Thursday, May 16, 2013

CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT STOP 20

 


Welcome to the 2013 Summer Scavenger Hunt! This hunt has 32 stops and runs 5/17-5/19/13. You can make the loop, reading unique content from 31 different authors, and if you complete the loop, and fill out the Rafflecopter form at Stop #32, you'll be in the running for an iPad Mini (loaded with all our books), or one of two runner-up prizes---all 31 of our new releases in paperback. In addition, some authors are offering additional prizes, so be sure to read each post thoroughly to be in the running for all that are available. The contest is open internationally.


If you've JUST discovered the hunt, I recommend you begin at the beginning, Stop #1, found at LisaBergren.com. But you can also begin here, and keep on rolling. Just be aware that you have to have the COMPLETED phrase in order, which you construct gathering the clue at each stop, within 24 hours of email notification from Lisa Bergren that you won. If Lisa doesn't hear back from you with the correct phrase within the time limit, she will move on to the next winner Rafflecopter draws. Ready? Here we go...


LESLIE GOULD

I am so pleased to host my friend and gifted author, Leslie Gould to you. If you haven't yet sampled
Leslie's wonderful Christian fiction, you are in for a treat. She is the award-winning author of sixteen novels, including the #1 bestseller and Christy Award winner The Amish Midwife, co-written with Mindy Starns Clark. Her latest release is Adoring Addie, inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
 
Leslie lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children. Visit her at www.lesliegould.com, https://www.facebook.com/lesliegouldauthor and https://twitter.com/lesliejeangould.

Today, Leslie is going to share with you the things the Amish have in common with Shakespeare!

Three Things the Amish and Shakespeare Have in Common
By Leslie Gould


1.      The Reformation

In 1525 in Zurich, Switzerland the first reformed Protestant congregation of the Reformation was formed. Adult believers baptized each other (as opposed to infant baptism) for the first time in 1000 years. The movement prospered and was referred to as the Anabaptists, branching off into the Mennonites and eventually the Amish. Both groups were greatly persecuted, resulting in over 5,000 martyrs.



(Hendrik Eemkensan was burned at the stake in Belgium during the early 1560s for his faith.)

During the early 1530s, inspired by the Reformation but motivated by political and personal reasons, Henry VIII broke from the Catholic Church. In 1536 he was confirmed as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Besides being a product of the Renaissance, William Shakespeare (born in 1564) was also influenced by the Reformation.

 

2.      The Bible

 

Studying scriptures is what led Martin Luther to start the Reformation  in 1517 and then to the Anabaptist group in Switzerland rejecting infant baptism for believer baptism. The Amish also aimed to follow Christ’s teachings as revealed through the Bible.

 



 

Shakespeare also read the Bible, as is evident by at least 1,200 references to scripture in his plays. The biblical book with the most references is Psalms. Others include Genesis, Matthew, and Job. It is assumed that up to 1598 Shakespeare used the Bishops' Bible, and after that the Geneva Bible. 

 

3.      Patriarchal societies

 

All of Shakespeare’s plays are set in patriarchal societies. Some argue that he was a misogynist while others claim he was a “feminist in sympathy.” Regardless, most of his female characters are seen as property who are expected to sacrificially obey the patriarchs in their lives.



The Amish are also a patriarchal society, based on Ephesians 5:23, For the husband is the head of the wife… However, the Amish families I’ve spent time with want what is best for all of their children and work diligently at training them, both spiritually and occupationally.

 



The first book in The Courtships of Lancaster County series, Courting Cate, was inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, while Adoring Addie was inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

 

What is your favorite Shakespeare play? Do you think it could be retold as an Amish novel?

 

 


 



 

Leslie Gould's new release, Adoring Addie,  is the second novel in The Courtships of Lancaster County series, inspired by Shakespearean plays. Shakespeare and the Amish?! Jah, the Bard and the Plain folk have more in common than you might think.
It is available at bookstores or online at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Adoring-Addie-Courtships-Lancaster-County/dp/0764210327), Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/adoring-addie-leslie-gould/1113143868?ean=9780764210327, Christian Book Distributors http://www.christianbook.com/adoring-addie-courtships-of-lancaster-county/leslie-gould/9780764210327/pd/21032X and elsewhere.






 

AND NOW, YOUR NEXT STEPS:

Write down this clue: and entertain 

Have it written down? Great! Now head on over to Leslie Gould at STOP #21 http://www.lesliegould.com/2013/05/christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt-stop-21/  for the next clue! Thanks for stopping by!


BONUS PRIZE!

I'll be giving away 5 copies of my latest Amish Romantic Suspense novel. Just leave a comment below with your e-mail address for a chance to win a copy of HOME BY DARK by Marta Perry.
 
 

216 comments:

  1. So excited about this contest, Ive never read any of your books but I would love to read and win!! thank you

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    1. I love reading about the Amish people, I have never read one of your books but would love to do so and win one. Thanks for the giveaway chance. wilson4540@att.net

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I've read Courting Catie and would LOVE to read Adoring Addie. Thank You For The Giveaway!!!

    With God's Love,
    Ashley
    ashleypsalm23@aol.com

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    1. Ashley,
      Thank you for reading Courting Cate. I hope you win Adoring Addie! (I'll be having more contests on my blog this month so check back for details.)
      Leslie

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  4. Love the comparison. And thanks for the giveaway:).
    miks@shentel.net

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  5. Read Courting Catie and would love to win a copy of Adoring Addie.
    conveyingyoudesigns (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. SO sorry, I got confused about which page I was on! I would LOVE to read Home by Dark! Absolutely love suspense novels and amish fiction, sounds like a perfect combo!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway I have never read your books but interested. lookingglass316@aol.com

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  7. wow, thank you for the opportunity to win your book!
    kindergartenstoryteller@gmail.com

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  8. I'm having so much fun, and filling out my reading list for the foreseeable future!

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  9. Love your books! Super excited!!! :)

    Linda Ortiz
    strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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  10. Wow! Those 3 Things were really cool, never even knew that there were things in common with the Amish and Shakespeare Time period. Yet I never put two and two together.

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    1. Sarah,
      Thank you for doing the hunt! I've had a lot of fun researching both the Amish and Shakespeare. :)
      Leslie

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  11. Would love to win!

    elf914@cox.net

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  12. I have read many Amish series but I have not read your books. I would love to win this book. I will read this series as it look like something that would keep me involved. I love this scavenger hunt. I am learning about so many new authors that i would love to follow. Claudia Meyers
    estchmey@aol.com

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  13. ooh - those books sound great! laurel stein at gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to win, and when I was done with the book, I would pass it on to the church library so lots more people could read it.
    freecellpenguin@juno.com

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  15. Thanks so much for hosting this contest!

    panoplyofkings@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to win this contest! I'm really enjoying this Scavenger Hunt. I am seeing so many great authors on this trip!
    My email
    hisprincessdaughter (at) gmail (dot) com
    When this contest is over can you delete my comment so no one will use my email address? Thanks!

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  17. Love this hunt! Thanks fir the chance to win!

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  18. Love your books!!!!

    heavenlyflower7@ymail.com

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  19. Love your books! Thanks for the opportunity.
    ksucindy(at)excite(dot)com

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  20. I don't usually read Amish romance, but I saw a Hallmark movie about this and LOVED it! Now, I'm in interested!

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  21. Sounds great! paula_ark@hotmail.com

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  22. I love stories about the Amish community. My family & I live only about an hour from Lancaster County in PA and never tire of seeing the Amish buggies, the Amish homesteads, seeing them out working in the fields, walking or scootering along the country roads, and so forth. We also live about 3 miles from a couple Amish farms.

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  23. Sounds like a good story.
    bakerfam2@q.com
    Thank you.

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  24. Thank you for giving me a chance to win. This is may first time i have every done this. God bless each and everyone of you.
    Norma S

    n38stanforth@gmail.com

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  25. What a fascinating blog - thanks for pointing out the comparisons! I love learning more about the Amish

    babykf629 at gmail dot com

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  26. Sounds like a good book.

    catbooks(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  27. Having the best time on this scavenger hunt and hope to win!! thank you for doing this contest:) Be Blessed
    Bethany
    bbrewer8896@yahoo.com

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  28. Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt!

    anneliese.n.shaw (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. This sounds like a good novel; and your novels are wonderful too Ms. Perry!

    sunitasparty(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Would love to win any book of yours - they are a blessing - would review it too.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  31. Would love to win a copy of your novel. Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt, Marta! I enjoyed seeing a glimpse into your life.

    Blessings,
    Andrea Cox
    andrearenee2004@yahoo.com

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  32. I would love to win any of your novels! My email address is schuellerfamily@att.net

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  33. Would love to win this :) hanlynn3@gmail.com

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  34. Thanks so much for this contest! bjcoopers5@gmail.com

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  35. Thanks for the contest opportunity to win your books.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen@yahoo.com

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  36. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Rachel
    time4us2havetea@yahoo.com

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  37. What a fun way to be introduced to new authors (at least to me)! Looking forward to a YEAR of good reading!

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  38. teramon32@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  39. Love to win a copy of "Home By Dark."
    Thanks!

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  40. Would love to win this novel . . . Carol G

    crwg96(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. I'm enjoying this Christian Scavenger Hunt as it has allowed me to discover several "new to me" authors and I think I'll enjoy reading their books. I'd love to win the book and can be contacted via this email address: moodymollyr@gmail.com

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  42. I love these Scavenger Hunts you all do - they are so much fun! Email is Ninjaspy13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I wanna win free books! (Who doesn't?) emilyrachellewrites @ gmail . com

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  44. These Scavenger Hunts are a great way to discover new authors and find more books. Yay! :)
    My email is: chelsea.clynn@gmail.com

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  45. Loving the Scavenger Hunt! This is kind of random, but we have an antique Amish couch from the 1800's. It is gorgeous! I have always enjoyed reading about the Amish, but I've never lived near an Amish community, so I've never met anyone who was Amish. My parents did travel to Ohio once, staying near an Amish community,. and my mom said it was the most peaceful place! Would love to go sometime!

    Blessings,
    Rose Marie Kelley
    Aspiring Christian Fiction Author
    www.rosemariekelley.com
    rose@rosemariekelley.com

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  46. I so love your books , would love to win this one. Thank you for being part of the treasure hunt.
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacres7@gmail.com

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  47. Great information this looks like a great book.
    Carissa
    belovedgraceful@bellsouth.net

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  48. I love reading Amish fiction and would love to read this book. My e-mail address is wwchildren@gmail.com

    wilani

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  49. I've read Courting Cate and enjoyed it greatly!!! I've even talked to Leslie Gould and she is a very nice. Thank You for the giveaway!!!

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win!
    Bethany
    bethanydaughteroftheking{at}gmail{dot}com

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  51. I would love to read the book centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  52. I would love to read your book! delpgang@npacc.net

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  53. I've never read any of your books before but I love discovering new authors and books to add to my growing list of "must reads". Thank you for the opportunity and God Bless.

    winterrose(at)comcast(dot)net

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  54. Interesting history of the Amish linking them back to the Renaissance. Thanks! Karen R. kjrochon40@msn.com

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed the history lesson. :) Thank you so much for doing the Scavenger Hunt!

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Have read several of your books. Thanks for extra give away.

    Andrea
    Kaskaggs at Fourway dot net

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  57. My email is Jbhazelnut7(at)gmail(dot)com :) Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  58. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceMay 17, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I am having such a great time on the scavenger hunt. Thanks for the additional chance to win!

    fantumATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  59. I would love to have some of your books! :-) Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  60. Marta,

    I have read almost all your books and loved them all (Home by Dark being on my TBR). So excited to see the new Lost Sisters series. Would love to win a copy of Home by Dark.

    jhickenlooper@mac.com

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  61. MARTA I would love to win your new book, Home by Dark. I have loved your books for a very long time!! :)

    avonmathews(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I enjoy your books so much! I'd love to win your new book! JLarsonRN at gmail dot com

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  63. I would love to read "Home by Dark" by Marta , lots of fun skipping along from one site to another and seeing many of my fav authors and then introduced to a few new ones.
    thanks for the "Hunt".
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  64. Thank you for the extra giveaway. redeemed1ru@comcast.net

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  65. I haven't read your books, but would love to start! I am so glad I found this scavenger hunt! I am finding several new authors I want to get for my kindle!!!!

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  66. Thank you for being apart of the Christian fiction scavenger hunt. I am really enjoying it.
    My email is polishedcornerstones@live.com
    Kali

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  67. What a great opportunity to win some great books. I, too have read Courting Cate and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
    Dawn Crawford
    dcofohio@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Courting Cate. Thank you for reading it! :) I hope you'll enjoy Adoring Addie too.

      Leslie

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  68. My mother and I have loved your writing for years ever since we stumbled upon one of your Love Inspired Suspense novels. Your books are automatic buys for us now!
    tiner_marie@yahoo.com

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  69. I would love to be entered into the bonus prize. My name is Donna and my e-mail is twomainecats(at)msn(dot)com Thank you!!

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  70. I love any chance to win free books.
    deneuiocelot@gmail.com

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  71. Would love to win! Thanks!
    rbgillihan@gmail.com

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  72. thank you for this hunt star95011atgnaildotcom

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  73. I am having so much fun on this scavenger hunt!!!!!! I would love to win Home by Dark By Marta Perry!!!1 She is an amazing story teller.
    jodyr444@comcast.net

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  74. I have three girls who would almost fight over reading this book first :)Michelle Corning
    corningfamily@eastlink.ca

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  75. I met an older Amish couple when I was a little girl on a trip with my dad in Author, Ill. They were very nice to me and had made me hot chocolate.
    jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. Kingjames2bible(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway:)
    purplefreak13(at)live(dot)com

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  78. I love Amish romances and suspense.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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  79. I've been a fan of yours for a long time and still receive mail by you telling me about your books. Can't wait to read your recent book.
    babalu58@hotmail.com

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  80. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, marta :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  81. Ever since I was blessed at meeting an Amish family while working for John Deere I have loved to learn their way of life and hear them speak. I am so glad I came across you and your books today in this scavenger hunt and cannot wait to read them!

    Amanda
    Amandaelizabethkay@hotmail.com

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  82. Thank you!! lauren.reynolds423@gmail.com

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  83. Looking forward to reading more of your book.

    Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  84. I would love to win a copy of Home by Dark. Thank you. fishingjan@aol.com

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  85. Thanks for having the bonus giveaway.

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. Thanks for the contest and all the bonus give-a-ways.

    judy
    judy@judyvandiver.com

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  87. I hope I win! I love your books. kkakins at gmail dot com

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway....

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  89. I love your books and would love to win one. Thanks for sponsoring this contest.
    mimiladybug[at]Verizon[dot]net

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  91. Such a fun giveaway! I love your books! Thanks!
    Marie Ferland
    mariefluffy@yahoo.ca

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  92. I love winning books.j They eventually wend their way to the public library so others may read.

    beth_rumbaugh@yahoo.com

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  93. love your books!
    mandn@wisper-wireless.com

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  94. Love suspense...This one should be good.

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  95. I would love to win a copy. I have all your books. I purchase a copy for myself and one to donate to my local library.
    cats017@verizon.net

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  96. This is so much fun!! I hope to win of one of the books! katehudgens[at]gmail[dot]com

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  97. I love your books. Sarah's Gift was my first Amish book that I read. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

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  98. I would love to win a book from you. Amish based books are so fun to read.
    dolphinwings097@gmail.com

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  99. I'm really enjoying the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt because I'm discovering authors I've never read. Please enter me in the giveaway: gracefuljoy (at) live (dot) com. Thanks!

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  100. Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt and for the giveaways...this has been a lot of fun so far! I've read a few of your books and really enjoyed them, and look forward to many more! Also, I've been busy with school, so I haven't had a lot of time for reading recently, but Courting Cate is in my TBR pile. I'm glad to know it's just the first in a series!
    wpd_2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. I would love to read it. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  102. Thank you for the opportunity of possibly winning this wonderful book!

    Jean
    jkropid@hotmail.com

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  103. Thank you for participating in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!!
    Mary Johnson
    mmmjohnsonnh@gmail.com

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  104. I grew up in PA and love reading about the Amish. Margie Steiner

    psychosaver@verizon.net

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  105. Meekermomma@aol.com Thank you for the chance!

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  106. I would love to have a copy of your latest book to read thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  107. I'm addicted to the Amish fiction. Would love a copy of your latest book.
    drabon1204@msn.com

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  108. Thanks for the chance to win your book!
    mandaandtom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. I am loving this contest! It is bringing me across so many authors that I didn't know existed. I am anxious to start reading so many new books. Thank you for the chance to win one of yours.
    mjenlou@yahoo.com

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  110. Would love to win.

    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com

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  111. Great Contest! Great authors! I would love to read Home By Dark!

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  112. I would like to enter in the drawing for your book. My email is,

    godsdaugterforever@gmail.com

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  113. Hi, Marta. My email address is artzamy23 at gmail dot com

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  114. I would love to win one of your books!
    goodwn@qis.net

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  115. This is such fun! I adore reading Amish books...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  116. I would love to win this for my mom! fennell_rebecca@yahoo.com

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  117. I am a collector of your books...many years ago I met you at a book signing. I love your style of writing and the inspiration I get from reading your books. Thank you for the chance to win....

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  118. I would love to read your book. rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

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  119. I would love to win HOME BY DARK!

    Love the scavenger hunt, I'm having a blast!

    Thank you!

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  120. Thank you for the opportunity to read this book.

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  121. Thanks for the bonus contest. I'd like to read your book.

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  122. Thank You!! nanette.baker@gmail.com

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  123. Marta, I have read and enjoyed several of your books. Thanks for the opportunity to win another one.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  124. Thanks for the giveaway!

    superstarsarah94(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Love a chance to win your book! Love reading!!
    grammador (at) gmail (dot) com

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  126. Marta, I've read many of your books. They're excellent!! I love your books!! Would love to win this book!! Thank you for entering me in your contest!!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  127. I am so excited about this scavenger hunt and I look forward to reading some of your books!!! I would love to win your contest!!!

    Heather Nicholson
    heathernicholson31@gmail.com

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  128. Hmm. Favorite Shakespeare? It's hard to say, because I like several of them quite well. I'd say Twelfth Night or the Taming of the Shrew (with Robert Berton and Elizabeth Taylor). I'd think Taming of the Shrew would make an easy conversion to an Amish story, but possibly not Twelfth Night.

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  129. I love the interview. Loving the Hunt . Thanks for the giveaway.I would love to win your book HOME BY DARK.
    Blessings,
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. Love amishe fiction, my favorrite Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet. inspiremichelle@yahoo.com

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  131. I am a big fan of Amish stories. Looking forward to read yours! pudy68@gmail.com

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  132. I would love to win Home By Dark. I've been looking forward to reading this one.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  133. I am a fan of the Amish stories, I am looking forward to reading some of your books. skeeter@up.net
    Skeeter Jorgensen

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  134. Love your books Marta!

    CherylB1987@Hotmail.com
    Cheryl Baranski

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  135. I have a dear friend at church who is your biggest fan! I have enjoyed several of your books as well.

    thanks!!

    Ladette
    ladettek@gmail.com

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  136. So glad I discovered your website through the Christian Fiction scavenger hunt. I now want to read all of your books!

    Thank you for graciously hosting a giveaway for your books.

    My email is jaynie1219@sbcglobal.net

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  137. Thanks for this opportunity! I'd love to be entered...

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  138. I have yet to read any of your books but I love amish stories so I will defintiely check out your books on amazon kindle. Also my email is businesschef08@gmail.com

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  139. I find Amish fiction easier to read than Shakespeare! but how about ROMEO & JULIET for an Amish fiction novel? sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. livinginfaith75@aol.com Thanks for participating in the Scavenger Hunt!!

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  141. Thanks for the bonus contest.
    I like Amish books.

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  142. Thank you for your contest
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    granville@frontiernet.net

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  143. I'm having a blast on the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. You are one of the new authors that I've found through it. I would love to win your book.

    debbiewilder@comcast.net

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  144. First time on the Scavenger Hunt, too, and am having a marvelous time! Would love to win your book!!

    Kari_Smith10@yahoo.com

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  145. Marta: I've read too many of your books to count. You are one of my favorites. I really loved "The Flanngan" series. I hope I can win "Home by Dark". Thanks for the opportunity and for participating in this scavenger hunt. My email: prism2318@gmail.com

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  146. I have not read this book and certainly would love to :) Thanks for being a part of the hunt!

    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. I have just recently started reading Amish books, and a combo mystery...wow I'm in heaven. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for being part of this blog hop. Have bookmarked your site to come back and check it and your other books out.
    shcreative (at) sympatico (dot) ca

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  148. Thanks for participating

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  149. Great interview--I had no idea of the Shakespeare behind the new novels and the connections there; I just knew that they were retellings of the plays. Thanks for the bonus giveaway! danandlyndaedwards[at]msn[dot]com.

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  150. Thanks for the giveaway!
    rdewey17 at yahoo dot com

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  151. would love to win your book. my email is jsisem4607@aol.com

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  152. Interesting info about Shakespeare. I enjoy historical fiction for the old-fashioned mindset as much as for the simpler lifestyles. The Amish are similar in that respect, although having lived in several religious communities the legalities are a little much at times. Having said that, I have no problem submitting to the rules when I can personally agree to the reasons for them. Or even if I don't agree, I can easily submit if I know I do not have to live under them for the rest of my life. My email is author at aslauggorbitz.com. Love this scavenger hunt.

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  153. I would love to win a copy of "HOME BY DARK" please enter my name in the drawing
    loribooklover62(at)aol.com

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  154. Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt. I would love to read your book Home By Dark. rttl@mosquitonet.com

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  155. I'd love to win one of your books! I love Amish fiction! Thanks for the chance to win - allison jones jones36852@bellsouth.net

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  156. I've been a fan of your Love Inspired Suspense books for a while. It was nice to learn a little more about you. I'd love to read Home by Dark. My e-mail address is susannasphotography@yahoo.com.

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  157. Ms. Perry,

    Thank you for offering an extra bookaway on your blog! :) I have not yet had the pleasure to read one of your books, so it would be a delight to start with an Amish suspense novel! I have only read romantic Amish stories previously, but I am starting to release that some authors are penning mysteries or suspense novels set in the Amish world! How intriquing!?

    Thank you again!
    inkand-bookaways(at)usa.net

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  158. Sounds great! Thanks!

    mo1202007@yahoo.com

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  159. I love Amish Romances. The scavenger hunt is great too and I'm thankful for each author that participated. Bless you ALL!

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  160. I have always liked to read Amish novels. Thank you for this scavenger hunt. I got some other authors to download on my e- reader
    Marcia B.
    fun2embroider@yahoo.com

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  161. I never thought of Shakespeare being comparable to the Amish way of life. Now I have to read Leslie's courting series just to see how they compare and can't wait to read Lydia's Hope!

    kam110476@gmail.com

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  162. I'd love to win the book Home by Dark!

    Melodi@net-venture.com

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  163. I have never heard of anyone using Shakespeare as a comparison to a Christian novel, but I think it will be very interesting, as I love many Shakespeare plays. I can't wait to read these for another reason- I'm a big fan of the Amish novels. Thanks, Laynah @ lmedders@annistonal.gov

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  164. I'd love to win this!
    hbroadwayphann (at) gmail (dot) com

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  165. I do love reading about the Amish. We have a few in upper lower Michigan. 4barnes@bellsouth.net

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  166. Enjoy your books, especially the suspense/mystery series that I found in the general fiction section of my book store...can't remember their names but have all written up to this point...love that I can find them in two locations in my bookstore! (email: joanna.stricker@hotmail.com)

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  167. I rally enjoyed this Marta. Someone will be very lucky to win your book. I would love to be one of the 5. Thanks! MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  168. Would love to enter and read your book. I have never read any before. Thanks. This is a great way to find new authors.

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  169. This is a good way to find new authors! :)

    beccakae@gmail.com

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  170. Hi Marta!

    I love your Amish Suspense books, they introduced me to the genre!
    Would love to read your newest :)
    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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  171. Love anything Amish & would love to read your book, Marta! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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  172. My mom would LOVE to read your books, I will have to send her one and winning one too would be great!
    debee2000 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  174. Thanks for a chance to win Home by Dark.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  175. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

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  176. I love your books! Thank you for a chance to win one :) anita at blessedbutstressed.com

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  177. I love Amish stories! Thank you for hosting this scavenger hunt and bonus giveaway!
    Andrea (dot) Hilton 809 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  178. What great fun! I would love to win this... Thank you for the chance. This scavenger hunt is proving to be full of things to learn, and interesting twists.

    Celita
    mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

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  179. I have read several of your books & would love to read an Amish novel by you. brhymes03@gmail.com

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  180. I'd love to win a copy to read! Thank you!
    ~Sarah
    sarpenner{at}gmail{dot}com

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  181. I love reading books of the amish people! Hoping to win!
    jhorne1@live.com

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  182. We live near an Amish community. I enjoy Amish fiction as it helps me understand our "neighbors".
    castenir@bbtel.com

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  183. This sounds like some GREAT books, & since I was able to go and see "Juliet's Balcony" while in Italy this past month, I think I would enjoy it even more and it would be cool to win these.
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  184. Hi, i sure would love to win a copy of "Home by Dark" i love all of the book that i have read of Marta an would to win this one. God bless you. Norma
    n38stanforth@gmail.com

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  185. Your concept sounds very interesting. Would love to read your books.

    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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  186. I would love an opportunity to win a copy of Home By Dark...love Marta Perry's books! Thank you!!! margie at mijares dot net

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  187. Marta, Don't think I have been blessed with the opportunity to read any of your books. But this has been such a fun way to get to know new authors. amylsmith(at)bledsoe(dot)net

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  188. I have read several of your books and will be reading more of them in the future, Thanks for the chance to win :)

    chrystianasilva@gmail.com

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  189. I would love to win this. Thanks for such a fun contest!

    ischu9@aol.com

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  190. I'll play to win! Thanks. brown (dot)k [at] centurytel (dot)net

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