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Tobogganing for Two: Christian Historical Romantic novella (Love's Sporting Chance)
by Darlene Franklin
Laura Evans moves to Plymouth, Nebraska, to take care of her aunt and her paralyzed sister. Dr. Jay Andrews has come to Plymouth to escape his work among those wounded during the Civil War—only to be faced with a paralyzed patient. Laura and Jay clash as they face fears from their past. Will a midnight toboggan ride bring them...
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A Medley of Stories: A Sampling of author Darlene Franklin
by Darlene Franklin
Listen for the echoes of Christmas carols in Darlene Franklin’s books through samples from three of her recent series. Jacob’s Christmas Dream kicks off the 11-author Christmas Mail Order Angels series. (The first anthology, with books 1-6, will be published on September. Jake Underwood helps his friend Matt Thomas sign up 11...
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An Apple For Christmas (A Christmas Novella) (Christmas Traditions)
by Darlene Franklin
Ruby Nelson trades her job in the laboratory for teaching in a small girls’ school in Vermont. Twin sisters challenge her position—and their father captivates her imagination. Will the orchard grower graft Ruby onto his heart?
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Jacob's Christmas Dream (Christian Historical Romantic Novella) (Christmas Mail Order Angels)
by Darlene Franklin
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...
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Paint Me a Murder, Christian Cozy Mystery (A Dressed For Death Mystery Book 3)
by Darlene Franklin
Two years have passed since the last murder rocked Grace Gulch. Life has settled down for the three Wilde sisters. The town is celebrating the opening of the MGM Center for the Arts with a clue-driven scavenger hunt, and Cici expects her first child in six weeks. Newcomers have joined the community, including Cici’s mother-in-law...
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A Woodland Christmas: Four Couples Find Love in the Piney Woods of East Texas (Romancing America)
by Darlene Franklin
Experience a nostalgic Christmas in the Piney Woods of East Texas where a traveling wood-carver dispenses wisdom that brings four couples to realize the gift of love. Can Bridget show Seth how to forgive? Will Mary see Joseph live up to his promise? Can Seth steer Emma away from the need for vengeance? Will R. C. help Gabriella find...
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It Is Well with My Soul: Inspiration from the Beloved Hymn
by Darlene Franklin
The lyrics from Horatio G. Spafford’s beloved hymn “It Is Well with My Soul” inspire this encouraging title. Overflowing with thoughtful devotions, prayers, memorable quotations, and Bible promises, you’ll find the blessings, encouragement, joy, and comfort your heart truly desires.    
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Gunfight at Grace Gulch (Christian Cozy Mystery) (A Dressed For Death Mystery Book 1)
by Darlene Franklin
The feud between the Graces and the Gaynors is still going strong more than a century after its inception in the 1891 Oklahoma land run. Newspaper editor Penn Hardy is murdered during the reenactment of the most famous gunfight in the history of Grace Gulch, Oklahoma. Cici Wilde, owner of a vintage clothing store, feels compelled to...
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Calico Brides (Romancing America)
by Darlene Franklin
Determined to sow good deeds into the lives of needy people, the four youngest members of the 1876 Calico, Kansas, sewing circle reap romance. Gladys Polson, designing to aid a crotchety widower, falls for a stranger. Annie Bliss, knitting for soldiers, has a fort chaplain on pins and needles. Birdy Landry, sewing dresses for saloon...
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Holidays of the Heart (Christian Historical Romance short stories): 5 Holiday novellas
by Darlene Franklin
MY CANDY VALENTINE Gilbert Williams sweeps Catrina Jensen off her feet when he arrives in Loveland, Oklahoma, shortly after New Year’s Day 1916. When the reason for his interest in her delicious candies is revealed, her affection turns to fear. Is her hero a traitor in disguise? LOVE'S GLORY LIES AND DESERTION CHASE BETH FROM HER HOME...
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Love's Glory (Christian Historical Romance short story) (Holidays of the Heart Book 3)
by Darlene Franklin
LIES AND DESERTION CHASE BETH FROM HER HOME TOWN. It’s 1919. Everything is changing—cars are common and airplanes helped win the War to End All Wars. Even the German-Americans of New Brandenburg, Texas, renamed their town Old Glory to prove their patriotism. None of that matters to Beth Smith. In 1917, her boyfriend Garan Schmidt...
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WHEN PINES WHISPER: Poetry of Summer
by Darlene Franklin
When Pines Whisper showcases Darlene Franklin's poetry about the essence of summer. Her poems peek into her sense of humor, her deep faith, and wistful memories, among other things.
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Pride's Fall (Truly Yours Digital Editions Book 996)
by Darlene Franklin
Take two. . . Ancient cliff dwellings peppered throughout the Four Corners region make the perfect setting for ambitious filmmaker Rex Pride’s latest project. Now if only he could get the local Navajo extras, the weather, and his leading actress, Muriel Gallagher, to bring his vision to the screen. Muriel knows Rex demands...
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Gifts of Christmas: 3 Christmas romantic novellas
by Darlene Franklin
Enjoy Christmas from time gone by, when times were simpler and celebrations wholesome. In Gifts of Christmas, Darlene Franklin has brought us clean, sweet stories that celebrate the true meaning of the holiday and leave our hearts warm and our spirits uplifted. Includes the novellas: An Apple for Christmas, Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter, and...
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A Reader's Journey through Matthew
by Darlene Franklin
A Reader's Journey through Matthew is written by and for avid readers and writers of literature. This seven-week devotional is perfect for a Lenten study or any time of year. Readers say: "Darlene highlights overlooked insights and practical applications of those insights in her devotional journey through the Gospel of Matthew....
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Beginnings: 30 Days in Genesis-Exodus
by Darlene Franklin
Join Darlene Franklin’s search for gold in the pages of scripture. Discover the book readers say helps them “feel God's Presence, peace, hope, and actually feel a sense of happiness about spending time with family.” Beginnings: 30 Days in Genesis – Exodus will get your desire to read through the Bible off to a great start....
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Infusion of Love: Christian Historical Romance (A Teacup Courtship Novella)
by Darlene Franklin
When Mahala Kent’s tea party honoring her brother’s marriage turns into a brawl over tea, she’s forced out of her wealthy neutrality. A public debate on the subject pushes her even closer to her childhood friend and hoped-for suitor, Jothan Stout. Will the arrival of a tea shipment in Greenwich push Jothan and Mahala further...
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Angel in Disguise (Brides of Texas Book 1)
by Darlene Franklin
New convert Rosie Carson can't understand why her church doesn't do more to help the needy of San Antonio, the way the early church did--and decides to do something about it. Texas Ranger Owen Cooper, home recuperating from a wound, is recruited to investigate a series of petty thefts among church members. Can Rosie and Owen do the right...
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Small-Town Brides Romance Collection: 9 Romances Develop Under the Watchful Eyes of Neighbors
by Darlene Franklin
Join the fun and feel the romance in various historical communities from Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to Texas. Meet ladies who take firm stands for their work in mills, orphanages, churches, schools, hospitals, and the like as they dance through courtship with their beaus. Can the nine couples develop lasting loves under the...
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A Bride's Rogue
by Darlene Franklin
Blanche Lamar has inherited a steamboat from a father she’s never met. As she struggles to adjust to her new life she finds an unexpected ally in Ike Gallagher. She and Ike both want to find a way to make the steamboat profitable but are at odds on how to accomplish it. Can they learn to live in faith, or will their future happiness...
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The Valiant Hearts Romance Collection: 9 Stories of Love Put to the Test
by Darlene Franklin
Join brave women who take on wars, social injustices, and westward expansion, living to find love and build a legacy in these nine stories of historical romance. From Virginia west to Oregon, meet Lucy, a nurse; Helen, a bookkeeper; Permelia, a farmer; Birdie, a seamstress; Francie, a writer; Collette, a widow; Christiana, a midwife;...
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Christmas Mail Order Angels: 8 Volume Set
by Darlene Franklin
A dying town populated by miners eager to settle down. . .but not a single marriageable woman lives in Angel Vale, Wyoming. The women of Merville, Maine, have lost too many men to the Civil War and to the sea. When the Ladies Aid Society receives the request for mail order brides, eight matches are made. Written by some of the best...
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The Laws of Love in Texas: Five Texas Couples Find Love
by Darlene Franklin
Take a trip to a time when the west was truly wild, where all roads and people crossed the Lone Star State, the proudest of them all. Lawmen and the lawless fought for the upper hand--and love--in these five stories. When one extreme meets the other, only God's intervention can smooth the path to true love for these five couples.
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The Face of Mary: Christian Historical Romance Novella
by Darlene Franklin
Piney woods, east Texas, Five years ago, Joseph "Joey" Carpenter told Mary "Polly" Jessup that he would marry her when she grew up. She treasures his words in her heart, but he forgets her instead returns home with a law degree--and a girlfriend, the banker's daughter. When the bank prosecutes Polly's absentminded father for taking the...
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Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter (Christian Historical Romance)
by Darlene Franklin
Sharpshooter Lucy Ames’ dreams come true when Major Paulson’s Wild West Show asks her to perform in their summer tour. More than sparks fly when Lucy meets the Major’s son, Gordon. But how can their love survive when Lucy’s path leads her to Europe and Gordon heads to west Texas to teach?
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Texas: Four novellas in one collection
by Darlene Franklin
Four romances as big as the state of Texas. In this delightful blend of historical and contemporary novellas, the reader is sure to sigh with wonder as they are taken down a path of love, forgiveness, and redemption.
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The Texas Brides Collection: 9 Romances from the Old West
by Darlene Franklin
Enjoy the rich history of Texas penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including DiAnn Mills and Kathleen Y’Barbo. This collection of nine romances brings together the lawful, the lawless, and the lonely in the Lone Star State. Watch as three Texas Rangers turn from chasing outlaws to courting women who are...
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The Legacy Letters
by Darlene Franklin
Seven pink envelopes, addressed in Wanda Taylor’s spiky handwriting, represented her legacy to seven people she held dear. Legacy letters—that’s what they were. A last gift, though some might call it interference. People often sought her advice and her God-given gift of discernment. But not these seven, and her heart ached for...
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A String of Murders, A Christian Cozy Mystery (A Dressed for Death Mystery Book 2)
by Darlene Franklin
Blackmail turns deadly. . . Cici Wilde’s fiancé, Audie Howe, calls her with disturbing news. Her store’s been broken into and worse, someone murdered the intruder. The victim clutches a string of pearls in one hand and a threatening e-mail in the other. It reads “I know what you’re doing. Meet me at Cici’s Vintage Clothing...
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Courting Cortlands: 2 Tales of the Cortland Twins
by Darlene Franklin
AN APPLE FOR CHRISTMAS Ruby Nelson trades her job in the laboratory for teaching in a small girls’ school in Vermont. Twin sisters challenge her position—and their father captivates her imagination. Will the orchard grower graft Ruby onto his heart? MATCHMAKER MIXUP Pippin Cortland has decided to accept Clint Keller’s invitation...
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Small Town Bachelor (A Small Town Romance)
by Darlene Franklin
VERITY CLARK DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE The struggling single mom is doing her best to raise her three kids. But when her eldest son is caught skipping school, she needs help. Thankfully, truant officer Garrett Sawtelle is on her side. Soon Verity is turning more and more to the caring educator, who's awakening tender feelings she can't...
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Colorado Columbine: A Novella (American State Flower Book 23)
by Darlene Franklin
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 his children while he works in the city. He remains involved in the girls’...
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Love's Compass: Also Includes Bonus Story of Pride's Fall by Darlene Franklin
by Darlene Franklin
Enjoy an Old West romance adventure from author Carla Olsen Gade. Daring Eliana Van Horn aims to make her mark by joining her father’s photography expedition through the rugged Colorado and New Mexico Territories disguised as a young man. But it’s not long before she throws trail guide Yiska Wilcox off course by opening up the...
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To Riches Again (A Spinster Orphan Train novella Book 4)
by Darlene Franklin
A year ago, life was full of promise. Elyssa Philbin partied with the rest of New York’s elite, not worrying about anything beyond her newest dress. Ian and Bridge McDonnell, although part of a poverty-stricken family, lived secure in their parents’ love. Bill Ward looked forward to a prosperous crop, a new baby, and his loving wife....
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Ready, Set, Romance
by Darlene Franklin
Reality shows lead to love in these four contemporary romances. Come behind the scenes and fall in love while the world looks on. SAVING FELICITY For Felicity Finch, Could It Be Lights…Camera…Love? Travis Cobb arrives at the Bailey Mansion B & B expecting another hopeless cause to dramatize on his show. But he finds that Felicity's...
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The Pony Express Romance Collection: Historic Express Mail Route Delivers Nine Inspiring Romances
by Darlene Franklin
Nine historical romances revive the brief era of the Pony Express. Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail across country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and...
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Plainsong
by Darlene Franklin
MICHELLE LONGS FOR A STORYBOOK ROMANCE. Homeless and jobless, Michelle visits her friend Carrie in Denver to find a new job. She envies Carrie’s married life and wishes she could have a happily-ever-after of her own. What she doesn’t realize is her knight in shining armor is about to sweep her off her feet—and love is much more...
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Romanian Rhapsody
by Darlene Franklin
Haunted by the orphans she met in Romania, Carrie Randolph returns to work in an orphanage. Soon she finds herself mothering five toddlers full-time and dreaming of adopting one of them when her two-year mission is finished. Steve Romero's wife and son died in tragic circumstances in Romania, and he struggles to put the past behind him....
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Love's Turning Point: Five romances between 1890 - 1920
by Darlene Franklin
The nineteenth century was rapidly drawing to a close and the dawn of the modern era approached the 1890s counted down to the turn of the century. International tensions rose as quickly as new inventions and catapulted the United States onto the world stage during the Great War. During those turning points of American history, men and...
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Christmas Traditions: 2nd Edition: 6 Christmas historical novellas
by Darlene Franklin
Six heartwarming novellas of Christmas's gone by where the true meaning of the season warms your heart and love flows as fast as apple cider. Grab your favorite drink, no matter the temperature outside, curl up in a cozy chair and lose yourself in holiday romance.
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My Candy Valentine: A Novella
by Darlene Franklin
Gilbert Williams sweeps Catrina Jensen off her feet when he arrives in Loveland, Oklahoma, shortly after New Year’s Day 1916. When the reason for his interest in her delicious candies is revealed, her affection turns to fear. Is her hero a traitor in disguise?
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Matchmaker Mixup (A Merry Matchmaker Christmas Novella)
by Darlene Franklin
Pippin Cortland has decided to accept Clint Keller’s invitation to the Homecoming Dance their senior year. She’s said no for the last three years but wants to go at least once—with Clint. Only Clint invites Pippin’s twin Margil instead. She agrees to go with Clint—and then accepts a second invitation as well. She insists...
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Romancing the Ranger
by Darlene Franklin
Texas Rangers didn't just go after the lawless, they also stole hearts. In this collection of five historical romances, these hunky heroes find themselves in the toughest assignments ever...corralling romance. ANGEL IN DISGUISE Can Rosie and Owen do the right thing for the poor, for the victims--for each other? BANDIT BRIDE He learns...
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Capturing the Rancher's Heart
by Darlene Franklin
In these five historical romances we meet three ranchers not looking for love. Blind-sided, they realize that love was really all they needed. LAST GROOM IN TOWN Always the groomsman, never the groom… It’s 1914, and Jake O’Farrell has gained an unusual reputation among the locals: He’s played the roles of groomsman and best man...
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Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection: A Newspaper Ad for Husbands Brings a Wave of Men to a...
by Darlene Franklin
Seven women seek husbands to help them rebuild a Kansas town. Meet seven of Turtle Springs, Kansas’, finest women who are determined to revive their small town after the War Between the States took most of its men. . .and didn’t return them. The ladies decide to advertise for husbands and devise a plan for weeding out the riff...
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Maple Notch Days
by Darlene Franklin
Climb into adventure in the Green Mountain State where the descendants of the Tuttle family continue make their home in Maple Notch in contemporary Vermont. Felicity Finch is trying to save the family home, the Bailey Mansion, by running a bed & breakfast with a bake shop. Travis Cobb, host of the TV rescue show B&B or Bust, arrives to...
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Maple Notch Dreams
by Darlene Franklin
Climb into adventure in the Green Mountain State where the Twentieth Century creates a whole set of new problems for the Tuttle family. Mary Anne Lamont is on the run from the mob when her car crashes into Wallace Tuttle’s truck a short distance from the family farm. Wallace and his family offer Mary Anne shelter, no questions asked....
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Maple Notch Brides
by Darlene Franklin
Climb into adventure in the Green Mountain State where party politics, parental pressure, and personal misperceptions challenge three couples. Sally Reid and her family of Patriots are in hiding. Can she trust Josiah Tuttle, a man whose father is loyal to King George? Beatrice Bailey’s wealthy father wants his daughter to marry...
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Colorado Memories
by Darlene Franklin
Visit colorful Colorado through the stories of three couples longing for love’s sweet song. One couple’s compassion for orphans will either draw them closer or tear them apart. A young woman in survival mode will be swept off her feet by a true “knight.” And two people needing to rebuild their lives will find their hearts need...
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First Christmas
by Darlene Franklin
You can experience Christmas during the time period of your choice—if you rent the entire Barncastle Inn of Vermont for the whole week of Christmas. Veterinarian's assistant and young unmarried mother Waverly Coe is helping vet Alec Ross bring the First Christmas to Barncastle Inn. Can they see past their circumstances to celebrate...
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