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LIH Spotlight: The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets, a June release
from Love Inspired Historical author Regina Scott.

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

Marriage by Necessity 

When mail-order bride Elizabeth Dumont’s intended weds another, her only option is to take a job as nanny to abandoned triplet babies. Though she longs to provide a real home for her three precious charges, as a single woman she can’t adopt. Until her onetime sweetheart, minister Brandon Stillwater, offers a match of convenience…

It’s only for the triplets’ sake—that’s what Brandon tells himself. Insecurities once drove him and Elizabeth apart, and now small-town rumors have made them man and wife. And though Brandon doesn’t want to risk his heart this time, he’s not sure he can resist the feelings that are once again starting to bloom for Elizabeth. But can he convince her that this sweet surprise family is more than just convenient?

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.

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Why I Read

HarperCollins, which owns Harlequin and the Love Inspired lines, asked some of their authors why they read. You can see their answers here.

The question got me thinking. Why do I read? Here are three reasons.

I read novels for the joy of immersing myself in a story.

I read romances to relive the delight of falling in love all over again.

I read historical romances because I love to travel to other times and places and experience what life was like for those who lived then and there.

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Question for You

Why do you read?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets
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, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, May 8.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my April 24 post!
Jennifer H. will receive a copy of The Marshal’s Mission,
a May LIH by Anna Zogg.

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Keli Gwyn

31 Comments

  • Kalan says:

    I love to read because it immerses me in another world that I otherwise wouldn’t know! Historical is my all time favorite, the simplicity of the early days calls out to me. And romance is my go-to-gal ❤️ It’s uplifting!
    But aside from that, I read because it’s part of me. I enjoy the emotions portrayed in each book and the enlightenment it gives me. Books rock!!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kalan, it sounds like we have similar tastes, with historical romance being our favorite genre. Which periods and settings do you most prefer? I’m partial to stories set in the western US in the latter half of the 1800s.

  • Brenda W says:

    I think reading has always been an escape for me.
    It is also interesting learning about different time periods and different places in the USA and the world.
    And now I start a series of books and get obsessed about reading as many as I can find. A lot books I read are not the newest books.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, I hear you on getting to travel to different times and places via the stories we read. I love doing that.

      I’m happy to hear that you’re not out to read the latest books but have a heart for those that might have been on the shelves a while. I have oodles of books on my Kindle that I’m looking forward to reading, many of which were released years ago.

  • Jane says:

    Other than class assignments I started reading in the 5th grade I got bored waiting for class to start after recess. I carry a book with me all the time. As long as the story is well written and keeps me engaged I will read almost anything. Lately I have been reading mysteries and mail order brides.

  • I’ve been reading since I was 10 years old and love many different genres. I can’t imagine NOT reading. I read to occupy time, I read to escape, I read for the pleasure that a good story brings me, I read for the thrill that a good mystery causes, I just plain love to read, I’d read for no reason at all! 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, it sounds like reading is an integral part of who you are. I’m glad it brings you so much joy. There is certainly no shortage of great books available just waiting to be enjoyed.

  • jcp says:

    1. immerse myself in another world

    2. reading romance always guarantes a HEA

  • Gloria Flick says:

    I read because I can’t NOT read! Any spare minutes I have, I read. I read almost anything. Now that I have books on my phone, I no longer have to carry a book or magazines everywhere I go. I read because I love to read.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    I read for entertainment,to learn,to be inspired,and just for the sheer joy of it! In fact as a little girl I was so frustrated when I picked up a book and couldn’t figure out the words that it made me determined to learn how to read.( Which resulted in my having a 7th grade reading level in the 3rd grade.) Just can’t imagine my life without reading. 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynne, what great reasons for reading. I love that you were so eager to learn to read when you were young and are just as eager today.

  • Historical fiction is my very favorite genre. I appreciate the research the authors do to place their characters within the happenings/events of the time period. So much more than we might have learned in school. I like reading about those coming through Ellis Island and acclimating from their homeland and orphan trains when the families want the child for themselves to complete their family and not for a work-hand. I like reading of families in the early 1900s and late 1800s when immigrants came and settled in their neighborhoods and farming ~ mainly because of language and similar needs for cooking ~ yum, the different offerings. I like to learn about earlier generations and how they leaned on the Lord and relied on each other with the farmers threshing from farm to farm and the coming together for meals and visiting. Hard work and community.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kathleen, I’m with you. I love reading historicals and learning more about different time periods and the people who lived in them. I’ve enjoyed the research I’ve done in order to add as much history as possible to my stories, or as my editor will allow 🙂 anyhow.

  • Deana Dick says:

    I read because it takes me away to places I will never visit. I learn historical information. I started loving to read when I was younger to escape my violent childhood. Today it still gives me peace to read. Now I can read and do reviews to bless authors for their hard work. Reading helped me survive.

  • Vicki says:

    I have always enjoyed reading since I was a child, beginning with Trixie Belden, Little Women series & misc. others. In later years I learned to love Grace Livingston Hill books, Janette Oke books and then I discovered Karen Kingsbury books. It has been a pastime that I have always enjoyed for entertainment, something I have even done at times while the rest of the family watches TV. I also enjoy relaxing with a book in bed.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Vicki, I’ve enjoyed some of the same books you have. 🙂 I have a tear-stained copy of Little Women that I bought with hard-earned allowance money when I was a young girl.

  • Becky Smith says:

    I read historical romances, because I enjoy history and all the tidbits that are included. I read novels, because I love traveling to other places, and I love how each author is individually gifted. Basically, I love words, especially words that can speak to me or cause emotions to rise in me. I love to be inspired & encouraged. I read to be educated. And I read to relax. This looks like a good book and I look forward to reading it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, you have so many great reasons for reading. Like you, I love words. What I love even more is how gifted storytellers weave them into such wonderful tales.

  • Trixi says:

    I read for the reasons you do Keli! For the enjoyment & escape into the pages of a book, relaxation and time travel of sorts 🙂 And I read Christian fiction because I know that I will find God in there, the faith-thread is vital to me as a reader. Oftentimes, He will use characters to speak right to where I am at, encourage me or remind me of His promises to me. I love that, don’t you??

    Cute cover on this one! I see it’s another installment of the Lonestar Cowboy League!! How fun, thanks for the giveaway chance.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, like you, I love knowing that I will find faith elements in the inspirational stories I read. Those aspects are often what makes a tale so uplifting. It’s rewarding as a writer to encourage readers to ponder the power of having Christ in their lives or deepen their faith.

  • Marilyn R says:

    I’ve always enjoyed reading as I can immerse myself into the story. I love traveling to places I’ll never visit through reading. I love reading historical fiction stories to gain a deeper appreciation for that era of history and the lives of individuals during that time period. Books are always a great escape from the world to relax with–there’s always a genre that is perfect no matter what life has thrown our way.

    The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets captured me with the cover. This is going to have to be read as I hear it calling my name. LOL

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, nothing beats begin swept away to another time and place, does it? Talk about a relaxing getaway. That’s the ticket, for sure.

      The cover of The Bride’s Matchmaking Triplets is great. Gotta love those adorable little fellows.

  • Connie Tillman says:

    I love getting lost in a story – and learning historical stuff too.

    Thanks for the chance

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, time seems to stand still when I’m reading. I’ll finish a book, look up and have to remind myself what day and time it is. 😊

  • Keli Gwyn says:

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

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