Fall Fiction SCAVENGER HUNT, STOP #16

Follow the clues to win a Kindle Fire, free books, and more!

Welcome to the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! The event begins on Thursday, October 25 at noon MDT, 11 a.m. PST, and ends Sunday, October 28 at midnight MDT, 11 p.m. PST.  There’s plenty of time—no need to rush.

Here’s how it works: There are 31 stops along the way—a wonderful opportunity to discover authors with or soon-to-be released novels. Collect the clues in red on each post, beginning with Stop #1 and at Stop #32 fill out the Rafflecopter form. Be ready to provide the completed clue quote, gathered from all 31 stops, within 24 hours of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. No need to email/submit it, unless you are notified on October 29, 2012.

The Grand Prize is a new Kindle Fire, plus 31 new novels! 2nd & 3rd Prizes: $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.)

Next item of business? My featured author!

Introducing Sibella Giorello

I’m so excited to introduce the gifted, creative, and amazing Sibella Giorello. She grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College. After riding a motorcycle across the country, and taking jobs from farm hand to office servant, she wrote features for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her newspaper stories won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons, and is working on the next adventure with forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon.

 

The Stones Cry Out
Winner of the Christy Award for Best First Novel!

When nobody talks… the stones cry out.

In the searing heat of a Virginia summer, two men plummet from a building’s roof top. And even though hundreds of people stood at the scene, nobody saw what happened. Or so they claim. FBI agent Raleigh Harmon, one of Richmond’s native daughters, is sent in to solve the case.

But it turns out The Bureau wants a quick verdict — with or without the truth. With so many tight-lipped witnesses and an uncooperative police department, Raleigh is forced to rely on her forensic geology training. Determined to see justice prevail, she winds up exposing both the city’s powerful families and its seedy underbelly. But can she solve the case before Richmond’s growing racial unrest gets out of control? And will her choices ultimately bring down everyone involved—including Raleigh herself?

“Every once in awhile a book comes along that you want to share with everyone you know. The Stones Cry Out is one of those. With three-dimensional characters who could be your neighbors, fascinating forensic geology tidbits, and a rich attention to details, The Stones Cry Out is easily one of (the) most compelling novels.”
—C.J. Darlington, Titletrakk.com

An Exclusive from Sibella

As a young reporter in Richmond, Virginia, I used to walk through downtown wishing for a third ear.

Those Southern accents! I couldn’t hear enough of them.

Luxurious vowels. Intonations that could turn one word into an entire paragraph of information. The ways southern women could transmit so much information just how they said, “Uh-huh.”

For someone who grew up in Alaska, the city of Richmond seemed exotic and wonderful.

And wounded.

The Capitol of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Richmond would eventually see Union soldiers destroying its factories and poisoning its farms. When the city was finally burned to the ground, it was at the hands of Richmonders –denying the Yankees that pleasure.

When I wrote my first novel “The Stones Cry Out,” I set it in Richmond, partly because I wanted readers to see and feel this singular southern place.

“A defiant city, begrudging, acknowledging its troubled past but refusing to make a wasteland of a bygone era,” is how Raleigh Harmon, the novel’s protagonist, puts it.

“Cruelty and affliction do not deny grace and gentility . . . .”

“The Stones Cry Out” went on to win a Christy Award, and it launched a series featuring the redoubtable Richmond girl, Raleigh Harmon. Forensic geologist, FBI agent, flawed and forgiven child of God.

And yet for all that good fortune, I’ve always wished “The Stones Cry Out” could show even more of Richmond.

Now it can.

Thanks to the digital revolution, “The Stones Cry Out” is being re-released this month. Fully edited, bringing it up to speed with the rest of the series, it now contains historic images of Richmond and other parts of Virginia. The city’s fabled Monument Avenue. The spectacular cliff geology beyond the city. Even a Pentecostal country baptism dating to the 1930s — men in suits, standing waist-deep in water.

I found these images in the Library of Virginia’s digital archives. What wonders are there! Check them out yourself. My personal favorites came from the 1939 World’s Fair collection, displayed in the “Virginia Room,” , and the poignant and painful Civil War collection.

On a quieter note, you can view the lyrical gardens designed by legendary landscape designer Charles F. Gillette, which cover Richmond like well-behaved kudzu.

I hope you enjoy clicking through Virginia’s rich history.

But be careful: You might fall in love with the place.

You can find The Stones Cry Out on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Scavenger Hunt Basics

Before you go, write down this STOP #16 clue: COMMENCE

and…

comment on my blog and sign-up for my newsletter if you would like to enter a drawing for my new release, Courting Cate (a retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew”). I’ll be using random.org to choose ten winners. Thank you!!! Please like my author page on FB and follow me on Twitter (if that’s your thing!) too.

Your next stop is Sibella’s blog!

 

 

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256 Comments

  1. Hannah Lorenz
    Oct 25, 2012

    Looks good! ;)

  2. Angie Adair
    Oct 25, 2012

    I am looking forward to reading Courting Cate. Thanks for the stop in the scavenger hunt..having fun!

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      So glad you’re having fun! This is such an amazing group of authors. I’m really honored to be included!

  3. Patty
    Oct 25, 2012

    I have always loved The Taming of the Shrew, have seen it onstage several times. A copy ofyour new book would be welcome.

    Patty

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      Hi, Patty,

      The Taming of the Shrew is one of my favorites of Shakespeare’s plays. It was a lot of fun to think through character motivation and translate it into an Amish setting.

      Blessings,
      Leslie

  4. Glenda Parker
    Oct 25, 2012

    I loved the Taming of the Screw. I know I will love your book too. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. thanks for being a part of the hunt. I’m having a great time.

    Glenda Parker

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      Glad you’re having a good time on the hunt! I zipped through it this morning–so fun!

  5. Katie Myer
    Oct 25, 2012

    It sounds like a great book! Hopefully I’ll get the chance to read it :)

  6. Tina Meeker
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to Win!

  7. Melanie Anderson
    Oct 25, 2012

    Need a new look at Virginia.

  8. joan
    Oct 25, 2012

    Would love to read your book…

  9. Austin
    Oct 25, 2012

    your books look really good i would enjoy reading them.

  10. Kate Voss
    Oct 25, 2012

    Great Contest!

  11. Priscilla
    Oct 25, 2012

    Keep up your writing! and thank you for being a host!!

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      Thank you for going on the hunt!

  12. Rod Richards
    Oct 25, 2012

    Hey Leslie, this is fun. See you Sunday and Wednesday. No guy Christian authors wanted to participate or what? No guys so far anyway, but I found a couple of things I want to read.

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      Hi, Rod,

      I noticed that we’re all women hosting the hunt this time too. :) Maybe next time one of the guys will join us.

      Yes, see you soon!

      Leslie

  13. Liz Riggs
    Oct 25, 2012

    I always love a good Shakespeare retelling and Courting Cate sounds like a great read!

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      I really like Shakespeare retellings too–and retellings in general!

  14. Marianne
    Oct 25, 2012

    Great blog, awesome giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Stacey
    Oct 25, 2012

    I fell in love with The Taming of the Shrew when I saw the movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton : ). I would love a copy of your book to read your take on the story : )! Blessings~Stacey

  16. This sounds like a really good book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Sarah
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks for the fun Leslie! I enjoyed taming of the shrew and would love to read your book! I’m adding it to my list of ‘must reads’!

  18. Karen Sue Kimberly
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love to win ” Courting Cate”. It is on my wishlist.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  19. Angela Bell
    Oct 25, 2012

    Great post! This Scavenger Hunt is fun!

  20. Bethany B.
    Oct 25, 2012

    Courting Kate looks good! My email is bethyhope96@yahoo.com

  21. Valarie McCoy
    Oct 25, 2012

    Would love to read it!!

  22. Brianna
    Oct 25, 2012

    Your book sounds awesome!!! Would love to win! :)!!

  23. Lisa
    Oct 25, 2012

    I can honestly say that Shakespeare and Amish are two words I would never have thought to put together. So, this novel intrigues me. Glad to “meet” a new author! (And I live close to Lancaster County!)

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      You made me laugh. That’s exactly the look I get from people, the “Shakespeare and Amish are two words I would never have thought to put together” look when I first say what Courting Cate is about. And then they smile. :)

  24. Lois Herron
    Oct 25, 2012

    Loved reading your Scavenger hunt post. Especially enjoyed the photo of the church wagon.

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 25, 2012

      I really like that church wagon photo too. It was a gift to see it.

  25. Emily
    Oct 25, 2012

    Awesome I really want to read Courting Cate

  26. PatriciaW
    Oct 25, 2012

    Love the Taming of the Shrew story and most of the film versions, especially Kiss Me, Kate.

  27. Ruth U
    Oct 25, 2012

    oh I’d LOVE to win Courting Cate! she sounds like so much fun!

  28. Kelly
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love The Taming of the Shrew!! Courting Cate looks like a fun read!

  29. Kerri
    Oct 25, 2012

    Getting an early copy of your book would be a treat!

  30. amy campbell
    Oct 25, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds great.
    Thanks
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  31. Marisa
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love to read Courting Cate!! I have it on my library list, but it is not out yet. :(

  32. Pamela W
    Oct 25, 2012

    Awesome! Can’t wait to read!

  33. Michelle
    Oct 25, 2012

    This looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. Susan Stahley
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would LOVE to read “Courting Cate”. It looks like something I will enjoy reading.

  35. Marie
    Oct 25, 2012

    Your guest post with the pictures for the Scavenger Hunt intrigued me about Courting Cate! I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Amy Drown
    Oct 25, 2012

    LOVE “Taming of the Shrew!” This book is definitely going on the TBR list. And I love how this scavenger hunt provides such a fun way to “meet” new authors!

  37. Janelle
    Oct 25, 2012

    I’m excited to read Courting Cate! I love reading books based on Shakespeare’s works! And with a Christian theme?! Yes please!

    Having fun on this scavenger hunt!!

  38. Becky
    Oct 25, 2012

    Can’t wait to read it!

  39. Laura
    Oct 25, 2012

    This scavenger hunt is introducing me to to many new authors! I have put “Courting Cate” on my list of books to read, and would love to win it!

  40. Jennifer
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thank you for the chance to win!! I will be adding “Courting Cate” to my reading list!!!

  41. Becky Doughty
    Oct 25, 2012

    Love Taming of the Shrew so a retelling would be fun!

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    This scavenger hunt has been a lot of fun getting to know new-to-me authors and books!

    Blessings,
    Becky

  42. Robin
    Oct 25, 2012

    Courting Cate looks like a lot of fun! thanks for being part of the ScavengerHunt/Blog-Hop

  43. Jennifer
    Oct 25, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds really interesting! I would love to read it!

  44. Darci
    Oct 25, 2012

    Great hunt!

  45. Kristina
    Oct 25, 2012

    I can’t wait to read Courting Cate! It sounds amazing and I would love to try and win it in the draw! Off to the next Scavenger Hunt Stop!

  46. Linda Ortiz
    Oct 25, 2012

    This is great!!!!

  47. Susan Wilson
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks so much for this scavenger hunt!

  48. Kd
    Oct 25, 2012

    I loved the Taming of the Shrew! Your book sounds amazing so please include me in the drawing. Thank you!

  49. Rina
    Oct 25, 2012

    I quite enjoy Taming of the Shrew! Especially the movie version with Elizabeth Taylor. How neat that you’ve written an Amish version! (kentiapalm(at)gmail(dot)com)

  50. Carla
    Oct 25, 2012

    Leslie – I would LOVE to win Courting Cate – Sounds like my kind of story !

  51. Becca
    Oct 25, 2012

    Sounds great! and I love your website by the way.

  52. Tonya Speelman
    Oct 25, 2012

    I have been dying to get my hands on Courting Cate!!! Love it and I love all your details even more now!

  53. Selina
    Oct 25, 2012

    Nice! Looks interesting.

  54. Eileen Byron
    Oct 25, 2012

    I thank you for introducing me to your joy of writing. Courting Kate looks great! I am a fan of Shakespeare’s many writings. Taming of the Shrew is one of my favorites.

  55. Rachel
    Oct 25, 2012

    I’m enjoying this scavenger hunt because I get to hear of new authors like you that I have not crossed paths with before. I love the plot of ‘Courting Cate’, and would love to read it!

  56. Jasmine A.
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks for hosting this part of the scavenger hunt! Very much enjoyed the series you co-authored with Mindy Starns Clark!
    Signed up for your newsletter as well.

  57. ladysaotome
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love reading (& watching) versions of Taming of the Shrew so Courting Cate sounds too cute!

  58. Megan Parsons
    Oct 25, 2012

    I so want to read Courting Kate!!! I love Amish books and can’t wait to get this one to add to my collection!

  59. NylaKay
    Oct 25, 2012

    Eager to read your new book. By the way, it’s great to have another Amish author of great quality.

  60. Michelle C.
    Oct 25, 2012

    I like your blog, so peaceful looking! I’m looking forward to reading Catching Cate, I didn’t realize until today that it was a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. That is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays.

  61. Lisa G
    Oct 25, 2012

    I signed up for your newsletter. I’d love to read Courting Cate!! Love, love, love Amish books!

  62. Stephanie
    Oct 25, 2012

    I was so nice to “meet” you through this scavenger hunt. I have not, as yet, read any or your books but plan to do so. Thank you for participating. :)

  63. Cherie Kasper
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love to be entered to win ‘Courting Cate.’. It sounds like a wonderful book to read.
    ckasper49(at)gmail(dot)com
    Sibella, I love Richmond, can’t wait to read your book.

  64. Nancy Pack
    Oct 25, 2012

    Am excited to read this books love Amish fiction

  65. Deborah
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love to read your book.

  66. Tracy
    Oct 25, 2012

    Sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to read it.

  67. Anne Payne
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would LOVE to read your story about Kate! I just took my first trip to Lancaster and surrounding areas this past summer and fell in love with the countryside. It is so beautiful!

  68. Judy Burgi
    Oct 25, 2012

    I signed up for your newsletter. I would love to win a copy of, Courting Cate.

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

  69. Beth MacKinney
    Oct 25, 2012

    I really loved the title, ‘Courting Cate!’

  70. Catherine DaCosta
    Oct 25, 2012

    Hmmm, a more contemporary book. Looks like it could be awesome!!

  71. Beth Gillihan
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love to win your book! It sounds fun!

  72. Mocha with Linda
    Oct 25, 2012

    I’d love to be entered to win Courting Cate. Thanks for being part of the Scavenger Hunt!

  73. Shantelle
    Oct 25, 2012

    You have a very neat blog. And I would love to win your book, Courting Cate! Thanks for being a part of this hunt! :)

  74. Cheri S
    Oct 25, 2012

    Please enter me in your drawing. Your book sounds very intriguing! =)

  75. Julie Nadaud
    Oct 25, 2012

    Hi Leslie! Signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for sharing! :)

  76. Jen Cvelbar
    Oct 25, 2012

    This sounds like a good read, Leslie. Thanks and blessings! :)

  77. Sibella Giorello
    Oct 25, 2012

    Leslie,
    Thank you for having me on your blog. Such a beautiful place you have created, and what lovely readers, too. Thanks again for being so gracious. — sibella

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Sibella,

      This has been so much fun! It’s been great to get to “know” you–hope we can meet in person sometime since we’re practically neighbors, at least in the writing world!

      Blessings,
      Leslie

  78. wanda barefoot
    Oct 25, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds like a great book. I’d love to win a copy and thank you!

    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  79. Anneliese
    Oct 25, 2012

    I’d love to read your book! It sounds very interesting. Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt!

  80. Karen
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would LOVE to read this book-I haven’t read the taming of the shrew either!

  81. Mary Kay
    Oct 25, 2012

    New authors…new books. What a gift!

  82. Trisha
    Oct 25, 2012

    Enjoying learning about new-to-me authors and discovering new books!

  83. Gail
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love Shakespeare and am intrigued by an Amish retelling of that story.

  84. Marie Ferland
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love FBI stories! I’d love to win!! Thanks.

  85. Kristie Truett
    Oct 25, 2012

    Never have read “The Taming of the Shrew” or seen it. However, I have heard about it. It’s been fun getting to know all of you authors. I have so many more books to choose from now. LOL!! Thanks to my sis for introducing me to the “Love of reading!”

  86. Ruth
    Oct 25, 2012

    Can’t wait to read Courting Cate!

  87. Trish
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt!

  88. Lynnae
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love to win a copy of Courting Cate!

  89. jhtwriter
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love the background photo. Wish I was there.

  90. June
    Oct 25, 2012

    “Courting Cate” looks like a fun book to read. Would love to win a copy. I also signed up for your newsletter so I can see what you are up to.

  91. LeAnne Bristow
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love Shakespear with a twist! Can’t wait to read your book.

  92. Melissa Berry
    Oct 25, 2012

    Looks like Courting Cate would be an interesting book to read. Thank you for this chance to win a copy.

    meljberry(at)yahoo(dot)com

  93. Linda
    Oct 25, 2012

    I am loving this! I would to win “Courting Cate”. Ai defentely can’t wait to read it.

  94. Dani
    Oct 25, 2012

    I love Shakespeare retellings!!

  95. June
    Oct 25, 2012

    Forgot to mention I loved the pictures of the church wagon. I’ve read a lot of Amish books and never realized that I didn’t know about the church wagon. Makes so much sense though. YAY I learned something new today :)

  96. Amy
    Oct 25, 2012

    I would love the chance to win a book!

  97. James
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks for participating in this.

  98. Gail Griffey
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thanks for giving away a copy of Courting Cate. Enjoying the hunt.

  99. Amanda T
    Oct 25, 2012

    That sounds like an interesting read!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Jennifer
    Oct 25, 2012

    Thank you so much for being apart of this! :D I’d love to be entered into your giveaway as well! :D Thank you!

  101. Krystal
    Oct 25, 2012

    I am having the best time visiting all of you talented authors on this scavenger hunt. Thank you for being part of it. I subscribed to your newletter.

  102. Dawn
    Oct 25, 2012

    I enjoy reading Amish stories. “Courting Cate” definitely caught my attention. Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt.
    I am enjoying discovering so many new authors.

  103. Sally
    Oct 25, 2012

    I am so looking forward to reading Courting Cate!! Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt!

  104. Lynn
    Oct 25, 2012

    This scavenger hunt is so much fun and very informative. Thank you.

  105. eliza elliott
    Oct 25, 2012

    wow – love how many new authors I am getting..great HUNT!

  106. Marissa E.
    Oct 25, 2012

    I haven’t read any of your books, but they look really good!!

  107. Melissa
    Oct 26, 2012

    I have a friend who always reads Christy award books, I’ll have to tell her about this one. SOunds good.

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Thank you, Melissa, for telling your friend–The Amish Midwife is the one that won the Christy Award. I try to read as many Christy Award winners as I can too.

  108. Wendy
    Oct 26, 2012

    “Courting Cate” sounds delightful. I would love to win a copy!

  109. Anneliese
    Oct 26, 2012

    Eeep, I can’t remember if I’ve commented or not! But just to be safe…I’d absolutely love to win your book. It sounds great!

    • Anneliese
      Oct 26, 2012

      Whoops, looks like I commented twice, then. Sorry about that!

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Anneliese–better twice than not at all! :)

      I’m loving all these comments! Loving this Scavenger Hunt! What a brilliant idea!

      It’s going to be a great weekend!

  110. Ashley Fosberg
    Oct 26, 2012

    I hope this author does not feel insulted when I say that I have never heard of her before. But, I hope I redeem myself when I do say that I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO COURTING CATE!!!

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Hehe, I’m not insulted at all. Just so glad you finally found me!

  111. Jane Squires
    Oct 26, 2012

    Please enter me in contest.

  112. Debbiek
    Oct 26, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds like a really good read!

  113. Paula Osborne
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks for hosting Sibella what a talanted and versital young woman, had not read her before and interesting to read where she grew up and her accomplishments-so smart…
    I am loving the “Hunt” and would like to read your “Courting Cate book” thanks for sharing
    Paula O

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Thank you, Paula! I’m looking forward to reading Sibella’s work too. I can’t wait! Thank you for doing the hunt. It’s been so much fun!

      • Sibella Giorello
        Oct 26, 2012

        This hunt has turned my To Be Read stack into a tower! Leslie, I’m looking forward to reading you too. Thanks for your sweet words, Paula.

  114. Chaley
    Oct 26, 2012

    Definitely would like to check this out. :)

  115. Elizabeth L. W.
    Oct 26, 2012

    A re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew?! That’s my favorite play by Shakespeare!
    leezard(at)embarqmail(dot)com

  116. Diana Gardner
    Oct 26, 2012

    I’d love to win a copy of Courting Cate!

  117. Brenda Hurley
    Oct 26, 2012

    Fri Oct 26th,
    Good morning ! I would love the chance to win a copy of “Courting Cate” … a remaking of ‘Taming of the Shrew’ … how neat is that !!! Thank-you for this opportunity.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda Hurley
    brennie7@hotmail.com

  118. C.E.
    Oct 26, 2012

    LOVE love love the title – and the story sounds fascinating. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. ;)

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  119. Marijo
    Oct 26, 2012

    We just watched The Taming of the Shrew yesterday!

  120. Susan P
    Oct 26, 2012

    Ooh, this looks good! Love finding new books to add to my “to read” list. Of course that means I have to find the time to read – and that’s nigh to impossible! ;)

  121. Emily Rachelle
    Oct 26, 2012

    I’ve seen Courting Cate buzz, and I’ve actually been surprised by how good it sounds. Usually I steer clear of Amish books – there are just so many that sound the same these days. However, a retelling or adaptation of an old story – fairy tale, myth, Bible story, Shakespeare – always catches my interest. :)

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Hi, Emily,

      I love retellings too, especially with a twist, which I hope is the case with Courting Cate! Thank you for doing the Hunt and for commenting!

      Leslie

  122. Lane Hill House
    Oct 26, 2012

    I Tweeted, Facebook liked and posted your book link on FB on my newspage. Thank you for a fun overview surrounding your novel, and of these archive photos!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    subscribing to your newsletter!

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 26, 2012

      Kathleen,

      Thank you for liking and posting! And for subscribing! I appreciate it so much! Happy hunting!

      Leslie

  123. Stacy
    Oct 26, 2012

    I’m really enjoying the scavenger hunt. Thanks for being part of it.

  124. Leslie Dee Campbell
    Oct 26, 2012

    I think I have found me another fav. author! Can’t wait to get this book.

  125. Lisa Eichelberger
    Oct 26, 2012

    Please enter me to win Courting Cate, and I also signed up for your newsletter. I love the idea of “The Taming of the Shrew” in a modern Amish setting! So creative! I’ve loved your books with Mindy Starns Clark, so I know it’ll be wonderful.

  126. Lynda
    Oct 26, 2012

    I love Shakespeare and look forward to reading your retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew!”

  127. Lauren
    Oct 26, 2012

    Loving the scavenger hunt! Would love the chance to win!

  128. Beth Rumbaugh
    Oct 26, 2012

    I have seen some of your books but not not read any. Another author to add to my list.

  129. Bethany
    Oct 26, 2012

    I would love to read an Amish version of Taming of the Shrew! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  130. Donna
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thank you for taking part in the hunt. I am having so much fun!

  131. Marla
    Oct 26, 2012

    I am enjoying this hunt and meeting so many new authors.

  132. Margaret
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks for this post! The scavenger hunt is so cool. And Courting Cate looks good :)

  133. Jamie Lapeyrolerie
    Oct 26, 2012

    I would love to read Courting Cate!!!

  134. Andrea Williams
    Oct 26, 2012

    Signed up! Please enter me. Looks like a great book.

  135. Carolyn Gould
    Oct 26, 2012

    Courting Cate looks great to me!

  136. shelly
    Oct 26, 2012

    The taming of the shrew is such a fun story; interested in reading a retelling of it !

    This is a fun scavenger hunt.
    donnyandshelly at y ahoo dot com

  137. Andrea
    Oct 26, 2012

    I would love to read Courting Cate! I have just recently started reading some Amish stories, and have really enjoyed them. I know this one will be no different.
    Thanking you for participating in this scavenger hunt. I am always on the lookout for “new” authors to read, and this is a great way to find them! I have really enjoyed this “journey”. :)

  138. Kim
    Oct 26, 2012

    Isn’t it interesting how digital technology is producing new opportunities for books? I like my books physically in my hand, but getting new material like with your book and Richmond is so interesting too!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

    • sibella giorello
      Oct 26, 2012

      Totally agree, Kim. New tech is providing so many new opportunities, especially for books. It’s like Gutenberg all over again. :-)

  139. karenk
    Oct 26, 2012

    would love to read cate’s story…thanks for the chance :)

  140. Donna McGinnis
    Oct 26, 2012

    Would love to read your book. Thanks for the chance

  141. Hannah
    Oct 26, 2012

    Leslie!
    I am SO thrilled that you’ve been introduced to me through the Hunt!! The girl that portrays Cate on the cover of your book has the most stunning blue eyes I think I’ve ever seen lol. Also, the background of this page here is absolutely breathtaking!! It looks like home to me – otherwise known as Vermont :P So beautiful. Also looks a bit like Ireland as well actually. Anyway, thank you so much for being a part of the Hunt so we could meet you! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for your book regardless of if I win it or not :)
    Thank you!
    Hannah

  142. Jessica
    Oct 26, 2012

    I would love to win this book :)

  143. Susan Grondin
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks for participating in this scavenger hunt and for offering extra prizes. I love to meet new Christian authors.

  144. Megan Wilson
    Oct 26, 2012

    Your book sounds fantastic! I have always loved the Taming of the Shrew! :)

  145. Laura Wilson
    Oct 26, 2012

    I would love to win Courting Cate. It sounds like a very interesting book. I have recently purchased many of Shakespeare’s books, but haven’t had a chance to read them yet as I have a one year old. I’m hoping one day soon I’ll have time to read all these books I hope to win.

  146. Rachelle
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks for being a part of the giveaway. I am loving getting to know all of these new authors during this, my first christian fiction scavenger hunt. Courting Cate looks intriguing. I’m not sure if I have recognized reading another Shakespearean retelling in christian fiction or not. Yet another book to add to my “to be read” list.

  147. Randi
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt…I’m really enjoying it! Courting Cate sounds like a fun story, and I look forward to reading it soon!

  148. Claudia
    Oct 26, 2012

    This scavenger hunt is so much fun. I have “met” several authors that are new to me and am excited about reading their books.

  149. Peg
    Oct 26, 2012

    Would love to win this book! This is a neat way to see all of these different authors that I didn’t know existed!!

  150. Cathy Wieneke
    Oct 26, 2012

    This book looks so good! Your heroine sounds like a woman after my own heart.

  151. Melodi
    Oct 26, 2012

    Thanks so much for participating in the Scavenger Hunt! I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog and looking forward to reading your books.

  152. Amy
    Oct 26, 2012

    Would love to read it! I love Lancaster!

  153. Halita Wilson
    Oct 26, 2012

    This book sounds amazing.

  154. Donna
    Oct 26, 2012

    My wish list is growing!

  155. Elizabeth
    Oct 26, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds like a great read– those pictures on the last blog were gorgeous!! :)

  156. Sandy A
    Oct 26, 2012

    Cate sounds like my kind of woman! I hate doing laundry as well!! :)

  157. Candice
    Oct 27, 2012

    Another book to add to my To Read list!!

  158. Kevin McCoy
    Oct 27, 2012

    Would love to win for my wife!!

  159. Mary Preston
    Oct 27, 2012

    COURTING CATE looks fabulous thank you.

  160. Abby
    Oct 27, 2012

    I’d love to win Courting Cate!

  161. Deanna
    Oct 27, 2012

    Would love to win… ;)

  162. Marisa
    Oct 27, 2012

    Courting Cate looks so good! I love Shakespear!

  163. Barbara H.
    Oct 27, 2012

    It’s so nice to be introduced to you, and I’d love to win a copy of Courting Cate. Thanks for introducing us to Sibella as well.

  164. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance
    Oct 27, 2012

    I have loved meeting all these different authors and new books. I would love to win a copy of Courting Cate. I enjoy Shakespeare and Amish fiction. What a perfect blend.

  165. Marcia
    Oct 27, 2012

    I would love a copy. Looks like a GREAT read!

  166. Leslie Gould
    Oct 27, 2012

    Thank you so much for all of the responses! I’m going to give away 10 free copies of Courting Cate instead of 3! This is so much fun!

  167. Amada
    Oct 27, 2012

    Thanks for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun scavenger hunt!

  168. Brenda Burkett
    Oct 27, 2012

    Love to read good Christian fiction.

  169. Cindy Shaffer
    Oct 27, 2012

    That would be a fun one to read!

  170. Pam Kellogg
    Oct 27, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds like a book I’d enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. This scavenger hunt is so fun; I like meeting so many authors, some of whom are new to me.

  171. Betti Mace
    Oct 27, 2012

    I am having so much fun learning about new authors and new books. Thanks so much for being involved in this! Would love to read your book :)

  172. Sarah
    Oct 27, 2012

    This scavenger hunt has been great fun! I am enjoying learning about new authors. Thank you!

  173. Gretchen
    Oct 27, 2012

    Reading books is my favorite pastime, besides spending time with my family. Would love to go to Richmond- too bad their tourism board couldn’t give one of your readers a free trip away to there .

  174. Merry
    Oct 27, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds awesome, I hope to win but if I don’t it is going on my wish list!

  175. Judy
    Oct 27, 2012

    I just finished reading “Libby Prison Breakout ” a story of the prison in Richmond. The city suffered so much during the Civil War and I would love to visit to experience some of the history. Would love to read your book. Beautiful website and blog!!!!

  176. Cindy Regnier
    Oct 27, 2012

    It sounds great Leslie. I can’t wait to read it

  177. Nancy McLeroy
    Oct 27, 2012

    I am really enjoying the scavenger hunt, the oppportunity to learn about new authors and win more books! I love reading!

  178. Tara
    Oct 27, 2012

    Sounds exciting!

  179. Sapphire
    Oct 27, 2012

    This book sounds so cool – I never knew there was any such thing as forensic geology.

    I signed up for your newsletter; please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! :-)

    sapphirefeltner (at) optimum (dot) net

  180. Cindy Woolard
    Oct 27, 2012

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I did sign up for your newsletter tool.

  181. Wilani Wahl
    Oct 27, 2012

    I cannot wait to read your book

  182. Sarah G
    Oct 27, 2012

    Courting Kate sounds awesome! I find myself falling more in love with the Amish!

  183. Sonya Earnest
    Oct 27, 2012

    I would love to win the book ‘Courting Cate’.

  184. Julia
    Oct 27, 2012

    Sounds like an awesome book!

  185. Sharon
    Oct 27, 2012

    I really enjoyed your pictures from the other site. I always new twists on Shakespeare works. The fact that you set yours in an Amish community really has me intrigued.

  186. Gailya Keller
    Oct 27, 2012

    I am having so much fun with the Hunt! I can’t wait to read this book because I am from and still live in Virginia and love when a book is set in my beloved state!!! :)

  187. Rose Marie Kelley
    Oct 27, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to read it!

  188. Sounds interesting, thanks for the hunt post.

  189. Rachel K.
    Oct 27, 2012

    Thanks for hosting the hunt.

  190. Cynthia Quiroga
    Oct 27, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds like a fun read!

  191. Diane
    Oct 27, 2012

    Love your website!

  192. Jackie Tessnair
    Oct 27, 2012

    I would love to win this book.Thanks so much.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

  193. Brenda S
    Oct 27, 2012

    Your book looks good! Looking forward to reading it.

  194. Jenny Booher
    Oct 28, 2012

    Nice post! Fun hunt!

  195. Mary Tullila
    Oct 28, 2012

    Like you on Facebook…

  196. Jes
    Oct 28, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds great! The images Sibella Giorello posted above are neat! Signed up for your newsletter.

  197. bonnie
    Oct 28, 2012

    Love ALL things Amish! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. Have signed up for the newsletter.

  198. CaraG
    Oct 28, 2012

    I’d love to win your book.
    The Taming of the Shrew” is my all time Shakespeare favorite. Although it’s been years since I read it, I still smile whenever I think about it.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  199. CaraG
    Oct 28, 2012

    Just signed up for your newsletter.

  200. nancy winn
    Oct 28, 2012

    I would love to win a copy of your book. Please pick.me!
    Thank you for this opportunuty! May GOD bless your writing.

  201. Shan
    Oct 28, 2012

    I enjoyed very much my stop with you. Cate certainly sounds like someone who likes to live life on the edge…every parents’ worse nightmare. I grew up in a family of 9 and know that mom said of the 9 only 4 were a breeze-4 of the 5 girls but that one made up for the rest of us!! The fact that this is an Amish family makes the read even more tantalizing. Thanks for sharing all the pics. I am a visual person and love seeing what I am reading about. Would love to win your book so please enter me in this contest. Thank you.

  202. Gean
    Oct 28, 2012

    Sign me up – sounds like a great book!

  203. Kim
    Oct 28, 2012

    I just love Amish fiction. I would so love to go to Amish country. I enjoyed reading about your book and seeing pictures on the previous site for the hunt. I haven’t read your books yet. Your name is new to me, but I am going to remedy that!

    Thanks and God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  204. Allison
    Oct 28, 2012

    I’d love to win your book! Thanks for the chance!

  205. Michelle
    Oct 28, 2012

    I would definitley like to read Courting Cate. Sounds interesting.

  206. Lindy Enlow
    Oct 28, 2012

    The blog is very interesting. I will definitely be back to read more. Keep it coming and thanks for the opportunity to win!

  207. Caitlin O.
    Oct 28, 2012

    Looking forward to Courting Cate, it looks extremely interesting! I just love these Scavenger Hunts, they open my view to SO many great authors! Thank you!

  208. Sarah Howell
    Oct 28, 2012

    I would like to enter a drawing for my new release, Courting Cate (a retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew”)

  209. bn100
    Oct 28, 2012

    Congrats on the book! I signed up for the newsletter. Please enter me in the contest.

  210. Laura
    Oct 28, 2012

    Can’t wait to dig in and get to know these authors better by reading all of these great books.

  211. Ronnell Kay Gibson
    Oct 28, 2012

    Taming of the Shrew is one of my favorites by Shakespeare. Can’t wait to read your retelling. Signed up for your newsletter and hope to win a free copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  212. Ruth Ann Dell
    Oct 28, 2012

    Many thanks for the scavenger hunt, it’s great fun.

    I’d love to win a copy of Courting Cate.

    The exclusive from Sibella is very interesting.

    Blessing

    Ruth Ann Dell

  213. Veronica Sternberg
    Oct 28, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m excited to read it. I signed up for the newsletter too.

  214. Leah
    Oct 28, 2012

    I would love to win a copy of Courting Cate. I was a theatre major in college, so I’m also a Shakespeare fan. :-) . Thanks so much for doing this!

  215. Joanna Stricker
    Oct 28, 2012

    I love this scavenger hunt…I’m learning new authors–like you, and revisiting others, like Sibella Giorello. Thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt. And if chosen I would love to read your book :-)

  216. DarcyO
    Oct 28, 2012

    Thanks for being on the “hunt.” I’d love to win a copy of your latest novel.

  217. Tyleia H
    Oct 28, 2012

    Thanks for participating in the scav hunt. Courting Cate looks like a good book.

  218. April
    Oct 28, 2012

    Courting Cate sounds amazing! Will def look it up! Love the new authors I’m ‘meeting’!!!

  219. Stephanie Queen Ludwig
    Oct 28, 2012

    All of the book son this hunt sound amazing! Courting Cate and The Stones Cry Out included. Love to win any of these books!

  220. Lourdes Montes
    Oct 28, 2012

    Can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win. =)

  221. Amber
    Oct 28, 2012

    Sounds like a great new read!

  222. Kathy
    Oct 28, 2012

    I do not read too many Amish books, a few since my mother likes them, however this one sounds interesting. Maybe because your leading lady has some spunk.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  223. paintergal
    Oct 28, 2012

    Thanks for entering me!

  224. Debra Pierce
    Oct 28, 2012

    Thanks for doing this scavenger hunt! Looking forward to checking out the book :)

  225. Wendi
    Oct 28, 2012

    scavenger hunts are so much fun!

  226. Annette G
    Oct 28, 2012

    Can’t wait to read “Courting Cate” ! This is so much fun finding new books for my library – thank you!

  227. Annette
    Oct 28, 2012

    Glad to be part of the contest. Can’t wait to read a new book!

  228. Wendy Garner
    Oct 28, 2012

    Would love to read your new book!

  229. Valerie
    Oct 28, 2012

    I love mysteries!!! Especially the type you write.

  230. MarthaE
    Oct 28, 2012

    I was raised a county away from Lancaster, PA.
    Your book sounds charming. I like Cate already.
    Thanks for sharing in the hunt and with giveaway.
    mesreads AT gmail.com

  231. Karen
    Oct 28, 2012

    My husband had a massive stroke 3 years ago and I am at home now 24/7 caring for him. I so enjoy a bit of historical fiction to take me away to various places of history. I have always loved history and a good novel can certainly get my mind off the things of the present time and into another era of time.

  232. Melinda
    Oct 28, 2012

    Rafflecopter says the contest is over, but I’m hopeful it isn’t really, as it’s not yet midnight mountain time (more than an hour to go!). Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt. I look forward to reading your books.

    • Leslie Gould
      Oct 29, 2012

      Hi, Melinda,
      It’s not over yet–go back to Lisa Bergren’s site (#1) and leave her comment if Rafflecopter isn’t cooperating. She’ll know what to do!
      Leslie

  233. Leslie Gould
    Oct 29, 2012

    This has been so much fun! I’ll random.org all of the numbers tomorrow and announce and notify the winners.

    Thank you to all who participated! You’re all amazing. Thank you for reading and for loving Christian fiction.

    Leslie

  234. Lori M
    Oct 29, 2012

    I love Shakespeare and Taming of the Shrew is one of my absolute favorites! I cannot wait to read this “retelling” of a great story. :D

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