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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #4

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!

If you’re just joining us, the hunt begins at www.lisatawnbergren.com, with Stop #1. If you complete the loop of 26 stops, writing down the clue on each author’s site, you can enter to win all 25 books as well as Amazon gift cards, an iPad and more!

Without further ado, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my guest for the Scavenger Hunt, Karen Barnett, author of Where the Fire Falls: A Vintage National Parks Novel.

Here’s her professional bio:
Karen Barnett is a former national park ranger and the award-winning author of six novels. Her latest books, The Vintage National Parks novels, feature adventure-filled historical romances set in some of our country's most beautiful national parks.

Here’s the summary of her latest book:
At the height of the roaring twenties, artist Olivia Rutherford can’t resist the lure of illustrating for a national magazine, even if it means returning the site of her family’s unraveling—Yosemite National Park. Clark Johnson, the back-country guide hired to escort her around the Valley, is hiding a few tales of his own. Can they find healing in Yosemite’s rugged landscape, or will their secrets put them both at risk?

You can purchase her book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore.

And here’s her EXCLUSIVE content that you’ll only find in this hunt!

Guest post by Karen Barnett, author of Where the Fire Falls: A Vintage National Parks Novel

Cities and small towns are filled with lovely churches and cathedrals, but as a nature-loving girl, I can’t imagine anything better than a sweet little chapel hidden in the mountains somewhere. In the past few years, I’ve been doing a lot of research into our national parks for the series I’m writing for WaterBrook & Multnomah, The Vintage National Parks Novels. Did you know that there are actually quite a few houses of worship in our parks?

While I was growing up, my family made many trips to Mount Rainier, and spotting the Historic Elbe Church always told me that we were getting close. The church with its tall steeple sits alongside the famous “Mountain Highway” that leads to the park’s Nisqually entrance. This tiny (18 by 24 foot) building was erected in 1906 and still holds services on the third Sunday of the month, March through November. I think this is where my passion for sweet little chapels originated.

It wasn’t until I visited Yosemite to do research for Where the Fire Falls that I realized some national parks actually had churches on site. The Yosemite Chapel was built in 1879 and moved to its present location (facing Yosemite Falls) in 1901. I knew on first glance that my hero and heroine needed to spend a pivotal moment on the rustic steps of that little reddish-brown chapel. When faced with the grandeur of Yosemite, what else can you do but worship the One who designed it?

My next novel, Ever Faithful (available now for preorder) is set at Yellowstone National Park, which happens to be home to yet another lovely historic church. The Mammoth chapel was constructed in 1913, while the US Army was still responsible for protecting the land. The structure, made of native sandstone, blends well with the other buildings in Fort Yellowstone, and is definitely worth a visit.

Whether or not a park has a chapel, you can still find worship opportunities. For anyone who is interested in supporting worship in our national parks, or attending a service while traveling, I’d encourage you to contact A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (http://www.acmnp.com). This group helps to coordinate volunteer ministry teams that serve in campgrounds and lodges around the nation. Every weekend you can find these faithful individuals leading prayer, singing songs, and giving thanks for the beautiful creation.

Interested in finding more chapels in our parks? Here are a few to look for. I’m constantly on the search for more. Let me know if you’ve found one!

  • El Cristo Rey and Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park.
  • The Presidio Chapel andThe Chapel of Our Lady, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
  • The Churches of Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Chapel of the Transfiguration, Grand Teton National Park.
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Grand Teton National Park.

Thanks for stopping by on the hunt! Before you go, make sure you WRITE DOWN THIS CLUE: there

Got it down?? Great! Your next stop is #5, Karen Barnett’s site. And if you get lost, a complete list of the loop with links can be found on LisaBergren.com.

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I want to give one lucky person my entire Daughters of His Kingdom Series books for FREE! I will send all 6 of them to the winner in ebook format if you complete the 2 simple steps below. Just visit my Facebook page and then sign up for my Book Newsletter. That's it!

41 Comments

  1. Sharon March on October 25, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I love hiking and so this series in the National Parks sounds like something I’d like to read.

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Hi! Yes, I want to read them too! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Beverly Duell-Moore on October 25, 2018 at 10:29 am

    They sound like great books but, I don’t have an e-reader.

  3. Carrie Pennington on October 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    These look good!

  4. Ashley on October 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I have read the first three and loved them! I would love to have the rest!

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you Ashely! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  5. Sunny Gosnell Olsen on October 25, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I love your books!

  6. Karen on October 25, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I already have Amber’s series so I won’t enter, but thank you for sharing thie info about those beautiful chapels! I love the idea of worshiping in God’s creation.

  7. Lual Krautter on October 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy!

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Lual! If you follow my newsletter you’ll be notified anytime I am doing a giveaway for my paperback books. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  8. Nancy on October 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I don’t read e-books, but I wish I could win some paperback copies. Your job as a park ranger is one job I’ve wanted to do, it seems like the perfect job.

    Romans 10:9-13; John 3:16-21

  9. Kim Bakos on October 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, thanks for being so generous, but not entering since I don’t do ebooks.

  10. Tashia Jennings on October 25, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you for this truly remarkable chance!

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 10:19 am

      Of course! I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy! <3

  11. Pat Moore on October 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Subscribed & love historical fiction.

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Historical fiction/romance is my favorite!

  12. Linda Palmer on October 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Karen’s book, Where the Fire Falls sounds really good. I’ve never read anything by Amber Lynn. But her books sound good also.

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Linda! Thank you for stopping by! Have fun on this amazing hunt! 🙂

  13. Linda Palmer on October 25, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    All the books by Karen and Amber Lynn sound great! I confess, I’ve never read any of Amber Lynn’s books.

  14. Sherry Moe on October 25, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    You are a new author to me so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win. 😁 I love your book covers and I think it’s awesome that you’re the beautiful model.

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Sherry, thank you so much!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you as well!! Wonderful of you to stop by!

      • Sherry Moe on October 31, 2018 at 11:27 am

        Hello! Do you know if there’s a list somewhere of the winners? I’m trying to go to each authors website and/or Facebook page but I’m not finding anything about the winners.

  15. debi donatelli on October 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful colors on your covers and site! Enjoyed visiting!

  16. Kathy on October 25, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    These stories sound wonderful! I’m looking forward to reading them!

  17. Teri DiVincenzo on October 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    You’re both new authors to me…such a fun way to introduce yourselves! Love the info about the chapels! Trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Linda Marie Finn on October 26, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Oh I would love to read this whole series ! I am so glad your on the hunt this year! Its my 3rd year doing the hunt…
    I have to say I just so loved the cover of your books, fell in love with the first in this series…
    Blessings
    Linda Marie Finn
    Faithful Acres Books

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Linda! I am SO thrilled to be a part of it this year–its so much fun! I love connecting with readers and this is such a wonderful way to do it! I appreciate your kind words about my covers, That’s so nice of you! Warmly,
      Amber

  19. Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 10:23 am

    All these comments are so wonderful! Thank you all for stopping by, what a thrill!! <3

  20. Caryl Kane on October 26, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I’ve been wanting to read Amber’s series! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      You bet!! I hope you get a chance to read them! 🙂

  21. Karen Hadley on October 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    The covers are absolutely stunning.

    • Amber Perry on October 26, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      Well, thank you, Karen!! I hope sometime you’ll get to read the stories!

  22. Lusa Harness on October 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Love reading about different timesbin history, but also truly enjoy reading about places. Your books set in the National Parks, yay!

  23. Andrea Fisher on October 27, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Thanks, Amber for hosting Karen Barnett, I have read the first in the series of Vintage National Parks Novels and the second one Where the Fire Falls sits in my stack of “to read” books. If life every lets me breathe a bit I’ll get them all read and then on to some new authors I’m meeting here for the first time!

  24. Stephanie on October 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Loved reading that you modeled for all of your covers! How cool! 😉

  25. Amanda on October 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing about your covers. They are stunning! They must be so fun to create!

  26. Carol Smith on October 27, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Love you covers. You are a new author to me. So glad
    to meet you.
    This is my first scavenger hunt.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Virginia Winfield on October 28, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Your books look really good. Glad you are on the scavenger hunt.

  28. Deborah Rolman on October 28, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Glad you are on the scavenger hunt this time. The books sound great and the covers are beautiful. I’m definitely adding your books to my “want to read” list.

  29. Christine Marriott on October 28, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Your covers are gorgeous! It was fun to read about how you are the model for them. 🙂 So unique!

  30. Jessica on October 28, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Awesome opportunity, thank you!

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