Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlight: For the Sake of the Children & Rescuing the Runaway Bride

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
For the Sake of the Children by Danica Favorite and
Rescuing the Runaway Bride by Bonnie Navarro,
two January 2017 releases from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the stories below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy of each,
which will go to two different winners.

For the Sake of the Children
by Danica Favorite

The Nanny Agreement

Widower Silas Jones needs a mother for his daughter, and marriage could help his former sweetheart repair her tattered reputation. Yet he can’t blame Rose Stone when she refuses a marriage of convenience after he once broke her heart, marrying another woman to save his family’s farm. He’s blessed Rose agrees to be his nanny. If only she’d look at him again with the warmth she shows little Milly…

Rose’s tarnished past hasn’t quelled her spirit. She’s building a good life in Colorado with her infant son—and the glimmer of a future with Silas. But when his in-laws try to claim Milly, Rose must decide if the makeshift family she and Silas have forged can reopen her heart to love.

Rescuing the Runaway Bride
by Bonnie Navarro

Wrong Groom, Right Bride

When the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Mexican landowner is injured saving his life, Christopher Samuels must nurse her back to health. Despite their language barrier, Chris grows close to Vicky Ruiz…but she’s betrothed to another man. Can Chris care for the spirited young woman and find a way to take her home in time for her wedding, without falling for her in the process?

Vicky would prefer spinsterhood to her arranged marriage. But while words aren’t necessary to express the growing attraction between them, Vicky can’t make Chris understand her reasons for running away. He seems determined to return her “home” to her father’s hacienda. Why can’t Chris see that the only home Vicky wants is with him?

Copyright © 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
or its affiliated companies, used under license.

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Changes to my blog format…

To make things quicker and easier for all of us, I’ve switched things up a bit.

  1. Instead of asking the author(s) a question, I ask you one as a way to get to know you better.
  2. No more Rafflecopter entry forms. All you have to do is comment to enter the weekly giveaway.
  3. Each week of this month I’ve given away two books, those from December first, followed by those from January. Starting in January, I’ll be giving away the following month’s books, one per week. This way you can win the books before they hit the stores’ shelves. 🙂

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Reflecting on 2016…

During this week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I grow reflective. As I look back on the waning year, certain events stand out as the highlights. Sometimes it can be difficult to pick one experience that surpassed the others, but not this year.

The highlight of 2016 was our daughter’s return to the States after her three years in Europe. Adriana spent a year in France working as an English-language teaching assistant in two middle schools. From there, she went to Austria, where she spent two years in the same position, this time working in two high schools.

Although I’m thrilled that our gal had this incredible experience, I missed Adri and was happy to see her return, as my beaming face in the photo below illustrates. When Adri stepped off that escalator, she braced herself for my hug, which was a good thing. I threw myself at her with such force that I might have bowled her over otherwise.

Question for You…

When you look back on 2016, which event stands out as your best?
If you have more than one and can’t choose, feel free to share all of them.

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of either For the Sake of the
Children
or Rescuing the Runaway Bride by leaving a
comment on this post with the answer to the question above.
You must answer the question to qualify.
(Be sure to leave your email address when you’re
prompted to do so during the commenting process.
To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, December 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winners to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, January 2.

Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.

Congratulations to the winners from my December 19 post.
Marilyn R will receive a copy of Montana Cowboy Family
by Linda Ford, and Jane N will receive a copy of
His Substitute Wife by Dorothy Clark.

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LIH Spotlight: Montana Cowboy Family & His Substitute Wife

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Montana Cowboy Family by Linda Ford and
His Substitute Wife by Dorothy Clark,
two January 2017 releases from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the stories below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy of each,
which will go to two different winners.

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Temporary Family 

After discovering one of her young students has been abandoned along with his sisters, schoolteacher Sadie Young whisks them away to the safest place she knows—her own home. And when handsome cowboy Logan Marshal vows to assist her in caring for the children, she isn’t sure she wants his help…but she needs it. If she lets Logan get too close, though, he may discover the secret she’s convinced will be her ruin.

Logan Marshall isn’t looking for a family. But with the parentless children and their unflappable teacher tugging at his heart, it appears he has one—at least temporarily. The kids would like nothing better than to have a real mother and father, and with Logan slowly falling for Sadie, their deepest wishes just might come true…

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A Convenient Marriage 

Blake Latherop needs a wife in order to keep his business, and his betrothed has apparently eloped with another man. So when his fiancée’s sister, Audrey Prescott, steps off the train in Whisper Creek offering to be his bride, he’s in no position to refuse. But it’s hardly the marriage he had in mind.

Audrey knows she shouldn’t have answered Blake’s letters in her sister’s name…but she couldn’t bring herself to tell him of his fiancée’s betrayal. Now the only way to fix things is through a temporary marriage. But as she comes to love her new life in the West, Audrey dreads the day Blake finds another solution to their situation. Because what started as a marriage of convenience has become so much more for her…

Copyright © 2017 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
or its affiliated companies, used under license.

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Changes to my blog format…

To make things quicker and easier for all of us, I’ve switched things up a bit.

  1. Instead of asking the author(s) a question, I ask you one as a way to get to know you better.
  2. No more Rafflecopter entry forms. All you have to do is comment to enter the weekly giveaway.
  3. The last two weeks of the month, I’ll give away two January books. Starting in January, I’ll be giving away the following month’s books, one per week. This way you can win the books before they hit the stores’ shelves. 🙂

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Exploring the New Bookstore in Town…

A brand new Barnes & Noble store opened in a nearby town. My husband invited me on a date to check out the store during the grand opening that took place last week. He totally gets me. 🙂

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Carl and I spent two hours there. I noted some features I hadn’t seen in a bookstore before. There’s a coffee & wine bar, along with a sit-down restaurant.

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The CD section I expected to find is no more. It’s been replaced by vinyl.

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I saw not one, not two, but three display tables with books that had been signed by the authors. I checked to make sure the signatures hadn’t been added before the books went to print, but they hadn’t. Each one was slightly different. How cool is that?

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Questions for You…

Would having a restaurant inside a bookstore make you more likely to visit the store?

Where is most of your music stored? On your phone, computer or tablet? Or do you have a collection of CDs, cassettes and/or vinyl aka record albums?

Would finding a display of books signed by the author make you more or less likely to purchase them?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of either a Montana Cowboy
Family
or His Substitute Wife by leaving a comment
on this post with the answer to the question above.
You must answer one of the questions to qualify.
(Be sure to leave your email address when you’re
prompted to do so during the commenting process.
To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, December 24 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winners to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, December 26.

Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.

Congratulations to the winners from my December 12 post.
Lynne F will receive a copy of A Family Arrangement
by Gabrielle Meyer, and Kay B will receive a copy of
Wed on the Wagon Train by Tracy Blalock.

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LIH Spotlights: A Family Arrangement and Wed on the Wagon Train

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer and
Wed on the Wagon Train by Tracy Blalock,
two December 2016 releases from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the stories below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy of each,
which will go to two different winners.

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Makeshift Family 

Abram Cooper has ten months to turn rough Minnesota country into a vibrant town, or his sister-in-law will take his three sons back to Iowa with his blessing. Until then, Charlotte Lee has agreed to keep house and help raise his children as part of their bargain. But can the single father fulfill Charlotte’s requirements in time to make sure that she and his boys don’t leave—and take his heart with them?

Charlotte is convinced that the wilderness is no place to raise her nephews. But as she watches the community slowly develop, she sees that Abram just might be able to make it blossom. With three little matchmakers bringing her and Abram together, Little Falls could become not just a flourishing town, but the perfect home for their patchwork family.

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Temporary Marriage 

When she and her sister are unexpectedly orphaned and prevented from traveling West unless they have a male chaperone, Mattie Prescott disguises herself as a boy. But after Mattie’s fellow wagon train companions discover her masquerade, their long-dreamed-of fresh start is over before it’s even begun. She has only one choice: marriage to the man who helped her—and kept her secret—along the trail.

To save her honor and his own, Josiah Dawson agrees to take Mattie as his bride. But his plans don’t include a wife, and this hasty union is just a temporary duty he’ll dissolve at the end of the trail. As Mattie proves herself indispensable in the face of tragedy, though, it’s soon clear that she’s also indispensable to Josiah’s heart…

Copyright © 2016 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art and cover copy text used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
or its affiliated companies, used under license.

💜💜💜

Changes to my blog format…

To make things quicker and easier for all of us, I’ve switched things up a bit.

  1. Instead of asking the author(s) a question, I ask you one as a way to get to know you better.
  2. No more Rafflecopter entry forms. All you have to do is comment to enter the weekly giveaway.
  3. I’m giving away two December books away this week, as I did the previous week. The last two weeks of the month, I’ll give away two January books. Starting in January, I’ll be giving away the following month’s books, one per week. This way you can win the books before they hit the stores’ shelves. 🙂

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Questions for You…

cold-fighting-trioI’ve spent this past week battling a pesky head cold. Sadly, I had to miss out on some of the fun activities I had planned. I needed the time to rest up, and I didn’t want to spread my germs.

All I felt like doing was crashing on the couch with our cats and watching movies, but I forced myself to tackle some of the tasks on my to-do list. Thankfully, I have a heater in my office, so I’ve been nice and warm. I also have a husband who takes good care of me.

What do you like to do when the cold bug bites you? Do you prefer to curl up under the covers and watch a movie, read a book, listen to music, etc, or are you a person who forges ahead despite your fuzzy head? Do you want to be pampered or left alone?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of either a A Family Arrangement
or Wed on the Wagon Train by leaving a comment
on this post with the answer to the question above.
You must answer one of the questions to qualify.
(Be sure to leave your email address when you’re
prompted to do so during the commenting process.
To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, December 17 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, December 19.

Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.

Congratulations to the winners from my December 5 post.
Lucy Reynolds will receive a copy of Pony Express Christmas Bride
by Rhonda Gibson, and Merry S will receive a copy of
Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe by Louise M. Gouge.

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