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LIH Spotlight: Cowboy Homecoming

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Cowboy Homecoming by Louise M. Gouge,
an April release from Love Inspired Historical.

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

Rocky Mountain Proposal 

After two years, Tolley Northam returns home, transformed from a mischievous youth into an ambitious lawyer confident of winning his father’s approval at last. But he soon begins to wonder if the only way to do so is to marry family friend Laurie Eberly—a woman his father has always liked. If only she weren’t so adamant about refusing Tolley’s proposal…

Laurie’s childhood friend is now a handsome, accomplished lawyer with undeniable charm. But she can’t accept Tolley’s proposal; she believes it’s just to earn his father’s praise. First he’ll have to prove to her that he wants her for a wife not because his father thinks she’s the perfect match, but because he does.

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.


Signs of Spring

I enjoy each of the seasons. Each of them has elements I like.

I’m enjoying driving around these days and seeing the flowering trees bursting forth in all their glory. Those with the bright pink blossoms are my favorite sign of spring.


Question for You

What is your favorite sign of spring?


Book Giveaway!

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Congratulations to the winner from my March 6 post.
Jane N. will receive a copy of The Rancher’s Surprise Triplets
an April LIH by Linda Ford.









Keli Gwyn


  • Where I live the Bradford Pear trees blossom first. So that is the first sign of spring coming to me. They are pretty, but I love the redbud trees better with their pink blossoms. When they all bloom at once it is pretty gorgeous! Other than everything blooming I’m not a fan of spring…tornadoes ya know!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, the flowering trees are so pretty, aren’t they? I like the white blossoms, too, but the pink are my favorites.

      Sorry you have to deal with tornado season. I can’t imagine what that much be like, other than scary, of course.

  • Spring is my favorite season, Mostly because I love Easter so very much! I always look forward to the grass turning a brighter shade of green and keeping watch on the trees as they start getting their buds and flowers! One imparticular is a little tree in our front yard that gets white blossoms in early spring and our tradition is to hang colorful Easter eggs on it when it blooms out!
    Thank you and God bless!

  • I think the first would be the sound of the birds chirping. Then the trees with the buds and opening.Life coming back to everything in color. But it also means me getting sick with allergies but I still love it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Diana, I like listening to the bird choruses, too. Such a lovely sound.

      I’m sorry you deal with seasonal allergies. My guy does, too. Not fun.

  • Emily Bailey says:

    One thing that always makes me know that spring is on its way is the sound of frogs croaking in our branch by our house! As a child I always loved waiting for the frog eggs to hatch so that we could catch the tadpoles and put them in a jar. Spring is such special time of year since it means new life will be beginning!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Emily, I’m glad you enjoy the sound of frogs croaking. Since I’m not a fan of amphibians, that sound isn’t one of my favorites. You must be braver than I am. 🙂

  • Brenda W says:

    My favorite signs of spring are buttercups and early shrubs blooming. Also hearing frogs and seeing gardens readied for planting.
    I have heard frogs and seen flowers blooming this year but then we got frost and also snow…..

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, there are many great signs of spring, aren’t there? I’m glad you’ve been seeing (and hearing) some.

      Are you a gardener yourself?

  • Connie Saunders says:

    I love to see the trees begin to bud and the perennials begin to break through the ground. The birds begin to chirp a little louder and the power of the sun becomes so much stronger. A favorite memory from my childhood was walking to school in the Spring and hearing the woodpeckers in the trees. I think that I was probably in the second grade and we had probably just learned about them but I have never forgotten that sound!
    Thanks for another great giveaway.

  • jane naccarato says:

    Daffodils blooming and the leaves beginning to bud on the trees.

  • Robin in NC says:

    I just love the flowers & trees budding & coming back to life!! <3

  • Terressa T. says:

    Seeing the tulips poke through the ground and the birds waking me up every morning with their beautiful sounds.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Terressa, I heard someone way that tulips are the kiss of spring. Since I like puns, tulips and romance, that saying stuck with me. Add in some birdsong, and it’s a springtime feast.

  • Eileen Gros says:

    I live just across the lake from New Orleans and I love our first sign of spring which are the beautiful camellias and azaleas. My bottle brush trees are in full bloom which attracts hummingbirds which are fascinating to watch. Our hawthorns are also blooming now and my hydrangeas are just starting to get leaves. Even though it comes around every year, spring is breathtaking to watch as it unfolds.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Fun post as always Keli! My favorite sign of spring is when I hear and see the first Robins of the season and the budding of the trees ,Something magical about it no matter how many times I see it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynne, I saw a robin recently, which is rare around here. I usually see Stellar Jays. Seeing that beautiful robin with its red chest was a treat. The only thing better is it it would have been singing, however, it seemed more intent on looking for its lunch.

  • Marilyn R says:

    Seeing the beautiful Red Bud trees and Dog Wood trees bursting forth with their flowers before the leaves. Mother nature had given us a taste of spring and now we have below freezing temperatures and some snow. Hopefully, the trees and flowers will not suffer a lot of damage.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, I love seeing those trees in bloom, too. I trust they’ll fare well, despite the snow. We have a saying here that spring can’t really arrive until there’s been snow on the dogwoods.

  • Mary Preston says:

    I like waking up to sunshine and blue skies. Beats the grey gloom of winter.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Mary, blue skies are so uplifting, aren’t they? Our cats get downright grumpy when we have gloomy days. I’m sure one of the two has Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), poor fellow. He’s basking in the sunshine these days, though, so all is well with his world again. 🙂

  • Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    I love to see what we called Easter Lilies, which are really daffodils, come up out of the ground. They are my favorite sign of Spring.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Debbie, I’m used to Easter Lilies being white with several flowers on one stem rather than yellow, like daffodils, with one per stem. No matter which plant you mean, I like them both. They are such lovely signs of spring and new life, aren’t they?

  • jcp says:

    flowers coming up

  • Joan Kurth says:

    My favorite sign of spring is when my lilacs bloom. The whole backyard smells so fragrant!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Joan, I love lilacs. We have several bushes in our backyard. I love to bury my nose in the fragrant blossoms and inhale their lovely perfume–after checking for bees, that is. 🙂

  • Paula S. says:

    My favorite sign of spring has got to be the flowers and the air just smells so good. Love daffodils, crocuses, tulips, lilacs .

  • Annie JC says:

    Favorite sign of spring, TULIPS! I love tulips. When I see them, I know Spring is here. Though, I have horrible allergies, so that’s a bummer! LOL.

    Annie @JustCommonly

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Annie, tulips are such bringers of joy, aren’t they? I love all the colors they come in.

      I’m sorry you deal with seasonal allergies. So does my husband. I see how miserable they make him. I feel for you.

  • Kat Good says:

    We have a tree outside of our bedroom and I watch for when the buds show up on it. I always know that when spring is coming!

  • Julie Jobe says:

    My favorite signs of spring are all the beautiful colors as flowers start to bloom and how wonderfully green the grass and leaves begin to look.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I live in the Sierra Foothills of California where it stops raining around mid-May and doesn’t rain again until near the end of September. As a result, the hills are golden brown half of the year. Because of that, I love seeing the green in the spring.

  • Debbie Clatterbuck says:

    My favorite sign of spring was when I was young and my best friend’s mom’s lilac trees would start to bloom. I love lilacs because they remind me of my childhood and my very best friend Lisa Ritz. I sure do miss her.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Debbie, I love lilac trees, too. We have some in our backyard that came from starts we took off my mother-in-laws bushes. As is the case with you, seeing those blooms brings back memories of a loved one, which makes them all the more special.

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Just found out who this week’s winner is: Connie S. Congratulations, Connie! Look for an email from me.