Thursday, May 31, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Stop 17 with Lisa T. Bergren

Welcome to the first ever Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Make the loop to discover 23 new or upcoming novels, and write down the clue at each stop. 

When you know what the clues say, fill out the Rafflecopter form by June 4, 2012 (midnight EST) at, and you could be in the running for the grand prize of 23 new, autographed books (if you live in the USA; unsigned if international). 

Note: if you're the winner, you must email the complete statement within 24 hours of notification in order to claim the Grand don't miss a stop! Be ready with your answer if you're the lucky winner! No need to email it unless you receive the good word on June 5, 2012.


Scavenger Hunt Stop 17! With Lisa T. Bergren
 As a part of this scavenger hunt, I’m hosting Lisa T. Bergren. I love Lisa because she's an amazing woman but also because she wrote one of hte first Christian Romances I ever read and I still think of it from time to time. Fifteen years later! 

So it's really cool for me to be hosting her for this Scavenger Hunt, which was her genius idea!

Want some stats on her? Lisa is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold.  That's a "Wow!" number.
She’s married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia, Emma and Jack.
The book she's featuring here is Glamorous Illusions, which looks fabulous! Don't you love the over?
Here's a bit about the book:
When Cora Kensington learns she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king, her life changes forever. 

Even as she explores Europe with her new family, she discovers that the most valuable journey is within. 

The first book in the Grand Tour series takes you from the farms of Montana through England and France on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awakening, and self-discovery.

A Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Lisa:

The 2 Sources of Inspiration Behind the Grand Tour Series

#1 The Grand Tour: Ultimate Family Travel

I've been in love with travel for a while now, jazzed when I get to go someplace new and dream about how a place might impact the plot and people in one of my novels. So when I first heard about the Grand Tour, an epic tour that the wealthy sent their young adult children on--to experience the history, politics, culture and people of Europe--I knew it was an idea I wanted to incorporate in a series. For a long time, Tim and I had dreamed about a year away with the kids, doing nothing but touring. Sadly, we never won the lotto to fund it, nor felt we had the clearance from God to go after it, so I had to do my own "Grand Tour" in my imagination. That said, over the years, as I let this idea ruminate, we still managed to swing a few research trips--I took the girls to England and France, and we took the whole family to Italy. Close enough for me to spin my fictional world into high gear!

#2 The Copper Kings of Montana

But I also took inspiration from a place I've spent every summer of my life--Swan Lake, Montana. I wanted my heroine to be a simple girl, raised on a farm, before she was swept up into the complex world of the wealthy. And right around the corner from my folks' lake place is a grand, old estate once owned by real copper kings of Montana, Kootenai Lodge. If you want to drool over it with me, check out the new developer's multi-million-dollar "cabins" he has for sale...and catch a glimpse of the lake where Cora first meets her half-siblings, before heading out to tour Europe with them.
Check out the Kootenai Lodge's site! *drool*: []

Taken from her one-room house on the eastern plains of Montana, and into the sumptuous, opulent world of the Kensingtons and Morgans, Cora must grapple with where she draws her truest identity, when everything she has known disappears like dust behind her.

I hope this glimpse into the two main factors that birthed my new Grand Tour Series sparks your interest, and you'll check out Glamorous Illusions soon!

You can pick up a copy of Lisa's book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore. 

Find out more about this author at
The Scavenger Hunt Skinny
Mosey along, Hunters, to STOP #18: Robin Lee Hatcher's blog, to pick up your next clue.
But before you go, write down this STOP #17 clue: book 

It's BONUS time! Don't you love bonus time? 

Look to the right to find my Facebook Page, or scroll down to see my Twitter feed and click on one to join me on one of these social media sites. and I'll put your name in for a chance to win Love Lifted Me or The Wedding Dress. 


Anonymous said...

I have recently discovered your books. They are wonderful! I love your humor and glimpses of southern life. Even my husband enjoys reading them!

Jackie Tessnair said...

I liked you on facebook...I am looking forward to reading your books.You are a new author to me.Thanks

Melanie said...

I've been wanting to read The Wedding Dress! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

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Marianne said...

Glad you are part of this scavenger hunt,it's fun connecting with my favorite authors. i have already read The Wedding Dress, and posted a review at

Cyndi said...

I've been hearing LOTS of good things about 'The Wedding Dress'! Definitely on my TBR list! I've 'liked' you on fb. :)

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Rachel Hauck said...

Thanks all for stopping by! :) I'll post the winners to my personal raffle tomorrow!