Scavenger Hunt Stop 23

Elizabeth Goddard Uncategorized 85 Comments

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!

Make the loop to collect all the clues—you’ll find those in red at the bottom of each post. Make sure to write them down as you go. Things will start to make sense before you know it. The hunt officially begins on April 4th at noon (Mountain Time Zone), starting at RobinLeeHatcher’s blog. You have until April 6th at midnight (Mountain) to collect all the clues. Since you have the whole weekend, there’s no need to rush, so take your time, read about the authors and their books. And enjoy!

Prizes: A Kindle Fire HDX plus $100 gift certificate. Two runners-up will receive all 32 books! The hunt is open to international entries.

(Just in case a site goes down or a link gets broken, you can find the list of participating author blogs here.)

Now it’s time to meet my awesome guest author for the hunt. Leslie Gould is the #1 bestselling and ChriLeslie Gould pro photo 5 1 (3)sty Award winning author of 18 books. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, four children, and three cats. She loves writing about the Amish, reading Shakespeare, and researching church history. Find out more at

Her latest release is Minding Molly.

Here’s the book blurb: Molly Zook’s struggles with her mother’s wish that, to save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier. Especially after Molly meets Leon Fisher. She tries to coax Mervin into falling back in love with her best friend, Hannah, during a camping trip in the Poconos…but things quickly go awry! Will Molly keep struggling to control everyone and everything around her? Or will she learn to let God handle the twists and turns of her life?MindingMolly_mck

If you love Amish fiction, you don’t want to miss Minding Molly, and you can find it at  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or your local bookstore.

Here’s Leslie’s post for the hunt, and it includes a yummy-looking recipe.

Molly’s Blackberry Cobbler

Feed him apricots and blackberries, with purple grapes, green figs, and mulberries.

                                                William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The third novel in my Courtships of Lancaster County series, Minding Molly, is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays.

Instead of sneaking off into the forest—as the youth in Shakespeare’s play do—the Amish Youngie in Minding Molly go on a camping trip in the Poconos. Molly bakes a berry cobbler before they go and then serves it up at the picnic table.

Even though berries aren’t in season yet for all of us, in anticipation of summer I’m sharing a blackberry cobbler recipe for you to save—or to make now with frozen berries. (Blueberries work well too.)

Blackberry Cobbler Recipescavhuntcollage


5 cups blackberries (or blueberries or a mix of berries)

½ cup sugar or to taste (less sugar works fine)


8 T butter, cut into bits

½ cup flour

½ sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder

pinch salt

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

For the filling, toss the fruit with the sugar and spread in a lightly buttered 9-inch round baking pan.

For the topping, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture is well blended. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Drop this mixture onto the fruit by tablespoonful’s; do not spread. Bake until golden yellow and just starting to brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

(Photo credits:Painting by William Blake, 1796, Oberon, Titania, Puck, and fairies. Public domain. Blackberry bush photo: Photo: public domain, wikimedia commons)


Thanks for stopping by my blog! Before you move on to Stop #24, Amish Author Leslie Gould’s  blog, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #23 clue: about its

Bonus Prize!

I’m giving away my New Mexico series to each of two winners. The series includes: Love in the Air, Love on the Slopes, and Love in the Wind.

To enter the random drawing, you can like my Facebook page or subscribe to my newsletter—you’ll find that on the right at the top of the sidebar on this blog.

Have fun on the hunt!



Comments 85

  1. Tina at Mommynificent

    I’ve liked your facebook page! Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt. I love online scavenger hunts – totally brings out the kid in me!

    I don’t know if you ever participate in linky parties, but if you are ever so inclined, I’d love for you to join our book-loving community at Booknificent Thursdays on We gather every Thursday and share posts about books we’ve been reading or writing and how books are impacting our lives. We’d love to have you join us anytime!


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      Elizabeth Goddard

      Thanks for stopping by Tina! I appreciate you liking my Facebook page and I would love to join you some time at! That sounds like a lot of fun. I’m a homeschooling mom, on top of everything else. I’m sure you have some homeschooling moms in your community.

      Enjoy the hunt!

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  2. Bridget K

    I’m liking you on FB, and I’m a HSing mom too! Have not read your books, but I can’t wait to do so! Thanks for participating in this – how exciting and fun for a Friday afternoon.

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      Elizabeth Goddard

      Glad to meet you, Bridget! I hope you enjoy my books. Yes, I agree–this is a fun way to spend a weekend. I’m looking forward to getting to know a lot of new readers!


  3. Shirley

    I liked your facebook page and signed up for your newsletter. I have only recently discovered your work, but have enjoyed your writing.

  4. Peggy

    I subscribed to the newsletter. I am loving the scavenger hunt and being introduced to authors and books I didn’t know before. I’m making quite a reading list! Thanks for participating.

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    Elizabeth Goddard

    Thanks so much ya’ll! So great to meet you. Hope you have an awesome time on the Scavenger Hunt. Listen, for those of you who signed up for the newsletter–remember to check your spam folder. You must confirm your subscription. 🙂


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    Elizabeth Goddard

    Hi again!

    Just got home. Thanks for all your comments. So glad to meet you and looking forward to getting to know each of you. For those of you who mentioned you have already signed up for my newsletter and liked my author Facebook page, don’t worry, you are in the drawing!! I’ve got you down.

    Many blessings!

  7. Cheri Schueller

    Hi! I liked your facebook page. I am looking forward to reading your books! =) Thanks for being a part of this scavenger hunt. This is one of my favorite ways to find “new” Christian authors!

  8. Jaquelyn S

    I have already like your page, but I just signed up for the newsletter! I live in NM so I would love to read this series! Thank you!

  9. Mippy/Sabrina

    Hi Elizabeth! 🙂

    Happy to ‘meet’ you! 🙂 I liked your Facebook page under my nickname (MippyFoofalina) and I signed up for your newsletter! 🙂

  10. Stephanie C.

    Hi, I liked your FB page and signed up for your newsletter. I look forward to reading your novels . You are a new author to me, which is why I love these Hunts! 🙂

    Thank you,
    Stephanie C.

  11. Shirley Davidson

    I signed up for your newsletter! And thanks for that awesome Blackberry Cobbler! It sounds delicious and really makes me yearn for warmer weather. Who am I kidding though, when it gets hot I’ll be yearning for cooler weather. Never satisfied, thanks so much for being a part of the Scavenger Hunt. I’m having so much fun with it!

  12. Lisa Medeiros

    I’ve done both… Liked your Facebook page and signed up for your newsletter… Your books sound great 🙂

  13. Margaret Nelson

    I don’t know if we need to tell you here that we’ve liked your FB page or not, but I figure it doesn’t hurt 🙂

  14. Barbara Thompson

    I’ve already liked your Facebook page, but I did sign up for your newsletter. Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the opportunity of the giveaway.

  15. Debra Kay Neiman

    I am having fun on this hunt, so many new authors and great books. I liked you facebook page and subscribed to your newsletter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  16. Angi Griffis

    Hi Elizabeth! Your books sound very intriguing! I love the Love Inspired series and the Heartsongs Presents series. Thank you for being part of the Scavenger Hunt. I LIKED your facebook page. 🙂

  17. Debora Wilder

    Thank you for being a part of this scavenger hunt. I’m having a lot of fun on it. I enjoy all the special content posted by each of the authors. I had already liked you facebook page but I did sign up for your newsletter.

  18. Robyn M

    I have liked your FB page. thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt so I can meet new authors – new to me I mean 😉

  19. Jeri Reynolds Collins

    Hi Elizabeth, I signed up for your newsletter and your facebook page. I’m enjoying reading about the new books; I love, love!! I’m also enjoying finding some great ‘new to me’ authors. It’s great to be introduced to you and some of your writing. I look forward to getting to know about you and your books.

  20. Carol Emmert

    I liked your Facebook page. I hope I win one of the giveaways, even if its not a big one, I love reading books by ‘new to me’ authors! 🙂

  21. JAN HALL

    I had already liked your Facebook page. I subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you for being in the hunt and for the extra giveaway.

  22. Liss Lovejoy

    Loving the scavenger hunt and have discovered many new books and authors. I can’t wait to read all the books that have been added to my tbr. I love stories about the Amish and have put Leslie’s on my list to read. Thank you for participating.

  23. sparksofember

    I did both, too. Hmm – that recipe looks amazing but I love my mom’s recipe, too. Now I’m torn! lol

  24. Kristen

    Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for the chance to win your New Mexico book series. Love in the Wind sounds very good from the description on Carol Cox’s site last stop! I’m from New Hampshire – now in Oklahoma – and love the ocean and always loved to go look at the ships – especially the Clippers! So I love the picture you used in reference to your Love in the Wind excerpt. Who was the painter or where might I find a copy of it? God bless!
    Kristen kam110476 at gmail dot com
    P.S. I signed up for your newsletter and I liked you on fb!

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    Elizabeth Goddard

    Thanks for all the comments! I have been unable to keep up with all of them–or even a few of them. LOL I’m so glad you guys are having fun with this scavenger hunt. It’s definitely been fun to me too seeing all the new readers coming through. People who would never stumble across my website or books, or the sites and books of my fellow participants.

    I’m sure you can’t wait to find out who the winners are. Thankfully, there will be quite a few winners, right?


  26. Kelly Blackwell

    I have had such a great time with the scavenger hunt and now a recipe! So stoked! Thank you for a chance to win too. I subscribed in addition to Facebook. Sometimes facebook makes it hard to keep up. 🙂 Thank you!

  27. Rachelle

    Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt! I’m loving finding all of these new authors…like you, Elizabeth! I’ve followed Leslie Gould awhile, but I just haven’t picked up one of her books yet. I’m not sure if I would understand that it was inspired by Shakespeare. These cobblers sound delicious!

    I love your header image!

    If either of you have a reviewer/influencer program I would love to be a part of it! I blog about Christian Fiction book reviews on my site…

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