Welcome to the Back to School Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the inaugural B. Throughout this hunt, we hope you discover some new books and get to know a little more about us.

A few things before you dive into my blog:

This hunt is a blog hop. Collect the “clues” (pieces to the longer phrase) at each stop. Enter the individual giveaways along the way, then click on the link to the next stop and repeat until you reach #28, where you will input the full phrase as your entry to the grand prize drawing.

The hunt begins August 30, 2023, at noon EST, and ends September 4, 2023, so you have plenty of time to visit each stop. If you need to step away and come back later, make a note of the last stop you visited, and go to this post with the list of all stops on the hunt.

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Now, on to my blog!

One of the things I loved about starting school (besides the coming fall weather!) was the blank slate each new school year or college semester offered. Even if I was returning to the same school as last year, the chance to learn new things and meet new people excited me. In middle and high school and in college, I also had the feeling I could be whoever I wanted to be, that if I wanted to reinvent myself, I could–especially when I started a new school.

Maybe you’ve felt that way too–that the start of a new school year meant a fresh opportunity to change something about who you were before. In my featured book, The Dark Guest, Violet Lundy has started a new life in Fairfax, Virginia, but she’s done so to hide her true identity. When she’s discovers she’s become a target of a mysterious person, she’s reluctant to share her past with the hero, Dr. Henry Silverton. But events conspire to reveal her past, and Violet and Henry find themselves working together to save themselves.

Patricia Bradley, author of The Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, said this about The Dark Guest, book one in my  Cold War Legacy Series: “Once I started reading The Dark Guest, I could not put it down. The story captures the reader in the first chapter and doesn’t let go until the last. Sarah Hamaker has created wonderful characters to root for as she takes them on a dangerous, twisty journey to the truth.”

Want to learn more about The Dark Guest? When Violet Lundy isn’t cleaning rooms at Happy Hills Assisted Living Facility, she loves spending her free time with resident Rainer Kopecek. Hearing his stories of the dangerous life he led behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin makes her own life seem more tolerable. But when Rainer is found dead and his room in disarray, Violet suspects foul play.

Dr. Henry Silverton lives among his books, teaching and writing about the Cold War. A letter about an East German traitor known only as “The Wolf” propels Henry out of academia and into Violet’s life. Together, they embark on a perilous quest to uncover the truth about Rainer’s death and the traitor’s identity.

Can Violet and Henry uncover the secrets of the past before one of them ends up as The Wolf’s next victim?

You can still get an ebook copy of The Dark Guest for only 99 cents on Amazon or other ebook retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Apple.

If you join my mailing list during the contest, you’ll be entered into a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

PS: If you’re interested in why I named this book The Dark Guest, I explain all here.

PSS: Did I forget to mention The Dark Guest won the 2023 Selah Fiction Book of the Year? Plus the 2023 Selah Award in romantic suspense?

Here is your next clue: which you

Next stop: Stop #10 Kara Leigh Miller https://karaleighmiller.blogspot.com/2023/08/BTSChristianFictionHunt10.html