Let's give a glass of sweet iced tea and a great big welcome back to Darlene Franklin!
Darlene, I only have one question for you this time, but it's a doozy!
"If you were the heroine in this book, would you have acted differently than she does when she meets the hero? How so?"
In An Apple for Christmas, Ruby tries to keep her relationship with Mac on a professional level, afraid that her work as a scientist and as a teacher will be discounted if they are romantically involved. Not me--I would have melted if someone like Mac Cortland seemed interested in me. They have so much in common, they would have been matched on Match.com in today’s society.
An Apple for Christmas is one of the eight stories in Christmas Traditions. Eight 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.
In Face of Mary, Polly has been in love with Joey since she was thirteen. She’s known him all her life. If I thought I had a beau, and he returned with a fiancé on his arm, I would have been just as crushed as she is. I could tell myself it was a childish infatuation, but I would still have been crushed.
Face of Mary is one six romances in A Texas Christmas. Spend Christmas in the Old West with six unconventional women who take on Texas-sized challenges—and unexpected romance. Bridget falls for a man opposed to her teaching Indian orphans. Polly is trying to hold her family together when her childhood love returns to town. Rugged rancher Charlsey is inexplicably attracted to a tenderfoot accountant. Vivian shuns marriage until meeting a nomadic photographer. Lacey’s cooking draws a quiet blacksmith out of his shell. Tracker Bessie Mae helps a ranger hunt down a villain.
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. You can find Darlene online elsewhere at http://darlenefranklinwrites.com/, http://www.amazon.com/Darlene-Franklin/e/B001K8993A/ and https://www.facebook.com/darlene.franklin.3.
- An e-book giveaway of Christmas Traditions, which includes An Apple for Christmas!
- A copy of A Texas Christmas, e-book or paperback--reader's choice! For the paperback, U.S. entries only, please.
Winner of the last giveaway from Lena Nelson Dooley's post is Terrill R. Congrats! I'll be getting in touch with you soon!
What's Christmastime like in the town where you live?