Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt Halftime Recap

[UPDATE: The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt is FREE on Kindle December 14-17 - Grab Your Copy Here!]

Wow, it's been a busy week for everyone involved in The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt! Are you enjoying the story so far?

Someone asked for a list of all portions of the story, and I decided today would be a good time for a recap of everything posted so far.

The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt

Grace takes delivery of a package and her life is turned upside down by nine sealed mystery envelopes from her late grandmother. Grammie’s instructions require Grace to take the journey of her lifetime, not only to far off places, but also into the deepest parts of her heart. As she follows the trail laid out for her and uncovers her family’s darkest secrets, Grace is forced to confront the loss and betrayal that has scarred her past and seek the greatest Christmas Treasure of all.

Chapter One by Joan Campbell - Part OnePart Two

Grace takes delivery of the package and must decide whether to embark on this journey of a lifetime.

Chapter Two by Ruth O'Neil - Part OnePart Two

Decision made, Grace opens the first envelope, which points her home.

Chapter Three by J. A. Marx - Part OnePart Two

Envelope #2 lands her in Colorado where she must confront some family secrets.

Chapter Four by Deanna Klingel - Part OnePart Two

Envelope #3 finds Grace in North Carolina, and she discovers she cannot continue to ignore the past.

Chapter Five by Marji Laine - Part One, Part Two.

Envelope #5 sends Grace to Honduras, where she gets a glimpse of Grammie's past - and perhaps her own future.

The authors from these chapters also shared with us their favorite Christmas memories and recipes.

Joan Campbell wrote about Intruders and Wash Baskets. (Her recipe appears next week!)

Ruth O'Neil shared with us her Favorite Christmas Gift (loved the photos!) and her family's tradition of German Coffee Braid.

J.A. Marx cautioned us to Never Underestimate an Elf and shared a delightful recipe for Martha Washington Candy.

Deanna Klingel recalled Christmas at Grandma's House and provided us with a recipe for Gingerbread, and a few instructions and photos for assembling gingerbread houses. 

Marji Laine wrote about her Traveling Christmas and shared with us a recipe for her Dynamite Stuffing. 

On Monday, we'll pick up with Part Two of Marji's Chapter Five, and dig into Sheryl's Holmes delightful Chapter Six. During the week, we'll also read chapters by Fay Lamb, Debbie Roome, Joan Campbell, and then on Friday, Jennifer Fromke has a special treat for us - and a fun announcement! 

While we're taking a breather over the weekend, be sure to pop in over at the Magnificent Hope Christmas Party! Everyone who participates receives an entry to win one of two gift baskets we'll be giving away next week! 

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