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LIH Spotlight: The Renegade’s Redemption

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Renegade’s Redemption, a July release from
Love Inspired Historical author Stacy Henrie.

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

Refuge for the Outlaw 

When Tex Beckett arrives at Ravena Reid’s farm, he’s eight years too late for the elopement they’d once planned—and it’s far too early to win her forgiveness. He’s seriously wounded, though, and she can’t turn him away, though she knows better than to trust him. Yes, it’s wonderful having help with the farm, and with the orphans she fosters, but if she opens her heart, she’ll get hurt again when he leaves. And Tex always leaves.

As a notorious bank robber, Tex is used to danger. Yet reuniting with the only woman he’s ever loved is the riskiest thing he’s ever done. All he wants is to stay with Ravena and the children. But can he build a new start before his past catches up with him?

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.


Robots & Reading

Last week my husband, daughter and I built two robots that will be used as decorations at the Kids Kamp our church is hosting this week. The theme is Gadgets & Gizmos, so we created Gadget & Gidget, who are selling gizmos.

I’m not a big science fiction fan, so my knowledge of robots and such is limited. However, I headed to our local Hospice and Goodwill thrift stores to look for items we could use to construct our cardboard box creations and found lots of fun things, so many, in fact, that we couldn’t use them all.

Carl and Adriana appreciate sci-fi more than I do, so I deferred to them when it came to the design. They pooled their talents and came up with a great plan for constructing our robots.

We delivered our duo to the church on Sunday, where they and their cardboard counterparts will delight the children. Actually, not all the robots entered in the robot-building contest are made of cardboard. One family created a robot made mostly of metal, as seen below.

My jaw dropped when I saw Roger. He’s amazing! I learned that the father in this family is a welder. He certainly put his expertise to good use, didn’t he?


Questions for You

Are you a science fiction fan?

If so, what are some of your favorite shows or movies?

Would the opportunity to create a robot appeal to you?

If so, do you have an idea what yours might look like?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of The Renegade’s Redemption
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, June 24 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, June 26.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my June 12 post!
Brenda W. will receive a copy of The Engagement Charade,
a July LIH by Karen Kirst.












Keli Gwyn


  • Becky Smith says:

    I like some science fiction. I like Star Wars. I liked the Left Behind Series. I really enjoyed Danele Rotharmel’s series, as well as Julie Hall’s books, and I think I mostly enjoy Christian science fiction. I wouldn’t mind designing a robot if my hubby helped. We have had fun designing things for VBS.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Becky, my husband and daughter are Star Wars fans. I’ll admit that I’m partial to the three movies that came out when I was young–and Harrison Ford was, too. 😉

      I can understand wanting your husband’s help if you were to build a robot. I was glad I had my guy’s assistance, that’s for sure.

  • Brenda W says:

    Not a Sci-Fi fan. Don’t know if I could construct a robot. What I tried to invent just now, sounded like a junk art sculpture not a moving robot……….lol

    Thanks for the win of the book last week. Another good book taking place in my home state!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Brenda, thankfully the robots didn’t have to move because ours certainly doesn’t. Unless moving people to smile counts, that is. 😀

      Congratulations on winning! I’ll zap you an email pronto.

  • Jane says:

    My older brother gave me a science fiction book when I was about 11 and I was hooked. I read mainly the old authors Norton, Asimov and many others. I could probably built a robot. For shows Star Trek, Star Wars, The Guardians of the Galaxy, The Day The Earth Stood Still(the original) and many more.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jane, it sounds like you and sci-fi are longtime friends. You should be happy since it seems like lots of sci-fi books and movies are hitting shelves and screens lately.

      I’m sure you’d build an amazing robot.

  • Jasmine A. says:

    No, I’m not really a sci-fi fan. Not that I don’t have a couple of favorites, like the mini-series Tin Man, and Thomas Locke’s (Davis Bunn)sci-fi novels like his new one called Recruits, but I don’t make a habit of searching out sci-fi movies or books.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Jasmine, I’m pretty selective about my sci-fi, too. Mostly, I watch the sci-fi shows and movies that my husband and daughter like, although not all of them. My favorite was Star Trek: The Next Generation. I love Commander Data!

  • Martha Peace says:

    Not A Sci-Fi fan but would love to win this book

  • Lynne M Feuerstein says:

    Hi Keli! I’m not a big sci-fi fan,but there are some movies and tv shows that I like. The original Star Wars movie (made quite an impression when I was 7),the original Star Trek series,and Twilight Zone are a few of them. As always thanks for the giveaway!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Lynne, it’s interesting how Star Wars appeals to so many, isn’t it? Even non sci-fi folks like us enjoy the shows. That’s great storytelling, I’d say.

  • Mary Preston says:

    I’m not a big sci-fi fan either, but if they develop a house cleaning robot – thinking Rosie here, I’m all for that

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Mary, I’d love to have a housecleaning robot. Those Roombas are a step in the right direction. I don’t have one, though. It would creep our cats out BIG time. They’re already terrified of the The Monster, aka the vacuum cleaner.

  • I am not too fond of the science fiction genre. But I have high respect for the Authors who write it! They truly are genius! I did, however, read the Divergent and Hunger Games series and enjoyed them!

    I’m not the robot building type but I would sure give it a go!!

  • I enjoy Sci-Fi- Star Wars, Star-Trek. I even enjoy reading some Sci-Fi- the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer comes to mind. A steady dose of it probably wouldn’t be my thing though and while I love the creativity that it takes to make a robot, I have no desire to design one of my own. I’ll stick to yarn and material rather than nuts and bolts 🙂

  • Trixi says:

    I am not a huge sci-fi fan! I used to indulge in the Godzilla movies or any other B-rated movies when I was younger, but not so much as an adult. The only TV show we watched growing up was Star Trek, so there’s that 🙂 My husband loves those and some of the older sci-fi shows (Battlestar Galactica type).

    I have a friend of mine from church who is gaga over Dr. Who 🙂

    I would have no idea how to construct a robot or probably interest in it. Unless like what you did, it was for the kids…then I’d have fun coming up with ideas!

    Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! It sounds like your family had fun participating in the Kids Kamp :-)Your robot names are cute; Gadget and Gidget!

    • Trixi says:

      HAHA…theme word of the day…FUN! I didn’t realize how many times I inserted this word in my post!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, which of the Star Trek series is your favorite? The original or one of the others?

      I’m sure you could create a great robot if you had the inspiration, Trixi. It’s not something I would have attempted had it not been for Kids Kamp.

      The theme of the Vacation Bible School is Gadgets & Gizmos. I used that to come up with the names, so I can’t take credit for them. 🙂

      • Trixi says:

        I love the original ones just as much as the newer ones! The only one we never really got into was the Deep Space Nine version. I think my favorite captain is Picard 🙂 He likes Earl Grey hot…lol! I’ve also watched all the old movies plus two of the newer ones that came out recently.

        That’s really the extent of my sci-fi watching self. I might need to dig out an old B-rated Godzilla or something…HA!

  • Melinda says:

    I am a big sci-fi fan of the older shows. I love the Star Trek series witht he favorite being the Original and then the Next Generation. I like Battlestar Galactic. I watched the earlier Star War movies. I read the books associated with them . I enjoy DR, Who as well. I would be willing to try to build a robot but would need help. I would think a combination of the Robot on Lost in Space’s personality with the movable parts like C3PO

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    The winner of this week’s giveaway is Jasmine A! Congratulations, Jasmine! I’ll be in touch.