Christian Fiction Scavenger Stop # 14

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, you’ll want to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!

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  • The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
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  • There’s NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 11/6!) So take your time, and read each post along the way; our hope is that you discover many new authors/new books.
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Old friends and new friends,

It’s so fun to host my buddy, Leslie Gould.

I met Leslie about eight years ago during a marketing seminar and instantly liked her. How could I not?  She’s true, talented, and one of the genuinely kindest people you’ll ever meet.

Here’s a quick description of her latest novel:

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Virginia, 1705

Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman—until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister Berta has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World?

 

Williamsburg, Virginia, 1704: What did they eat?

by Leslie Gould

My husband and I visited Williamsburg, Virginia in July of 2015 to research My Sister’s Prayer, the second in the Cousins of the Dove series, co-authored with Mindy Starns Clark. The novel is a timeslip story that takes place both in present day Richmond and in 1704 Williamsburg. Historical Williamsburg is set in 1776 so, through every step of my research, I questioned what had changed in those seventy-two years.

One of my big concerns was food. What did colonists eat in 1704? I discovered that Williamsburg was designed to include big residential lots that allowed for large gardens, orchards, and some livestock. Nearly everyone had a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and at least chickens.

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Much of the historical thread of My Sister’s Prayer takes place in an inn, and a tremendous amount of food was needed to feed the many guests. The onsite garden, orchard, and livestock were supplemented by more produce, dairy products, and meat from nearby farmers, along with fowl, wild game, and fish provided by local hunters and fishermen.

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Here are some of the main dishes I came up with for My Sister’s Prayer: venison stew, soufflé, savory cheesecake, blue fish in cream sauce, roasted duck, and rabbit game pie. As far as desserts, apple tansy (or tansey) was a favorite. The story is set in the fall so, yes, there were lots of apples!

Below is a modified recipe (originally from the 1700s) for Apple Tansey:

  • 3 Pippin apples (or Granny Smith)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup of cream
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • powdered sugar for garnish

 

Heat broiler. Core the apples and then slice into thin rounds. Fry in butter, turning once, in a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan for about 5 minutes. Beat the eggs with the cream, nutmeg, and sugar and pour mixture over apples. Cook over medium heat until the bottom solidifies, then place under broiler for 3 minutes until egg mixture is cooked through. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

The first recorded recipe of Apple Tansey is in The Compleat Housewife: or, Accomplished Gentlewoman’s Companion by E. Smith, 1727.

(I’ve made this and, if I do say so myself, it’s quite good! So fun to fix what colonial women cooked 300 years ago!)

leslie-gould-pro-photo-3-1Leslie Gould is the #1 bestselling and Christy Award winning author of twenty-three novels. She earned a Master of Fine Arts from Portland State University and teaches writing at Warner Pacific College. Leslie and her husband, Peter, are the revolving-door parents of four children and three cats.

 

 

 

 

Here’s Stop # 14’s Important Info:
You can order Leslie’s book on:

or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down: is Lord

Your next Stop is #15, which is Leslie’s website! But wait, yes, there is indeed more …

The-Five-Times-I-Met-MyselfHere’s your chance to win one of three copies of my novel, The Five Times I Met Myself, which won the Christy Award 2016 BOOK of the YEAR!

Nothing to it to enter. Simply sign up for my newsletter (upper right on this page) or tell me you’re already a subscriber. That’s it! (Of course it’d be awesome if you followed me on Goodreads, but only if you feel like it.)

I’ll announce the winners on November 9th so you have plenty of time to enter.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the hunt!

 

Comments 143

  1. Beth Erin

    Hi Jim! Thanks for the extra long giveaway deadline, I couldn’t pull myself away from a good book this weekend. I signed up for your newsletter and look forward to learning more about your work!

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  2. Stephanie Carlson

    I’m signed up for you newsletter. You are a new author to me, and I look forward to reading your books. Thank you for being a part of the Hunt. It is always fun and introduces new authors.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie

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  3. Lynda E.

    Thanks for participating in the hunt, and for the bonus giveaway! I am already a subscriber and I followed you on Goodreads.

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  4. Debora Wilder

    I am already subscribed to your newsletter. I did follow you on Goodreads. I really liked reading your thoughts on Colleen Coble’s blog. Thank you for being a part of this scavenger hunt and for the chance to win a copy of your book.

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  5. Carolyn Benton

    Your books sound so inspiring. I’ve added my email address to your newsletter, but haven’t received the confirmation yet. I’m also following you on Amazon and liked you on Facebook, even though it wasn’t required. 🙂

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      1. Karen

        Oh my goodness. I can’t read. Sorry, James! My husband is watching The Curse of Oak Island, and I can’t focus! Congrats to you! 😮

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  6. Pauline Osborne

    Hello, thanks for hosting Leslie Gould, I read her books a lot -great author. The book you list is one I don’t want to miss, stack it on the stack over there and I “Will” get to it.
    thanks for being on the “Hunt” and sharing.

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  7. Beth Milinski

    I have read some of your books and I loved them. I really enjoyed your post on how you write. Such insight into writing, definitely gives me something more to think about. Thank you for being part of this hunt.

    I am already a subscriber and I follow on goodreads.

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  8. Barbara

    It tells me i am already signed up for the newletter……Thanks for participating in this giveaway…….i love doing this each year.

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  9. Mary Crawford

    I’m do pleased to have learned of you & your books here. I look forward to reading them. ( I just signed up for your newsletter too)

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  10. Linda Horin

    I’m already a subscriber and love your books. I also followed you on Goodreads. Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt!

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  11. Crystal Balzer

    I was already subscribed to your newsletter but just followed you on Goodreads! Thanks for taking part in another scavenger hunt 😊

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  12. Frances Cavallo

    Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity!!! You are a wonderful writer…I have read your books!!! I am truly enjoying the scavenger hunt and all the little games in between!!! I would be blessed to win your contest…have a wonderful, Blessed Day!!!

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  13. Rorylynn

    Going to try that Apple Tansey recipe this fall sound good..thanks for taking part in the hunt I really enjoy all the stops you indeed learn something new I am on your face book and email already

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  14. Brenda Taylor

    I have read your book “The Five Times I Met Myself” and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. It really made me think.

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  15. Abigail Mitchell

    Signed up, and followed you on goodreads. Thought i already had, but apparently not. 🙂 God bless. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  16. Jessica Beery

    I subscribed! I’ve never heard of you before your work sounds interesting and different — I am intrigued! Thank you for being part of the contest…consider your name in my “future reads” list. 🙂

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  17. Anne L. Rightler

    Already a subscriber. Following on Goodreads. I have read at least one of your books and enjoyed…I guess I should read some more, eh? Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt this year!

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  18. Donna B

    I signed up for your newsletter and am following you on goodreads. This was interesting to think about. I really hadn’t stop to think about what they ate , I just supposed they did a lot of hunting and farming.

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  19. Rebecca M.

    I signed up for your newsletter and followed you on Goodreads. I look forward to reading your books whether I win or not. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  20. Becky Smith

    This history is fascinating and I really want to read this book. I have been following Leslie on Amazon, but have yet to read her books. Evidently I have been missing out. Thanks for sharing and for being part of the hunt. I subscribed to your newsletter.

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