Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlight: His Prairie Sweetheart

It’s May, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical are on the shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
His Prairie Sweetheart by Erica Vetsch.

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

His Prairie Sweetheart

A Home for Her Heart 

After being jilted at the altar, Southern belle Savannah Cox seeks a fresh start out West and accepts a teaching position in Minnesota. But between her students’ lack of English, the rough surroundings and sheriff Elias Parker’s doubts and distrust, Savannah’s unprepared for both the job and the climate. However, she’s determined to prove she can handle anything her new town throws her way.

Elias gives it a week—or less—before the pretty schoolteacher packs her dainty dresses and hightails it back home. But no matter how many mishaps he has to rescue her from, Savannah doesn’t give up. Yet the real test is to come—a brutal blizzard that could finally drive her away, taking his heart with her…

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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Fun Question for Erica…

Not only do you write engaging stories that make me laugh out loud, but you find time to engage in a number of crafty activities as well. What crafts are your favorites, and how long have you been enjoying each one?

Erica says:  “Oh, I love to craft! I have been cross-stitching since I was a teen, and along the way I have picked up crocheting, sewing, and quilting. Quilting is my most recent endeavor, and I have such a love affair with beautiful fabrics! I’ve also developed a secret love of scrapbooking, creating a new scrapbook page for each of my novels, and for major milestones in my writing career. I am currently eyeballing my son’s room, imagining what it will look like when it is my craft/sewing/writing room. 🙂 ”

Your Turn…

What crafts do you enjoy or have you enjoyed in the past?

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Enter to win a print copy of His Prairie Sweetheart.

LIH Giveaway_ His Prairie Sweetheart-1

Giveaway ends Sunday, May 29 at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced here and in my
new LIH Spotlight on Monday, June 6*.

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

(*No LIH Spotlight next week since it’s the fifth Monday
of May and there are only four LIHs per month.
Plus it’s a holiday here in the United States.)

Congratulations to the winner from my May 16 post!
Melody won a copy of The Reluctant Bridegroom
by Shannon Farrington.

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LIH Spotlight: The Reluctant Bridegroom

It’s May, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical are on the shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Reluctant Bridegroom by Shannon Farrington.

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

The Reluctant Bridegroom

Conveniently Wed 

Marriage for any reason but love was once unthinkable to Maryland councilman Henry Nash. But when an innocent encounter with a criminal puts Henry’s reputation in jeopardy, he’ll make any sacrifice to maintain custody of his orphaned nieces. And an alliance with a powerful politician’s daughter could secure the little girls’ futures. As long as gentle Rebekah Van der Geld never hears the rumors surrounding her new groom…

Refusing her father’s choice of husband wasn’t an option for dutiful Rebekah. But Henry’s kindness is a happy revelation, and she’s quickly falling for his adorable nieces—so she allows herself to hope this unconventional arrangement could become much more. But can it survive a shattering revelation that puts their new family in danger?

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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Fun Questions for Shannon…

In your Harlequin bio, you mention that you enjoy stargazing. How did this interest come about? As a romance writer, I can’t help but wonder if you have some memories of starry nights spent with your own personal hero. If so, could you share one? Do you have a favorite constellation?

Shannon says: “What an interesting crop of questions!  Here goes….

My interest in star gazing started with my Dad. When I was little we often spent nights out on the front porch or in the yard just looking up at the sky. He was always quick to point out what planets were visible at the time and we both marveled over the Milky Way.

The interest was revived when my daughter studied basic astronomy in elementary school. She brought home a star map and we spent hours trying to locate the constellations. That Christmas we watched a documentary at church about possible scientific explanations for the “Star of Bethlehem.” Based on mathematical calculations and charts from NASA, the documentary proposed that the wise men most likely saw Jupiter, (known from ancient times as the king planet) in close conjunction with the star Regulus (located in the constellation of Leo the Lion. Since the Old Testament referred to the coming messiah as the “Lion of Judah”, that was how they reasoned a king had been born in Israel. My daughter and I were absolutely fascinated! We came home and shared the story with my husband and son.

To answer your romance question…. Stargazing with my ‘personal hero’ started out more as a scientific interest and celebration of faith. It soon, however turned to romance. We’ve spent many a night since then watching the sky, finding the constellations and marveling over ‘shooting stars.’

One of my favorite memories is being at Yellowstone National Park. The sky out there is SO BIG and the stars are so bright! The Milky Way is brighter than I had ever seen in my life! On our last night in the park my husband and I went outside to watch the midnight eruption of Old Faithful. It was late June but it was so cold! We did not have jackets but we were determined to stay outside. We huddled close together to keep warm. While we were waiting we saw three shooting stars. Old Faithful then erupted against what looked like a black velvet backdrop studded with diamonds. To this day, I cannot imagine a more beautiful place in all the world nor would I wish to share it with any one else!”

Your Turn…

Do you enjoy stargazing?
If so, do you have a special starry night memory?
Do you have a favorite constellation?

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Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of The Reluctant Bridegroom.
Use the Rafflecopter entry form below.

LIH Giveaway - The Reluctant Bridegroom

Giveaway ends Sunday, May 22 at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, May 23.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my May 9 post!
Jennifer H. won a copy of Special Delivery Baby
by Sherri Shackelford.

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LIH Spotlight: Special Delivery Baby

It’s May, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical are hitting the shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Special Delivery Baby by Sherri Shackleford,
the second book in the Cowboy Creek Continuity series.

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

Special Delivery Baby

Instant Daddy 

An abandoned baby is the last thing town founder Will Canfield expects on his doorstep. He’s not the father—and the mother’s unknown. But the precious little girl needs a protector. And Will never backs down from a challenge, even if it means caring for a newborn…or dealing with spitfire cattle driver Tomasina Stone.

With her father gone, Tomasina’s trail life has ended. Yet becoming a polished city lady feels far out of her reach. All she wants is a place where she’ll be appreciated, respected…maybe loved. And the more time she spends helping Will care for the baby, the more she wonders if she’s found it. She’s never wanted to settle down…but Cowboy Creek—by Will’s side—might finally give her heart a lasting home.

Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown

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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Sherri Shackelford's Bookshelf

Fun Question for Sherri…

I laughed when I read your bio, in which you talk about being a busy mother of three who collects mismatched socks. While I have no doubt that’s true, what other collections do you have?

Sherri says: “I’m a remarkably blank slate! Before I took up writing, I was an obsessive reader. I could finish a book in a day. As you can imagine, I didn’t have a lot of opportunity for other hobbies. With three kids running underfoot, free time is scarce. I’m not much for dusting either, and collections seem to require a lot of dusting. My personal library of books is probably the closest I’ve come to a collection. I have over 500 books in alphabetical order on custom-built shelves in my office.” (One of them is pictured.)

Your Turn…

What collections do you have?
Do you, like Sherri, have an impressive collection of books?
Or mismatched socks? 🙂

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Special Delivery Baby.

LIH Giveaway_ Special Delivery Baby

Giveaway ends Sunday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, May 16.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my May 2 post!
Carrie S. won a copy of The Cowboy’s City Girl
by Linda Ford.

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