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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.
 
Series

 
Newport, Rhode Island
1. Beacon of Love (2009)
 
Green Mountain Brides
1. The Prodigal Patriot (2010)
 
 
Brides of Texas
1. Angel in Disguise (2016)
 
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)
Christmas Traditions (2015) (with Jennifer AlLee, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Niki Turner and Gina Welborn)
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)
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)
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)
Courting Disaster (2017) (with Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Janice Thompson and Gina Welborn)
Hearts of the West (2017) (with Rhonda Gibson, Lisa Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey and Janelle Mowery)
Love's A Stage (2017) (with Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Trish Perry and Janice Thompson)
Capturing the Rancher's Heart (2017) (with Teresa Ives Lilly and Janice Thompson)
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)
Ready, Set, Romance (2017) (with Cynthia Hickey, Jennifer Collins Johnson and Sherri Stewart)
Romancing the Ranger (2017) (with Helen Gray, Cynthia Hickey, Lori Landis and Kathleen Y'Barbo)
Spinster Orphan Train (2017) (with Brandi Boddie, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe, Paige Winship Dooly, Rhonda Gibson, Anne Greene, Teresa Ives Lilly and Darlia Sawyer)
War Dolls (2017) (with Brandi Boddie, Cynthia Hickey and Christina Lorenzen)
Maine (2017) (with Joi Copeland, Sadie Cuffe, Sophie Cuffe and Teresa Ives Lilly)
Oklahoma (2017) (with Anita Higman, Martha Rogers and Janice Thompson)
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)
The Captive Brides Collection (2017) (with Jennifer AlLee, Angela Breidenbach, Susan Page Davis, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Lucy Thompson and Gina Welborn)
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Collections



 
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)
A 12-Month Guide to Better Prayer for Women (2018)

 

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