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LIH Spotlight: The Bounty Hunter’s Baby

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch,
a February release from Love Inspired Historical.

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

The Bounty Hunter’s Baby
 by Erica Vetsch

Brought Together by a Baby

Bounty hunter Thomas Beaufort has no problem handling outlaws, but when he’s left with a criminal’s baby to care for, he’s in over his head. And the only person he can think of to ask for help is Esther Jensen, the woman whose heart he broke when he left town. But can he convince her to put aside the past until he tracks down the baby’s outlaw father?

Esther is ready to run Thomas off her Texas ranch—until she spies the abandoned newborn in his arms. Soon, working together to care for the precious babe stirs old hopes of a family. With trouble heading to their door, they could overcome it together—if she’ll entrust her wary heart to this sweet, second-chance 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.


Website Update

This past week, my website got spruced up a bit. My awesome web designer, Jason Walker of Website Ministries, did a wonderful job deciphering my non-techie notes and turning my ideas into reality. As usual, he went above and beyond, working until midnight on Saturday to complete the changes. I can’t speak highly enough about him.

What changed? The banner, the background and the pictures in the navigation bar for starters. I was after a lighter, brighter look and am delighted with the results. A professional photographer friend of mine gifted me a photo shoot this past spring. I’m delighted to be using one of her great shots in the header.

There are a few more subtle changes. I removed the drop down menus and made clear what is in each room of my Victorian-style cyber home by adding sub-titles on the navigation buttons. Since I wanted to include some extra pages, I added links to them on the main pages. For example, if you visit the Library and look in the sidebar, you’ll find links to lists of all the Love Inspired Historicals by author or by series. If you stop by the Study, you’ll find links to pages with various writing and reviewing tips.

Updating a website, like remodeling a house, is a labor of love. I’m happy with the results. Despite all the planning and preparation, though, it’s possible some things get overlooked. If you notice anything amiss, such as links that don’t work or pages with the wrong designation, please feel free to let me know.

Questions for You…

What have you done to spruce up your place recently?
New towels in the bathroom? A new bedspread? Painted a room?

Have you ever undertaken a major renovation?
What was the process like? Were you pleased with the result?


Book Giveaways!

Enter to win a print copy of The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by leaving
a comment on this post with the answer to one of the questions
above. You must answer at least one 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, January 21 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, January 23.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my January 9 post.
Deana D. will receive a copy of The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie.

• • • • •

I’m also giving away five copies of my March 2017
Love Inspired Historical, Her Motherhood Wish,
in my goodreads giveaway.
Last day to enter: 1/31
US only












Keli Gwyn


  • Adriann Harris says:

    Hi Keli,

    Recently we painted my kitchen a beautiful light green and got new appliances. My old appliances were cream colored and the new ones are black. The biggest problem was finding a 33″ refrigerator that would fit where the old one was as it is a built in. Apparently they do not make very many that size any longer, but I finally found a Whirlpool in black. At first I was not sure about the black but when we changed all of the knobs on my maple cabinets to black also it tied everything together and now I love my new kitchen.

    Thank you for letting me share my story.

    Bless you,


    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Adriann, I’m glad you were able to find a refrigerator that fits in the color you were after and that you love your new kitchen. Makes all the work worthwhile, I’m sure.

  • Jordann Langness says:

    I bought new towels and a new bedspread during Black Friday, but that is all I have accomplished at the moment. I just keep watching Fixer Upper and storing all the ideas away for the day I can put them all to good use!!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jordann, I like that you took advantage of the Black Friday sales to get yourself new towels and a new bedspread. Ideas on how to spiff up our houses abound these days, with shows like Fixer Upper and sites like Pinterest, don’t they?

  • Andrea Stephens says:

    I was lucky enough to read The Bounty Hunter’s Baby recently, it was so good! I loved the way Thomas spoke.

    *I like the new look Keli.

  • Amanda Shivrattan says:

    Hi Keli, I’ve reorganized my room and my bookshelves so that I have more space to add more books!

  • Robin in NC says:

    No! Recently we’ve been working on rental property, so no money or energy left for sprucing up our own place. 🙁

  • Dawn Mertz says:

    We live in a rental house right now. Hopefully, we will be buying our own house soon. While living here. I designed and my husband built our new couch. He designed and put up a copper pipe pot rack and lid rack on the wall. Our kitchen is tiny, and they help so much. We are dreaming of a new business selling our designed furniture and handcrafted items. So we are trying to find a house with plenty of room for a work room and art studio. 6 people plus our big dog make it a challenge too. I enjoy your books. I loved the convincingly written characters. It is good when someone Christian is portrayed as struggling with their Faith. I get tired of reading about perfect people.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Wow, Dawn. You and your husband are quite creative. I hope you’re able to find a place with space for a large workroom/art studio so you can make the furniture and handcrafted items. I’m sure you’d be blessed as well as bless others by your creations.

      Thanks for the kind words about my stories. They mean a lot to me.

  • Sherrinda says:

    I love the update, Keli! You look so lovely!

    I haven’t updated anything lately, but am wanting to spruce up our guest room. It still lacks curtains, which really makes it unwelcoming. Hopefully I can work on it a little at a time.

    Erica’s book looks great! I love the premise and the cover melts my heart. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Sherrinda, as clever as you are, I’m sure you’ll have that guest room looking lovely in no time.

      Erica’s story does sounds like a good one, doesn’t it? And she got a great cover, thanks to the talented art department at Love Inspired Books.

  • I spruce up by giving the house a new coat of paint. The last sprucing up we did was painting our bedroom bathroom. It had been a pepto bismol pink for years, now it is a nice tan and white with teal towels and shower curtain. A much needed improvement. I painted the vanity and shelf white as well so it has a much more clean look to it. Our next project will be painting and new flooring in one of the bedrooms. Our oldest daughter and her husband are currently living with us and once they move out it will be the perfect time to tear the room apart. They are in the midst of a big renovation at the home they just bought. I babysit the grands and stay away from the reno!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I like the colors you chose for your bathroom makeover. It’s amazing what some paint and elbow grease can do, isn’t it?

      It’s nice of you to watch your grands so your daughter and husband can work on the renovation of your new home. I’m guessing your daughter and son-in-law didn’t have to twist your arm very hard. 🙂

  • By the way…love love love the new look of your blog!

  • Jennifer Hibdon says:

    We are moving furniture and trying a different lookin the the living room. Husband got a flat screen tv for Christmas, so it allows for more flexibility! We haven’t done any remodeling in a long time.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jennifer, I hope you have fun figuring out the new layout of your living room. My husband and I hadn’t changed ours for over twenty years. When we finally did a couple of years back, we wondered why it had taken us so long.

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    I have been organizing in my room trying to create more space!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Nicole, I wish you well on your organization attempt. My office needs a lot of TLC right now. Once I meet my latest deadline, it will get it.

  • Anita Ray says:

    I am disable,so I can’t do much. But my Mother was a seamstress and passed away 4 years ago. She left a lot of material. My aunt does quilting. She took some of that material and made me 2 quilts. I have updated my bed with these. It is beautiful!!! Makes me feel better.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Anita, I’m sorry you’re dealing with physical limitations. It’s nice that your aunt used material from your mother to make you quilts that lift your spirits. I’m sure seeing your mother’s fabrics brings back good memories, too.

  • Connie Johnson says:

    A few months ago, I bought 2 sets of new towels for my bathroom.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, I got new towels for our master bath a few months back, in purple, of course. 🙂 It’s amazing what a difference even a small change like that can make, isn’t it?

  • Pam K. says:

    When I was growing up, my parents moved to a real “fixer-upper” that took years to finish. I’ve never wanted to repeat that. I enjoy Erica’s books, so thanks for the chance to win The Bounty Hunter’s Baby. Your website’s new design looks great. I really like the purple.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Pam, I can see why you’re not eager to embark on house projects after your experience as a girl.

      Erica writes great stories, doesn’t she? This one sounds like another winner.

      Thanks for the kind words about my site. I like the purple, too, in case you hadn’t guessed. 😉

  • Denise Maeshall says:

    We got new sheets pillows and memory foam mattress pad. We got curtains last November. Love my bedroom now.

  • Oooo! Erica’s LIH is releasing! Sounds like a great story. Keli, your remodeled website is sparkling…and so cheerful. As far as renovations, a few years ago we added a large paver patio with a water feature and more trees and plants. We love it….it feels like a relaxing resort. I haven’t done anything on the inside for a long time….should put a few touches on my to-do list.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Sherida, this is actually Erica’s second LIH. Her first came out last May. And she had a My Heart Belongs In book release this month, launching Barbour’s brand new series. I think her real name is Erica “Prolific Writer” Vetsch. 🙂

      Your patio sounds lovely. My husband put in a paver walkway and patio a few years back. He also took out the back lawn and replaced it with flowerbeds. Our cats are convinced he did all of that just for them. They love to spend time out in the backyard.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Thank you for this post,Keli! I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bounty Hunter’s Baby and since I’ve read your description,I’m really excited for the release! To answer your question about sprucing up our place; We’ve been doing what I call a New Year’s cleaning where we clean closets,dressers,etc. I’m also hoping to add a few new items like you mentioned such as towels,dishes,and a cover for the couch.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Hi, Lynne! Erica’s readers are sure to be happy. She has books coming out so fast that it’s hard to keep track of them all. 🙂

      Kudos on getting your place spiffed up. I’m eager to do a good cleaning of our place, too, but that will have to wait until I meet my looming deadline. Once that happens, I have a date with my cleaning supplies.

  • Brenda W says:

    When I got a new-to-me place, I thought I wanted my 6 foot dresser and tall chest of drawers on one end of my house. My cousin and his girlfriend did a perfect job of moving them in for me. Later I decided they needed to be on the other end, so I moved them, empty of course, by myself by sliding them on rugs. Now the first room has my book collection in it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Wow, Brenda! I’m impressed that you moved that furniture all on your own. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, right? I’m also impressed that you have a book room. Sounds like a reader’s paradise. 🙂

  • jane naccarato says:

    I crocheted some dishrags and I am going to change the cupboard and drawer handles in the kitchen.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, I’m sure picking out those new handles will be fun. We’re going to add handles to our cupboards when we refinish them down the road. I’m looking forward to going shopping for them. There are so many great ones to choose from these days, aren’t there?

  • Your new website looks fabulous, Keli! I also renovated my website the start of this year. (or I should say my webmaster/brother did) Always great to start the new year with a fresh new look. Have a great 2017!!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Darlene, thanks for the kind words about my site. It does feel good to have a fresh, new look. I just took a peek at your site. Love that picture of you and the nice teal header. Your character Amanda sure gets around, doesn’t she? Do you get to travel to all the places she does?

  • vera wilson says:

    Been going thru some clutter, and donating useable things. Couple bags books and mags to the library for upcoming sale, clothes to Thrift Store, and other “just junk” throwed out. Looking better.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Vera, clutter busting and donating items to worthwhile causes can be so rewarding, can’t it? I’ve been doing some downsizing and enjoying the resulting feeling of freedom. Once I meet my current deadline, I have piles of paper waiting my attention. It’s amazing how quickly paperwork piles up, isn’t it?

  • Marilyn R says:

    Lovely picture of you, Keli. The changes pops out on your website. Great job!

    I renovated my bathroom recently and it was a process that took longer than expected. Now I have a lovely bathroom with new towels, rugs, etc.

    I enjoy Love Inspired books.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, thanks for the kind words about my site. I’m quite happy with it.

      I’m glad your bathroom renovation worked out so well. It’s amazing how a seemingly simple or straightforward project can turn into so much more, though, isn’t it?

  • Gayla Beech says:

    We have put new tablecloths on the tables and a new shower curtain up and I’m working on straightening up my room

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    I’ve updated the post to include another giveaway! I’m offering five print copies of my March Love Inspired Historical, Her Motherhood Wish, in a Goodreads giveaway. See the post for the details and link. 🙂

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    I popped over to to find out who won. Congratulations to Dawn M! Your the winner! I’ll be in touch via email.

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    I popped over to to find out who won. Congratulations to Dawn M! You’re the winner! I’ll be in touch via email.