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LIH Spotlight: A Rancher of Convenience

It’s September, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical will soon be on the shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
A Rancher of Convenience by Regina Scott.

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

A Rancher of Convenience

Fill-In Father…and Husband 

Sweet mail-order bride Nancy Bennett can’t believe it when her husband is exposed as a cattle rustler—and killed. And when the banker holding the ranch’s mortgage questions whether she can run the ranch on her own, the pregnant widow has nowhere to turn. Until steady foreman Hank Snowden proposes marriage…

Racked with grief about his role in Lucas Bennett’s death, Hank resolves to do right by the man’s wife and child. So it’s natural for him to step in as Nancy’s newly minted husband. But the marriage of convenience may become more than a mere obligation…if only Hank and his bride can brave the first steps toward elusive true love.

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…

I saw on your website that you own a historical, fantasy and science fiction costume collection that take up the entire closet in your office. Which of your many costumes are your favorites, and why?

Regina says: “That’s like asking an author to name her favorite book! But, I’ll try. One of my favorites is my Oriental wedding robe. It’s lavender embossed silk, with flowers and insects all over the fabric and silver and gold work on the cuffs. Then there’s my pirate queen doublet, fuchsia satin embroidered with butterflies. Oh, wait, what about the turn-of-the-century wedding dress, cream satin with a sweetheart neckline and no less than 27 buttons up the back? Or my latest, a steampunk-inspired outfit that features a gray pinstripe tiered skirt with black ruffles, cutaway in front; a gentleman’s tailcoat; and a fascinator with brass gears on the brim. See! I told you it’s hard to play favorites. 🙂 ”

Your Turn…

Do you enjoy dressing up?

What costumes have you worn that you’ve enjoyed the most?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of A Rancher of Convenience.

Giveaway ends Sunday, September 11  at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, September 12.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my August 22 post,
Fedora C, who will receive a copy of A Hasty Betrothal,
an August 2016 Love Inspired Historical by Jessica Nelson.

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Keli Gwyn


  • Keli Gwyn says:

    My apologies for the post going up a day later than usual. I’ve been battling a nasty head cold and have spent far more time napping than I have online.

    I will respond to your wonderful comments, but it might take me a little while.

  • Becky Smith says:

    Wow! I’d love to see all your costumes!!! I have had fun the few times that we dressed up for a Victorian tea party, but we haven’t had much occasion to dress up. I just finished Make-Believe Beau (loved it) and started A Home of Her Own. Great books! I will have to put A Rancher of Convenience on my TBR list.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, don’t Regina’s costumes sound wonderful? I love the idea of dressing up for Victorian tea parties, especially since one of the costumes I have is an elegant purple Victorian gown.

      Thanks for your kind words about my latest two LIHs. They mean a great deal to me.

  • Beth F. says:

    That book sounds wonderful! A different twist on a mail order brides book.
    My favorite costume is probably my Colonial Era dress that I made. I have worn it a few times to a local heritage fest and it always gets compliments 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Beth, how fun to have a Colonial gown–and to have a heritage festival to wear it to. I’m impressed that you made it yourself. You must be mighty talented. I’m glad it garners you well deserved compliments.

  • Gayla Beech says:

    The book sounds great and for like Halloween I don’t dress up but I do like to dress up to go out to dinner

  • Deana Dick says:

    I remember dressing up one year for Halloween as Groucho Marx. I really had a great time and no one recognized me.

  • Katie Andersen says:

    I do not really like dressing up… but probably because I am from a a really conservative, non-populated area, so we really don’t have much occasion to be in a costume! I haven’t really dressed in anything super fun, but I would like to dress up in a full princess gown! I do think that would be fun!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Katie, I think many of us dream of dressing up as a princess. Sadly, few of us have a reason to, but it would be fun. Maybe we gals out to get the idea of Princess Parties started. What do you say?

  • vera wilson says:

    On Halloween dress up as a witch.

  • jane naccarato says:

    Halloween wearing all of daddy’s Marine Corps stuff including the bayonet. The helmet got really heavy by the end of the night.

  • Regina Scott says:

    Thanks for asking such an interesting question, Keli! Your costumes sound great, ladies! I wish I had pictures of mine, but I’m not particularly photogenic, and I’m usually the one behind the camera, not in front of it. Good luck on the draw, all!

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    I haven’t much but I do try to for Halloween! My favorite was dressing as a cat woman with mask and tail!

  • Trixi says:

    I only like dressing up for church, other than that no I don’t. I used to go trick-or-treating as a kid and loved dressing up as different things.

    I’d much rather hang out around the house in my comfy casual sweats…lol!

    Thanks for the fun author interview/book giveaway! Keli, I pray God heals your head cold in a hurry, it’s no fun being sick!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, I like to dress up for church, too. That’s one time I can pull out my hats.

      Thanks for the prayers. I’m finally beginning to feel better. My husband said lots of students are dealing with this early fall cold in our area. Just wish they hadn’t shared it with our entire family. Well, the cats are fine, at least. 🙂

  • Nope, not a dress up fan, but love the descriptions of Regina Scott’s costume closet!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I did most of my dress-up as a child. I do have a beautiful purple Victorian gown that I wear to book signings and such and a couple of German Dirdles (native costumes) that I wear to our church’s Trunk-or-Treat event, where Gwynly and I have a German-style game.

  • Merry says:

    The only two times I can think of when I dressed up was wearing Minnie Mouse ears at Disney and when I was a little girl I was in the hospital for Halloween and I dressed up as Zorro. I was a real little tomboy back in the day and my picture was in the paper.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Merry, I’m so sorry you were in the hospital over Halloween. That would be hard on a child, but it’s cool that you and your Zorro costume made the paper.