Welcome to January's second Wild Card Friday. On the fourth (and fifth) Fridays of every month I've invited one of my writer friends to share something fun and then tell you a bit about their work. This week Carole Brown has something new for us: a SCAVENGER HUNT!! With prizes! Take it away Carole...

Just like any good mystery or suspense where the protagonist has to find the bad guys or stolen object(s) or hidden meanings--in my latest WWII romantic suspense (With Music in Their Hearts) Tyrell is enlisted to serve as a civilian spy and locate the foreign spy living in a boarding house in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are a lot of turns and twists and quite a few suspects including the lovely Emma Jaine Rayner, but Tyrell gets his . . . Uh, spy (thought I was going to tell you the gender, didn’t you?)

Today I thought we’d have some fun by finding three things located on my blog. Easy. Fast. Fun. Here’s the link that takes you directly to the post:

The questions?

1.  I found a new hobby. What is it?

2.  What is the scripture I used for the post?

3.  What did someone tell me I am? (They describe me with this adjective. J )

If you also include one item I love posted on my blog site, I will ask Sharon to put your name in twice for the drawing of WITH MUSIC IN THEIR HEARTS.  (Has to be on the list on my blog)

Have fun!

OK all, get busy. Leave your answers in the comment section below!

 With Music in Their Heart Blurb:

Angry at being rejected for military service, Minister Tyrell Walker accepts the call to serve as a civilian spy within his own country. Across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, a spy working for a foreign country is stealing secret plans for newly developed ammunition to be used in the war. According to his FBI cousin, this spy favors pink stationery giving strong indications that a woman is involved.

He’s instructed to obtain a room in the Rayner Boarding House run by the lovely, spunky red-haired Emma Jaine Rayner. Sparks of jealousy and love fly between them immediately even as they battle suspicions that one or the other is not on the up and up.

While Tyrell searches for the murdering spy who reaches even into the boarding home, Emma Jaine struggles with an annoying renter, a worried father (who could be involved in this spy thing), and two younger sisters who are very different but just as strong willed as she is.

As Tyrell works to keep his double life a secret and locate the traitor, he refuses to believe that Emma Jaine could be involved even when he sees a red-haired woman in the arms of another man. Could the handsome and svelte banker who’s also determined to win Emma Jaine’s hand for marriage, be the dangerous man he’s looking for? Is the trouble-making renter who hassles Emma Jaine serving as a flunky? Worse, is Papa Rayner so worried about his finances and keeping his girls in the style they’re used to, that he’ll stoop to espionage?

Will their love survive the danger and personal issues that arise to hinder the path of true love?

With Music in Their Heart
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Brown not only has her award winning (Nominated for an Epic Award, RWA International Digital Awards finalist in Inspiration, Laurel Award finalist, Selah finalist; Genesis semi-finalist) debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, available for purchase now, but a companion book called West Virginia Scrapbook: From the Life of Caralynne Hayman, filled with tidbits of information about West Virginia, quotes, recipes from West Virginia and from Caralynne’s life, pictures and discussion questions for the novel.

November, 2013, the first book in her mystery series, Hog Insane, released. It’s a fun, lighthearted novel introducing the characters, Denton and Alex Davies. Look for the second book, Bat Crazy, late 2014 winter.

Released November 1, 2014, is the first book in a new WWII romantic suspense series: With Music In Their Hearts. Three red-headed sisters. Three spies. Three stories.

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?

Connect with her here:
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I also am part of several other blogs:
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  1. 1) Little fairy gardens in planters
    2) Psalm 91:1
    3) amazing
    B) research and editing

  2. 1. Fairy Gardens
    2. Psalm 91:1
    3. Amazing
    Bonus: Real cheesecake and fruit


  3. Thanks for your answers, Becky and Caryl! And thanks for stoppiing by too!

  4. 1) Fairy Gardens 2) Psalm 91:1 3. Amazing and Bonus: dogs and cats!! I love fairy gardens also. I also love dogs and cats! rackylemaire (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Melissa. Dogs and cats are priceless companions. :)

  6. Sharon, there are a few comments on my blog site for comments about this. :)

  7. I do not think that this is the best application of this month. The whole point of the target audience. For example, this is what is suitable for all parents . This is a universal app that will suit everyone, as its function simply amazing.