Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 33 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!

  • The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
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  • It is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants.
  • PRIZES include 3 sets of all 32 books, $500 in Amazon gift cards and many authors are offering additional prizes!
  • There is NO RUSH to complete this hunt—you have ALL WEEKEND. So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books you might want to learn more about!

Submit your ENTRY for the GRAND PRIZE at Stop #33 (back on Lisa’s site) by Monday night (4/25) at midnight Mountain Standard Time to the 2016 Scavenger Hunt!

Now–I’d like to welcome Catherine West as my guest blogger!  Cathy’s latest release is THE THINGS WE KNEW, and here’s a synopsis:

When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to blame their father for their mother’s death, but nobody will talk about that tragic day. And Lynette’s memory only speaks through nightmares.

Then Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, bringing the past with him. Once Lynette’s adolescent crush, Nick knows more about her mother’s death than he lets on. The truth could tear apart his own family—and destroy his fragile friendship with Lynette, the woman he no longer thinks of as a kid sister.

As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets surface that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question their faith, their willingness to forgive, and the very truth of all the things they thought they knew.

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Sounds great, right?  Now I’d like to welcome Cathy, who has written a few words about the power of memory.  Take it away, Cathy!  (Photo credit: Sarah E. Photography).

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The Power of Memory
Memories shape us, help define us, make us smile, and sometimes they make us cry. Some memories are vivid, as though they happened yesterday. Some have faded into sepia, still there, but harder to recall, while others have long since disappeared, only to return quite unexpectedly, triggered by a song, a particular smell, certain scenery or the sound of somebody’s voice.
562941_10150700666971708_667448624_n  Memories serve as powerful reminders of who we are and where we’ve come from. Often it’s the hardest times in life we have the most trouble forgetting. (What’s up with that?). But what if you couldn’t remember things at all? What if there were things about your past you desperately needed to know, yet the events you lived through remain a blank space in your mind?

In my upcoming release, The Things We Knew, Lynette Carlisle finds herself in this predicament. Somehow she knows the key to her past lies buried beneath the things she can’t remember. While her ageing father begins to lose his memory, Lynette wishes she could get hers back –

            The house was always filled with laughter and heady conversation, people coming and going in a whirl of social activity. In its glory days, Wyldewood had been whatever one wanted it to be—a paradise, a sanctuary, or a playground. “I remember one year”—Lynette laughed a little—“Mom had a bet going with Mrs.Cooper that—”

            Dad put up a hand. “I’m tired now, Lynnie. I think I’ll go upstairs.” He rose, steadied himself, and sent her a small smile.

            She watched him head in, let out her breath, and closed her eyes.

            If only she could get those days back.

27840648            The life she remember ed ended abruptly, twelve years ago, when all their dreams turned into siren-screeching nightmares.

            Nightmares she could only recall in flashes.

            Flashes of the ferocious storm. Flashes of huddling in darkness,

hands clapped over her ears. Flashes of long dresses hanging above

her, perfume tickling her nose.

            Then finally, David, reaching, pulling her from the depths of the closet where she’d hidden.

            Hidden from what, exactly, she still didn’t know.

ÓThe Things We Knew, July 12th, 2016 – Harper Collins Christian Fiction.

So what about you? How important are your memories? Do you have things you wish you could remember? Things you wish you didn’t?

I’d love to hear from you, and I hope you’ll read The Things We Knew to continue Lynette’s journey into the past.

Author Bio: Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border collie for long walks on the beach or tending to her roses and orchids. She and her husband have two grown children. Visit her online at catherinejwest.com, Facebook: CatherineJWest, and Twitter: @cathwest.

Here’s the Stop #10 Skinny:

You can order Cathy’s book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down: that its literal

Link to Stop #11, the Next Stop on the Loop: Cathy West’s own site!

 

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ADDITIONAL GIFT:  

The Dangerous Beauty series features novels about such Bible beauties as Esther, Bathsheba, and Delilah. Each woman was known for her seductive appeal, but each used her beauty in a different way.
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Have fun with the scavenger hunt!  And stop by again soon!

 

~~Angie

 

 

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  1. April 22, 2016 # Posted by Janet Estridge

    Thanks for introducing me to a new author I’m not familiar with. I believe we all have memories we would rather forget and also, ones that we cherish in our hearts.
    Having taken care of my mother who had Alzheimer’s I know how important memories are especially when you can’t remember them.

  2. April 22, 2016 # Posted by Pauline Osborne

    Hi Angela both you and Catherine are new authors to me, love seeing all the authors on “the hunt”, this is fun as I roll along. thanks for sharing.

  3. April 22, 2016 # Posted by Cheryl H.

    Wow, this sounds like an emotional read!

  4. April 22, 2016 # Posted by Patty

    Thank you for the offer of Beauty from the Inside Out. Treacherous Beauty sounds like a good book!

  5. April 22, 2016 # Posted by Melissa Henderson

    Looking forward to reading your stories.

  6. April 23, 2016 # Posted by Sonja Nishimoto

    Love Biblical fiction. Puts an interesting view on things! Thanks for the chance!

  7. April 24, 2016 # Posted by Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea

    I’vePinned it HERE too good to not promote!

    • April 26, 2016 # Posted by Angie

      Thanks for the pin!

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