Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #1

Feb 28, 2018

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Collect the clues through all 30 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!

  • The hunt BEGINS on 3/1 at noon MST
  • 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, 3/4 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
  • 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 Stop #30. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!

It is my honor to host the amazing Laura Frantz, who also happens to be on a Colonial/American Revolution bent with her new novel, The Lacemaker. People are raving about it, and being a few chapters in myself, I can certainly see why! Here’s a brief summary When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth “Liberty” Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?

And here’s Laura’s guest post…

Cover Critique!

Many readers ask which cover of my nine historical romance novels is my favorite. Hmm. I tend to say whichever cover is the latest or newest. So much goes into a cover that pops! When the art team lands on a design they feel readers will love, it’s truly worth celebrating. There’s something about opening the email of the cover you haven’t yet seen that feels like Christmas and birthday and Thanksgiving all rolled into one. So, for the moment, my favorite is The Lacemaker!

The Lacemaker’s cover features an actual 18th-century gown in a museum collection (Indiana Museum of Art), showcasing the blue sleeve and skirt with exquisite lace trim. The fact that this gown was worn by an actual woman in history makes it more meaningful to me as the author. Yet other designs were created and considered before the final cover was chosen. Take a moment and ponder these other images that came before the editorial and marketing teams at Revell…

I’m in a full blown 18th-century swoon just pondering all this lace and fabric and those poses. How does one land on a single design? Five other covers were eventually created and considered using chosen elements from this collection…

Can you choose one to the right and critique it? Which cover pops for you as they say in the industry? Which one do you feel works best on an artistic level? Do you like the colors? The font? The design? Does it tell you something about the story? Which one doesn’t work for you? What makes it less an option? Feel free to comment below!

You can see the final cover design that got the green light at Revell, above, by the summary, and in the center of the other cover designs.

Why do you think the final cover was chosen? Do you care for it? Why or why not? Inquiring authors want to know!

Thank you and happy hunting!  –Laura Frantz

LAURA FRANTZ is the bestselling author of nine historical romance novels. She lives in a log cabin in Kentucky as well as epic Washington State. Please visit her at

Here’s the Stop #1 Skinny:

You can order Laura’s book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down: We

Link to Stop #2, the Next Stop on the Loop: Laura Frantz’s own site!

But wait! Before you go, I’m offering five books to five entrants—the first in my Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy, Keturah. All you have to do is sign up to get my e-newsletter (top right of this page, green box) or note that you’re already a subscriber and open my quarterly enewsletters. Additional points to those who follow me as an author on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or on Instagram! (USA only) —Lisa

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