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Though she dreamed of castles and princes, Dierdre Bryant kept both feet firmly planted on the ground as she left the family farm in Ohio for college. Sheâ€™d earned her success in Washington, DC, so why did her employer "sellâ€ her to a Scottish viscount without her permission?
Could she take Donald MacBaineâ€™s company out of the dark ages without losing what sheâ€™d worked so hard to attain? Could she resist the pull of castles and tales of ghosts and love or would she be caught in the tug-of-war between twin brothers who are as different as "chalk and cheeseâ€?
Iâ€™ve been sold! Dierdre sat in her car, parked in her private space at work. Is this how slaves felt? Jennings has sold me to his old chum! He never talked to me. He never asked me how I felt about it. He just told me I could be replaced by my staff. After all my hard work in this damn company! I should quit.
Her thoughts turned from the anger she felt at her employer to the person to whom sheâ€™d been "sold."
Donald MacBaine is pleasant enough, I suppose. Maybe I should just take them up on this offer and let Jennings see how much Iâ€™m missedâ€¦But what if Iâ€™m not missed? What if they get along fine without me?
"Youâ€™d better think long and hard about this, girl," she said aloud. Dierdre started her car and pulled out into traffic.
With all that was whirling around in her head this evening, she never even noticed another car on the road. She drove her usual route, paused during the usual back-ups and arrived home wondering how she had gotten there.
She wandered from room to room in her apartment as she mulled everything over in her head, replaying the day in her mind.
Diana Lee Johnson is a native of Northern Virginia. By day sheâ€™s the Purchasing Agent for a municipal government. By night (and weekends) sheâ€™s a writer.
Stories flow through her mind like movies projecting in her head, waiting for her to find time to write them down. Diana must switch them off so she can work at her day job. "I weave a little of myself into everything I write. My characters take on their own personalities and I wait like the reader to hear what they say next.â€
Writing poetry since the age of 6, Diana dabbled in short stories at 13, but took prose more seriously as an outlet after she turned 30. She enjoys writing fiction in several genres hoping to entertain a variety of readers with drama, suspense, humor, and romance. Her characters could be someone you know or someone so outrageous you can only imagine meeting them.
She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website:, or write her at P. O. Box 3003, Falls Church, VA 22043.
Dramatically written, this poignant tale will touch your heart. Diana Lee Johnson has penned another winner. I can't wait to read her next book.-- Judith Rippelmeyer, Editor in Chief, The Word On Romance, www.thewordonromance.com
Wrong Side of Love is a remarkable story with a clever twist that will surprise and amaze the reader. It is a meticulously compiled and authentic historical novel that takes place during the Civil War era and has an enduring theme of family love and devotion...Tina Dean, Associate Editor, Virginia Writing
Castle of Sorrows: "How skillfully Diana Johnson has revealed yet another dimension of her craft with this exciting and enchanting novel. The colorful narrative in which Castle of Sorrows is clothed, and the skeleton of events on which it hangs, all show the marks of a storyteller who writes with sensitivity and is gifted with exceptional human understanding. This suspenseful novel is a thrill from beginning to end.â€--Tina Dean, Associate Editor, Virginia Writing
"Very different from Diana Lee Johnsonâ€™s previous books, CASTLE OF SORROWS is nevertheless an excellent read. Let Donald, Douglas, Dierdre, Grandee, and the ghosts of the past enchant you. Drift away to the beautiful Scottish countryside, filled with castles and tradition and enjoy CASTLE OF SORROWS.â€ --Judith Rippelmeyer, Editor in Chief, The Word on Romance
Tomorrow Came Early, the much-anticipated sequel to Too Late for Tomorrow, is a fabulous read! The saga of the spirited Hamiltons continues in this moving and powerfully written historical novel set at the end of the Civil War. The love, devotion, and courage of this dynamic family, especially young Andrew Hamilton, will touch your heart and soul as you read this compelling story; family secrets and intrigue will keep you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be carried away on the wings of this highly recommended book!-- Tina Dean, Associate Editor, Virginia Writing
â€¦Steeped in the rich history of the turbulent pre-Civil War and Civil War years, TOO LATE FOR TOMORROW sets readers deep into the heart of the issue of slavery and its consequences on this nation. Deftly intertwined with the issue of slavery, Ms Johnson adds Jeremy and Gabby's personal tale of love, deception, and obsession.
I wouldn't consider this a light read, or mere entertainment, but an attention involving novel. TOO LATE FOR TOMORROW is nevertheless a marvelously written story from the pen of a wonderfully erudite author. Readers who love Civil War period romances will adore TOO LATE FOR TOMORROW. I highly recommend it. --Judith Rippelmeyer, The Word on Romance
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 310
Paper Weight (lb): 13.0
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