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Darlene Franklin



Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin lives in cowboy country--Oklahoma and loves writing about the American West. Oklahoma also has the benefit of being the home to her son, his wife, and their four beautiful children. Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality tv. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person. Darlene is the author of seventeen contracted books and novellas, as well as several hundred short pieces. Two of her books have finaled in ACFW's Book of the Year (now the Carol award) contest: her novella, Dressed in Scarlet, and her cozy mystery, A String of Murders.

Genres: Inspirational, Historical, Romance
 
Novels



 
Omnibus
Snowbound Colorado Christmas (2008) (with Susan Page Davis, Lena Nelson Dooley and Tamela Hancock Murray)
Wild West Christmas (2009) (with Lena Nelson Dooley, Vickie McDonough and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
Seaside Romance (2010) (with Tamela Hancock Murray and Lynette Sowell)
A Woodland Christmas (2010) (with Ramona K Cecil, Janelle Mowery and Tamela Hancock Murray)
Maple Notch Brides (2011)
Postmark: Christmas (2012) (with Paige Winship Dooly, Kathleen E Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer)
Texas Brides Collection (2013) (with DiAnn Mills, Darlene Mindrup, Tamela Hancock Murray, Lynette Sowell, Michelle Ule and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
Calico Brides (2013)
The New England Romance Collection (2014) (with Susan Page Davis, Pamela Griffin, Lisa Harris and Lynette Sowell)
The Preacher's Bride Collection (2014) (with Kimberley Comeaux, Kristy Dykes, Marilou Flinkman, Sally Laity and DiAnn Mills)
The Brides of the Old West (2015) (with Peggy Darty, Sally Laity, Nancy Lavo and Kathleen Paul)
A Christmas Potpourri (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Debra Lynn Collins, Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Renee DeMarco, Birdie L Etchison, Rhonda Gibson, Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Anita Higman, Gail Gaymer Martin, Debby Mayne, Julie Pollitt, Colleen L Reece, Martha Rogers, Janice Thompson, Deborah Tisdale and Gina Welborn)
Things that go Bump in the Night (2015) (with Cynthia Hickey, Anita Higman, Dana Mentink, Candice Prentice, Janice Thompson and Deborah Tisdale)
Christmas Traditions (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Niki Turner and Gina Welborn)
Forget Me Not Romances Vol 1 (2015) (with Bonnie Engstrom, Birdie L Etchison, Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Anita Higman, Jo Huddleston, Gail Gaymer Martin, Dana Mentink and Martha Rogers)
Christmas Mail Order Angels 1 (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Brandi Boddie, Susan Page Davis, Anne Greene, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly and Martha Rogers)
Love From the Past (2015) (with Cynthia Hickey, Jo Huddleston, Diane Kalas and Gina Welborn)
A Texas Christmas (2015) (with Ramona K Cecil, Lena Nelson Dooley, Pamela Griffin, Cathy Marie Hake and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
Christmas Mail Order Angels: The complete 11 Volume Set (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Brandi Boddie, Susan Page Davis, Anne Greene, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly, Martha Rogers, Lynette Sowell and Tanya Stowe)
Western Hearts (2016) (with Frances Devine, Helen Gray, Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey and Julie Pollitt)
The Love Is Patient Romance Collection (2016) (with Janet Lee Barton, Frances Devine, Lena Nelson Dooley, Vickie McDonough, Jill Stengl, Connie Stevens and Erica Vetsch)
The Cowboy's Bride Collection (2016) (with Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Nancy J Farrier, Miralee Ferrell, Vickie McDonough, Davalynn Spencer, Becca Whitham and Jaime Wright)
Courting Disaster (2016) (with Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Janice Thompson and Gina Welborn)
Mail Order Brides (2016) (with Jennifer AlLee, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly, Debby Mayne, Julie Pollitt, Martha Rogers, Janice Thompson and Lucy Thompson)
Small-Town Brides Romance Collection (2016) (with Janet Lee Barton, Susan K Downs, Pamela Griffin, Kelly Eileen Hake, Debby Mayne, Donita K Paul and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
The Valiant Hearts Romance Collection (2016) (with Kristin Billerbeck, Pamela Griffin, Colleen L Reece, Janet Spaeth, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, MaryLu Tyndall, Marjorie Vawter and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
Mountain Christmas Brides (2016) (with Mildred Colvin, Mary Davis, Susan Page Davis, Lena Nelson Dooley, Debby Lee, Tamela Hancock Murray, Carrie Turansky and Gina Welborn)
First Step to Romance (2016) (with Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Diane Kalas, Janelle Mowery and Janice Thompson)
The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection (2016) (with Jennifer AlLee, Angela Breidenbach, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Amber Miller Stockton, Niki Turner, Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham)
A Soldier's Rest (2016)
The Pony Express Romance Collection (2017) (with Barbara Tifft Blakey, Mary Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Maureen Lang, Debby Lee, Donna Schlachter, Connie Stevens and Pegg Thomas)
Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection (2017) (with Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels and Gina Welborn)
 
Collections
When Pines Whisper (poems) (2014)
Gifts of Christmas (2015)
A Medley of Stories (2015)
Lawmen and the Lawless (2016)
The Laws of Love in Texas (2016)
Texas (2016) (with Anita Higman, Martha Rogers and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
The Legacy Letters (2016) (with Ruth Collins, Jessica Ferguson, Martha Fouts, J J Johnson, Alanna Radle Rodriguez and Chris Tarpley)
Love's Compass / Pride's Fall (2017) (with Carla Olson Gade)


 
Novellas
 
Series contributed to
 
 
 
 
 
Teacup Courtship
Infusion of Love (2016)
Tea Cup Courtships (omnibus) (2016) (with Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly and Carrie Fancett Pagels)
 
 
Non fiction
It Is Well with My Soul (2013)
A Reader's Journey through Matthew (2015)
Advent Journey through Matthew (2015)
Beginnings: 30 Days in Genesis-Exodus (2016)
3-Minute Devotions for a Cat Lover's Heart (2016) (with Renae Brumbaugh, Katherine Anne Douglas, Shanna D Gregor, Ardythe Kolb, Shelley R Lee, Connie Peters, Rachel Quillin, Compiled by Barbour Staff, Paula Swan and Cheryl Elaine Williams)
 

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