July Books and Writing News

DARLENE’S JUBILEE!

Darlene Franklin has just released book #50, MERMAID’S SONG, a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale on the coast of Maine.

Join Darlene on July 10th for a come-and-go party celebrating 50 books! A box of books will be given away every hour, and her guests will include author Tracie Peterson, agent Terrie Wolfe, and editor Annie Tipton.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1700850980218471/. Hope to see you there!

 

Now more about the Mermaid’s Song:

Noble Prescott is drawn to the scene of a shipwreck by a sweet song sung in a language he didn’t understand. The songstress is barely alive, holding onto a piece of the ship’s railing. Her dress wraps around her legs like a mermaid’s tail.

Thus begins this imaginative retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale.

Justine Battineaux, an Acadian forced from her homeland on Cape Breton Island by British decree, finds herself adrift in the Maine colony. She doesn’t know the language and is distrusted as a foreigner.

Noble lives up to his name, providing shelter for Justine—and protection, as distrust turns into danger. For himself, his family—and the woman he comes to love.

How will Justine and Noble overcome the evil woman’s schemes to find their own love everlasting?

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In other news:

Darlene Franklin is busy working on nonfiction projects for Barbour Publishing. She is writing the companion prayers for the text of A 12-Month Guide to Better Prayer for Women. She will also be contributing 2 months of devotions to 2019 collection of Daily Wisdom for Women. Writers’ Digest is considering an article by Darlene about lessons learned on the journey to fifty books.

 

 

Darlene is also doing galley edits on His Golden Treasure, included in Captive Brides, to be released on October 1. Her next novella, The Christmas Child, will be published about September 1, 2017.

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