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LIH Spotlight: Montana Bride by Christmas

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Montana Bride by Christmas, an October release
from Love Inspired Historical author Linda Ford.

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

Wanted: Convenient Wife 

When preacher Hugh Arness advertises for a marriage of convenience, the single father’s not expecting Annie Marshall to apply. She’s too vivacious—and far too pretty. Yet Annie connects with his withdrawn young son, Evan, and he agrees to a trial period—which her grandfather will chaperone—until Christmas. By then he’ll have found a candidate who doesn’t make him long for more than he feels worthy of…

Security and her own home…Annie wants both, without the heartache love brings. Soon she’s earning little Evan’s trust, eager to show his papa that their partnership can work. She knows that Hugh needs tenderness, too. And maybe this Christmas could mark the end of their practical arrangement…and the start of a true union and real family.

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.


Christmas Stories Are Coming!

Three Love Inspired Historical Christmas stories have already arrived in the homes of those of us who are members of the Harlequin® Reader Service program. I know because I’ve already received the October books, which are ready for my giveaways this month.

The October LIHs will begin showing up on the shelves around the middle of that month. Some readers will be eager to grab them, since Christmas stories are their favorites. Others might roll their eyes and say it’s too early.

I’m normally not all that eager to see Christmas stories show up early, but since my November release, Their Mistletoe Matchmakers, will be my first full-length Christmas story as well as my last book, I’m getting excited.


Question for You

What is your reaction to seeing the first
of the Christmas books hit the shelves?
Will you shout with glee, grab those you’re interested in
and start reading right then; buy the books you want but
save them for later; or roll your eyes and walk on by?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Montana Bride by Christmas
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, September 9 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, September 11.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my August 28 post!
Sabrina T. will receive The Outlaw’s Second Chance,
a September LIH by Angie Dicken.




Keli Gwyn


  • Lucy Reynolds says:

    I love Christmas books, so I would be delighted to see them. Thank you for the chance.

  • Connie Lee says:

    I would buy the books I wanted, but save them for a bit later when the weather gets colder.

  • Terri says:

    Love Christmas. Would look at it , grab the ones interested in

  • Deana Dick says:

    I love reading Christmas stories year round. As it gets closer to the holidays I get excited because I know my favorite authors will have wonderful Christmas stories for me to read.

  • Brenda W says:

    I would buy the books I wanted and save them till near Christmas. Unless they are part of a series I really want to find out what happens next.
    I can see why Christmas books are on the shelves early, because starting Thanksgiving week people are busy with cooking, then Christmas shopping and Christmas parties and may not have time to read.
    But all the other merchandise that goes out 2 months or more before the holiday it is for, I don’t like seeing that.

  • Emma S. says:

    grab those I am interested in
    and start reading.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.

  • Christmas themed books always put me in a great mood! I couldn’t wait for Christmas to read them, I’d start right away 😉

  • jane naccarato says:

    I would buy the ones by authors that I like and probably read them right away.

  • Joan Kurth says:

    I am excited about seeing my favorite authors books on the shelf in any season. Christmas stories are always special.

  • Trixi says:

    Okay so I’m one of those that think Christmas stories don’t belong in any other month but November and December (sorry!). I know others enjoy Christmas themed ones all year ’round 🙂 But I can say, the LIH ones I’ve seen coming out have some gorgeous covers so I can overlook the fact that it’s just barely September…lol!

    Since I don’t have a Walmart anywhere near me (yet..but it’s coming early 2018), I don’t encounter Love Inspired on the shelves on every shopping trip, therefore I have no reason to roll my eyes…haha! 😉

    Thanks for the LIH spotlight and giveaway chance Keli!

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    As it gets colder I would love to pick up a good Christmas story and prepare for December!

  • Amber Stapp says:

    Just looking at these gorgeous Christmas covers right now gets me so excited for Christmas! And ready to curl up in a cozy afghan by a crackling fire and read a good Christmas time love story! I love the Love Inspired Historical covers during Christmas too. They make you want to travel back to those less complicated times when everyone seemed to believe in and celebrate Jesus’ birth :).

  • Karen C Riley says:

    I will make a list for my family so that I can have them on Christmas morning to open up.

  • Carol Alscheff says:

    I generally can’t wait to read books once I buy them. And that goes for Christmas books too. I love Christmas stories and will read them any time of year.

  • Martha Peace says:

    I love reading Christmas books anytime

  • Mary Preston says:

    I love Christmas reads too. Chances are I’d make a mental note to return to purchase closer to Christmas.

  • colleen Flathers says:

    I love Christmas stories, so I could handle seeing them year round.

  • Cheryl Baranski says:

    I love it when Christmas stories come out. I enjoy reading them.

  • Vernon Hamm says:

    I love books by Linda Ford. I read them all the time. Her friend lets me have them to read.

  • Maryann says:

    I would grab those I was interested in and then slowly read them while saving some for December. I have even read christmas stories in July. Cool is a state of mind then, but reading helps too!

  • Becky Smith says:

    I can’t wait to read ALL of these, and especially Their Mistletoe Matchmakers!!! I can read Christmas books anytime, even in July.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    While I do love seeing the Christmas books,I like to put them away for awhile until we get closer to the holidays.Just seems easier to get in the mood of the story when the holidays are upon us.

  • Francis Montandon says:

    If that was the display shown above, and it was very convenient, I would be tempted to buy a couple and begin reading. Normally, I read all my Love Inspired Historical novels on my Kindle app on my tablet or phone or Kindle Fire. They rarely fail to grab me right from the very first.

  • jcp says:

    buy them and save for when I’m in the mood…coould be next April

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed reading them.

    This week’s winner is Heidi R. Congratulations, Heidi! I’ll be in touch.