Romance Awareness Month – and a Giveaway!

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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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10 thoughts on “Romance Awareness Month – and a Giveaway!


    You know what my favorite romance is my mom and dad, mom showed me Dad and Mom’s love letters to each other before they got married and it was like ew icky say things like that but they did but I didn’t get to read those until Mom passed away and what got me is what my dad said to my mom and I’m going daddy said this to Mom I was kind of blown away by it but you know what, their marriage went through a lot of tumultuous stuff, but my mom’s took through with my dad was thick and thin as my dad when Daddy passed away it would have been 60 years I am 65 they were married and 57 I think of the romance the love my dad really love my mom and my mom really love my dad and I watched it grow.

    1. davalynn

      A wonderful thing to watch grow, Gisele.

  2. Alicia Haney

    Hi, Love Story is my favorite. Have a great week .

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Alicia.

  3. Deanna Sturgeon

    My favorite romance was the Notebook by Nicholas Sparks!

    1. davalynn

      Good o ne, Deanna.

  4. Donna Taylor

    My very favorite one is ‘An Impossible Proposal’! I loved reading Mae Ann and Cades story!

    1. davalynn

      Oh my goodness, Donna, thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  5. Brenda Murphree

    One of my favorite romance books was A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts.
    My favorite love story is Gone With The Wind. I know it didn’t turn out exactly like we wanted it to but it was beautiful throughout the book.
    I do already have these two beautiful books but I wanted to comment.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you for commenting, Brenda. I love to hear from my readers, and recommendations are always welcome and fun to try.


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