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LIH Spotlight: The Nanny Solution

It’s July, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical are on the shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Nanny Solution by Barbara Phinney.

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

The Nanny Solution

From Heiress to Nanny 

When heiress Victoria Templeton learns her fortune is gone, she has to move to the Colorado frontier to live with her uncle. But with no money to pay for the trip, she must accept a position as a traveling nanny for a widowed rancher. And, much to the chagrin of the man entrusting his children to her care, she soon finds herself in over her head.

Mitch MacLeod lives for two things: his ranch and his children. And pampered Victoria isn’t qualified to help with either. But the former socialite has more grit—and determination—than he first thinks. If her uncle has his way, though, Mitch will soon lose his ranch—and any hope of a future with Victoria.

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 Barbara…

I read in your bio that you enjoy traveling. Which places that you’ve visited have had the greatest impact on you? Which new places are you eager to explore?

Barbara says, “The place that has had the greatest impact on me is The Holy Land. Truly, it’s a fascinating, spiritual place. I loved walking in the footsteps of Jesus and seeing places I’d only read about. I would return in a heartbeat.

As for a new place to explore, I think that today, (and it may change) I would love to visit every corner of the UK, from the highlands to the north all the way to Cornwall. I wold especially like to visit the out of the way, unique spots no one talks about. That’s real exploring!”

Your Turn…

Which places that you’ve visited have had the greatest impact on you?
Which new places are you eager to explore?



Enter to win a print copy of The Nanny Solution.
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Giveaway ends Sunday, July 24 at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, July 25.

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

Congratulations to Michele G, winner from my July 11 post,
who will receive a copy of Lawman in Disguise,
Laurie Kingery’s July 2016 release.

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Keli Gwyn


  • I think the place that had the greatest impact was the Grand Canyon. Honestly I had never seen anything so vastly beautiful in my life! I was in awe of God’s creation right there and totally got tears in my eyes when I got my first look. I’m not much of an explorer so there really isn’t a “new” place I care to go. But wherever my honey is I’ll follow 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I first saw the Grand Canyon as a young girl and was wowed by it. We took our daughter there when she was about eleven. She walked up close to the edge, looked out over the vast expanse, said, “It’s just a big hole in the ground” and was ready to leave. I’d never heard of anyone being so underwhelmed by the awe-inspiring sight.

      I love that you’re happy at home. Contentment is a beautiful thing. I’m a homebody myself, but Carl and Adriana love to travel. Once they get me to leave home, I usually end up having a great time. It’s the leaving that’s hard.

  • Coral says:

    I’ve always dreamed of visiting the cathedrals of Europe! As for a place that I visited that has had an impact on me…I would have to say the Mexico mission trips I did in high school. It opened my eyes to a different world of those who are truly poor in physical things, but rich in spirit.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Coral, my husband and I lived in Germany early in our marriage when he was teaching in an American high school there. We visited a number of countries and saw many cathedrals. They are impressive. I hope you get to see some of them one day.

      Seeing another country where people don’t have the basics of life that we in the U.S. take for granted is quite eye-opening. I’ve never been to Mexico, but Carl and I did visit Eastern Germany and Czechoslovakia (the part that is now the Czech Republic) shortly after the end of the Cold War when the borders were opened. I couldn’t believe the difference between East and West. Walking into their teeny tiny grocery stores that served a town of 10,000 and seeing how little food was in them was shocking. Those experiences left me changed–and grateful for all I have.

  • Lynda E. says:

    One place I have always wanted to visit is England; I’d love to tour Jane Austen and Regency sites. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynda, a visit to England would be wonderful. I spent a few days there back when Carl and I lived in Germany. We were helping friends with a newborn, but we did get to spend a day in London and another in Cambridge. That taste left me wanting more.

  • jane naccarato says:

    I would love to go to Italy and Scotland. Have been to parts of Canada and have seen many sites in 10 states here the United States.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, I hope you’re able to take those trips. I had a taste of Italy once. It’s a fascinating place. I’ve never been to Scotland, but I would love to go there.

  • Jennifer Hibdon says:

    I love Europe!!! I was on a European Study Tour during college. We visited 11 countries in 39 days, 20 people traveling in two camprr vans. Later, I was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany. I was able to do some traveling while there. I dream of going back!!!!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jennifer, I fell in love with Europe when we lived in Germany early in our marriage. We were there four and a half years and used my teacher hubby’s vacations to travel. Carl was a DoDDS teacher at Nürnberg American High School by W.O. Darby Kaserne.

  • Dianna says:

    I’m very eager to explore NYC. I haven’t traveled to big cities very much, but we recently went to Washington DC and my kids loved it!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Dianna, I hope you do get to visit the Big Apple one day. I was there once for a writers conference. We stayed in a hotel right on Times Square. I got brave and took a taxi down Manhattan, where I boarded a ferry. I saw the Statue of Liberty from the boat and got off at Ellis Island. What an experience.

  • Gayla Beech says:

    I really like to read and I am hoping to win a give away

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Gayla, I hold a new drawing every week for a different Love Inspired Historical. One of those in August is for my book. I’ll be offering several copies in that giveaway, so the chances of winning are greater. 🙂

  • Dianne Casey says:

    I love travelling in the USA. There is so much to see, so much history and such beautiful cities and countryside. I would still like to visit Alaska and Hawaii.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Dianne, Alaska and Hawaii would offer such vastly different experience, but each would be spectacular. I’ve been to Maui and enjoyed it, but I’ve yet to see Alaska. From the pictures I’ve seen, it must be breathtaking. I hope you make it to both states one day.

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    The mountains of NC have been the biggest impact in my life because it was there that I met my boyfriend of 3 years! I would love to visit Italy!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Nicole, isn’t it nice when a place becomes special to us because of what’s taken place there? I love that you enjoy the mountains where you met your fellow.

      Italy has so much to offer. I got to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a little bit of Rome years ago when I chaperoned a youth ministry trip during the time when my husband and I lived in Germany. I was impressed when we got off the bus and I stood at the Coliseum, but what was even better was standing visiting the place where the apostle Paul had been under house arrest. I got goosebumps over that. I hope you get to make many wonderful memories in Italy one day.

  • Carla Moore says:

    I was fascinated with Cancun Mexico an the Pyramids an cliff diving made me feel like I was back in time.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Carla, I’ve never been to Mexico, but one of my sisters loves to go there. She says that staying in one of the resort hotels on the beach is quite restful. It sounds like you would agree.

  • Trixi says:

    When we were moving cross country, we ended up visiting Custard’s Last Stand (Little Big Horn National Park) in Montana. That really brought the history to life as we walked around 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, Little Big Horn National Park would be an interesting destination. I’ve heard Montana is breathtakingly beautiful. The location of the battle could be sad, though.