2021 Christmas Scavenger Hunt

2021 Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Merry Christmas! Welcome to the 2021 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 authors’ blogs.

Always and Forever

I’m pleased to feature Always and Forever for this  event.

Several generations ago, my ancestors came from Sweden to America. They arrived in Minnesota, looked around and said, “Ja, hey, dis looks just like home.” They settled down, ran dairy farms and built Lutheran churches. No one left. Minnesota is a nice place, after all. One man took off to find his fortune in Montana, but he died, and they brought his body back to Minnesota for burial. No one else left until I married a military man.

Always and Forever Quilt PatternAlways and Forever, the first book in the Glory Quilts series, is set in small-town Minnesota, and it feels like home to me. It’s about a Swedish homeschooling family, and there are quilts in it!

My mother is an  expert genealogist – the kind who tracks down DNA family relationships and knows all about researching roots. She was doing it before genealogy.com made it easy! I created a genealogy.com family tree and comprehensive history for the Anderson family in the Glory Quilts books, dating back to before their family emigrated to America. (Don’t worry, fellow genealogists…  I made it private, so it won’t mess up anyone else’s trees.) Aunt Violet is the youngest in the second -generation Americans, and she makes family history quilts for each person, chronicling the important parts of their life and writing books to go with them.  She’s a lovely Christian woman and always feels a little guilty when she has to meddle in the romantic affairs of her young relatives.

The Glory Quilts books are romances, but I have to admit, I do love Aunt Violet best!

In Always and Forever, Penelope is busy transforming the old family farmhouse into her own bridal design studio when her childhood friend and sweetheart, Brian, returns to town. It takes them a while to work through old misunderstandings and the changes life has brought to both of them, but of course (since it’s a romance), they find a wonderful happily-ever-after.

The book is full of my favorite Swedish holiday traditions, from St. Lucia celebrations and decorations to all the yummy foods. Like all of my books, it features characters of all ages and circumstances. There are some funny scenes and some that are sad. Spoiler alert – it ends on a very happy, hopeful note. The final scene – the mushy one – is one of my favorites that I’ve ever written. 

Quilts, too!

I do hope you’ll check out Always and Forever. It was a delight to write, and I’m currently working on the third book in the Glory Quilts series. I’m working on a new quilt, too, because each book features its own quilt in the story and on the cover. You can buy the corresponding patterns on Etsy or from me directly HERE.

On to the 2021 Christmas scavenger hunt!

Go to the Always and Forever Amazon page HERE and click on the “Send a Free Sample” button (you can also read it in Kindle Unlimited, if you are a subscriber!)

This is my question:

What is Penny carrying as she enters the house?

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 Ciara Knight, who is telling us all about her Christmas book, Christmas Bells of Creekside. You can find her blog post HERE. Remember that the 2021 Christmas scavenger hunt round-robin will end on December 12th at 11:59 PM EST!

Have a bright and blessed Christmas season!

Cathe Swanson