By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,” wrote Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
For simplicity’s sake, let’s merely count the kinds of love.
Endless love – as is the list! We could go on and on.
But let’s not forget puppy love. Though it’s become a metaphorical phrase describing early platonic love, I’ve been experiencing the real thing since a now-12-week-old heeler/border collie mix moved in. I call him Keeper and he definitely keeps me busy.
As a romance writer, I obviously write about romantic love, but others from the list filter into my stories as well because in inspirational fiction, characters find their footing in God’s agape love.
I call that Greater Love – the kind Jesus referred to when he said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13 BSB). That’s what Jesus did for us.
With Valentine’s Day filling the weekend with hearts, candy, cards, and flowers, it’s not too late to do something a little different and show love with a kind deed or word to those around you. Can you count the ways?
Liberating love is how I hint at what lies in store for the readers of my recent release, A Change of Scenery. And in celebration, I’m giving away a signed *print copy to one randomly selected commenter responding below on this blog to the question listed here. A winner will be chosen Feb. 20, 2021.
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Ella’s breath caught in her throat, too late to hide. Too late to act as if she hadn’t heard his declaration. Her heart fractured, something she’d wanted to never happen again.
She had lost Charles. Now she would lose the only other man who had believed in her, who loved what she loved. Who apparently loved her in spite of her imperfections. She’d seen the truth of his words in his eyes today, felt it in his embrace. But she refused to come between him and his brother who clearly opposed her. She was city gal and nothing more to him. ~A Change of Scenery
*Print copy limited to the U.S. A winner outside the U.S. will receive an e-book version.
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