Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
August is one of my favorite months, and not just because it’s the birth month of two grandsons and a son-in-law. August is Romance Awareness Month and I’m an author of inspirational romance.
I’ve written 17 romances, both historical and contemporary, all with a cowboy of course. Actually, I’ve written a lot more than that, but they’re in a queue awaiting publication.
Currently I’m working on two: this year’s Christmas novella about love the second time around, and Book 6 of The Cañon City Chronicles, due out in 2024.
Romances differ from love stories because a happy ending is guaranteed regardless of the struggles and obstacles along the way.
To me that sounds a lot like God’s story. It’s definitely a romance because it’s all about how much He loves us, fights for us, and will love us forever. I’d call that a happy ending – or beginning, whichever way you want to look at it.
Life is full of unhappy circumstances, so I choose to write stories that leave readers feeling good. Yes, there are obstacles, challenges, and antagonists (bad guys) in my books, but the hero and heroine overcome them. One of my favorite depictions of this is the movie, Open Range (pictured above).
We need conflict because we need victory – even if it’s someone else’s.
What’s your favorite romance? Is it a book, a movie, or your own marriage? Leave an answer in the comments below and I’ll enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win your choice of a romance novella: The Wrangler’s Woman or Mail-order Misfire.
This is real love—not that we loved God,
but that he loved us and sent his Son
as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
1 John 4:10
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