Welcome to the inaugural Back to School Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. We hope that throughout this hunt, you discover some new books and get to know a little more about us.
A few things before you begin:
This hunt is a blog hop. Collect the “clues” (pieces to the longer phrase) at each stop. Enter the individual giveaways along the way, then click on the link to the next stop and repeat until you reach #28, where you will input the full phrase as your entry to the grand prize drawing.
The hunt begins August 30, 2023, at noon EST and ends September 4, 2023, so you have plenty of time to visit each stop. If you need to step away and come back later, make a note of the last stop you visited, and go to this post with the list of all stops on the hunt.
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Back To School
This year is my final year as a parent who is sending their child after school.
Just a few days ago, my daughter began her senior year of high school. She and I have shared many moments of tears and laughter. Being one of the youngest students in her class, she is feeling very unprepared as looming adulthood is now knocking on her door only 16 years of age.
The week before school started she did have a complete meltdown. As she unloaded all of her worries it’s frustrations, I applied James 1:5 (“Now, if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, Who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it willl be given to him.”) And asked the Lord for a little wisdom and how to respond to her. My sons never went through this so they were questions that needed answers that experience couldn’t offer. The wisdom he gave me was to listen to what she was asking but wasn’t saying.” I’m not ready and I just want to be a kid for a little bit longer.” So I gave her that. We watched silly movies, went shopping and acted like silly teenagers in the art and toy aisles, and went to McDonald’s.
This season is strange both for her and myself. Adulthood is quickly approaching her well empty nest is approaching my husband and I. We’re both ready for it, but at the same time or night. She’s eager to continue her life after high school with her boyfriend and wherever God leads them while my husband and I are excited to start the ministry God has put on our hearts for the last several years. It’s uncharted territory for all of us but I welcome the adventure it will bring.
All that said, let’s talk about another new adventure.
In my new release, An Unexpected Gift, three women set out to start a wedding planning company called Something Suamalie with their combined knowledge of the industry and the determination to help locals have the weddings of their dreams.
Something’s up in Suamalie, and it’s looking like love!
When Kiana, Lulu, and Meilani decide it’s time for the islands to have affordable wedding options, Something Suamalie becomes the marriage of skills, friendship, and wedding splendor on the islands.
Cruising around the island on a Moped in a business suit may seem incongruous, but Kiana knows how to blend practicality and professionalism, a strong work ethic and relaxation. With no time for mistakes or changes in plans, she’s also decided to forgo romance (for herself). There just isn’t enough time in the day. That is until the early arrival of one of the groomsmen of Something Suamalie’s first booking throws everything off balance, including her thoughts on long distance dating.
Beau was perfectly content with his job and the growing attraction to a girl back home; however, he hadn’t figured in the sassy and sometimes unprofessional wedding planner. Seeing her world begin to unravel while she and her partners fumble with their first weddings tugs at his heart strings and leaves him second guessing his choices in the romance department.
She’s a study in opposites. He’s attracted. So now what do they do?
Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.
I hope you have enjoyed my thoughts on Back to school, now here is your clue.
Here is your next clue: have never met,
Next stop: Stop # 19 Peggy Trotter
Now, don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for an oprotunity to win a surpise bundle of products from my hometown.