Keli Gwyn
Birthday Celebration Giveaway!

Surprise!

Since there are five Mondays in July and since this particular Monday just so happens to be my birthday, I’m celebrating with a special giveaway.

Instead of shining the spotlight on another of the August Love Inspired Historicals this week, I’m offering a dozen books from the three Love Inspired lines. How’s that for a gift that will give hours of reading pleasure or make great gifts for friends?

Please scroll down to find out how to enter the giveaway.

The regular spotlights and giveaways will return a week from today.

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Birthday Fun

Carl and I have reached that point in life when we have all we want and then some. Instead of giving each other gifts, we’ve chosen to give experiences.

When Carl and Adriana asked me how I wanted to celebreate my special day last year, I said all I really wanted to do was spend time with them as we browsed in IKEA. My family granted my wish.


My guy and I first discovered this wonderful store when we lived in Germany early in our marriage, so going there now evokes memories of a very special time in our life.

After we spent a couple of hours looking at the many interesting items—and putting a few in our cart—we enjoyed a delicious lunch in the cafeteria.


Adri asked me recently what I wanted to do to celebrate my birthday this year. Since Carl and I had just returned from a two-week road trip, I wasn’t eager to spend a lot of time in the car, so a day trip was out.

Our gal, who knows her mother well, reminded me that I’d had a blast at IKEA last year and asked if I wanted to go again. Yup! I agreed without delay. More memories to be made.

Questions for You

How do you like to spend your special day?

What’s one of your most memorable birthdays, and why?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a box filled with 12 books from the three Love Inspired
lines by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to one of
the questions above. You must answer a 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, July 22 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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

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

Congratulations to the winner from my July 10 post!
Lynne F. will receive a copy of Frontier Want Ad Bride,
an August LIH by Lyn Cote.

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LIH Spotlight: Frontier Want Ad Bride

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Frontier Want Ad Bride, an August release from
Love Inspired Historical author Lyn Cote.

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

Bride by Mail 

Mail-order bride Judith Jones has barely arrived in Pepin, Wisconsin, before she’s whisked away to prepare for her wedding to Asa Brant. Though something about Asa seems so familiar, how do two strangers become husband and wife? Especially when Judith senses Asa’s hidden sorrow. His kindness in helping two young orphans could win her heart…if only he’d open up to her.

Determined to start over after four years of brutal war, Asa moved away and sent for a mail-order bride. He had no idea the woman answering his ad would be the sister of his former soldier in arms. The less he reveals, the fewer painful memories there are to confront. But Judith’s compassion—and two loving children—might just show them the path to true happiness…

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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Home, Sweet Home

Gwynly and I have spent the last two weeks on the road.
We’ve had a wonderful time visiting with friends and
seeing interesting sights, but I’m eager to get home.
I’ve missed our cats, our bed and my pillow.

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Question for You

What do you miss most when you travel?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Frontier Want Ad 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, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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

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

Congratulations to the winner from my July 3 post!
Nancy F. will receive a copy of Wedded for the Baby,
an August LIH by Dorothy Clark.

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LIH Spotlight: Wedded for the Baby

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Wedded for the Baby, an August release from
Love Inspired Historical author Dorothy Clark.

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

His Family of Convenience 

For widower and ex-doctor Trace Warren, a fresh start in Whisper Creek comes with a catch: to save his home and apothecary shop, Trace must remarry. While making Katherine Fleming his wife is simple enough, he refuses to fall in love again. But keeping his distance from the kind, beautiful woman and the infant she brings with her is dangerously difficult…

Katherine promised to protect the baby left in her care, and a marriage of convenience to Trace is the only way to do that. But all too soon, Trace possesses Katherine’s heart, even as he still carefully guards his own. With hopes of turning their arrangement into a true love match, can Katherine convince Trace to forgive himself for his past mistakes and embrace his new 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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Road Trip

I’m writing this while sitting on a patio in Colorado Springs with a view of Pikes Peak in the distance. Talk about relaxing. Wow!

This trip came about when Carl and I learned about a reunion being held here by the ministry he served with back in the early 80s. I read the email, knew immediately that this event was something I wanted my husband to experience and suggested we make a road trip out of it, which would enable us to visit with several friends en route.

We left California, made the l-o-n-g drive across Nevada, said a quick hello to the Great Salt Lake as we crossed the northwest corner of Utah, enjoyed the varied scenery along the southern edge of Wyoming and turned south into Colorado. After three and a half days in our trusty rental car, we were mighty glad to arrive at our destination.

Colorado Springs is a great place from which to view the Rockies. As a California native who lives at the base of the majestic Sierras, I’m partial to that range, but I have to admit that the Rockies are mighty impressive. This mountain gal is soaking in the beauty.

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Question for You

Which mountain range is your favorite, and why?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Wedded for the Baby
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, July 8 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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

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

Congratulations to the winner from my June 26 post!
Marie P. will receive a copy of Lone Star Bride,
a July LIH by Jolene Navarro.

 

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