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LIH Spotlight: Frontier Want Ad Bride

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Frontier Want Ad Bride, an August release from
Love Inspired Historical author Lyn Cote.

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

Bride by Mail 

Mail-order bride Judith Jones has barely arrived in Pepin, Wisconsin, before she’s whisked away to prepare for her wedding to Asa Brant. Though something about Asa seems so familiar, how do two strangers become husband and wife? Especially when Judith senses Asa’s hidden sorrow. His kindness in helping two young orphans could win her heart…if only he’d open up to her.

Determined to start over after four years of brutal war, Asa moved away and sent for a mail-order bride. He had no idea the woman answering his ad would be the sister of his former soldier in arms. The less he reveals, the fewer painful memories there are to confront. But Judith’s compassion—and two loving children—might just show them the path to true happiness…

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.


Home, Sweet Home

Gwynly and I have spent the last two weeks on the road.
We’ve had a wonderful time visiting with friends and
seeing interesting sights, but I’m eager to get home.
I’ve missed our cats, our bed and my pillow.


Question for You

What do you miss most when you travel?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Frontier Want Ad Bride
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to the
question above. You must answer the question to qualify.
(Be sure to leave your email address when you’re
prompted to do so during the commenting process.
To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, July 17.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my July 3 post!
Nancy F. will receive a copy of Wedded for the Baby,
an August LIH by Dorothy Clark.



Keli Gwyn


  • When we go on vacation I miss the family that I leave behind. But enjoy the family that we go to see. Kind of a Catch 22 huh? I miss my routine at home too. It makes coming home so much sweeter when you miss it doesn’t it?

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, it’s great to leave home and visit family and friends in other places, but, as you said, it’s hard to leave others behind and makes for wonderful reunions when we return home.

  • Rachael Clemons says:

    I don’t really miss anything because I know everything will be there waiting on me when I get back.

  • Tima says:

    I absolutely love traveling. But I miss the familiarity of my home after a week or two of being gone.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Tima, I’m a real homebody, so leaving home can be tough for me. Once the trip gets underway, though, I get into a new mindset and have a good time.

  • Maryann says:

    I usually miss my own comfy bed when I travel

  • Jane says:

    The whole point of a trip is to get away from your stuff and see different stuff but I do miss the footstool.

  • Jessica lee says:

    Home I love getting away but I don’t like getting out of my comfort zone

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jessica, I have a hard time leaving my comfort zone, too, but once the trip is underway, I shift my mindset and end up having more fun than I expected to.

  • I think what I miss the most is just the routine and security of being home. I strive on the familiar and don’t do very well when things are a little different from that! I also miss my comfy bed and hobbies!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kalan, I’m a creature of habit who has a hard time leaving home, too, so I can relate. I have to remind myself that exciting experiences await me.

  • Julia Buzard says:

    I miss my pets and sleeping in my own bed!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julia, I missed our cat brothers, but it was nice to get reports from our cat sitter along the way, who told us the boys were doing well.

  • Brenda W says:

    I suppose I miss resting and time alone when I’m traveling.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, I hear you on missing those restful alone times while traveling. I’m an introvert, so I need to recharge regularly. Thankfully, my guy is an introvert, too, and understands when I’ve reached my people limit and need some solitude.

  • Robin in NC says:

    My bed !!!! 😀

  • Mary Preston says:

    I love mail-order bride stories.

    I miss home cooking. No one gets it just right.

  • Martha Peace says:

    Would love to win

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Thanks so much for your giveaways,Keli! I would say I miss the family left behind,our furry babies,and the comforts of our own home. Would love to explore different places,but am a homebody at heart 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynne, I’m a homebody, too. It’s hard for me to leave our place, our cats, my office, the tasks awaiting me there, etc, but once I get away, I end up having a good time.

  • Andrea Stephens says:

    I miss sleeping in my own bed. I don’t sleep well to begin with, going away makes my insomnia worse.

    Thank you for sharing you vacation pics on FB! I loved virtually traveling with you.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Andrea, I’m sorry you deal with insomnia. I do, too, on occasion. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter one comfortable bed after another on this trip. And the pillows were the best I’ve ever found, those lovely down-filled beauties in Europe aside.

  • Becky Smith says:

    When we go on vacation, I miss my bed the most. Some beds are just not as comfortable. I always take my own pillow. I also miss the “quietness” we have when we go to bed in our own house. We just got back from LA, and the people next to us in the hotel were noisy until after midnight, and then noisy at 5 in the morning. This book looks really good!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, taking your own pillow is a good idea. I thought about taking mine, but I decided not to at the last minute. It turned out the pillows in the hotels we stayed at were quite comfortable, which put a smile on my sleeping face, I’m sure. 😴

  • Joan Kurth says:

    I miss my bed and my cat when I travel. I travel with my husband so that is the best part. This book has already caught my interest. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Trixi says:

    My bed, I have a hard time sleeping on a different one…lol! I don’t really miss anything else because I’m just so excited to get away for a while and relax.

    Thanks for the spotlight and giveaway this week Keli!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, I like your positive outlook on traveling. I have a hard time leaving home, but once I manage to get away, I have a good time.

  • Connie Tillman says:

    My bed. As much as I love being away I don’t sleep well when I’m somewhere new

  • Susan Snodgrass says:

    I don’t travel well, but I just miss home when I’m away from home.

  • Connie Saunders says:

    Call me an introvert but for many, many years we were unable to travel so I have gotten into the habit of short trips. I love to take day trips but I truly miss my own bed so I am always glad to be home!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, day trips can be lots of fun without all the hassle of packing, finding a house sitter, etc. Gwynly and I love to tour historic spots here in California’s Gold Country, which make for nice day trips.

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    The winner of the giveaway is Lynne F. Congratulations, Lynne! I’ll be in touch.