Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #22

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #22

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!

  • The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.

  • Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).

  • There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 11/6)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.

  • Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #31. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!

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It is my privilege to host talented historical fiction author Laura Frantz as my guest for Stop #22 of the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt this year. I first became acquainted with Laura’s beautiful style of writing when I reviewed her captivating novel, Love’s Reckoning for USA Today‘s Happy Ever After blog. Her next book, A Moonbow Night, is scheduled to release in January 2017.

Laura is here today to tell us about the inspiration for her book’s title… and to offer a little excerpt from the book. But first, here is the book description, from publisher Revell:

From the beloved author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter and Courting Morrow Little comes a new Kentucky novel…

a-moonbow-night-by-laura-frantzOn the vast, uncharted Kentucky frontier of the 1770s, Temperance Tucker has learned to be fleet of foot, accurate with her rifle, and silent about the past. But her family secrets complicate her growing attraction to a handsome Virginia land surveyor with a harsh history of his own. Will the hurts and hardships of the past prevent them from a fulfilling future?

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons readers to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

What in the world is a MOONBOW?

Guest Post

by Laura Frantz

 

Photo by Laura Frantz
Photo by Laura Frantz

Ever since I was a little girl growing up in Kentucky, I’ve always been enchanted with the phenomenon of the moonbow, when mist and moonlight combine to create the night’s version of a rainbow. Known to occur in only two places in the world, Cumberland Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest is one of them. I never dreamed I’d someday include it in the story, A Moonbow Night.

Perhaps my hero and heroine explain it best in this excerpt below…

 

“A moonbow?”

She faced him again, drawn by his earnest query. “It’s a wonderment, I’ll give you that, if the signs are right.”

“The signs?”

“A full moon . . . ample mist . . . patience.”

He studied the sky. “Patience I have. The moon looks fair enough. I don’t know about the mist.”

She smiled without wanting to. He’d removed his hat and angled it over his heart. Whether deliberately or without guile she didn’t know. The effect was the same. For a few lightheaded seconds she forgot her shift. Her tumbled hair. Her resistance.

“You could tarry awhile,” he said.

Well, our hero does tarry and our heroine joins him in a wilderness adventure rife with real historical characters and real historical events from 1777 Kentucke. I so hope you enjoy A Moonbow Night!

 

Author Laura Frantz photo copyright Kristin N. Johnson Photography
Author Laura Frantz
photo copyright Kristin N. Johnson Photography

Laura Frantz is an award-winning author of eight historical fiction novels. She is passionate about history and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. She lives in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky. Visit her at www.LauraFrantz.net, https://www.facebook.com/LauraFrantzAuthor and https://www.pinterest.com/laurafrantz/

 

Here’s the Stop #22 Skinny:

You can order Laura’s book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CBD.

Clue to write down: Also, we

Link to Stop #23, the Next Stop on the Loop: Laura Frantz’s own site!

Before you go, check out this bonus giveaway from yours truly, Serena Chase!

One reader who enters via the Rafflecopter below will  receive: A travel mug, gourmet cinnamon tea (something the hero of my novel, Intermission, would adore!) and a signed paperback copy of Intermission,  as soon as it is available (it releases November 15th!) The winner will be announced November 7th 2016. Good luck! (Rafflecopter link/form below)


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240 thoughts on “Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #22

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! My willingness travel a great distance would depend mainly on having the ability and funds 🙂
    I signed up for you’re newsletter.

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!! Intermission sounds so good! Sorry for all of the exclamation marks, but that’s how excited I am. I had not heard of this book’s release until now and that is unusual for me since I am always scouting for new Christian and YA fiction. When the two genres are combined, I’m in Jenny B. Jones heaven. 🙂 It’s already on my Amazon wish list. When will the link for the paperback be up on Amazon? As soon as I see I’ll be requesting that my local library purchase it, as well.

    1. I’m hopeful that the paperback will be available on release day, November 15. If not, it will be very soon after. I’m awaiting final paperback proofs. 🙂 I hope you enjoy Intermission, Terrill! 🙂 ~Serena

  3. I live in Ohio, so I would probably travel to Kentucky to see a moonbow. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds pretty.

  4. A moonbeam sounds neat! not sure how far i’d be willing to travel to see one. Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt!

  5. I’m not sure if I would travel far to see a moonbow (says the girl from NY state), though if I was traveling through Kentucky and was within a half hour drive of Cumberland Falls, I think I would detour to see a moonbow (though probably to see the falls more than to see a moonbow).

  6. I would travel as far as Kentucky if the chance presented itself and that is about 4000 miles away. Thanks for being part of the Scavenger Hunt.

  7. A moon bow sounds beyond magical to see and experience so I would say I would travel far and wide to see that 🙂 I also subscribed to your newsletter! I commented on Facebook , but here as well that I have a teenage daughter who is involved in a lot of musicals with a wonderful local community theatre so this book would be ideal for her 🙂 and of course her mom would enjoy it too ! 🙂

  8. Hello, thanks for telling us about Laura and the Moonbow, I am anxious to read this one as I grew up in Ky and only couple yrs ago traveled to see the area of the moonbow, I have a pic on my living room wall now of “The Falls”, no moonbow when I went but I can imagine it. I love reading this author and hope others will read them also.
    I have done the “Hunt” now for several years but never won anything other then meeting new authors and seeing those that I do read. thanks for sharing.

  9. I love to travel, so the real question for me is not how far, but when? I have been to Kentucky several times and find it a lovely place, so I would definitely go back there.

  10. Thank you so much for being part of the scavenger hunt and offering a chance to win. Serena you are a new author to me and I am glad to get to know you. For me we would have to travel about 570 miles and I would thing it would be worth it.

  11. I signed up for Serena’s Newsletter.
    I would have to drive just under 19 hours
    to get to the closest moonbow which is
    Victoria Falls in Southern Africa. Would be
    great to see one day!

  12. I signed up for Serena’s Newsletter. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. Also, thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt.

  13. I signed up for Serena Chase’s newsletter!!

    Fortunately, I don’t have to travel very far to see a moonbow as I only live 2-3 hours from Cumberland Falls, however, mention of Laura’s book has given me a yen to visit it again very soon. Can’t wait to read ‘A Moonbow Night’ – I love Laura’s writing and have each of her books!!

  14. I love to travel so I guess however far I would need to go to find one. Also I subscribed to Serna’s Newsletter.

  15. I do not know what a moonbow but it would be interesting to see one. Signed up for the newsletter. The Rafflecopter form worked. Thanks for being part of this.

    1. Since I live in California and I had never heard of a moonbow until I read your post I will have to settle for looking for one on YouTube.

  16. A moonbow!!! How enchanting! I would drive up to 200-300 miles to see one! Might need to youtube for an instant view!

  17. I would travel to see a moonbow! Not sure how far though… I subscribed to your newsletter and I’m looking forward to reading your books!

  18. Hmmm….how far would I travel to see a moonbeam? I don’t know. I guess I thought moonbeams here on earth when the moon shines bright and beams on earth. 🙂 I also signed up for Serena’s newsletter.

  19. Hmmm….how far would I travel to see a moonbeam? I don’t know. I guess I thought moonbeams here on earth when the moon shines bright and beams on earth. 🙂

  20. Is everyone able to use the Rafflecopter form now? Sorry about the broken text links earlier! Please let me know if it is not letting you log in and sign up for my bonus giveaway! ~Serena Chase

  21. I would travel as far as i would have to. whether it is 12 miles, 100 miles or 1200 miles. i love to travel and whenever i travel i take along plenty of reading material.

  22. I would travel from Missouri to wherever I could find a moonbow.

    I signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to reading your stories

  23. I subscribed to your newsletter, Serena. Your book sounds great! The moonbow sounds cool, I would love to see one, Laura!

  24. “I signed up for Serena’s Newsletter” and I have seen the MoonBow at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky many years ago on a fishing trip with my husband.

    1. I probably wouldn’t travel too far to see a moonbow , unless I was sure it was there or if I was camping near it. I don’t think walking around in the dark in the woods is a smart idea. Snakes, bears, scorpions,and spiders in the dark scare me. 😀

  25. Forgot to answer the question……I would add it to my travel list and make sure to include it on a trip despite the distance: at least a few days travel…..sounds quite remarkable to see!

  26. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! Looking forward to receiving your newsletters and reading your books!

  27. I signed up for your newsletter. I can’t wait to read your book, Intermission, as well as Laura’s newest book, they sounds like perfect books to curl up and read this winter!

  28. Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt! I’m learning about many new authors and catching up on ones I already read. I’m looking forward to reading your books, Serena, and Laura’s as well. Thanks again!

  29. think I officially need to add ‘see a moonbow’ to my bucket list. Never knew such a thing existed. =) Subscribed to your newsletter. =)

  30. I signed up for Serena’s Newsletter. Why travel to see a Moonbow? I think Google could find a nice photograph of one online for me to see. It does sound very interesting and I would like to make a picture of it.

  31. I’ve never thought about the moonbow question. I’m sorry but I have a really bad sore throat & chills. I can’t contemplate things like that right now!! LOL

  32. Thanks for participating in the scavenger fun, Serena…as a pastor’s wife who works with young women a lot, I am very interested in reading your Intermission – not enough good YA books out there with good messages.

  33. I had never heard of a moonbow! The most delightful way, in my opinion, to learn about history and geography is through a good story. Thank you for researching and using your gifts for your readers!

  34. I’m from KY but have never heard of a moonbow! I might not travel far to see one, but if I happened to be in an area where I could see one….definitely!

    1. Also, in response to the moonbow question, I would travel very far. I’d really want to see it if I was in the area, though.

  35. I would love to go to Cumberland Falls & see the moonbow!! I’d never heard of a moonbow until today! I;ve signed up for your newsletter & liked your FB page. Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. I rarely get the opportunity to travel, but I would love to see a moonbow some day. I actually read about these several months ago when I saw a picture of one on Facebook. Sparked my curiosity so I did a bit of research about it.

  37. Such an interesting story about the Moonbow….Now I must have your book, Laura Frantz!! Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt, Serena!!

  38. I just subscribed to your newsletter Serena! Thanks for your participation in the hunt 🙂 I’d love to see a moonbow one time, I think it would be beautiful.

  39. I would travel anywhere to see that! I’m in Wyoming so far from where I could see one. I’ve never heard of it before.

  40. Thank you for hosting this, Serena. I’ve been a fan of Laura’s for a long time! Can’t wait for A Moonbow Night!

  41. All of these books look so amazing!!! My to-be-read list is getting too long! (if there is such a thing :P)

    I think I would travel pretty far to see a moonbow. It sounds pretty amazing! <3

    And I signed up for Serena's newsletter 😀

  42. I loved Laura’s book LOVES RECKONING! I have never heard of a moonbow but would like to see one someday. I far I would go anywhere in the US to see it. I hate flying so I would have to be able to get there by car. 🙂

    Serena I signed up for your newsletter. Your book INTERMISSION is going to be given as Christmas gifts to some teens in the family.

  43. I have never heard of a moonbow before! Sounds ethereal. I’d probably travel a bit, but who knows how far. I’d have to make sure my bed was nearby since I’m not much of a night owl. 😉

  44. I would love to see a Moonbow. I have learned that you might see one over Victoria Falls – another reason I would love to go there during these years I am living in South Africa!

  45. Hi, Serena – I loved your Eyes of E’veria, and I’m already on your newsletter list. I’m still waiting for that map of E’veria… 🙂

  46. Thank you so much for participating in the scanner Hunt! I love discovering new Christian authors!

    I would love to travel far to see a moonbow!

  47. I signed up for Serena’s newsletter! I have one of your books sitting here waiting to be read. 🙂 Heard so many good things about them and can’t wait to dig in for myself! ^_^

  48. Signed up for the newsletter. I’d travel anywhere in the United States or Canada to see a moonbow; however, I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to travel further just to see a moonbow.

  49. Hmm, how far would I travel to see a moonbow…probably not too far. Since apparently there are only a few places they show up, I’d have to be pretty close and pretty sure it would be there should I go see it! Thank you for sharing and being a part of this year’s scavenger hunt. I subscribed to your newsletter too.

  50. I can’t wait to dive into the new book! I signed up for the newsletter. I would also travel to just experience the moonbow. Since I live in Indiana, traveling to Kentucky wouldn’t be too far to experience this.

  51. Thank you for “fixing” the rafflecopter “link”.

    To answer the question, I don’t know about traveling to see a moon bow but I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights!

  52. I signed up for Serena’s newsletter. You are a new author to me. Your books look interesting. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

    1. I’m not sure how far I would have to travel to see a moonbow, but I don’t think it would be very far. I would say maybe 20 miles or less.

  53. Would love to see a moonbow! That’s a new one, and my 8-year-old would LOVE it! I’m up for a road trip in the U.S.!!

  54. A moonbow? Well – I’ve never heard of them before now? 😉 They do look pretty though on pictures, so maybe I’d travel for one. Maybe.

  55. I don’t know … but it definitely would be fantastic to see one! 🙂 I love your books, Laura! Can’t wait for A Moonbow Night!

    Also, I signed up for your newsletter, Serena! 🙂

    Thanks and blessings!

    1. And I think it would be super cool to see a Moonbow!!! I’d travel to Daniel Boone NF, especially since three years ago today I retired from the Forest Service after 35 years!! (I live in northern California, and worked on the Klamath NF for all those years….!) Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Thank you!! Also, could not enter, the rafflecopter button isn’t working for me. I would have loved to win the book!! 🙂

  57. your rafter copter doesn’t seem to be working it just tells me page not found so you may want to check it. I would still love to be entered in your contest though

  58. I clicked into the Rafflecopter giveaway and it says, ‘oops not found’.
    Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt. It is interesting.

  59. Hi, I’m trying to enter your rafflecopter giveaway but every time i click the link it just tells me “Oops! that page cannot be found!” so how can I enter the Intermission giveaway?

  60. I couldn’t access the Rafflecopter giveaway from the link above, it says the page cannot be found when you “click” it; but thank you for the opportunity to win!

  61. I couldn’t get the rafflecopter to work. I’ve noticed Laura Frantz, have not read any of her books yet, but intend to soon. Thanks for being part of the hunt. Serena is a new author to me and I will have to read her books.

  62. Seeing a moonbow would be amazing. Where is the other location? I’m not sure how far I’d be willing to travel, though – I’d probably need another reason to justify it.

  63. My very favorite author. I already follow you, thank you so much for keeping me up to date on your life and writing. Thank you for being a part of this fun activity.

  64. Hi Serena! Thanks so much for the giveaway and for participating in the hunt 🙂 The rafflecopter link isn’t working and i would love to enter, hugs to you!

  65. I could not get rafflecopter to work. I tried several times. Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt. I so wanted to enter to read your book

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