A Cry From The Deep is a time-slip romantic mystery about a love so powerful it spans several lifetimes.
Is it fate that we meet the right one? How do we know?
And when we die, is that love over?
When Catherine Fitzgerald, a scuba diver, about to photograph the hunt for one of the lost ships of the Spanish Armada, buys an antique Claddagh ring, she becomes troubled by nightmares that set her on a path to fulfill a promise made centuries before. As she begins to unravel the mystery of the woman who haunts her dreams, she has to come to grips with her own struggle to find true love.
Set in Provence, Manhattan, and Ireland, this romantic mystery not only exposes two women's longings, but also the beauty of the deep, where buried treasures tempt salvagers to break the law.
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About the Author
Writing fiction took a back seat while Diana worked as a clinical social worker, professional actress and writer-broadcaster for CBC Television's Sports Journal in Vancouver, British Columbia, but the dabbling didn't. Along the way, she wrote three screenplays, another novel, short stories, poetry, a stage play and some children's books. She's published articles in newspapers and poetry in Dreamcatcher,a United Kingdom journal.
Diana's second novel, THE RUBBER FENCE, general fiction, inspired by her work on a psychiatric ward will be published on March 3, 2016.
She is currently working on her grandmother's story, set in Czarist Russia during World War I.
Diana Stevan lives with her husband, Robert on Vancouver Island and West Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didn’t know what to expect of A CRY FROM THE DEEP, but soon found I was immersed in a mind-tingling mystery of two different times. One event occurred in 1878 off the coast of Killybegs, Donegal Bay, Ireland, when Margaret O’Donnell married James Gallagher after his cargo ship the Alice O’Meary returned from India. Her father gave Margaret her mother’s wedding band to wear. Fast forward to 2010 in Provence, France. Catherine Fitzgerald was working in her lavender fields when she received a phone call from her old boss. He was offering her the opportunity to come back to work as an underwater photographer at National Geographic. She would have to return to New York so her ex-husband could look after their daughter while she photographed the deep-sea dive of an ill-reputed treasure hunter. Her job was to photograph everything during dives and to make sure all recovered items were recorded as required by law. It was a dangerous job, and she hadn’t been back in the water since she had nearly drowned on another job several years before. Once in New York, Catherine, with her ex-husband Richard and their daughter Alex toured a street market where Catherine purchased a peculiar gold ring. Was this ring responsible for the nightmares she started having? Catherine was to work alongside Daniel Costello, a nautical archeologist, who was a very experienced diver and would ease Catherine back into the deep. Daniel was engaged to be married after the salvage project. Was there a connection between the event of 1878 and Catherine in 2010? You’ll just have to read to find out. No spoilers here. Stevan created characters and a story that kept me in my chair all day reading A CRY FROM THE DEEP from beginning to end. The amount of material she researched is mind boggling, but her diligence resulted in a believable story with characters so well developed, I had no trouble visualizing any of them. Before long, I felt I knew everyone personally, and was deeply engrossed in one of the most fascinating tales I’ve ever read. This book absolutely merits 5 stars.