Linda Franklin’s new book is anything but for the birds

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Collection of real-life stories, ‘Just a Little Higher’ shares messages birds brought from God to women in need

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Having raised canaries for several years, author Linda Franklin came to realize that the stories people told her about birds were actually proverbial “encouraging words” from God. In “Just a Little Higher: A Collection of True Stories about Women and the Special Birds Who Encouraged Them” (published by Inspiring Voices), Franklin shares 11 fascinating stories of women who received answers to their prayers from birds sent by God.

“Just a Little Higher” is the first book in the On a Wing and a Prayer series. This poignant collection of stories tells about women in desperate need of comfort – women who receive the comfort they seek from very special birds delivering messages of hope, right on time.

“Sometimes, when life is dark, God has to use a language we can understand,” Franklin explains. “That is when he sometimes sends a little angel in the form of a bird, to help us ‘hear His love’ a little better.”

Franklin hopes that readers will learn how God can touch human beings with healing through animals. She explains that even Christians get used to looking for their answers on ground level, and that sometimes everyone needs to look a little higher to see their answers and encouragement hovering just above them.

“Just a Little Higher” is followed in the On a Wing and a Prayer series by “Staying Aloft” and “Climbing the Heights,” two additional books filled with true stories about extraordinary birds meeting the particular needs of very special people.

“On a Wing and a Prayer is a grand collection of true stories that the entire family will enjoy!”
Penny Porter, contributing author to 15 Chicken Soup for the Soul books

“Just a Little Higher”
By Linda Franklin
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781462407859
E-Book | 98 pages | ISBN 9781462407842
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Linda Franklin writes from Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada. She is also the author of “Rainbow in the Flames,” the story of her son’s uplifting journey from a near-fatal burn accident.

Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts, is dedicated to helping authors share their words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. A strategic publishing partnership with indie book publishing leader, Author Solutions, LLC; Inspiring Voices allows authors to publish inspirational and spiritual books without respect to their specific doctrine, denomination or political point-of-view. Authors published through Inspiring Voices benefit from access to exclusive Guideposts marketing services, with select titles appearing in a special collection at For more information on publishing with Inspiring Voices, log on to or call 866-697-5313.

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