You have until the 28th to visit all 32 sites. Enjoy the ride!



Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace ~ Winnie Griggs

It’s my great pleasure to host Love Inspired Historical author Winnie Griggs today. I’ve met Winnie at writers’ conferences and can say that she’s as nice and friendly as her photo. A native of Louisiana and one of those “math people” who can also write, Winnie has published over a dozen books, both historical and contemporary romance.  Winnie has been married for over 35 years to her college sweetheart and together they’ve raised four children and a too-numerous-to-count assortment of dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, turtles and 4-H sheep. 

Here’s a scoop on her new book, Handpicked Husband:

 Can she drive away not one, but three suitors?

Free-spirited photographer Regina Nash is ready to try. But unless she marries one of the gentlemen her grandfather has sent for her inspection, she’ll lose custody of her nephew. So she must persuade them – and Adam Barr, her grandfather’s envoy – that she’d make a thoroughly unsuitable wife.

Adam isn’t convinced. Regina might be unconventional, but she has wit, spirit and warmth – why can’t the three bachelors he escorted here to Texas see that? He not only sees it, but is drawn to it. His job, though, is to make sure Regina chooses from one of those men – not to marry her himself!

Can Reggie and Adam overcome the secrets in her past, and the shadows in his, to find a perfect future together?

 If that didn’t whet your appetite to read more, Winnie gives us an exclusive look at how she keeps track of all the details in her new series, of which Handpicked Husband is Book 1. Winnie has even designed a neat map (there’s the analytical, left-brain part of her) of fictional Turnabout, Texas. I love maps so got a treat out of this.

      My September book, Handpicked Husband, is the first book in a new four-book series, all set in the fictional town of Turnabout, Texas. The series follows the lives of four men who left Philadelphia to travel to Texas and build new lives for themselves. They are four VERY different men and I’m having a whole lot of fun telling their stories. I’ve already turned in the second book, which will release next July under the title The Bride Next Door and I’m well into the third book which has a working title of Eve’s Christmas.

But the deeper I get into these stories, the harder it has become to keep up with all the little details from book to book. One thing I’ve done, which I do for most every book I write, is set up a document that lists all the many secondary characters who put in an appearance in any of the books, no matter how minor a role they play. You just never know when one of these characters will need to make a return appearance and it sure saves having to go back and find out who so-and-so’s husband is and what the name of the telegrapher is, etc.

Lately, however, I’ve discovered I need reminders of a different sort. I find myself losing track of where the different residences and businesses are in relation to each other. So the other day I bit the bullet and sat down to draw up a town map. I had to dig into the first two books to get things laid out properly, and I found one or two inconsistencies that I can take care of in the copyedit stage of the second book. But now I have it down on paper as a handy-dandy reference to guide me as I write these last two books. It’s not fancy and it is by no means drawn to scale, but it helps me keep the relative positions of everything straight.

You can take a peek at it at this link:  http://www.winniegriggs.com/Turnabout.html

Winnie loves to hear from readers.  You can contact her via her website www.winniegriggs.com or find her on facebook at www.facebook.com/winnie.griggs

You can also purchase Winnie’s books at: www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, or www.christianbook.com

 

THE SCAVENGER HUNT BASICS

Before you go, please leave a comment below and tell Winnie if her map was easy to follow or if there was something you’d like to see in a typical map of a town that she may have left out.

Then, write down this Stop #12 clue: soon. Your next stop is Winnie Griggs’ website:

http://www.winniegriggs.com/scavenger-hunt.2012-10.html


BONUS PRIZES!!

For those who leave a comment here and add their names to my newsletter sign-up (under the Contact tab at the top of my blog) and “like” me on Amazon  I’ll enter your names for a chance to win one of 10 copies of my latest book Her Good Name.  For one of those lucky winners, I’ll add a couple of Downeast Maine treats (in honor of the book’s location) pictured here: a balsam fir sachet pillow (delicious scent!) and a bag of beach pebble chocolates from Berry Vines Gifts of Machias, Maine.

For those of you having trouble finding where to leave a comment, just look under the book cover of Her Good Name to the left here, at all the tiny gray words. Comments is at the very end of that list. Just click on that word.

 


 

Thanks to all those who entered the bonus giveaway. Congratulations to Krystal, Leah, Meagan, Cindy, Andrea, Lynda, Kathleen, Shantelle, Rose, and Amy for winning a copy of Her Good Name. Congratulations to Meagan for winning the downeast Maine treats! Enjoy!

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233 Responses to Fall Fiction Scavenger Hunt

  1. Elyssa says:

    What a great giveaway! This book looks amazing… can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win. =)

  2. Looks like a good read!

  3. Helga/Q says:

    another booked added to my wishlist!

  4. Nanc says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your book! Looks really good!

  5. Angie Adair says:

    Sounds good! I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your mailings. Thanks for the hunt!

  6. I loved the map what a cool way to keep track. I know I will use that Idea in the future. Thank you and God bless you. I would love to read your book.

    Glenda Parker

  7. Meagan Williford says:

    I am excited about this book! I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter. Thanks!

  8. Janelle says:

    That is such a good idea to have a map! I love it! I always have wondered how authors keep storylines/characters/locations/etc/ straight…a map makes perfect sense now! (And glad there is library to be sure!)

    I signed up for the newsletter, liked Ms. Axtell on Amazon and I would love to win the Downeast goodies! My husband is from Maine but we moved to Washington state where I am from. We don’t get back east much so I have just decided to set up our spare bedroom and bathroom in a Maine theme, with moose, fish, chickadees, and other Maine inspired decorations.

    Thank you!

  9. joan L. says:

    Would definitely love to read your book. It sounds so interesting. I hope to get the chance to read it.

  10. Bethany B. says:

    Map looks good to me!

    Your book looks really interesting! I liked you on Amazon, and signed up for your newsletter. 🙂

  11. Kate Voss says:

    Great Contest!

  12. Priscilla says:

    This sounds awesome!!! And your book cover draws me in. I enjoy reading books with pretty book covers 🙂

  13. Trisha says:

    What a fun book! Can’t wait to read the other three
    Enjoyed your map of the town 🙂

  14. Marianne says:

    This novel looks fascinating! i liked your amazon page and shared it, and also signed up for your newsletter. Awesome giveaway! Can you guess i’m a readaholic?

  15. Liz Riggs says:

    I loved the bit about the map. It sounds like something I’d do =) I’d love to win a copy of Her Good Name!

  16. Stacey says:

    Your book cover looks so beautiful and I’d love a chance to win!

  17. Brianna says:

    Your book sounds awesome and I would love a chance to win it!!!

  18. What a neat blog tour! I’m really enjoying learning about all these authors and new books.

  19. Melanie Anderson says:

    Beach pebble…. how neat.

  20. Connie R. says:

    Wow, this comment spot was hard to find! Yes, Winnie’s map helps explain details about the town.

    I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter. I would love to win your book. I also live in Maine.

  21. Emily says:

    Yay I love books!

  22. Marisa says:

    I’m so excited to read your book!! I just put it on my must-read list!!
    I’m grateful for Winnie’s suggestions and will definitely use that for my current WIP!

    • Marisa says:

      I just wanted to add that Winnie’s map was incredibly easy to understand…wow! I definitely have my work cut out for me with drawing a fantasy map! Ideas, anyone??

  23. Kelly Ropson says:

    I’ve always loved your books. I think Wild Rose is my all-time favorite though!

    • Ruth says:

      A lot of people love Wild Rose! Hope you enjoy Her Good Name. It’s sort of a sequel, if you can discover that (some of the names have changed slightly).

  24. amy campbell says:

    Signed up for newsletter and liked on Amazon. Thanks for the hunt and giveaway!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  25. Susan Stahley says:

    I thought the map was very easy to read. I also liked how she put the little buildings in and the train tracks.

  26. Amy Drown says:

    LOVED the map! I did this, too, for the very first novel I wrote when I was a teenager — I even made a phone book of all the people who lived there! LOL! Glad I’m not the only OCD writer in the world. 🙂 I’ve signed up for the newsletter and “Liked” your page on Amazon, Ruth — looking forward to reading this book!
    amy(at)amydrown(dot)com

  27. Lisa Bartelt says:

    The map is a great idea! I would have trouble keeping everything straight. Makes it easier to visualize!

  28. Angela Bell says:

    Great post. This Scavenger Hunt is fun!

  29. Marie says:

    I love this Hunt because I am meeting new-to-me authors like Winnie! I love that her book is set in Texas, where I live. I can’t wait to read more about it.

    I remember seeing Moonlight’s book cover recently and FALLING in love, Ruth! I love the cover of Her Good Name and would love to read & review it. I have liked you and signed up for your newsletter as well. Maine Treats!! My mother – a military brat – always said Maine was her favorite home! I wish we could go visit Maine, but we’ll settle for reading your book for now! Thank you for the giveaway!

  30. Becky says:

    Love the cover! Can’t wait to read it!

  31. Jennifer says:

    I am adding this book to my wishlist! I cannot wait to read it!
    I subscribed to your newsletter and liked you on amazon!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Jennifer
    jmschwindt0306 at gmail dot com

  32. Robin says:

    didn’t see the map. but I’m sure it’s fine.
    your book looks like a great read!
    thank you for being part of this blog-hop/scavenger hunt; I’ve never taken part in one before, and it’s really fun. 🙂

  33. Carla says:

    Ruth Axtell – I have never read any of your books, but hope to soon. I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Google. I would love to win, so I can become better aquainted with your books.

  34. Susan Stitch says:

    I love that you drew a map to keep things straight! The map looks pretty easy to follow…and it’s nice to see a town that was created on a true grid! Please include my name in the drawing, and I can’t wait to read your new books.

  35. Darci says:

    Great hunt!

  36. Linda Ortiz says:

    Love Historical Fiction, especially your stories! Thank you for a chance in this giveaway!

  37. Lisa G says:

    Winnie’s map was easy to follow, looks good. I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter. So much fun!! Thank you!

  38. Susan Wilson says:

    Thanks for this scavenger hunt!

  39. Rina says:

    Some of my relatives live in Maine and it’s not often you find a book set in that beautiful state! Can’t wait to get a chance to read your book! Signed up for your newsletter and liked your Amazon page. kentiapalm(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. I would jump at the chance to read any of these books! Many blessings to you all from a grateful fan!!!

  41. Jamie says:

    The maps looks great! Easy to follow and looks like a great read!

  42. Selina says:

    Thanks for the collage! Great picture of all the books.

  43. Brittany says:

    Very fun. Enjoying these posts!

  44. Jasmine A. says:

    Thanks for hosting this part of the scavenger hunt! LIKED on Amazon and commented here but the link to sign up for the newsletter appears to be broken as I keep getting a File Not Found error message.

    • Ruth says:

      Not sure what could be wrong with the newsletter link. I’m getting others’ names. But no worry, I have your e-mail from the comments.Thanks so much for commenting!

  45. ladysaotome says:

    The map was fairly easy to follow but I think it would be even easier if all the text was aligned in the same direction. Or maybe birds-eye view? The book sounds great, though!
    And I liked you on Amazon & joined the newsletter. Thanks for participating in this fun scavenger hunt!

  46. Megan Parsons says:

    This book looks fantastic! I liked you on Amazon & signed up for your newsletter. I would love to win a book! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

  47. Stephanie says:

    My husband and I spent 10 days in Maine on our honeymoon. We fell in love with Maine. I am excited to read a book set in that beautiful state!

  48. Cherie Kasper says:

    Winnie, your book sounds so interesting. I did look at the map, thought it very easy to read, was wondering though, during this time period did they have libraries or parks shown on maps?
    Ruth, I would love to win a copy of your book. I did all you asked, like your writeup on Amazon also.
    ckasper 49(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Ruth says:

      I’ll answer this for Winnie, though I’m sure she’ll contact you, too, after the Scavenger Hunt. They had libraries (circulating libraries, they called) them in early 1800s England, as well as parks, so they probably had them in later 19th century America, too.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  49. Emily says:

    Can’t wait to read your book, Ruth! Thanks for the chance to win! I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter! Thanks again!

  50. Hello Ruth,
    I don’t know how I missed commenting – I hope this isn’t a duplicate but I couldn’t find a comment from me here.

    Love this scavenger hunt – reminds me of childhood!

    Would love a copy of Her Good Name! Your books are lovely.

    Blessings,
    Becky

  51. Judy Burgi says:

    The map looked great. I wouldn’t change anything. At least right now I can’t think of anything to add.

    I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your news letter. I’m enjoying the hunt!

    Blessings!
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

  52. Katie M. says:

    What a fun giveaway!!! I look forward to getting the chance to read your book 🙂

  53. The only thing I didn’t like was the upside down houses. I like her title, though. : )

  54. Beth Gillihan says:

    I signed up and liked you on amazon! Thanks!

  55. Catherine DaCosta says:

    Another great looking book. Just read Homespun Bride (can’t remember the author…:-() but Handpicked Husband sounds like it should just go right along with it 🙂

  56. Shantelle says:

    I would love to read both of the books… Handpicked Husband and Her Good Name!! Both look very interesting! Thanks for this giveaway!! 🙂

  57. Shantelle says:

    Also, Ruth, I signed up for your mailing list. Thanks again.

  58. It’s great to “meet” you, Ruth! I’ve enjoyed several of your books in the past. Looking forward to reading this one!

    I enjoyed looking at Winnie’s map. I’m a very visual person. I had not read her books and it’s fun to find a new author. I’m always excited to find books set in Texas!

  59. Galadriel says:

    I’m surprised that all the streets on your map are so straight. Are there any curvy ones?

  60. Marie Ferland says:

    I’ve not read any of your books Ruth, but I’d love to give it a try! I signed up for your newsletter and I liked you on Amazon too!

  61. Cheri says:

    Please enter me in the drawing!

  62. Caitlin says:

    i’m excited to read some of your books

  63. Anneliese says:

    I loved the map! What a great idea.
    Signed up & liked – thanks!

  64. wanda barefoot says:

    I love this scavenger hunt but now I have so many books to add to my “wish list”! I would love to read your new book! Thank you!

    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  65. Casey says:

    What an absolutely beautiful blog you have Ruth! I almost picked your book up at ACFW and just didn’t. I did sign up for your newsletter and “liked” you on Amazon. Thanks so much for taking part in this fun scavenger hunt! It’s my first one. 🙂

  66. Gail says:

    Love maps in books! Also love all of Ruth Axtell Morren’s books that I’ve read. Would love another one. Gail

  67. Kristie Truett says:

    I’d love an opportunity to read one of your books. Although I haven’t read any yet, I’m so excited about the opportunity to meet new authors through this scavenger hunt!! I have a whole stack of names and books to read now!! My husbands gonna die when he see’s this!! God bless.

  68. Linda says:

    I loved the map! When I read the series it will be easy to picture now.
    I tried to sign for Amazon but am on mobile and can’t find the like button 🙁

  69. Natalie Holmgren says:

    I would love to win! Thanks!

  70. Sheryl G says:

    Another book added to my “to read” list

  71. Brandi Luiz says:

    loved the map, I like it when a story series has a map of the town, Terri Blackstock seems to do that in her series’ and I love it! Thanks,

  72. Lynnae says:

    Love the idea of a map!

    I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Amazon! Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!

  73. Lauri P. says:

    The map is great! That is so neat; yet another great writer’s idea.

    Both of your books sounds wonderful! I will read them one way or another. Thank you for doing this! I am blessed to know you! 🙂

    ~Lauri

  74. Krystal says:

    Loved the map. Ruth, I liked you on Amazon but I am having trouble subscribing to your newsletter. Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt. It’s been so much fun.

    • Ruth says:

      Krystal,
      A few people have had trouble signing up, I don’t know why. But that’s all right. I have your e-mail from your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

  75. Randi says:

    This sounds like a good book, and I look forward to reading it! The map was really good. I would like it better, though, if I could see the whole thing at once without needing to scroll up and down. That’s probably just an issue with my computer screen, though, and certainly wouldn’t be an issue in a book. I really like it when authors include them!

  76. June says:

    Ruth, I have read all of your LI Historical books and really enjoyed them. Looking forward to reading both “Her Good Name” and “Moonlight Masquerade” They look great! And I love Winnie’s books too. You did a great job introducing her 🙂 I also signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Amazon.

  77. Becky says:

    Hello, I subscribed to your newsletter, liked you on Amazon and facebook! Your book covers are really beautiful!

  78. Gail Griffey says:

    Love the map. It’s a great idea.
    Thanks for being part of the hunt.

  79. James says:

    Scavenger Hunt is a great idea.

  80. Rebecca Edwards says:

    The map is nice the way it is. This book has been on my wish list since I first spotted it was available. I can’t wait to read Her Good Name, since reading the sample pages I have already started becoming impatient for my amazon gift cards that I receive each Christmas.
    (I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on amazon)
    jbedwards123@triad.rr.com

  81. Sally says:

    I love it when authors include maps in their books! Helps keep me oriented.
    Would love to read your book, too. Will include it in my ‘books to read’ list!

  82. Jennifer says:

    I’m joining! 😀

  83. Marissa E. says:

    The map was pretty easy to read, but some things were upside down which was difficult to read.

  84. Dana says:

    Interesting! Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt and giveaways!

  85. Melissa says:

    Very clear map, I made my last one on paper and pencil and had to extend over to three pages and well, it’s not as clear as yours! Need to do it on computer!

  86. Wendy says:

    Turnabout looks like it would be hard to get around in! The buildings are facing every which way. It also looks like it would be fun to explore.

  87. Jane Squires says:

    I already am on your newsletter and have you on facebook. So please enter me here.

  88. Donna Chellis says:

    I have liked your Amazon page, signed up for your newsletter and look forward to reading one of your books!!

  89. Shannon Gillette says:

    Thank you for participating, this has been so much fun. I would love to win a copy of your book. It sounds exactly like the books I tend to pick to read. Thank you.

  90. wanda barefoot says:

    I LOVE historical fiction and I think your map was great! Most authors don’t go to the trouble but it helps give a visual. Good thinking!

  91. Diana Gardner says:

    I signed up for your newsletter and “liked” you on Amazon!

  92. Brenda Hurley says:

    Fri Oct 26th …. Morning, Ruth. Yes, please enter me for a chance to win: “Her Good Name”, which I absolutely love the sound of — characters and story-line.
    I “liked” you on Amazon; and, I signed up for your Newsletter.
    Thank-you for this opportunity.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda Hurley

  93. Susan P says:

    I think the map was very easy to read. It didn’t confuse me at all. I’m surprised at how far apart some things are, I had always pictured them more “around the corner or block” than streets apart. 🙂
    Thanks for being in the hunt!

  94. Susan P says:

    signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Amazon!

  95. C.E. Hart says:

    Handpicked Husband sounds like a great book! So does Her Good Name! I’d love to read these books.

    The map was extremely easy to follow. What a cool idea. 🙂

    Please enter me in the contest to win Her Good Name (and the Downeast Maine treats!)

    # I signed up for your newsletter (nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com)
    # I was LIKE #140 on Amazon

  96. Marijo says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  97. Carissa says:

    looking forward to read these books.

  98. Hi Ruth,
    I am the #142 like on Amazon on your author page, and wrote to be added to your newsletter.
    Regarding the map, where do the people stopping on the train go to have lunch or hot tea? Is there a creek nearby for children to soak their feet on a lazy afternoon? Tree-covered lane with the sound of birds on a side road not on the town grid to get away and dream? I think maps are helpful to put in the front of books to get a connection. Like the map idea very much.
    Why doesn’t Regina’s grandfather realize Adam is the one for her? Look forward to meeting the little nephew. Does he have a matchmaking part? Wondering how old he is and if Adam takes him fishing?

    for the downhome Downeast Maine treats and BOOK! here is my address to contact me! lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net
    Kathleen

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Kathleen,
      I thought I recognized your address. I’m just addressing the envelope for Her Good Name which you won on the other blog! I know Winnie Griggs will be answering your questions about her map. She had to be away this weekend, so hasn’t been able to respond to comments. Your questions/suggestions will be very helpful. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  99. I liked and signed up for the newsletter!

  100. Marla Alleman says:

    your books look great

  101. Stacy says:

    Oops…I just commented on the previous post instead of this one. I still think Winnie’s map was good. 🙂

  102. Lauren says:

    Looks like such a great book! Would love to get it!

  103. Lynda says:

    I loved the map (yes, it was quite easy to follow), and that I’m not the only one who sometimes needs to “see” it rather than just imagine it. Thanks for letting us in on part of your creative process, Ms. Griggs! I’m loving this hunt!

  104. Kandra says:

    Wow, this is a great way to get news of great new books and new (to me) authors! Please enter me!

  105. Kim says:

    The map was pretty easy to follow! Though I would make all the type horizontal so it’s easier to read. 🙂

    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  106. Margaret says:

    This scavenger hunt is so much fun!

  107. Debbie says:

    Winnie, I think the map is very straight-forward and easy to follow. I would like to see a library in the town as well.
    Thanks for the chance to win your book, Ruth.

  108. Andrea Williams says:

    Would love to read your book! Subscribed and liked on Amazon. Please enter me. 🙂

  109. Elizabeth says:

    That looks like an interesting book! Yet another book this Scavenger Hunt has put on my “want to read” list!! 🙂

  110. Merry says:

    Handpicked Husband is an awesome story, I loved it!
    I signed up for the newsletter and liked you on Amazon.

  111. Carolyn Gould says:

    The map looks great!

  112. Andrea says:

    Would love to read your book! Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! I am loving it! 🙂

    Liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter! Look forward to hearing/seeing more of your stories.

    Andrea

  113. shelly says:

    I think the map was pretty easy to follow. Sounds like a great read!
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

  114. Barbara H. says:

    I can imagine I’d have to make something like that, too if I were writing a book. Yes, the map looked easy to follow. Only suggestions for something else that could be on it would be things like parks, lakes, rivers, etc.

  115. Rachelle says:

    I would like to see a compass or some way to demarcate direction. For some reason that really helps me get the feel of the town when I’m reading a story. For example, if a house is set to the west of a friend or family member then when I’m reading I can envision how that would look for the character (sun in their eyes or at their back, etc…). Thanks for the giveaway! This is my first christian fiction scavenger hunt and my “to be read” list is growing higher and higher!

  116. karenk says:

    ruth…looking forward to reading your novel…i ‘liked’ you on amazon…and signed up for your newsletter, too 🙂

  117. Susan Grondin says:

    I’ve read several of your books and have more to read on my Kindle. Thanks for participating in this scavenger hunt and offering additional prizes.

  118. Hannah says:

    I have to say, as a reader that lives in Vermont it’s really impressive to see a book set in our area! Maine is so close to Vermont lol but especially ChristFic is NEVER set in New England it seems like, unfortunately. Love the cover very much, Ruth 🙂 Beautiful! I’m a newsletter follower!
    Hannah

  119. Jessica says:

    Would love to win this giveaway!

  120. Laura Wilson says:

    I looked at Winnie’s map and everything I could think of that is needed in a small town I found on the map.

    I love the way this scavenger hunt opens me up to knowing new authors that I would not have otherwise read.

    Laura Wilson
    laura(at)unforsaken(dot)ca

  121. Megan W says:

    The map is a great idea! I once tried to make a family chart for my characters only problem is there are over 70 characters who are all related to another character. It turned into a big complicated mess. *laughs* I’m loving this scavenger hunt. It is so fun! I liked you on amazon and signed up for your newsletter. Email is – ForeverdazzledbyKL(at)gmail(dot)com

  122. Hello everyone! I just returned home from a family vacation in honor of my Mom’s birthday that included stops at the Hoover Dam, The Grand Canyon and historic Sedona AZ. Had a FABULOUS time but it’s nice to be home. I just did a quick read through everyone’s comments and have found some lovely suggestions that I want to try to include in the next iteration of this map. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look it over and for saying such lovely things. Will try to leave more personal replies when I get unpacked and rested up a bit!

  123. Kim says:

    I got another author to add to my list of “new to me” authors. I like the map. When I read the book, the map will come in handy.
    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  124. Cathy Wieneke says:

    What an interesting period in history! Your book looks very good. I also liked the map.

  125. Peg says:

    This looks like a book I want to read. Hopefully I can win it! I am also signing up for your newsletter and will like you on Amazon.

  126. Sarah G says:

    The map was reaaaallly nice! Thats really a great tip for a future writer. I personallly will write down details about minor characters too…haha. But the map was good and very clear. 🙂

  127. Trish says:

    Nice map. Enjoying the hunt!!!

  128. Melodi says:

    Thank you for being part of the Scavenger Hunt! I’m looking forward to reading your books. I signed up for your newsletter and “liked” you on Amazon. 🙂

  129. Halita says:

    This sounds like an amazing book and one that really catches my attention.

  130. Sandy A says:

    I think the map was very easy to read. Is there a restaurant/cafe in the town?

  131. Cindy Regnier says:

    The map is great. It adds so much to a story to be able to see something like this. So excited to read

  132. Mary Kay says:

    Hi Ruth, I am glad to learn about Her Good Name and look forward to reading it. And Winnie’s too–sounds great. This scavenger hunt is such a good idea. Thanks for participating. (And THANKS for helping me find the comments.)

  133. Faye Oygard says:

    Her Good Name sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks so much for hosting this leg of the hunt 🙂

  134. apple blossom says:

    thanks for the chance to win this nice giveaway.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  135. Candice says:

    Love the map, that is totally something my OCD self would do!
    The book sounds good, definitely on my To Read list!

  136. MarthaE says:

    Her Good Name sounds lovely. Thanks for a chance to win. I liked you on Amazon and signed up for the newsletter.
    mesreadsAT gmail.com

  137. MarthaE says:

    I couldn’t find a place to comment on Winnie’s site so I came back here to say that I enjoyed her post and love the map idea!

  138. Mary Preston says:

    I would love to read HER GOOD NAME thank you. It looks wonderful.

    Signed up for the newsletter & LIKE on Amazon.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  139. Abby says:

    That’s a super cool map! It’s certainly not a normal map, but I love it!

  140. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance says:

    The map is great! I also really like the sound of the book. Off to the next clue.

  141. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance says:

    PS I signed up for the newsletter and liked you on Amazon

  142. Marcia says:

    Love historical fiction and just can’t get enough. Looks like a great book!

  143. Marcia says:

    I love historical fiction and just can’t get enough. Looks like a GREAT book!

  144. Marcia Hill says:

    I love historical fiction and just can’t get enough. Would love a copy of your book!

  145. Gretchen says:

    The book looks interesting. Having a map for a book is helpful.

  146. Cindy Shaffer says:

    It’s been fun following this scavenger hunt and learning about new authors! Would love to win a new book to read!

  147. Pam Kellogg says:

    Her Good Name looks like a very good book. The extra goodies you are giving away look very nice as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  148. Sarah says:

    I would love to read your book. Thank you!
    I signed up for your newsletter and “liked” you on Amazon!

  149. Dee says:

    I’m so excited about reading your books. I’ve added you to my list of new authors. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books.

  150. Tara says:

    Looks great!

  151. Judy says:

    I love the way the houses face different ways as that tells you what the character sees when they exit. Do the drawings represent in a simple way the structures look? I would love to see a map with an actual drawing or picture of the structure. Thanks for the tips. Definitely will help me with my writing. Your book sounds engaging. Can’t wait to read it to see how it ends. Thank you.

  152. Sapphire says:

    The book sounds great! I was also very impressed with the map – I was expecting something hand-drawn, not all neat and tidy with computer graphics. I also liked how the railroad cut diagonally into town, not in a straight line.

  153. Sharon says:

    I loved the map and thought it was a great idea to include in the book!

  154. Diane says:

    Awesome map – I loved it!

  155. Wilani Wahl says:

    Your book has been added to my wish list and so grateful I discovered this scavenger hunt.

  156. Cindy Woolard says:

    I love the cover of your book! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  157. Julia says:

    The map was a good idea and easy to follow.

  158. Gailya Keller says:

    I loved the map! I enjoy having a map in books I am reading because it really brings the town a little closer in my mind. I often look back to it as I am reading when something happens. I think it is a great idea to go ahead and make one up as you start…sometimes you never know in your first book, who may need there own story and it is a great idea to have it ready for the next book. Thanks for this chance for great prizes!! On with the Hunt!! 🙂

  159. Beautiful book cover! I can’t wait to read it!

  160. Shan says:

    Her good name, what a great title. Doesn’t everyone want their name to bring up good memories, mean something positive, be a blessing?! I have a nephew whom every time his name was mentioned you could see the looks on faces, hear the groans and I felt just awful for him because he was, and is, a wonderful young man. There is much in a name…can’t wait to read your book. Please enter me to win a copy. I have done all the things you asked of, and after much searching even found where to comment 😉

  161. DarcyO says:

    I’m having fun on the “hunt.” Thanks so much!

  162. Your book sounds so interesting, on my growing to read list.

  163. Rachel K. says:

    The map was great. Thank you for hosting the hunt.

  164. Brittney Diaz says:

    I would love the chance to read this book, it looks really good!!! I signed up for your newsletter and liked your amazon page.

  165. Gean says:

    Love your map – hope I win a book!

  166. Leah says:

    I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter. Would love the chance to win this book; it looks great!

  167. Jenny Booher says:

    I love the cover on the new book and am really enjoying the hunt!

  168. Mary Tullila says:

    Liked you on Amazon and signed up for newsletter.

  169. Allison Jones says:

    I like the map! Sometimes you just need a map to keep up with everyone! Thanks for the chance to win – loving the scavenger hunt!

  170. Lady DragonKeeper says:

    Neat! The only thing is that the map can be a bit hard to read with some of the text upside down and such.

    I liked your Amazon page but I couldn’t subscribe to your newsletter –it says page not found: http://ruthaxtell.com/subscribe/

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

  171. Jes says:

    Yes, Winnie’s map was easy to follow!

    • Jes says:

      Signed up for your newsletter. Tried to like you on Amazon but when I clicked on the like button repeatedly nothing seemed to happen. 🙁

      • Ruth says:

        I’ve found with Amazon that in order to “like” a book or author, I have to sign in. If you don’t have an Amazon account, that’s OK. Thanks for stopping by!

  172. bonnie says:

    Map so easy to read! Have always wanted to visit Maine – would love to do so by winning the book. Thanks!

  173. CaraG says:

    The map is very precise and easy to read. Love that there are empty lots, too. They leave room for the arrival of new characters.

  174. Robyn Conners says:

    I added your book to my wish list and I look forward to reading it. Thanks for the pictures and background of the book.

  175. Lindy Enlow says:

    Sooooooo exciting! Would love to enter!!

  176. Laura says:

    I participated in the hunt last spring and was introduced to so many new authors. Reading good books is one of the reasons I look forward to the long Wisconsin winters. This time, I’ve created a word file to help me remember each author to keep me company this winter.

  177. bn100 says:

    I liked you on Amazon and signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  178. Nancy says:

    I love reading

  179. Ruth Ann Dell says:

    Thank you for the scavenger hunt, it’s such fun.

    I think Winnie’s map is very clear and easy to follow.

    Ruth Ann Dell

  180. Would love to win a copy of HER GOOD NAME (and of course the little treats from Maine). Thanks for all the giveaways!

  181. Athena says:

    I signed up and I like you on amazon! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  182. Veronica says:

    I think the map was really thorough and easy to read. I signed up for your newsletter and liked you on Amazon. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  183. Karen R says:

    Love the map~ always helps me when reading to picture what the layout is as described~maps helps a lot. Thanks for the opportunity to read more. 🙂

  184. Joanna Stricker says:

    I enjoy your books and have been a fan since reading “Wild Rose”…loved it! I am so glad that you continue to write excellent Christian books for readers. Thank you!

  185. April says:

    That book has been catching my eye on Amazon for a while now! I’ll def have to get it soon! I liked you and signed up for the newsletter! I’d love to be entered into the contest, as well :).
    ndfan1993(@)gmail.com

  186. Mary Kay says:

    Did the likes and sign-ups. Thanks for helping me find WHERE to do it.

    BLessings to you!

  187. Ms Denise M DiFalco says:

    What an awesome opportunity~

  188. Lourdes Montes says:

    I signed up for your newsletter and would love to win.

  189. Amber says:

    Looks like a great read!

  190. Kathy says:

    Loved the map, always so helpful when reading a book. Especially with lots of characters and action in many different locations.

    I’d love to read Her Good Name too, sounds so interesting. Thank you!

  191. Debra Pierce says:

    Looks like an amazing book!

  192. Wendi says:

    This book looks right up my alley! I enjoy love inspired books so much!

  193. Cathy Roueche says:

    I love all of your books!

  194. Kerry S. says:

    Looks like an interesting read. 🙂

  195. Annette says:

    Been “hunting” through all these great books and this one looks like a keeper!

  196. Melinda says:

    The contest is closed according to Rafflecopter, but it’s not yet midnight mountain time, so I hope my comment isn’t coming in too late. Thanks for being part of this scavenger hunt–I love discovering new authors!

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Melinda,
      Yes, the person who set up Rafflecopter realized her mistake that it was left at Eastern time, so she is accepting all those who went by mountain time. I’ll give her your email to put into the grand drawing.

  197. Bri says:

    Always great to find new authors! I’ll be checking out “Her Good Name” on my next bookstore trip and I am looking forward to reading “Moonlight Masquerade” in 2013! 😀 Signed up for your newsletter and I was your 200th like on amazon! Thank you for the contest!

  198. Katie Johnson says:

    I would love to read this book.

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Katie, This contest is now closed, but sign up for my newsletter, or keep stopping by and you’ll know of other giveaways. Thanks for stopping by!

  199. Thank you for your e-mail to me! ~ and congratulations to Meagan! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  200. Shantelle says:

    Ruth,
    I am one of the winners of Her Good Name. I emailed you once, but you emailed again saying you didn’t get a response. So I emailed back twice more… just wondering if maybe I got your email address wrong…

    Thanks!! In Christ, Shantelle

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