Monday, October 02, 2017


Dear Readers, Louise is a dear friend of mine. I rejoice with her when she began to write western historicals for Love Inspired. I’ve read each one as it came out. The last several were a Four Stone Ranch series, this book included. I’ve enjoyed each one of them and loved getting to know the characters that continue through the whole series. Her settings take you right to Colorado, where the books are set. The living, breathing characters grabbed my heart and pulled me into the thick of the stories. You’ll love this western romance, and if you’ve missed any in this series, be sure and get a hold of them, too.

Welcome back, Louise. Why did you become an author?
Becoming an author was the most natural thing for me because I’ve been making up stories since I was a small child. When I was in school, I would write stories for my class papers, incorporating the subject matter into my tale. So when I was nearing the empty-nester stage of my life, it seemed logical to start writing down more of those stories to see if I could become published. Twenty-five books later, I’m still having fun creating them.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I love reading about historical events, so I think my dream job would be researching history books in libraries and visiting history museums to glean tidbits of information about those who lived long ago. If I could do this for other authors, I could save them time on research.

If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I’d love to live in the late 1800s middle America because that’s when my grandparents were young. I’m referring to the time after the Civil War and before the Great War (World War I). The United States as a country was trying to rebuild after the Civil War and to establish her identity in the world. Although not perfect, the US was populated with mostly good people just trying to build their own lives and help their neighbors.

What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
I’d like to visit more Revolutionary War battlefields. (I’ve seen some.) One of my ancestors fought as a Patriot to secure our freedom, and I would love to see where he served.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
Scotland! I’m one quarter Scottish, so I’d love to see the land of my ancestors who came from there.

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
My memory verse for this year is Psalm 143:8, “Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in Thee do I trust; cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto Thee.” When I start my day with this prayer, the greatest results are inner peace and trust in Lord, whatever He brings into my life.

Tell us about the featured book?
Cowboy Lawman’s Christmas Reunion, Love Inspired Historical, October 2017
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'’ 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.

Please give us the first page of the book for my readers.
Friday, October 14, 1887
Esperanza, Colorado
Sheriff Justice Gareau ducked around the corner of the Esperanza train depot, hoping he hadn’t been spotted by the woman who’d stepped off the train. He felt downright foolish. Usually people hid from him if they’d done something wrong, and he sure hadn’t done anything wrong. No, it was that woman who’d done wrong by him and ruined his life. Well, ruined was perhaps too harsh a word, because he had a pretty good life these days. But she’d sure broken his heart. A heart he was determined never to give to a woman ever again.

What was Evangeline Benoit doing in this remote Colorado town anyway? And why did her sudden appearance turn him into a bumbling chump? Because once, long ago back in New Orleans, she’d been his childhood sweetheart and, eventually, his fiancée. Only she’d broken their engagement to marry a wealthy older man the very day Justice needed her most.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you so much, Louise, for sharing this new book with my readers and me. I know they’ll love reading the story.

Readers, here are links to the book.
Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion -
Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion (Four Stones Ranch) - Amazon paperback
Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion (Four Stones Ranch) - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! Shelia from MS

Connie said...

Love the cover! Thanks for sharing.
Connie from KY

Diane Blaser said...

This book sounds wonderful!
Diane from NE Ohio

Louise M. Gouge said...

Thank you, ladies. I love this cover. The models capture my characters perfectly.

Kay Garrett said...

Cowboy Lawman’s Christmas Reunion sounds like a book that I'd love to read. And who isn't ready for stories to get us in the Christmas spirit! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Kay Garrett - Mountain View, AR

Kim hansen said...

sounds good. north platte nebraska.

Becky Smith said...

I enjoy Louise's books! Really looking forward to reading this one!

VanG said...

Louise is a new author to me, and I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance! 😊

Vivian Furbay said...

imagine try to hide from your former fiancé. Sounds like a good book that I'd like to read.

Cindy W. said...

Christmas and Cowboys are a great combination and I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.

Cindy W. from Indiana

Abigail Mitchell said...

This story looks great!
Abigail in VA

Louise M. Gouge said...

Thank you for your comments, ladies. I really enjoyed writing this book and hope you'll enjoy reading it.

Trixi said...

Can't believe it's already time for Love Inspired Christmas books! I'm loving all the covers and various stories coming out. Thank you for the giveaway chance for Louise's book!

Trixi in OR

rubynreba said...

I always enjoy Christmas books. Enjoyed the interview!
Beth from IA

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.