Christian Fiction Fall Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

» Posted on Oct 24, 2012 in Blog | 271 comments

Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt Stop #10:

Welcome to our Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. This is a fun way to acquaint yourself with various Christian fiction authors and their books. It begins at noon on October 25th and ends on October 28th at midnight (MDT). There is plenty of time to make your way through the 31 stops. Please collect the clues in red in the post from Stop #1 and then Stop #2 and so forth through all 31 author stops. Stop #32 is where you fill out the Rafflecopter form to be entered in the drawing. Be ready to give the complete clue quote within 24 hours of  the email notification you are a winner or another winner will be randomly drawn. No need to email/submit the quote clue unless you are notified on 10/29/12 or later. Grand Prize: A new Kindle Fire, plus 31 new novels! NOTE: Please comment at every stop that allows for comments to be eligible for the Grand Prize. Second and third place prizes are $50 Amazon, B&N, CBD or BookDepository.com gift certificate. Contest is open to international entrants. If the winner lives outside the United States, they shall win the equivalent in gift certificate funds to the prize in US dollars.

Melanie Dobson

Bio of Melanie Dobson: Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of eleven novels including The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Writing historical fiction gives her an excuse to do what she loves best–explore old houses, ghost towns, and research fascinating events and people from the past. She lives with her husband and two daughters near Portland, Oregon. More information about Melanie is available at www.melaniedobson.com or on Facebook.

Exclusive Material by Melanie Dobson:

What I Learned on the Oregon Trail

By the time I was nine, I’d read a stack of books about pioneers and watched countless episodes of Little House on the Prairie. After school I would pack up my Barbies in a shoebox and send them on the most perilous journeys along the Oregon Trail.

I considered myself the half-pint expert on those who’d emigrated west, but a few decades later, when I began researching for Where the Trail Ends, I quickly discovered that I knew very little about what actually happened on the Oregon Trail. So this past spring my two daughters and I packed up their Barbie dolls and headed off in our Honda to explore what’s left of the trail in Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon.

Here’s a bit of what we learned at museums on the way:

  • Wagon trains didn’t leave Missouri until the grass was tall enough for the livestock to eat (usually May). Each wagon was supposed to have enough rice, beans, and bacon packed in bran to last the six months of their journey.
  • Each wagon train was operated as a democracy. The travelers voted in their wagon master and a set of rules to live by for the journey. If someone didn’t agree to the rules, it was best to find another wagon train before he was left alone on the trail.
  • I’d always thought women and children rode in wagons for the journey, but they actually walked. All 2,000 miles.
  • Most of the trail wasn’t an actual road because wagons never followed each other in a straight line. They staggered the wagons so pioneers weren’t suffocated by trail dust. 
  • A little tar could turn a wagon into a boat for river crossings. But nothing could stop it from overturning if the current was too strong.
  • Children were responsible for counting the number of times a piece of flannel would circle around a wagon wheel to determine how many miles the party traveled (360 wheel rotations per mile, 10-20 miles a day). They would often chew coffee beans to stay alert on the job.
  • Women were expected to have a gun and know how to use it.
  • Too many people tried to carry pianos, hope chests, and fine china over the Blue Mountains. It was better to pack a mouth harp and tin plates so they didn’t have to abandon their things along the way. And better to pack tools and make new furniture when they got to the other side.

Summary for Where the Trail Ends

A young woman traveling the Oregon Trail in 1842 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. But whom can she trust with her heart?

For two thousand miles along the trail to Oregon Country, Samantha Waldron and her family must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. But when their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they must rely on British exporter Alexander Clarke to rescue them from the icy water. Samantha is overwhelmed with men vying for her affections at Fort Vancouver, but the only one who intrigues her—Alex—is the one she cannot have.

Buy link:

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Amazon

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The Scavenger Hunt Basics

Christian Fiction Fall Scavenger Hunt’s next stop number 11 is at melaniedobson.blogspot.com. To win the grand prize of 31 books and a Kindle Fire you must go through all the and collect the word(s) in red to figure out the phrase to be entered in the drawings. The clue words on my blog is: it. I.

I will be giving away in addition to the other grand prizes two books of  Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley for anyone who leaves a comment with their email address. That will count as one entry. An additional entries for each of these: following me on Facebook, following me on Twitter and/or signing up for my quarterly newsletter (on the righthand side of the blog about halfway down). Let me know how many entries you have. This is in additional to the grand prizes at the end of the Scavenger Hunt.

 

271 Comments

  1. I really would love to read your book. I have two entries. I signed up for the newsletter and my comment.

    • I’m an Oregon girl and also enjoy Oregon Trail history. Looking forward to reading your book! Thank you.

  2. I am looking forward to reading your book sometime! Thank-you for writing on bullying. I’ve liked you on FB, followed on Twitter and signed up for the newsletter…. and commented. 🙂 Thanks for the fun!

  3. I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the opportunity. God bless you.

    Glenda Parker

  4. i guess i have four points…comment, newsletter, facebook and twitter! Thanks, Margaret for a great giveaway

  5. It really is cool to actually go and see things from the past (even if it is re-created sometimes), because it makes the past more real and not so lost. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I would love to read your books!
    gatorad635(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. I commented, like FB, twitter and signed up for the quarterly. angadair at nwcable dot net

  8. I would love a copy of your book! I’m a facebook fan and signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to getting to know you, thanks for the giveaway, blessings!

  9. I would love to win Shattered Silence by Margaret Dailey (aka, you!) My email is janeb.31313@gmail.com

    I also have started following you on Twitter and Facebook.

    (This is so cool getting to know all these new authors I hadn’t yet heard of!)

    • P.S. And the newsletter too! LOL!

  10. I would love a copy of your book. I followed you on Twitter and Facebook.

  11. I’d love to win a copy of your book!

    I liked your Facebook page, I’m following you on Twitter and I signed up for your newsletter, so I think that’s four points.

  12. I’ve always been interested in reading about the pioneers and their journey

  13. I entered everything. My email is bethyhope96@yahoo.com. So I guess that’s four entries.

  14. I liked and tweeted! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I would love this. Thanks!!

  16. Your books look really good.

  17. I ‘d love to read your books! I also liked your facebook page, but the link to sign up for your newsletter wasn’t working, so, I guess that’s 2 points.

  18. It would be awesome to win a copy of your book!!!!!! 😀 I also liked your page on facebook!!

  19. Gotta admit, I don’t read historical fiction much these days, but those tidbits from the museum were great. Thank you.

  20. Would love the chance to read a new author. Thanks for giving us the chance to win!!

  21. I would LOVE to win some of your books! I’ve followed you on fb and twitter as well as signing up for your newsletter, looking forward to hearing more from you! can’t wait to read the books I just ordered from my local library by you 🙂

  22. I would love to win any of the prizes in this contest. I have 2 entries for this part of the contest; liking you on FB and this comment. thanks

  23. i would love a copy of your book, ide be so excited to read it!!!!!!! thank you so much!!!!! i liked your facebook page too 🙂

  24. I would love to win a copy of your book!! I also signed up for your email newsletter.

  25. Would love to read. Sounds amazing

  26. I have 2 entries I signed up for the newsletter and I posted this comment!

  27. Fascinating facts. I too was a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan but I never would have guessed some of these tidbits, like women walking the whole 2,000 miles.

  28. Would love to win a book!

  29. Thank you, Margaret, for being part of the Scavenger Hunt! (I already have Shattered Silence)

  30. I would love to win one of your books.

  31. I would love to win the book. I also have two additional entries. I follow you on twitter and signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for the chance.

  32. Would love to read your books! smile_13_03@hotmail.com

  33. I’m supposed to be working! This Scavenger hunt is toooo fun!!
    I liked you Margaret on FB AND Twitter.. I have some of your books waiting for me on Kindle, and Melanie.. I can’t wait to read your novel, I love the Oregon trail.

  34. “Liked” on Facebook, “Following” on Twitter, and just signed up for your email newsletter! Really enjoying this Scavenger Hunt!

  35. Your latest book sounds intense!

  36. I would love to read your books.

  37. Your books are great!

  38. Love these scavenger hunts!

    Would also love a copy of your Shattered Silence, Margaret. I followed you on FB and Twitter, too.

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Blessings,
    Becky

  39. I’d love a chance to win your books. This Scavenger Hunt is fun!

  40. I love stories of the Oregon Trail. It’s one place I’d like to know more about and someday travel along!

  41. That book sounds interesting!

  42. Thank you for being a part of this!

    I would love to win and read Shattered Silence. Love finding new authors.
    I also liked you on FB. That is 2 entries

  43. Would love to win this. I followed you on facebook and signed up for the newsletter. So I guess that’s a total of 3.

  44. I would love to win a copy of your book. This is my first blog-hop/scavenger hunt, and I am enjoying it. Thank you for being part of it. twoareone [at] hotmail.com

  45. I would love to be introduced to your books by winning one 🙂 Thank you for participating, this has been a lot of fun. I should have 3 entries (comment, facebook, newsletter). Thank you.

  46. Hi, this is so much fun!! My email is lisagaska(at)hotmail(dot)com Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of Shattered Silence.

  47. Love your books!!! Thank you for this opportunity to win 🙂 Definitely will be pushing the “like” button in FB.

  48. Great scavenger hunt!

  49. I love reading your books. thanks for the chance to win more things.

  50. Thanks so much for this scavenger hunt!

  51. Murder stories aren’t exactly my cup of tea, but it’s awesome that you address bullying!

  52. I would love to read Shattered Silence! Also have an entry for facebook and twitter 🙂

  53. Thank you for the opportunity to get involved in such a fun scavenger hunt.

  54. Would love to win a copy of your book. Enjoying this, my 1st scavenger hunt in “book style”…lots of fun 🙂

  55. Those are some very interesting facts. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win this book. I did Facebook and Twitter as well.

  56. I would love to read one of your books, as you come from the same countryside as us! Just across the river a little ways!! LOL… I also liked you on facebook and subscribed to your newsletter! Many blessings.

  57. Thanks for hosting this section of the scavenger hunt!
    LIKED on FB

  58. I would love to win this. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! I also followed you on twitter, liked you on facebook & signed up for the newsletter so
    I think that is 4 entries total!

  59. Oregon Trail…makes me think of when the coolest computer game EVER was Oregon Trail! 🙂

  60. I enjoyed “getting to know you” through this scavenger hunt. I look forward to reading your books. Now following you on Facebook and Twitter. 🙂

  61. Hi!! Looking forward to reading Shattered Silence and Melanie Dobson’s “Where the Trail Ends”. I have always been interested in reading about the Oregon Trail.

  62. What a wonderful way to meet interesting new authors. thanks for this fun “scavenger hunt” 🙂

    Would love to win one of your books and I “liked” you on Facebook !

  63. I would love to win your book! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

  64. Margaret, thank you for the opportunity to join you today, enjoyed reading about Melanie and her new book. Also enjoyed reading about your new book also. Would love to read both of them.
    ckasper49(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. I have signed up to follow you on fb, twitter, and signed up for your emails. With this post I have 4 entries. Thank you so much for being part of this hunt. I look forward to reading your books.

  66. Thank you so much for being a part of this contest/scavenger hunt. It is so much fun learning about new books and authors. I am very interested to read “Shattered Silence” I have two entries to your contest by liking you on facebook and twitter. I was unable to sign up for your mailing list for some reason. Thanks again.

  67. I would love to read Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley. I wouldn’t mind reading yours either 🙂

  68. I would love to read “Shattered Silence”! Pick me!

  69. Hi Mrs. Daley,

    Please enter me for your contest.

    I’m also subscribed to your newsletter so this would be 2 entries. 🙂

    Thanks!

    dnikerle[at]gmail[dot]com

  70. I would love to read Margaret’s Shattered Silence. I am also signing up for your newsletter.

  71. I would love to be in the drawing for Shattered Silence. Thank you for increasing awareness of this growing problem.

  72. Would love to win a copy of the book. I love the cover art and title, but the information posted on Ronie Kendig’s blog was very interesting! Also, I followed on FB and Twitter.

  73. I like you on facebook and follow you on twitter. I would love to read this book!

  74. I would love to read your books! I’m always on the lookout for new authors to follow :).

    I also liked you on Facebook, so I think I might have 2 entries…

  75. I would love to win a copy of your book! I am a fan on FB and I already receive your newsletter.

    Blessings!
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

  76. Enjoying the hunt! I’d love to win a copy of your book. : )

  77. I love to read your books. They are awesome.

  78. Thank you! I would love to read one of your books!

  79. I’m commenting not just to enter to win your book (although it’d be really cool if I won it :)), but in order to thank you for taking part in this great scavenger hunt. It’s a lot of fun!

  80. *drools* I love anything that has to do with the Oregon Trail!! Looks like a great book!

  81. As much as I love reading historical fiction, and hearing about all these places. I like my modern conveinesces like TP for instance. I think it was a great learning experience for all of you. Thanks for the giveaway.

  82. I have been wanting to read Where the Trail Ends. This is the first I’ve heard of Shattered Silence, but I would alos be interested in that! 🙂

  83. I liked Margaret’s facebook page. I tried to sign up for your newsletter but it wouldn’t submit. 🙁 I will try again here soon. Thanks! 🙂

  84. I love the Mackinac Island setting. I’m following you on Facebook.

  85. I would love to win the book! I have liked you on Facebook and signed up for the newsletter. 🙂

  86. Sounds interesting. I remember stopping by some places like that on family vacations.

    veritas6913 AT gmail DOT com

  87. Your book sounds wonderful. I have always been intrigued by the pioneer life and watched Little House and read the books! I’d love to win!

  88. Thanks for being a part of this scavenger hunt. I would love to win your drawing! I enjoy Christian fiction so much. It is very relaxing to me!

  89. I am very much looking forward to reading your books!
    I’ve followed you on both Facebook & Twitter, although it looks like the newsletter sign-up might not be working?
    My email address is anneliese.n.shaw(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank you!

  90. I would LOVE to read Shattered Silence! Thank you for the chance! email: flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    • I did all of the things you asked except sign up for your newsletter. It wouldn’t go through for some reason.

  91. Thanks for participating in this hunt. Fascinating info from Melanie.

    I have 3 entries.

    markay 4 given [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

  92. Love this! I liked and followed on Facebook and twitter and already receive your newsletter!

  93. Thank you for being part of something so wonderful. I would love a chance to win one of your books.

    • I am also now following you on twitter and facebook. I tried signing up for your newsletter but couldn’t get the submit button to work. My email is mama (dot) mudbug7 (at) gmail (dot) com

  94. I would love to read, “Shattered Silence.” This sounded like an amazing book on Ronie Kendigs page with the write up about you. I loved reading about the work you did in the schools and outside to stop bullying. I guess I have 4 points although not sure if the blog request went through. If not please let me know. God bless.

    Kristie Truett
    kristie(at)connectionlifechurch(dot)org

  95. would love to win!

  96. Looking forward to your books

  97. i would love to read one of your books. by doing this scavenger hunt i am finding out christian authors.

  98. Have enjoyed getting to know you. Would love to win some books :-).

  99. Hope I win

  100. I’ve read 2 of your novels and enjoyed them very much – looking forward to reading this one (whether or not I win!). I already follow you on Twitter. Tonight I signed up for the newsletter and “liked” your Facebook page (can’t believe I hadn’t already done that!)

    Blessings,
    Tammy
    P.S. were you a math teacher? just wondering because of the security question!

    • Oops, forgot to leave you my email address…mail_tammydoherty(at)charter(dot)net

      Also, loved getting a glimpse of Melanie Dobson, whose books I’d never read. Love the research!

  101. Love the scavenger hunt! Thanks

  102. I would love to win a copy of Shattered Silence! I’m following you on Facebook and Twitter also. I tried to sign up for your newsletter, but the form wouldn’t work for me. I’ll try again later! Thanks!

  103. Looking forward to getting to know your books!!! I’m excited to learn about new authors!!! Take care and may God bless, Linda

  104. Followed you on Facebook and Twitter. 🙂 No success trying to subscribe to the newsletter so far.

    becca_carter@yahoo.ca 🙂

  105. The book would be so good to read. Bullying needs to stop! Thanks for working so hard at such a great cause.

  106. I would love to win! Thanks so much for writing!

  107. I have read several of your books, and I really enjoy them. I’m looking forward to reading this new one! I appreciate your stand on bullying. As a special educator and a future-school-counselor, this is a topic that I take very seriously. Thank you!

    Also, I think I have 3 points…comment, FB, and newsletter. Thanks!

  108. Thank you for doing this! I’m blessed to know you! 🙂

    elecviolnplar101(at)hotmail(dot)com

    This comment makes 3 points. I just liked you on Facebook and joined your newsletter.

  109. Margaret, I absolutely love all of your books. Am looking forward to reading Shattered Silence. It’s on my night stand right now. 🙂 Melanie’s book looks great too. Will be reading it soon. Love Oregon Trail books.

    I signed up for your mailing list (may have been on there already) and I can’t believe I didn’t already have you on Facebook, but you are there now. 🙂

  110. I would love to read one of these books and appreciate the chance…as well as this scavenger hunt. I am an avid reader…but have not read these books…love all of the info on the authors,……outstanding!

  111. I love the photos of the kids in historical garb.

  112. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!

  113. I love stories set on the Oregon Trail and stories about siblings. So your book looks great! Would love to read it. 🙂

  114. Whoops! just realized I got you confused with Melanie! haha! So you can delete my first comment if you want!

    Love the reason behind your story! Great message that needs to be heard more. 🙂

  115. I really like your sky photos in the background. Very pretty! I have 3 entries.

  116. The first Margaret Daley book I read was “Heart of a Cowboy” and I have been hooked ever since. I’m already a follower on facebook, do I still get an entry?
    Thanks,
    LeAnne
    writerzkorner@gmail.com

  117. oops, forgot to mention how many entries! Follow you on twitter, signed up for the newsletter and am a long time follower on FB.
    thanks,
    LeAnne

  118. Thank you for being part of the hunt.

  119. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books! I have 3 entries: commented, liked you on Facebook and signed up to your mailing list.

  120. Saving Hope was great I can’t wait to read Shattered Silence. I tried the newsletter but I’m not sure it went through. jbedwards123@triad.rr.com
    (comment/facebook/newsletter=3)

  121. Would love to win! Followed you on twitter!

  122. Thank you for the clue! 😀

  123. Would love to win. Scavenger Hunt is a great idea.

  124. I loved Saving Hope so much depth, the romance and suspense was beliveable and the surprise ending a bonus.

  125. Fascinating post.
    I signed up for the newsletter.
    + 1 comment
    + 1 newsletter

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  126. I have a customer who picked up Margaret Daley’s books and told me I just HAVE to read them – they’re now on my “to read” pile.
    Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing and not just for the young and the student. We recently had an incident here where a teacher (my friend’s dad) took his life because of bullying by the principle. We assume it stops when we grow up but that’s not necessarily true.

    I “like” your facebook page also 🙂

  127. I used to live at the end of the Santa Fe Trail, then married a Nebraska farmer and live near the Oregon Trail – love reading about the courageous souls that traveled west.

  128. one comment and one newsletter.. your books seem very interesting and i love love the chance to read them

  129. Hi Margaret!
    I’m loving your background here….the contrast of the two is striking, but i love it! Beautiful 🙂

    I’ve never even heard of Melanie yet, to be quite honest but I’m so glad that I have now. Her smile is very warm, liked her right away 🙂

    I liked her Facebook page and we’re already friends on Facebook, as well! Also the comment!
    Thanks so much!
    Hannah

  130. Love your series…really can’t put it down!!

    I follow on twitter and liked on facebook, commented and joined newsletter!!

  131. Would love to win Shattered Silence!!

  132. Looking forward to reading more!

  133. I thoroughly enjoyed Saving Hope. It went against what I would normally select to read but proved to be engrossing and a quick read. I am definitely a fan. Looking forward to your new book!

  134. Thank you for this giveaway. Shattered Silence looks like a great book! I have commented, liked you on Facebook, followed you on twitter, and joined your newsletter. (I clicked it several times because I was waiting for a confirmation message-which I didn’t get. I figured it was a Safari browser issue, sorry!)

  135. The children counting the miles thing was a great history tidbit!

  136. What a great way to research. I think it would be neat to ride in a fully outfitted wagon – but only for a day, not the weeks and months it took the pioneers!

  137. Slim and trim plus making the meals! I didn’t realize the women and children walked either. Counting the turns of the flannel would make you dizzy! What a chore. Kept them in place. Carrying belongings, they had no idea of the weariness ahead to themselves or their animals. What a fun time to have together being on the trail with your girls! I enjoyed the museum information and would like to read Where The Trail Ends. Kathleen

    I followed by liking you on Facebook; signed up to receive your newsletter; followed you on Twitter; and posting your blog page here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaneHillHouse/status/261704383518081024

    5 entries ~*~ lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  138. I am a fan of both you and Margaret Daley on facebook. In fact I have reviewed books for both of you. Please enter me.

  139. I love to read and haven’t read your books as yet. Would love to win some.
    I entered on Facebook , newsletter, and comment.

  140. Here is my one entry: I look forward to reading some of your books and as a person who also pays attention to proper grammar I appreciate your use of “whom” in this blog:)

  141. These books sound great! I’ve always loved that time period!

  142. I would really like to win a copy of your book.

  143. I have liked you on twitter, liked you on facebook, left a comment and signed up for your newsletter (I hit the subscribe button quite a bit so hopefully it went through!) Thank you for the interesting history lessons!

  144. I’m anxious to read these books! Thanks for hosting the scavenger hunt.

  145. I already have signed up for Liz Curtis Higgs’ stuff… so I think I have 4 entries… I really like this scavenger hunt, because it allows me to learn of authors I’d never heard of 😀

  146. Loving the opportunity to possiby win new reading material…little bit of heaven on earth! Also “liked” on Facebook

  147. I would love to be entered to win one of your books. I “liked” you on Facebook and also signed up for your newsletter. Thanks!

  148. I would like to win. The book looks very interesting.

  149. I haven’t read Shattered Silence, but it looks like a good one! I’ve enjoyed getting to know authors I haven’t read before and getting reacquainted with the ones I have.

  150. I followed you on facebook and signed up for your newsletter!

  151. Thanks for being a stop on the scavenger hunt…what a blast!
    brendon8@bellsouth.net

    I liked your FB page, follow you on twitter (@momta6), and signed up for your newsletter. So, with the comment, that makes 4 entries. Yay! 🙂

  152. I would love to read your book! Thanks for being in the hunt. 🙂

  153. #1 I would love a copy of your book Shattered Silence! I too was a huge fan of Little House on the Prairie and the Little House books. 🙂

    Interesting facts about the Oregon Trail. Wow – Walking 2,000 miles? I get tired walking up a flight of stairs. *sigh

    #2 I Liked your FB page (C.E. Hart)
    #3 I followed you on twitter (@CEHartAuthor)
    #4 I signed up for your newletter (nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com)

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your book Shattered Silence! I’d love to read it. 🙂

  154. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! I also subscribed to the newsletter!

  155. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  156. Thanks for giving me a chance to win one of your books. Also thanks for introducing me to a new author.

  157. I’d love to enter the giveaway! newyorksnowflake @ gmail . com

  158. would love to read your books.

  159. I would love to read your books! Also I am following you on facebook and twitter. 🙂 So, I guess three entries? Email is – ForeverdazzledbyKL(at)gmail(dot)com

  160. I love the interesting facts that can be and are woven into historical fiction, making it come alive even though it is about a time long gone by.

  161. Love the Oregon Trail! One of my favorite time periods to “play” at as a little girl. I “liked” you on Facebook and with this comment, I guess that’s two entires. Thanks for this opportunity!

  162. Would love to win this book. I have 2 entries. This comment and liked on facebook.

  163. Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt. 🙂

  164. Please enter me into your drawing. I have two extra entries (one for FB and one for signing up for your newsletter). Thanks so much!

  165. Two entries, including this comment and signing up for the newsletter. Thanks! I am almost finished with A Wedding Transpires on Mackinak Island!

  166. I would love to win a copy of your book! I liked your facebook page also.

  167. I have read your books for years, always knowing they would be good reading.

  168. Email is: mmbbg72493{at}gmail{dot}com
    I “Liked” your page on Facebook! =D

    Loving this scavenger hunt…

  169. I’d love to read your book “Shattered Silence”!

  170. I read your book “Trail of Lies” and look forward to reading more (whether I win or not!).

  171. Thanks for helping with the scavenger hunt, it’s so cool!

  172. I didn’t know many of these facts about traveling west either!

    I liked you on facebook and follow you on twitter! 🙂

    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  173. I would love to read your new book. I followed you on Facebook and Twitter.

  174. I liked you on Facebook and tried to sign up for your newsletter but for some reason the submit button wasn’t working. You can add me to your newsletter with the following address: laura(at)unforsaken(dot)ca. Please also enter me for the draw for one of your books. Thanks.

    Laura Wilson

    • You might try moving your javascript up into the section of your html page. Then the submit button might work.

  175. I would love to win Shattered Silence. I read Margaret’s work regularly and the one that impacted me most I guess was “Saving Hope”. I can’t forget that story as I see things like that played out in society everywhere. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

  176. I’d love to be entered in the drawing! I also followed you on Twitter. 🙂

  177. I would like to win your book.

    Melanie’s books seem like ones I would love to read. I love historical fiction. I loved Little House on the Prairie. I homeschool my children and my 9 year old dd is reading Little House on Rocky Ridge to me right now.
    Thanks and God Bless,
    Kim in NC

    I’m signing up for the newsletter too so I’ll have 2 entries.

  178. I would love to read Shattered Silence. Please enter me! 🙂

    andrea2russia (at) hotmail (dot) com

  179. I always enjoy learning more about the Oregon trail. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  180. I have 4 entries – FB, Twitter, subscribe and comment 🙂 I look forward to reading more of the wonderful books you have written. God bless!

  181. I watched endless episodes of Little House on the Prairie too. I loved playing the computer game Oregon Trail growing up. Thanks for entering me.
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

  182. I have read a number of Margaret Daley’s books and love them all. Would love to read Shattered Silence. I hope I have 2 entries. Tried signing up for your newsletter but not sure it took

  183. I enjoyed learning more about the wagon trains. I hate to think of walking all that way.

  184. margaret…i LOVE your novels…i subscribe to your emails, too 🙂 ‘2’

  185. I would love to win these books. Historical fiction is my favorite 🙂

  186. I’m trying to sign up for your newsletter. Hope it goes through. I would love to ready your books. Look forward to receiving your newsletter.

  187. I love this scavenger hunt!

  188. I’d love to win your book; I also followed you on facebook.

  189. I would love to win the book. I also follow you on facebook. My email is below! Thanks so much.

    fantum2004(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  190. Thank you for your generosity in giving away books as part of this scavenger hunt. It has been a lot of fun.

  191. I’ve liked your page on facebook and signed up for your newsletter. Your book looks very interesting. I would love to win it!

  192. I tried to sign up for your newsletter, but it wouldn’t take. I liked you on facebook as well. Would be interested in reading your books!

  193. Looking forward to reading your books, now that I’ve “met” you through the Scavenger Hunt. I have 3 entries: this comment, liking your FB, and signing up for your newsletter.

  194. The book looks great! Thanks for sharing Melanie’s information about the Oregon Trail. I’m not sure that I would have been able to make the trek!

    psagens at gmail dot com

  195. I love your books. I already follow you on Facebook. Now on Twitter. And I get your newsletter.

  196. I sure didn’t know those things about wagon trains, either! I’d sure hate to be the kids, couting to 360 over and over again all day! !

  197. I love the premise for Shattered Silence.
    I liked you on FB and am following on Twitter @MSEREADS
    I will subscribe through email as soon as I can get it to submit.
    mesreads AT gmail.com
    Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt which I discovered when I came to visit your site. 🙂

  198. I’d LOVE to read “Shattered Scilence”! I have one entry.

    africaabby (at) gmail (dot) com

  199. Wait! I subscribed to your newsletter! Now I have two entries!

  200. I enjoyed the post thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  201. I would love to win these books.

  202. I would love to read Shattered Silence.

    I’ve tried to subscribe to your newletter but it won’t submit. I’ll keep trying.

    gilliach(at)yahoo(dot)com

  203. Love to read Christian Fiction. Looking forward to reading more!!

  204. I followed you on facebook and signed up for the newsletter…I left a long comment on the previous treasure hunt page (Ronie Keondig’s page) about the exclusive on your new book. I look forward to reading it.

  205. I liked you on Facebook and am commenting. I have enjoyed reading your books!

  206. I would love to read Shattered Silence. This is fun, learning about new Christian authors. I wish you the best! Thanks!

  207. This blog tour/contest is a great idea! Can’t wait to read all the books!

  208. I’m excited bout reading your books. and I will soon! I’ve liked you on FB, and signed up for the newsletter…. and commented. Thanks for the fun!

  209. This book sounds so cool! I’ve never read anything set on the Oregon Trail before.

    Comment + signed up for enewsletter.

    sapphirefeltner (at) optimum (dot) net

  210. This scavenger hunt has been great fun. I enjoy learning about new authors.
    I follow on FB and signed up for the e-mail news….3 entries.
    Thank you!

  211. I really enjoyed reading about your book on the other blog. I think it will fill a much needed gap in fiction today. You have really tackled a hard subject!

  212. Would love to win! Thanks!

  213. I would love to win a copy of your book – I have 3 entries – comment, Facebook, and signed up for your newsletter.

  214. I love your website! I liked you on facebook and signed up for your newsletter. I don’t do twitter (I may have to give in and do it sometime, but I’ve resisted so far!)

  215. I would love to read your book and all the other books I am learning about in this scavenger hunt.

  216. I can’t wait to read your books! I loved learning how they counted the miles!! Very cool! I have liked you on facebook, commented, and signed up to your mailing list. Thanks for this wonderful chance!!

  217. Mom and I used to watch Little House on the Prairie every afternoon together. What a different world we live in and yet I am sure in many ways they had it so much better then. Too much is expected in today’s society-in grade one and two kids already have cell phones, don’t know how to entertain themselves and the lack of respect for elders is shocking at times.
    Would love to read your book and escape from reality to a better time for just a bit of a vacation.
    Thanks for offering up this wonderful book of yours.

  218. I am now following you at both Facebook and Twiiter. I tried signing up to receive your newsletter but when I clicked on Subscribe nothing happened. Would love to be signed up, so is there another way to do this?
    Thanks.

  219. Thanks for the information about the Oregon Trail. It’s amazing how the pioneers made it across the United States. Talk about coming from hardy stock!

  220. I like your info on the Oregon Trail!
    bloomingwithbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  221. I would love to read your book. Thanks for the chance and the fun “hunt.”

  222. christian fiction is my favorite!! love this contest!!

  223. I would love a chance to win your book. I like your Facebook page and signed up for your newsletter.

  224. I “liked” you on Facebook. I’d like to go visit Oregon myself someday.

  225. I liked you on Facebook, followed you on Twitter, and signed up for your newsletter!

  226. Follow you on Facebook. Oregon is such a beautiful place!

  227. Loving the hunt and love the backdrop on your site!

  228. thanks for the chance to win! I also followed you on facebook and signed up for your newsletter!

  229. I liked your fb page and signed up for n.l. looking forward to learning more about your books and asa social worker, your anti bullying info

  230. Would love to read “Shattered Silence”, thanks for the opportunity to win a book!

  231. Thanks for the opportunity to get to know you and read one of your books

  232. I don’t know if my prior comment made it since I did it from my phone. So… I’m re-doing it now. My first historical fiction books I read were the Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister & I fell in love with those types of books. It looks like I would enjoy your books, so whether I win or not, I shall make it a point to purchase your books for my kindle.

  233. Thanks for the great blog. I entered by: following you on Facebook, following you on Twitter and signing up for your quarterly newsletter ! Cant wait!

  234. <3I cant wait to read some of your books and really having fun in this scavenger hunt

  235. 3 entries for your Shattered Silence give-away please! I’m excited to read it. Congratulations to you for your work on peer-tutoring for bullied kids & sincerest admiration for your work with kids w/ special needs! God bless you.

  236. I have one entry

  237. I loved playing Oregon Trail as a kid and was obsessed with pioneer life. Thanks for sharing what you learned on your adventure to discover more about the real Oregon Trail. Sounds like a thrilling book.

  238. Thank you for the scavenger hunt, it’s great fun.

    The information about the Oregon Trail is very interesting.

    I’d love to win a copy of Shattered Silence- this is my only entry.

    Ruth Ann Dell

    ruthanndell (at) mweb (dot) co (dot) za

  239. Can’t wait to read your books

  240. I would love to win!
    mama2six (at) bresnan (dot) net

  241. Would love to receive Shattered Silence. Thanks for the giveaways! Having fun reading about all these amazing authors in the hunt.

  242. I’m leaving this comment because I love to win, and I liked your Facebook page. I also subscribed to your newsletter. That makes three entries!

  243. This book looks great! I followed you on Facebook, Twitter, and was already signed up for your newsletter.
    shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  244. Thanks for participating in this scavenger hunt! Like some of the previous commenters above have said – I tried to subscribe to your newletter but when I clicked on “Submit” nothing happened. I’ll keep trying.

    • I’m subscribed to your newsletter 🙂

  245. I am so excited to read Shattered Silence. Thank you for taking time to write a book about bullying.

    I have 4 entries I believe, my email, facebook, comment, and twitter…

  246. This is fun! Your book “Shattered Silence” sounds good (nice and suspenseable…is that a word?–it is now…or is it suspensible…that looks more sensible :-). I am now following you on facebook and twitter. Thank you for all the hard work you do in writing. I remember when I was younger it was very hard to find good clean Christian books…and I loved to read. Your name is familiar to me because I am an avid reader and I have found that you always have a good story to tell!

  247. I have always loved reading about the Oregon Trail. My favorite game as a child was the Oregon Trail, and my favorite show was Little House on the Prairie! I am definitely going to pick up this book!!

  248. Totally loved hearing about the Oregon Trail & love the photos…

  249. 4 entries

  250. I look forward to reading your book on bullying! Thanks for being a part of this scavenger hunt–I love discovering new authors to read this way! I’m following you on Facebook and will sign up for your newsletter, so I will have three entries to win Shattered Silence.

  251. I would love to win a copy of your book.

  252. Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt! (:

    AnimeAngel1016(at)yahoo(dot)com

  253. Count me in. Your book sounds interesting.

  254. Can’t wait to get into these books! 🙂

  255. I would love to read your book.
    johnsonk133@yahoo.com

  256. I liked you on facebook, signed up for the email newsletter, and commented – 3 entries.

  257. WoW. Super impressed Melanie had an adventure with a covered wagon. And Shattered Silence would be a great read. I home school and the problem of bullies is what set us on that path.

  258. I’m hoping to make it to all the stops on this hunt, it’s so fun!

  259. Looking forward to reading your latest offering!

  260. Would love to read your book!

  261. I would love your book! I have two entries for facebook and this comment. Thanks!

  262. I would love to read your books! Am also following on fb and twitter

  263. Would love to read your books!

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