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MaryAnn Diorio PhD, MFA

Author Bio:

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author and former Professor of Fiction Writing. Her riveting books explore the deepest issues of the human heart. Her latest novel, A SICILIAN FAREWELL, is Book 2 in THE ITALIAN CHRONICLES trilogy. Book 1, THE MADONNA OF PISANO, was published in 2015. Book 3, RETURN TO BELLA TERRA, is scheduled for release in December 2017. Dr. MaryAnn and her husband Dom reside in New Jersey. They are the blessed parents of two wonderful adult daughters and five rambunctious grandchildren. MaryAnn may be reached at maryann@maryanndiorio.com or via her website at www.maryanndiorio.com.

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Return to Bella Terra (The Italian Chronicles-Book 3)

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The Dandelion Patch

When Yolanda Riggins discovers that the government plans to build a new highway through her beloved dandelion patch, she rises up in protest and asserts her God-given right to private ownership of property. Will she succeed against all odds to save her dandelion patch? Will tact, truth, and tough love…

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A Sicilian Farewell (The Italian Chronicles-Book 2)

A young man, a new land, and a dream that threatens to destroy him, his marriage, and his family . . .

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The Madonna of Pisano (The Italian Chronicles-Book 1)

A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .

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Candle Love

Keisha has a new baby sister. Tamara's arrival has triggered fear and jealousy in Keisha. She fears that Mama will love Tamara more than Mama loves Keisha. But when Mama uses three special candles to demonstrate what love is, Keisha learns that there is always enough love to go around.

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Toby Too Small

Toby Michaels is small. Too small to be of much good to anyone. lthough he tries and tries to prove himself, no one believes him. Toby starts doubting himself until one day, he discovers that it's not how big you are on the outside that matters; it's how big you are on the inside.

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Surrender to Love

When young widow and life coach Dr. Teresa Lopez Gonzalez goes to Puerto Rico to coach Pilar Sanchez, the granddaughter of her mother’s best childhood friend, Teresa comes face-to-face with her own unwillingness to surrender to God's will for her life. In the process, she learns that only by losing…

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Do Angels Ride Ponies?

A handicapped boy discovers the power of faith to achieve the impossible.

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Who Is Jesus?

WHO IS JESUS? presents a biblical picture of our Savior in a way that will help your child recognize Him as Love Personified. Little children will come to know Jesus as the essence of all that is good, holy, and true. As you read this book to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students,…

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A Christmas Homecoming

When Sonia Pettit's teenage daughter suddenly disappears for seven long years, Sonia faces losing her mind, her husband, and her son as she struggles to forgive her wa yward daughter and trust God for her return.


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