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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Catch Us If You CAN Spring Scavenger Hunt

UPDATE: The Hunt has ended but if this is your first exposure to it, I hope you'll still check out the different articles, information and the books that are featured on every page. 

Here are the winners of my own Rafflecopter Drawing:

Drum roll.....

First Prize of a $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of my book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries: Finding Peace in All Kinds of Weather is:

Betti Mace! Congratulations, Betti.

2nd & 3rd Place Winners of a $10 Amazon card for each:
Angie Young
Natalie Crossan

Congratulations, Angie & Natalie.

I so appreciate everyone's participation.
Blessings,
Kathy


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This is Stop #28. 


Kathy here: Before we start, in addition to the CAN Hunt giveaways, I am doing a Giveaway of my own. See below for more detail.

Check out Christian Authors Network (CAN)
Here are the CAN Hunt's official guidelines:

Welcome, to the "Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt!" We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members as you chase down clues for the chance to win:

Grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 29 free books, one from each participating CAN author!

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

Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 3/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 3/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here:  Help/Resource Page 

Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author! Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP #1 and ending at STOP #29. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 29 stops within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue, unless you are notified by 3/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations and postage costs, prizes will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.


At this stop, I'm very pleased to feature an article by:
Christine Lindsay

Christine was born in Ireland, and is proud of the fact that she was once patted on the head by Prince Phillip when she was a baby. Christine's great grandfather, and her grandfather—yes, father and son—were both riveters on the building of the Titanic. Tongue in cheek, Christine states that as a family, they accept no responsibility for the sinking of the great ship.

It was stories of her ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India that inspired her Multi-award-winning, historical series "Twilight of the British Raj". Aside from being a busy writer and speaker, Christine is also VP of Christian Authors' Network. She makes her home in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada.





MY BEAUTIFUL BOOKENDS 
by Christine Lindsay

When I sat in the hospital bed in 1979 holding my newborn daughter, I knew God was going to do something special to comfort me. I knew this because in a few days I was going to relinquish my baby to adoption. I named her Sarah, in faith that God would reunite us someday when Sarah became an adult.

A year after I gave up Sarah, Mr. Right walked into my life, and as the years passed my empty arms were filled three times over with our children, Lana, Kyle and Rob.

Each day that I prayed for our three kids, I also prayed for Sarah, and for our reunion that would happen one day.

Twenty years after I relinquished Sarah, my prayers were answered, and we were reunited, but I feared the close relationship I wanted with Sarah might not grow between us. After all, it’s a lot to expect of a young woman who has had the best of adoptive parents to love a perfect stranger. And what was I? Not her mom—that was her adoptive mother’s role. I was Sarah’s birthmom. But what on earth does that role look like?

It took a number of years, a lot of tears, and loads more prayer, but God kept His promise to me. That special relationship with Sarah did develop, and I have had the joy of seeing my two daughters on the front covers of my first two novels, Shadowed in Silk and Captured by Moonlight.
Not many moms have the kind of gorgeous bookends that I have.


Thank you, Christine Lindsay, and thank you, Readers/Hunters. Ready to continue?

THE SCAVENGER HUNT CAN-DOS:
Before you go, write down this STOP #28 clue: First

Now proceed to stop #29 for your next clue:
CLICK HERE

 
But WAIT—before you go! Check out my own giveaway! I'll give away:
  • First Prize: one free copy of my latest non-fiction book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries: Finding Peace in All Kinds of Weather and a $10 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd and 3rd Prize: $10 Amazon gift card
 to three winners drawn from the Rafflecopter giveaway.

30 comments:

  1. Excited to win one of the Amazon gift cards! or a book. wileygren1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, "Wileygren1", for following us along this treasure hunt.

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  2. These books touched my heart. Definitely reading them.

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    1. Joy, welcome to our CAN hunt. Hope you're enjoying yourself. Aren't books wonderful? Truly a gift from God.

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  3. I have absolutely loved this hunt. I love love books. And always looking for Godly books to read. Thank you! I appreciate you

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    1. And Joy, we authors appreciate you readers! I hope you win lots of prizes and books!

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    2. Finding new authors to follow and readbwikl help my walk. Hoping to win as well.

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  5. Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful weekend.good to find new authors to me.

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    1. Emma, thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so pleased to know you'll check out my books. As I said to Joy, I love my readers!

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  6. Can't wait to see who wins. Would love to win.
    Linda Finn
    Faithful Acres Books
    faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com
    www.faithfulacres.net

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    1. Thanks for putting your name into the hat, Linda. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  7. Happy Sunday!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Sure appreciate you participating in our little contest. It's been fun setting it up. God bless!

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  8. Your books all sound fantastically interesting, and your daughters posing on your first two novels...that's certainly something to be proud of! Keep up the good work! ^^

    i c a e s t h e r (at) g m a i l (dot) c o m

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    1. Thank you, "Maiden Star". I'll pass your note along to Christine. She sure does have a wonderful story, doesn't she?

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    2. Oh, and I'll put your name into the drawing also!

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  9. that story about the bookends really touched my heart. God is so good! Blessings to you and your family

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    1. Kathleen, I passed your message along to Christine who wrote the article I hosted. She was blessed by your comments. Thank you and thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Kathleen, I'm so glad that the story of what God did for me and my daughters encouraged you. We love an amazing, tender-hearted Father.

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  10. Kathy, thanks for a chance to win one of these prizes. All are nice. I'm hoping of course to be one of the winners. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Thank you Maxie, for checking in here. So glad you're a part of the Hunt. I've put in your name!

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  11. I"m enjoying this hunt and thank you for participating. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

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    1. Sharma, thank you for participating! It's been really fun for me, too. It's the first time I've done a "hunt" and I'll certainly do another one. Thanks for letting me know you've enjoyed it.

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  12. I love this fun scavenger hunt and thank you for the opportunity to be a winner!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Britney, I also have enjoyed being a part of this. As an author, it's wonderful to be able to interact with new friends and readers. May God bless you! Thanks again for participating!

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  13. Kathy, thanks so much for the opportunity to enter the give away...I have had so much fun doing this scavenger hunt, meeting all the authors and reading the reviews on some wonderful sounding books. I would love one of every one of them!! lol...Would make me happy also to win one of your books. The story about the Bookends was so touching and heart warming. SO glad they finally reunited. God does wonderful things for those that love him. May God's blessings be showered on you daily.

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  14. RATS, thank you for being a part of our Hunt. We all appreciate you taking the time to be a part. And I'm so glad you enjoyed reading about our books. I'm glad you enjoyed Christine's Bookends article and I passed along your comments to her. I know she'll be blessed by them. Blessings to you!

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  15. So nice to meet you - I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet new authors. Would love to win your book :)

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    1. Betti, thanks so much for coming by for a little soul refreshment at our Hunt. I'm so glad it's been an enjoyable opportunity. I've loved meeting new readers and making prizes available. Tomorrow I'll announce the winners. I'm excited.

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