Keli Gwyn – Real Life Romance – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Historical Romance author, Keli Gwyn shares insight into her real life romance plus a chance to win her latest release, Family of Her Dreams. U. S. only. Deadline: June 27th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Keli:

Keli & Carl Gwyn

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A Clearly Romantic Gesture by Keli Gwyn

Are you good about keeping your windshield clean?

I confess I’m not. In my defense, I drive a truck. Since I’m only five foot two, I have to drag out a step stool in order to reach the top half of my SportTrac, making the task of washing the windshield an undertaking.

Gwynly (aka Carl) knows how much I dislike a dirty windshield and what a pain it is for me to wash mine. Since he’s got a foot on me and doesn’t require a step stool, he’ll often clean my windshield for me as a surprise. Yup. He knows how to make me happy.

One day my guy took his generous gesture to a new level. I awoke to find the cute critter we use to give each other messages sitting on my place mat bearing a note.

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The note read, “Buggly says, ‘Please sit in your truck to read your morning note there.'”

I smiled, being fairly certain a clean windshield awaited me.

Sure enough, when I headed downstairs to leave for my Curves workout and climbed into the driver’s seat, I found a note taped to my steering wheel.

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The note read: “Wifely, I cleaned your windshield so you can clearly see, ‘I love you.’ C”

Once again, I smiled. When I removed that note, looked through the sparkly clean glass and read the unexpected note taped to the storage drawers in front of my truck, I burst out laughing.

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Gwynly had taken his kindness to a whole new level, playing with words the way I like. Seeing “I love you” in those bright red letters made my day.

I told Gwynly not to expect that note to disappear anytime soon. Every time I see it, I’m reminded of his romantic gesture and am filled with gratitude for the great guy I have.


Question: What small gestures does your special someone* perform for you? How could you turn a simple task you do for your
special someone* into something more? *Note: If you don’t have a “special someone,” insert “someone special.” We all have those people in our lives.

About Keli: Award-winning author Keli Gwyn writes stories that transport readers to the 1800s, where she brings historic towns to life, peoples them with colorful characters and adds a hint of humor. A California native, she lives in the Gold Rush-era town of Placerville at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains.

When Keli’s fingers aren’t hovering over the keyboard of her newfangled laptop, she enjoys strolling past stately Victorian houses in her historic town, burying her nose in reference books as she unearths interesting facts to include in her stories, and interacting with other romance readers. Her favorite places to visit are her fictional worlds, other Gold Rush-era towns and historical museums. She loves hearing from readers and invites you to visit her Victorian-style cyber home at, where you’ll find her contact information.

About the Book – Family of her Dreams:

A Family to Cherish

Headstrong Tess Grimsby loves her new job caring for the children of a recently widowed man. But she never imagined that she’d fall for her handsome employer. Yet Spencer Abbott is as caring as he is attractive, and Tess can’t help but feel for him and his family. Though, for the sake of her job, she’ll keep any emotions about her boss to herself.

Between his stationmaster responsibilities in a gold-rush town and trying to put his family back together, Spencer has his hands full. He soon finds his new hire’s kind personality warming his frosty exterior. But could he ever admit to seeing her as more than just an employee?

Copyright © 2015 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover 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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10 Responses to “Keli Gwyn – Real Life Romance – Part 1 of 1”

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Thanks so much for hosting me, Shannon. I look forward to meeting some of your blog’s wonderful readers and finding out which of them wins a copy of my new release.

  • I have a sweet hubby, too. We send each other silly texts even when we are in the same room. I would love to be in the running for your prize! Old mining towns have always intrigued me.

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Jenny, sending silly texts sounds like a fun way to keep the romance humming along in your marriage.

  • Melanie says:

    Really sweet story! I don’t have a special someone right now, but I think any small gesture could be a way to show you love someone 🙂

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Melanie, I agree. Showing any loved one how much they mean to us by a special gesture would be appreciated.

  • shelia hall says:

    my daughter knows how much it hurts me to mo[p our huge kitchen so she will mop the kitchen for me to show her love!

  • Keli Gwyn says:

    Shelia, an act of service done on our behalf is a special gift, isn’t it? That’s how my husband likes to show his love. I’ve learned to appreciate his gestures as such, even though my love language is words. When he combines the two, such as he did the day I blogged about here, he melts my heart.

  • Deanne Patterson says:

    I am a stay at home Mom of 12. My husband works and is usually gone 14 hours a day with travel time included. He knows how tired I can be with taking care of them and house work all day. When he comes home he will do chores and take care of whatever the kids need. He is my Super Hero !

  • Bonnie Roof says:

    Keli, I love the fact that your husband does these sweet, romantic things to show his love for you – and what a beautiful handwriting he has. I don’t have a husband, but your post reminds me of the many touching, sweet notes and cards my mother sends me – in appreciation of the things I do for her. Especially meaningful to me now as she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and probably too soon will come the day when she is no longer able to write, or perhaps even recognize me.

    Congrats on “Family of Her Dreams” – love the story line!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo (dot)com

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Melanie won the drawing. I appreciate Keli for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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