Keli Gwyn
Fifth Monday Bonus Giveaway!

My fourth Love Inspired Historical is coming in March!
Since this is the fifth week of the month and I’ve already
given away the four LIH’s releasing in February, I thought
it would be fun to give away Her Motherhood Wish.
To double the fun, I’m giving away two copies
to two different winners.

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

Building a Family

En route to the Double T Orphanage to work on its expansion, carpenter Chip Evans and Caroline Hunt discover two orphaned children—and become their caregivers. But Chip’s determined not to let himself get too attached to the children who just lost their widowed father…or to the lovely woman helping him care for them. Especially since Callie and the little ones just don’t fit into his detailed plans for the future.

Callie can’t help but fall in love with the orphans, and despite her better judgment, she’s falling for Chip, too. Her dreams of being a wife and mother were not quite like this. But Callie believes a plan bigger than Chip’s brought them all together…and now she just has to help him see it, too.

Click here to read an excerpt.
Click here to view the book’s Pinterest board.

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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 The Thrill of a New Title

This past week, I received the official title of my fifth Love Inspired Historical. Their Mistletoe Matchmakers, my first Christmas novel, will be released in November 2017.

I’m excited about the title because it fits the story so well. Three recently orphaned children take it upon themselves to get their paternal uncle and maternal aunt together. Guess how they go about it? 😉

Question for You

How much does the title of a book influence you?

Of all the Love Inspired Historical titles,
which 3 to 5 stand out as your favorites?
To help you out, I have a list of all the LIHs by author.

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Her Motherhood Wish by leaving
a comment on this post with the answer to one of the questions
above. You must answer at least one 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, February 4 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winners to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, February 6.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my January 23 post.
Robin will receive a copy of
The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze.

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Keli Gwyn

41 Comments

  • Beth Jamison says:

    I tend to like titles with the word “Family” in them, “His” or “Her” something or other, and pictures of kids on the cover.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog, Beth. 🙂

      Family stories are a staple of the LIH line. My first LIH was Family of Her Dreams. My fourth and fifth LIHs will both include children. In Her Motherhood Wish, the story I’m giving away this week, readers will get to re-visit the children from Family of Her Dreams, who are eight years older, and meet two new children, as well.

  • Honestly I usually pick a book by who the author is rather than title. Sometimes a cover will grab me, but usually it is the author. As far as favorites of the LIH line, at the risk of sounding like I’m trying to make an impression…I think the only ones I have read are yours Keli!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Julie. I’m glad you enjoy my stories. There are plenty of other good ones written by other LIH authors. So many books. So little time.

  • Danielle Turner says:

    The title of this book influences me because it makes me want to care for children, even if I’m not a mother right now…😊💓

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Danielle, I hope you’re able to care for children one day. That can be a real labor of love, as any teacher, mother or childcare professional would tell you.

      I’m glad you like the title. My editors came up with it, and I think it’s great. It fits the story very well. Since they came up with it shortly before my final round of edits, I was able to work it into the story, which was fun.

  • Lucy Reynolds says:

    If the title grabs my attention and the cover art then I’ll pick it up and read the back cover. TY. Blessings

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lucy, a catchy title and cover can make a big difference when it comes to attracting potential readers. That’s why I’m so happy with the titles and covers LI has given my books.

  • jane naccarato says:

    Usually it is the title that catches my eye first then plot and cover art. I can list favorite LIH authors but picking favorite titles is hard. Author: Keli Gwyn, Lacy Williams, Dorothy Clark, Linda Ford, Karen Kirst and many others.

  • Jordann says:

    I actually have to say the cover is what influences me the most. Followed by the author. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jordann, covers catch my eye, too. I’m thrilled with the cover of Her Motherhood Wish. The Love Inspired art department did a wonderful job. I’ll admit I do like seeing my name on the front, too. 🙂

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    I would have to say,Keli when looking for a book I would say the title grabs me first.I then usually look at the cover,then read the synopsis. As far as LIH books go I’m afraid there’s too many good ones to choose!

  • Connie Saunders says:

    Hi Keli. I have enjoyed reading all of these titles and there are many that are so creative but I have chosen five that speak of not only a place but also a feeling. Somewhere to Call Home and A Home in Her Heart are by Janet Lee Barton; All Roads Lead Home by Christine Johnson; Home for Christmas by Jillian Hart and of course, your book A Home of Her Own. No matter where I am physically, there is always a place that is home and I think that every person longs to be there, to find their home, to return to it or just to create it. LOVE is a lovely 4-letter word but so is HOME!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations on your new book!
    Connie

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Great choices, Connie. Those titles do evoke warm feelings of home, don’t they? As a homebody, I understand the feelings of belonging, peace and comfort inherent in the word home.

  • Kristine Klein says:

    I don’t know that the title of a book is what draws me to a book. I generally choose a book because it’s from an author that I like. The cover art does tend to grab my attention as well. I once bought some books by an author that I liked, but it took me forever to actually read them simply because I wasn’t crazy about the cover art!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kristine, the author is my biggest draw, too. However, if I haven’t read any of the author’s work, I look at the cover, back cover copy title to see if it’s a story I think would interest me. And the reviews, of course. If others who enjoy the kind of books I do like a story, I’m more inclined to read it. Reviewers and book bloggers are an important part of the process. So grateful for them.

  • Gayla Beech says:

    I loves to read your books. They are very good.

  • Maryann says:

    The title influences me because its one of the first things that captures your attention to a book. I like the cover picture to tell a story to match the title,

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Maryann, I like it when the title and cover convey the same message. The Love Inspired editors and art department work together to make this happen on our books. Her Motherhood Wish with that beautiful model representing Callie and adorable little girl representing Ruby is a great example of their work in that regard.

  • Marilyn R says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading multiple Love Inspired books this past year. Make-Believe Beau was a great historical Love Inspired, A Family Arrangement, Her Unexpected Family are a few favorite ones.

    I love the beautiful covers–especially with children and family units. Thank you for the giveaway of The Motherhood Wish. It’s on my wish list for a site I order from. : )

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, family stories are fun. I had fun writing two for LIH so far with another one on the way in November: Their Mistletoe Matchmakers. I hope at least one of the three children shows up on the cover.

  • Brenda W says:

    Favorite titles–they make me wonder what the books are about–Make-Believe Beau,The Lawman’s Redemption, The Reluctant Outlaw.
    I look at lots of things about a book before I choose to read it–Publishing company, author, back cover, reviews–to see if it is decent to read….. I also look for the time period and the location.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, I smiled when I saw Make-Believe Beau in your list. That was the title I came up with when I submitted the story idea to the editors, so I was happy to see it end up on the book.

      I’m a bit surprised to see that you look at the publishing company. I haven’t heard many readers say that before. To me, it makes sense. Each publishing house is known for a certain type of story, however, I didn’t realize that until after I began writing with a goal of publication. You must be a savvy reader. 🙂

  • Maureen Kolberg says:

    The cover art grabs me first then the title. I like when the title gives a hint of the subject like yours do.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Maureen, publishers work hard on the covers and titles, knowing that both will capture readers’ attention, if done well.

      I didn’t do a very good job coming up with titles when I first started writing. By my fourth book, I finally saw a title I’d chosen show up on the cover. Her Motherhood Wish is my fifth book. That wonderful title fits the story very well, but I didn’t come up with it. The editors chose it, and when I heard it, I knew they had a winner.

  • Anita Ray says:

    The title and cover art grabs me. Usually that and the author has me. Then I read the summary and it’s on! Got me. I have to read it. I only read Christian Books and am so thankful for Authors like you that care about what you are writing!!! Thank you!!!Anita

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Anita, I’m glad you appreciate having good Christian stories to read. There are many talented authors writing them. I long for more hours in the day to bury my nose in a book because there are so many I’d like to read.

  • Shirley Chapel says:

    The title of a book doesn’t attract me as much as the cover does. Thanks for this giveaway. You are a New to me writer. Would love to win.

  • elizabeth says:

    Titles play a part but I am drawn to some books by the cover. I don’t judge it till I read the back but still – there are some covers that are just begging you to read the book.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Elizabeth, there are so many books out there with covers that shout, “read me,” aren’t there? My hats are off to the cover designers, especially those at Love Inspired. They produce great covers every month.

  • Deana Dick says:

    The title does catch my eye but what the book is about influences me more.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Deana, I’m drawn to a book by its cover, but I wouldn’t think of buying one without reading the back cover copy and finding out what others have to say about the story.

  • Cheryl Baranski says:

    The title and the cover play a part in what draws me to a book.

  • Gayla Beech says:

    I like all of your books so far so keep writing

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    It’s time to find out who this week’s winners are: Beth J. and Gayla B. Congratulations, ladies! Look for an email from me.

    For those who didn’t win, be sure to come back for more giveaways. I’ll be featuring the March LIHs throughout February and will be giving away three more copies of mine, Her Motherhood Wish.

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