Catch Us if You CAN Stop #7

» Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog | 34 comments

For those who haven’t read the rules, here are the highlights:

WELCOME to the Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! We hope you will enjoy meeting a number of Christian Authors Network members as you chase down clues for a chance to win our Grand Prize: $200 in gift cards from CBD, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon, plus 29 free books, one from each participating CAN author! That’s quite a Grand Prize!

Or you might win the Second or Third Prize: $50 Amazon, B&N, or CBD gift certificate!

Catch us on this hunt beginning at Noon on Friday, 03/21/14 and ending at Midnight on Thursday, 03/27/14. There is no need to hurry as you search for clues—you have almost an entire week! If you need help at any time during the hunt, check in here.

Enjoy 29 stops, each featuring a different CAN author! Learn about the authors and their books. Also, some authors are also featuring individual giveaways, as I am below.

Gather the clues from each post, beginning at Stop # 1 and ending at Stop #30. Follow the directions and fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the complete clue in sentence form, gathered from all of the stops, within two days of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. There is no need to email/submit the clue unless you are notified by 03/29/14.

Sorry, due to international regulations, the grand prize will be awarded to US Residents only. Individual contests within the hunt may vary, please read rules presented with each giveaway.

Welcome to Catch Us if You Can Stop #7. I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m excited to host Miralee Ferrell, a good friend, and her new book, Wishing on Buttercups. I love this series and I hope you will too.

SmallerBestMiralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and multi-published, award winning, best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State.  Miralee has had nine books release, and Blowing on Dandelions, her first book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series made the ECPA Best Seller list I 2014. A family friendly, Christian movie production company is also conserving one of her Love Finds You novels as a TV movie.

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Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?

She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.

Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a right to pry into Beth’s affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her.

Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth’s future and her heart.

As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what—and who—her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again? 

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—A Novella in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series

 Can a Lost Love be Redeemed?

Seven years ago, Julia McKenzie rejected the man she loved, wanting to experience more of life. Now, at the age of twenty-four, she regrets that decision. What will Seth think of her, when they encounter one another hundreds of miles from home? Will the man she cared for understand the direction her life has taken and love her in spite of her choices?

Pastor Seth Russell has never completely forgotten the girl he once courted. When she shows up in his new home of Baker City, all those feelings return. But why is she sneaking around town late at night? Even more important, will she reject him and break his heart again, or can God heal the breach between them?

Miralee is giving away a copy of either Wishing on Buttercups or Forget Me Not either a print or ebook copy, winner’s choice. In order to enter you need to comment on what interest you about Miralee’s series. Please leave an email address to contact you if you are the winner. Miralee will pick the winner at the end of the blog hop an notify you.

Note to readers from Margaret Daley: I have a contest going on Kathy Harris’s stop #6 for a free e-copy of First Kisses novella collection. Check it out on the link to the second page and if you want to enter, please leave a comment at Kathy’s stop #6 with your email address.

Next Stop #8 on the Catch Us if You CAN:

For the stop the clue is: a group. The next stop #8 is Miralee Ferrell’s blog at:  Don’t forget to write that down as you move onto Miralee’s blog for Stop #8.


  1. I enjoyed that the setting in the first two books was a boardinghouse, and it put characters from different families and backgrounds in close contact. Looking forward to reading Pastor Seth’s story!

    • I would have to say the unique titles. I have always adored buttercups when I was a kid.

  2. Not sure if this is the right place to enter or not for the copy of either Wishing on Buttercups or Forget Me Not, but here goes. What interests me about Miralee’s series is that they have flower names for the titles which I have not seen before, and also that the books are historical fiction, which I love!

  3. I haven’t read these books yet, but what intrigues me most is the setting and time period.

    • Thanks, Brittany! I love writing books set between 1870 and 1895…a truly fascinating time to study and live.

      Thanks, bn100…sorry, I don’t know your name. I hope you’ll check them out.

      Barbara and Virginia, thank you! I’m so glad you’re interested and have heard good things about my books. I hope you’ll try one sometime.

  4. Thank you, Heidi and Angie! You can enter here or on the next stop on my blog, so this is fine. You’ll increase your chances by entering on my blog and using the Rafflecopter form where you can find extra ways to win!

    I’m very excited about this series, and I hope you both get a chance to read all the books set in Baker City, Oregon!

  5. The blurbs sound interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the opportunity of the giveaway. Both books sound fantastic to me. I’ve heard wonderful reviews about your books.


  7. These books interest me because they are christian fiction and because they are historical fiction. I don’t have to cringe on what lies ahead in the book and get to enjoy the books!

  8. All of these look great.

  9. What intrigued me about these books before I even read anything about them are the covers. The period dress and the pretty flowers just make you want to read them.

  10. I find two things really interesting about both these books. First, the fact that they are both historical fiction, which I love sooo much. Second, the characters seem really intriguing- they’ve messed up in their past and/or have a secret they don’t want to entrust to anyone, but they’re trying to do the best they can despite their mistakes. At least, that’s what I understand from the descriptions. Both books sound really cool and are definitely going on my To-Read list!

  11. I want to read your books, Miralee…thanks for the chance!

  12. I enjoy historical fiction and also mystery, which both of these books have. I would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Thanks for sharing! Wishing on Buttercups is a fantastic book – I recommend it!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  14. I love flowers! Like the titles and interested to see how they would come into play w the story. I like the element of mystery in the plot as well. 🙂

  15. Hi Margaret. You sure have been writing a long time and have so many good books. Thanks for a chance to win one. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  16. I think the flower names interest me because my Aunt has nicknamed me “Buttercup” since I was born! Hahaha!
    ~Lindsey Z
    booksforchristiangirls (@) yahoo (dot) com

  17. I would have to say that thetime period is what draws me in, and Miralee’s spunky heroines.

  18. I will be reading Miralee’s books soon. Need to add them to my new Kindle Fire HDX today. I also have paperback copies coming that I already won.
    Thank you
    Linda Finn

  19. I haven’t read any of these books yet…. I own Blowing on Dandelions and now (JUST purchased) Forget Me Not. 🙂 Looking forward to reading the whole series!!

  20. Both books sound good and I’d like to read them. Sharma Darby

  21. I like the name of the flowers in the titles, and the time period sounds fascinating. The secrets part is a big draw as well. And of course, I like that it is Christian fiction.

  22. These stories look really cool! I’d love to read them. 🙂

  23. Hoping.

  24. Please enter me. I read the first one and thoroughly loved it!! Great writing that makes you think. Would love to win the next one. Thanks!!

  25. I’m loving Miralee’s books!!!

  26. I love period fiction, so these sound interesting

  27. Hi Margaret and Miralee! Thanks so much for being a part of this fun scavenger hunt – I love these things!! The reason these books interest me is because they all have a different type of flower in the title so I’m wicked curious to find out what the tie-ins are in the stories – especially your next book with daisies. (Daisies are my fave flower!) It’s cheesy, I know, but that’s how I roll!!


  28. I have Miralee Ferrell’s books on hold @ the local library but haven’t read them yet. I am looking forward to it as the backs sound interesting.

  29. Wow! I have company for three days (my darling one-year old granddaughter and her parents), and I come back and find scads of awesome comments!! I wish I could reply to each of you individually, but I have two more books I must complete and get turned in, but I’m so tickled to read your comments. Thank you all! You gals are so sweet….I love that many of you have already read one of my books at least, and thank you for the lovely comments about the covers, the flowers, the spunky heroines, and that my books make you think. That’s awesome!!! I wish you could all win a book, but since you can’t, maybe you’d like to start with Forget Me Not, since it’s only $2.99 on Kindle right now! A great way to try my books if you haven’t already. Warm hugs and blessings to you all!!!

  30. They both sound wonderful –and the flower-themed titles are adorable! “Wishing on Buttercups” is the most intriguing to me, because it looks like the lady on the cover is drawing with pastels … it’s a hard medium (or at least, for me). Plus, the idea of a woman artist in the late 1800s … wasn’t common.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. The concepts of the books sound good!

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