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Her Motherhood Wish

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En route to the Double T Orphanage to work on its expansion, carpenter Chip Evans and Caroline Hunt discover two orphaned children--and become their caregivers. But Chip's determined not to let himself get too attached to the children who just lost their widowed father...or to the lovely woman helping him care for them. Especially since Callie and the
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Love Inspired Historical
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Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed Callie and Chips story about extreme losses in their past and over coming them. Our hopes, dreams and plans are not always what God's plans as Chip Evans finds out. The question is whether or not he's to stubborn to see the blessings right in front him.

Caroline Hunt is excited to be starting her new job at the Double T Orphanage where she can love on all the children. She learns that Chip Evans is heading that same way and offers to give her a lift and they come across a tragic
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chip is a make-a-plan-stick-to-the-plan kind of guy. You might say he has blinders on, too busy looking ahead to the next part of the plan to see what's right in front of him. That would be Callie and two endearing orphans. Only finding a wife and starting a family is three years into the future, according to the aforementioned plan. This stupendously dense hero needs a good smack upside the head to knock some sense into him. :-) Lucky he is handsome cowboy material (even if he is a carpenter) w ...more
Ann Street
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her Motherhood Wish

    Take a man who has his whole life planned out and a woman who feels she isn't whole and therefore not marriage material add in two orphaned children and the outlaws after them and add God into the mix.

    The story of Chip and Callie is a wonderful story where Chip learns to let God be the author of his plans.  Callie learns that God does fulfill the desires of her heart.
Becky Smith
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not only are Keli Gwynn’s books fun to read & well written, but they are filled with fascinating history tidbits which are fun to verify & to learn more about them. Things like Soldier’s Heart; Eastlake’s Hints on Household Tastes In Furniture, Upholstery, & Other Details; William Morris’s larkspur pattern; and the sugar cure for cholera. I loved how Callie kept noticing & listing to herself Chip’s wonderful character traits, but I was saddened when Callie felt useless, broken &a ...more
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her Motherhood Wish is another fun read by Keli Gwyn. On the way to work at the Double T Orphanage, Chip Evans and Caroline "Callie" Hunt, find two newly orphaned children, Ruby and Jasper. Not only did they find them, they became their caretakers! Chop does not want to get too close to Callie or the children because he doesn't want to mess up his future plans. On the other hand, Callie has fallen for the children......and Chip! How is that suppose to fit into her own plans?

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Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What if the carefully laid out plans for your life aren't what God's perfect plan is for you? That's what Chip Evans & Callie Hunt discover in this delightfully charming story!

Some may call it happenstance, but I call it God's will that Chip & Callie come across two recently abandoned children on their way to the Double T Orphanage. When they discover the reason these two are alone, they know the perfect place to bring them to. Thus begins the journey that binds all of their lives togeth
Sherida Stewart
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a lovely cover…and the story inside is just as beautiful!

Her Motherhood Wish is filled with sweet moments as carpenter Chip Evans and loving Callie Hunt discover their happily-ever-after as they work at the Double T Orphanage. Callie’s dearest dream is to be a mother, but she faces some problems. I sympathized with her as she confronted the reality and disappointment of her situation. She is strong and accepting of her fate. As for Chip, many times I was quite displeased with him. He is pro
Julie Graves
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads, christian
Callie Hunt and Chip Evans are on their way to the Double T Orphanage run by Tess and Spencer. Callie is hoping for a job at the Double T and Chip is on his way to make some furniture for a new dorm that the orphanage is adding. On the way they find Ruby and her brother Jasper who's father has just been taken by robbers. Fearing for their father's life Chip goes to find him. The news he brings back is not good and what is worse, the robbers didn't get what they were looking for so now the childr ...more
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Readers will be enthralled with Keli Gwyn’s latest release, Her Motherhood Wish. This book was an endearing story with Chip and Callie, along with two cute orphaned children, Jasper and Ruby, they found along their way to the Double T Orphanage that captured my attention. They were the perfect caregivers to care for these children after their own losses during childhood.

Chip knew the robbers and murderer of their father was sure to be hunting for them after learning from Jasper that their fathe
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of Historical, western, Christian romance.
Author Keli Gwyn has done such a wonderful job of combining subtle romance, suspense and drama with an element of faith, it makes a wonderful story to read. I love her books!
Chip is a man with a plan. A strict plan of what and when things are going to happen in his life. He is a talented builder, carpenter and wood carver with a really good heart.
Callie has such a loving and giving heart, she feels she can't give a man what he wants because she cannot have children She's going to work in an orph
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her Motherhood Wish by Keli Gwyn. It is a Historical Romance taking place in 1875. Chip Evans is on his way to the Double T Orphanage to work on the additions to the place. Caroline Hunt is riding along with him. Caroline is going there to work. On the way they hear crying. They find a three year old girl and a five year old boy hiding. When Chip went to look for the wagon they were in he found their father killed. He was a gem dealer and was going to open his own store. The bad guys did not fin ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
En route to the local orphanage friends Chip and Caroline comes across two young children who recently lost their father. As they help the kids transition to being without their parents, Chip and Caroline battle their growing attraction. Chip has a 5 year plan and his feelings for Caroline do not fit. Caroline knows she loves Chip but understands that one of the items on his plan, having children of his own, is something she can never fulfill. This genre doesn't normally fit into my wheelhouse b ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Four and a half stars.

Chip Evans and Caroline Hunt are on the way to jobs at the Double T Orphanage when they stumble across a pair of siblings, obviously orphaned.

As the two of them bring the children to get settled at the orphanage and start their new jobs, they have a chance to get to know each other better, and find they share common interests and a mutual faith in God and His provision. They also share a common attachment to the rescued orphans, and despite Chip's resolve to adhere to his c
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What do does Chip Evans, a carpenter, who has a life plan written out and Caroline Hunt, single, but wants to be a mother, have in common? At first glance, nothing, but then two orphans drop into their lives. This story had some twists that I wasn't expecting. There is a little mystery, love, but will there be a happy ever after? And what is God's plan for Chip, Caroline, and the two orphans?
This was a very good book, and I totally enjoyed it.
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Callie has lunch with carpenter Chip, then they later meet as Callie is waiting for the stagecoach. Chip offers her a ride to the Double T Orphanage as he is working there and she is hoping for a job. On the way they find two children and their adventure begins.
Great story. Loved the little bit of suspense. A little predictable- I had one part figured out before a hint was given in the story.
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great story. Some suspense mixed with a story of love, acceptance and learning to follow God's real Plan.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought the children were particularly well written.
Harlequin Books
"There is strong character development, particularly in relation to Chip. While his reluctance to veer from his plan is a bit frustrating at times, it is obvious that his faith and determination are strong. The author has a connection to the story, which adds to the realism. There is a nice bit of mystery thrown in as well" (4 stars @ RT Book Reviews).
Jovita Reed
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nice, sweet Christian love story. I really loved the kids in this book; they were adorable. I also love the way God opened the hero's heart and mind to warm to the idea of adopting.
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Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her Motherhood Wish is a wonderful story! Callie embraces life and Chip is a "bit too regimented”, which leads to an engaging and entertaining journey. I loved their interactions with each other and the children at the Double T Orphanage, and I also enjoyed revisiting several beloved characters from Gwyn’s earlier books. Historical tidbits, inspirational messages, and tender romance are woven together to create a most delightful tale!

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

Keli enjoys taking walks on her local hiking trail, working out at Curves and writing letters the old-fashion