Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlight: An Unlikely Mother

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
An Unlikely Mother by Danica Favorite,
a May release from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the story below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy.

Bound by a Child 

Hoping to overcome her reputation as Leadville, Colorado’s biggest gossip, wealthy socialite Flora Montgomery offers to help a miner care for an abandoned child. But her growing affection for the sweet boy’s handsome rescuer could be a problem. Especially since her parents insist she must marry for money.

Undercover mine owner George Baxter is digging himself into a dilemma. The once-spoiled Flora has become a delightful, generous woman, and she’ll be devastated by his deception. Yet if he can’t discover who’s sabotaging the mine, George will lose any chance of making a home for Flora and Pierre. Can the little boy who holds both their hearts help them lay claim to a new dream of family?

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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Getting Organized

If my close friends were to describe me, they might choose the word organized. I am, at heart, but when I began pursing my dream of writing, things changed.

With much of my time spent nose-to-keyboard, I devoted less of it to keeping things in their proper places. Piles began appearing. They were soon joined by more piles.

My files underwent a similar change. I used to keep them pared to a minimum, but I lacked the time to weed their contents. They began bulging. I dreaded opening the drawers and trying to squeeze just one more document inside.

To combat the problem and keep myself from going batty, I would periodically clean my office. Those bursts of organizational energy might result in cleared surfaces, but the underlying problem was still there, the evidence hiding in the closet and drawers.

I’ve turned in the second book of my two-book contract and am not under deadline for the first time in three years, so I’m taking time to dig out. Over the weekend, I began by going through piles destined for the shredder. Thirty pounds are ready to be hauled off, and I feel lighter and more at peace already.

Today I will continue deep cleaning my office. My goals are to eliminate those piles, reduce the number of dated documents in those files and rediscover the joy of spending time in a streamlined space.

Once my work table in the corner of my office is clear, I look forward to sorting the boxes of photos and memorabilia I inherited from my dad and my in-laws. My organizational heart is happy.

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Questions for You

Are there areas in your home that
you struggle to keep under control?

Do you have an organizational bent, like me,
or are you comfortable in a less structured setting?

What are some of your best tips for dealing with the
proliferation of papers that have a way of piling up?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of An Unlikely Mother
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to one of
the questions above. You must answer at least one 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, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, April 24.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my April 10 post.
Linda W. will receive a copy of Her Cherokee Groom,
a May LIH by Valerie Hansen!

Congratulations to Paula M, who won the additional copy of
Her Cherokee Groom that Valerie offered to give away!

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LIH Spotlight: Her Cherokee Groom

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Her Cherokee Groom by Valerie Hansen,
a May release from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the story below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy.

Runaway Wedding 

On the run from false murder charges, Annabelle Lang can only count on one man, Cherokee diplomat Charles McDonald. The handsome ambassador has already helped her escape Washington City. Now he’s proposing marriage to protect her honor. Though she’s losing her heart to Charles, Annabelle’s certain his offer comes from duty, not love.

Charles’s feelings for the flaxen-haired beauty go beyond mere companionship, but he’s doubtful a lady like Annabelle would ever consider him under normal circumstances. And with his family expecting him to wed a Cherokee bride, he wouldn’t have asked. If it’s more than convenience that binds Charles and Annabelle, there’s only one way to find out—he’ll have to court his own wife!

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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Easter Traditions

I’m looking forward to our Easter services. Our church has four, and I’m privileged to be serving at two of them. At one service, I’ll be passing out programs. At another, I’ll be greeting visitors at the Welcome Center. I have plenty of smiles ready and waiting.

In addition to our pastor’s uplifting Easter message, regular attendees and visitors alike can enjoy a cinnamon roll warm from the oven. A gentleman in our congregation makes hundreds of them every Easter, and they are delicious. They also make our lobby smell mighty good. This Easter tradition has fast become one of my favorites.

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Question for You

What are some of your favorite Easter traditions?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Her Cherokee Groom
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to the
question above. You must answer it 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, April 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, April 17.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my April 3 post.
Becky S. will receive a copy of The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets,
a May LIH by Noelle Marchand.

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LIH Spotlight: The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets by Noelle Marchand,
a May release from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the story below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy.

A Family-to-Be 

After fleeing to Little Horn, Texas, when she discovered her fiancé was a con man, Caroline Murray agrees to act as the temporary nanny for her brother’s handsome neighbor. Though caring for David McKay’s daughter and the orphaned infant triplets he’s fostering is just a charitable gesture, she’s falling for the children and David. But if there’s one lesson Caroline won’t forget, it’s that her feelings can’t be trusted.

With children to care for and a ranch to run, David definitely needs help—though he doesn’t want a new wife. But his affection for Caroline runs deeper than mere appreciation of her skills as a nanny. She was only supposed to be a temporary solution, but will Caroline find a permanent place in David’s heart?

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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For the Love 0f National Parks

I’ve been looking forward to doing some traveling with Gwynly now that he’s retired. One of our destinations is Southern California, including a stop at Sequoia National Park.


I went to the park as a young girl and only have vague memories. One of those memories is standing in line to see General Sherman. I remembered the famous redwood as being big. That’s an understatement. It’s the world’s largest tree, by volume. Talk about impressive!


We have a few more stops planned on our trip, but seeing this incredible sight will stand out as one of the highlights, I’m sure.

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Question for You

Which national park is your favorite?

Note: Since I’m still working away at the revisions of my
November Love Inspired Historical, Their Mistletoe Matchmakers,
which are due to my editor by the end of this week,
I won’t be responding to comments like I usually do.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to the
question above. You must answer it 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, April 8 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, April 10.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my March 27 post.
Sherida S. will receive a copy of Family of Convenience,
an April LIH by Victoria W. Austin.

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