This week Davalynn Spencer and Miralee Ferrell with Giveaways

» Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog | 32 comments

Congratulations to Katrina for winning Milinda Jay’s Her Roman Protector and to Chris for winning Anne Greene’s Marriage by Arrangement.

This week I’m hosting Davalynn Spencer with The Cowboy Takes a Wife (US only) and Miralee Ferrell with Wishing on Buttercups (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 2nd) evening.

COVER 1Bio of Davalynn Spencer:

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.

Book blurb for The Cowboy Takes a Wife by Davalynn Spencer:

Annie Whitaker has always been a plain Jane. But in the bustling gold-rush town of Cañon City, Colorado, 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 the former preacher find his way back to his calling and a second chance at love?

91P1dNti06L._SL1500_Bio for Miralee Ferrell:

Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and sail. She combines two other passions—horseback riding and spending time with her grown children—since her married daughter lives nearby, and they often ride together on the wooded trails near their homes.

Her novel Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, won the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction, and Universal Studios requested a copy of her contemporary debut novel, The Other Daughter, for a potential family movie.

After serving five years as the president of the Portland/Vancouver chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Miralee now volunteers as a board member and belongs to a number of writers’ groups. She is an accredited lay-counselor with The American Association of Christian Counselors and also speaks at women’s groups, libraries, historical societies, and churches about her writing journey.– includes newsletter signup form

Blurb of Wishing on Buttercups – Book two in Love Blossoms in Oregon series by Miralee Ferrell:

Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?

She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.

Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a right to pry into Beth’s affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her.

Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth’s future and her heart.

As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what—and who—her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again?

Wishing on Buttercups is available at most major stores including Sam’s Club, Barnes & Noble, Christian bookstores, and all online book sellers for both paperback and eBook. 





  1. I would love to win either of the books offered this week. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Hi Cindy, I don’t think I’ve met you on a blog tour or giveaway before. It’s so nice to see a new ‘face’ and name. Thank you for joining us today!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Cindy. It’s always fun to meet a reader!

  2. would love to win.

    • Hi Angela, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. It’s much appreciated!

    • Angela, so glad you stopped by to comment. Happy reading!

  3. Margaret, both look like wonderful books. I love books about cowboys. I have seen some great reviews for Wishing on Buttercups. Would love either one. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.

    • Hi Katrina, I’m glad you’ve been noticing some good reviews on Wishing on Buttercups, and I’d be thrilled if you get a chance to read it. In case you haven’t read book one yet, Blowing on Dandelions, it’s on a super sale right now in ALL eBook formats. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Hi Katrina – yep, cowboys are to pass by, aren’t they! That’s what happened to me a few years ago when one asked me to marry him. Of course, the dark eyes and cowboy hat had a lot to do with my answer!

  4. Looking forward to another great week! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Hi Britney, it’s so nice you stopped by! Great to see you here, thanks!

    • Britney – it’s great to meet someone who stops by on a regular basis. Thanks for reading!

  5. Great books, great authors! Thank you for the giveaway.

    melback at cebridge dot net

    • Hi Melanie, it’s good to see some familiar names here today. Thanks for stopping!

    • Love your positive outlook, Melanie. Thank’s for stopping by and commenting.

  6. I really enjoy stories where the heroine is not breath takingly beautiful; but the beauty shines from within. I’ve enjoyed some of Davalynn Spencer’s earlier work. Thanks for the opportunity to win this one.

    • Thank you so much, Susan. It means a lot to me to hear what readers enjoy about my work. Beauty is such a subjective thing, but beauty that shines from within makes a lasting difference in the lives of others. Thanks for reading!

    • Susan, we really appreciate you taking time to stop by and leave a comment. God bless!

  7. Looks like some good books . Hi everyone , would love to win one of these two books .

    • Hi Liz, it’s great to see you here, thanks for leaving a comment, and I hope you get a chance to read both book! God bless,

    • Thanks for stopping by to comment, Liz. Appreciate your interest!

  8. I’d love winning either book! Thanks for having these types of books available!

    • Hi Kathy, thank you for stopping by, and our publishers and ourselves love making books available. If you win one of our books, we also really appreciate you spreading the word if you enjoy it. God bless!

    • Kathy – it’s so good to hear that readers enjoy the types of books we write. Thanks for the encouragement and for telling other readers!

  9. THANKS for the opportunity to read these fabulous novels 🙂

  10. Wonderful books. Thanks for this feature.

  11. These sound interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  12. I really enjoy historical romance, please add me to the drawing for both of these interesting books. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  13. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I would like to be entered.

    Thank you & God bless!

    ohiobuckeye91 [at] gmail (dot) com

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