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LIH Spotlight: Pony Express Special Delivery

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Pony Express Special Delivery, a September release from
Love Inspired Historical author Rhonda Gibson.

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

Conveniently Wed 

Pony Express manager Clayton Young arrives for his new assignment at a Wyoming ranch just in time to save Maggie Fillmore’s ailing baby. The lovely young widow is struggling to care for a ranch, her sister and a newborn, and Clayton plans to pursue medicine—not marriage. Yet Maggie’s dire situation spurs him to offer a match of convenience…

Maggie hoped never to rely on any man again, even one as kind as Clayton. But with her late husband’s greedy cousin trying to take away her ranch, she has little choice. And though Maggie worries her union with Clayton might not be enough to save her ranch, she soon sees it could be just what her heart needs.

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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Sipping in the Summertime

When the temperature hovers in the high nineties for days on end here in the Sierra Foothills where I live, I get mighty thirsty. While I enjoy ice water, my drink of choice is limeade.


I’ve downed numerous glasses of Simply Limeade this summer. It’s refreshing as well as being lip-smacking good.

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Question for You

What is your favorite summertime beverage?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Pony Express Special Delivery
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to the
question 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 19 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, August 21.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my August 7 post!
Julie G. will receive Mail-Order Marriage Promise,
a September LIH by Regina Scott.

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LIH Spotlight: Pony Express Mail-Order Bride

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Pony Express Mail-Order Bride by Rhonda Gibson,
a March release from Love Inspired Historical.

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

A Match Made By Mail

Needing a home and a husband to help her raise her orphaned nephews, Bella Wilson travels to Wyoming in response to a mail-order bride ad. But when she arrives, she discovers Pony Express rider Philip Young didn’t place the ad. With her groom-to-be insisting he’s not looking for a wife, Bella must convince him to marry her for the sake of the children.

Philip never planned to marry, but he can’t possibly turn away a woman in distress and allow her nephews to end up in an orphanage as he once had. A marriage of convenience is the perfect solution. But when he slowly discovers that family life may be what he’s been looking for all along, can he convince Bella to give love a chance?

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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My Story, Tea and Me

I’ve been nose to laptop screen the past five weeks working on my November 2017 Love Inspired Historical, Their Mistletoe Matchmakers. Because I’m a slow writer, it takes me most of the day to get my words done.

I’m also a detail-oriented person and former copy editor, so can’t help but notice the small stuff, such as repetitions, verbs I could make stronger, etc., which slows me down. The upside is that I end up with squeaky-clean first drafts. I bypassed revisions on my last two LIHs and went straight to line edits, which made me quite happy.

As I’ve spent countless hours hibernating in my cozy office with my little heater running, I’ve been fueling my creativity with cups of tea. My favorite right now is Mint Medley with a small squeeze of honey. Yum! It’s like a mini vacation in a mug, and believe me, I could use a vacation about right now. 🙂

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Questions for You

Are you a tea drinker, too?
If so, what type of tea is your favorite?
Do you add any sweetener, such as honey, sugar or Stevia?

If you don’t drink tea, what is your favorite hot beverage?

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of Pony Express Mail-Order Bride 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, February 11 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, February 13.

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

Congratulations to the winners from my January 30 post!
Beth J. and Gayla B. will each receive a copy of
Her Motherhood Wish, my March LIH.

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LIH Spotlights: Pony Express Christmas Bride and Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe

This week I’m shining the spotlight on
Pony Express Christmas Bride by Rhonda Gibson and
Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe by Louise M. Gouge,
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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Want-Ad Wife 

Mail-order bride Josephine Dooley’s trip West was supposed to end in marriage to her intended groom—not with the discovery that he hadn’t actually placed the bridal ad! Now her only choice is to convince Pony Express rider Thomas Young to wed her anyway to save her from her scheming uncle.

A bride shouldn’t be a surprise package, and when Thomas finds out about his meddling brother’s ruse, he plans to send his would-be wife packing. However, when he realizes Josephine desperately needs his help and a marriage of convenience is the only way he can protect her, he vows to become the husband she needs. But he quickly learns that it will be hard to keep his new bride at arm’s length…because Josephine is his perfect match.

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A Colorado Christmas Courtship
 

Deputy Grace Eberly can outshoot and outride most men in Esperanza, Colorado…but lassoing a husband is an impossible task. At least she has her good friend Reverend Micah Thomas to keep her company. When outlaws threaten their community, the two join forces to stop them, and Grace’s feelings for the reverend deepen. But she’s sure he’d never love a too-tall cowgirl in trousers and boots.

Micah believes that it’s time to find himself a wife—someone sweet and ladylike who can help him better serve the town. So why do none of the elegant young women of his acquaintance stir his heart like the feisty tomboy deputy? As they work to bring peace to the community, will Grace and Micah finally see that they make the perfect team?

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’ll be giving away two December books away this week and next. 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. This way you can win the books before they hit the stores’ shelves.

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Question for You…

This past weekend, my family enjoyed
Christmas events from two different cultures.

sutter-creek-2016-las-posadas-keli-gwynOn Saturday, we participated in the Las Posadas pilgrimage held in the nearby Gold Rush-era town of Sutter Creek. We joined Mary and Joseph and a sizable group on a trek down luminary-lined streets. Along the way, we stopped at three inns, which turned the couple away. Our final stop was a manger, where we welcomed Baby Jesus.

sacramento-2016-christkindlmarkt-keli-gwynOn Sunday, we went to the Christkindlmarkt in Sacramento, which is a German Christmas market. In honor of the event, we wore our traditional German clothing. I’m shown in my Dirndl with St. Nikolaus and the Christkind, an angel-like character. We enjoyed the smell of Glühwein (mulled wine) in the air, visited the booths selling craft items and German wares, and ate Bratwurst for lunch.

What Christmas events based on other cultures have you participated in? Please include a description for those of use who might not know what the events are all about.

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a print copy of either a Pony Express
Christmas Bride
or Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe
by leaving a comment on this post with the answer to the
question above. You must answer the 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, December 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, December 12.

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

Congratulations to the winner from my November 28 post,
Chrissy D, who will receive a copy of
The Negotiated Marriage
by Christina Rich.

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