The answer to contest question #4 was: “…the rivalry of the king’s sons…and a neighbor out for vengeance…”
Now on to Prize #5. In Illuminations of the Heart, Siri owns a treasured hand mirror carved from ivory, a gift from her first husband. I just happen to have here a very pretty hand mirror to give away. Sadly, it's not actually carved from ivory, though one can pretend that it is. And although it's not an exact replica of Siri's mirror, Siri would have been very happy to have a mirror as pretty as this. (Especially if it was really made of ivory and gold, but alas, her poor author could only afford this pretty, but less expensive, version.)
How can you win this lovely replica? Visit my website, click on "Excerpts", and read the excerpt from Illuminations of the Heart. Then send me the answer to the question: "In this scene, who kissed who first?"
Send me the answer with your NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:55 PM PST. Please type: Contest #5 in the subject line. I'll draw a winner and announce the name when I announce our 3 PM contest and prize!
(Here's a picture of the front and back of the mirror. In case you haven't notice by now, I'm not the best photographer. I couldn't avoid getting the dark glare off the mirror portion, but I promise you it's a real, reflective mirror! By the way, you guys have no idea how tempted I am to keep some of this stuff for myself!!!)