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LIH Spotlight: The Rancher’s Surprise Triplets

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Rancher’s Surprise Triplets by Linda Ford,
an April release from Love Inspired Historical,
one of the Lone Star Cowboy League stories.

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

Three Little Matchmakers 

Rancher Bo Stillwater has no plans of becoming a husband or a father…but he can’t turn away from the three babies he finds at the county fair. After leaving the abandoned triplets in the care of the doctor’s daughter, Louisa Clark, his duty should be done. So why can’t he seem to stay away from the babies and their pretty caregiver?

Watching the town’s most eligible bachelor with the little trio reawakens Louisa’s unmet dreams. She’s found satisfaction in spinsterhood and caring for others, convinced that motherhood passed her by. Do she and Bo only work so well together for the children’s sakes…or could they both find courage to make this sweet temporary arrangement something truly lasting?

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.



I’m a homebody and do much of my traveling by opening the pages of a book, but every now and then I leave the comfort of my cozy home and visit other places. Our daughter spent three years in Europe working as an English-language teaching assistant, one in France and two in Austria. While she was there, my husband and I made the trip to see her.

Carl and I boarded a plane in September 2015 bound for Vienna, Austria, where our daughter eagerly awaited our arrival. We hadn’t seen her in over a year, which was the longest time we’d been apart. She had fun showing us around her home-away-from-home. We spent several days in Vienna.

We traveled from Vienna, Austria to Linz, where Adriana lived, which is on the Danube. This picture of Adriana and me was taken in Linz’s city square. While we were in Linz, Adriana’s friend and Bible Study leader gave us a tour of his beautiful city.

David is in California for a conference now. Before he headed for San Francisco, my husband and I were privileged to host him and give him a taste of what the Golden State has to offer. The picture was taken at the Wells Fargo Museum in Old Sacramento. I love that we were able to get to know David better and return the hospitality he showed us.


Questions for You

Are you a homebody, or do you love to see new places?

What is one of your favorite destinations when you travel?

If you won an all-expenses-paid trip to any place in the world,
what destination would you choose, and why?

Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of The Rancher’s Surprise Triplets 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
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To keep spammers from snatching your address,
please don’t leave it in your comment itself.)

Giveaway ends Saturday, March 11 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, March 13.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my February 27 post.
Darlene F. will receive a copy of Frontier Agreement
a March LIH by Shannon Farrington.













Keli Gwyn


  • Robbin S. says:

    I love getting out and seeing new places, exploring. I just hate to do it alone. You need a road trip buddy who shares the joy with you. If I could go anywhere it would be Jordan. I have also been interested in the Country, it’s people and history.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Robbin, traveling is much more fun with a family member or friend along.

      Jordan would be an interesting place to visit. I hope you’re able to go there one day.

  • I’m definitely a homebody in most aspects! I enjoy staying home rather than being on the roads, but I definitely wouldn’t turn down a trip to somewhere I’ve never been before!
    If I won a paid trip to anywhere I would truly love to visit some of the villages in Europe, the non-touristic places! Ireland is on the top of my bucket list!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Kalan, I can relate to being a homebody. My husband likes to do some traveling, though, so he helps me overcome my tendency to remain in my comfort zone. Once I get to the destination, I do enjoy myself.

      I hope you’re able to visit Europe. My husband and I visited a number of the European countries during the years we lived in Germany. Ireland wasn’t one of them, though. I’d love to visit. I hope you get to.

  • jane naccarato says:

    I like staying at home but if I have the money I will travel. All expense paid trip would have to be Italy. I would also like to see Washington DC and all the historical sites up and down the eastern half of the country.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, it’s too bad traveling costs so much, isn’t it? I hope you’re able to visit Italy. I only spent a few days there. Talk about history. Wow!

      I’d love to visit Washington, D.C. and the northeastern seaboard. One day…

  • Lucy Reynolds says:

    I’m a homebody, but love to see historical places. If I had the finances I would love to visit England where my ancestors came from. Thank you. Blessings

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lucy, I hope you’re able to visit England someday. Gwynly and I spent a week there when we were living in Germany and saw some of the highlights, but there’s so much more I’d like to explore.

  • Robin in NC says:

    We are definitely homebodies! When we do vacation, it’s usually just a few days at Myrtle Beach! If I won an all expenses paid trip, I’d have to choose Hawaii, it seems like a very beautiful place! Thanks!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Robin, getting away is nice, even if the destination isn’t as exotic as we might like. I hope you make it to Hawaii. I got to go on a company trip to Maui many years ago. What a beautiful place.

  • I’m definitely a homebody. I don’t care to travel. If I could go anywhere it would be either to CA to see my parents and sister or to FL to see my husband’s mom and sister. That is usually what we do when we travel, go see family! I do love the beach, especially northern CA ocean views. I love to walk and listen to the wild waves hitting the rocks. I love looking through tide-pools. So I guess if I didn’t go to visit family, I would definitely want to go to the beach. A wild CA coastal beach 🙂

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, visiting family can be such fun. I’m glad I got to meet you and your husband in person the last time you visited your parents here in Northern California. What a treat that was.

  • Emily Bailey says:

    I would have to same I am both; I enjoy being home at times but then I also love going places! One of my favorite destinations is the ocean. If I won a paid trip anywhere I wanted, it would have to be to Alaska. I would love to go on an Alaskan cruise!

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Thanks for sharing your travels with us Keli!Looks like such fun! I’m naturally a homebody but will take an adventure if offered! 🙂

  • Becky Smith says:

    I’m a homebody, but I do enjoy traveling to see our 6 grandkids who are spread out from California to Connecticut. I would love to visit Israel, though. I’d also like to go to Sweden and see my Great-Great-Great Grandfather’s house that has been made into a museum. I haven’t read any books by Linda Ford yet, although I have looked at them. Fun Cover!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, I can imagine what a draw grandchildren would be. Yours are certainly spread out, but that enables you to enjoy different parts of the country.

      I hope you’re able to visit both Israel and Sweden. How cool to have your ancestor’s home turned into a museum. That sounds like a must-see.

  • Loved the blog. I am kinda a home body i love being at home. But I do love going to beaches where it is so peaceful. Not into big city type things. Love peace and quiet of nature. I live in the country and I love it.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Diana, there is something soothing about the lapping of waves on sandy beaches, isn’t there? Are you partial to ocean beaches, or do you enjoy lakes as well?

  • jcp says:

    i’m a homebody

  • Marie says:

    I’m a homebody for the most part, but still like to go exploring new places every once in a while!

  • Brenda W says:

    I am both a homebody and love to travel and see new things also. I love making pictures of new sights, finding sea shells, and interesting things to buy.
    Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains is one of my favorite destinations. It is a peaceful valley with old buildings and wildlife.
    If I won a trip, I have a long list of places I would like to see. Not sure which one I would pick–Israel to see where the people in the Bible lived. Ireland and Scotland because my ancestors lived there. Maybe just the 23 states I have not visited here in the USA.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, for a homebody, it sounds like you’ve done quite a bit of traveling. Of all the states you’ve visited, which is your favorite?

  • Trixi says:

    I am such a homebody! Nothing like the peace of your own home filled with your favorite people in the world, your family! But like you, I do like to venture out and see other parts of our town or visit new places. Hubby and I went to San Fransisco in October 2016 and had so much fun exploring a new city! There was many things to do and see and would one day like to visit again 🙂 I also visit my sister-in-law (by myself) 3-4 times a year just to get away!

    Favorite destinations, hmmm, other than going to visit my sister-in-law, the Seattle waterfront. I especially love Pike’s Place market, I think that you would too Keli! There’s a lot to explore. They have a fish market where you can choose freshly caught fish or seafood. Whenever someone chooses a salmon (or any fish), the person out front will then toss the fish to the person in the back! It’s such fun to watch 🙂 Then they wrap it up for the customer in paper and away they go. The top of the market holds many places to buy fresh veggies & fruit, flowers and many local artists sell their handmade crafts. I don’t even think I’ve still seen even half of it in all the times I’ve been there, it’s that massive! I also love exploring new places. In May for our 20th anniversary, my husband and I will be spending a week down in Crater Lake Oregon , which is Southeast of us, almost to the California border. We’ve never been there and it will be quite an adventure! So looking forward to it 🙂 We’ll have a burbling creek behind our little cabin we are renting, doesn’t that sound relaxing?

    If I won an all-expenses-paid trip to anywhere in the world, I would take the family to visit my mom in New Zealand! Why? Well because I want to see her & plus explore the beautiful country she has chosen to live in since 2001 🙂 I’d love to see the place where they filmed the Hobbit movies, wouldn’t that be neat?? And the beautiful beaches that she sends me pictures of. We have ours on the Oregon coast, but the ones where she is seems much less touristy and much more natural. If that makes any sense…lol!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of “The Rancher’s Surprise Triplets”! Bo certainly has his hands full, doesn’t he?? 😉

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, I’m glad you got to visit San Francisco. Talk about a city with so many interesting places to see.

      I lived in Vancouver, Washington early in my twenties. While there, I made a trip to Seattle. I wasn’t there long, but I liked the city. I’d love to spend more time exploring its many great sights.

      I hope you do get to visit New Zealand and your mom soon. From what I’ve seen in pictures–and the Lord of the Rings movies–its a beautiful place.

  • Marilyn R says:

    I’m a home body but I do enjoy visiting once I go. So much more fun traveling with someone. I enjoyed attending the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat last year and look forward to attending this year, too. Thankful this year I’ll have a traveling buddy for the drive.

    The Rancher’s Surprise Triplets will be another enjoyable LIH read.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Marilyn, I’ve heard such wonderful things about the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. I’m glad you got to go last year and that you already have a buddy lined up to go with you this year.

  • I think you know that I love travelling and then writing about my experiences in my Amanda Travels series. My latest book has Amanda cruising down the Danube, stopping in Vienna and other wonderful places. If I won a trip, I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand. Thanks for the prize!!!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Darlene, your travels are epic! I love seeing your pictures and hearing about the places your characters get to go.

      Congratulations on winning! I sent you an email. Once I hear from you with your address info, I’ll get the book on its way to you.

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Popped over to to find out who this week’s winner is. Congratulations to Jane! I’ll get the book on its way to you.