Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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 30 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!

• The hunt BEGINS on 3/1 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com.
• 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, 3/4 at midnight MST)! 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 #30. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!



I'm so excited to be hosting Carrie Turansky in this year's Scavenger Hunt! Carrie and I both write English-set historical romance set in the early 20th century, and I've found her to be such a huge encouragement and supporter as I joined her in this era of writing! She has such a sweet and generous heart, and I've been really looking forward to Across the Blue. I have my copy sitting here beside me as I welcome her to my blog. =)

I've always been intrigued by those early pioneers of aviation. Here is a brief description of Across the Blue: This is a story of a young man with hopes of gaining the skies and a young woman with hopes of finding the freedom to be something other than a gentleman's wife. Travel to Edwardian England and the beginning of the age of flight.

And now, here's Carrie!

Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines

By Carrie Turansky




Today we take airplanes and our ability to fly for granted. But did you know that in 1903 very few people believed the reports about the Wright Brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk, NC? Many thought their claim to have achieved powered flight was wishful thinking or a prank at best.



Some newspaper editors and reporters called them dreamers or frauds who exaggerated what they had accomplished. Of course that only made the Wright Brothers more determined to prove they really had designed an airplane that could fly. And they spent the next few years giving demonstrations in the US and Europe to prove their claims were true.



Those who saw the demonstrations were amazed, and crowds flocked to watch those amazing men and their flying machines! Other aviation pioneers who had been conducting experiments and trying to get their airplanes off the ground took the Wright Brothers’ design ideas back to their workshops to improve their airplanes, and aviation exploded in the next few years.



That’s the backdrop for my new English historical novel, Across the Blue. The setting is Kent, England, in 1909, where James Drake, a brave young aviation pioneer, is working on his airplane design with the goal to be the first to fly across the English Channel. He hopes to win the prize offered by The Daily Mail of London and win the heart of the woman he loves, Bella Grayson. Bella has her own dream, to become a journalist and write for one of her father’s newspapers, in spite of her parents having a very different future in mind for her.



I loved doing the research for this novel and learning about the brave men and women who would not give up on the idea that powered flight was possible. Across the Blue weaves historical facts into fiction. You’ll read about the thrilling race to be the first across the English Channel as well as the exciting first International Air Meet in Reims, France. You’ll see what challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

Even if you’re not an aviation enthusiast, I think you’ll enjoy the romance, adventure, and inspiration woven into Across the Blue!

Carrie Turansky has loved reading since she first visited the library as a young child and checked out a tall stack of picture books. Her love for writing began when she penned her first novel at age twelve. She is now the award-winning author of nineteen inspirational romance novels and novellas. Carrie and her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, author, and speaker, have been married for more than thirty years and make their home in New Jersey. They often travel together on ministry trips and to visit their five adult children and five grandchildren. Carrie leads women’s ministry at her church, and when she is not writing she enjoys spending time working in her flower gardens and cooking healthy meals for friends and family. She loves to connect with reading friends through her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

Here’s the Stop #4 Skinny:



You can order Carries’s book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, Lifeway,
or at your
local bookstore!



Clue to Write Down: have



Link to Stop #5, the Next Stop on the Loop: Carrie Turansky’s own site!

Lost or want a complete list of the stops? Find it Here!

But wait!
Before you go, I’m offering a PRINT copy of A Song Unheard AND this gorgeous sterling silver music note necklace! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway will end 3/5/18 at 12:00am EST (USA only please)


257 comments:

  1. I love the early aviation storyline in Across the Blue. I’d love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I LOVE the scavenger hunt!
    perrianne.askew@me.com
    Perrianne

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  2. The cover is sooo beautiful! One of my favorite time periods to read about is the Edwardian time period (I LOVE Downton Abbey!!!), so I’m really looking forward to reading Across the Blue. Carrie Turansky is a wonderful author! I also find the story-line focusing around aviation very interesting as well.

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  3. I can wait to start reading Carrie's new book, "Across the Blue" .

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  4. Love Willa's Song. Thank you for sharing that and for bringing that aspect of the story to life.

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  5. I look forward to reading this book. I love trying out new authors! Adding to my Goodreads want to read list now 😀.

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  6. I am really looking forward to reading this book.

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  7. This is on my TBR shelf! I can't wait to dive into her wonderful novel!

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  8. Carrie Turansky did a great job with sharing the early days of aviation with readers. Across the Blue is a wonderful story!

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  9. I've heard great things about your book, and my that necklace is lovely!

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  10. This has been a fabulous line-up of historical fiction so far!

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  11. I was recently introduced to your books and I love them. I was a music major in college, so this book is high on my reading list, I can't wait to read it!

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  12. I am reading Across the Blue now and I am loving it!

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  13. I was just introduced to your books and am anxious to read Across the Blue.

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  14. Looking forward to learning more about aviation. The cover is perfect.

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  15. I love historical fiction and this looks fantastic!

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  16. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book. I enjoyed A Name Unknown. The necklace is lovely. And Carrie's book is great too.

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  17. Carrie Turansky's book sounds really good, and I can't wait to read it!

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  18. I'm so glad that those brave pioneers of aviation decided that birds weren't the only ones who should fly! Lol

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  19. What a beautiful story.... and a beautiful necklace!

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  20. What an interesting story to read!

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  21. WOW, I am going to have a lot of Reading to do!!! Found several books that look AMAZING:) Thank You ALL So Much...

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  22. I’ve found that I really enjoy books about flight. Carrie’s book sounds great!

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  23. Thank you all for such an amazing giveaway! Carrie's a wonderful write with such heart and soul. I love the beautiful necklace.

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  24. I have your new book to read next Looking forward to reading it

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  25. I love the cover! I can't wait to read A Song Unheard!

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  26. I look forward to reading. Thank you for the chance. Blessings

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  27. I love the background information on the early aviation challenges and advances. Interesting the huge air show is now held annually in Paris, for companies to tout their products, etc.

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  28. I visited Washington D.C. last year for the first time and surprised myself how I loved the parts of the Smithsonian that had the "first" airplanes in them. It's a truly over-looked and fascinating part of history. Thank you for hosting this giveaway as a part of the hunt!

    Lynn

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  29. Thank you for the opportunity!!!!!! Love the Giveaways!!!!! God bless!!!

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  30. I am look forward to reading this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  31. Always looking for another author to read. Across the Blue sound interesting!

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  32. Would love to win a copy of this book! Sounds interesting!

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  33. This sounds like a good book!

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  34. Rosanna Gail VaughnMarch 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Ive not read it but it sounds good

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  35. This looks and sounds like a great read that I will enjoy reading. She is a new author to me!! I also love the cover to this book!!!

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  36. I would love to enter, it sounds like a great book!

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  37. I think this book looks like an interesting read.

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  38. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest!

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  39. I bet its awesome! Thank you ladies!

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read your book and the necklace is so beautiful!
    "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord." -Psalms 100.1

    Blessings,
    A.T.N

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  41. That is a beautiful cover. It really catches my eye

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  42. I LOVE Carrie Turansky's books!

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  43. On my list to read. I love historical fiction!

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  44. Just finished the book. So so good!

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  45. Love historical fiction. I'll be putting this on my list.

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  46. I've read yours and Carrie's latest books and they are wonderful!!! (Not entering, just wanted to say hi!)

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  47. Thank you for this opportunity! I love getting these new author and book titles!

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  48. I have read a couple of Carrie Turansky's books; the author, genre, and plot make me want to read "Across the Blue"!

    CutePolarBear

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  49. That is interesting about not many people believing the Wright brothers! Across the Blue sounds interesting as well.

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  50. I have been wanting to read both A Song Unheard and Across the Blue. Having retired after 34 years of teaching music, perhaps I will finally have a chance to catch up on my to be read list. On second thought, I don't think I'll live THAT long!

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  51. Roseanna, I already follow you on all the websites, except twitter. Unlike our President, I do not tweet. (smile) My daughter and I have read all your books. We have one request. Could you write faster? It's so hard to wait for the next one to come out. Love and God Bless.
    Continue to us God's gift, it blesses more people than you may ever know.

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  52. Both of these are on my to read list. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  53. I have heard great things about carrie's new book.

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  54. My seven year old granddaughter started taking violin lessons this past fall. I'm so proud of her. I'd love to win the necklace for her and the book for me. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Lovely! I tried to convince one of my kids to take up the violin, but they weren't interested in me living vicariously through them, LOL. So I create a character to do it instead... ;-)

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  55. I love historical fiction and really appreciate all the research that authors put into preparing to write their novels.

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  56. I loved Carrie’s new book. I love historicals.

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  57. Thank you for the scavenger hunt and interesting book.

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  58. The cover of your book makes me want to dive right in!

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  59. Thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt! It's been so amazing to read about authors I haven't heard of before! Can't wait to read their books....As a budding author and music lover, this one really spoke to me. Definitely one I need to get. Thank you again!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to read it, Kelly! And yes, there are so many amazing authors in this hunt! I'm blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community of writers.

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  60. This sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  61. I look forward to reading your story! Violin music is so beautiful and inspiring!

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    1. I absolutely agree. I love watching and listening to a violinist!

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  62. As a music lover and an avid reader, your book sounds right up my alley! And I am so excited to read Carrie Turansky's new book!

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  63. I have read some of Carrie's Love Inspired books. I enjoyed those so I have no doubt I would enjoy her new book, Acroos the Blue. Altho I'm not so much an aviation person, the story sounds interesting, good, and entertaining. It will be going on my TBR list.

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  64. I want to read this books, looks very good.

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  65. Love aviation history can't wait to read this!

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    1. Just noticed my name comes up as Bobbie instead of bobballuia, which is the name I put on the raffle copter thingy

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  66. Oh my gosh! I cannot wait to read your book!! I have heard such great things about your books from all my friends!!

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    1. Hope you get the chance and enjoy it, Abigail!

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  67. I have always loved airplanes, and how aviation started, can't wait to read the book.

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  68. I found you through the last scavenger hunt and loved your Ladies of the Manor and Shadows over England series!

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    1. How fun to know these hunts have connected us! Thanks for coming back this time, Sophie--and for reading!

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  69. Love the beautiful cover .Visited Kitty Hawk last summer. It's really a beautiful place to see where the first flight happened. There is also a replica of the plane. Thank you for this giveaway and interview would love to win a copy.

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    1. The Outer Banks are my family's vacation spot--we toured the museum about 2 years ago, and my son (8 at the time) just stood there and stared at that plane for so long... =) Can't wait to read Carrie's book!

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  70. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds really good!

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  71. Thank you so much for the giveaway and being part of the hunt!

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  72. Can't wait to read... Looks so intriguing. Love Carrie's books.

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  73. This book looks great! Will definitely be on my "must read" list!

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  74. Adding this book to my tbr pile!

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  75. Just finished Carries book today and loved it!

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  76. I am so excited about this book!
    Mrs Carrie is an amazing writer!

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  77. James and Bella sound like great characters! I would love to read their story!

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  78. Hi, Roseanna! I love these hunts! That necklace is beautiful!

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  79. i did not know that that many people thought about flying back then......but then again they were just barely thinking of driving back then lol... Thanks for the chance to win these books.

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  80. As a musician myself I love that necklace!! Can’t wait to read the book. Would love to win!!

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  81. i love the cover of the book i like to ask question do you have swag on the book cover

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  82. I also love the cover and am so excited to discover you as a new author to me.

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  83. Love these hunts! Thanks for putting it together and to all the authors that contribute.

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  84. Look forward to reading it. Love the cover

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  85. Release the hounds, I'm on the hunt! I am really interested in Across the Blue - I enjoyed Carrie's "Edwardian Brides" trilogy and I'm sure I'll enjoy this one just as much!

    Thanks for hosting on this scavenger hunt, Roseanna! I left you a comment on the stop before this one. :)

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  86. Across the Blue sounds wonderful! I'd love to read it. I'm also just finishing A Name Unknown and I love it so much! I'd love to win a copy of A Song Unheard so I can keep reading. :)

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    1. So glad you're enjoying Rosemary and Peter's story!

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  87. Love this cover - it has such a Downton Abbey feel!

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  88. I couldn't put down "A Song Unheard"! Such a great story, and I love the music connection throughout the book. <3

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  89. So enjoy reading books that incorporates history.

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  90. Across the Blue sounds really interesting! I recently finished a book about Eddie Rickenbacker, who drove race cars and became a flying ace during WWI. The window into the dawn of "the age of speed" was really fascinating to me.

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  91. All of these books will make such delightful escapes!! :-)

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  92. Your new book sounds really good! Love the premise!

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  93. Looks like an interesting book. I love music.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

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  94. The cover of your book is GORGEOUS! We have the most talented flutist in our church and reading this description made me think of her. She is an incredible woman and probably could have been a spy herself! Now I have added your book to my TBR List! Carrie’s book is fantastic!

    lg.hudson@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! And you never know what secrets those talented musicians might be hiding... ;-) LOL

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  95. I think Carrie's new book sounds very good. The cover is so lovely, that alone makes me interested in the book.

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  96. Carrie's book sounds interesting! I love books based around the beginning of flight

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  97. Bella sounds like a lovely character!

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  98. Looking forward to reading this book!

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  99. Can't wait to read! Love your books!!

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  100. This book has a different, interesting theme!

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  101. This book has a different, interesting theme!

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  102. Love the cover! Also, the setting and storyline is something new for me; can’t wait to read it.

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  103. I enjoyed reading about the song for your book. I look forward to reading the book.

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  104. Sounds like a wonderful book and I can't wait to read it.

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  105. I loved Across The Blue! It's such a fantastic story and I'm hoping it gets lots of new readers and all the bookish love! <3

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  106. Your book cover is beautiful and the book sounds amazeing. The necklace is beautiful also. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  107. I love stories about early aviation. I have always had a fascination with early aviators such as the Wright brothers, Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart. I am currently vacationing in Florida, and on our way back to NJ we plan to stop at Kittyhawk.

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  108. I love historical fiction and learning new things!

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  109. I have honestly never read a book about aviation before, neither fiction nor non-fiction, and I’m looking forward to reading something new! Beautiful cover!

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  110. Love the cover! I'll have to check this one out!

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  111. This sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  112. I have read some of Carrie's other books, and I'm looking forward to this one too!!!

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  113. this year I was reading both your books at the same time. I loved them both

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  114. I wasn't very interested in the Wright Brothers when I was younger. This sounds interesting!

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  115. That cover is gorgeous! Looking forward to reading Across the Blue!

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  116. Sounds like an amazing read, I can't wait to read it.

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  117. Thank you for participating in the hunt!

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  118. I love the cover. Can't wait to read this book.

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  119. I've never read your books but love to try new (to me) authors. Would love to win.

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  120. Lovely book cover! Your book sounds quite intriguing, too! Thank you for being a part of the "Hunt".

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  121. I look forward to trying one of your books.

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  122. I am excited to discover a new Christian author. Thank you for sharing her information with us!

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  123. I am so excited to learn about new Christian Fiction authors. I have not heard of this book, but it seems very intriguing! Thank you!

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  124. I'm looking forward to reading your book as well as those of the other authors. Thanks!

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  125. Can't wait to read your book!

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  126. Me list of books I want to read was already long... it gets longer and longer as I move from post to post! Ohhh my...

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  127. I don't think I ever thought people wouldn't have believed about the Wright brothers' accomplishments but it makes sense! I love when fiction is mixed with reality to make the past come to life. I love discovering new authors to read!

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  128. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. This book sounds just fascinating!
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  129. The book sounds interesting about the early days of flight.

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  130. This book sounds great !

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  131. Even though I have flown, I STILL find it hard to understand and believe it is possible!

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  132. I am so excited to read this book! : ) Britni

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  133. I absolutely love finding new books and authors! Thank you! Best of luck with the new book!

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  134. Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the chance to win.

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  135. I so love the cover and can't wait to read Carrie's book ! I so cant wait to also read your lovely book and I have read the information on both of these books ! Beautiful Necklas !!! Such a lovely giveaway also !
    Linda Marie Finn
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

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  136. Thanks to all the authors who are offering this Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. The books are all so different and all so interesting sounding.

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  137. I look forward to reading Carrie's newest book. I love reading books set in the early-1900s (before the world wars) when it seemed like the golden age of inventions.

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  138. Elizabeth LittonMarch 2, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Across the Blue has been on my TBR pile for awhile now. I can't wait to read it!

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  139. While on this hunt my eyes are bulging out at my head because of how many Christian fiction authors I have never known about. Time to expand my horizons and jump into some new reads!!

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    1. There are so many amazing authors on the hunt, aren't there? Oh, for the time to read them all!

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  140. I love this giveaway! I can't wait to read this book.

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  141. I love historical books. This is a new to me author. The book sounds great!

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  142. I can't wait to read Across the Blue!! And I love the cover.

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  143. Looking forward to getting my hands on this book!

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  144. Read a song unheard (well listened to most of it as an audio, and then read the rest). Great book.

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  145. What I love about these scavenger hunts is learning about authors that are new for me and adding new books to by TBR list. Carrie's book sounds so interesting and different from others but with the same romance that I love to read. Now to find time to read all these books!

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  146. So many great reads already this year (and we're only two months in)!

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  147. Looking forward to all the great reads this year! Wow, so many already!

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  148. I'm enjoying the Scavenger Hunt and can't wait to read your new book, as well as Carrie Turansky's newest book. Thanks for the additional giveaway and good luck everyone.

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  149. This book sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it!

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  150. I have added this book to my TBR. Love the cover.

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  151. It's hard to imagine the world before planes! What an amazing group of brave men and women to persist in their pursuit of flying! Can't wait to read the book!

    Stephanie

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  152. Gorgeous cover, intriguing blurb... my TBR pile is towering!

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  153. Looks like a good book to add to my TBR list!

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  154. Beautiful cover! I'm such a cover art hound. ;)

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  155. Sounds like a good book!

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  156. This hunt is so much fun, and I absolutely love both of the book covers! They've been added to my TBR list already. ;)

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  157. I can't wait to read her new novel. I looks so good, and that cover is beautiful.

    Thank you for being a part of the Hunt,
    Stephanie

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  158. The cover of your book is beautiful. I can't wait to see what the inside is like.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. I love the premise of Carrie's book! It's amazing to me that aviation has come a LONG way from 1903 and many people rely on getting around that way in today's world. I also really enjoy learning history through fiction :-)

    I am enjoying the scavenger hunt and look forward to it every year. This is my third year participating and it seems to get more fun each year. Thanks for participating and for the giveaway chance!

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  160. Carrie's book sounds so interesting. This isn't a subject often written about, either! I visited Kitty Hawk before and it was so fun. :)

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