Monday, June 27, 2011

Plainsong by Darlene Franklin

This Week's Featured Title is:
Plainsong by Darlene Franklin
Michelle longs for a storybook romance.

Homeless and jobless, Michelle Morris visits her friend Carrie in Denver to find a new job. She quickly envies Carrie's married life and wishes she could have a happily-ever-after of her own. What she doesn't realize is her knight in shining armor is about to sweep her off her feet - and love is much more complicated that she imagined.

Joe Knight lives by a code of chivalry and honor. As he spends more time with Michelle, he wants to protect her, fight her battles for her. He wants to be her strong knight, but feels more like a bungling squire. Does he have what it takes to be the man Michelle needs?

As their picture-perfect romance starts to hit reality, can Michelle and Joe overcome life's obstacles and find a love that truly ends in happily ever after?

Key Verse:

"It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes." Psalm 118:8-9

Book Excerpt:

"I don't know what's happened to me since I got back from Romania. I had the courage of a she-wolf when we were there. But after losing my job in Chicago, I'm scared I can't get the kind of job I need. Not with everybody downsizing."

A green bean snapped in the silence. "It's okay," Carrie said. "You're allowed to ask questions. Just keep trusting in the Lord."

The door opened, and Steve burst in with their boy, Viktor. He dumped a couple of bags on the table. "How's my favorite wife?" Steve hugged Carrie as if he hadn't seen her in days, not hours. Oh, God, will I ever find someone like that?

Joe. Michelle pushed the thought away. She had no business thinking like that about a man she only met last night - and certainly not with her other obligations. But when she remembered his infectious grin, ready laugh, and gentle touch, the idea thrilled her. Stop it, she scolded herself. Her heart didn't want to listen.

Award-winning author and speaker DARLENE FRANKLIN recently returned to cowboy country - Oklahoma, The move was prompted by her desire to be close to her son's family; her daughter Jolene has preceded her into glory.

Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality TV. Talia a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person.

Darlene has published several titles with Barbour Publishing. Visit Darlene's blog at for information on book giveaways and upcoming titles.

Have you found your happily ever after?


  1. Robin PatchenJune 27, 2011

    Hi Darlene,
    Although I sometimes forget, my "Happily Ever After" started not the day I met my husband nor the day we married but the day Jesus revealed Himself to me. If I can remember that, then everyone else in my life--my husband, my children, my family and friends--can be the mile-high frosting on the rich cupcake that is my life with Christ. (Hmm, I think I'm hungry.)

  2. Darlene,

    I can't wait to read this book!

  3. Hi Darlene, I love the cover of this book! Sounds like a great story!

  4. AnonymousJune 27, 2011

    Hi, Robin, Lacy, Janet! Thanks for stopping by!

    Robin, thanks for the reminder that our "happily ever after" rests in our Savior.


  5. What a beautiful cover, Darlene. Sounds like a great story. Love the verse and all that implies for the heart of this book.

    And . . . just a side note. LOVE YOU! ;O)Miss you here in Colorado, but hope you're loving it in my birth state . . .

  6. Love that cover! I married my high school sweetheart - so there is "happily ever after" for me. We've been married for 35 years! Wow, where has the time gone?

  7. AnonymousJune 28, 2011

    Didn't they do a great job with the cover?! Paula, you need to stop back on Wednesday for information on the Colorado connection.