Monday, March 11, 2013

A Consolation Contest Just for You!

So many of you participated in the wonderful TEA WITH ROSEMARY giveaway sponsored by my publisher, Revell.  We just announced the winners last Friday.  I wish every one of you could have won a prize, but since that's not possible, I decided a consolation contest was in order.

What is a consolation contest?  Well, when you were young, did you ever attend a birthday party where the hostess gave out little consolation gifts to all the partygoers--even those not celebrating a birthday--to make the whole event more of a celebration?

That's my intention with this contest. :)

To make this even more fun, I'm turning this contest into a word puzzle scavenger hunt.  The words you'll discover will give you the chance to win one of three consolation prizes, and they'll also reveal a key plot point in the next book in my Sisters at Heart series!

Here's what you'll need to do:

1.)  Go to the Look Inside This Book section for my latest novel, When the Heart Heals, on Amazon.

2.)  Follow the prompts below, to locate the three keywords for the puzzle.

3.)  Post a comment here, with the keywords you find.

4.)  I'll select three winners by random number generator from all the correct guesses. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment!

Here's what you could win:

Three winners will receive consolation prizes.  Each prize includes a 1 oz. package of Day Dreamer Blended tea (a blend of spearmint, lemongrass, elderberries, rose buds, linden flowers, chamomile, orange peel, and red raspberry leaves), a tea brewing infuser, and a When the Heart Heals bookmark.

Ready?  Solve this word puzzle:

(Remember to find these, just click over to the Look Inside This Book section on Amazon for When the Heart Heals)

1._____________   2._______________________   3.____________________?

For blank 1:  Go to the bottom of page 12.  Count back 23 words.  Enter the 23rd word in this blank.
For blank 2:  Go to the bottom of page 28. Count back 37 words. Enter the 37th word in this blank.
For blank 3:   Go to the bottom of page 17. Count back 3 words.  Enter the 3rd word in this blank.

Think you've figured out the phrase?  Post your comment below!  I look forward to seeing your guesses.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. The first word is 'can' and the third word is 'cook'. I tried viewing this page on aol and google chrome but page 80 'is not included in this book preview' is the message I get. So, I guessing the phrase is:
    "Can you cook"


  3. Same for me the first word is can and the last word is cook. A message saying "page 37-256 are not included in this book review". So my guess is "Can you cook"...Thanks for the opportunity to win....Linda

  4. I don't own the book so finding that middle one is a problem...I also checked the first is can and the last is cook so I would think "can you cook" would be a good guess. thanks for the consolation..sometimes I miss being younger! =)

    truckredford (at) gmail (dot) come

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

  7. Eliza, Linda, and Wendy: I'm so sorry for the glitch! I've edited the blog post to work with Amazon's Look Inside the Book feature. However, your entries will count 100%, since the fault was mine. Blessings to you!
    (If you have time, just for fun go to word 37 on the bottom of page 28 for the full answer.)

  8. Can Cassie cook? I don't know but I can't wait to find out. So ready to read this book! ksucindy(at)excite(dot)com

  9. This is such a good idea for a giveaway! Thanks for the opprotunity