Cool of the Day
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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer  What would it sound like to hear God’s presence? Would it be the whirlwind mentioned by Job, the rushing wind of Pentecost, the whisper Moses detected? Genesis 3:8 tells us that Adam and Eve heard God walking in the garden and hid themselves from His

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More Than the Beholder’s Eye
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer On freelance assignment for the local newspaper, I covered a craft show where several lapidarists displayed their work. One man showed not only his finished products but rough stones as well—so rough, that had I hiked by them on a mountain path, I

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Still Connected?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Staying connected today has never been easier, thanks to technology. And it’s never been harder. There’s too much going on. In fact there’s so much going on – so much technological noise – that we can miss the more important connections in our lives.

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The rains are over and gone …

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Often on a summer afternoon, a verse from the Song of Solomon replays around my Colorado home. Gray clouds gather over the mountains, then roll down into the valley with thunderous roars and streaks of lightning. And twenty minutes later, “… the rains

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Goodreads Giveaway
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer My columbines are beginning to bloom—perfect timing for the June 1 release of Barbour’s complete print collection of The 12 Brides of Summer which contains my novella, “The Columbine Bride.” To celebrate, the authors are sponsoring a Goodreads giveaway of six copies, each

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In the cool of the day …
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… Adam and Eve heard God walking in the garden and they hid because guilt from their disobedience pressed them into hiding. By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer God took care of their guilt and disobedience, and we also benefit from His plan through Christ. However, today I want

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7 delights in The Columbine Bride

1. Relax with a quick summer romance before summer is over 2. Escape to a simpler time (Not easier, just simpler!) 3. Experience (vicariously) a Colorado summer storm 4. Stir up some strawberry lemonade (recipe in my newsletter) 5. Enjoy the fragile beauty of Colorado’s blue columbines

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Real-life inspiration for historical romance

A week from tomorrow is release day for the last book in The 12 Brides of Summer collection – and my novella “The Columbine Bride” is in it! Today I’m sharing my inspiration for Buck and Lucy’s story. The tale includes many things I enjoy about Colorado:

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Who Is Your Favorite Bad Guy?

One of my favorite movies is Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans from 1992, based on the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The story captivates me with its internal and external conflict, historical setting, and romance of course. But quintessential antagonist, Magua (played by Native

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Ever Feel You Have Too Much to Do?

Lucy Powell is a young widow with a hard summer ahead of her in my soon-to-release novella, The Columbine Bride. How soon, you might ask? Tomorrow! That’s right. July 14, 2015, Old West Summer Brides, book 3 in Barbour’s limited print collection of The 12 Brides of

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The 12 Brides of Summer!

Summer – yea! We’re celebrating the advent of warmer weather here in Colorado because we’ve had rain, rain, rain the entire month of May. Wish I could send some of it to my family and friends in California. In addition to the joy of blue skies and

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Ever Want to Just Ride Into the Sunset?

I’m working on a Cowboy Brides story for Barbour Publishing and loving every minute of it. I’ll be the first to admit, I like to escape into a good book, and trying to write a good book is just as much a form of escape as reading

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