Monday, February 10, 2014

Cowboy Romance

We welcome Davalyn Spencer this week to Martha’s Books. Read a review of her latest release just in time for Valentine’s week when love is in the air. 
The Cowboy Takes a Bride

Davalyn Spencer’s latest release, The Cowboy Takes a Bride, is a delightful read for the Valentine season or for any season for the romantic. Two unlikely characters find themselves caught up in an attraction that neither expected. Annie accompanied her father to the far border of Kansas Territory to escape her pretty sister and overbearing aunt. Caleb is looking for any kind of work after forsaking God’s calling and leaving his church because of a failed romance. When these two meet, they begin a rocky journey to find true love with each other and with God. With two secondary characters who are warm and loving, and a town with growing pains, Davalyn paints a picture of the frontier that draws the reader into the story and captures the imagination. 


Annie Whitaker has always been a plain Jane. But in the bustling gold-rush town of
Cañon City she turns heads, especially that of cowboy Caleb Hutton. Annie's seen Caleb many times in her father's mercantile, and she's surprised and pleased when he takes a special interest in her.

Caleb's faith was shattered when his fiancée jilted him for a wealthier man. But as he gets to know Annie, his view of women—and God—soon takes a turn for the better. Can Annie's steadfast faith help him find his way back to his calling and a second chance at love?
About Davalyn:
When the handsome, dark-eyed cowboy sauntered into Davalynn Spencer’s life, the gate to adventure swung wide. So began her journey writing for national rodeo markets, and winning awards in the process. Her writing has also taken her from the city crime beat of a mid-size daily newspaper to college classrooms and inspirational publication with David C. Cook and others. When she’s not writing western romance or teaching as an adjunct professor, she enjoys speaking and leading worship at women’s retreats. She and her former rodeo-clown husband have three children and four grandchildren and make their home on Colorado’s Front Range with a Queensland heeler named Blue. Connect with her online at and on Twitter @davalynnspencer.

Do you have a special Valentine? Tell us about it in a comment today. Davalyn is giving away a copy of her book to some lucky person leaving a comment this week. Remember subscribing will also give you a second chance and comments today will count as one then come back and comment on our interview with Caleb for another one.

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Davalyn Spencer said...

Thanks for hosting me today, Martha. I'm honored to be a guest on your blog.

Britney Adams said...

THE COWBOY TAKES A BRIDE sounds like a wonderful book!

My husband is my special Valentine! We will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day!

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Melanie Backus said...

What a great book! The Cowboy Takes A Bride sounds wonderful. The guy I have spent nearly thirty-nine years with is still my Valentine. His wink grabbed my heart that long ago and it still does. I am a very blessed girls.

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Unknown said...

My special valentine was my husband who passed away recently after 46 years together, Now it is all 7 of my grandchildren.
I already subscribe by e mail
thank you
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A Cowboy Takes A Bride looks great!

susanlulu said...

My special Valentine is my late husband who passed away 4 years ago at the young age of 49. He was my everything! Sure miss him!

Martha W. Rogers said...
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Martha W. Rogers said...

Sorry your husband is no longer with you, Susan. I hope you can celebrate with wonderful memories of your time together.