Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! This is Stop #11 If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1 and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!
The hunt BEGINS on 10/15 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com.
Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/18 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.
Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the CLUE on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop, back on Lisa’s site. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
Hi! I'm Deborah Raney and I’ve been writing novels for over twenty-six years now. My favorite topics to write about are family drama and women's relationships—always with a touch of romance—since love makes the world go 'round, right? You can follow me on social media from the links right here on www.deborahraney.com. (Click the Home button to find easy access to those links.) My newest release is the third book in my Chandler Sisters Novels series, Finding Wings. Here’s a peek:
Rafe Stuart is unable to forgive himself for a childhood mistake that had grave repercussions. And no matter how many lives he saves now as a first responder, he can’t ever seem to do enough penance to free his soul from that decades-old tragedy. There definitely isn’t room in his wounded heart for love; it’s much too dangerous.
When these two struggling souls encounter each other, sparks fly. But they’re both scared the fire that might result could destroy them--and the others around them. How can they begin to trust God to have the best for them and real purpose for their lives beyond what they’ve dreamed . . . or feared?
And speaking of sisters, as the bossy eldest of five, I probably drove my poor sisters crazy at times. My Chandler Sisters Novels were inspired by my wonderful friendship with my own sisters. I was blessed to grow up with three sisters, and because we lived on a Kansas farm eight miles from the nearest town, my sisters were my playmates and dearest friends. I’m the oldest with only a year between Vicky and me, two years between Vicky and Kim, and then our “baby” sister, Bev, came along when I was eight. (We have an incredible brother, too—the second to youngest—and I never want to leave him out! But this series is about sisters!) My family was devastated when Kim was killed in a car accident as a newlywed of only three months. But one small silver lining of her death was that we all became even closer, realizing that time is so very short.
|This was before our baby sister came along when I was 8.|
Of course, in writing a series about sisters, I wouldn’t dare spill any of the secrets my sisters and I share. For one thing, good stories need conflict and tension, and my sisters and I love each other too much and get along too well to make a very good story. What I have hoped to capture with Reason to Breathe, Chasing Dreams, and Finding Wings, is the special bond sister’s share—the family history they share with no one else, the lifetime friendship that goes deeper than mere friends could ever be. My sisters are the greatest friends God could ever have given me, and some of the greatest gifts in my life.
|With my sisters, Beverly and Vicky, at my nephew's wedding this past summer.|
Here are the Stop #11 Basics:
If you’re interested, you can order Finding Wings on Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com, or at your local bookstore!
Clue to Write Down: good
Link to Stop #12, the Next Stop on the Loop: Ronie Kendig’s site!
But wait! Before you go, I’m offering a full set of the three Chandler Sisters Novels to one lucky entrant. All you have to do to enter is join Deborah Raney Reader Group on Facebook. If you’re already a member, you're already entered! (But sorry, U.S. members only.)