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LIH Spotlight: Once More a Family

It’s June, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical will be hitting shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Once More a Family by Lily George.

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

Once More a Family

The Texan’s Convenient Bride 

To bring his daughter home to Texas, widowed rancher Jack Burnett needs a wife. And the well-bred Ada Westmore, his neighbor’s niece, will surely meet his father-in-law’s approval. Not willing to open his heart again to love, Jack proposes a marriage in name only. But his independent bride proves more intriguing than he expected.

Needing to support her sisters after the collapse of their father’s fortune, Ada reluctantly agrees to the handsome cowboy’s proposal. The transformation from New York belle to prairie wife—and mother—is challenging for the onetime suffragist. But when their little family faces the threat of being torn apart, Ada and Jack must decide whether their marriage of convenience can become a marriage of 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 Lily…

I saw on Facebook a while back that you sell vintage collectibles on eBay. I love that! What have been some the most  exciting finds you’ve added to your inventory so far?

Lily says: “That’s a hard question to answer, because we’ve found so many treasures! And I have a very bad habit of keeping the best for myself. I am greedy that way.

I guess my all-time favorite find came from the dump, of all places. We were dropping off our trash and I saw something sparkling in a pile of musty newspapers. The man at the dump said it was a chandelier and he couldn’t bear to throw it away, but I could keep it if I promised to fix it.

So I took it home and scrubbed about 50 years of nicotine residue off of it, and then took it to a rewiring shop. The man there replaced two missing pieces, and got it back in perfect working condition. He estimates that it’s from the 1930s, and complimented me on my excellent eye! LOL! The chandelier now graces our dining room, and everyone in my family just loves it. It’s now a part of the family.”

Your Turn…

What vintage items do you have in your home, if any?
Do you enjoy shopping on eBay?
If so, what are some of your best finds?


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Congratulations to Melody M, winner from my June 13 post,
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Keli Gwyn


  • Lily George says:

    Thanks for having me, Keli!

  • I have a few vintage pieces of furniture that were my grandmothers. My favorite is a 6 or 7’red velvet couch. It isn’t comfortable, but it is beautiful and I remember wanting it from the time I was a young girl. I keep it covered most of the time because we have a cat, but when company comes over I take the cover off and it makes me smile. I don’t shop ebay or junk stores. Most of my “finds” have been handed down from my grandmother.

  • Melody says:

    Love that chandelier story! So cool!

    I have a cedar chest that was my great grandmother’s! I have loved it since I was a kid, and after my mom passed away, it got handed down to me. It’s in storage right now, but I can’t wait for the day it’s happily in a home of my own. I love the smell every time we would open it. My mom always kept the Christmas decorations in it!
    Never have I shopped on ebay but my best friend loves that site, so of I need something she finds it for me! Haha

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Melody, how special to have your great grandmother’s cedar chest. Our daughter inherited my beloved mother-in-law’s hope chest and is excited to be taking it with her to her very first apartment soon.

  • jane naccarato says:

    Years ago I had a couple of chairs that where my grandmother’s but someone broke into the storage shed they took one and broke the other one trying to get it out. I still have grandmother’s hand painted china it is now over 100 years old.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, I’m sorry about the theft of your grandmother’s chairs. How sad. I’m glad you have her special china, though. What a treasure.

  • Deanna S says:

    I have some vintage handkerchiefs. My husband has a model A horn that will blast your ears! I haven’t shopped on ebay for awhile but I do enjoy looking…

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Deanna, vintage handkerchiefs can be so beautiful, can’t they? I love that ladies used to carry them. I had some hankies when I was a girl. Guess I was old-fashioned even back then.

      The Model A horn sounds fun–and loud. 🙂

  • Susan P says:

    What a great find! For me my best vintage item is a 1907 printing of Wuthering Heights. Also a really old Pilgrim’s Progress which doesn’t have a date in it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Susan, old books are a delight, aren’t they? It would be fun to find out just how old that copy of Pilgrim’s Progress is, wouldn’t it?

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    Yes I shop and sell on ebay! I have a couple vintage items, I love to shop at antique stores!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Nicole, you’d like visiting my Gold Rush-era town of Placerville, California. We have a number of antique stores on our historic main street.

  • Connie Saunders says:

    My husband and I have his paternal grandmother’s Hoosier cabinet and I have various dishes that belonged to different family members but MY favorite is an apron that my grandmother made and wore many times over the years. She wore aprons everyday and on Sundays, she wore her “dress-up” aprons!

  • Merry S. says:

    I have a white tablecloth that my great grandmother made. I think it was crocheted and tatted.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Merry, the crochet and tatting work the ladies of yesteryear did can be quite exquisite, can’t it. I have two doilies from my beloved mother-in-law made. They’re beautiful. I don’t have the patience to create something like that myself, but I’m grateful to those who do.