Read some winners this summer

I was so thrilled to learn that one of my books was named a finalist for two awards this year, that I kept opening the email notices over and over again just to read the good news! Silly, I know, but it’s not every day one receives such encouraging messages.

My first Heartsong Presents book from 2013, The Rancher’s Second Chance, was the novel nominated.



The Selah Award – Fiction: Romance

The three finalists listed alphabetically were:

Rachel Hauck—Once Upon a Prince (Zondervan)

Maureen LangAll in Good Time (Tyndale Publishers)

Davalynn Spencer—The Rancher’s Second Chance (Love Inspired / Heartsong Presents)

The Selah Award was presented May 21 during the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in North Carolina. Lang won the award with her historical romance, All in Good Time (Tyndale). Hauck’s contemporary novel and mine both finaled.

Just as I became accustomed to seeing my title on the Selah list, another email arrived announcing the second nomination.  I must admit, it never gets old.

Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Short Contemporary

The three finalists listed alphabetically are:

Yuletide Twins by Renee Andrews (Love Inspired)

For Love of Eli by Loree Lough (Abingdon Press)

The Rancher’s Second Chance by Davalynn Spencer (Heartsong Presents)

Results of the IRCA will be announced in San Antonio, Texas, July 27 during the general meeting for FHL (Faith, Hope & Love), a division of Romance Writers of America.

What an honor to be included with such fine authors. I hope you’ll check out all these titles this summer and enjoy encouraging Christian fiction.

Thank you for reading the stories of our hearts.




6 thoughts on “Read some winners this summer

  1. Congratulations Davalynn! I loved reading ‘The Rancher’s Second Chance’ and your latest release is on my summer reading list. I will keep you in my thoughts on July 27th.

  2. davalynn

    Thanks, Linda. Hope you enjoy all the finalists and winners.

  3. Congratulations! That is awesome!

    1. davalynn

      Thanks, Norma. Hope you enjoy the other authors.

  4. With all the company that we have had lately, I’m just catching up on your blogs. so happy to see that you received an award for your book “The Rancher’s Second Chance”. That’s very exciting for you! I enjoyed reading that book very much. My plans include reading the two newest books that are out very soon.

    1. Thanks so much, Karen. It has definitely been an exciting road!


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