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Sunday, June 23, 2013


Hey this week I have even more reason to celebrate! This is post number 500 on this blog. Those of you who have been with from the beginning have followed my path through grief after my daughter's suicide to celebration over a grandchild to my book writing career taking off, a move, my mother's death, another grandchild, my increasing health problems--and God's great, ongoing goodness through it all!

I have a great reason to celebrate with my 200 book giveaway.

How appropriate that my thoughts at my daily devotional blog ( have centered on celebration this past week. Giving away books is my way of celebration. That, plus the cheesecake I had for lunch today.

Every person who contacts me at belovedfranklin (at) msn (dot) com sends their mailing address will receives 1-2 books from me.

I would also love to  hear your answer to one (or both) of the questions below.

How did you hear about this giveaway?

Which of my books is your favorite? (if you have read my books before)  And why?

This week's featured book (not everyone will receive the featured book) is Hidden Dreams

Mary Anne is on the run. 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.


Jennifer said...

I'll share this on twitter and facebook. Congratulations!

Vickie McDonough said...

Congratulations on your 500th blog, Darlene. That's quite a feat and something to be proud of. Blessings!

Darlene Franklin said...

Jennifer, Vickie, thanks for stopping by!

Rose McCauley said...

Congrats, Darlene on this milestone, and for pushing on with your writing in spite of all your setbacks. God bless!

Patricia Bradley said...

Congratulations on your milestone. I'll share on FB and Twitter as well! I read about your blog on the ACFW loop.

Writers and Readers said...

What a superbly wonderful feat! I'm so glad you can celebrate this! Too awesome for words!

Barbara Shelton said...

500 reasons to celebrate is a miraculous touch of heaven. I came from reading your post on my group, Authors, Bloggers, Writers and Books. We are friends on Facebook and I know I've read your writing, but can't remember which one. For shame on me!

In Christian Joy,