Darlene Franklin – Character Interview – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Historical romance author, Darlene Franklin shares an interview with Rosie, her heroine from novella Angel in Disguise which is included in the 9 in 1 novella collection, A Texas Brides Collection. Comment on any post dated May 6 – 10 to get your name in the drawing for a copy the 9 in 1 collection. Deadline: May 18th, 11:59 pm, central time. Here’s Darlene:

Texas BridesDarlene Franklin

Interview with Rosie from Angel in Disguise by Darlene Franklin: 

  • Are you open to your own romance?

I s’pose so, but I’m too busy making a living to worry about finding a man.

  •  What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?

He has to be a Christian, and not just somebody who acts like the Bible is boring.

  •  What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?

He has to care about my mother and help me take care of her.

  •  Where is the best place you can think of to find a mate?

At church, but I hope to find someone who’s not a stuffy shirt.

  •  Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?

I’d hate to meet someone from my old life, when I used to do things against the law.

  •  What type of character traits are you attracted to?

Someone who is excited about the Lord.

Someone who cares about others—and shows it by what he does.

Someone who is strong and compassionate at the same time.

  •  What’s the one habit or lifestyle that would make you run the other way?

Someone who acts like they never done anything wrong and thinks they’re better than anybody else

  •  What would be a reason to end a potential romance for you?

If I found out he lied to me. I don’t need like pretense.

  •  Where do you dream of spending your honeymoon? 

I’d like just once to stay in a fancy hotel room, where people would wait on me and I can’t hear my neighbors through the walls.

  •  What would be the best gift a potential mate could buy for you?

Nothing fancy—somethin’ I can use, like a bolt of cloth to makes dresses for me and Ma.

About Darlene: 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 twenty-six books, been published in twenty more, and has written more than 200 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://darlenehfranklinwrites.blogspot.com/, http://mydailynibble.blogspot.com/, https://www.facebook.com/darlene.franklin.3 and @darlenefranklin.

 About the novella collection: Angel in Disguise is one of nine novellas in the Texas Brides collection. Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including DiAnn Mills and Kathleen Y’Barbo—this collection of nine historical romances will become an instant favorite of fans of inspirational romance. Can the lonely, the lawful, and the lawless find love in Texas?

Come back May 8th for Romantic Suspense author, Ronie Kendig!

20 Responses to “Darlene Franklin – Character Interview – Part 1 of 1”

  • Darlene,
    What would you say is your favorite time period to write in…revolutionary, the roaring 20’s or some other time?

  • The cover of the book is beautiful and the novellas sound like fantastic reads. I haven’t read since my husband passed away, but sure would like to start back by reading this one!

  • Jo says:

    Beautiful cover, Darlene. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading and thank you for the opportunity for it.


  • I love these ‘all-in-one’ novellas! Thank you for the chance to win this one.


  • angela chesnut says:

    I would love to win.

  • Lisa, My favorite time period? I enjoy them all, but I have enjoyed the last three I’ve done (1920s,30s, 40s) I heard first-hand accounts about those times my mother and grandmother, so they feel almost contemporary for me.

  • Patricia, so sorry to hear about your husband. I pray you soon get back into reading and other things that bring you joy.

    I just published a romance between an older widow and widower – Barncastle Memorial. It’s a $.99 ebook at http://www.amazon.com/Barncastle-Memorial-Celebrate-Time-ebook/dp/B00CKVD5B8

  • Jo, I agree. Beautiful covers, for both books. The art department does a great job in cover design.

  • Wendy, Angela, thanks for coming by!

  • Emily says:

    Would love to read this! Sounds like a great collection. And the cover is beautiful!
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  • Emily, this is a great collection of stories and authors.

  • Lori says:

    I love the cover and the stories are set in the Old West and that is a fave time era of mine. Many good authors in this book! Thank you for offering great Christian books and the opportunity to win the giveaway! Blessings!


  • Pam K. says:

    The cover on this book is lovely; I really like the purple. It’s a great line-up of authors, which makes me want to read A Texas Brides Collection. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  • Darlene , I love the book cover picture and also the Title. I like that there are so many books taking place in the great state of Texas. Will be interesting to read 9 different stories. I would love to be entered for the drawing. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  • Martha J. Sturm says:

    Enjoy reading prairie type romances – must be because of stories my mother told.


  • karenk says:

    would love to read this novel….thanks for the chance, Darlene 🙂

  • I’m so glad to hear several of you mention the cover. Some of my Texan-purist co-authors complained at the absence of bluebells. 🙂 But I think it’s beautiful.
    Martha, I’d love to hear those stories your mother told! I have another prairie romance coming out next month, Calico Brides, set in central Kansas in the 1870s.
    Karen, good to see you again!

  • Katie J says:

    I would love to win. I love the cover.

  • Hi Katie! Thanks for your interest.

  • Janet Estridge says:

    I would love to win this book to add to our church library collection.

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