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ISBN-13: 9781491026588
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2013
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

As the youngest in the family, growing up on a farm in Findlay, Ohio, Diane often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school she was the student sitting in class with a novel hidden in front of her propped up textbook. Before starting on her writing career, Diane was a school teacher and play director.

She met her husband while teaching at an orphanage, and they married three years later. While raising their six children in southwestern Ohio, Diane started writing nonfiction. Later, she decided it would be a nice escape to write fiction.

Several non-fiction articles of Diane's have been published in Woman's World Weekly, The Catholic Telegraph, Virtue, Down Syndrome Today,, and several other publications. Her book, The Christmas of 1957, was reissued under the title A Christmas Gift. It placed second in the 2010 Preditors & Editors Poll (novel category) and received 5 stars from the Midwest Book Review. A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book One) received 5 stars and was a reviewer's top pick from Night Owl Reviews as well as receiving a 5 star review and January 2013's CTRR Reviewer's Recommend Award from Coffee Time Romance and More. Additionally, it finished in fifth place in the "other" novel category of books in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.

She writes Amish romance, contemporary romance, inspirational mainstream, chick-lit mystery, and non-fiction books. Her novels have received great reviews from readers and reviewers.
Diane has published through a variety of houses, including Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, Samhain Publishing, Whimsical Publications, and Victory Tales Press. Recently, Diane has self-published several novels. She writes fun and inspiring stories filled with memorable characters.

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A Gift Forever 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! This story took me back to my own childhood, back in the day when Christmas was more about the people and the sentiments more than the huge gifts. It was a simpler time, and I miss those days. I laughed and cried over this book, something I don't do often. Diane has a way to really bring out a character's personality, and she did so with Debby. I loved that character! Great job, Diane! You certainly made my day with this story, one I hope to read over and over again, every Christmas.
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bookreviewersue More than 1 year ago
Justin Reeves is a family man and a wonderful husband and father. His seven year old daughter, Debby, discovers one night that had daddy is carrying a burden and is doing so in secret. This bothers the young girl and she doesn't know how to bring the matter up to anyone in the family. When she finally finds a way to let others know about the secret she is feeling very helpless. Some special person shows up and after a time the secret is revealed and the family finds themselves even more blessed then they were before. This is a touching story and one that goes right to the heart. A book you won't want to put down until the end. A true warming book that is one that should be shared with many. Diane Craver has written several books and she never ceases to amaze me with yet a new one . She is a great writer and her books are the living proof it this. Sue Leech