Thursday, October 29, 2015

Darlene Franklin, Christmas novella

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JACOB'S CHRISTMAS DREAM
by Darlene Franklin


Best-selling author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she writes full-time from a nursing home. She lives in Oklahoma, near her son and his family, and continues her interests in playing the piano and singing, books, good fellowship, and reality TV in addition to writing. She is an active member of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Authors Network. She has written over fifty books and more than 250 devotionals. Her historical fiction ranges from the Revolutionary War to World War II, from Texas to Vermont.

Welcome, Darlene. Please describe yourself with three words.
Creative, tenacious, encouraging


What is your favorite Bible verse?
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)


Please tell us a little about your novella, Jacob’s Christmas Dream.
Becky Patterson escapes the stifling life at her

father’s parsonage for an exciting life as a mail-order bride. . .only to learn her potential groom is a part-time preacher, Jake Underwood. Her dreams of working alongside Jake in his store stall when an itinerant preacher wants to ordain Jake as pastor of the growing church. Will Becky accept God’s calling on her life—or will she reject Jake’s love and the future God has planned for them?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Amazon Author Page
Facebook Author Page
@darlenefranklin


Where can readers purchase Jacob’s Christmas Dream?
Amazon


Jacob’s Christmas Dream is one of six novellas in Christmas Mail Order Angels 

Purchase Link on Amazon

Any parting comment?
Thanks for inviting me to visit your blog today, Jo!


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
Since Halloween is around the corner—if you were going to dress as a character from a book for Halloween, who would it be?


Darlene, thank you for visiting with my readers and me. One of the commenters to this post will be randomly chosen to receive an eBook copy of Jacob's Christmas Dream, which you've graciously offered.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Bishop's Son by Kelly Irvin is Britney. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


41 comments:

  1. I loved Gone With the Wind so I would try to dress like Scarlett if I could find the hoops for my dress :-). Thanks for this nice interview with Darlene
    Jo, I follow your blog.
    Connie
    cps1950 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Connie, glad you enjoyed the interview with Darlene. Thanks for commenting and following my blog!

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    2. Good luck fitting the hoop through doors! What a beautiful idea, though.

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  2. PTL that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. That verse is one of my favorites as well. Thank you for the reminder.
    I am a follower --- reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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  3. HI, this sounds like a fun read! I can't tell you how much I appreciate a good Christian themed book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Sonja. I appreciate your love for Christian fiction. It's a true blessing to see God's character in new ways through stories.

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  4. My favorite verse is Zephaniah 3:17. I like to picture the Lord singing over me. I am a follower. I love Christian fiction.

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    1. Nancy, that's one of my favorite verses too.

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    2. Nancy, thanks for leaving your comment and for following my blog! So glad you love Christian fiction.

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  5. I am a follower. 97countrygalATgmailDOTcom

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  6. Im not in the contest
    Have a terrific day Jo and Darlene
    God bless you both
    Chris

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    1. Chris, thanks and you have a good day too.

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  7. Love Christmas books! I usually start reading them the first of November until January!

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    1. Joan, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING--IF YOU WIN I'D NEED TO CONTACT YOU.

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    2. Then the Christmas Mail Order Angels is perfect for you. Thanks for your interest.

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  8. Enjoy christmas theme books. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. Hi Kim, Christmas never seems complete without writing a Christmas story.

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  9. Sounds like a great book. Love Romans 8:38-39! I'm a follower. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  10. Hi Darlene and Jo! I already have this book so no need to enter me. I just wanted to chime in on the post. I love the verse you shared, Darlene! It's so comforting to know that no matter what, we have fellowship with God and nothing can come between that. Scripture also promises that He will never leave or forsake us and that He's closer than a brother :-)

    To answer your question, we don't celebrate Halloween, but if I were to dress up, I think something from the Regency times would be so pretty. A beautiful royal blue or emerald green silk dress :-) Thanks for the fun author interview you two, I always enjoy reading your blog posts!

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    1. Oh, Trixi, that's a wonderful costume idea!

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  11. Great interview Darlene! In answer to your question, I would be Laura from the little house books! I am a follower as well! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Ooh, Sheila, I never would have thought of that. Great idea.

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  12. I have already read a couple of Christmas books and would enjoy reading these. I am a follower.

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    1. Hi Edward, Christmas stories are great.

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    2. Edward, thanks for leaving your comment. I appreciate your following my blog!

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  13. I love to read Christian Fiction! My favorite verses in the bible is also my life verse.

    Zephaniah 3:17-20 because it got me through some of the darkest times in my life.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING. IF YOU WIN I WOULD NEED TO CONTACT YOU.

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  14. A couple of people have mentioned the passage in Zephaniah recently. That's one of my go-tos

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  15. I had to laugh when I read your description. I would love to read the story. I am a follower. I would dress as Cinderella. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Jan, thanks so much for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

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    2. Ooh, Cinderella's cool, not so sure about glass slippers? One person asked for 10 words to describe me. Now, that was tough. I just took the top 3 from that list, lol.

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