Mistletoe Memories Treasure Hunt!
Sometimes the owner of the old house on Schooley's Mountain finds things stored in the attic. It's your job to collect those items as you travel to each blog on the Mistletoe Memories Treasure Hunt. Read the post about the featured novella and see what the unique giveaways are. You will find the item on the antique post card further down the page.
Giveaways are available on each post and the grand prize is the lovely 12.5" x 18" Christmas banner pictured at the left.
Barbour Publishing, September 2013
by Lisa Karon Richardson, and Jennifer AlLee, Carla Olson Gade, and Gina Welborn
For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. ~Hebrews 3:4
One of America’s earliest summer resorts began atop the majestically wooded Schooley’s Mountain where the mecca of chalybeate springs (or “magic water”) drew visitors from near and far. Eventually the magic water disappeared, but the memories remained. Folks who live there tell the stories they heard from their grandparents who heard them from their grandparents. The four stories in MISTLETOE MEMORIES cover the almost 200 years after the house was built and center around a house that became a refuge that became an orphanage that became a home.
Midnight Clear by Lisa Karon Richardson:
Olympia Paris has never had a family outside the orphanage where she grew up. After "graduating" from the orphanage, she stayed on to teach and has now inherited the task of running the home. On the brink of another lean Christmas, Olympia thinks she's content with her lot. She’d just really like to give the children something to celebrate. Then Theodore Carstairs arrives at Schooley’s Mountain. He had been adopted years ago. But now he's back, with big plans to revitalize the town by rebuilding the resort. He’s intent on playing Father Christmas to most of the town. It's too bad he'll have to tear down the orphanage to do it.
Author's favorite character:
Sorry, but trying to name my favorite of these characters is like trying to name my favorite child. I love them all! I love Olympia's spunk and her passion for the children in her care. I love Teddy's journey. And I love all six of the orphans who make up Olympia's family.
A tin of Harney and Sons
Hot Cinnamon Tea. (It's awesome and just perfect for curling up with a Christmasy anthology!)
Post the answer to the question from your previous stop on the Mistletoe Memories Treasure Hunt (unless you started here). Answer the question below and bring your answer to the next blog and post it in the comment area. If this is your first stop you will return here and post an answer after visiting the third stop. Then you will be eligible for the giveaway on this page.
Let the joy of Christmas ring through the house! What decorations have you found?
Now please visit Jennifer AlLee, author of Comfort and Joy, the fourth novella in Mistletoe Memories to find the next treasure!
Pinterest (check my Mistletoe Memories pin board while you are there!)
Feel free to share a favorite Christmas memory when you comment.
Do you have a mistletoe memory?
Do you have a mistletoe memory?