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LIH Spotlight: Want Ad Wedding

It’s April, and that means four new stories from
Love Inspired Historical will be hitting shelves.

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Want Ad Wedding by Cheryl St.John,
the first book in the Cowboy Creek Continuity series.

Want Ad Wedding


Second Chance Bride 

When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience.

Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect—as long as her heart doesn’t get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs?

Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.

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 Cheryl…

It’s rare to find a person who doesn’t like pizza. Do you? If so, what are your favorite toppings?

Cheryl says: “I’m that rare person who doesn’t love pizza. When my family wants pizza I eat salad or pasta. I’m not a hot cheese fan, and the meat is often too greasy for my taste.

There is one pizza I recently discovered I love, however, and it’s from Old Chicago. I get a soft thick crust with it: Tuscan chicken with spinach. Lemon garlic sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, applewood-spiced chicken, bruschetta tomatoes and roasted garlic. Topped with fresh spinach tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. I love spinach and chicken, so it hits the mark for me.”

Cheryl shared a picture of this yummy pizza. Are you hungry yet?

tuscan chicken with spinach pizza

Your Turn…

Do you like pizza, or are you one of the rare people,
like Cheryl, who doesn’t care for it?

If you do like pizza, what are your favorite toppings?



Enter to win a print copy of Want Ad Wedding.
Use the Rafflecopter entry form below.

Giveaway ends Sunday, April 17 at 12 a.m. PDT.

Winner to be announced here and in my
new blog post on Monday, April 18.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my April 4 post!
Amy F. won a copy of The Cowboy’s Baby Bond
by Linda Ford.

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Keli Gwyn


  • MELODY says:

    I love pizza!! I love pretty much any kind as long as there isn’t sausage on it! I am not a sausage fan! Veggies are my favorite. Pile em on please! Lol This place called the slab has unique toppings that are all pretty good. My favorite pizza there is one covered in caramelized onions. Yum! 🙂

  • Pauline Osborne says:

    I love reading stories like this one and this author is sharp as a tack in her writings, I love pizza and toppings I choose are lot of veggies so that I won’t feel guilty when I bite into all that gooey goodness…thanks for sharing this author today.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Paula, I’m glad you’re a fan of Cheryl’s stories. Sounds like you’re a fan of pizza and its “gooey goodness,” too. Love that description. 🙂

  • This is my birthday week, and I’ll be requesting Old Chicago after being reminded with this photo.

    Thanks so much for the spotlight, Keli!


    • Keli Gwyn says:

      It’s my pleasure to feature you and your latest release, Cher. I hope you enjoy your birthday celebration and that Old Chicago pizza–the one kind of pizza you do like. 🙂

  • Nicole Wetherington says:

    I love pizza! I like almost everything on it!

  • Vicki says:

    I love pizzas hating this book–sounds like too. Our favorite is a meat lovers. The best pizza though is pizza in Chicago–Lou Manatti’s & Giardono’s (not sure I spelled it right). It really is different in Chicago–even Old Chicago is not the same.
    Thanks for sharing this book–sounds good.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Vicki, I’ve heard that Chicago has the best pizza around. Sounds like I’ll have to try it for myself if I make it to the Windy City someday.

  • Liz Flaherty says:

    I love most anything that says it’s pizza (same with pasta). Don’t enter me–I already have the book and LOVE it!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Liz, it sounds like you’re a big fan of Italian food. I like it, too. If only calories weren’t an issue. 🙂

      I’m glad you enjoyed Cheryl’s story. If you’d like to donate a copy of Want Ad Wedding to your local library or give one to a friend, I could enter you in the drawing after all. Just say the word.

    • I love pasta any way shape or form–except not with cheese.

  • I love pizza! My favorite is pepperoni with pineapple, but I can eat just about anything except anchovies 😉

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Julie, I enjoy pepperoni but not pineapple on pizza. Gwynly loves pineapple on pizza, though. We solve the problem by ordering different toppings on our halves. A win-win. 🙂

  • Trixi says:

    I love pizza….I could probably eat it every night with all the combinations you can add to the top! However, I don’t care for pepperoni…it’s too spicy or greasy. We love Papa Murphy’s here at my house, and one of our favorites is grilled chicken & bacon (with red sauce). We also have a fantastic pizza place we go to on the rare occasion when we have the extra funds. It’s called Pizza Harbor & they cook their pizza in an old fashioned wood-burning oven. With their homemade crusts & fresh toppings it can’t be beat! Our favorite from there is taco pizza; they put tortilla chips on top where most places don’t. My mouth is watering thinking about it, lol!! I think I’ll request that for my birthday dinner 🙂 Cheryl’s pizza looks divine, by the way!
    I absolutely adore marriage of convenience stories, especially when the heroine is both a widow & pregnant. Something about a baby to come & a hero who wants to protect and provide for them that warms my heart! This one sounds like it’s a must read. Thank you for the fun blog post & giveaway chance. I’ve now signed up to receive your blog via email so I don’t miss any future posts by you Keli!

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Trixi, I’m with you. Pepperoni is greasy, but even so, I love the taste. I don’t indulge often, though.

      It’s great that you have a Papa Murphy’s nearby to satisfy your pizza cravings on a regular basis and a special place to go when you want to treat yourselves. We have a great pizza place downtown, but, like you, we save it for special occasions since it can be a bit pricey.

      Cheryl’s story does sound good, doesn’t it? As an oopsie baby myself, I love stories about loving heroes who open their arms and their hearts to children in need of a father’s love. I had a special dad like that. 🙂

  • jane naccarato says:

    Pepperoni or Papa Murphy’s Cowboy. I would have pizza 3 times a week for dinner except my doctor would frown at me.

  • Donna Killian says:

    I like supreme with onions, green peppers and everything on it. Thick crust or stuffed crust…yum. Love Cheryl’s books.

  • Anne Payne says:

    Pizza lover here! My favorite toppings are bacon and black olives on a thin crust.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance says:

    I enjoy pepperoni pizza but I have the tendency to peel off the pepperoni and eat it first then eat the actual piece of pizza. I don’t know why I just do. I also enjoy chicken as a topping.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Laura, I like to peel off the pepperoni and eat it first, too. I used to open up the Oreo cookies my grandparents had for us and eat the creamy filling first, too. Guess I don’t like to wait for the best parts. 🙂

  • Original crust pepperoni and extra cheese ~ like it gooey… but you are right, Cheryl, greasy. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  • Connie Saunders says:

    I love pizza and the more toppings the better. I don’t have to a lot of meats but I enjoy all of the cheeses and vegetables that are available.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Connie, it sounds like you like cheese as much as I do. It’s yummy and ooey gooey good when melted on top of a pizza, isn’t it?

  • Cheryl Baranski says:

    Cheese, cheese and more cheese. Some red bell peppers and onion.

    • Keli Gwyn says:

      Cheryl, I love the ooey gooey goodness of melted cheese on a pizza. Onions are good, too. And give me garlic. Lots and lots of garlic. Yum!