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Monday, July 9, 2018

Looking Out The Window: Darlene Franklin Talks About Her Newest Book, Co-authored with Helen Gray, Risking Love. She'll Give Away An E-book.




A Warm Welcome to Darlene Franklin

Darlene talks about Risking Love, an e-book of four novellas she co-authored with Helen Gray. It tells the story of four contemporary couples who risk everything. Darlene also shares a devotional.

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Following the Leader

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us fixing our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2-3
A baton strikes a music stand. Absolute silence falls on the auditorium. All eyes fix on the five hundred voice choir—all of their eyes are fixed on their director.

He lifts his baton and the orchestra plays. A few measures later, he brings in the sopranos followed by the alto section, then the men. They have learned to read his hand gestures, large and small. When to hush. When to soar. When to accent. When to cut short. When to start. When to stop. Just as those singers follow their conductor, so also Christians follow the lead of their coonductor, Jesus Chrst.

The author of Hebrews describes the Christian life as a race. From start to finish, we can fix our eyes on the finish line where Jesus waits. He set the standard for all who have followed when He ran the first heat.

The contest takes perseverance. It’s more of a marathon than a sprint. The course is clearly marked, the rules given in the word of God, and our breath comes from the Holy Spirit. Jesus knows the best way to run. He teaches us how to persevere. The race wasn’t easy for Him either. He endured the cross, and the scorn that came with it.

Like the orchestra conductor, Jesus will tell you when to move quickly and when to slow down. When you follow His instruction, you won’t grow weary. With Him as your compass, you won’t lose your way. He and the Holy Spirit go with you – so fix your eyes on your leader and do as He says.




About Risking Love


Four Novellas To Warm the Heart

Her Rocky Mountain Highness

Krystal Black had helped foreign dignitaries before but never was tempted to join their ranks.

Prince Johann "John" van Koppelberg came to the Colorado Rockies expecting a vacation. He hadn't planned to fall in love with his tourism director.

But like John Denver, the prince found a home and fell in love. Now if only he could get Krystal and his parents to agree.


Hawthorne Hope

Jenna Michaels can’t risk falling in love.

She has already lost too much. When she meets Evan Bryant, their mutual attraction sends her running from the possibility of another loss.

Principal of Hawthorn Christian Academy Evan Bryant never thought he would be attracted to another woman after the death of his beloved wife. Meeting Jenna convinces him that he can love again, but is there hope that they can move beyond their pasts and find happiness together?


Merry Christmas With Love 

People from around the country send their mail to Christmas, Florida, to receive a special Christmas postmark. War widow Randi Pearson enjoys sending Christmas cards to men and women serving in the armed forces--until retired major Troy Brennan shows up as a post office volunteer. Can Troy convince Randi to let go of the past and move into the future?

Tree of Hope

BURNED OUT COP TRAVIS BAKER IS LOOKING FOR NEW DIRECTION IN HIS LIFE.

After leaving law enforcement, Travis takes a job as temporary handyman at the Quinn landscaping business and gift shop that two sisters are try to run now that the father is dying of cancer. But he doesn't figure on getting involved in constructing a living Christmas tree, or his heart getting entangled with Reagan Quinn.

Reagan has too much on her plate, operating the businesses and dealing with grief over her father, and confusion at the inevitable changes confronting her. Can Travis convince her that they can form a partnership—in business and life?

Buy Risking Love here

Bio: Best-selling Amazon and ECPA author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she continues to write from a nursing home. She keeps going because God keeps giving her more assignments. She’s written more than fifty-five fiction and nonfiction books, including Pray Through the Bible in a Year here

Of Cash and Cats in Love Comes on Kitten Paws here  

Check out a complete list of Darlene's books here

Visit her website here

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6 comments:

Gina said...

Hello Darlene, it is so nice to meeet you! Your book sounds wonderful and I really enjoy your themes. I can't wait to read it. Very interesting! Best of luck to you in your writing work, and bless you :-) I am so glad to know about you, clearly you are a fine author.

Gail, thank you so much for introducing us all to Darlene. Your blog is outstanding, as always, and I so appreciate all the work and effort you put into making such a fine blog for all of us to visit.

Unknown said...

Gina, so lovely to hear from you. Writing is both hard work and a joy and a privilege! Praise God! Darlene

Finbar said...

Always interesting things on this blog... Best wishes on current and future works Darlene !

Miss Mae said...

Rocky Mountain Highness sounds fun! Nice to meet you, and the best with your giveaway!

Unknown said...

Finbar, it's good to chat with you! Darlene

Unknown said...

Mae, it's good to meet you, too, and good luck. Darlene