New Release – A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters,
Reviewer: Diana Coyle
"This is yet another story in which Ms. Craver shows us her talent for writing a compelling story that grabs hold of her readers and takes them on a journey. It's hard not to get so emotionally involved with her characters. This was a story that made me take a step back and reassess my own goals and priorities in life because just as Ms. Craver's characters, life can throw you a curveball and could change your life forever. It is stories like these that make you realize that it's wise to stop and smell the roses no matter how busy your life may be."
"There was something so powerful and real about the story and the characters. The way a little girl looks at her daddy with hero worship in her eyes is a wonderful thing. And oh how my heart broke right along with Debby's on several occasions. I cried more than once during this story...in a good way though. It was that touching for me that I was moved to tears.
"A wonderful story that will really touch your heart. I highly recommend it."Sweetly Reviewed
Reviewer: Diana Coyle
"Ms. Craver has a knack for pulling at your heartstrings with her endearing characters in No Greater Loss. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Jennifer and Luke and I hoped that both of these characters could find the peace that they were looking for within themselves. They both deserved to move on with their lives and I hoped they were able to leave their heartache behind them so they could find happiness again. Although this is categorized as an inspirational story, I found that it told the tale perfectly without being too preachy for the readers. This author definitely has a talent for storytelling and I’m a true fan of her writing style. Keep up the great work!"
After her mother’s untimely death, a twenty-year-old Amish woman has a difficult decision to make: Make a break from the Plain community and her boyfriend to live in the English world permanently...or join the Amish church.
Rachel Hershberger wants to get away from her Amish home in Fields Corner, Ohio. For a year she’s been trying to fill her mother’s shoes by taking care of her father and siblings. She quit her job at the bakery so she could have more time to clean and cook at home. Before her mother died, Rachel was positive she wanted to marry Samuel Weaver, but now she can’t think about wedding plans. She blames her father for her mother’s death. If they had installed a phone in their barn or a shanty, her mother might have received medical help in time to save her life. Her mother’s death has made Rachel question if she should be baptized and join the church. She wonders if non-Amish women live longer and have less stress. Maybe her forty-four-year old mother would still be alive had she left the Amish lifestyle like her sister Carrie did.
When her Aunt Carrie invites her to go to the beach, Rachel decides the time away will help her to decide whether to join the Amish church or to live in the English world. She is conflicted because she loves Samuel and her family. Instead of a relaxing time away, disturbing events happen while Rachel’s in Florida. A photographer snaps troublesome pictures of Rachel because of her famous senator uncle, and a handsome and charming college student falls in love with Rachel.
“Ms. Craver penned this story with such emotion that it was easy for me to feel as if the story was unfolding before me firsthand. I was seeing and feeling everything Rachel was as if I experienced it myself. I love being able to walk away from a story feeling I went through the trials and tribulations as if I was another character in it and this author did that for me with this entertaining Amish story. I highly recommend it!” --Rating: 5 ~~Review by Diana Coyle for Night Owl Romance Review
“A JOYFUL BREAK is a light, sweet story that will warm your heart and leave you with the feeling that all is right in the world. Oh, and you'll want a slice of butterscotch pie (the recipe wouldn't hurt either!).” --Rating: 5 ~~Award-winning author Karen Wiesner
Justin Reeves is a man who has it all: a good job, a loving wife and children who are the center of his universe - or so it seems. Justin also has a secret he's hidden from everyone his entire life or so he thought. Quite innocently his small daughter, Debby, stumbles upon his secret and is shocked by what she finds. She confronts her father with the awful truth, and together they embark upon a journey which takes her father from the darkness of shame into the light of victory.
Drawing from true events in her own childhood, author Diane Craver captivates the reader from page one to a stunning climax which will touch your heart and impact your life forever in this must-read story of love's triumph over adversity.
“When I was a little girl, my favorite stories to read were the Laura Ingalls ones. Everything I found magical about those books was what captured me with A CHRISTMAS GIFT. Like Laura’s stories, this one was written from the point of view of a young, larger-than-life girl who sees the world as a wondrous place where an adventure is undertaken.” ~~Award-winning author Karen Wiesner
“Words really can't convey how precious this story is. I plan on giving it as a gift to several of my relatives.” ~~Shawna Williams, Inspirational Writer
“Despite the title, this is not one of those stories that only makes sense during the Christmas season. This is one you’ll enjoy all year long.” ~~Sid Frost, published author
“I was looking for a book to give as a Christmas gift and started reading "A Christmas Gift". I wasn't prepared for the journey it took me on. This story will warm your heart and probably take you to a few places in your own heart you haven't been for a while.” ~~Gary Harpst, a reader’s review
“...truly an inspiring story for readers, young and old alike.” ~~Coffee Time Romance
“A wonderful story that will really touch your heart. I highly recommend it.” ~~Seriouslyreviewed.blogspot.com
Is Mallory Harrington jinxed because her name means luckless? Things have gone wrong for Mallory since she was a small child. All she ever wanted was to have a complete family and live happily ever after. It appears she has it all when she marries Toby Harrington and they have a son. Unfortunately, their marriage ends when Toby has an affair with his law partner. After their divorce, Mallory feels guilt that she couldn't forgive Toby for his affair. As a Christian, she should be able to forgive him for his sin.
Mallory decides to do something for herself, and get a surgical procedure that she's always wanted. What she doesn't expect is her instant attraction to her surgeon.
Sometimes faith is about accepting what can’t be changed and grabbing what God offers her. Life must go on.
Two years ago, TV New York producer Whitney Benson returned to her roots in Ohio after her husband’s death in Iraq. Her older sisters, Shannon and Regan, think Whitney needs to move on with her life. They want her to be like themhappily married with children. Whitney is tired of her older sisters' attempts to fix her up with every single male they meet. Shannon and Regan cross the line when they arrange for her to go skydiving with the reason that more guys like to float in the air than women. Whitney hates flying and heights.
She realizes her sisters are busy with matchmaking to keep their minds off their mother’s recent death from cancer. She decides to suggest the three of them start a business and hopes that will take the focus off their constant matchmaking efforts. The sisters have fun considering several businesses from a cable TV talk show to an all-girl band. Whitney does wonder if her sisters can treat her as an equal in their new family business instead of their baby sister.
Whitney meets two eligible bachelors, paramedic Jack Hensley and Dr. Ben Spencer, who constantly battle for her affection. Which one will she choose? Both men make Whitney realize, even a heart shattered by her husband's death, can once again be made whole.
But did she have to fall and hit her head on a rock to figure that out?