Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt WINNERS!!

WE HAVE WINNERS!!!scavengerhunt11.19

Scavenger Hunt winners?!?
#1 Lisa Hudson
#2 Kathryn Bochman
#3 Heather Olsen
#4 Jan D.
#5 “DR” of New Zealand
–check your inbox!


And thanks to all the rest who took part. We so appreciated your involvement! Individual authors will be directly connecting with the winners of bonus prizes over the next few days! (personal winners of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge is Kerri Norrod and Rebecca Lare)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

What do you think of modernizations of classics?

Do you have favorites? I’m a big fan of them, but I definitely want them to be done well.

For example, the wonderful musical, My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison is a “modernization” and loose retelling of a play produced by George Bernard Shaw in 1913?

I had a little fun with that particular modernization in the first Mitchell’s Crossroads book, A Twist of Faith.

11176200_oriOr did you know Bridget Jones’s Diary, Lost in Austen, Bride and Prejudice, and The Lizzie Bennett Diaries were all modernizations of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Do you have a favorite of those?

What about The Lion King as a modernization of Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Ten Things I Hate About You as a retelling of Taming of the Shrew? Some people have even said Oh Brother! Where Art Thou is a loose retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey!! Whoa!

And then there’s Jane Austen’s Emma? Clueless is the number one modernization of that classic, but I’m prefer the regency adaptations, especially the 2009 BBC version. Emma’s always been a character people have had trouble loving, so it was with trepidation and lots of love that I took up the challenge of modernizing this story in my upcoming release,

A Match for Emma.

COVERHere’s a little bit about the Appalachian spin I put on Jane Austen’s classic.

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe. When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s certain her life can’t get any better, especially when their relationship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected. Through an endless game of Scrabble, classic front porch chats, and some horrible attempts at a New York accent, Emma and Jon attempt to navigate a surprising newness to their friendship which may include some…nonverbal lip-to-lip communication. Unfortunately, Emma’s matchmaking schemes nosedive and culinary future falls flat. Can she turn the disaster around and capture her best friend’s heart in the process, or will her pride be the downfall of her happily-ever-after? #NobleEverAfter #luvewe

Here’s the Stop # 20 Skinny:

If you’re interested, you can order A Match for Emma on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down:  sea of

Link to Stop #21, the Next Stop on the Loop: Lynn Blackburn’s site!

My Heart BelongsBut WAIT!! Before you go, I’m offering two entrants an opportunity to step back in time in Appalachia by winning a paperback copy of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge. All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:

What is your favorite classic remake OR what classic would you LIKE to see remade 🙂

Two commenters will win a copy of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and a heart tree ornament. (USA only)

 

197 thoughts on “Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt WINNERS!!

    1. Oh man!!! Christy!! I love that story!! My historical romance My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge has a lot of Christy vibes in it, but it’s not a modernization. And…I think it’s ALWAYS fun to see adaptations of fairytales!!!

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  1. My daughter likes any story where animals are the main characters. Then Call of the Wild (Jack London) could be a really good family movie.

    I wouldn’t mind watching a (shorter) remake of Gone with the Wing or a well-casted (true to the book) remake of Great Expectations.

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    1. Amanda, what great ideas! And unique ones too!! Great Expectations would be super interesting to see in a remake (and modernized)

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  2. I don’t if A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett has been made into a movie, but that would be a good story to use! Or maybe The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

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    1. Actually, there is a beautiful movie adaptation of A Little Princess (not completely true to the book, though), but a beautiful rendering. It’s an older movie at this point, but I love how they did it. A Little Princess and The Secret Garden were two of my favorites I read in middle school

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  3. I love well done remakes. I’m a fan of clueless, 10 things I hate about you, Bride and Prejudice, and She’s the Man (Twelfth Night adaptation).

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      1. I think I just can’t get enough of prude and prejudice remakes! It’s just so good but I’d love to see maybe Jane Eyre redone

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  4. I am more of a fan of originality; don’t usually make an effort to watch remakes. Just love classics as they are so don’t really have one I’d like remade…but thank you for giving us this opportunity.

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  5. To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of remakes because I’m an old-fashioned girl, but perhaps Terhune’s “Lad: A Dog” or Leppard’s “Mandie” series.

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  6. Although it’s very hard to see a remake of a classic live up to the original, I would love to see a new version of the story Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – non-animated, or Anne of Green Gables.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  7. My favorite remake would be It’s a Wonderful Life. It may not be a book, but it would make a wonderful retelling of a timeless story!

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  8. I am a big reader and also a big movie buff…most of the classics just aren’t the same when they are remade (at least in my opinion) but I absolutely LOVE the Thin Man series and if they could cast the right people, that would be great! By he way, I absolutely ADORE My Heart Belongs in The Blue Ridge Laurel’s Dream and I would LOVE to see it made into a movie…One of the best books I have read in a long while!!!

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    1. Margie, you just made my day!! Thank you so much for those sweet words! And I”m with you, it takes a really special movie to challenge an original

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  9. I don’t know if it is considered a classic, but there are many books that are based on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. And I love each of the ones I’ve read!
    And I would love to read My Heart Belongs in Blue Ridge! That place is dear to my heart!💖

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  10. Hi Pepper my friend! I usually like the originals. Remakes I’ve watched are never as good to me as the first ones. The original Miracle on 34th Street is one of my favorites.
    Pollyanna might be interesting though. Big Red or Old Yellow were good Disney Movies but made me cry.

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  11. Anne of Green Gables is still one of my favorite books and the TV miniseries. I would love to see that again! I think I will read them again now that you brought it up. Thanks!

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  12. Unfortunately I am having a hard time thinking of things that have been remade. :/ Some of the ones I can think of were okay, but I preferred the original (ie. Anne of Green Gables, The Chronicles of Narnia, etc.). I haven’t seen the remakes of the Lion King or Aladdin yet but am hoping that they are just as good as the original Disney movies.

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  13. I usually love the originals, but would love to see a remake of It’s a Wonderful Life (looove Jimmy Stewart) or anything Jane Austen, if done well! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  14. Oh, I have to say that the 1990’s movie “Black Beauty” is a favorite. It’s been my favorite book since I was a kid and seeing it in movie form was wonderful, even if I did shed a few tears. Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt!

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  15. I would like a remake of “The Hiding Place”. I love all the Cinderella remakes. “You’ve Got Mail” is a remake of “Shop Around the Corner”, & I love both of those…especially Jimmy Stewart 😍!!

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  16. My favorite classic is WUTHERING HEIGHTS! i love THE lOVE story of Heathcliff & Kathy. I don’t know of any classic remakes of hand.. Your books sound wonderful as I have briefly visited the Blue Ridge State Park a few yrs back & felt the piece & serenity & beauty of the Mountains!

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  17. Commenting because I want to be entered for your awesome giveaway, but I have no answers for your question! 🙂 I love books, and if a book is well-written, I think I will probably enjoy almost any remake of a classic. (so feel free to go ahead and write more of ’em!! 🙂 )
    Have a great day!

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  18. A live action version of The Trumpet of the Swan would be amazing. I work near where E.B White lived. The Christy tv series was fun to watch. It was too short though. They need to make a reboot.

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  19. Along with some of the ones you mentioned, like Clueless and Lost in Austen, I also really like the Cinderella remakes/modernizations, Sydney White, Maleficent, etc. One of my favorite “remakes” is the comedy sketch “Went With the Wind” that was on Carol Burnett. Hilarious!

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  20. I love a good “Pride & Prejudice” remake. I wonder if a plausible modern remake could be made of “The Scarlet Pimpernel”…or maybe one set during World War II.

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  21. Hello! I am enjoying doing the scavenger hunt! I will have to look for more of them. My husband and I both really enjoyed “Bridget Jones’s Diary”. He still talks about it years later. Although we didn’t realize it was a remade story of “Pride and Prejudice”. I have been interested in the Appalachian Mountain area since I was a kid! My favorite book set in the Appalachians is “the Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”!

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  22. I like 10 Things I Hate About You as a remake, although generally I don’t like remakes. I prefer the original. I’m looking at all the ones people are suggesting as remakes, and thinking that there is no way I would like another version more than the original.

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  23. Heidi.
    Thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt. I always enjoy meeting new authors especially those who write about the Appalachian area (as long as they don’t buy into all the stereotypes).

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  24. I like Jane Austen movies with a Regency setting. Also Sherlock Holmes, but not the modern version with Benedict Cumberbatch. Looking forward to the new Little Women movie.

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  25. I like originals, but remakes are great for introducing old favorites to younger audiences. A Gone with the Wind remake would be great, my favorite book and movie!

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  26. Perhaps Little Women? It’s on of my favorites. I like the remakes so far they’ve done and another one is coming out this winter I believe.

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  27. I’m not sure of my favorite remake… but I really loved a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses I read recently called Entwined.

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