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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Faith, Fiction | 26 comments

Scavenger Hunt



Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you at any time need to read the instructions for how this hunt works, please visit

Hello! Glad you stopped by. I’m Sherry Kyle and I’m excited to be part of the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt.

About me—I’m an award-winning author and love to write stories for women and tween girls that ReConnect Faith and Fiction. My new novel, The Heart Stone, is my second contemporary women’s fiction with Abingdon Press. I REJOICED when I found out they wanted to publish my ‘heart-grabbing’ book about forgiveness. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four kids, taking long walks along the beach, or watching movies. We live on the coast of California with our two dogs, Sophie and Bandit.

The Heart Stone by Sherry Kyle 3D coverAbout My Book—TWO WOMEN. TWO JOURNEYS. A SEASON THAT MAY CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOREVER. When the alcoholic father of Jessica MacAllister’s son reappears in their lives, Jessica and her son to her Uncle George for advice and refuge.

Following a year of grief, Evelyn Sweeney is finally ready to move on. As she ponders her new path in life, her mind drifts to her first love, George MacAllister.

When the lives of these two women cross, they discover that one heart-shaped ring binds their stories together. But will the results be a rekindled faith and new hope? Or will it lead them both into the darkness they’ve fought for so long?


An Excerpt from the Book—

Chapter 1

Fresno, California

Jessi, it’s Andrew . . . Andrew Lawson.”
At the sound of his voice, Jessica MacAllister’s knees went limp and her palms grew moist. She sat down on the wooden stool near the kitchen counter and leaned her head on her hand, her elbow resting against the cold tile. Why was he calling? She hadn’t heard from him since he signed the papers relinquishing his rights to Jacob six years before.

“Jessi, you there?”
She fought the urge to hang up the phone. “I’m here.”
“I want to see him.”
Her heart beat a strange rhythm. She had prayed this day would never come. “Andrew, I—I—I don’t know,” she stuttered. As a speech pathologist, she prided herself on her communication skills, but this man could trip her up regardless of her training.

“We can meet at a park. I’ll sit at a distance and watch.” The desperation in his voice was palpable.

Jessica’s jaw clenched and her stomach churned. How could she trust that he wouldn’t rush up to Jacob and tell him that he was his biological father? Or worse, what if he wasn’t sober? His behavior when he was drunk could be . . . No. She wouldn’t let a man who had no part in Jacob’s upbringing suddenly waltz into his life—especially someone who had shown her the ways of the world. But Andrew wasn’t entirely to blame. She’d given in.

“No. No, that won’t work.” Jessica ran her hand through her shoulder-length hair.

“How about a restaurant? I’ll eat at a separate table. I only want to see our son.”

Our son. Jacob was not their son. He was hers and hers only. Andrew wasn’t there for her when she was pregnant or gave birth. He’d never been there. Why the sudden interest now?

You can see buying options for the book by clicking here.

My Own Contest—I’m giving away a free copy of The Heart Stone on my site here. To enter, comment below (1 entry) and tell me if you follow me on Twitter, (1 entry) and ‘like’ my Facebook author page (1 entry). Additional entries will be given if you sign up for my newsletter and blog.

Now it’s time to move on to the next stop for the Scavenger Hunt! Visit Connie Mann’s blog here.


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  3. Sherry Kyle

    And the winner is . . . Mary Shipman. Congratulations! Please send me an e-mail with your shipping address and I’ll send you a copy of The Heart Stone!

  4. Sherry Kyle

    Thank you all for participating in the Scavenger Hunt! I’m at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference right now. I’ve read all your comments and am excited about your responses to the excerpt of my April 1st release. I’ll let you know who won the drawing Tuesday evening when I return home. Thanks again for participating!


  5. Kaye Whitney

    I sent you a friend request on Facebook, but I’m just getting started with Twitter. Your book sounds great!

  6. Cassandra

    I followed you on Twitter, liked you on Facebook, and signed up for both the newsletter and the blog! I also tweeted about your stop on the hunt!

  7. Jane Squires

    I get your newsletter. Would love to win, read and review this.



    I follow on Facebook and Twitter!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. Katie N.

    After reading the excerpt I want to read more!My family an I have a dog named Bandit too!

  10. bn100

    Nice excerpt

    I signed up for the newsletter

  11. Erin Davis

    I liked your Facebook page, followed you on Twitter and subscribed to your emails and blog. Thanks for this opportunity. It’s always great to find new authors. As a “readaholic” I’m always looking for new authors in my favorite genre.

  12. Sarah

    Liked your FB page and signed up for your newsletter.

  13. Becky Lewis

    I liked your FB page.

  14. Tina Hunt

    I follow you on Twitter. I signed up for your newsletter and to receive your blog post notifications. Thanks!

  15. Randa Greer

    I liked your Face Book page!

  16. Mary Shipman

    I fell for the bait! Can’t wait to get hold of this
    With you on FB

  17. Mary

    I think you have me hooked with that excerpt!

  18. Jodi Jackson

    I follow you on Facebook, and my daughter and I love your books!

  19. Mary

    FB yes
    W9ill be looking forward to your book

  20. Stacy McLain

    This looks like an awesome book. It is so fun getting to hear about new books through these scavenger hunts. I follow you on facebook.

  21. Melanie

    I follow you on facebook and twitter and just signed up for your newsletter

  22. Skylar Holcomb

    Twitter: yes!
    Facebook: yes!

  23. Diana D

    Twitter – yes
    Facebook – yes

  24. Rebekah Johnson

    I liked you on Facebook.

  25. Laura Bennet

    Ugh…!!!! I’m hooked. Can’t wait to read more now. This scavenger hunt is pretty cool too, only not sure if I’ll have time during the conference to get it done. See you soon! I’m pretty sure I follow you on twitter, but I’m checking now to follow. And, I not only like you on FB, I love you too 🙂


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