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Thursday, June 12, 2008


Two wonderful gifts today.

First of all--the contract for my next book! It's official. I will be writing Beacon of Love, the first book in the Rhode Island Brides series. It's a historical romance between the daughter of a lighthouse keeper and a doctor, set against the backdrop of the "Great Gale of 1816." The first hurricane to strike New England during colonial history, it destroyed 500 homes in Narragansett Bay and flooded Providence.

Secondly, a complete surprise. Some anonymous friend at church bought beautiful blouses for Mom and me, together with the receipt and gift card if we need to exchange something. We had quite a time of show and tell!

Wow. Wonderful gifts to remind me of THE gift, God's gift of love wrapped up in His Son.


Lynette Sowell said...

Hooray, Darlene!!! I am so excited to be working on this set with both you and Tamela. I forgot you get your contract first. Yippee!!! So, do we have a release date for the series? :)

Mary Connealy said...


The Great Gale of 1816, sounds so interesting. Yikes.