Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #4



Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #4



Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!


The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 11/6)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #31. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!

I'm thrilled to welcome the amazing Cindy Woodsmall to my blog! Cindy has been writing bestselling Amish fiction for years and wowing readers for good reason. If you haven't checked out her books before now, don't waste any other time doing so! (Confession: I'm not a huge fan of Amish fiction, but I've loved everything I've read of Cindy's!!)

Cindy is here with The Angel of Forest Hill, an amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth. Because of Joel’s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God’s providence—is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?

And now without further ado, here's Cindy!

Seven Ways I Escape into an Amish Setting
by Cindy Woodsmall

 I love writing, and I love exploring the Amish culture and the challenges and romance that are a part of that lifestyle. Since my home as an adult is far removed from the Plain world, I rely on certain methods to help me escape into the Amish world
 
1.         Some mornings, I rise early, the way I do when staying with Amish friends, and then sit on the porch with my coffee. While darkness surrounds me, I listen as nature wakes. Keeping the windows open once I’m in my home office helps too.



2.         I may put bread onto bake. (In the bread machine, of course!) The aroma of bread baking really helps transport me.

3.         Years ago, as an Old Order Amish friend and I were going to the dry goods store by horse and buggy, I took a video clip of it as the horse clippety-clopped along, and watching that is often helpful. (Click to see the video!)

4.         Throughout the last two decades, I’ve taken many pictures (by permission) of Amish friends. Those can visually transport me from my home in Georgia into their homes and lives once again.



5.         Spreading an Amish-made quilt over me works well. If it’s winter and my windows are open, this is a nice treat. If it’s summer, it’s a good reminder of how hot a day gets for the Amish since they don’t have air-conditioning.

6.         Brewing coffee in a percolator on my gas stove the way the Amish do surrounds me with the feel and aroma of being in an Amish home.

7.         Going to the local farmer’s market is very helpful. The one nearest me has ten to fifteen booths that line one side street of a small, historic town. Sometimes going to an antique store is helpful too.

 


Cindy Woodsmall is an award-winning New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written nineteen works of fiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets, including being featured on ABC Nightline. The Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as one of the top three most popular authors of Amish fiction.







Here’s the Stop #4 Skinny:
You can order Cindy's book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down: this year's

Link to Stop #5, the Next Stop on the Loop: CindyWoodsmall's site, where she has a giveaway waiting for you!

And of course, I have one for you as well. =)

At stop #3 I told you a little bit about Ella--well, here's your chance to win her story! Or if you're in the mood for some holiday reads, you could opt for Giver of Wonders instead, a story featuring the young man the world now knows as St. Nicholas and exploring the origin of Christian traditions we still uphold today.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


241 comments:

  1. My sister and I love both of you guys' books! Recalling looking forward to reading new releases!

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    1. *Really (not recalling, lol)

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    2. I always enjoy the Scavenger Hunt...have been doing it for the past few years and so appreciate all of you wonderful writers for taking time out of your busy schedules to do this for your readers....THANKS!!!

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    3. I love discovering new Christian authors!

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  2. Howdy to ya'll.love your books so much. Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt.

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  3. I love reading your books my personal favourite is The Lost Heiress. I am really looking forward to reading A Name Unknown Year.

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  4. I have The Lost Heiress and several others of your books and plan to read them soon. I love your wonderful book covers! Thanks for being part of the hunt!

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  5. love your books! The lost heiress was my first audiobook and I loved it!

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  6. I'm not a huge Amish fiction fan, but I'll check it out. And I don't have a copy of Giver of Wonders yet, so that would be great to win.

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  7. I just recently received A Lady Unrivaled for review. It was the first book I've read of yours and I really enjoyed it! I went to the library and got 3 more! :-)

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  8. Reading great books is my favorite thing to do. Please keep writing.

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  9. Blessing on Christian writers. They bring glory to God and joy to their readers.

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  10. i have read one of your books, and I liked it alot, but then I switched to totally different types of books.

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  11. Your books look so interesting. I am looking forward to finding them and reading them!

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  12. Hi Roseanna! So excited to discover you're part of the hunt this year :) Would love to read Giver of Wonders!

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  13. I love Amish fiction and love Cindy Woodsmall's books. You are a new-to-me author and I look forward to checking out your books.

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  14. I can't wait to read both your books - added them to my Amazon wish list.

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  15. I'm new to your blog but I am definitely interested in reading you book! This scavenger hunt is fun! THANK so much for this opportunity! God bless you!

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  16. We visit the Amish Country quite frequently in northern Ohio....Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek, etc. I would love to win one of your books! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. I Love Amish based stories. Would love to read yours.

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  18. Can't wait to read one of your books!

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  19. I have loved reading since I began long ago. Ella sounds really good. I need a good dose of her in my life since I'm more of a melancholy personality. I've never participated (or heard of) this scavenger hunt, but if I were an author, I'd jump on the band wagon too. Not only are we being introduced to more authors but more amazing books. One day, perhaps, I'll join you all in the ranks, if God desires of me to do so. Thanks so much for participating and inviting us into your world. :)

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  20. I enjoy your books and would love to win

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  21. Your covers are always so gorgeous!

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  22. So excited about the hunt, and all of the extra giveaways! You guys are awesome!

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  23. I can't wait to read this book, and the others too. :)

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  24. Thank you for this fun giveaway!

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  25. Roseanna I am pleased to meet you. Meeting authors I have never read is the best part of these scavanger hunts. I look forward to reading your books.

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  26. Look forward to reading one of your books. I am new to them.

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  27. You are a new author to me and I am excited to read your work. Thank you for the chance

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  28. This is my third year to participate. Still haven't won a thing but I enjoy the stops.

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  29. Hey! I am new to your writing Roseanna I am excited to read your book! Thank you for being a part of this hunt!

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  30. Your titles intrigue me. Would love to learn more about Christmas and how they became our tradition. Also would love to read about Newton & Polly!

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  31. I love both of you as authors. Keep up the great writing!

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  32. Roseanna, your Christmas sounds really great! I'm looking forward to learning more about the origins of our traditions :)

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  33. I'm not usually a fan of Amish fiction either, since I live in Amish Country, but Cindy's books sound good. I've loved the Ladies of the Manor series.

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  34. I love reading, and can't wait to try this book!

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  35. I'm looking forward to adding these to my GoodReads want list!

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  36. Roseanna, I love your Ladies of the Manor series! I can't wait to read Ella's story in A Lady Unrivaled! :)

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway(s) AND your books!!!

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  38. I'm looking forward to read your books.:)

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  39. Thanks for the contest and hope you have a good holiday season

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  40. I haven't ever read your books before, but they look amazing!! I'm always excited to find new authors :)

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  41. I love your books!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Thanks for this chance to win a book. Your books are amazing!!

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  43. I'd love to read your books! They look so interesting; I really enjoy reading romances. :)

    CutePolarBear

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  44. Would love to read your books! What a wonderful opportunity. :)
    Susan Scott Ferrell
    susan828(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I love reading Cindy's books. She is a great author!

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  46. I haven't seen your work before, I was introduced by this scavenger hunt. I'll be looking into them.

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  47. Roseanna, I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to reading this last story!

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  48. Can't wait to start reading this one!

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  49. Hi, Roseanna! I love your books and have been wanting to read Ella's story so bad! Would love to win. :D

    Cindy, your book cover is gorgeous. I love winter time and that makes me smile.

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  50. I keep a percolator handy in case the power goes out.

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  51. Thank you for the opportunity to meet a few "new-to-me" authors and to win books! You can never have too many, right?

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  52. Thanks for a chance to win your new book. Have a great weekend.

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  53. I enjoy Amish fiction. I just love the simple way they live and since I live in eastern Pa, I don't have to go very far to sometimes see them in their horse and buggies.

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  54. I'd never heard of you before, but I'll definitely be checking out your books. :)

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  55. I love Cindy Woodsmall's books. My favorite thing to do is drink a cup of tea and read an Amish book before bed.

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  56. Thanks for a chance to win one of these books, cannot wait to read them

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  57. Another author to follow and more beautiful books to display with pride on my shelf thanks!

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  58. Thanks to both of you for being great Christian authors. I haven't read any of Rosanne's books but I've read quite a few of Cindy's.

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  59. Thanks for being in the Scavenger Hunt. I like reading historical fiction.

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  60. Thanks for the fun scavenger hunt! I look forward to reading some of your books:)

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  61. Love Amish books Can't get enough of them. Thanks for the contest

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  62. I am so happy to discover you! I am anxious to read Ella's story. thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt this year!

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  63. Enjoying the Scavenger Hunt and making a "New Book" List!!

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  64. I've heard so many good things about your books, and they look absolutely lovely! (I'm drooling over those gorgeous covers. So beautiful. <3)

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  65. Keep writing these lovely books that I so enjoy!

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  66. I am looking forward to reading your books. I have not yet read any of them but am interested.

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  67. The story sounds lovely. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  68. Oh, I will definitely have to read your books! =)

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  69. Would love to be able to read your books!

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  70. Love your books. The scavenger hunt is such fun.

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  71. I am new to your books. Looking forward to reading them.

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  72. Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt.

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  73. Thank you for all those wonderful books,and thank you for being a part of this Scavenger hunt.

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  74. have never read any of your books but will be sure to look for them in bookstores now. thanks

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  75. I love the cover of A Lady Unrivaled

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  76. Enjoy both of your books and appreciate the education and fun of the scavenger hunt!

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  77. I absolutely love your books, Roseanna! They are some of my favorites of all time, and I'm so glad you're a part of this hunt!!!

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  78. Looking forward to reading your book

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  79. Hi Roseanna! I haven't read your or Cindy's books yet, but I think they sound great! Even if I don't win them, I think I'll still check them out.

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  80. One of my favorite books is The Lost Heiress! I adore Cindy's writing and her love for the Amish comes through all of her books.

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  81. Thank you for sharing about how you get in the Amish mood! Even if one weren't looking for the Amish feeling, the suggestions are good for relaxing...sitting on the porch w/ a warm drink, the smell of baking bread, a lovely quilt to snuggle under...all good things!

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  82. I can't wait to read your new book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  83. I've written books you both have written and enjoyed them. Hope to read these!

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  84. I love your books so much!! So glad you are part of the scavenger hunt!!

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  85. Giver of Wonders sounds interesting!

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  86. I have several of your books in the Manor House Series and can't wait to read them.

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  87. Beverly Duell-MooreNovember 3, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    This scavenger hunt is so much fun!

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  88. A Lady Unrivaled sounds fascinating! I'm glad you're a part of the scavenger hunt, & I look forward to reading your books, regardless of whether or not I win the giveaway.

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  89. Excited to find out about so many new authors

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  90. Thanks for the chance to win your book. It is always such fun to participate in the scavenger hunt.

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  91. Loved The Lost Heiress and look forward to reading more of your novels

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  92. I've read The Reluctant Duchess and I really liked it! I can't wait to read more of your books!

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  93. Amish books are not my favorite, but reading one once in a while is alright and may read one of Cindy's in the near future.

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  94. Is there a way to get The Reluctant Duchess as an audiobook.

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    1. Not at this time, unfortunately. The publisher and I have emailed the audio producer several times about it with no luck...

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  95. I enjoy your books a lot! :) This is very fun!

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  96. Thank you. Love your books. This is so cool

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  97. I love historical fiction and am excited to find new-to-me authors through this hunt! Thank you for being a sponsor!

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  98. have yet to read any of your books, but they look and sound amazing! =)

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  99. Roseanne & Cindy, reading has been my favorite pastime my whole life, thanks for writing books that I find enjoyable :)

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  100. So intrigued by the "Giver of Wonders"! A novel about Christmas traditions? If i don't win, its going on my Christmas list!! :) Thanks for participating in the hunt...its my first time and I really enjoyed reading about all of the authors and books!!! Thank you!

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  101. Soft Breath of Wind is one of my all-time favorite books. I give it constantly as a gift. Love your other books, too.

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  102. Loved Ella's story, as well as the whole series! Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt, Roseanna.

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  103. So excited to do this! Thank-you to all of the amazing authors for putting this together!

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  104. I must admit, I have not read a book of yours before; however, I just added The Lost Heiress on my Goodreads TBR! Thanks a lot for participating in this :-) -Celine Fuchs

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  105. Love your books!!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  106. Roseanna, I can't wait to read Ella's story.

    Cindy, baking bread and percolator coffee always transports me to simpler times with family and friends.

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  107. Loved the video. Ended up watching more. Love both your books Cindy and Roseanna :)

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  108. Hi, Rosanna! I will have to buy a copy of "Giver of Wonders" for my sister. She absolutely loves Christmas. Thank you for the contest, G.

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  109. Both books sound fabulous, but I'm a huge fan of all things Christmas, so I think I would pick "Giver of Wonders" - thanks for the fun contest!

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  110. I've only read one of your books, but I liked it a lot. I plan to read more soon and already own a few. Would love to read the newest one! :)

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  111. I've added you to my list of books to read!

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  112. I am new to your books so Meeting you has been a pleasure. I love this 'Hunt' every year as I sit with pen and paper to make lists of new books/authors for Christmas gifts and myself, of course

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  113. Hi Roseanna! Thank you for doing this scavenger hunt! They are always so much fun! I have actually never gotten to read any of your books yet, but I own some of them and they are high on my to- read list! I also enjoy your emails! :)

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  114. I loved your series about Brook, Rowena, and Ella! They are fabulous reads!

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  115. Love your books- thanks for the chance to win one!

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  116. Thank you both for participating in the scavenger hunt. I always enjoy doing this!

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  117. I've just discovered you as an author and it looks like you write the kind of books that I love reading!!!

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  118. Thanks for sharing about Cindy, love reading her stories and happy to see the "Hunt", is here again this year. always funtime.

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  119. Thank you both for taking part in the scavenger hunt! I really enjoy doing them and learning about new authors. I've discovered many favorites this way!

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  120. I've been enjoying the books in this series, and look forward to Ella's story!

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  121. Looking forward to reading your books!!! First time doing this scavenger hunt. I am being introduced to alot of new authors. Excited to read books from new authors

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  122. Love your books, excited to read the new one soon.

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  123. So nice to meet you! I've never read your work (sorry!) but I'm excited to discover your books. I love the covers!

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  124. I am so looking forward to reading this book.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  125. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I've loved reading about both your books. :)

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  126. This is a beautiful list! And I'm loving this scavenger hunt so much because I am discovering a lot of books I knew nothing about until today!! My to-be-read list is getting longer by the minute...

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  127. Your books are wonderful...I would be so blessed and honored to win one!!! Times have been hard for me...so reading books has been a little slow! I really love to read though...and will say a prayer that I win this contest!!! Thanks so much for this opportunity!!! Have a wonderful, Blessed Day!!!

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  128. Thanks for sharing in the Scavenger Hunt. I always enjoy learning about new books and authors!

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  129. I need to see if our library has a copy of Giver of Wonders. It sounds like an excellent book.

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  130. I haven't read any of your books, but after reading about the main character, I am now very interested in reading "A Lady Unrivaled."

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  131. I've enjoyed several of your books.

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  132. Giver of Wonders has a beautiful cover.
    Becky

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  133. I absolutely LOVE your novels. Keep writing!!! God has surely blessed you with major talent.

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  134. This is so cool! I have been very excited to start "The Lost Heiress" and I am sure I will love it.

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  135. I have really enjoyed reading your books.

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  136. I don't recall ever reading any of your books before, but they look great! Definitely adding you to my list of authors to check out! Thanks for being on the scavenger hunt!

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  137. Roseanna and Cindy thank you for being a part of this EPIC Scavenger Hunt!

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  138. I love both of your books and love the covers on the books. You have such pretty and prim dresses.

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  139. I loved your entire Ladies of the Manor series, and I'm looking forward to reading Giver of Wonders! Thanks for participating in the hunt!

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  140. Thanks so much for joining the giveaway! :D

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  141. Love your Ladies of the Manor books! My favorite series so far!

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  142. Thank you for the opportunity to win your books. I always love the opportunity to discover new authors and books.

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  143. Your books always inspire me! Thanks for all you do!

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  144. Thanks for joining in the hunt. My daughters love your books!

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  145. My favourite hymn IS Amazing Grace. I'd love to win Newton & Polly. I love your book covers; they are the best in Christian fiction as far as I'm concerned.

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  146. I would love to win Lady Unrivaled. The cover looks like a picture from Downton Abbey. I love it! I read your book Ring of Secrets and loved that too!

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  147. Awesome. Lady Unrivaled sounds really good.

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  148. I haven't read A Lady Unrivaled yet - it sounds so good.
    The new title by Cindy Woodsmall is also new to me.
    Dianna

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  149. I look forward to exploring your books!

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  150. The interview with Cindy enticed me to read some Amish.

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  151. You are an amazing writer, in fact, I loved the fire eye's jewelry that you talk about, I bought a pair of earrings that remind me of your books.

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  152. Your books sound very interesting and I hope I get the chance to read them very soon! :)

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  153. I very much look forward to reading your books. They sound so very good. Blessings! ba.wood@live.com

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  154. I love reading your books and I am looking forward to reading your latest one.

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  155. I look forward to reading A Lady Unrivaled

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  156. thank you for participating in this giveaway.....its having authors like you that try to get their books out there that make them fond by the readers.....

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  157. I thoroughly enjoyed finding out how you get in the mood for writing Amish fiction Cindy.

    Thank you both for participating in this year's scavenger hunt.

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  158. It's great being able to connect with such wonderful authors. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the scavenger hunt.

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  159. Thank you for participating in this generous giveaway!

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  160. Thank you for the chance! I definitely have both your books on my TBR lists.
    Dezi A

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  161. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  162. This is my first time doing a scavenger hunt like this. It's wonderful to be able to learn about so many new authors and books.

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  163. It's funny because I'm not a huge fan of Amish fiction, either, but I've read a couple of really good books! I wish I could remember which ones they were, though. I used to live in Lancaster County, PA, and there are definitely pros and cons to living around the Amish. We LOVED the big farmers' market. We disliked the traffic backups and the Amish kids throwing snowballs at cars! haha

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  164. Thank you both for participating in this wonderful giveaway hunt!

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  165. I can't wait to read one of your books. I hope my local library has your books.

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  166. I actually have never read any of your books or Cindy Woodsmall, but both are now on my list!!!! This scavenger hunt is a great way to find new authors!!!

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  167. Your books look fantastic and I love to read them! :) Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt!

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  168. I have never read your books, but they look interesting. Will be putting your books on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway.

    strgth4yu(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Linda Ortiz

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  169. I cannot wait to read both of these books mentioned! They are both so appealing!
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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  170. Thanks to the scavenger hunt for introducing me to your books. I look forward to reading your books!

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  171. I love your books! Giver of Wonders looks like such a good read for this Christmas season. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  172. Wow, both of those sound really good!

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  173. Loved the first two books in the Manor House series, can't wait to read #3!

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  174. One of my favorite scents is the smell of baking bread.

    I have always wanted a quilt. I need to learn how to do it.

    Thank you guys for being a part of this.

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  175. Roseanna: I am so excited to read your 'Ladies of the Manor' series! My daughter has read 'The Lost Heiress'. She said it was fantastic and is now one of her favorite books ever!

    Cindy: I too love the smell of baking bread! It reminds me of my grandmother, who made the most delicious homemade bread and rolls. Yum!

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  176. Both books sound great! I'm not sure how I could pick just one if I win! :)

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  177. Sound like books to add to my reading list!

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