Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #27!!!!

Welcome to stop #27 of the 2016 Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! I'm Ruth Logan Herne and I'm thrilled to be hosting my friend and fellow bestselling author Melanie Dickerson! I love Mel and her books! Now here's the thing... there are lots of stops on this hunt. If you get lost... if you take a wrong turn through and enchanted fairytale-type wood... Go back to the start right here: Lisa Bergren's Site, Stop #1!

Don't rush... The hunt goes on all weekend, and we're delighted you came by! Enjoy yourself, check out the extra embedded contests and above all... have fun!

From the amazing Melanie Dickerson, author of "The Silent Songbird"... and so many other wonderful books!

Research: How I Included a Real Medieval Castle, a King and Church Graffiti in My Book

The Silent Songbird is set in England in the late 1300s. Part of the plot is that the heroine, Evangeline, is the ward of King Richard II, who was only about 18 or 19 during the time of my story. My plot dictates that the story begins at one of the king’s residences. So I had to do some research on King Richard II’s castles and palaces, and I ended up choosing Berkhamsted Castle as the setting for the story.

The only problem—or is it a good thing?—is that the real Berkhamsted Castle is just a ruin, and little is known about what it actually looked like in the late 1300s.

About all that’s left of Berkhamsted Castle today.

One of two moats that once surrounded Berkhamsted Castle.


I found a wonderful site on the internet by The Berkhamsted Local History and Museum Society, https://berkhamsted-castle.org.uk which answered many of my questions, but since I did not want to violate any known facts about the castle, I ended up emailing the Society Chairman, Mrs. Jenny Sherwood. She was a delightful correspondent and kindly answered all my questions. I was so grateful for her help, and it lent an element of excitement for me to use an actual English castle.

And since I was using King Richard II as a character in my novel, I wanted to get everything right about him, from his hair color to his personality. I hope I managed to come close to the real person.




Richard II, a very young king whose life ended tragically.

It was exciting to put a real face to an English king who has not been treated very kindly by historians, though the opinion of him has swung back toward favorability in the last few decades. I found him both likeable and his history fascinating.

These were people and places I already knew I wanted to use, but I also found something I wasn’t looking for: Medieval church graffiti.

While sitting in the library waiting for my daughter, I picked up an Archeology magazine and read an article about how Medieval people used to carve their prayers into the walls of the church or on the baptismal font. If your loved one was setting sail on a ship, you might carve a picture of that ship on the wall along with the date they left, asking God to keep them safe.



Or if your family was sick with the plague, you might carve their initials into the wall along with the date, a way of getting God to “see” your prayer.


I was so touched by this that I incorporated it into a couple of scenes in my book when my heroine is sad and desperate and searching for answers.


Thanks for reading this post about the research for The Silent Songbird, and thanks to Ruthy for hosting me! Enjoy the Scavenger Hunt!



Buy The Silent Songbird on:

AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE
CHRISTIAN BOOK dot COM

Information you need to complete the hunt, darlings!

Here's your clue:  "in the"....  And your next stop is Melanie Dickerson's site RIGHT HERE!!!!  But first, jump in on the extra contest below!



 I'm so glad you've come by for the hunt, and I'm loving meeting all these folks! I'm running a separate contest for TWO copies of "Back in the Saddle" my first Double S Ranch western romance... 



Leave me a comment below, and if you sign up for my newsletter, I'll double your chances for the book.... And huge thanks for coming by today, for taking part in our scavenger hunt! Wishing you lots of luck, my friends... 

To be added to my newsletter list, you can either leave your e-mail below or send it to me at loganherne@gmail.com and I'll add you in... with the extra chance for Back in the Saddle!

Thanks so much for coming by.... for being part of the hunt and mostly for your appreciation and love for great Christian fiction! Have fun and best of luck to you!

Ruthy

241 comments:

  1. I am having some trouble in trying to sign up for your newsletter. When I click on the link provided, I only get a blank page. I think I may already be signed up but I'm not sure. I would love to read your books! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. Oh, Medieval Graffiti is interesting. Acutally, if I recall there is a whole book on it. Not sure what to think about Richard II. He seemed to get up the noses of his nobles, and really did not do right by his Uncle, Duke John at the end, but was he a nice chap to know personally?

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    1. I was amazed by the graffiti thing! I had no idea until Melanie sent me this post!

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    2. English Lady,
      Richard II was much-hated through history, but recent historians have been changing his image. Apparently he was maligned by his enemies, but he really was not a bad person. He seemed to have a happy marriage, was a loyal fellow, but perhaps did not have the best judgment when it came to his advisers. I believe he was very brave as a teen, and he probably was a nice guy, at least in the early days of his reign.

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    3. True, there is good and bad in everyone, and the circumstances lead to vilification (although even as a historian, I must confess there are some who would try to say Vlad the Impaler and Elizabeth Bathory weren't so bad, if given the chance).
      He was brave to deal with the Peasant's Revolt, and yes, like several other Kings he did have a happy marriage.

      The problem is we tend to only focus on certain aspects I supposed. I learned recently that Henry V, best known as a warrior, not only composed his own musicial score, but also played three instruments including the harp.

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    4. I am dazzled by your knowledge ladies!!!!

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  9. Thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt! It's so fun to learn more about favorite authors, and discover some new ones along the way! I would love to be added to your mailing list (lifeofliterature@gmail.com)!

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  12. Oh my goodness kindred spirits (my name is Ruth but all my friends call me Ruthy). :) I would love to receive your newsletter ruth_thomas34@yahoo.com and also get a extra chance to read this book. You have no idea how badly I wanted to get this book and just haven't had the money to yet! It just keeps beckoning me its one I want to own no doubt about that! Thank you so much for doing this scavenger hunt!! :)

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  19. I would have never thought that would carve on the church walls! That's amazing!
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  22. I am intrigued by the description of Home On The Range. So I'll definitely enter the contest and sign up for the newsletter. I will send an email rather than put mine out here. Thanks! :-)

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  34. I sent an email. Looking forward to your newsletter. Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt this year. It's been fun.

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  37. You're a new author for me! Glad to be introduced to you through this scavenger hunt! Looking forward to getting to know you and your writing!

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  39. Loved reading about your books. I look forward to reading them!

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  43. I'll definitely have to look into your books! Looks like my sort of book!

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  44. Allyson, I think you'll love them. I am having the best time writing sweet stories that make folks laugh... and cry. "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion!" (Truvy, Steel Magnolias) :) LOVE IT!!!

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  45. My email: artgiote at gmail dot com
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  48. Thanks so much for this opportunity! This is my first scavenger hunt and it's a lot of fun!

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  49. Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt. Your western book looks great. I can't wait to read it!

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  50. I've never read any of your books, but I'm excited too! They're right up my alley!

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  56. I enjoy the scavenger hunt! I always find new authors to enjoy.

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  57. Back in the Saddle looks great, looking forward to reading it.

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  61. I am enjoying the scavenger hunt so much. I'm sending you my email to sign me up for your newsletter! Thanks!!

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  62. I am commenting and signing up for your newsletter....I love your books and enjoy your facebook page.

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  64. Thanks for a chance for your giveaway book and thanks for being a part of this interesting scavenger hunt I have learned a lot on these sites..I so enjoy it

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  65. I saw Home on the Range posted on another blog (Just Commonly) and have been entering her giveaway daily, hoping to win it!

    Melanie Dickerson's retellings always make me want to learn more about history.
    Dianna

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  66. I'd love to win a copy of your book. Even if I don't win, I'm hoping to read it. Thanks for writing Christian fiction. :)

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  67. I would love to win a copy of your book! Thank you for participating in the hunt! I'm "meeting" so many new authors!

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  68. Your book looks delightful! Thanks for participating!

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  69. Love books about cowboys and brothers!

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  70. Signing up for your newsletter now - dmoore204@hotmail.com

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  71. I'd love the chance to win Back in the Saddle. Please also sign me up for your newsletter. Thanks!

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  72. I think I am already signed up for your letter but my email is lelandandbecky at reagan dot com Thanks for being part of the hunt! It reminds me of how many authors I have yet to read their books.

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  73. Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt! Please add me to your email list for your newsletter. My email is psderuiter at sympatico dot ca Would love to receive your book so I can start reading it!

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  74. Add me to your newsletter subscription. Almost finished with the Hunt! j4fortner(at)att(dot)net
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  75. Love the covers of your books. Definitely make me want to add you to my reading list.

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  76. Thank you for taking part in the scavenger hunt, it's been fun! Please add me to your mailing list. jslegspoet(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks :)

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  78. Ruth, I'd love to read Back in the Saddle! I won a copy of Home on the Range, and I can't wait to read it as well! Thanks for sharing such cool information about Melanie's books. I find the history of the UK and Ireland so fascinating, especially because some of my ancestors came from there. Please add me to your email list. Thank you! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  79. I am looking forward to reading your books and I would like to sign up for your newsletter. Thanks! y3lily(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt! I'm truly enjoying my journey through all the different authors and books I've not heard about. I loved the background about King Richard II and his castle. That was fascinating. Of course, I'd love to be signed up for your newsletter. My email is palmerhm@gmail.com. Thanks again!

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  81. Western romances are favorite! Looking forward to "discovering" your books!

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  82. Your Double S Ranch series sounds great!

    I'd also love to get your newsletter :)
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  83. I haven't read any of your books to date,
    but I have "Hope for the Holidays" on KF.
    I hang out on the Love-Inspired Books page, so I see your name a lot .. hope I get around to reading them soon!

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  85. I would also like to be added to your list.

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  86. Glad you are participating in the Scavenger Hunt.

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  87. I know I'm having trouble too with signing up for the newsletter....
    Ooo I love westerns....this sounds good.!!!!

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  89. I love reading Westerns. I hope I win this book. It sounds interesting.

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  90. I don't usually read westerns but this book sounds very interesting to me. thanks for letting us get to know you a little better

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  92. I had to comment because--well, besides FREE books!--my name is Ruthie, too!!! Thanks so much for being part of the scavenger hunt!

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  93. THANKS bunches for a giveaway op :) I'd love your newsletter & to read you for the 1st time. Love trying new authors! bethanymarks@icloud.com

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  94. HI Ruthy!

    I Love the hunt! Having so much fun. Thanks for the interesting post. :D

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  95. BTW, please add me to your mail list!
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  100. Sign me up! I LOVE your books! My favorite recently was More than a Promise. Those boys were sure ornery! :)
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  102. Ruthy, please check and see if I'm signed up for your newsletter. Thank you!!

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  103. Add me please and enter my name in the Stetson! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net for your next newsletter I am looking forward to receiving! What fun!!

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  104. I'm loving this hunt and I'd love to win a copy of Back in the Saddle. Please add me to your mailing list - caitlinmmccutcheon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. Thank you for a chance to win your book! I would like to be added to your mailing list. lisey(dot)boss(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. Would love a copy of your book!
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  107. I believe I am subscribed Ruth but you can double check that and add me if you would. I would love to read your new book, it sounds so good and love the cover too !
    Blessings to you....off to bet a fire going in the wood furnace today !
    Waving to you from Red Creek !!!
    Love ya
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  108. I love horses. Which is one reason I enjoyed the Heartland series so much. Your book looks so awesome.

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  109. Hi Ruth, I think you have the most comments of all the people on "The Hunt", we know why don't we???
    thanks for sharing about Melanine and her book, interesting isn't it that the Songbird is silent???
    Paula O

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  110. I am very interested in reading your work. Thank you for hosting this awesome bonus contest! I would like to added to your newsletter please. Thank you. iammybeloveds0890@gmail.com

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  111. Thanks for the post, was interesting to read! I would love to sign up for your newsletter. lieniitte (at) gmail (dot) com

    I've read a few of Melanie Dickerson's books, they were great! And now am also interested in reading yours, would love a chance to win a copy! :)

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  112. Thanks for being part of this scavenger hunt! I love doing these as I always find something new to read or am reminder of ones I haven't read for awhile.

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  114. Adding your books to my must read list! Add me to your newsletter please carinseinc(at)gmail.com!

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  118. Ruth- you are a" new to me" author so its very nice thought this scavenger hunt to discover you and your books- look forward to reading them! Thank you for helping to host this !

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  119. Hello Ruthy! I am a newsletter subscriber. I would love a copy of your new book.
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  122. What a different story, a father dedicated to raising his children after his wife dies. I can't wait to read it! Ill send you can email to add me to your newsletter list. Thank you for participating.

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    1. Got the e-mail!!!! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  123. Love the cover please sign me up for the newsletter txdeena74@yahoo.com

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  124. Thank you so much for participating in the scavenger hunt and for offering the giveaway! I have enjoyed it. You are a new-to-me author, and I've already requested a book from the library! Please add me to your email list. My address is lindquistrandi at gmail dot com. Thanks again!!!

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    1. Randi, got it!!! Huge thank yous for requesting the book from the library... I just found out that Home on the Range got an amazing review from Library Journal... and I'm so thrilled with how the librarians and booksellers are loving this series!!!

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  125. Hi Ruthy! So happy to see you here on the Scavenger Hunt. I love seeing favorite authors here as well as meeting new ones. Thank you for being part of the hunt and for offering the giveaway. Please add me to your newsletter mailing list. Thank you. Have a blessed week! :)

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    1. Hi, Angi!!! Thanks for stopping by here and I'm tucking you on the list!

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  126. Hi Ruthie --I think I might be already subscribed, but please add me if I'm not!

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    Loved reading some background on Melanie's new book --looking forward to reading it also! =)

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    1. Jen, so nice to see you here! I'm double checking to make sure you're on the list, sweet thing!

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  127. So interesting - I never knew about church graffiti and I love the thought of it. Please add me to your newsletter - looking forward to reading one of your books..crochetsisters@yahoo.com

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  128. Very interesting info.! I would be so excited to win your book!
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  129. I would like to receive your newsletter at grandaddya[at]Comcast[dot]net.

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  130. Please, please, please sign me up for your newsletter. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com. In fear of sounding redundant, I'm going to copy/paste my comment from the Overcoming With God blog since I just commented on that post today, as well. :)

    First of all, I will read ANYTHING Ruth writes! (Well, even I have my limits, but Ruth hasn't crossed them yet) With that out of the way, I have an even greater affinity for the Double S Ranch series - and NOT because of the cowboys, but that certainly helps. Am I right?! ;-) No, it's because I am a die-hard Washingtonian and I love that this series takes place in the state I call home. I'm loving this series so much that I've already pre-ordered Book three, Peace in the Valley. (Granted, I usually pre-order all her books) With this recent series and now the novella, Silent Night, Star-lit Night, also taking place in WA, Ruth Logan Herne has catapulted into the "Bestest Author" zone! :)

    Please do not enter me into this giveaway. I already (of course) own the first book from the Double S Ranch series.

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    1. Terrill, I have loved working in Washington State and hope I can set more books there. What a marvelously undiscovered gem your state is! I love it! Did you know that my historical novella in "Cowboy Christmas Homecoming" is set there, too? I went back about a hundred and thirty years and tucked a historical into the very same place where the Staffords are living now! It was so much fun to set the tone for how that area developed... and it's so quaint and beautiful now, I can just imagine how settlers fell in love with it! Thank you so much for your kind words... and thank you for living in that beautiful state! We can share a Cle Elum Bakery Maple bar together!!!

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  131. Hi Ruthy! I think you already have me on your newsletter list and I have/LOVE Back in the Saddle. Just had to drop by and give you a internet HUG!

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