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.


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 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?


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. Kelly Blackwell on April 18, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Susan, I would love to win your books. Thanks for joining in this scavenger hunt. 🙂 PS – Your excerpt on Cynthia Ruchti’s post…left me breathless. It really tugged at my heart.

  2. Jasmine A. on April 18, 2015 at 6:54 am


    I got the chance to read an early copy of Secrets Of A Charmed Life and I loved it! It was so moving! And as person in my late 20’s with no family of my own, well, it left me wondering about all those things that I don’t know about my own parents, those things they just don’t tell a kid. Thank you for hosting a stop on this hunt!


  3. Barbara on April 18, 2015 at 7:10 am

    HI……….winning the books would be nice. But i know they will go to whom they will benefit most.

  4. Amaris Gonzalez on April 18, 2015 at 7:23 am

    I will definitely check out your books!!! 🙂

  5. Lisa Stifler on April 18, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Hi Susan, thank you for the bonus giveaway of your books. I would love to win!

  6. Deanna S on April 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Hi! I’d love to read these!

  7. Sharon B on April 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Hi! I’m having fun with this little treasure hunt.

  8. Rebecca L. on April 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Hello! Thank you for this giveaway! I love books that are Amish themed! I hope to read them whether I win or not! God Bless!

  9. Rebecca Dewey on April 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday.

  10. bn100 on April 18, 2015 at 5:35 pm


  11. Leslie Davis on April 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Hi, Hope you have a great weekend. 😀

  12. Debora Wilder on April 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I’m am thoroughly enjoying the scavenger hunt. Thank you for the opportunity to win The Men of Lancaster County trilogy. I have been looking at this series for a while now. I just wish there were more money to spend on books.

  13. Janet Estridge on April 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I would love to win these books to give to my church library, after I read them first.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Pam Burke on April 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Would love to win the trilogy. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Susan Zollmann on April 18, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hi! Thank you & bless you for doing this scavenger hunt!

  16. Maxie Anderson. on April 18, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Susan. I really want these books written by you and Mindy. Know they will be good. I love Amish stories. Can’t afford to buy them but maybe some day. GOD bless you. Maxie

  17. Angie Carroll on April 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Hi, would love to read the books!

  18. Mocha with Linda on April 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hey friend! Hope you are doing well! I mentioned you in my review of Kristy Cambron’s new book on Thursday! Hugs!

  19. Amy R. S. on April 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Hi! I love reading and I haven’t heard of the books with you and Clark.

  20. Pam Lunsford on April 18, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Hey, I can’t wait to read your books.

  21. Georgina on April 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    HI. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us and participating in the scavenger hunt. I always enjoy getting to know Christian authors and their books!

  22. Tricia Morrison-Stork on April 19, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Hello Susan,
    I look forward to reading more about you & your books. I have to admit that this hunt is the first time that I came across your name but I’ll be adding it to my “New Author’s to Read” list. Thank you for being here for us and the chance to win you your wonderful book collection.

    In Kind Regards,

  23. Karen on April 19, 2015 at 12:47 am

    HI Like this scavenger hunt, learning about so many new books. Since I got a Kindle several years ago, I read a lot of books on there. Would love to read your series.

  24. Jeanine Kowalewski on April 19, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Hi! It would be great to win your trilogy. I love these scavenger hunts!

  25. Jackie Tessnair on April 19, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Hi Susan,I love your books and would be so happy to win your trilogy.Thanks

  26. Ellen Gray on April 19, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Hi, I would be happy to read these books. I have read others with Mindy Starns Clark but haven’t come across yours yet. Thanks.

  27. Rachelle O'Neil on April 19, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Hey there, Susan! I’ve never had the chance to read any of your books, but they look really interesting, and I would love to jump in with this trilogy! 🙂 Thanks for participating in this scavenger hunt!

  28. Barbara on April 19, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Hi, I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your set of books.

  29. Pam Graber on April 19, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Hi, Susan!! Would love to win this set of books but I know it’s not always meant to be. I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve read so far!

  30. Stephanie C. on April 19, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Thank you so much for being part of the Scavenger Hunt and for the generous giveaway.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie C.

  31. Sheila McIntyre on April 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Hi! I haven’t read your books but love discovering new authors to me!

  32. Rebekah Warmbrand on April 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Hi! 🙂 This Scavenger Hunt is fun!

  33. Terrill Rosado on April 19, 2015 at 7:23 am

    What a nice giveaway that you’re offering. 🙂 I am extremely excited to read your book, Secrets of a Charmed Life.

  34. Tina at Mommynificent on April 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for being a part of such a fun scavenger hunt! I host an all-things-book linky party every Thursday on my blog,, and we’d love to have you stop by any time. You can link up any of your own blog posts and maybe garner some new readers, and you can also hop around and meet some other authors and avid readers.

  35. cheryl on April 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    What a fun hunt! Thanks for the bonus giveaway!! 🙂

  36. Jill on April 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for participating in this fun event!!

  37. clynsg on April 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    At least this scavenger hunt is easier than many to do! And actually interesting.

  38. Janka H. on April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for being a part of this exciting Scavenger hunt!

    I would love to win the trilogy. Thanks for the chance!

  39. Danielle Hull on April 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I just added “Secrets of a Charmed Life” to my to-read list on Goodreads. It looks amazing!!! Thanks for this giveaway, too!

  40. Charlyn on April 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Hi! Would like to win and read the books. Have read and enjoyed some by Mindy.

  41. Ingerlise on April 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you for participating in this Scavenger Hunt 🙂

  42. Carol on April 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    First time doing a scavenger hunt here.. Exciting!

  43. Dawn on April 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm


  44. Stephanie Stoll on April 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I have yet to read any of your books, but am a fan of Mindy Starns Clark so I’m sure I’d enjoy this series you co-wrote! 🙂 Hope to win!

  45. Hannah on April 19, 2015 at 9:24 pm


  46. Lisa on April 19, 2015 at 10:46 pm


  47. Lisa on April 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm


  48. Laura on April 19, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Hi! I haven’t tried your books yet, but they sound interesting.

  49. Joanna on April 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Hi. I would definitely do the ‘elope’ thing. My father is in heaven now, but he used to say he’d provide the ladder! Lol. Good memories. Can’t imagine paying 22000 for a wedding….10000 would be a stretch for my mind. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hun!

  50. Lisa on April 19, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Hi! Yay, a new author for me. Can’t wait to check out your books 🙂

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