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LIH Spotlight: Rancher to the Rescue

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Rancher to the Rescue, a September release from
Love Inspired Historical author Barbara Phinney.

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

A Practical Engagement 

Clare Walsh isn’t too keen on marrying, but it’s the only way for her to keep her family home…and custody of her two younger brothers. So when rancher Noah Livingstone offers a union in name only, Clare reluctantly agrees. Accepting Noah’s strictly practical proposal has an unexpected catch, though—she’s actually falling for him.

Though Noah is drawn to vibrant, independent Clare, he knows romantic feelings will only complicate their marriage of convenience. But when secrets from his past threaten Noah’s fragile new family, he must make a difficult choice. Will Noah risk all his dreams to secure a real future with Clare?

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.


High School Reunion

I just attended my 40th high school reunion. (Yes, I’m that old. 🙂) This was the first reunion I’ve been to, and I had a great time.

The best part of the reunion was seeing some of the special friends who experienced my angst-filled teen years with me. We reminisced, laughed, caught up on each others’ lives and laughed some more while  listening to hits from the 70s playing in the background.

Thanks to Facebook, I’ll be able to keep in touch with my high school friends. We’re already talking about the next reunion.


Questions for You

Have you attended any of your high school reunions?

What were your favorite subjects in high school?

Which of your high school teachers was your favorite, and why?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Rancher to the Rescue
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to one of
the questions above. You must answer a 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, August 26 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, August 28.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my August 14 post!
Evangeline will receive Pony Express Special Delivery,
a September LIH by Rhonda Gibson.







Keli Gwyn


  • Brenda W says:

    I’ve never attended a HS Reunion. My favorite subject were history, english and shorthand. My favorite teacher was my Typing teacher who was my homeroom teacher for probably 5 years.

  • I have never attended a reunion, I was going to attend my 10th but my father-in-law passed away the week before so I couldn’t make it, in three years I may attend my 50th, we’ll see, lol! I loved all of the ‘office’ classes, typing, shorthand, data entry, bookkeeping and I believe the teachers name was Mrs Herring.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Wendy, I’m sorry you lost your father-in-law so early in life. That had to be very hard on your husband.

      I’m sure your office skills courses have come in handy over the years.

  • Becky Smith says:

    I have attended most of my high school reuinions, and am surprised how many of my fellow classmates are gone! My favorite subjects were band and math. My favorite teacher was my band instructor, whom I also worked for as his assistant. They “adopted” me since they had no kids, and sent flowers to me while I was at college. I loved him & his wife, and still keep in touch. We even used his last name Ryan as a middle name for our 2nd son.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, there was a memory board at our reunion. Sad to see how many of our class members have passed away.

      What a wonderful relationship you have with your band teacher and his wife. I love how you honored him by giving his last name to your son.

  • Connie Lee says:

    I have attended a couple of HS reunions, my 10th year and one for the whole school for everyone that ever graduated there. It was fun seeing how people had changed, some I didn’t even recognize.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, forty years made for many changes. I could recognize the women more easily than the men. They really changed after high school. I was thankful for name tags.

  • Julie G. says:

    My reunion would be pretty boring…It was just me! My favorite subject in highschool was english, especially reading. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, English was my favorite subject, too. I had some wonderful teachers who made the subject a lot of fun–along with the hard work.

  • jane naccarato says:

    That was also my 1st reunion and I had a great time. History, PE and ROTC were my favortie classes. German was great because I met you. All time favorite class was Mr Wexler’s English class because all you did was read for the entire hour. Favorite teachers Mr. Akiens and Mr. Mojeski(spelling) both history teachers.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, I’m so glad you attended the reunion. I enjoyed the time we spent together catching up.

      I had Mr. Modrejewski for history, too. He made the subject interesting. I remember him inviting a former Vietnam POW to talk with us. Made recent history come to life–in a sad way.

  • Karen R says:

    No, haven’t been to any reunions. Favorite classes were choir and biology/physiology. Blessed to have had great teachers in those. Love your dress btw!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Karen, I can understand choir being fun, but I wasn’t brave enough to take biology. In my day, we could get out of that class if we took chemistry, so I did. I did not want to dissect a frog. Ended up really liking chemistry and marrying a chemistry teacher, so my decision proved to be a good one. (I don’t like frogs to this day. 😧)

  • Alysha W says:

    My favorite subject was history! (Probably why I have such a fascination with historical books, fiction or not)

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Alysha, history can be one of the most interesting classes–if one has a good teacher. I had a college prof whose lectures were so fascinating and animated that the hour in class flew by.

  • Mary Preston says:

    I have never been to a high school reunion. I doubt I would remember anyone there. Also I went to three different high schools as we moved around a lot.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Mary, I feel for you on moving so many times during your high school years. I attended seven schools between my Kindergarten and eighth grade years. Thankfully, we stayed put after that. One thing I will say about moving a lot is that it can help a shy child learn how to make new friends.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Unfortunately,haven’t been to any reunions. As for favorite subjects I would say they were History and French. Thanks Keli as always for these fun giveaways!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynne, I didn’t know you studied French. Magnifique! Our daughter is currently student teaching in a French teacher’s classes. She plans to become a French and/or German teacher once she earns her credential.

  • Jan Hall says:

    I have never attended a high school reunion. Something always comes up. I don’t remember having a favorite subject. I don’t remember any of my teachers.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jan, I’m sorry your high school years or teachers didn’t leave more of an impression on you. I hope you have good memories of times spent with your high school friends.

  • Evangeline says:

    I have never attended any of my HS reunions because I moved away from the area after marriage. I enjoyed all my classes and can’t really choose a favorite. Barbara is a new author to me, and I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. 😊

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Evangeline, I’m glad you enjoyed your high school classes. I enjoyed most of mine, although physics, calculus and I didn’t get along all that well. My guy is the math-science type. I’m a words gals. English and typing were my favorite classes.

  • Alexander Phinney says:

    1. I’ve never had a high school reunion, but my graduating class was 2, so whenever we meet up around Christmas, I guess it’s a reunion.

    2. Art, gym, or math!

    3. Mrs. Phinney always helped me prpof-read my assignments. I love her!

  • Trixi says:

    I have never attended any of my reunions. I was sadly very unpopular and thus didn’t make a lot of friends and I think I just wanted to get through high school, graduate and go on with my life. I hated being made fun of and treated badly and I didn’t even do anything to anyone! Plus, I’ve been gone from my hometown for almost 20 years so it would be an impossibility to get to one. I don’t even know if I would recognize anyone anyway.

    I loved English, Art/Drawing class the one semester of Drafting/Woodworking class I had.

    I had a great Algebra teacher for two years in a row my Freshman/ Sophomore year. He made math fun and was very patient. He also had a great sense of humor. Math has never been my strong suit, so he made it better. Also my Junior year, I had a huge crush on my English teacher. Found out at the end of that year, he got a pink slip and him and his family moved to a different State. I was very sad…lol! Oh and true story, my science teacher wound up being mayor years after I graduated. Can you believe that? 🙂 He was a great teacher too.

    I’m so glad those years are well behind me! Thanks for the spotlight and giveaway chance Keli.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, I’m sorry your high school years were so challenging. I think they are for many of us. I was a shy, awkward, nerdy girl back then.

      I’m glad you have good memories of some of your teachers. How cool that one of them went on to become mayor.

  • Susan Snodgrass says:

    I have never attended a high school reunion. I graduated in 1975. My favorite subject was history, still is. I had a lot of great teachers, but I think maybe my favorite was my English teacher, Mrs. Anne Adams.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Susan, although I wasn’t all that interested in history when I was in high school, I am now. I had a college professor who made the subject come to life in a way I’d never experienced before. The hours I spent in his class flew by as I sat there mesmerized.

      I had several fantastic English teachers. They fueled my love of our language and how it works.

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    This week’s winner is Wendy N. Congratulations, Wendy! I’ll be in touch.