Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlights: Pony Express Christmas Bride and Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Pony Express Christmas Bride by Rhonda Gibson and
Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe by Louise M. Gouge,
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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Want-Ad Wife 

Mail-order bride Josephine Dooley’s trip West was supposed to end in marriage to her intended groom—not with the discovery that he hadn’t actually placed the bridal ad! Now her only choice is to convince Pony Express rider Thomas Young to wed her anyway to save her from her scheming uncle.

A bride shouldn’t be a surprise package, and when Thomas finds out about his meddling brother’s ruse, he plans to send his would-be wife packing. However, when he realizes Josephine desperately needs his help and a marriage of convenience is the only way he can protect her, he vows to become the husband she needs. But he quickly learns that it will be hard to keep his new bride at arm’s length…because Josephine is his perfect match.

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A Colorado Christmas Courtship
 

Deputy Grace Eberly can outshoot and outride most men in Esperanza, Colorado…but lassoing a husband is an impossible task. At least she has her good friend Reverend Micah Thomas to keep her company. When outlaws threaten their community, the two join forces to stop them, and Grace’s feelings for the reverend deepen. But she’s sure he’d never love a too-tall cowgirl in trousers and boots.

Micah believes that it’s time to find himself a wife—someone sweet and ladylike who can help him better serve the town. So why do none of the elegant young women of his acquaintance stir his heart like the feisty tomboy deputy? As they work to bring peace to the community, will Grace and Micah finally see that they make the perfect team?

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.

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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. I’ll be giving away two December books away this week and next. 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. This way you can win the books before they hit the stores’ shelves.

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Question for You…

This past weekend, my family enjoyed
Christmas events from two different cultures.

sutter-creek-2016-las-posadas-keli-gwynOn Saturday, we participated in the Las Posadas pilgrimage held in the nearby Gold Rush-era town of Sutter Creek. We joined Mary and Joseph and a sizable group on a trek down luminary-lined streets. Along the way, we stopped at three inns, which turned the couple away. Our final stop was a manger, where we welcomed Baby Jesus.

sacramento-2016-christkindlmarkt-keli-gwynOn Sunday, we went to the Christkindlmarkt in Sacramento, which is a German Christmas market. In honor of the event, we wore our traditional German clothing. I’m shown in my Dirndl with St. Nikolaus and the Christkind, an angel-like character. We enjoyed the smell of Glühwein (mulled wine) in the air, visited the booths selling craft items and German wares, and ate Bratwurst for lunch.

What Christmas events based on other cultures have you participated in? Please include a description for those of use who might not know what the events are all about.

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of either a Pony Express
Christmas Bride
or Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe
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 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, December 12.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my November 28 post,
Chrissy D, who will receive a copy of
The Negotiated Marriage
by Christina Rich.

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