Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Stop #4


Christian Fiction Fall Scavenger Hunt

Follow the clues to win a Kindle Fire, free books, and a box of Southern Treats!

Welcome to our Fall 2012 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! The fun begins Thursday, Oct 25 at 12 noon MT and ends Sunday, Oct 28 at 12 midnight MT.
Take your time visiting 31 different author websites this weekend, getting to know new and familiar Christian novelists, reading about their exciting new releases for Fall 2012, and collecting one clue in red at each stop, beginning at Stop #1. 
When you end at Stop #32, fill out the Rafflecopter form and keep those clues handy. A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted via email on Monday, October 29. No need to submit your completed clue quote, unless you receive that exciting email on Monday. If that happens, be ready to provide the completed clue quote, gathered from all 31 stops, within 24 hours of email notification or another winner (sniff!) will be randomly drawn. Here's hoping you win!
Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire ($199 value), plus 31 novels (that’s a big box of books!)
2nd and 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, CBD or BookDepository.com gift certificate
Good news! This contest is open to international entrants. If our winner lives outside the United States, he/she will win an equivalent prize in gift certificate funds.
Enough already with the details! As part of this scavenger hunt, I'm hosting Tracy Higley. And honey, does she have a great exclusive to share with you!
Tracy L. Higley

Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at the age of eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. She has authored nine novels, including Pompeii: City on Fire and Garden of Madness. Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ancient History and has traveled the globe, researching her novels and falling into adventures. See her travel journals and more at www.TracyHigley.com or catch up with her on Facebook.

ISLE OF SHADOWS
Enslaved in a world of money and power, Tessa dares to be free.

Raised as courtesan to wealthy and powerful men, Tessa of Delos serves at the whim of her current patron, the politician Glaucas. After ten years with him, Tessa has abandoned all desire for freedom or love, choosing instead to lock her heart away. But when Glaucus meets a violent death in his own home, Tessa grasps at a fragile hope. Only she knows of his death. If she can keep it a secret for long enough, she can escape.


And here’s your Fall Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Tracy…

When I started writing historical fiction set in ancient times and exotic places around the world, I had no idea that I’d be able to embark on so many adventures around the globe to research my books and see amazing sights. My research has taken me to Egypt, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel and Jordan, and this past month I revisited many of those beautiful places via a cruise around the eastern Mediterranean.

The trip was partly research and partly an anniversary trip with my husband, and he gamely let me drag him through Rome, Sicily, Athens, Pompeii, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, and Ephesus, not to mention all the photos and he videos he took for me!
But one particular day was extra-special…

My upcoming novel, Isle of Shadows, is set on the Greek island of Rhodes. But as the cover design was coming together, with a beautiful photo of Greece in the background and a model the publisher hired superimposed over the photo, I had a suspicion that the original photo had been taken somewhere on the island of Santorini. And so the hunt began!

From our cruise ship, docked in the middle of Santorini’s caldera (the huge sea-water filled crater that resulted from a volcanic eruption over 3500 years ago), we took a small boat to the shoreline of the island. A cable car took us to the clifftop city of Fira, and my husband and I quickly made our way through the picturesque streets to an ATV-rental store. A few minutes later we were speeding up the rocky coastline, toward the city of Oia on the northern tip of the island. Gorgeous views along the way, but absolutely stunning sights to come when we reached Oia. (Google “Oia, Santorini” and click on Images to see what I mean!)

We wandered up and down streets, winding around whitewashed buildings, blue domes gleaming in the island sun, all the while comparing the vista to the cover of Isle of Shadows.

And then suddenly, there it was! 

It took a little positioning to get the angle just right, and some patience while a guy who looked like he had nowhere to go hung around in the picture, smoking his cigarette.  But finally we were able to take some perfect photos. If you look at the background behind me, then at the cover of the book, you’ll see what I mean!

And then, as if the discovery wasn’t perfect enough…  A nearby church started playing some music, and couples began dancing in the courtyard.  I took a 30-second video to capture the moment.




I hope my special memory has given you a taste of this wonderful island! With every story I write, it’s my passion to transport readers to wonderful places.

I hope you’ll come visit me on my website, www.TracyHigley.com, where you can read more about Isle of Shadows and see more photos and travel journals!

~Tracy


The Fall Scavenger Hunt Basics:

Before you go, write down this STOP #4 Clue: teaches
Your next stop is Stop #5: Tracy Higley's blog 

And now, a Bonus Prize from (Bless) My Southern Heart!

I've loaded a box full of yummy Southern treats from the Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of To Whisper Her Name. Everything from pecan honey to a Belle Meade Pony Pattie, to Tennessee Taffy, a copy of To Whisper Her Name and A Lasting Impression, and more! To be eligible to win this special bonus prize you need to leave a comment on this blog (telling me why you love historical fiction).

Then, you can get extra chances to win (one each) by:
1) Signing up to receive my email updates, if you don't receive them already (Sign up box located on the right sidebar under "Join Tamera's Mailing List")
2) LIKING my Facebook Pageif you don't already (LOVE connecting with you over there too)
3) And if you’re on Twitter, please tweet either (or both) of the following: 
#ToWhisperHerName Real history, real people, real historical romance at Belle Meade Plantation http://ow.ly/eEuj7 @TameraAlexander

OR

FROM A DISTANCE, the 2009 Christy Award winner, FREE on Kindle, Nook, iBook: ow.ly/ejpdw

I'll draw a winner for the "Bless My Southern Heart" prize at random at 12 midnight MT on Sunday, October 28 from the comments on this blog, combined with the additional chances for those who LIKED my Facebook Page, signed up for email updates, and tweeted) beginning Thursday, October 25 at 12 noon MT at the start of the Scavenger Hunt. NOTE: Due to mailing costs, only USA addresses are eligible to win in this bonus drawing.
Many thanks, friends! Now scavenge away!  And be Sociable, Share!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHY WHO IS THE WINNER OF THE BLESS MY SOUTHERN HEART TREATS!

Kathy, thanks for sharing this:




AnonymousKathy said...
I love historical fiction because of all I learn that either I don't remember from history class or they didn't teach. I so enjoy learning how people lived. Life was so different than what we know now.

Thank you for the opportunity to win your gift basket too.
Kathy, if you'll send me your snail mail address, I'll get your gift to you!

Thanks, everyone, for taking part. We'll do this again soon.



Update on the GRAND PRIZE WINNER, and congrats to all:

The GRAND PRIZE went to: Jennifer Friedley
The $50 gift certificates went to: Laura McEwen and Gretchen Michels Garrison

308 comments:

  1. Oh what fun! I haven't taken part in one of these tours before, so having great fun hopping from blog to blog. :D

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  2. Hey, Casey! Isn't it fun! We had a blast putting it together. Now for tomorrow at noon (MT) to get here! Then let the games begin! ; O

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  3. What a great scavenger hunt...and all the extras you as authors are offering! Thanks!

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  4. I'm having so much fun on this hunt and discovering new authors. I've added some of your Belle Meade books to my reading list!

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  5. Ahh Tracy you have a wonderful career and get to see such great places, it looked like a wonderful trip-sure wish I could have been in just one. I will look for your book. thanks for sharing goodies today Tamera. having fun hopping along...
    Paula O

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  6. This is so much fun. Thanks for being a part of it. God bless you.

    Glenda Parker

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  7. I haven't read any of Tracy's books yet, but they sound great! I'm already signed up on all your stuff : ). I think you're great, Tammy, and such an encouragement to me! ~Stacey

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  8. I have have to say this is so much fun. Because it is giving us a chance to meet new author's and catch up with the ones we know and love. I love history so I am looking forward to reading your newest book.

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  9. I'm having lots of fun meeting new-to-me authors as well as getting to know old friends better! thank you for doing this!!

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  10. I've "liked", tweeted, and signed up for the email updates :)

    People in Canada can enter, right?

    I can't wait to read this book, even if I don't win it!

    Thanks - Kayleigh

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  11. Hey all you lovely women!

    And Kayleigh! The Scaveneger Prize is available to BOTH US and International. The Bless My Southern Heart Prize is only open to US due to shipping costs. But thanks for tweeting and sharing and everything. So appreciate you!

    Good luck to all of you and remember… it's not a race. Take your time. You have until Sunday night! Have fun!

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  12. I love historical fiction because you learn so much about about things in the past and you can think "wow" something like that really did happen

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  13. Lisa Eichelberger10/25/2012 1:04 PM

    I absolutely love historical fiction! It's the genre I read from most often. I just love escaping to different times and places through characters and learning bits of history along the way. Tamera, I'm on your mailing list and I've already liked your Facebook page. :)

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  14. Hey! I enjoy historical fiction because of all the learning you can do in it. It's nice to learn something from skillful authors who are able to incorporate factual knowledge into their books, and I love the experience of it! Thank you!

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  15. The best thing about historical fiction is learning where we come from so we can know where we're going! Love immersing myself in all the little details of daily life from a hundred years ago or more... it's like time-traveling in my armchair!

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  16. Caitie Petty10/25/2012 1:19 PM

    I love Christian fiction! It's nice to be able to read stories that are clean and sweet. :)

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  17. I love historical fiction because it allows me to travel to another era and experience that different setting.

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  18. Love the South.. and any yummy treats are awesome!!

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  19. I just absolutely love historical fiction!! It's a great way to learn more about history while taking journeys with characters that I love!! I'm excited to read the Belle Meade Plantation book!! This is so much fun! :)

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  20. I love historical fiction, because it removes me to a slower pace of life! I don't know if I would want to live there, but I certainly enjoy visiting!!

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  21. I love the chance to see how people lived in history!!

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  22. I love historical fiction it is my favorite genre. Unfortunayley I don't have a facebook or twitter account.

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  23. I just LOVE how historical fiction brings me to a whole other era, almost getting lost in all the splendor of it! Of course everyone usually has some sort of knowledge of the era, but then the novel itself opens up the mind to a whole new story and experience! I simply can’t get enough!

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  24. well, here we are at stop #4 and I'm finally getting the hang of it. I left my comment on the last post, but I'll repeat it here. I love historical fiction as much to learn stories like that of Robert Green as to be entertained.

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  25. Tamara, I have enjoyed for some time now your blogs about the plantation where your new book is set. Have enjoyed the short movies showing us around the plantation. Can't wait to read this new book.
    Tracy, have just started following your writings through e-mail and facebook. I love that you are writing about places I've always wanted to visit. Both of you have so much history in your books they are such a joy to read, well they will be when I get one.

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  26. So only "new" Likes qualify for the prize? Well, since I've already got the books, I guess I won't be too mad... But what in the world is a Pony Pattie?! LOL Too funny. I assume it's some kind of delicious chocolate and caramel delight?

    I love historical fiction because it's our heritage. I love getting a glimpse of how people lived way back when. Times and technology were different, but spiritual, emotional, and family issues were the same.

    Oh, and I love reading about the grand dances. Waltzes are my favorite. ;-)

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  27. Tamera,

    Love these scavenger hunts!

    Can't wait to read your book - woo-hoo! Congratulations.

    Historical fiction - I've always been a sucker for medieval romance, but lately, because of your books, and those of a few other authors, I'm gaining a new fascination with our own US History. It helps that I'm home schooling my 5th grade daughter and we're studying American History!

    And I'm REALLY psyched about Isle of Shadows - I'm actually reviewing it for the publisher this month and so far, I'm LOVING it!

    Blessings to you both,
    Becky

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  28. I love Historical Fiction because it brings me back to a different, simpler time in history. Life had different struggles back then and it helps me remember how easy we have life now.

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  29. I love historical fiction because I love history. And historical fiction takes you to places that once were & we can't go to any more. I love it. Plus, some of the things in history are so cool! :D

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  30. I love historical fiction because it makes the time period seem more real-to-life. I could not delve into some history book full of facts the way I can also historical fiction.

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  31. Loving your comments, friends! and so glad you're enjoying the Scavenger Hunt.

    Sorry for any confusion on entering the Bless My Southern Heart Bonus gift. Didn't mean to leave any of you faithful friends out in the cold. All you need to do to enter the BONUS giveaway is to leave a comment on this blog. THEN if you LIKE my FB Page, sign up for email updates, and tweet, then that gets you additional chances. Clear as mud?

    If you have any questions, give me a shout out!

    Some of you have written asking if the BONUS is for International too. No, I'm sorry, it's not. THE GRAND PRIZE IS! But the bonus is for U.S. mailing addresses only due to mailing costs. It's heavy!! : )

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  32. I just signed up for your newsletter, and liked you on FB. I dont tweet yet :(
    Thank you so much for doing this hunt. I have never done one of these before. Is is fun, and so informative !
    I read LOTS of Christian fiction, and never thought I liked Historical fiction, but I sure love your books! I can't wait to read your newest one ! I am a church librarian, so I always donate all my books to the library when I'm done, so many others can enjoy them too !

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  33. I just love to imagine how my ancestors lived.
    I like you Facebook and already signed up for your email updates.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  34. So many fabulous authors on the hunt here.. Tamera, I am reading To Whisper Her Name right now, and LOVING IT! Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us. I loved A Lasting Impression also and I have all of the other ones waiting for me to get to them also.
    I completed your steps for the giveaway.. Thanks!

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  35. I love historical fiction because I get to learn how people lived in a different time, in different lands. It nourishes my intellectual mind as well as my creative mind. :-)

    This Scavenger Hunt is fun!

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  36. I love your Historical fiction Tamara. You write in such a way that I feel like I am part of the story.

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  37. Historical fiction has a way of taking me back to the places that I long to be. Many tell me that I was born in the wrong time period, so strong is my love for history. There is so much untainted beauty in times gone by and historical fiction helps give you a peek into that beauty!

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  38. I love historical fiction because you learn so much more about history when it's combined with story. I can remember so many details of important wars, etc. because of books, not history class!

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  39. Historical fiction is great because you can really imagine what it was like back then. It makes it that more real by having a story take place during a certain time. Even if that story is fiction.

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  40. Love these type of contest.....all these authors are great!

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  41. I love historical fiction because I love learning about different eras!

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  42. I love historical fiction, and I love everything I've read by Tamera. I always learn something when I read good fiction by authors who do their homework and research!

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  43. I love Historical fiction because I can learn about the past, how people were like us now, and how they were not. Also, I already did two of the extra chances before today so I could not do those.

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  44. I Liked, Tweeted and I love historical fiction especially the clothes and details.

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  45. Ah! I love your books to bits, Tamera!!!
    As I posted on stop #3, I used to live in Nashville, and reading about places I've actually been to is great enough, but adding history and an amazing story makes it that much more... amazing!! :). I've not yet read To Whisper Her Name, but I am definitely picking it up soon!!! A Lasting Impression made me smile so much (except at the sad parts, of course) and I can't wait to read To Whisper Her Name!!!

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  46. Tracy Higley tells great stories! Thanks for sharing about the picture hunt. What fun and adventure!

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  47. Shannon Gillette10/25/2012 2:39 PM

    I love being able to leave my current world behind as I read and learn of characters so far beyond what I encounter daily. I love learning about how life was so long ago, from clothes to behavior, etc. It allows me to travel back in time and imagine myself in a different time and place.

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  48. This is one legit scavenger hunt! I love historical fiction because it brings to life history in deeper more meaningful ways. There's tons of times I read a fiction novel that actually made me want to dive more into the history books. Win. Win!

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  49. I love historical fiction because it gives me an opportunity to step into someone else's world, to walk in their shoes, taste their food, smell their air, and see life from their perspective.

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  50. Historical fiction whisks you away to another time and place and helps you be thankful for where you are!

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  51. I love historical fiction. I actually had a lovely long answer but am losing a battle to the code required. Tried 5 times so far.

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  52. I love historical fiction because you get transported into the past! You get to pique your imagination and explore new times, and learn customs, fashion of the past! :)

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  53. Hang on, Mary Vee... I'm checking it out! Be right back, babe!

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  54. my first blog-hopping scavenger hunt contest! fun :) why do I love historical fiction? because it takes me to another place and time, a cozy way to explore and get away when I squeeze in the time to do so. (usually in the evening)

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  55. Historical fiction transcends time and brings me to other worlds.

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  56. Okay, Mary Vee. Try again, when you can. Hope it works this time!

    And thanks to all of you for your kind words. Love connecting with you in this way and appreciate you reading. Happy scavenging!

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  57. Loving the blog hopping! I'm a fan of all types of fiction whether it be historical or not. :)

    Julie@My Favorite Pastime

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  58. I love historical fiction because with my vivid imagination I time travel to share the experiences with your characters.

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  59. When I was in school I hated anything to do with history. Today, I can't get enough of historical fiction. Thanks to MaryLu Tyndall I love reading about history and she has introduced me to other authors whom I simply adore. I love how you were able to get that shot. Too bad the pillar isn't there.

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  60. What I love about historical fiction, is the chance to experience life during another time period!

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  61. I love historical fiction because you not only learn history, you get to experience it. Like your newest "To Whisper Her Name" - my great-grandmother was a southern belle whose family was huge in Anderson, SC. Reading books about those times feels like I'm learning about her life.

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  62. I love historical fiction because it allows the reader to almost really experience what life was like way back when. Also gives a better understanding of the dry history books.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I have also liked your fb page. My initials are KS.

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  63. I love historical fiction because it transports me to another time & place!

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  64. I really love history and sometimes its nice to read about a time before the world was so lost in technology.

    Signed up for emails
    Liked on FB

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  65. Tamera, I'm loving "To Whisper Her Name." I like historical novels because they make history come alive. You start to see real people and realize how the events you've heard about could and did impact lives.

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  66. djpankr@yahoo.com10/25/2012 3:37 PM

    Great scavenger hunt, historical fiction is awesome!

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  67. I didn't like history in high school all that well, but historical fiction is great!

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  68. Historical fiction, when written well, has a special elegance. :) Thanks for this post!

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  69. I love historical fiction because it allows me to learn about a time and place I have never had the opportunity to experience before.

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  70. I enjoy historical fiction because it allows me to step into the shoes of someone else, somewhere else, in some other time period.

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  71. i love historical fiction because it gives you a chance to explore more options within the perimeters of the historical event.

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  72. Gail Griffey10/25/2012 3:55 PM

    Historical fiction is like Calgon. It takes me away.

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  73. I love that historical fiction gives you a look into life in another time and place.

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  74. I love historical fiction for so many reasons! If it's a time period or event I am really interested in, it really "places" me in the time period. I feel like, instead of just learning the facts and all of the classroom history (which is great too), I'm also experiencing in in a way.

    My email is rolltide_04@yahoo.com

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  75. This is pretty neat, this Scavenger Hunt deal. Get to learn about a lot of new authors. :)

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  76. I love historical fiction because you learn so much about the time period and customs of a different time and place - all from your own home!! Keep writing, I'll keep reading:)

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  77. I love historical fiction because the history brings the story to life more for me. I watched the trailer for your book "To Whisper Her Name" and the story looks so interesting and beautiful. Being a southern gal, I love the setting.The Civil War is a big interest of mine as well.

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  78. I've only read one historical fiction book and I really liked it.

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  79. Historical fiction? The best. Love learning the everyday0life little details that never make it into history classes in school. Good example: Beaten Biscuits. :-)

    thanks for being part of this hunt. Enjoying the trip.

    Mary Kay

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  80. Have not read any of Tracy's books; would love to. 'Course I've read all off Tammy's...LOVE them.
    I enjoy historical fiction 'cause it takes me back to the Old days and that's so interesting.
    I'm on your update lists, Tammy.
    Jackie Smith

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  81. The Beaten Biscuit recipe sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it and also read your books.

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  82. Tamera, your video on hostler Bob Green was incredible. Thank you for sharing and being part of the fun today.
    I've heard a lot about this book.

    Loved seeing the photos from Santorini and your cover, Tracy. I'm going to find the book for my DIL. as they went there on their honeymoon. Of course it was their favorite part of the 12 day Med. Cruise. So beautiful.

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  83. This scavenger hunt is bringing me so many new to me authors. I love historical fiction because while, it's easy to remember the negatives that happen, it also shows the the important things (like love) transcends time.

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  84. I really enjoyed your 2 videos and am looking forward to reading your book. I enjoy historical fiction because it takes me to a time and place in a more in depth way than just visiting a museum can. I enjoy learning new things from several historical authors. Thanks for the chance to win your prize.

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  85. I love historical fiction because I can learn a lot of things I never knew before. I love a little romance thrown in too! I think the women on the covers of these books look so pretty in their beautiful dresses and the men can look so handsome!

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  86. I love escaping into the past to a story of action and romance!

    I also signed up for your newsletter. ;) Thanks!

    ~~~dnikerle

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  87. I love historical fiction because it makes me feel like I am transported back to that time and place.

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  88. Historical fiction is one of the best ways I know to learn more about the past and when it's combined with Biblical principles it is truly powerful!

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  89. Lol. It's the easiest (and least expensive) way to travel to other times and places. : )

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  90. It's a wonderful place & time to visit, & an excellent education when written w/ historical accuracies. (I love the "language" of historical fiction and the different pace of the times.

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  91. I love everything about historical fiction!
    Beth Gillihan
    rbgillihan@gmail.com

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  92. BTW,

    I tweeted, I already like you on FB, and I follow your blog!

    Becky

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  93. I love historical fiction because it brings history to life.

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  94. Historical fiction is fun because it 1) pulls you into a different time and 2) it brings your history textbook to life

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  95. Tamera, tried to sign up for email updates but the link sent to me to activate doesn't work (Page opens & says Not Found.}

    Any clues?

    Thanks,
    Mary Kay

    mary [at] ...

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  96. I love historical books! It' a fun way to learn history! Even when some "stretch" it a little. And Tracy I will defently be looking for your books!

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  97. I like Historical fiction partially for the same reason I like working on the genealogy of our families. It helps me picture what they must have gone thru a little, almost as much as the pictures I collect on my realitives.

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  98. Of course, the dresses, the styles, the "what is proper" and all that is so fascinating. It's easy to get lost in a place that's so unfamiliar... you know. Learning about different eras, seeing how different it was, is just amazing. Historical fiction teaches you, and it draws you into a place you could never be in real life. I love it! :)
    Also, I've liked you on facebook, and I think I'm already signed up on your mailing list.

    Thanks...
    (shantelle@truevine.net)

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  99. I simply love historical fiction, as it takes me away to other places and times...it truly is like a time machine! And I never want to come home :)

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  100. Why do I love Historical Fiction? I love it because it allows me to get a glimpse past times. It takes you from the 21st century and puts you someplace completely different.

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  101. Enjoying the scavenger hunt. I have SO much to do tonight and yet what's the first thing I did when I got home (well, after eating supper)? I started The Hunt! :-D

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  102. Yay!! Thank you for taking part in this fun hunt!! :) I love historical fiction because it brings me to a time and place that I couldn't go in person!

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  103. I am certainly going to pick up some of your books next time I am at my Christian bookstore! Historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love reading a book filled with history in general, and joining that with amazing characters, makes for a wonderful book. :)

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  104. I love how historical fiction is completely different from life today, a little taste of life in other times.

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  105. Liked your facebook page!

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  106. Sure wish the bonus prize was open to people in Canada! The book sounds just like something I'd love. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on it somehow. ;)

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  107. How fun! am hoping to get your newest through Booksneeze.

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  108. I'm not sure if I am posting in the right place for the contest but I hope so. I am a historical fiction nut! I so prefer the historical to the modern. I love getting lost in another era. I have "modern" right here and now. I love a good historical book so I can see first hand how people in the past lived.

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  109. I love historical fiction because I'm such a history nerd and I love being taken out of the ordinary and into a time where things were different than they are now. Blessings to you Tamera!

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  110. Historical fiction teaches us something about the past, but also helps us to understand ourselves more as it speaks to the reader. Also, I just visit Belle Meade this summer and cannot wait to read the new book set there! Gail
    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

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  111. I like historical fiction because I enjoy the simplicity and peace of other times. I also enjoy being able to learn about and experience times and cultures that are different from mine.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Randi
    wpd_2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  112. Love this! Only problem with these scavenger hunt is that it causes my reading list to double in size!

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  113. Historical fiction is a great getaway for me. Love your books; can't wait to read your latest.

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  114. Tamera, I have loved all your books. I haven't gotten to the last two, but they are both on my TBR list (long) and now I've joined you mailing list and Facebook to remind me to get them read soon.

    I love Historical fiction because I am always amazed at what I learn. It causes me to go do a little research of my own and then instead of telling my husband I read a new book I can tell him "guess what I learned" :)

    The basket of Belle Meade Plantation goodies looks fun, and I'm going to have to try the beaten biscuits. They look yummy!

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  115. This is such a fun tour! I love historical fiction, because it makes history come alive! It's fun to imagine what life was like in different times.

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  116. I like historical fiction because it helps me remember history.

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  117. This is fun! I love historical fiction because I can lose myself in a past, less hectic time.

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  118. Liz Curtis Higgs asked the same question on her blog. I told her I was going to have to think about it and come back later since nobody's ever asked me that so I've never thought about it. I've just always loved historical fiction... I told Liz maybe it's because I have an old soul (even as a kid I was "old") and I've often felt that I was born in the wrong era and maybe historical fiction speaks to that old part of me...if that makes any sense at all.

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  119. I thought I commented here, but don't see it. Oh well. I like historical fiction because it teaches us what it was like to live "back in the day" when women were more respected and protected. Sure glad we don't have to wear all those layers of clothes though. :)

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  120. I love 'going back in time'! I especially like to read books from the south and the Civil War era. Also, I LOVE horses so I can't wait to read "To Whisper Her Name"!!!

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  121. I pre-ordered TWHN and I can't wait to start it! I love your books, Tamera!

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  122. Love being transported to another time by reading historical fiction.

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  123. I LOVE historical fiction books. It makes a time period come alive!

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  124. Learning about different times in history is always interesting

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  125. I love Historical Novels especially during the 1800's and American West. I learn alot from authors who do good research and write accurately. The heros and heroines are so romantic. I would have loved to have lived in that time period. I especially liked Tamera Alexander's "The Inheritance" for it's history, romance, suspense, and spiritual insight i.e the hero's prayer "break him Lord". Its on my keeper shelf.

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  126. I really love the books your write!

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  127. I too am joining the hunt! :D

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  128. Love the scavenger hunt what a great idea.

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  129. History is a part of us and I so enjoy reading your books where I read true historical events and I love living history through your eyes.

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  130. Historical fiction connects me to the past in such a close way. It has always been my favorite genre and I hope to someday write historical fiction myself. I find so many friends in historical fiction, and I love knowing that others have felt the same way I have felt–especially if they persevered in spite of hard times (or thrived in happy times).

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  131. I love historical fiction because it makes history come alive - and it's generally not history they taught us in school - it's the behind the scenes kind.

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  132. I love historical fiction because it opens up a world of the past that through the lives of the characters you find yourself feeling a part of. I am a middle school history teacher, and through historical fiction have had many wonderful discussions with my students as a book helped a certain period of history come to life for them.

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  133. I love historical fiction because I am obsessed with the past, including my genealogy, but by the looks of it I will love your historical fiction because of the setting and the horses! I lived in Athens, TN for awhile and had a paint philly for a little while before school got in the way...now to graduate to get back into it. I have been through Belle Meade, TN and heard about the plantation but haven't been there yet-thanks for the idea!

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  134. As I said on Liz's blog, I love how much it takes you away. You get to be so many people that there are NO other ways to be them! See what they saw and experienced. Your covers are absolutely breathtaking, by the way! Love them :)

    I signed up for your newsletter and followed you on Facebook too!
    Thanks!
    Hannah

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  135. I love historical fiction because some of the events actually happened!!

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  136. History fiction pulls my in with is interesting facts I had not know or thought about before.
    I also signed up for your newsletter and liked you on fb.
    Look forward to reading your books,
    Ashley

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  137. I love historical because you really get a good picture of details...the work you authors go through to research is amazing!!

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  138. I love historical fiction because it's the only way I can travel to a place and time that no longer exists.

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  139. why I love historical fiction
    My very favorite genre. I appreciate the research the author does to place their characters within the time period events/happenings. Learning beyond "textbook" is enriching to get the feel of the time and the people. I especially like reading about early immigrants coming to this country, their struggles and their triumphs.
    I have signed up for your email updates, previously liked your Facebook page!, and Twittered about Belle Meade and To Whisper Her Name https://twitter.com/LaneHillHouse/status/261671706630959104
    I would love to win your box of goodies and A Lasting Impression too (what a nice title) ~*~ and more! Kathleen

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  140. We moved to Lexington, Kentucky 2 years ago, and horses are such a huge part of the local culture. I can't wait to read your Belle Meade Plantation books!

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  141. Thanks so much for your giveaway! I enjoy reading historical fiction as it takes me back to a simpler time. Life was just so much different back then. Thanks so much!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  142. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/kingsdaughter24/status/261675567999512576

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  143. Already a fan of your FB page as Charity.

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  144. Teresa Collett10/25/2012 10:54 PM

    I love the spiritual understanding and insight into the past that I get from reading historical Christian fiction.

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  145. I love reading historicals because it's the only way to vacation in history. :)

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  146. Reading historical novels allow a person to be part of a different time and place and is a wonderful way to learn about history. Thanks for a fun contest!

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  147. I like historical fiction because it makes history feel real.

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  148. Historical fiction isn't generally my favourite genre unless it has great humour or a great suspense plot.
    (Am I disqualified because I don't "LOVE" it?)

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  149. I already receive your newsletter. Also reviewed some of your books. I love historical inspirational books. THey let you learn how faith worked during a different time period. It makes the time period more real.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  150. I love historical fiction because it places me in other places and times to experience their foods, culture, homes, and all that goes with it.

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  151. I love historical fiction because it brings the past alive and shows some of the things we take for granted now were relatively difficult then.

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  152. I historical fiction because I always feel as if am learning something!
    Crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  153. Historical fiction is a great way to learn history- I definitely feel like I learned something.

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  154. Historical fiction is amazing because it's like you get to be in another world, that ACTUALLY existed! :)

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  155. What I love about historical fiction, is being able to travel back in time to a place I will never get to “see” other than through the words of the author.

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  156. I love historical fiction. There is nothing better than a good book with lots of history tucked inside!

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  157. I love historical fiction because of the feeling of going back in time!

    Katie N.

    specialbutter918(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  158. Historical fiction is fun and educational - the stories authors come up with in these books make learning fun.

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  159. It's fun to learn about a time period in a way less dry then a history book.

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  160. I like historical fiction because I get to travel to wonderful places in my mind. :)

    I signed up for your newsletter (nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com)
    Liked your FB page (C.E. Hart)
    And Tweeted the msg (https://twitter.com/CEHartAuthor/status/261818856438378497)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the Southern prize pack. Perfect for a Southern girl like me. :) Ha.

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  161. Historical fiction gives me a glimpse into the past, and hopefully teaches me something along the way.

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  162. I am really enjoying visiting each of these blogs and learning more about each author! What a wonderful idea! :)I enjoy historical fiction because I love being transported to another time in history and imagine the lives and stories of the people that lived there. I also "liked" your Facebook page and signed up for your e-mail updates. Thanks!

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  163. I can hardly wait to read "To Whisper Her Name"! I love historical fiction, and this one sounds like a winner.

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  164. I love historical fiction because it allows me to escape into another world and learn about what life might have been like in the past. I love to learn about different cultures and practices!

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  165. I love historical fiction because it's like a time travel machine taking me to other times to see how people lived then,

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  166. I love historical fiction and visiting places back in time...but still coming home to my modern fay conveniences! :) I learn so much about history...love it!

    I joined your mailing list, already like your page on FB and tweeted about your book!

    brendon8@bellsouth.net

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  167. Can't wait to read To Whisper her Name. I loved visiting Belle Meade. Already on email list belovedgraceful@bellsouth.net. Liked Facebook page.

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  168. I love history. Historical fiction makes history come alive.

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  169. Historic fiction brings me back to years long ago.

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  170. Historical Fiction - I love how it draws you in to a time and place that you may never have known about before.

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  171. Having so much fun on this scavenger hunt! Would love to win your book!
    I also liked your fb page!

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  172. I like historical fiction because its almost like traveling back in time from the comfort of your modern life.
    Clara

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  173. Historical fiction is a great means of time travel! Love it.

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  174. I have loved the books of yours that I have read. You have a gift. I was a history major and so love stories that make history come alive.

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  175. Oops I accidentally signed anonymous instead on the above comment. I'm the history major.LOL!

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  176. I love historical fiction because it's not my normal, day-to-day life. Learning about different time periods is something I enjoy, and seeing things through a different lens helps me to learn things I use in my daily life, too!

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  177. Love historical fiction! Words are the cheapest (and most realistic) form of time travel! I love opening a book and being instantly transported to times long past, learning about how the "everyman" lived and breathed, loved and lost, lived and died. Thanks for providing that and more!

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  178. Historical fiction makes the past come alive. We learn important things about years gone by even as we enjoy a great story!

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  179. I love a journey to a distant time and place through the experiences of wonderful characters.

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  180. Historical fiction is a wonderful getaway to a real place

    tweeted and fb'ed

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  181. First, I want to tell you that I am SO excited that your new book was released this past week. At least to my Nook. =)

    I love historical fiction because it goes back to a slower time where people seemed to be more involved in each others lives and not so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of life.

    Battles2001@hotmail.com

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  182. I liked you on Facebook

    Battles2001@hotmail.com

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  183. I'm so glad my friend, Kacy Barnett-Gramckow invited me to this scavenger hunt. I'm getting to know new authors. Ever since I started reading, I have loved historical fiction. The first set of books I ever read in a series was the Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister, Then I went onto Janette Oke books. Anyway I look forword to adding you to my list of "to read" on good reads

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  184. I love all of your books that I have read so far, and I look forward to reading more!

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  185. This is so much fun...yeah, you probably already know I've "Liked" your FB page & signed up for emails, so onto why I love historical fiction...

    Historical fiction has always swept me away, even more so than fantasy. Perhaps, for me, because history is truth, & weaved in fiction, makes for a believable story while still sweeping me away to a different time and place.

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  186. Historical fiction is an alluring trip back in time. It's so easy to get caught up in the lives of the characters and escape our busy times to a life that had simplicity yet was so interesting in it's fullness. It's a wonderful way to experience and learn more about history.

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  187. I love historical fiction because it’s so different from the way we live now. It allows me to escape into another world! LOVE your books! =)

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  188. I love historical fiction because it’s so different from the way we live now. It allows me to escape into another world! LOVE your books! =)

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  189. historical fiction is so fun because of the different time periods and cultures you are able to immerse yourself in! :)

    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

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  190. I have read EVERY single one of your books. I love your books! I just love reading about the past. I have always loved history. I don't really like contemporary novels very much. it I guess one reason, is because is an escape for me from the now, from the stressful, busy days of a homeschooling mom of 5.
    Thanks and God Bless,
    Kim in NC

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  191. What a great opportunity and what fun the scavenger hunt it!! I'd love to win. Please put my name in the mix. I have liked you on FB and have signed up for your newsletter. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  192. Signed up for your newsletter and liked your FB page. Not sure why I haven't already done that - love all your books!

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  193. I like historical fiction because I love to read all kinds of books. My mom; however, loves historical fiction and I would love to win this for her. (Of course, I would borrow it later to read) ;)

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  194. I subscribe via email.

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  195. Follow you on facebook - Andrea Williams

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  196. i love historical fiction because it opens up history to me that i might not ever discover without reading the book.

    it also makes me look for more historical facts if the event piques my interest.

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  197. I’ve always enjoyed reading a good fictional story with historical facts thrown in – I think I remember them better that way!!

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  198. I have to say your boo covers are gorgeous!

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