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LIH Spotlight: The Negotiated Marriage

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Negotiated Marriage by Christina Rich,
a November 2016 release from Love Inspired Historical.

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


A Business Arrangement

When the railroad pushes to buy her land, orphaned Cameron Sims will do anything to keep the only home she and her sisters have ever known. Even if she must marry a stranger. But she’s determined her agreement with the mysterious, dashing man—who’s unlike anything the Kansas railroad town has ever seen—will remain simply business.

Duncan Murray doesn’t want a wife. He wants Sims Creek, a sanctuary that can help him forget a troubled childhood. But his reluctant, and captivating, bride-to-be is key to making his dreams a reality. And despite their business arrangement, Camy and Duncan might be signing on the dotted line for true 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.


Changes to my blog format…

To make things quicker and easier for you, me and the featured author, I’m switching things up a bit.

  1. I’m no longer asking the authors of the featured books to answer a question, giving them more time to write the stories we love to read. Instead, I’ll be asking a fun question as a way to get to know you better. This change will take effect today.
  2. To make entering the giveaways less of a hassle for you, I’m no longer using Rafflecopter. All you will have to do to enter a giveaway is leave a comment on the post (one qualifying entry per person) with the answer to the question I ask. You’ll need to answer the question in order for your entry to be valid. If you’d still like to share the posts on Facebook or Twitter, that would be much appreciated, but doing so will no longer gain you additional entries. This change will take effect today.
  3. Because many of you have already received the current month’s books by the time I spotlight them on my blog, I’m going to start featuring the upcoming month’s books. I’ll need time to phase into this, so for the month of December, I’ll be giving away two books each week, one each to two different winners. The first two weeks, the winners will receive one of the four December titles. The second two weeks, the winners will receive one of the four January books. In January, I’ll be on track to feature February’s four books, one per week.


    Question for You…

    For many of us, Thanksgiving has come and gone.
    What was the best part of your holiday celebration?

    For me, it was having our daughter will us for the first time in
    three years. I was happy Adriana had the opportunity to live
    in Europe and work as an English-language teaching assistant,
    but I missed her, especially on holidays.


    Book Giveaway!

    Enter to win a print copy of The Negotiated Marriage
    by leaving a comment on this post with the answer
    to the question above. You must answer the question
    to qualify. You may comment on the post as many times
    as you’d like, but each person receives one entry.
    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, December 3 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    Winner to be announced in my new
    blog post on Monday, December 5.

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

    Congratulations to the winner from my November 21 post,
    Bonnie R, who will receive a copy of
    Mail Order Mommy
    by Christine Johnson.









Keli Gwyn


  • Shirley Foglesonh says:

    The best part of Thanksgiving has been being with my Family. I don’t see them often enough.

  • Brenda W says:

    The best part of my Thanksgiving was having a young deer visit my yard at breakfast time and lunch time. And he let me make lots of photos! I am also happy that my cooking turned out good. I had a peaceful day and read.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, your Thanksgiving day sounds like it was quite restful. I’m glad the meal turned out well and that you had such a willing subject stop by your yard and pose for pictures.

  • Deana Dick says:

    The best part of Thanksgiving for me was being with my brother I haven’t seen in 18 years.

  • The best part of Thanksgiving is always family. We share our holidays with our daughter Leah’s in-laws. It is such a blessing that we all get along and can share our family’s.

    I’m glad you had your daughter with you this year. It is lonely without our kiddo’s isn’t it?

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I’m glad you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. I’m sure you made some wonderful memories.

      Celebrating without our grown children is harder than I thought it would be. So glad those days are behind us–for the foreseeable future anyhow.

  • jane naccarato says:

    Watching the fooball games with my brother and eating the dinner that he cooked. I made the dessert. It was a nice day. I just wish my older brother and his family lived closer so we could have had them over for dinner.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, I’m glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with your brother. I think it’s way cool that he cooked the meal and that you only had to provide the dessert. Can you tell I’m not a person who enjoys spending time preparing meals? 🙂

  • Chrissy D says:

    This year my youngest son and family came up for the first time in several years. It’s usually just my Darlin and I. The six of us had a wonderfully, blessed time.

  • Sherrinda says:

    I’m so glad you were able to spend time with your daughter during the holiday. As they get older, it’s not always possible to be with them for every holiday. It is always a sweet memory to treasure always!

    I had 2 favorite times this year. The first was my father-in-law’s 80th birthday party. My husband is one of 6 and all the family came in town for the party. It was like a reunion. The second was the night before Thanksgiving. I cooked for my parents and we watched Brigadoon together. Sweet times. 🙂

    This featured book looks wonderful. I love marriages of conveniences, mail-order brides, and arranged marriages. Watching them fall in love while bound together in matrimony is fun!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Sherrinda, what fun it must have been to gather to celebrate your father-in-love’s 80th birthday. Your house must have been filled to the brim, and I have a hunch you were sporting a mighty big smile because of that.

      The special pre-Thanksgiving meal with your parents sounds like it was a blessed time. So glad you could share the evening with them.

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Thank you Keli for this fun post and giveaway! My favorite part of the Thanksgiving holiday was spending time with family and when my brother Dennis made a surprise visit(he had told me he wasn’t going to make it.)

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynne, what fun to spend time with you family and have that surprise visit from your brother. I’m guessing you did some shouting and hugging when you saw him.

  • Janet Estridge says:

    The best part of my Thanksgiving was that I didn’t have to cook. I was going too but everyone kept canceling on me so we went out to eat.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Janet, I’m sorry your guests weren’t able to join you. Carl and I spent three Thanksgivings alone while our daughter was in Europe, and we went out to eat, too. Since I don’t enjoy cooking, that was fine by me. Sounds like it worked for you, too. 🙂

  • Trixi says:

    The best part of my Thanksgiving was having the whole family (my daughter and grand-girl too) visit my sister-in-law and niece in Washington! And brought my homemade pumpkin pies (from cooked and prepared sugar pumpkins)…I think that’s always the highlight of everyone’s dinner…haha!

    What a wonderful sounding book!! That cover is just so pretty, thanks for the chance to win it Keli!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, what fun it must have been to share Thanksgiving with your sister-in-law, daughter and darling grandgal. I’m sure they were happy that you’d taken those homemade pumpkin pies.

  • Debi M. Brown says:

    our Thanksgiving was extra special, as our grandson was born the day before 🙂

  • Susan Williford Cobb says:

    We got to spend thanksgiving with my daughter youngest child Chelsea in her new home with her boyfriend and her son Oliver who is 5. It was fun watching her waddle around as she is due to have her second child, another boy on December 12th. It was a really nice day.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Susan, I’m glad you enjoyed such a special day with your loved ones. You must be excited about welcoming another grandchild into your family.

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    For thanksgiving my family ate at my grandmother’s house as is our tradition. It was nice to get together and also that week my mother and I put up our Christmas decorations. We have a lot of items so it took a whole day! Nice bonding time though! And the house looks so pretty!

  • Dianna says:

    Our family went to Disney World for the week of Thanksgiving this year. We had a wonderful time. The best part was just being together, which we don’t always get to do.