I have been writing since fifth grade, anytime I could find a quiet corner and prop a notebook on my knees. Even if I couldn't find the time or place, I always-always-always kept writing in my head. I tried to give it up more than once, even shredding a knee-high stack of poems and story starts. In time, I always go back to it because it brings me a unique sort of joy - the kind that springs from deep inside. Over the years, I've had a few nice responses from traditional publishers and a semi promise twice ... though I now know those aren't worth the paper they're not printed on. I was feeling pretty discouraged when a friend sent me an ad for self publishing on the Internet. Since I had quit my job to write full time (in spite of the fact that we were ranked with the working poor even while I was working) the 'no cost' factor caught my eye! I thought about it for awhile ... I had written more than 20 books and it looked as if they would all disappear when I did. Why not introduce all those characters via the Internet and give them a chance to survive? So here I am - Christian, wife, mother, Moomaw, author! I'm working hard to edit those books in the hope that readers will find a message that inspires them to delve into the best Book of all. I don't know you, but I know He loves you, and that's what my books are about. Blessings!
Wrestling Ichabod - A Christian Romance
by Diane Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. 81080 words.
Published on December 7, 2012. Fiction.
Lucie plans to depart her small town and see the world when an old flame shows up. Soon she finds herself married to Cain Cantrell, learning to make gourmet chocolate and run a small business. Cain doesn't explain the feud between him and the other chocolatiers, but when he abandons Lucie for good, she must decide whether to carry on his vendetta or seek the truth about Mark Henley.
Maggie's Mondays - A Christian Romance
by Diane Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. 87900 words.
Published on June 27, 2012. Fiction.
Maggie Walker is single parenting four teenagers, while she shares a bedroom with her invalid mom. She cleans houses for a living, but tries to devote a few minutes to her sketchbook every day. Jim Madden is struggling to get out of debt, while he single parents three children. A romance is hardly feasible, but God never lets circumstances interfere with His plans.
Billie's Opportunity - A Christian Romance
by Diane Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. 86640 words.
Published on March 18, 2012. Fiction.
At forty, Billie D'Allesandro believes that love has passed her by. She occupies her time with her small business, and with the Dream Catchers, a church group for single women. When Chad Moore comes for an extended stay, he's willing to help babysit four-year-old twins in order to spend time with Billie, but he won't tell her what he's doing in the Missouri Ozarks.
Rescuing Ladybugs, A Christian Romance
by Diane Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. 77920 words.
Published on August 30, 2011. Fiction.
When Maura inherits a cabin in the mountains, she persuades her mother they should see it before she sells it. Jason comes to exterminate the bugs and he and Maura are instantly attracted to each other. After a surprise visit from her father, Maura must wrestle with the issues of forgiveness and grace.
Another Chance A Christian Romance
by Diane Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. 75840 words.
Published on March 12, 2011. Fiction.
Anna Brown is nearly forty when she earns a college degree and seeks a job at a juvenile detention center. Though she's afraid of animals, Michael Grant hires her to oversee a pet therapy program. While Anna mistakenly shifts God from first place in her life, Michael returns to his faith as a result of her influence. Given the wonder of grace, God is always ready to give them both another chance.
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- Doctor Ice
on Feb. 05, 2011
This was a wonderful story with believable characters which I won't forget anytime soon. I read the sample and had to hurry and buy the book so I could find out what happened. I already bought another book by this very talented author.
- Street Justice Charlie's Angel
on Aug. 17, 2011
This author definitely has a heart for spreading the Word, and all the right words to do so. Characters who seem headed for destruction, find salvation instead. She must be well acquainted with God's forgiveness and love because it overflows from every page.
- On Berryhill Road
on Sep. 23, 2011
Fallon is a character who immediately finds her way into your heart. She has done nothing to deserve her hard life, yet it seems there is no way out for her. Clinging to hope, she devises a plan, but things don't turn out as she thought they would. Such an innocent person should not have enemies, yet she does. Happily she also has a hero, an admirable guy called Donovan. Whether he can win her trust and ensure that justice is done makes for a very suspenseful story. I never hesitate to buy a book by Tommie Lyn - I'm confident it will be a great read and she never disappoints.
- Boob Tube (a Soap Opera Novel)
on Sep. 28, 2011
I don't watch soaps, but that didn't keep me from enjoying Boob Tube. At first, I was amused by the ridiculous obsessions of the soap stars, but it is probably too close to the truth to be laughable. All the same, the author made it entertaining and added an element of suspense that kept me reading when I should've been doing other things. Well written, great plot, spectacular ending! I would buy another novel by this author.
- High on a Mountain
on Oct. 05, 2011
Tommie Lyn obviously did a lot of research before writing this outstanding novel about life in Scotland during the 1700's. Thanks to the vivid word pictures, I can imagine the beauty of the land and the simple existence of the common man. It's hard to read about the painful events that destroyed the lives of so many innocent people, especially when you know that the story is based on actual history. I had so much compassion for the main character, as he suffered hardships that should never befall anyone. He is a fine example of a man who has every excuse to give in and give up, but somehow, with divine assistance, will survive instead, and eventually triumph against all odds. The writing is beautiful, beginning with the very first sentence, and the story will stay with me forever. Just be sure to have a box of tissues on hand when you read this book.
- ...And Night Falls
on Oct. 26, 2011
Did you ever try to read while you were cooking dinner, or folding laundry, or eating a sandwich? That's what I found myself doing today because once I started reading ... And Night Falls, I couldn't put it down!
- The Blue-Sprigged Dimity Dress
on Nov. 21, 2011
This story captures the time in a young girl's life when she has one foot over the threshold of womanhood. A well written story with genuine characters who evoke familiar emotions from the past. I'll be keeping this on my virtual bookshelf for the smile that's guaranteed when I reach the ending!
- Wings of the Wind: Not Alone
on Dec. 20, 2011
With carefully chosen words and phrases, the author describes the dark places in life that many of us have visited. Then she reminds us of the One who comes bringing Light that makes depression fade away. These are moving poems that will touch your soul, accompanied by beautiful photos. I'll be rereading this poetry more than once, and coming away filled with hope each time