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A New Release by Theresa Franklin

I met Theresa Franklin through the John 3:16 Marketing Network 
(Read about the super fun J3:16 Giveaway Hop! Read about it Here
and have been honored to read some of her books.

Having thoroughly enjoyed Theresa's encouraging memoir  Journey to Fulfillment, I was very excited to have the chance to read her homeschool supplement to Tom Blubaugh's wonderful historical fiction book, Night of the Cossack (If you're a homeschooling parent, I highly encourage you to get these books. They are fantastic teaching tools!) You can get Theresa's Lesson Plan here -  Night of the Cossack 10 Day Lesson Plan  and Tom's novel here - Night of the Cossack

So, of course, I'm delighted to announce Theresa's newest book - 

Triumph Through Trial

triumph through trial

About the Book:

   The stress of living a dream public persona and a nightmare private reality threatens to destroy a family unit, taking each member in its wake. Through a variety of physical and emotional weapons, one by one they will crumble. 

   Cynthia is beautiful, educated, secretary of the church, and happily married with wonderful children. She is an accomplished hostess and the picture of Christian love. She has the perfect marriage and life—well, not exactly perfect. Her husband, children, church members, and life in general seem to get in the way of her perfect life. Feeling robbed of the life she so richly deserves, Cynthia lashes out and her family pays the price.
   Michael is successful, educated, and deacon of the church with wonderful children. Michael and his children have a close relationship. They count on him for advice, guidance, and unconditional love. Serving God is one of Michael’s greatest joys. He and his children delight in helping others. Michael loves every part of his life except for his marriage, which is stressful and unfulfilling to say the least.
   Karen is the eldest child and bears the brunt of emotional destruction welded by her mother. Kevin is the only male offspring and uses humor and sarcasm as shields to protect himself. Kathy, the youngest, is sweet and seldom is a victim in the war, but lately watching the slow erosion of her family is taking a physical toll on her.
   Michael longs for the marriage that Cynthia believes they have and dreams of providing a safe haven for their children. After twenty-five years of marriage, Michael is losing hope of his dream becoming reality. Can he match the public persona and the private reality? What will it cost to get that kind of marriage and home-life? Is it worth the cost? Who will pay the cost?

Really captures your attention, doesn't it? So often, we get caught up in envying others lives. Yet, once you look closer, so many of those lives are well-hidden wrecks. Remember that old adage? The grass looks greener on the other side? Ha! Be careful before you jump that fence, because that green, green grass just might be Devil's grass!

About Theresa Franklin:

Theresa Franklin

Theresa Franklin grew up in Houston, Texas.  After graduation she attended East Texas Baptist College.  There she met her husband on a blind date.  They married a short time later and moved outside of Beaumont, Texas where they raised their three children. 
Theresa taught school for 12 years.  Students with disabilities won her heart and she became Director of Special Education in an effort to better serve them.  She retired in 2010 and began writing children’s books.  She has now broadened her skills and written for adults.
Theresa is the author of children’s books, Don’t Forget Daddy and A Sunny Tomorrow.  Her adult books include non-fiction Journey to Fulfillment and fiction Triumph Through Trial.  She has written one curriculum guide for the novel Night of the Cossack, a historical fiction for young adults by Tom Blubaugh, titled Night of the Cossack, Lesson Plan.  Soon to be released is another adult fiction titled Reflections of Rosalyn.
Theresa is now making plans to build a new house that will serve her and her husband for many years to come.  She is looking forward to moving to her chosen community and becoming active in the local church.  That won’t be possible until after her daughter’s wedding in June.
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Tammy said...

Triump Through Trial sounds very intriguing! I look forward to reading it. Thank you for sharing. :)

Carol Brown said...

This is a delving into something we don't like to think about: could we really have two faces? Thanks for hitting the issue head on, Theresa! Fiction can also be therapeutic.

Amanda Stephan said...

Thank you both for stopping by ~ it's always appreciated!

Carol, I completely agree that fiction can be therapeutic. So many times a fiction book can go where a preacher isn't welcome.

Theresa said...

Thanks Amanda. It is a great interview. I appreciate your enthusiasm.

Darlene Shortridge said...

Great interview. Sounds like a really good book! Also, what is the age appropriateness for the lesson plan, along with Tom's book? I haven't read that yet but I do homeschool. Thanks!

Amanda Stephan said...

Hi Darlene :)
Our son is 12 and it seemed like a good fit for his age. I'd say, depending on maturity levels, from 5th to 9th grades. IMHO, of course!

Amanda Stephan said...

But, with that said, Theresa did a great job and made it easy for parents to take things just a little further. :)

Elaine Marie Cooper said...

Theresa, this sounds like an awesome read. Thanks for interviewing her, Amanda!