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LIH Spotlight: A Convenient Christmas Wedding

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
A Convenient Christmas Wedding by Regina Scott.

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


The Marriage Agreement 

Proposing a marriage of convenience to a rugged logger is the boldest move of Nora Underhill’s sheltered life. In return for Simon Wallin’s protection from her overbearing family, the unassuming seamstress offers prime frontier farmland. But their paper marriage changes when Nora’s greedy brother tries to draw her back into a life of drudgery. Her only option: move to Simon’s farm, and into the center of his loving, unruly family.

Years of shouldering responsibility have left Simon cynical and reserved. But little by little, Nora’s warmth opens his shuttered heart to joy. With their marriage claim under threat, can this practical arrangement blossom over the holidays…and become a love for all seasons?

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.


Fun Question for Regina…

Since you live in Washington state and since winter is fast-approaching, I’m sure you’re anticipating some rain. Having lived in Vancouver, Washington back in my twenties, I know there can be a good deal of the wet stuff. I once counted forty rainy days in a row. That experience gave me a new appreciation for Noah. 🙂

How do you deal with the many rainy days that come your way? Do you enjoy dancing in the rain and splashing in puddles, or are you more of a hole-up-in-front-of-the-fire-with-a-good-book-while-listening-to-the-rain-patter-against-the-window-panes person?

Regina says: “It’s funny—I grew up on the west side of the state, where it rains a lot. I don’t remember staying indoors. We just pulled up our hoods and pulled on our boots and went outside anyway. After college, I moved to the east side of the state where, as few people outside Washington know, it’s sunny all the time. Yes, really. Kennewick, which was my home for more than 20 years, has 360 days of sun a year. I got spoiled. Now I’m back on the west side, and I definitely like to hunker under a quilt with a good book and listen to the rain when I can.”

And how many umbrellas do you own? Are there any cute ones in your collection?

Regina says: “Surprisingly, just one. I didn’t even need that in Kennewick. I don’t often use it here. I invest in boots and coats with hoods, and I pull them up like I used to do when I was a child and head out if the mood suits me, rain or shine. :-)”

Your Turn…

Do you welcome the rain when it comes, or would you
be a person huddled inside a warm, dry home?

How many umbrellas do you own? Do you have a special one?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of A Convenient Christmas Wedding.

Giveaway ends Sunday, November 13  at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, November 14.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my October 31 post,
Megan B, who will receive a copy of The Seven Brides for Seven Texans
Romance Collection
due to be released on December 1,
which includes my first novella, “A Love Returned.”





Keli Gwyn


  • vera wilson says:

    Have 3. One big one (golf size) use when need to unload car when shopping. Small ones for normal use. But would rather just stay inside and watch the rain from the windows.

  • Brenda W says:

    I like just enough rain to cut down the fire hazard, keep farmers crops and gardens growing and producing.
    I would hole-up in a warm house with a good book or an e-book on my tablet or an audio book playing on my pc while I work. I love the LIH books!
    I might have one umberella that is fit to use and it is probably in my car. I prefer hooded coats and I pretend my feet don’t get damp.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, as the daughter of a man who spent his career fighting wildfires, I’m all for rain to reduce the fire hazard. I like rain for the crops, too. The Central Valley of California, where lots of produce is grown, needs water.

      Thanks for being such a devoted fan of the LIH line. They do make good books to curl up with on rainy days, don’t they?

  • I love the rain. I like to sit inside and listen to it pour down. If I have to go out in it then it isn’t so fun, but I don’t melt so that is good! I don’t own an umbrella. I just walk real fast between the drops! hahaha! I did purchase a pair of rain boots this past year, but have only worn them maybe 3 times because I forget about them!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      I’m with you, Julie. Listening to rain on the roof is soothing. I own umbrellas, but I often dash between the drops without one, too. 🙂

  • I have an airline umbrella that I keep at ready when I’m out but usually I just “go with the flow” lol. I love rain, especially on the roof, and the refreshing air. To walk barefoot in puddles was always a treasure to me when I was even a young mom. I ran to the corner grocer and was teased that I likely wasn’t really out of milk completely.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kathleen, rain does smell good, doesn’t it? I especially like the musty, dusty scent that accompanies the first rain of the season. One reason I head outside to dance in the rain when it finally arrives is to breathe in nature’s perfume.

  • jane naccarato says:

    It depends on my mood sometimes it’s stay inside with a blanket and book othertimes it’s play in the rain. No umbrellas just use a jacket and baseball hat.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, I have a hunch you can be found reading on non-rainy days, too. I know how much you love reading. 🙂

      It seems to me that few Californians actually carry umbrellas. I guess we’re so grateful for the rain when it comes that we don’t mind getting a little wet. What do you think?

  • Connie Saunders says:

    I have 2 umbrellas and they are both in my car right now. 😀 Today I would welcome rain because there are many forest fires here in KY.

  • Pam Lunsford says:

    I love it when it rains and storms. We have a covered porch and my husband and I sit there and watch it rain. We like to watch to see if the big creek in front of the house rises.
    Do bags count as umbrellas? Haha. I have one umbrella and most of time I can’t find it. So I either put a bag over my head or just run for it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Pam, I think sitting on a covered porch and watching the rain sounds like a great idea. Makes me wish we had a covered porch.

      As another who often forgets to carry her umbrella, I totally get the running for it. 🙂

  • Marilyn R says:

    I do not mind being out in a gentle rain. I have multiple umbrellas. I keep one in my desk drawer, car and some at my home. I’ll watch out the window at the rain even when it’s a heavy down pour and winds are pouring.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, you sound like a person who is prepared. I try to remember to put an umbrella in my car when the rainy season arrives, but I often forget. Good thing I don’t mind the rain too much. 🙂

  • Trixi says:

    Hi Keli and Regina! I live on the Oregon coast so I know what rain is…lol! I grew up in Illinois where we have four seasons so when I first moved to Oregon many years ago, I hated the rain all the time. Here we have really two seasons…rain or no rain, lol! But I’ve come to love the rainy days (unless it rains several days in a row). As far as umbrellas, I own one, and I only use it to take the dog outside. Otherwise, I just do what you do Regina, pull my hood up, don my Bearclaw boots and go on as if it’s a nice sunny day 🙂

    I’ve already read, enjoyed and reviewed this book, but I will help spread the word about the giveaway!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, it sounds like your weather is a lot like ours here in the Sierras. Around about May, the rain stops, and it doesn’t show up again until late September or early October. When it arrives, I’m so happy to see it that I don’t mind being out in it.

      I like how you and Regina choose to take rainy days in stride. What a great attitude.

  • Dianna says:

    I like rain, as long as I’m inside. I don’t like to be out in it!

    I have two or three umbrellas. No special one…maybe that’s why they seem to hide from me.

  • Mary Cloud says:

    I hate being out in the rain. I think I have about 5 umbrellas

  • Merry S. says:

    I like the rain. We are in a drought here so we really need the rain. We also get our water from the underground aquifer so the rain is essential. I have 2 umbrellas but they always disappear when someone takes them. My sweet kids eventually return them.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Merry, I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with drought. We’re five years into one here in the Sierra Foothills of California. We started the season with a nice soaking rain. I hope you get plenty of rain this year.