Friday, September 7, 2012

Follow The Heart Scavenger Hunt!

To participate in the scavenger hunt you need to leave a comment on this post. I'm asking a question, so read to the bottom to see what the question is.

Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus
Book 1 in The Great Exhibition Series
Coming from B&H Publishing in May 2013

Kate Dearing’s life is turned upside down when her father loses everything in a railroad land speculation and she and her brother are shipped off to their mother’s brother, Sir Anthony, in England with one edict: marry money.

Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate finds matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, her attentions stray to the one of the least eligible people at her uncle’s home—the garden designer.

Trying to push her feelings for the handsome—but not wealthy—man aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a friend of Sir Anthony’s, a wealthy viscount, shows favorable interest in her. But will marrying for the financial security of her family be the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?

Mandates . . . money . . . matrimony. Who will follow the heart?

About Kaye:

Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and even though she writes romance novels, she is not afraid to admit that she’s never been kissed.

Scavenger Hunt Trivia:
Directions: Each participating blog has both an answer and a question—but the answers and questions aren’t on the same blog. DON’T POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE! Collect the questions and answers in an e-mail—along with the address of the site where you found each—to be sent to Kaye Dacus once you’re confident you have all of them and be entered to win one of FIVE signed copies of Follow the Heart when it releases in May 2013. Visit for the list of participating sites in the scavenger hunt and rules for entering the contest.

Question: How many people attended the Great Exhibition?

Answer: Near the center of the Crystal Palace was the forerunner of the modern-day food court—a place to sit and eat, either the food you’d brought yourself and carried around with you all morning or food you’d purchase from one of the many vendors. Beverages were also plentiful: lemonade, coffee, tea, Schweppe’s soda water, and ginger beer. A relatively new convenience available in several locations throughout the building were “Waiting Rooms” or “Refreshment Rooms”—public restrooms, though visitors had to pay for the privilege of using them. “I fully sympathise with those who so bitterly complain of the lack of refreshments at the Exhibition. I tried the lollipops, and the worst and smallest sandwiches I ever tasted! The coffee I have found nearly always cold and good for nothing; tea I have never yet seen” (visitor to the Exhibition).

And now my question. Do you have a favorite NON American setting you like to read about in historical romance? Remember, you have to answer this question to be eligible for the grand prize.


  1. I would love to have a non american setting for a romance be in Iceland - so beautiful, yet not written about. Come on take a chance! Jenn

    1. Jenn,
      I saw your comment and thought I'd let you know about a book that takes place mainly in Iceland! The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie (second in the Forgotten Castles Series). I really enjoyed it and thought it was cool that it was set in Iceland!

  2. Oh, I'm pretty boring here and I'm happy to stay in the UK. I've loved books such as Christine Lindsay's Shadowed in Silk and its Indian Raj setting. ANd I'm likely to go anywhere the British Navy sailed...

    thanks for hosting us Rachel~

  3. My favorite non American setting would have to be England.


  4. Scotland, the highlands run strong in my blood. :)

  5. My favorite non-American setting is Ireland. It's such a gorgeous country with a rich heritage!

  6. There are so many places to choose from, but I'm going to have to go with England.

  7. My favorite setting for historicals is Regency England, but I'd like to see the ancient world get more attention, especially ancient Egypt.

  8. I go gaga over any book that is set in Scotland! I have no idea why I get so drawn into the bonnie hills of the Scotland highlands, but I do! I also like Ireland, but I have just read so many more books located in Scotland.

  9. Do you have a favorite NON American setting you like to read about in historical romance? Scotland and Ireland. I enjoy reading Liz Curtis Higgs' books, I also enjoyed reading The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers which was set in Jerusalem, Rome and Germany.