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Sunday, June 16, 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.
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.


kbailey said...

I didn't know if you wanted your questions answered on here:

I heard about your giveaway on Facebook, and I love your Romanian Rhapsody because it is your first, and because it is so good! I want to read more of your books!

Thank you Darlene!

Jennifer said...

Hey Darlene,
I heard about the giveaway on Facebook, of course! And my favorite so far is Barncastle Memorial. I love the idea of a bed and breakfast like that one...I'll email you my mailing address :)

Patty said...

I heard about your giveaway on the Fiction Addiction Fix blog.
I actually just won a copy of Calico Brides on the Writing for Christ blog, but don't think I've read anything else by you. I look forward to the opportunity.

I will send you an e-mail with my mailing address.


5020genesis said...

Hi Darlene,

You just interviewed on my blog, but I haven't had the chance to read any of your books yet. I would love to and I will review it on my blog as well (or more than one book, depending on what I win). Like the others I will send you my mailing address.


~Melissa Finnegan

jojo said...

Hi, I just got an email from Fiction Addiction Fix that led me to your blog for the free book giveaway. I am so excited cuz I have not read one of your books yet and it is so kind of you to share some!!! thankyou!

Darlene Franklin said...

JoJo, please send your address to me at belovedfranklin (at) msn (dot) com so I can send you the books. Thanks!

Kameko said...

I'm emailing you all of the answers, but wanted to post that my favorite book is "Gunfight at Grace Gulch." It's a wonderful book, but more importantly, it introduced me to you!



Martha Sturm said...

Saw about the contest on Fiction Addiction Fix.
Very familiar with your name from novellas you have written. Will have to check and see which of your stories I have read.

Library Lady said...

I found out about your giveaway through the blog, Fiction Addiction Fix.
I've just started reading the book, "A Texas Brides Collection".
I love reading the 2,3, and 4 stories in one book by various authors.
Janet E.

Susan said...

I'm having a problem sending you the email....I get a message saying that it's not formatted correctly. Please email me at kh7df[at]yahoo[dot]com. Thanks!

Dana Wilkerson Spille said...

I tried to send you a email but it always came back that it fail .Would LOVE LOVE TO WIN ! Blessings,Dana

Wendy Newcomb said...

Thank you! I saw your contest on Fiction Addiction Fix and I enjoy all of your books.


Jorie said...

Ms. Franklin,

I thought this was a wicked sweet offer to everyone who finds your blog! I had a delightful time writing you by email and I hope you receive it alright! Bless you!

Darlene Franklin said...


I didn't receive your email. Why don't you put your email addy here and I'll contact you. :)

KatieC said...

Hi Darlene! I heard about the giveaway on Facebook. I haven't read any of your books, but I would love to!

Katie Clark

Jorie said...

Hallo Ms. Franklin!

Sorry, I didn't see your reply until today, I've been under the weather! :( I'd be happy to re-direct my email to you -- please email me!!

inkand-bookaways(at) !!!

I thought something was wrong when I didn't see a reply!

jojo said...

Soo excited to get some of your books, thank you so much for sharing!!!!