2021 Christmas Scavenger Hunt Round-Robin: Mistletoe & Murder

Merry Christmas! Welcome to the annual Christmas Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!

Here’s how it works: At each author’s blog post, you will find a question that can be answered by checking out the free Amazon preview of their book. Provide the answer at this form. Note: You must answer the questions for every author in the round-robin to be considered to win the $250 first place, $150 second place or $100 third place Amazon gift cards. These prizes are USD values. (If you are not a U.S. resident, you will get a gift card from the Amazon store for your country; however, it will be valued at these USD amounts.)

At the end of my post is a link to the next blog, who will provide a link to the next blog, etc., to the very end, creating a circle (a round-robin) visit through all of the participating authors’ blogs.

Let me introduce you to my Christmas novella, Mistletoe & Murder. I enjoyed writing this romantic suspense story with a Cyrano de Bergerace storyline. As a writer, I’ve always been intrigued by the story of two people falling in love through letters.

When my husband and I were dating, we wrote a lot of emails back and forth—one of the modern-day equivalent of letters! One of my daughters (a college freshman) loves the movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” which is one of many iterations of that storyline.

In Mistletoe & Murder, the letters happened offstage, and are only referenced as part of the background of the current happenings. Here’s more about the plot of Mistletoe & Murder:

Alec Stratman comes home to Twin Oaks, Virginia, after his Army retirement to contemplate his reentry into civilian life. Instead he’s greeted with the murder of his beloved Great-Aunt Heloise.

For Isabella Montoya, the loss of Heloise Stratman Thatcher goes beyond the end of a job. Heloise had encouraged Isabella to follow her dreams and helped fund her studies. Now, accused of her mentor’s murder, Isabella is scrambling to prove her innocence.

Since his great-aunt had written glowing letters about Isabella, Alec is unwilling to believe the police’s suspicion of the former housekeeper. Instead, he works to help clear her name.

Will Isabella and Alec be able to navigate the secrets that threaten to derail their budding romance and uncover the truth about Heloise’s death before the killer strikes again?

Now, it’s time to continue the scavenger hunt! Go to the book on Amazon at this link.

What valley does the house have a view of?

When you have the answer, fill out this form and head on to the next blog!

Thank you so much for visiting! The next author on the tour is Carole Brown, who is telling us all about her Christmas book, Sabotaged Christmas. You can find it at this link. Remember, the 2021 Christmas Scavenger Hunt Round-Robin will end on December 12th at 11:59 PM EST!

As a special BONUS to my blog visitors, I’m giving away 5 print copies of my romantic suspense novel, Dangerous Christmas Memories (US addresses only). All you have to do to enter is to tell us about your favorite Christmas memory in the comments section. This giveaway is open through December 12. Winners will be contacted directly the week of December 13.