Meet Christian Fiction Author Darlene Turner & giveaway

I met Christian fiction author (not literally) last year when I influenced for her first book. Darlene writes inspirational romantic suspense and writes it well. Darlene has graciously agreed to guest post on my blog today, on a topic that we can all relate to. Also, Darlene is going to give away a digital copy of one of her books. Read on for a chance to win. Instructions for the giveaway are included in Darlene’s post.

Trusting in God’s Sovereignty

By Darlene L. Turner

Jigsaw puzzles seem to be the rage lately. Do you remember doing them as kids? Placing each piece in its specific spot was fun . . . until you either couldn’t figure out how one fit—or heaven forbid—you lost a piece. Then everything changed. It wasn’t fun anymore. More like frustrating. This got me thinking about life and how much our lives are like a jigsaw puzzle. When things are going along nicely, the pieces fit perfectly. The picture is becoming clear. We can see it and it’s just within our grasp. And then—WHAM!

Something happens. We can’t make the next piece fit or we’ve lost one. Our path changes. And not the way we want it to. We question God. “What are You doing? This is not what I wanted.”

In Abducted in Alaska, Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan receives bad news that rocks her world, crushing her well-thought out plans for her life. How could this be happening? She questions God and what He’s doing. She goes through a roller-coaster set of emotions and has to work through the journey of trusting in God’s sovereignty. Her bump in her journey doesn’t fit into her perfect jigsaw puzzle. The picture is now distorted and she can’t see the end result.

We’ve all been there, right? So what do we do when that happens? Do we shove the entire puzzle on the floor and start over? No. We pick through each piece one at a time and trust we’ll find the right one. Hannah has to do this too and in the end becomes stronger.

God knows the big picture. He sees all the pieces of our lives—from the beginning to the end. Every happy moment and every blip in the road. Do we throw Him to the curb and stomp our feet thinking we can do things on our own?

No. We fall to our knees and TRUST. He’s sovereign and knows all. From the beginning to the end. He has bigger and better plans than anything we could ever dream possible.

We just need to trust Him with every piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

Jeremiah 29:11 (VOICE)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that.”

Question for giveaway: Do you find it hard to trust God with every piece of your life? How do you cope when one doesn’t fit into your jigsaw puzzle?


Answer the question above in the comments below and one person will win an e-book copy of Abducted in Alaska!

Comment on the question and you’re automatically entered into the contest. Prize is open internationally. Here’s how it works. The number of entries are input into a Random Sequence Generator (i.e. 1 through 20). After I click the Generate button, whoever’s number corresponds with the number the random generator gives me wins! Note: If the winner is Canadian, they will be required to answer a skill-testing question before being awarded the prize.


Darlene L. Turner’s love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Darlene won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense twice and an ACFW Genesis award. She’s represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her debut book, Border Breach, released in April, 2020 with Love Inspired Suspense. She has two books releasing in 2021: Abducted in Alaska (March) and Lethal Cover-Up (August).

Darlene met her husband Jeff at the turtle races in Ontario, Canada. She loves flavored coffee and plaid shirts. You can connect with Darlene at where there’s suspense beyond borders.

Darlene’s social media:






Instagram: darlenel.turner


Back cover copy:

Protecting a child…

could cost them their lives.

Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe. But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?

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15 thoughts on “Meet Christian Fiction Author Darlene Turner & giveaway”

  1. Honestly, I do have trouble trusting God with every piece of my life sometimes. I love God and trust Him, but as a human being, I don’t always succeed in trusting as I need to. The thing I do that helps me most when puzzle pieces don’t fit is prayer. Even though I struggle, I know that my hope is in my Lord.

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  2. I do sometimes struggle with trusting every piece of my life to God. I trust and love God, but as a human I struggle. The thing that helps me the most with struggles is prayer. God knows my heart anyway so I just have to decide to turn things over to Him.

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  3. For 2020, my word to apply to my everyday was, Joy. I found that trying to find joy in every situation gave me a very eyopening perspective to life. I must say that I found many blessings I would have otherwise missed, and it really made an impact on how I reacted to stressful decisions.

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  4. I’m so thankful God is sovereign and trustworthy! Knowing that with all my heart, helps me when questions arise when life brings unexpected bends in the road.
    My interest in mysteries also stems from reading Nancy Drew books. 🙂

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  5. I’m so thankful God is sovereign and trustworthy! Knowing that with all my heart makes it easier to trust Him when life throws those unexpected bends in the road of life.
    My interest in mysteries also stems from reading Nancy Drew books! 🙂

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  6. It’s all too easy to try and grab control back from God (well illusionary control bc He is never out of control) when we don’t think things are going like we think they should. Something that has helped me is to remember that He always, always get it’s right. He’s also always, always good. So many promises that He is faithful and trustworthy.

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