22 August 2013

Just A Few Of Darlene Franklin's Bestsellers!

This week on OWG we are featuring award-winning author and speaker, Darlene Franklin, whose many book genres range from westerns, contemporary romance, suspense, Christian historical fiction, and a non-fiction devotional entitled It Is Well With My Soul, which was inspired from the lyrics of the beloved hymn by Horatio G. Staffords. Please make sure to read Darlene's powerfully moving interview with Carrie Fancett Pagels which was featured at the beginning of the week. You will be moved and blessed by it, I assure you!


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Barbour Publishing, 2013

Enjoy the rich history of Texas penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including DiAnn Mills and Kathleen Y’Barbo. This collection of nine romances brings together the lawful, the lawless, and the lonely in the Lone Star State. Watch as three Texas Rangers turn from chasing outlaws to courting women who are determined to remain independent. Experience the trials six outlaws have as they turn into respectable citizens and seek to settle down with a spouse to love.

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Golden Dreams by Darlene Franklin
Love Inspired Heartsong, Sept. 2013

Winnine Tuttle dreams about skating With hometown champion Frank Sawtelle as her coach, she has a real chance to compete in the world's foremost skating competition. But her siblings want her helping on the farm-not wasting time on the ice. And as her feelings for Frank turn to love, she wonders if he could ever feel the same.

Still bitter over the injury that shattered his competitive hopes, coaching Winnie resurrects Frank's career. But as his love for her grows, a romance could jeopardize her success. While he keeps his feelings to himself, he yearns for a future with Winnie. One more precious than gold.

This book available through Amazon and CBD in Sept. 2013.

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It Is Well With My Soul by Darlene Franklin
Barbour Publishing, 2013

Whether you're in the midst of a life-changing tragedy or simply in need of a reminder of God's presence, here's reassuring of comfort and inspiration for your soul. Based on the beloved hymn, these heartfelt devotions, prayers, quotes, and Bible promises reveal the blessings, joy, and peace that every heart truly desires.

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Calico Brides by Darlene Franklin
Barbour, 2013

Determined to sow good deeds into the lives of needy people, the four youngest members of the 1876 Calico, Kansas, sewing circle reap romance. Gladys Polson, designing to aid a crotchety widower, falls for a stranger. Annie Bliss, knitting for soldiers, has a fort chaplain on pins and needles. Birdy Landry, sewing dresses for saloon girls looking for a new life, has her feathers ruffled by a beneficent shopkeeper. Schoolteacher Ruth Fairfield is about to teach a new guardian a few lessons in life and love. Will God stitch forever-after romances into the lives of these four women?

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Barbour Publishing, 2013

You can experience Christmas during the time period of your choice-if you rent the entire Barncastle Inn of Vermont for the whole week of Christmas. When they first decided to do this, Jayne Barncastle is determined to prove to her parents it will work. Will she overlook her own chance for romance in the process? Will a World War II era "White Christmas" recreate a scene of forgiveness for an embittered couple? Can a pirate's lair be the place of fun-filled reunion for old lovers? When coworkers assist in recreating the first Christmas for the inn, will they discover romance?

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Barbour, Feb. 2014

New England is not just colorful in autumn but throughout the history of its states—including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Through the trials and triumphs of the early years of American history, to the turbulent 1930s, enjoy five stories laced with history, faith, and romance. Will these couples find a place to call home among the northeastern states?

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Hidden Dreams by Darlene Franklin
Love Inspired Heartsong, 2013

Her father's been murdered, and now the mob's after her, too. Leaving New York City behind is the only way to stay alive. Yet Mary Anne Lamont finds herself stuck in Maple Notch, Vermont, when her car crashes straight into Wallace Tuttle's truck. Wallace and his family offer her warmth and welcome, no questions asked. But she doesn't dare give them her real name-not without risking their safety too.

At first, Wallace chides himself for being distracted by the glamorous flapper. Mary Anne certainly doesn't fit his image of a future wife. But underneath the bleached bob and big-city ways is a courageous, caring woman. When the danger she's been running from draws close, Wallace must risk everything to prove his faith in Mary Anne, in God's plan, and the dreams they've come to share.

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 A Ranger's Trail #4 by Darlene Franklin
River North Publishing, 2012 

Mason County, Texas, is a violent place in 1875! While ranger Buck Morgan wants to stop the bloody war among rustlers, ranchers, and outlaws, Leta Derrick seeks vengeance on the men who killed her husband, a suspected cattle thief. Can Buck and Leta strike an accord that leads to more than just peace?

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The above books may be purchased through AmazonCBDDeeperShopping, and your local bookstore.


Giveaway: Leave an encouraging comment for Darlene for a chance to win one of her great books!

53 comments:

  1. Thanks DIANA for putting together this awesome post depicting DARLENE'S books!

    DARLENE, I can't pick out one of these books I want to read... I want to read them ALL!! :) I know what an amazing author you are so I'm going to put all these books on my wish list and purchase them next opportunity!
    God bless you!!

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    1. Thank you, NOELA! And these are just a few!

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    2. Noela, I hope you get the chance to read and enjoy my books!

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  2. Would love to win. angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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    1. Got you entered in the drawing, ANGELA!

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    2. Angela, thanks for stopping by again.

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  3. I love novella collections! I'm excited for the Texas Brides and New England Romance.

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  4. Hello, Heidi. Both those anthologies have some great authors them. It's a good way to get to know a lot of good writers all at one time.

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  5. Darlene, I really do enjoy your books, mainly the historical ones. Thank you for the chance to win one, the "Texas Brides Collection" would be great!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It would be hard for me to pick, WENDY! But Texas Brides has a lot of good authors!

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    2. Wendy, Historical romance seems to be my specialty, although my next contract is for three contemporary stories (Completing the 9-book saga about Maple Notch, Vermont, which I began so innocently back with Prodigal Patriot.)

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  6. How amazing to share your talents and love for the Lord through so many wonderful books! I purchased THE TEXAS BRIDES COLLECTION just a few days ago and can't wait to begin reading. You are a blessing, Darlene. My prayers continue for your comfort.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It is amazing and my prayers for Darlene along with yours, Britney. :)

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    2. Britney, I hope you enjoy Rosie and Owen's story in Texas Brides. I call it my "Robin Hood" story and it was a lot of fun to write.

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  7. Novella Collections are great reads! Please enter me in for a chance to win!!!

    Linda Ortiz
    strgth4yu(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Linda, thanks for sharing with us today on OWG!

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  8. What better way to help get the Lord's message out there. I have spoken with many friends that were struggling to accept the Lord, when they come to a crossroads or just struggling with their faith, I have been known to loan books like yours out. Sometimes talking about the problems doesn't help, but reading something that corresponds with your struggles and seeing the outcome, although written in fiction, can help that person overcome those obstacles in life and accept the Lord. That along with prayer has helped many. So, thank you Darlene, for you help as well as your books. Keep them coming! Many thanks and many prayers, God Bless!

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    1. JSSCHWAL, thank you for sharing! If you would like to be entered please come back and leave an email address! :)

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    2. Hi! Fiction have put some issues into clear focus for me and helped me understand the heart.

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  9. You blow me away with your strong faith. I have health problems; both physical and mental. I struggle quite often with even talking to God. I don't want to be this way. Thank you for listing the things you did to get through the hard times. May God continue to be with you.

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    1. Martha, I'm glad they helped. Your list might be something different. Hmm, I didn't say prayer, did I? Hah. I have learned that even at the times I neglect a traditional quiet time, he carries me through. He understands that we are but dust.

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    2. Praying for you, Martha! Darlene's faith is reflected in her books and she is an amazing lady! Her strong faith in the midst of such adverse circumstances has touched all of our hearts this week!

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  10. Darlene, all your books sound fantastic! I love historical books. Please enter me in the giveaway. Would love to win. Keep up the great writing, Darlene!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Barbara, I hope you get to read one or more of them. Thanks for your interest.

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    2. Thanks for coming by, Barbara! She is a great writer indeed!

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  11. Is it unusual for an author to switch to different time periods for different books? That would keep you knee deep in research I bet.

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I don't think there's a single answer to that. Some people stick to one place; others to the same time period; some are all over the place. My location of Maple Notch, a fictional town in northern Vermont, is at the heart of of 9 of my books! Vermont history is at the core of books 1-3, play a strong role in books 4-6. The location for the upcoming contemporary romances is less important, but are still realistic for the area. I'm a New Englander by birth so I'm glad the door has opened for me to write about my home ground.

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  12. Love Love Darlene Franklin wonderful ,awesome women of God .Great testimony on God's Love ,and Compassion for us .Blessings ,Dana "Girl"

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    1. I so agree with you, Dana! I love your uplifting posts on FB by the way! I may not always comment but I'm reading and enjoying them!

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    2. Isn't Dana a grand encourager! Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Hello Darlene and Diana. You have some very interesting books. And, topics. GOD has blessed you with a great gift of writing. I wold love to be able to pick one of these books. Thanks for the chance to do so. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com Thank you Diana.

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    1. Hi, dear Maxie! I hope you get the chance to pick one, which will be difficult indeed!

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    2. At least you get to choose. I hate it when people ask me what my favorite book is. they're all my babies!

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  14. ALL of Darlene Franklin's books look and sound absolutely fantastic. I have her on my reading list.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary,I'd love to hear what you think once you read one. :)

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    2. Mary, move Darlene's to the top of your wishlist! Maybe you will win one here and become acquainted with her wonderful writing!

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  15. So many and so varied selection of books and they all sound great! I would love the opportunity to win one, but how to choose? YIKES! Looking forward to getting to know your writing Darlene. May God bless you abundantly and give you the relief needed from your pain. I know He will bless you as you bless others through your writing!
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, VICKI! I believe that He will bless her abundantly as well. Not only for her obedience but for her atttitude of faith and thankfulness!

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    2. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!

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  16. I just love Darlene's books and what a selection she has. I want one of each....hehehehe
    thanks for the chance to win a copy of one of them

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi there, I can't quite believe the list any more myself.

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    2. APPLEBLOSSOM, you are such a faithful viewer on OWG I wish we could get you one of each! Lol

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  17. Darlene, you have been blessed with a wonderful talent for writing! I can't wait to read your books. Though He has given you trials He has surely given you this way to bless us with your writing. I pray He continues to hold you close and you always feel His comfort when you lean on him. Thank you for sharing with us.
    By the way, that list is huge, and they all look like wonderful books! :)
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement to Darlene, SUSAN. These are just a few of Darlene's books! Check out Amazon! lol

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  18. Darlene,

    You are an inspiration!

    And I can't believe how many books you have written - how long does it usually take you to write one? Would love to read them all!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

    OWG

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    1. She is such a wonderful author, BONNIE, and I have so enjoyed getting acquainted with her this week. She is truly a class act.

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  19. Please let's enter my sis-in-law, BARBARA, who has been too sick to get on the computer this week. She would love to win one of Darlene's books on her Kindle Fire which enables her to enlarge the print and see it perfectly.

    Barbara Smith
    thatoldgal@gmail.com

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  20. Diana, Bonnie, make me blush, you too. :)

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  21. These all look wonderful! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Don't they, VERONICA! Thanks for coming by OWG!

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