Keli Gwyn
LIH Spotlight: The Gift of Twins

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
The Gift of Twins, a December release from
Love Inspired Historical author Gabrielle Meyer.

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

Unexpected Holiday Blessings

Finding twin five-year-old boys on his doorstep isn’t the first surprise Reverend Benjamin Lahaye has faced lately. Emery Wilkes, the new schoolteacher the town has hired, turns out to be a very pretty woman—not the man they’d been expecting. And though the twins and Emmy are only boarding with Ben until Christmas, the arrangement feels all too natural.

Emmy has moved to Minnesota to put loss behind her. Marriage would mean forsaking her position and her purpose, and Ben is an honorable man who understands her refusal to wed. But as he gets closer to tracking down the little boys’ father, Emmy realizes just how much she wants their sweet temporary family to become permanent.

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.

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Reflecting on My Stories: Supportive Heroes

The release of my final novel this month has me feeling a bit nostalgic. As I look back on this story and the seven others I’ve had published, I’ve noted some commonalities. I’ve covered the role music plays in many of my stories and the endearing children in half of them. This week I’m focusing on my heroes, who are staunch supporters of my heroines.

In my debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, the heroine, Elenora Watkins, opens a small mercantile across the street from a large, well-established mercantile owned by the hero, Miles Rutledge. Ellie is out to prove she can run a successful business on her own and has a hard time accepting the help Miles offers. Thankfully, he’s just as bent on convincing her she has nothing to prove because it’s evident to him she’s a bright, capable, creative woman.

Becky Martin, the heroine of my second Love Inspired Historical, A Home of Her Own, has a gentle, loving nature. She does a wonderful job caring for the ailing mother of the hero, James O’Brien. He, in turn, supports Becky in her dream of opening a bakery.

Flynt Kavanaugh, my civil engineer hero in Make-Believe Beau, champions Jessie Sinclair, the newly hired draftswoman at the irrigation company where he works. Callie Hunt discovers a love of woodworking when she’s asked to work alongside carpenter Chip Evans in Her Motherhood Wish, and he’s happy to help her learn the craft.

The heroine of Their Mistletoe Matchmakers, Lavinia Crowne, arrives in Sutter Creek determined to show her sister’s recently orphaned children the kind of lavish Christmas celebrations they’ll have when she takes them back to Philadelphia with her. She’s sure she can offer her nephew and nieces a better life than they would have in their small town.

Even though the children’s paternal uncle, Henry Hawthorn, is just as determined to provide a simple, faith-filled family celebration for the children and keep them in California, he does his best to support Lavinia in her plans while praying she’ll embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

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Questions for You

Which men in your life have been your biggest supporters?

What have the men in your life done to help you reach your goals?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of The Gift of Twins
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
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, November 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, November 27.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my November 13 post!
MH will receive Once Upon a Texas Christmas
by Love Inspired Historical author Winnie Griggs.

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LIH Spotlight – Inherited: Unexpected Family

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Inherited: Unexpected Family, an August release from
Love Inspired Historical author Gabrielle Meyer.

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

An Unexpected Partnership 

After arriving in Minnesota Territory with her sisters to claim their late father’s hotel, Elizabeth Bell is shocked to learn her inheritance comes with a handsome co-owner. After too long working for a domineering boss, Elizabeth yearns to be in control—of the hotel and her life. But Jude Allen won’t sell his share, and Elizabeth refuses to leave.

Rescuing soiled doves and giving them hotel jobs is Jude’s way of redeeming his past. He’s counting on rough frontier life driving his new business partner away before she learns the scandalous truth and demands he stop his mission. But he may have underestimated Elizabeth…and the power of love to turn a complication into a bright new beginning.

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Bling!

When it comes to jewelry, my collection is fairly small. It consists primarily of earrings, although I do have a few necklaces.

My writing partner, Anne, knows how much I love purple and sent me this lovely set of bracelets for my birthday a few weeks back.

Before receiving Anne’s gift, I didn’t wear bracelets very often, but I’ve been won over. They give an outfit some welcome pizazz.

I added the bracelet below to my jewelry stash at a bling exchange recently and am having fun wearing it, too.

Now that I’ve discovered how delightful wearing bracelets can be, I’ll be keeping my eyes open for others to add to my jewelry stash.

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Questions for You

What types of jewelry are your favorites to wear?

What type of jewelry do you rarely wear?

What’s a recent jewelry acquisition that you’re enjoying?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Inherited: Unexpected Family
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to one of
the questions above. You must answer a 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, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, August 7.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my July 24 post!
Trixi O. will receive An Amish Courtship,
an August LIH by Jan Drexler.

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LIH Spotlights: A Family Arrangement and Wed on the Wagon Train

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer and
Wed on the Wagon Train by Tracy Blalock,
two December 2016 releases from Love Inspired Historical.

Learn more about the stories below, and then scroll
down to enter the giveaway for a print copy of each,
which will go to two different winners.

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Makeshift Family 

Abram Cooper has ten months to turn rough Minnesota country into a vibrant town, or his sister-in-law will take his three sons back to Iowa with his blessing. Until then, Charlotte Lee has agreed to keep house and help raise his children as part of their bargain. But can the single father fulfill Charlotte’s requirements in time to make sure that she and his boys don’t leave—and take his heart with them?

Charlotte is convinced that the wilderness is no place to raise her nephews. But as she watches the community slowly develop, she sees that Abram just might be able to make it blossom. With three little matchmakers bringing her and Abram together, Little Falls could become not just a flourishing town, but the perfect home for their patchwork family.

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Temporary Marriage 

When she and her sister are unexpectedly orphaned and prevented from traveling West unless they have a male chaperone, Mattie Prescott disguises herself as a boy. But after Mattie’s fellow wagon train companions discover her masquerade, their long-dreamed-of fresh start is over before it’s even begun. She has only one choice: marriage to the man who helped her—and kept her secret—along the trail.

To save her honor and his own, Josiah Dawson agrees to take Mattie as his bride. But his plans don’t include a wife, and this hasty union is just a temporary duty he’ll dissolve at the end of the trail. As Mattie proves herself indispensable in the face of tragedy, though, it’s soon clear that she’s also indispensable to Josiah’s heart…

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.

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Changes to my blog format…

To make things quicker and easier for all of us, I’ve switched things up a bit.

  1. Instead of asking the author(s) a question, I ask you one as a way to get to know you better.
  2. No more Rafflecopter entry forms. All you have to do is comment to enter the weekly giveaway.
  3. I’m giving away two December books away this week, as I did the previous week. The last two weeks of the month, I’ll give away two January books. Starting in January, I’ll be giving away the following month’s books, one per week. This way you can win the books before they hit the stores’ shelves. 🙂

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Questions for You…

cold-fighting-trioI’ve spent this past week battling a pesky head cold. Sadly, I had to miss out on some of the fun activities I had planned. I needed the time to rest up, and I didn’t want to spread my germs.

All I felt like doing was crashing on the couch with our cats and watching movies, but I forced myself to tackle some of the tasks on my to-do list. Thankfully, I have a heater in my office, so I’ve been nice and warm. I also have a husband who takes good care of me.

What do you like to do when the cold bug bites you? Do you prefer to curl up under the covers and watch a movie, read a book, listen to music, etc, or are you a person who forges ahead despite your fuzzy head? Do you want to be pampered or left alone?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of either a A Family Arrangement
or Wed on the Wagon Train by leaving a comment
on this post with the answer to the question above.
You must answer one of the questions 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, December 17 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, December 19.

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

Congratulations to the winners from my December 5 post.
Lucy Reynolds will receive a copy of Pony Express Christmas Bride
by Rhonda Gibson, and Merry S will receive a copy of
Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe by Louise M. Gouge.

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