UPDATE: The Hunt has ended but if this is your first exposure to it, I hope you’ll still check out the different articles, information and the books that are featured on every page. 

Here are the winners of my own Rafflecopter Drawing:

Drum roll…..

First Prize of a $10 Amazon gift card and a copy of my book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries: Finding Peace in All Kinds of Weather is:

Betti Mace! Congratulations, Betti.

2nd & 3rd Place Winners of a $10 Amazon card for each:
Angie Young
Natalie Crossan

Congratulations, Angie & Natalie.

I so appreciate everyone’s participation.

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This is Stop #28. 

Kathy here: Before we start, in addition to the CAN Hunt giveaways, I am doing a Giveaway of my own. See below for more detail.

Check out Christian Authors Network (CAN)

Here are the CAN Hunt’s official guidelines:

Welcome, to the “Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt!” We hope you enjoy meeting Christian Author Network members as you chase down clues for the chance to win:

Grand prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 29 free books, one from each participating CAN author!

2nd & 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B & N, or CBD gift certificate!

Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 3/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 3/27/14. No need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here:  Help/Resource Page 

Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author! Gather the clues from each post, beginning at STOP #1 and ending at STOP #29. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all 29 stops within 2 days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue, unless you are notified by 3/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations and postage costs, prizes will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, so please read rules presented with each giveaway.

At this stop, I’m very pleased to feature an article by:
Christine Lindsay

Christine was born in Ireland, and is proud of the fact that she was once patted on the head by Prince Phillip when she was a baby. Christine’s great grandfather, and her grandfather—yes, father and son—were both riveters on the building of the Titanic. Tongue in cheek, Christine states that as a family, they accept no responsibility for the sinking of the great ship.

It was stories of her ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India that inspired her Multi-award-winning, historical series “Twilight of the British Raj”. Aside from being a busy writer and speaker, Christine is also VP of Christian Authors’ Network. She makes her home in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada.

by Christine Lindsay

When I sat in the hospital bed in 1979 holding my newborn daughter, I knew God was going to do something special to comfort me. I knew this because in a few days I was going to relinquish my baby to adoption. I named her Sarah, in faith that God would reunite us someday when Sarah became an adult.

A year after I gave up Sarah, Mr. Right walked into my life, and as the years passed my empty arms were filled three times over with our children, Lana, Kyle and Rob.

Each day that I prayed for our three kids, I also prayed for Sarah, and for our reunion that would happen one day.

Twenty years after I relinquished Sarah, my prayers were answered, and we were reunited, but I feared the close relationship I wanted with Sarah might not grow between us. After all, it’s a lot to expect of a young woman who has had the best of adoptive parents to love a perfect stranger. And what was I? Not her mom—that was her adoptive mother’s role. I was Sarah’s birthmom. But what on earth does that role look like?

It took a number of years, a lot of tears, and loads more prayer, but God kept His promise to me. That special relationship with Sarah did develop, and I have had the joy of seeing my two daughters on the front covers of my first two novels, Shadowed in Silk and Captured by Moonlight.
Not many moms have the kind of gorgeous bookends that I have.

Thank you, Christine Lindsay, and thank you, Readers/Hunters. Ready to continue?

Before you go, write down this STOP #28 clue: First

Now proceed to stop #29 for your next clue:


But WAIT—before you go! Check out my own giveaway! I’ll give away:

  • First Prize: one free copy of my latest non-fiction book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries: Finding Peace in All Kinds of Weather and a $10 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd and 3rd Prize: $10 Amazon gift card

 to three winners drawn from the Rafflecopter giveaway.