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LIH Spotlight: Counterfeit Courtship

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

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Counterfeit Courtship by Christina Miller.

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

Counterfeit Courtship

Second Chance Reunion 

Returning home, Confederate hero Colonel Graham Talbot faces his toughest battle yet—avoiding the marriage-minded young ladies in town vying for his attentions. With a stepmother and orphaned niece to support, the penniless soldier has no intention of marrying. Neither does the woman he once loved, his next-door neighbor Ellie Anderson. But Ellie has a proposal of her own: a pretend courtship to keep their unwanted admirers at bay.

Ellie’s unpredictable childhood left her determined to safeguard her independence—and her plantation. Blaming herself for driving Graham away to war, she devises a plan to help them both. But when it goes awry, Ellie will face a choice: save her beloved property…or trust in a relationship that’s becoming undeniably real.

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 Christina…

In looking through your Facebook timeline, I noticed a number of posts about vintage TV shows. Which of those golden oldies are your favorites?

Christina says: “The Andy Griffith Show is my favorite. I watch it every day at lunchtime! I love it because Mayberry is a lot like my hometown and the characters are so much fun. Clean humor is hard to find on TV these days. Once while my husband and I were traveling through North Carolina, we visited Mount Airy, the town Mayberry is based on. I loved it!

Thanks, Keli, for having me on your blog!”

Your Turn…

There are many wonderful vintage TV shows. Which are your favorites?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Counterfeit Courtship.

Giveaway ends Sunday, July 31  at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, August 1.

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

Congratulations to Julie G, winner from my July 18 post,
who will receive a copy of The Nanny Solution,
Barbara Phinney’s July 2016 release.

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Keli Gwyn


  • I guess vintage could span different times for different people, but I love The Dick Van Dyke show, and then later, Mary Tyler Moore.

    I love Christina’s work. Counterfeit Courtship is a gem, just like the author!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I remember watching the Mary Tyler Moore Show and laughing my way through the episodes. Dick Van Dyke is a talented actor. I’ve seen some episodes of his show. He was fabulous as Bert in Mary Poppins.

      Christina is a sweetheart!

  • I love the Beverly Hillbillies! It was my favorite show when I was young. I think I have nostalgic memories because one time I got sent to bed early for disobeying my parents and as part of that punishment I missed my favorite show The Beverly Hillbillies. It was a sad evening for sure!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, the Beverly Hillbillies was such a fun show, wasn’t it? I laughed my way through many episodes. The theme song was great! I’m sorry you missed an episode. Sounds like that was quite an effective punishment. 🙂

  • B J Bassett says:

    Loved the Waltons.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      B J, The Waltons was one of my favorite shows. I had a crush on John Boy. Since I wanted to be a writer, I could relate to his dream. I liked him so much that I even learned how to sit down into a pretzel position in that loose-legged way he had. 🙂

  • Carolyn Hill says:

    I love The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Carolyn, those were two of my favorite shows. I thought Melissa Gilbert was well cast as Laura. I’d read the books many times before the show first aired and felt like Melissa Gilbert did a great job conveying Laura’s spunk.

  • Andrea Stephens says:

    There are so many good classic tv shows that I love! Other’s have left comments with some of my favorites, I like Petticoat Junction. I love that there is a cable channel “Antenna TV” that shows so many great classics. It’s also kind of sad. Why can’t there be good, wholesome shows on tv?

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Andrea, the Antenna TV channel sounds like a great one for those of us who appreciate vintage TV shows. Could be dangerous for me, though. If I had it, I’d be tempted to watch all my old favorites. 🙂

  • Merry S. says:

    I always liked I Love Lucy. Her antics always make me laugh. I dont know how vintage they are but I also liked Murder She Wrote and Barnaby Jones and Marcus Welby MD.

  • Laura Hilton says:

    I grew up without a TV and we don’t have one now – so I really don’t know any vintage shows. Does that disqualify me?

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Laura, I admire your family’s ability to resist the pull of TV. We had one growing up, but my parents limited our time watching it. My family has one, but we use it primarily for watching shows we get on Netflix. We can be choosy that way.

      Your comment totally counts, so be sure to complete the Rafflecopter entry so you get credit for it. 🙂

  • Deana Dick says:

    I loved the Dick Van Dyke show and Leave it to Beaver. Both great shows with great family values.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Deana, I remember watching Leave It to Beaver. I thought Beaver was great, but I wasn’t as fond of his older brother, Wally. Maybe because I was closer in age to the Beav.

  • Marie Bast says:

    I loved Christina Miller’s Counterfeit Courtship. It is an adorable, well-written romance. My favorite old shows are Andy Griffith and the I Love Lucy.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marie, I’ve heard great things about Christina’s book and look forward to reading it as soon as my next deadline is met. I had a BIG one yesterday, which is why I was slow to get the post notifications up on Facebook. Right about now, I could use a slower lifestyle like that in Mayberry. 🙂

  • Deanna Stevens says:

    The Andy Griffith Show is my favorite too, watch it often 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Deanna, I think many people enjoyed the well crafted characters in The Andy Griffith Show. They became like friends to the viewers. Wouldn’t you agree?

  • Melody says:

    I don’t watch many older shows. I am a current TV addict. Haha But when my Mom was alive, I used to watch M*a*s*h, Perry Mason, My three sons,and I love Lucy reruns with her. I enjoyed each of those shows. 🙂 Whenever I see them on tv now, I always think of her. 🙂

  • Trixi says:

    The Dick Van Dyke show, I Love Lucy, Abbott & Costello, The Carol Burnett Show, Brady Bunch, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligans Island, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat….Oh my goodness there’s SO many more!!! That’s when TV was TV in my opinion! Classic slap-stick comedy, good family dynamics, upstanding morals and values & just simple fun! I almost wished we could travel back in time to return to that.

    Thanks Keli for another LIH spotlight and giveaway chance!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, you named some great shows. I watched many of them, too. I just watched an episode of The Carol Burnett Show last night with my daughter, who loves it. I’d been on deadline for a month, hit send earlier this week and was in need of a good laugh. That show delivers every time. 🙂

  • Dianne Casey says:

    Some of my favorite vintage TV shows are: I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mork and Mindy, The Mary Tyler Show, The Andy Griffin Show and Perry Mason. I could probably go on and on.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Dianne, I’d forgotten about Mork and Mindy. I remember being so impressed by Robin Williams’s off-the-wall humor. He was one talented actor, wasn’t he?

  • Abigail Richmond says:

    I’m a big fan of old movies and shows! Not sure which is my favorite! I live in NC. 🙂 Seeing how you said that you liked Andy Griffith! I’d have to say a few of my favorites are Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, Happy Days, Gilligan’s Island, …and a lot more. 😀

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Abigail, it’s fun for me to see that young people like you enjoy the “oldies but goodies,” too. My daughter does. I watched a classic Carol Burnett Show episode with her just last night.

  • I love most old TV shows. Dick Van Dyke was one of my favorites, Gilligan’s Island, Mork and Mindy–canned laughter and all! Good, clean humor is always fun.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kathleen, I think you stated so well what we enjoy about the classic comedies: ” good, clean humor.” Those shows promoted family values and could be enjoyed by all age groups. It was fun to laugh along with our families, wasn’t it?

  • Connie Saunders says:

    I Love Lucy, both of Bob Newhart’s shows, Mary Tyler Moore and of course Andy Griffith. My 2 year old granddaughter loves Andy & Barney and she can’t get over Opie throwing those rocks in the opening credits. She has been warned about throwing rocks. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, what fun that you get to introduce your granddaughter to the shows we loved when we were young. What a great way to show children how different life was when we were their age.