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Darlene Franklin

Author Bio:

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin has recently returned to cowboy (and cowgirl) country—Oklahoma. The move was prompted by her desire to be close to family—mother Anita, son Jaran, daughter-in-law Shelley and three beautiful granddaughters. Her daughter Jolene has preceded her into glory.

Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality tv. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person.

Darlene has published four books and two novellas previously, all with Barbour Publishing: Romanian Rhapsody, Beacon of Love, and two mysteries, Gunfight at Grace Gulch and A String of Murders. Dressed in Scarlet, which appeared in the Christmas anthology Snowbound Colorado Christmas, has finalled in the 2009 Book of the Year contest sponsored by American Christian Fiction Writers. Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter is part of the Wild West Christmas anthology available in stores now. Look for Darlene’s next historical romance, Prodigal Patriot (book 1 of Green Mountain Brides) next summer.

Books by Author

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The Captive Brides Collection: 9 Women Bound by Great Challenges Discover Faith, Hope, and Love

Love Brings Freedom in 9 Historical Romances Journey along as nine historical women are about to make their escape from some of life’s greatest challenges. Can their captive hearts be freed to dream, to dare, to love?Love’s Labour’s Found by Jennifer AlLee - Montserrat, West Indies, 1655 Temperance…

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Colorado Columbine

From American State Flower Series--Colorado THE RICH MAN AND THE ORPHAN Garnet Harvey graduates from an orphanage and lands a job as a nanny for three motherless girls. Chester Paul, a wealthy businessman, lost his wife in childbirth. After a long period of mourning, he hires a nanny to take care of…

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The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection: 9 Historical Women Win More than a Blue Ribbon at the Fair

The competition is fierce at state, county, and national fairs when nine women between 1889 and 1930 go for the blue ribbon to prove they have something valuable to contribute to society. From scultpting butter in Nevada to baking pies in Colorado, from stitching quilts in Michigan to polishing pigs…

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Mail Order Brides: Sometimes Love is only an Advertisement Away (9 stories of mail order love)

In a time when men outnumbered women, and women sought one of the only avenues available to them, mail order weddings were prominent out west. Nine authors came together bringing you everything from full length to short story, from springtime to Christmas. Settle back and enjoy a simpler time when men…

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The Love Is Patient Romance Collection: True Love Takes Time in Nine Historical Novellas

Enjoy the slow dance through the courtship of nine historical couples in the American west, including the territories of Arizona and Wyoming. Just at a time in life when they have nearly given up on finding love, romance enters their lives. But will it be true love, and will it be worth the wait? Find…

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Christmas Traditions: An 8-Author Multi Christmas novella series

EIGHT CBA and Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors present heartwarming novellas of Christmases gone by, where the true meaning of the season warms your heart and love flows as fast as apple cider. Includes a brand new release, “Eleven Pipers Piping,” and also Selah Award finalist, “The…

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The Homestead Brides Collection: 9 Pioneering Couples Risk All for Love and Land

Through nine historical romance adventures, readers will journey along with individuals who are ready to stake a claim and plant their dreams on a piece of the great American plains. While fighting land disputes, helping neighbors, and tackling the challenges of nature the homesteaders are placed in…


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