Welcome to June's WILD CARD POST. On the 4th (and
5th) Friday of each month, I've ask a author friend to visit and share a
post or something fun pertaining to their books. This month we have a treasure hunt sponsored by Darlene Franklin, take it away Darlene!
SCAVENGER HUNT THROUGH DARLENE FRANKLIN’S BOOKS
The winner will receive a GRAND PRIZE of seven e-books published by Darlene Franklin since she began publishing independently/with Forget Me Not Romances: From Holidays of the Heart historical romance novellas: Christmas Visitors My Candy Valentine Love’s Glory From Dressed for Death mysteries: Gunfight at Grace Gulch A String of Murders Paint Me a Murder A 7-week devotional on the gospel of Matthew: A Reader’s Journey through Matthew
The person who answers the most questions correctly will win the grand prize. In the case of a tie, the person who answers the tie-breaker question correctly will win. If there is still a tie, we will use a random drawing.
There must be at least ten entries for this drawing to be valid. These questions are designed to be easy to answer by a quick perusal of the titles or the blurbs or a quick Google search.
1. How many books does Darlene Franklin have published (check her author page at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Darlene-Franklin/e/B001K8993A/)? 2. According to Darlene’s Facebook page, where was she born? (https://www.facebook.com/Poet.Darlene.Franklin/) 3. According to the “grandchildren” album on Darlene’s FB page, what are the names of her grandchildren? 4. What is the setting of the Dressed for Death mystery series? 5. Name three of Darlene’s Christmas novellas. 6. What war is the back drop of Love’s Glory? 7. Name one of the two states where most of Darlene’s books are set. 8. Which state had five land runs which inspired Gunfight at Grace Gulch? 9. Lone Star State, A Ranger’s Trail, and Love’s Glory all focus on one group of Texas immigrants. Which country did they come from? 10. Tie Breaker: What is the title of Darlene Franklin’s first book?
LIES AND DESERTION CHASE BETH FROM HER HOME TOWN. It’s 1919. Everything is changing—cars are common and airplanes helped win the War to End All Wars. Even the German-Americans of New Brandenburg, Texas, renamed their town Old Glory to prove their patriotism. None of that matters to Beth Smith. In 1917, her boyfriend Garan Schmidt enlisted in the Army—and left her pregnant. She left home and built a new life for herself and their daughter. When Garan finds Beth and their daughter in May 1919, he is eager to make amends and start over. Beth is unsure is she is ready to tell the truth that will set them free.
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 thirty books and has written 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 https://www.facebook.com/Poet.Darlene.Franklin and http://www.amazon.com/Darlene-Franklin/e/B001K8993A/.