Keli Gwyn
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Repackaging Means Real Savings

Do you enjoy a great deal? I sure do.

We can take advantages of low prices when publishers repackage older books.

I have a 3-in-1 set of stories from Tamara Alexander I got for a song. Many other authors’ titles have been repackaged as well. When these are collections of full-length books, it makes them real bargains.

It’s easy to find such compilations on the Christianbook site, since they often feature them in special ads. Or you can search 3-in-1 or 2-in-1.

I learned recently that Barbour is repackaging several of the Bride/Wedding books in their Destination Romances line. The books originally retailed for $12.99 each. The package price is just $9.99 for two, making them a real deal.

Here are four of the upcoming titles:

Great Plains Brides

Great Plains Brides includes two historical romances:

A Bride’s Sweet Surprise in Sauers, Indiana by Ramona Cecil


A Bride’s Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch.

Release Date: July 1, 2013


Waterfront Weddings

Waterfront Weddings includes two contemporary romances:

A Wedding to Remember in Charleston, South Carolina by Annalisa Daughety


A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island by Cara Putman.

Release Date: August 1, 2013


Golden State Brides copy

Golden State Brides includes two historical romances:

A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn


A Bride Sews with Love in Needles, California by Erica Vetsch.

Release Date: September 1, 2013.


Heartland Weddings

Heartland Weddings includes two contemporary romances:

A Wedding Song in Lexington, Kentucky by Jennifer Johnson


A Wedding Homerun in Loveland, Ohio by Cathy Liggett.

Release Date: October 1, 2013


Questions for You

Are you a fan of repackaged bargain books?

What great deals have you gotten on a 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 set?


Note: I apologize for dropping off the radar recently. An extended family member was hospitalized unexpectedly, and I was a bit preoccupied. All’s well now.


Keli Gwyn


  • Keli, It’s so exciting to see your Elenora and Miles’ story go on new adventure as a 2 in 1. What a great idea! Gorgeous cover!

  • I was so happy to see these repacks! And I’m honored to have one of my stories paired with your debut novel. 🙂

  • Glad to hear everything is okay with your loved one. I have a Karen Kingsbury collection. I believe it was three books. I’m always looking for a great deal!

    How exciting for you! And Erica! 🙂

  • I didn’t know publishers really did this. That’s great to know. And I’ve missed you. Glad to see you back (and glad your family member is okay!).

  • I love repackaged books! I first found them when Karen Kingsbury and Traci Peterson had those omnibus releases with full series, usually 3-in-1s. I believe I did get them from CBD at the time, and thought I was on the next greatest thing in book marketing. Totally a steal.

    Congrats on yours being repackaged! And with Erica’s, too! How exciting!

  • Welcome back, Keli! I did wonder where you’d gone… 🙂 So happy your family member is doing better.

    Yes, I love bargains–especially where my fave authors are concerned!

    Congrats on your super news!

  • I like finding good deals, especially books! Glad to know you and your family is doing well now.

  • Keli, I am glad to see you back and happy that things with your family are better.

    I love repackaging and have gotten some of my fav novels in all genres … WF, romance and mystery to be exact … and often get a three book in one volume for the price of one new book. It’s great for readers and gives new life to the author.

  • Glad to hear everything is OK now. I love bargains as well!

  • Beth K. Vogt says:

    How fun for you, Keli!
    And yes, I like repackaging stories. They make great gifts for friends!