Spring Scavenger Hunt Stop #32

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the Spring 2014 Scavenger Hunt! The hunt ends in the next post at Midnight MT on Sunday, April 6th. If you’re new to the hunt, please click here to begin collecting the red-marked clues at 33 stops with unique content and giveaways. The hunt is open to international entries and prizes include a Kindle Fire HDX, a $100 gift certificate, and copies of the latest releases from all the participating authors.

ROBIN LEE HATCHER

It is with great honor that I introduce the last guest on the scavenger hunt—Robin Lee Hatcher. A best-selling novelist, Robin is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Robin is actually one of the authors who inspired me to begin a career writing fiction. Fifteen years ago I read her novel The Forgiving Hour, and this incredible book put the desire in my heart as well to write compelling, truth-filled, page-turning stories that could change a reader’s life.

Robin is now the author of seventy novels and novellas with more than five million copies of her stories in print. She has won many awards including the Christy, RITA, Carol, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and she is the recipient of the prestigious RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. 


A PROMISE KEPT BY ROBIN LEE HATCHER

God was going to save her marriage, Allison was sure of it.
But neither her husband nor her marriage had been saved. What had become of His promise?

Tony Kavanagh had been Allison’s dream-come-true. They were in love within days, engaged within weeks, married and pregnant within a year. Her cup bubbled over with joy . . . but years later, that joy had been extinguished by unexpected trials.

The day Allison issued her husband an ultimatum, she thought it might save him. She never expected he would actually leave. She was certain God had promised to heal; it was clear that she’d misunderstood.

Now living in the quiet mountain cabin she inherited from her single, self-reliant Great Aunt Emma, Allison must come to terms with her grief and figure out how to adapt to small town life. But when she finds a wedding dress and a collection of journals in Emma’s attic, a portrait of her aunt emerges that takes Allison completely by surprise: a portrait of a heartbroken woman a lot like herself.

As Allison reads the incredible story of Emma’s life in the 1920s and 1930s, she is forced to ask a difficult question: Does she really surrender every piece of her life to the Lord? For a woman accustomed to being someone else’s savior, that will be even harder than it sounds.

A Promise Kept
is Robin Lee Hatcher’s most intimate work yet and an emotionally charged thanksgiving to a God who answers prayers—in His time and His own ways. A Promise Kept is  available on these links at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christianbook.com.


KINGS MEADOW: GROWING A TOWN 
By Robin Lee Hatcher

When I came up with the idea for my latest novel, A Promise Kept, I knew that it would take place in an Idaho mountain community. As a writer, I love to create a fictional place and plop it down in the middle of reality. Usually I have a real town or location in mind as I invent the one that fits my story. That was true of Kings Meadow, too.


I had a lot of photographs on my computer to help me envision the long, boomerang-shaped valley, surrounded on all sides by mountains, where Kings Meadow began to grow. I love the true history of the area (many of my books have been set in the mountains of southwest Idaho), and I also fell in love with the history I created for the town of Kings Meadow and the people who live there.

It tickles me, how many reviewers and readers of A Promise Kept have mentioned Kings Meadow. Several have said they wish they could go live there themselves. This just makes me so happy.

And because I grew so fond of the town and its people, I realized I couldn’t let go of 
either of them yet.
So, with my editor’s blessing, I set aside the historical series I’d planned to write. The first contemporary novel in the Kings Meadow Romance series, Love Without End, will release in November 2014. I think readers of A Promise Kept will be glad to know that Chet Leonard is the hero of this new novel. (I owed him a happy ending after giving him so much sorrow in A Promise Kept.) Each of the books in this series will include an historical thread about the town and its people. I’m loving that so much.

Most authors spend months and months with their characters and setting for a novel. It’s much more enjoyable when they become real in our minds, the way Kings Meadow has become real to me.

I hope you’ll join me there, first in A Promise Kept and then in the Kings Meadow Romance series, beginning with Love without End.


SCAVENGER HUNT INFO
 
The clue for this stop on the hunt is CHESTERTON.

The next stop (#33) is Robin Lee Hatcher’s site.



BONUS GIVEAWAY
In addition to the Scavenger Hunt grand prizes, I am giving away five copies of my upcoming novel Chateau of Secrets. To register for this giveaway, please leave a comment below with your email address or subscribe to my newsletter list here on melaniedobson.com.

Thanks for stopping by! 

~Melanie


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  • Lisa Stifler

    Hi Melanie, thanks for sharing this great interview. I love getting to know more about the authors who’s books I read. I have also signed up to receive your news letter ~ Blessings to you ~

  • Joy

    Hello Melanie,

    I am enjoyin this scavenger hunt, because it is definitely making me meet new authors I never knew about before, and hopefully some good books. Yours sounds especially so – I love WW2 era books of historical fiction, so you’re book captures me on that score. I will sign up for your news letter now too :D.
    God bless!
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    I too am enjoying this and getting to “know” new authors. Wendy

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    I subscribed to your newsletter and think your new book sounds wonderful!

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    Your book looks interesting! I would love to win a copy.

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    I look forward to reading your books! They sound great.

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    I have signed up for your newsletter. I am loving the hop, getting to know so many new authors and their books. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    Great interview! Your new book looks amazing… I’m so intrigued by the cover and the plot, and can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I loved A Promise Kept. And your book Chateau of Secrets sounds wonderful as well!

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    I’m loving the scavenger hunt! Thanks for the great interview. And thanks for entering me in your bonus giveaway. liz @ lizjohnsonbooks.com

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  • Robin’s new book looks fascinating! Thanks for sharing it here. Thanks also for being a part of the scavenger hunt. I love online scavenger hunts – totally brings out the kid in me!

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    Hi Melanie, I’ve read two books of yours that I loved– Love Finds you in Homestead, Iowa and Love Finds you in Amana, Iowa. I felt like I was there… and the parts about cooking made me hungry! I’d love to read your new release, and I’ve subscribed to your newsletter!

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    Hi Melanie! I’ve had such a wonderful time with the Scavenger Hunt! Thank you for being a part of it. I love Robin Lee Hatcher. And now I know you. Thanks again!

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    I love learning about new books and authors! I can’t wait to read your new book Melanie! And Robin your new book sounds great!!
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    I’m meeting so many great ‘new to me’ authors, thanks for being a part of this… and what fun to get to introduce Robin (she’s one of my favorites!)

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    I’m meeting so many great ‘new to me’ authors, thanks for being a part of this… and what fun to get to introduce Robin (she’s one of my favorites!)

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    Your new books sounds amazing. I hope I will a copy! I also signed up for your newsletter. Many blessings!

  • I subscribed for your newsletter.
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  • Joan Arning

    Enjoy the Scavenger Hunts and learn about new authors!

  • Cindy W.

    I love your books Melanie and would love to win a copy of your book Chateau of Secrets.

    Thank you so much!

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  • mw

    I am enjoying the scavenger hunt. I am glad to find new authors and stories, especially ones that some of my favorite authors back.

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    I subscribed! Thanks for the extra giveaway. The scavenger hunt has been really fun. Your book sounds lovely!

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    Loving the scavenger hunt and learning about new authors. Thanks for the bonus giveaway. I would love. elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Susan Grondin

    Hi Melanie: looking forward to reading your books. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt.

  • Amy Putney

    Loving this scavenger hunt! Thanks for sharing this interview! Robin’s books sounds great! And your book sounds fascinating as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Melanie. Enjoyed your post. I love to see old Historical places. Imagine a thousand years old. I would sure love to see the inside of this place. I loved listening to you tell about it. I sure would love to be one of your five winners. Thanks for the give-away. Talk to you later. Maxie
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  • Anonymous

    Melanie, I forgot to say I subscribed to your newsletter, just in case I hadn’t before. (Which I think I did.) Maxie

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    I keep hearing about Robin’s books, so I think I need to give one of hers a try!

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  • MarieP

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    This was fun!

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    Hi Melanie! Thanks for being part of the scav hunt and thank you soooo much for the chance to win Chateau of Secrets! I’ve been dyeing to get my hands on Chateau since I first read about it months ago!
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    God bless!

  • Lisa Mattox

    I’ve really enjoyed spending part of my spring break doing this scavenger hunt! Thanks so much for participating!

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    Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and for offering the extra giveaways! I’ve enjoyed learning about some new-to-me authors and some interesting books!

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  • Sarah Stewart

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    Sounds like a fascinating book! Thanks for the background insight!

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  • Rebecca Bell

    Thank you Melanie for the interview with Robin Lee Hatcher about her new book. I would love to win Chateau of Secrets. I really enjoyed this scavenger hunt. My email is rsuebell@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing your interview and for being a part of the Scavenger Hunt. I had so much fun with this and learning about all the different authors that I didn’t know before. I signed up for a lot of different newsletters, including yours and look forward to reading all of them. God bless.

  • Rachelle

    Thanks for being a part of this scavenger hunt! You are a new to me author (I think…) I’m adding your books (Melanie) to my TBR pile.

    Robin,
    I LOVE your books!

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    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  • Melanie Dobson

    Thank you so much to everyone who signed up for my newsletter and/or left a comment here! The winners of the Chateau of Secrets books are Meghan, Rachel, Stephanie, Megan, and Cheryl. The books will be mailed as soon as the book comes out in May.

    Blessings, ~Melanie

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    I subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you for giving opportunities to win a copy of your book. I’m looking forward to reading it.

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