Jacqueline Andrews hopes her boyfriend Brad’s surprise is an engagement ring for her twenty-sixth birthday. Her best friend, Tyler Jordan, wants Jacqueline to be happy but not with Brad. Tyler regrets blowing off Jacqueline’s confession of love for him before he left for college. When he returns to their small town as a physician’s assistant, he falls in love with her. He needs to win her love back. Will his hot kisses sway her? Or is she going to marry Brad?
“I fell in love with Tyler and I had hoped that Jacqueline realized what a special guy he was.” ~~Review by Diana Coyle for Night Owl Romance Review
About THE PROPOSAL: “I enjoyed this short read mainly because I liked that the characters were quite open about their hopes and expectations. I found it refreshing to read a short romance without the usual coy flirtatiousness and manipulative scheming that is so inherent in most.” ~~Laurie for CoffeeTime Romance
They walk away from the wreckage of an airplane, but their hearts and lives will never be the same.
When fashion buyer Kimberly Collins and high school senior Tori Moorhead escape a burning plane, both women make radical decisions that intertwine their lives forever.
Kim’s priorities change, especially in the bedroom. She’s thankful to be taken to another world—one of love and romance, not of smoke and death.
When she decides she wants another child, her husband reveals his own shocking plans for their family.
Pregnant teenager Tori is on her way to get a secret abortion when the plane crashes. The baby’s teen father wants to get married. Her dad insists they consider adoption. Caught between the two men she loves, Tori struggles to make the right decisions for her baby and the future she dreamed of.
Rating: Blue Ribbon 4.5! Ms. Craver’s NEVER THE SAME is a heartfelt story about two families whose lives will intertwine for the rest of time. I loved the realistic characters and I constantly felt as if I were right in the room with them watching everything as it evolved. It was wonderful to read a story about something that could actually take place; a tale that, with its believability, could draw me in so deeply. This book is for my keeper shelf. Thank you, Diane Craver.
~By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Shayla
In print February 20, 2007
The Romance Studio
“Ms. Diane Craver presents a fascinating story about a couple who have secrets needing to be revealed, a passion that needs to be explored, and an incredible ending that is not expected. The end result may be anticipated, but the myriad of circumstances which the couple encounter, together and alone, just adds to the incredibility of this couple finding each other. I heartedly recommend this book to anyone. Don’t allow the “inspirational” category to mark this off your list; there is plenty of loving interaction to hold your interest! This is definitely a keeper!”
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual
Reviewer: Brenda Talley
Rating: 4 cups! “This is a wonderful inspirational tale that manages to get the message across without getting too sentimental. There is a very good romance here with elements of suspense. The characters are very real and the reader will get to know them well as the book progresses...The other characters are very well done and grow throughout the story. This one is definitely worth reading."
~Maura, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Reviewer Rating: 5! "Author Diane Craver has a way with mystery. This enchanting Chick Lit voiced novel will have you suspecting just about everyone when it comes down to just who killed the janitor...She keeps investigative reporter, Catherine Steel on the chase, not just for her story, but her hot co-worker, Jake Michaels, as well."
~JoEllen Conger, Gotta Write Network
If you have recently given birth to a baby with special needs or know someone who has, buy this book. Because of the short length, parents will actually have time to read CELEBRATING AND CARING FOR YOUR BABY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Many uplifting tips and advice are given to help parents through the early months of this stressful time.
Diane writes from the perspective of her own experience as the mother of two children with Down syndrome. With deep depression the second time, she learned how to overcome her sadness in having another child with special needs. She gives insight into what worked for her so that other parents can cope with challenges during this emotional time and in the end, will feel blessed.
Diane's topics include practical advice about the following: parenting, grieving for the child you didn't have, celebrating your baby's life, your self-esteem, fun things, and concerns about talking to others about your baby's handicap. Activities and toys used to stimulate early development that Diane found helpful in working with her daughter, Amanda, are also covered.
The book ends with a resource chapter for various disabilities and includes the following: financial organizations to assist you in caring for your child's medical needs, fun groups that are low cost, and a great listing of books to aid parents in helping their child to reach his or her full emotional and intellectual potential.
Reviews for Celebrating and Caring for Your Baby with Special Needs
After reading this book, I can honestly say Diane Craver speaks from the heart about the good and bad moments she has experienced with her family throughout her children's lives. Sharing her own story is her GREATEST gift, and Diane's strength will certainly help those of us who are struggling with mixed emotions about the birth of a child who has special needs. Diane's energy is depicted through the many creative activities listed in Chapter's Six and Eight, and yet the blessings she discusses in Chapter Nine will guide any parent into knowing they are truly blessed with the love of their child! Reading this book will make you laugh, make you cry, and will be a comfort to you when you need it most!
- Lisa E. Davis, A Friend for Parents of Children with Special Needs
(Nonfiction e-book, Booklocker/2003)
This e-book gives lots of information on starting your own home preschool. Reasons why you might want to do this as a business are presented. Classroom space, furniture, and materials are covered. Suggestions on how to make your own materials and how to get free items are included. What to put in a business letter to the parents about your preschool is covered, so that you will be able to get them to enroll their children. The role of the preschool teacher is explained. Montessori philosophy and the organization of the classroom using some Montessori materials are covered.
Starting a home preschool is easy with this informative book.