Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! For the scavenger hunt basics and overview go to This Link. I am a part of the Pink Team, and this is Stop # 2. 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. 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!
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.
ALSO, please don’t use Internet Explorer to navigate through the loops. Some web sites won’t show up using IE. Please use Safari, Chrome or Firefox—they’re better anyway!
Without further ado, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my guest for the Scavenger Hunt, Tamera Alexander. Tamara is a lively, fun and articulate writer who I know and love and wish I could spend more time withy. You know when you read a Tamera Alexander book that you are in for an emotional read in the hands of a master storyteller. Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, including A Lasting Impression, A Beauty SoRare, To Whisper Her Name, and From a Distance. Her richly drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry awards.
Here’s the summary of her latest book – To Win Her Favor
A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.
An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse.
Maggie is certain that her mare, Bourbon Belle, can take the top purse in the inaugural Peyton Stakes, the richest race ever run in America. Maggie only needs the chance to prove it. To give her that chance—and to save Linden Downs from being sold to the highest bidder—Maggie’s father, aging, yet wily as ever, makes a barter. His agreement includes one tiny, troublesome detail—Maggie must marry a man she’s never met. A man she never would have chosen for herself.
And here’s her EXCLUSIVE content, that you’ll only find in this hunt!
Ever heard of Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown Winner? Or perhaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another?
These modern day thoroughbred champions, along with every Kentucky Derby for the past twenty-five years and counting, trace their lineage back to Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of my new release, To Win Her Favor.
In fact, the heroine’s horse in the story, Bourbon Belle (pictured on the cover along with Maggie), is based on a real thoroughbred named Bourbon Belle that was bred at Belle Meade and that shares the same blood lineage as Secretariat.
I love it when history comes to life!
Through three generations of the Harding/Jackson family who lived at Belle Meade in the 1800s, the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee became the preeminent stud farm and nursery for the horse racing industry in the 19th century. Horse racing in that era was definitely the “king of sports,” but it was also an industry dominated by males.
White men owned the blood horses as well as held controlling power of the racing leagues. And young black boys, ages 9 – 12, were the ones who jockeyed the magnificent thoroughbreds. There were no exceptions. Women and girls were not allowed.
At least, not until Margaret Linden dares to push those boundaries in To Win Her Favor, which releases on May 12.
Now if you’ve gotten this far I want to remind you to sign up for my newsletter for a Scavenger Hunt Exclusive chance to win the Refuge Ranch series. Book #3 won’t be on the shelves yet so you’ll get it before everyone else does! The signup for the newsletter is back at the top of this page so make sure to sign up before you move onto the next part of the Scavenger Hunt. Thanks again and good luck. Continue reading for the rest of the Scavenger Hunt info.
THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY:
Thanks for stopping by on the hunt! Before you go, make sure you WRITE DOWN THESE CLUES:
Secret Word(s): can
Secret Number: 7, a number I chose, “…because that’s what I always pick”
Got ‘em down?? Great! Your next stop is #3, Tamera Alexendar’s site. Click on over there now. And if you get lost, a complete list of the loop with links can be found at Robin Lee Hatcher’s site for the Pink loop or Lisa Bergen’s site for the Purple Loop.
If you are just doing the Pink team, go to the ENTRY FORM and fill in your information to win all the books in the Pink team and a Kindle Paperwhite.
For those of you who have gone through both loops, here is the entry for the GRAND PRIZE of all the books plus a Kindle Fire. This is only available if you’ve done both Pink and Purple loops. Good luck and keep going.