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LIH Spotlight: Cowboy Lawman’s Christmas Reunion

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Cowboy Lawman’s Christmas Reunion, an October release
from Love Inspired Historical author Louise M. Gouge.

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

The Sheriff’s Second Chance 

Sheriff Justice Gareau can make outlaws quake in their boots…yet coming face-to-face with Evangeline Benoit once again takes away all his composure. She broke their engagement, and his heart, to marry a wealthy older man. Despite his reluctance, Justice can’t avoid the widowed single mother of two when they’re collaborating on a Christmas village for the town’s children.

The loving boy Evangeline once knew has become an unyielding lawman. Forced to flee New Orleans over false allegations, Evie doubts Justice will take her side when the past follows her to Colorado. Especially when he and her troublesome son butt heads. But perhaps the spirit of Christmas will soften his heart and give them a second chance at love.

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Role Playing

Although my sister starred in several plays and my mother had a number of roles in local junior college productions during my high school years, I never aspired to be an actress.

I can’t remember lines and freeze when I’m on stage. That fact became painfully clear when I was in sixth grade and was assigned the part of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I had a full-blown case of stage fright the day of the performance and forgot every single thing I was supposed to say.

In spite of my traumatic thespian experience, I do have a wee bit of a ham in me. It came out when I was in Toastmasters a few years back. I don’t know why, but I can deliver a decent speech–and apparently I’m even funny at times. A woman who attended an author talk I gave told me I should do stand up. Who knew?

This week I tapped into my well-hidden talent and participated in at fun event at my local Curves. I won the opportunity to “Coach a Coach” as part of our fundraising efforts to support the American Cancer Society and our Relay for Life team.

Since I wanted to make things fun for the coach I got to coach, I created two personas: the Cheerleader and the Evil Queen, complete with pompoms and a sparkly belt that served as my makeshift whip.

On Shari’s first lap around the circuit, I offered oodles of encouragement and added a couple of cheers to the mix. Mind you, they weren’t all that impressive. Here’s one of them: S-H-A-R-I! S-H-A-R-I! Gooooo, Shari!

Things changed when Shari completed her first lap. I whipped off my pretty purple “I don’t sweat – I sparkle” t-shirt” to reveal a sleek black tank top with the words “Evil Queen” emblazoned on the front in purple glitter. Every lady on the circuit laughed.

Being the cheerleader was easy for me. I love to encourage people. Playing the part of the Evil Queen exceeded my limited acting abilities. Even though I tried to act tough, I cracked up many times–as did Shari, who was such a good sport.

Coaching my coach ended up being a blast. I won’t win any awards for my acting, but I had fun and contributed to a worthy cause at the same time.


Questions for You

Have you ever been in a play, or does
the thought of being on stage freak you out?

If you were given the opportunity to play
a part, which role would you choose?

Do you enjoy creating fun costumes?


Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Cowboy Lawman’s Christmas Reunion
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to one of
the questions above. You must answer at least one 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, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, September 18.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my September 4 post!
Heidi R. will receive Montana Bride by Christmas,
an October LIH by Linda Ford.









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