Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 3/14 at noon MST with Stop #1. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer). There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 3/17 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.

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Hi! I’m Karen Ullo, award-winning author of three novels in three different genres (gothic horror, fairytale/ fantasy, and historical fiction). I’m also the editorial director of Chrism Press (part of Roseanna White’s company, WhiteFire Publishing), a screenwriter, and a classically trained soprano. My historical fiction novel To Crown with Liberty releases May 1.

New Orleans, 1795. In the wake of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, Alix de Morainville Carpentier—a former lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette, now married to her gardener—seeks peace and security in the Spanish colony of Louisiana. But her journey into the man-eating swamp called Attakapas reopens the wounds of her old life in France. Alix is forced to reckon with the choices that saved her life at the cost of her honor—and perhaps her soul.

In revolutionary France, the Old World is dying; the quest for liberty, equality, and fraternity has become a nightmare where the price of dissent is blood. In the wilderness of Spanish Louisiana, a new civilization is beginning to emerge—but in this budding New World, the slave trade perpetuates the systems of oppression that sparked the revolution. Caught between old and new, scarred by trauma and grief, will Alix ever find a home where she can truly be free?

To Crown with Liberty is a historical novel based on riveting legends from George Washington Cable’s Strange True Stories of Louisiana (1888).

The French Revolution intrigues me because of the dissonance between what it claimed to stand for—Liberty, Equality, Fraternity—and what really happened during the Reign of Terror. How could the pursuit of such noble goals have such horrific results?

If we look at the question through the eyes of faith, the answer is simple. The French Revolution turned reason and rights into idols. This culminated in two state-sponsored cults, the Cult of Reason in 1792-93, and the Cult of the Supreme Being in 1794. Both sought to eliminate the practice of Christianity by turning the religious allegiance of the French people toward the Nation.

The last remaining artifact of the Cult of the Supreme Being at Saint-Sulpice Church


In To Crown with Liberty, Alix experiences the events that twisted the pursuit of liberty and equality into the Terror—events that resonate today, as we too live in an age that often values human reason above the will of God. But not even the Terror could purge the Light of Christ from the world, or from Alix’s heart and life.

I hope you’re intrigued! You can enter to win a paperback  copy of To Crown with Liberty by signing up for my newsletter, or comment on this post if you’re already a subscriber. (International entries will be substituted for an ebook.) The winner will be announced March 22. You can also pre-order it here.

And now for your scavenger hunt clue.

This is Stop #19.

Your clue is every Spring.

Thank you for stopping by, and happy reading! Your next stop is with Tricia Goyer here.