Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Stop 14

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! I am a part of TEAM PURPLE, and this is Stop #14. If you’re just joining us, there are two loops—pink and purple—and they begin at Lisa Bergren’s site and Robin Hatcher’s site for stop #1 for either stream. If you complete either the pink loop or purple loop, you can enter for a Kindle paperwhite and the 17 autographed books from that loop. If you complete BOTH loops, you can enter for the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire HDX and ALL 34 autographed books. If you get lost along the way, here’s the place to get back on track.

BE SURE to keep track of the clues at the bottom of every post in the loop and the favorite number mentioned. You’ll need those clues to enter for the loop prize and every number mentioned in order to enter for the grand prize. The Hunt begins at NOON Mountain time on April 16 and ends at midnight Mountain on April 19, 2015, so you have a long weekend to complete all 32 stops and maximize your chances at prizes!

ALSO, please don’t use Internet Explorer to navigate through the loops. Some web sites won’t show up using IE. For a less stressful hunt, do use Chrome or Firefox! (Read to the end for a special giveaway only on my site!)

Without further ado, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my guest for the Scavenger Hunt, Beth Vogt.

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Here’s her professional bio: Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A 2014 Carol Award finalist, her novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2014. You can connect with Beth at bethvogt.com or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Here’s the summary of her latest book, CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE: Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has put her adolescence behind her, including the unwanted label of being the new kid in town over and over again, thanks to her father’s military career. She’s overcome what her mother called “the biggest mistake of her life” and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her what-were-you-thinking teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding? As a professional storm chaser, Logan Hollister is used to taking risks. However, a reckless decision during the last tornado season has him questioning the future of his team, the Stormmeisters. Coming face to face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels him to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa. Does their past give him the right to interfere with her future? scavhunt2A fast-moving, powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together as they evacuate to a storm shelter along with other residents of the Florida Gulf Coast. Forced to spend time together, the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other.

 

And here’s her EXCLUSIVE content, that you’ll only find in this hunt!

When my husband Rob and I got married, the idea of a destination wedding never occurred to me. Eloping, yes – but only for the briefest of moments. When we mentioned the idea to Rob’s best friend, he said he would tell both our families, insisting that we get married the “right way,” with our families and friends there.

He was right. And so, we had a traditional wedding in our hometown in Maryland.  The next day, we flew three thousand miles across the country to our new home in California – a tiny, one bedroom apartment. Rob went back to work the next day.

And so began our happily ever after!

VogtweddingToday, one in four couples include travel in their weddings by having a destination wedding. The average destination wedding costs approximately $22,000 – you read that right! –and averages around 75 guests.

There are two basic choices when it comes to a destination wedding: Do you stay in the U.S. or do you go international? When I pitched my editors the idea for my destination wedding series, I gave them three options:

  • US. locations
  • International locations
  • A fictional U.S. town that was an up-and-coming wedding destination location

We settled on locations in the U.S. and opted for city, beach, mountain, and one yet-to-be-determined destination wedding locale. According to a 2013 study, when a bride and groom get married in the U.S., they pick a location that has special meaning to them. So far, that’s been true for my imaginary characters.

YeVogtlocations, for the past couple of years, I’ve been all about destination weddings. I still haven’t been to one – except in my imagination. In Crazy Little Thing Called Love, the location is a beach destination wedding. I knew immediately what beach I was going to choose. When my husband was in the military, our family lived in the Panhandle of Florida for eight years, just over the bridge from Destin, Florida. We saw up-close and personal why Destin (at right) is called the Emerald Coast. Where else would I want Vanessa and Logan, my imaginary bride and groom, to get married?

THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY:

Thanks for stopping by on the hunt! Before you go, make sure you WRITE DOWN THESE CLUES:

Secret Word(s): don’t

Secret Number: 77  a number I chose, because because sevens look nice and sound nice!

Got ‘em down?? Great! Your next stop is #15 Beth Vogt’s siteClick on over there now. And if you get lost, a complete list of the loop with links can be found at our mother host’s site.

And for anyone still reading, if you comment below to say hi you will be in the running for the complete trilogy of THE MEN OF LANCASTER COUNTY; 3 books that I co-wrote with Mindy Starns Clark, one of which is the newest of the three, The Amish Clockmaker – a CBA bestseller two months in a row! Enjoy the rest of the hunt!

Author: Susan

This post has 223 Comments

  1. Bonnie Thompson on April 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Can’t wait to read The Men of Lancaster County!

  2. Katrina Epperson on April 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Hi Susan! Thank you for hosting. This is a lot of fun.
    Blessings

  3. AlyssaZ on April 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Hi 🙂 Super original right? Well how about Aloha!

  4. Amy Hart on April 17, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Hello! Your books sound great!

  5. Ann Badder on April 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Hi, love your books.

  6. Joelle on April 17, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    HI!!!

  7. Linda Crawford on April 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    This scavenger hunt is so much fun!

  8. Shannon S. on April 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Hi! Thanks for doing the giveaway and scavenger hunt!

  9. Robbie Bauldree on April 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Hi. Thanks for the contest.

  10. Virginia on April 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Hi! Cool bonus contest! Your stories sound interesting. Adding to my to-read list!

  11. Karen on April 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Hi, this is fun!!

  12. Kristie on April 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Hi, so fun!

  13. Judy on April 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Hi! Thank you for having the opportunity to win your books.

  14. Judy on April 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Hi and thank you!

  15. Valerie on April 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I don’t usually read Amish fiction, but I’d really like to read The Men of Lancaster County since you’re a coauthor!

  16. Susan Johnson on April 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Hi! Thank you for being part of this scavenger hunt. They are so much fun.

  17. Sparksofember on April 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    We couldn’t afford an exotic destination but we did want to do something a little different. Hubby really wanted a beach wedding but we ended up having a lovely outdoor wedding on the shore of a small island in my parent’s neighborhood.

  18. Vicki Wurgler on April 17, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Hi I’d love to win the trilogy

  19. Kathy DiDomizio on April 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you for sponsoring a stop in the scavenger hunt. Your books sound great, and I would be delighted to win the trilogy!

  20. Michelle Fidler on April 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Just stopped by to say hi!

  21. Crystal Guyer on April 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Hi there! I’m really keeping my fingers — and my toes — crossed that I win at least something from this contest; I LOVE books!!!

  22. Cara Grandle on April 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I enjoyed your input on the previous site.
    Having fun on my first blog tour Scavenger hunt.

  23. Trish Moore on April 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Hi, Thank you for the chance to win!

  24. Laurel on April 17, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    well, hi!!

  25. Tina Wilson on April 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Hi! 🙂

  26. Kristene on April 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Hi! Secrets of a Charmed Life sounds like a must read! Thank you for the chance at being able to win The Men of Lancaster County. 🙂

  27. Julie on April 17, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Hi! Loved reading about you!

  28. Debbie on April 17, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks so much for having the scavenger hunt. It is fun and exciting

  29. Andrea Williams on April 17, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Hi! Thanks for participating in the hunt! It is a lot of fun.

  30. Karen on April 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    HELLO

  31. Julie B on April 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  32. Carol Edwards on April 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Hello, thanks for the hunt

  33. Merry on April 18, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Hi!Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunts, its so much fun to meet new authors. I would love to read these books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Tiffany on April 18, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Hello there!

  35. Beth Rumbaugh on April 18, 2015 at 12:58 am

    A big HOWDY from west Texas.

  36. Michelle Crandall on April 18, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I loved “Secrets of a Charmed Life”! I would love to participate in your drawing!

  37. Linda Horin on April 18, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Hi, thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! I’m really enjoying it.

  38. Shantae on April 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Hi! 🙂

  39. Virginia Winfield on April 18, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I would love these books. Thanks for a chance.

  40. jennifer Tipton on April 18, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely evening! Jenny

  41. Laura W. AKA Loves 2 Read Romance on April 18, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Hey everyone! I always enjoy these hunts getting to meet all new authors and old favorites!

  42. Megan on April 18, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Hello!! 🙂 I have never read any of your books, but I am looking forward to checking them out!

  43. Mary Koester on April 18, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Having fun with the hunt! Love Amish fiction.

  44. Charis Z. on April 18, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Eeeek! Love those books!

  45. Janice on April 18, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Thank you for your insights and the opportunity to win these books!

  46. Megan on April 18, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Howdy! Loving the hunt!

  47. Tanya on April 18, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Hi! I am enjoying learning about all of these different authors and I can’t wait to expand my home library.

  48. Britney Adams on April 18, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Hi, Susan! Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!

  49. Samantha B on April 18, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Hi 😀
    I’m having a lot of fun in doing this Scavenger Hunt 😉

    And thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Brittany H on April 18, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Hi! I would love a chance to win your books.

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