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 Christy 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 www.lesliegould.com.
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?
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.)
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 teaspoon baking powder
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)
THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY
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
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.
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Have fun on the hunt!