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LIH Spotlight: Cowboy Creek Christmas

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Cowboy Creek Christmas, a 2-in-1 which
includes “Mistletoe Bride” by Sherri Shackelford
and “Mistletoe Reunion” by Cheryl St.John.

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


A season for love and family 

Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St.John 

When Marlys Boyd moves West hoping to find acceptance for her doctoring skills, she’s surprised to find her former fiancé, Sam Mason, running the local newspaper. And with the ladies in town determined to make a match of the doctor and the single father, she’s not sure she can resist building the family they once dreamed of.

Mistletoe Bride by Sherri Shackelford 

Pregnant by a man who betrayed her trust, a mail-order marriage is Beatrix Haas’s only hope. But when she arrives in Cowboy Creek and learns her intended groom has died, she needs a new daddy for the baby that’s coming right away. Blacksmith Colton Werner offers the mother and child the protection of his name, but can their marriage of convenience ever lead to 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 Cheryl…

Since this is World Kindness Week, please tell us about an unexpected kindness someone has shown you recently.

Cheryl says: “A couple weeks ago my daughter, granddaughter and I were taking a flight home from LAX. Even though we arrived at the airport a couple of hours early, we got into a roped off line that went out a door. There were at least a hundred people waiting to get through the TSA scanners. We weren’t pressed for time, but we were tired.

A short lady in a uniform approached us, gestured for the last ten of us in line to join her and led us around a corner and down a hall to another door, where we stepped in and immediately had our IDs checked and went though the scanners as though we were VIPs. We thanked God on the spot and were grateful for His favor. We had plenty of time to eat and rest before our flight.”

Your Turn…

What’s a kindness you’ve been shown recently?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Cowboy Creek Christmas.

Giveaway ends Sunday, November 20 at 12 a.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, November 21.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my November 7 post,
Pam L, who will receive a copy of
A Convenient Christmas Wedding
by Regina Scott.

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Keli Gwyn


  • Thanks for the spotlight today, Keli! Hope readers love our Christmas novellas.

  • Lucy Reynolds says:

    The kindness I’ve been shown recently is my hubby drives two hours each way to work and works 10-12 and he still stopped and brought me roses for our anniversary.
    Thank you for a chance to win my fav, Christmas, sigh!

  • Melody says:

    Hmmmm… I can’t think of any kindness from a stranger, but my family is kind all the time! This past week when we were shopping, my 6 year old nephew gave me fifty hugs in the course of the evening, because he wanted to make me feel special. That made my night! He was so sweet! He even told a friend of mine we ran into that he was doing that for me. 🙂

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    My mom was extra kind to me this week when we went out on the town and she treated me with food and shopping!

  • Thank you for featuring us on your blog! I hope everyone enjoys their visit to Cowboy Creek 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Sherri, it’s my pleasure to shine the spotlight on Cowboy Creek Christmas. I’m sure readers will be delighted to spend more time in Cowboy Creek.

  • Here’s my kindness: The willingness of other authors (like Keli 😉 who help us promote and share our work! It’s a lot of effort on their part, and we are always extremely grateful for the opportunity!!

  • Hmmm…here’s another one: Authors who are willing to mentor other authors. When I first started writing, Cheryl took me under her wing. (She’s still teaching me.) I’d probably still be wandering around in the dark if she hadn’t taken the effort.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Sherri, one of the things that most impressed me when I began writing was the generosity of other authors, which included contest judges who taught me how to write. They took the time to offer tips and suggestions on how to improve my stories and my craft, and I appreciate that greatly.

  • Brenda W says:

    My cousin drove about 100 miles to visit 3 cousins and tooks us out for lunch. That was kind of her.
    Also, a nice stranger crossed my path at a park recently. I enjoyed talking to her. We had a couple of things in common–cameras and working on genealogy. I was amazed. That doesn’t happen very often.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, what fun it must have been to meet with your cousins. It’s great that one of them drove so far to meet with the rest of you.

      Meetings with strangers that result in great conversations based on shared interests are unexpected gifts. Glad you received this one.

  • Well you see, there is this author named Keli Gwyn who took the time out of her busy schedule to meet with one of her readers. I thought that was a sweet kindness 🙂 There was another time that someone ahead of me in line at Chick Fil A paid for my meal. And then there are the countless times that just a smile from someone can make my day.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I’m so glad we were able to get together when you were out my way. I had such a great time with your and your husband. What a blessing that time was to me.

      How cool to have someone pay for your meal. Someday I’m going to do that for someone else.

  • Marilyn R says:

    The kindness I was shown was someone wanted my grocery cart in the parking lot so I didn’t have to take it all the way back to the store. I’ve done this kindness for others myself. Thank you for the giveaway. Love inspired historical and romance books to read.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, I’m always happy when I can share my cart with another customer and don’t have to wheel it back myself. Small kindnesses like that can make a difference.

  • Dianna says:

    My friend knows that I like to go to a local used bookstore. She has a $60 book credit there, and offered it to me for $30.

  • Trixi says:

    I have read, enjoyed and reviewed this one already but I will share the giveaway!! Sorry so late Keli, it’s been a busy week and I’m trying to get caught up with the blogs I follow!!

    A kindness I was shown? The last one I can think of, a person letting me in front of them in the grocery store when I had just one or two items 🙂 Mostly, I show that kind of kindness to others not so much does it happen to me.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, I can well imagine you letting someone go ahead of you in the grocery store line. May the Lord grant you a host of unexpected kindnesses like those you show others in the weeks ahead.

  • Connie Saunders says:

    I recently had a colonoscopy and a friend from church came to the hospital and stayed until it was over. She gave me comfort and assurance and kept my husband company.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, how nice it was of your friend to comfort you before and after your procedure and to keep your husband company while it was underway. Friends like that are treasures.