Road Trippin’ with Tyndale and Cathy Gohlke: Stop #8

Road Trippin’ with Tyndale and Cathy Gohlke: Stop #8

Welcome to Tyndale Fiction’s Road Trip Scavenger Hunt! We’re so happy you are here. To participate, collect the keywords through all 13 stops in order, so you can enter to win our grand prize giveaway

Some details:
The adventure begins on Wednesday, August 1. You’ll have two weeks to make your way through all the stops (giveaways will close on Tuesday, August 14).

While you do not have to start at Stop #1, keep in mind that the grand prize giveaway phrase will begin with the word you collect at that first stop.

To complete your submission for the grand prize giveaway, be sure to collect the keyword within each author’s blog post, submitting the final, completed phrase in the form hosted on this page.

Also, be sure to enter the giveaways these authors are hosting on their blogs!

Enjoy the journey—we hope you’ll discover new books along the way as you hear from Tyndale Fiction authors about road trips, the settings of their novels, and more!

Happy road tripping!
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Please join me in welcoming my friend Cathy Gohlke and the Crazy4Fiction Scavenger Hunt to my blog today. Cathy is a bestselling, three-time Christy Award and two-time Carol and INSPY Award-winning author who writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons, speaking of world and life events through the lens of history. She’s written stories set during the Civil War, the turn of the twentieth century, and the sinking of the Titanic, but her latest novels have been set during WWII and usually feature beloved works of literature or iconic historic figures. Her newest, Until We Find Home, takes place in England’s storied Lake District (home of Beatrix Potter—she and beloved author C. S. Lewis both make appearances in the book). Travel with Cathy there today!


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My latest WWII release, Until We Find Home, takes place in England’s breathtaking and storied Lake District, near Windermere. I saw Windermere as a safe haven—safer than many places in England while under German attack—for French and Jewish child refugees and for British evacuees, and as the site of the hastily built village of Calgarth, where flying boats were manufactured for England’s WWII military use.

Research for this book led me, along with traveling friend and author Carrie Turansky, through a Lake District adventure. Here is what I learned:

The Lake District in April is strewn with Wordworth’s swaying daffodils, lifting their golden trumpets to the sky, and newborn lambs tottering beneath their mothers over greening fells. May finds the woodlands carpeted in sapphire—bluebells so blue you know the fairies mean to steal your heart, lilacs so fragrant you’re sure you’ve entered heaven, and month-old lambs frolicking down hillsides, butting their weary mothers’ sides in search of lunch.

Skies of spring radiate drama—blues and grays in every hue, clouds filled with stories, and the fells and meadows green as emeralds. Rain falls most days, though rarely all day, so carry an umbrella and raincoat when you go—or your mac (mackintosh), as the Brits say.

By June, roses bloom in profusion, draping arbors and spilling through gardens, tumbling over stone walls and garden gates. Strawberries—lush, plump and juicy—are everywhere. Drenched in cream, they tantalize the tongue. Mornings and evenings can be chilly enough to warrant a cardigan and welcome a steaming pot of Earl Grey or even a fireside nap. Don’t forget those lovely British scones at teatime, dripping in butter and jam or Devonshire cream.

Plan your days—they’ll whisk away. The train takes you to Windermere Station, where you can walk or find a taxi to a reserved B and B.

Local bus tours offer trips through the land of Wordsworth—Hawkshead Grammar School, where William carved his name in his desk (a tradition of the day); Esthwaite Water, five miles in perimeter, which he walked each morning before school; St. Oswald’s churchyard in Grassmere, where the Wordsworths are buried; Dove Cottage, where William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, and later his wife and children lived. The gift shop by Dove Cottage will satisfy all your Wordsworth wants.

Visit Grassmere’s original gingerbread shop near St. Oswald’s church for a scrumptious taste from the past. Once you’re hooked, find a similar recipe on my website.

And then there’s Beatrix Potter (Heelis)! Bus tours abound. When she was a young girl, Beatrix spent summers in the Lake District with her brother, Bertram, and their parents. See Wray Castle, where Beatrix and her family spent her sixteenth birthday. The view from the stone wall is my favorite—and the one I keep on my Facebook profile.

Though a gallery boasts some of Potter’s original artwork and shops sell copies on gift items galore, my favorite Beatrix Potter site was Hill Top Farm, the first home she owned in the region. Each room is filled with things Beatrix loved and included in her books as characters—like the dolls, Lucinda and Jane, their dollhouse, and figurines that inspired her. Seeing her writing desk inside and her homey, abundant gardens outside, and in the vicinity the breed of sheep she loved and raised as an older woman, thrilled my heart. I felt I’d stepped back in time.

There are lakes to inspire and fill your soul, and magnificent peaks to hike if you’ve a mind. You’ll need sturdy boots, a mac, a walking stick, a flask of tea, and a trusty guidebook. You’ll find giant stone ruins from ancient folk and imagine their worship or science. Low stone walls—built by hand, with thousands of flat stones—hedge fields and gardens and crisscross the fells. But don’t worry, people expect you to cross their land on public walkways—just treat it kindly. Leave town for the countryside, where there is no light pollution, and witness thousands of millions of stars in the night sky.

Cross Lake Windermere by ferry and watch the breathtaking Lake District rise and encircle you from its center. Then write and tell me that you’ve been there, how you’ve been changed, and that life will never be the same. I’ll understand.

Next, join me in person June 2020 for a unique trip through Israel to Oberammergau’s Passion Play, on the Saving Amelie Tour—inspired by another of my books.
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Here’s the Stop #8 Important Information:

You can purchase Cathy’s book, Until We Find Home, here

Clue to write down: places

Link to Stop #9, the next stop in the scavenger hunt, on Cathy’s Site!
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Be sure to visit Stop #7 on Diann’s site and read all about my road trippin’ adventure!

 

Bonus Giveaway: To enter to win this beautiful London coffee mug and $25 Starbucks gift card from me, sign up for my bi-monthly newsletter and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you have done so! If you already receive my newsletter, simply leave a comment letting me know you’re a subscriber, so I can enter you into the drawing. Please note: If you are currently a subscriber, the form may not submit. My August newsletter will feature details on how you can participate in my annual teacup and coffee mug exchange.

For a bonus entry, leave another comment with where you would like to visit in Great Britain! This giveaway is open internationally!

 

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  2. Renee
    on Aug 1st at 2:48 pm

    I follow the Lake District on Instagram and it is definitely as beautiful as you describe! I would love to go someday!, Cathy!

    Thanks for sharing this interview, Sandra!

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 10:53 pm

      You would love it, Renee!

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    The Lake District has always been on my bucket list to visit since I’ e read so many books set there, but also would love to visit Wales, since that is where my great-grandfather emigrated from to eventually live in the states. Well, to be honest, my bucket list of places is rather large: London (just the age of that city is something I appreciate), Yorkshire, Hadrian’s Wall, and where my father’s family came from in Scotland (which I know is part of the UK, but unsure if it’s considered Great Britain).

    • Cathy Gohlke
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      You will love the Lake District, Brenda. Totally worthy of a bucket list! : )

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    I already subscribe to your newsletter, I believe. I tried to sign up just to make sure but nothing happened when I hit the “subscribe” button so I hope that I’m good to go!

    And oh, Wordsworth. I had his poem “Daffodils” memorized when I was in high school. I still love it. Daffodils are my favorite flower!

    • Karen
      on Aug 1st at 4:55 pm

      Oh, and I would love to see the lake district and the Cotswolds. I know that they’re touristy but they’re popular for a reason!

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  14. Debra
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    I’ve longed to visit the Lake District since I saw the movie Miss Potter!

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    I would LOVE to go back to Eastbourne and Beachy Head in England. It’s beautiful!

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    Already subscribed. I would love to visit some of the same spots you mention. Beatrix Potter is one of my favorites.

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  25. Jamie Lapey
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    And I must return to Oxford! 🙂

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  32. Trixi
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    I’m already subscribed to your newsletter Sandra. The Lake District sounds fascinating, but really if I had the chance to go to Great Britian, I wouldn’t care where I visited. It would all be awesome 🙂

    Thanks for the extra giveaway!

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    Already a subscriber. What parts of Britain do I NOT want to visit!?! I’d love to visit Cornwell, Pemberley, Bath, and return to Oxford.

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      on Aug 2nd at 12:55 am

      Also, since I want to see the bluebells AND the roses, I’ll clearly have to stay from April through June!

      • Cathy Gohlke
        on Aug 12th at 10:54 pm

        That sounds like the perfect plan, Patrice!

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  40. Hannah
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    As to where I’d love to visit in Great Britain, um, all of it? Soooo many places! Call me a tourist but I’d love to stand beside a red phone box and ride a double-decker bus in London, tour the Lakes District (just like Elizabeth did in P&P), visit some British homes older than Australia (!) and maybe a castle or two, walk through the heather in Scotland and have dinner at a pub in Ireland… Among a thousand other things!

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 5th at 12:44 am

      Sounds like a stupendous tour, Hannah!

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    I’ve been to the northern part of England, but I’d like to explore the southern part. One of my favorite places we went was Lyme Park which was used as Pemberley in the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. We had a picnic on the lawn at the spot where Mr. Darcy met Elizabeth after he emerged from his swim in the pond. Unfortunately, Colin Firth did not make an appearance while we were there! 😀

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  65. Stephanie H.
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    I would love to visit Great Britain someday. I also would love to explore all the castles and museums they have over there too!

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      You will love it, Stephanie. Castles and museums everywhere!!

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    In honor of the 400th year of the Mayflower’s voyage I’d like to visit Plymouth.

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    visit Stonehenge

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  76. Sabrina Templin
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    In Great Britain; I’d like to visit my 3 English Facebook friends! 😀

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  79. Robin Rexroad
    on Aug 3rd at 2:19 pm

    I signed up! I would love to visit the Lake District and northern England! Love England!

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      on Aug 12th at 10:57 pm

      It’s absolutely stunning, Robin! I hope you get to fulfill that dream. : )

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  82. Mimi
    on Aug 3rd at 3:00 pm

    I would actually love to visit Scotland. My daughter and her husband just got back there from their honeymoon and the pictures of the castles they visited make my heart go pitter patter!

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 10:57 pm

      Scotland is amazing, Mimi. I was there on a tour with Liz Curtis Higgs. We visited the highland and islands–breathtaking! I hope you get to go.

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    I subscriber and I would love to go the baths in England! That would be so cool!!

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  86. Joan Arning
    on Aug 3rd at 8:19 pm

    I did not think I was already subscribed but it does not appear to be taking so maybe I am! I would like to visit Wales as I have not been there. I’ve been to Scotland and loved it. I’ve also seen part of England including London.

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    Subscriber! Have never been to any part of Great Britain but it looks amazing

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  101. Heather
    on Aug 4th at 9:53 pm

    I have never been out of the country and I would love to visit anywhere in Great Britain especially if I could spot the Queen!

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    I think I subscribed, but the page kept reloading. I never received comfirmation.

  104. Alison A
    on Aug 4th at 11:25 pm

    I would like to visit various places in England to research my family tree. It would be fun to see where they lived.

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    Subscribed!

  108. Maddie
    on Aug 5th at 2:38 am

    I subscribed! I’d love to visit the Lake District in England. From everything I’ve seen it’s a stunningly beautiful place.

  109. Sonya
    on Aug 5th at 2:51 am

    I’m a new subscriber and would love to visit ANYWHERE in Great Britain. Its always been my dream. My ancestors are from Great Britain and when I read about places there or watch anything British on television, I feel like I’m home. I hope that makes sense. My deceased husband’s nickname for me was Princess Di or P.D. Isn’t that a wonderful compliment?

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 10:59 pm

      What a happy and personal connection for you, Sonya! I do understand about feeling “at home” in Great Britain. I, too, felt that, and many of my ancestors came from England and Scotland.

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    on Aug 5th at 7:07 am

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  113. antiemelinda
    on Aug 5th at 7:09 am

    I LOVE London!! I would be thrilled to go back there again. I was there on a missions trip over 20 years ago, and left a piece of my heart there.

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 11:00 pm

      I so understand that, Antiemelinda! : )

  114. Dawnski
    on Aug 5th at 4:55 pm

    What a pretty mug and gift card. My son was born in the PNW and was blessed with a pod of whales along the coast of Anacortes, WA on his 10th birthday. That being said take me to Wales…Mooowahhh (finding Nemo) 🙂

  115. Jennifer Chandler
    on Aug 5th at 6:32 pm

    I subscribed!

  116. Jennifer Chandler
    on Aug 5th at 6:34 pm

    Visiting the Lake District is definitely on my bucket list!

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    on Aug 5th at 6:55 pm

    I am already subscribed as it would not submit. Thanks for the trip through the Lake District. I do believe I will need to make a trip there at some point! Thanks also for the giveaway 🙂

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    Subscribed and sent you an email. I would love to visit Beatrix Potter’s Farm

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  121. Laura
    on Aug 5th at 10:12 pm

    Bonus Comment: I would like to visit GB in the Yorkshire area where my ancestors came over to the US from.

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    I am a subscriber

  123. Jennifer K
    on Aug 5th at 10:47 pm

    I think that I would like to start in London

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  127. Hannah
    on Aug 6th at 2:04 am

    I signed up for you newsletter and cannot wait to begin reading the books you wrote! I love history and am working on earning my bachelor degree in history. I’m just hoping to someday get over to England, especially London. I would love to visit the historic buildings and museums there.

  128. Lisa Harness
    on Aug 6th at 6:29 am

    I would like to visit any place of writers. See what inspired them.
    Signed up for newsletter.
    Thank you!

  129. Jacqueline Robertson
    on Aug 6th at 1:34 pm

    I tried to subscribe. It would not complete. I will retry later. Please use the address submitted below, if it is not successfully subscribed. Thanks.

  130. Brittany
    on Aug 6th at 2:33 pm

    I subscribed.

    I would love to visit anywhere – especially touring museums in the area. I would love to see the highlands.

  131. Kerri Weldon
    on Aug 6th at 7:38 pm

    I subscribed. Thanks for a chance to win!

  132. kim hansen
    on Aug 6th at 7:44 pm

    Already Subcribe. I would love to visit the countryside of England.

  133. Cheryl H.
    on Aug 6th at 9:40 pm

    Signed up!

  134. Cheryl H.
    on Aug 6th at 9:42 pm

    I would love to visit London!

  135. Gail Hollingsworth
    on Aug 6th at 9:57 pm

    I signed up just in case but submit button does not work. I’m pretty sure I’m already subscribed because my daughter and I both participated in the cup and mug exchange last year.
    Already went to the blog to check out the recipe, I love gingerbread!

  136. Heidi Robbins
    on Aug 6th at 10:42 pm

    Subscribed!!! I’d love to visit Ireland and Scotland!

  137. SARAH TAYLOR
    on Aug 7th at 1:47 am

    Subscribed Thanks for the great giveaway!

  138. Faith Creech
    on Aug 7th at 3:33 am

    Signed up! Thanks!

  139. Faith Creech
    on Aug 7th at 3:34 am

    Signed up! Thanks!

  140. Faith Creech
    on Aug 7th at 3:35 am

    Signed up. Thanks!

  141. Caryl Kane
    on Aug 7th at 12:19 pm

    I’m already a subscriber.

  142. Caryl Kane
    on Aug 7th at 12:19 pm

    I’d love to visit Ireland.

  143. Laura Wilson
    on Aug 7th at 3:43 pm

    I have subscribed. I’m so glad you have opened this up to international readers as well!!

  144. Laura Wilson
    on Aug 7th at 3:45 pm

    As far as where I would like to go in Britain, I would love to see the castles and all the other historical places there. I’ve never been to that side of the world so I would love to see it all. =)

  145. Stephanie Allen
    on Aug 7th at 5:27 pm

    Already a subscriber

  146. Catherine Lee
    on Aug 7th at 5:34 pm

    Signed up!

  147. Catherine Lee
    on Aug 7th at 5:36 pm

    I would love to start with London. I’ve never been to Europe, but I’d love to start there and keep going for a while!

  148. Annie JC
    on Aug 7th at 7:39 pm

    Already subscribed. Thank you.

  149. Crystal Guyer
    on Aug 7th at 8:55 pm

    I just subscribed and would LOVE to win the mug and gift card — I collect coffee mugs so this would be a wonderful edition (and yes, they DO get used)!

  150. Crystal Guyer
    on Aug 7th at 8:57 pm

    I would love to meet the Queen, although I suppose that’s just a dream on the bucket list.

  151. joJulie Jobe
    on Aug 7th at 11:27 pm

    The form wouldn’t submit for me, so maybe I’m already a subscriber and didn’t realize it? I would love to visit anywhere in Great Britain!

  152. Mary
    on Aug 8th at 12:31 am

    I’ve subscribed and enjoy your books.

    Mary

  153. Natalya Lakhno
    on Aug 8th at 5:49 am

    I’ve visited London and Dublin 🙂

  154. Natalya Lakhno
    on Aug 8th at 5:49 am

    I’m already a subscriber!

  155. Korin
    on Aug 8th at 1:52 pm

    I subscribed! And if I could visit anywhere in England, I think I would just like to go to a regular tea shop and have an English tea. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  156. Francesca
    on Aug 8th at 6:35 pm

    I just signed up!

  157. Francesca
    on Aug 8th at 6:36 pm

    And i would love to see Big Ben!

  158. Carol Meinecke
    on Aug 8th at 7:26 pm

    I think I signed up. Not sure if it went through.

  159. Darla Armstrong
    on Aug 9th at 12:34 am

    I tried to subscribe, filled out the form but when I hit “submit” nothing happens.

  160. Melissa Scott
    on Aug 9th at 1:47 am

    I subscribed!

  161. Melissa Scott
    on Aug 9th at 1:49 am

    Definitely the Lake District!

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 11:01 pm

      Melissa, you won’t be disappointed! : )

  162. Alison Boss
    on Aug 9th at 2:08 am

    I am already a subscriber. I would like to visit Bath, England and the Lake District 🙂

  163. Jennie
    on Aug 9th at 3:07 am

    I subscribed! I’d like to do a Jane Austen tour!

  164. Melissa Andres
    on Aug 9th at 3:31 am

    I signed up! And I’ve never been anywhere in England, so anywhere would be new and an adventure to me!

  165. Sarah
    on Aug 10th at 2:06 am

    I’ve subscribed! Also, I would honestly love to go anywhere in the UK.

  166. Alicia Fiess
    on Aug 10th at 6:19 am

    I subscribed, excited to receive. Would love to visit UK!

  167. Elly
    on Aug 10th at 8:48 am

    I’m a subscriber already.
    I’d love to visit the Lake District!

  168. Elizabeth Kosten
    on Aug 10th at 6:14 pm

    All signed up! I’d LOVE to visit anywhere in the UK, but I’m especially interested in Scotland since we have family roots there 🙂

  169. Jessica
    on Aug 10th at 7:55 pm

    Subscribed! Thanks for the opportunity!

  170. Jessica
    on Aug 10th at 7:56 pm

    I’d live to visit London and have tea with Dutchess Meghan!

  171. Stephanie Sullivan
    on Aug 10th at 9:23 pm

    I love this road trip!! I subscribed. 🙂

  172. Kathy
    on Aug 11th at 1:19 am

    I signed up! Thank you.

  173. Linda Horin
    on Aug 11th at 4:11 am

    I am already a subscriber. Can’t wait for news about this year’s teacup exchange!

  174. Sharon H
    on Aug 11th at 4:18 am

    I’ve subcribed – thanks!

  175. Linda Horin
    on Aug 11th at 4:47 am

    I would love to visit almost anywhere in England, but I think I want to see London the most. Of course, I also want to see Cornwall, Bath, Brighton, the Lake District, and so much more!

  176. Mary Songer
    on Aug 11th at 7:26 pm

    I subscribed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  177. Mary Songer
    on Aug 11th at 7:26 pm

    I would like to travel all over England but I would start with London.

  178. Esther McCune
    on Aug 11th at 9:29 pm

    Signed up! Thanks for being a part of this scavenger hunt. 🙂

  179. Audrey Stewart
    on Aug 11th at 10:04 pm

    I subscribed / jozywails@gmail.com

  180. Anne L. Rightler
    on Aug 11th at 10:47 pm

    Already a subscriber (at least I think so since the form would not allow me to ‘enter’!

  181. Anne L. Rightler
    on Aug 11th at 10:49 pm

    I have visited England 5 or 6 times. My daughter lived there for 3 years. and I am glad she is stateside but I kind of still wish she lived there too! I would love to visit more of the northern part of England if I ever go back.

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 11:03 pm

      Anne, there are so many wonderful places to visit! It’s wonderful you’ve been there so often. I hope you get to spend that longed for time in the northern part of England.

  182. Minta Boggs
    on Aug 12th at 8:25 am

    I have never been to Great Britain but have always wanted to go to Suffolk because I have heard that the birding there is fantastic.

  183. Melissa
    on Aug 12th at 4:55 pm

    Of course I had to sign up! Thank you for the engaging story of your ventures in England.

    • Cathy Gohlke
      on Aug 12th at 11:02 pm

      Melissa, I’m so glad you enjoyed the memories! : )

  184. Kelly Hodgkins
    on Aug 12th at 8:37 pm

    I tried to sign up but received no confirmation. Please can you subscribe me if I’m not there. I’d love to visit the Jane Austen museum in bath and the many amazing gardens that are on display across the country

  185. Kim Greig
    on Aug 12th at 8:42 pm

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

  186. Renee
    on Aug 13th at 1:18 am

    I subscribed

  187. Becca
    on Aug 13th at 1:19 am

    I subscribed for the newsletter

  188. Angela Sanford
    on Aug 13th at 3:16 am

    I subscribed. Thank you for the chance.

  189. Meagan Briggs
    on Aug 13th at 4:16 am

    Hi, Sandra! Don’t know if you’ll remember me, but you were my mentor in the CWG Apprentice level waaaay back. Anyway, dropping a line to say I signed up. Thanks!

  190. Jessica Hickey
    on Aug 13th at 4:56 pm

    Subscribed! 😁

  191. Jessica Hickey
    on Aug 13th at 4:57 pm

    There are so many places that I’d love to see in Great Britain. I have a friend there right now visiting various tea shops and countrysides. From what I’ve seen, Malvern and London look absolutely stunning.

  192. M. Denis
    on Aug 13th at 7:17 pm

    Subscribed!

  193. Linda Moffitt
    on Aug 13th at 11:30 pm

    The form doesn’t do anything when I tried to sign up so I’m guessing that I already am

  194. Linda Moffitt
    on Aug 13th at 11:31 pm

    Stonehenge and Buckingham palace
    Thank You

  195. Kayla klontz
    on Aug 14th at 3:11 am

    I’m now a subscriber.

  196. Rebecca Dewey
    on Aug 14th at 3:57 am

    I think I must already be signed up because my name and email kept turning red with astricts next to them. I really enjoy your books.

  197. lisa Phillips
    on Aug 14th at 8:34 am

    I signed up for the newsletter

  198. Julie Holden
    on Aug 14th at 1:46 pm

    Subscribed ✔️😀

  199. Julie Holden
    on Aug 14th at 1:47 pm

    Would love to see London but most of all Id really love to see Notting Hill! One of my favorite movies! 💜💜💜

  200. Beverly
    on Aug 14th at 2:15 pm

    Subscribed 🙂

  201. Jill Fortner
    on Aug 14th at 2:34 pm

    I signed up for your newsletter.
    I would love to visit Wales or Scotland and look for long lost relatives. ;D

  202. Nicole House
    on Aug 14th at 2:48 pm

    The form wouldn’t submit, so I think I’m a subscriber? Anyway, I would love to visit the settings for Jane Austen’s books.

  203. Joye I
    on Aug 14th at 3:39 pm

    I tried to sign for the newsletter but it would not go through. Anyway, I enjoy reading your books.

  204. Perrianne Askew
    on Aug 14th at 4:49 pm

    I’m already a subscriber. I would like to visit Ireland since I’m part Irish.

  205. Cherie J
    on Aug 14th at 5:43 pm

    Signed up!

  206. Cherie J
    on Aug 14th at 5:44 pm

    Also, would love to go to the Lake District and Grassmere. The gingerbread looks so yummy!

  207. Nancy M
    on Aug 14th at 11:50 pm

    I already subscribe

  208. Deborah Caudill
    on Aug 15th at 1:50 am

    I subscribed.

  209. Nicki Bishop
    on Aug 15th at 2:35 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Honestly, I would be thankful to visit anywhere in Great Britain 🇬🇧!!

  210. Mary Kay Moody
    on Aug 15th at 2:55 am

    Already rec. your newsletter, Sandra. Yea!

  211. sandra
    on Aug 15th at 7:13 pm

    Thank you, everyone, for road tripping with me and my fellow Tyndale authors!! Renee drew numbers which correspond with names, and Trixi is our winner! Please pop by – and open your newsletters – for more ways to stay in touch and win!!