Month: April 2020

COVER REVEAL! Noah’s Lark 🧜‍♀️

It feels like a long time coming, but I’m so excited to share with you today the cover reveal of Noah’s Lark, along with the presale information. Last year at about this time I asked readers to vote for the character from the AMI Series that they’d like to have me write about next, and Noah Greyson was overwhelming the winner.

With the launch of Noah’s Lark, the spin-off series AMI Family begins, and I have to tell you, I’ve fallen in love with Noah Greyson. He’s different than his brother Nick, from the original AMI Series, but as Lindsey Brothers says “he’s a bad boy, but a really good man.”

I hope you will be as amazed with this gorgeous cover as I am, and that you’re excited for the release of this book. It has my heart and soul and I can’t wait for you to read  it.



I am over the moon with this cover and can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Do you see the special “guest” on the front? Let me know!

Until we read again…📚


Dana L.❤️


Review of The Last Bathing Beauty by Amy Sue Nathan

Every month my Amazon Prime account offers me a free Ebook. Sometimes the choices I make don’t live up to my expectations, and sometimes I fall in love with a book that I probably wouldn’t have chosen, had it not been free. That’s what happened with The Last Bathing Beauty by Amy Sue Nathan. From the first page it drew me in, and isn’t that what a book’s meant to do?

Betty Stern is 18 in the summer of 1951. The book begins in September of that year, which Is the month and year of my birth, so that alone caught my attention. In the opening scene Betty is getting ready for her wedding at her grandparents resort in Michigan, an event you can quickly tell is not surrounded by the typical wedding excitement. The reader knows that Betty, beautiful by all accounts, is not marrying for love, and as the book progresses the story unfolds.

If you’ve read my books you know that I write in a vacillating format of “Now and Then”, and The Last Bathing Beauty also moves back and forth from the present to the past. It’s a wonderfully written account of the time when families  spent summers together at resorts, and gives the readers of today a glimpse into life in the 1950’s.

The Last Bathing Beauty is a story of memories, and second chances, and first love. It’s a romance without graphic love scenes, but that only makes it better. Being able to imagine that summer in 1951 made it almost magical, and I can still vividly see the characters in my mind.

As the book goes on Betty is now an old woman, “Boop” to her family and friends, and ready to sell the Sterns Resort. As I too am making plans to sell the home I’ve lived in for 37 years, Boop’s feelings reflect my own.  She decides to have one last hurrah with her childhood friends, and long lost secrets emerge. An unexpected visit from her granddaughter, Hannah, that same weekend, brings Boop’s story full circle, and explains all the unanswered questions.

If you’re looking for a true “feel good” story, that will leave you thinking about it for days after you turn the last page, you can’t go wrong with The Last Bathing Beauty. It’s available in paperback, Kindle and Audible formats, and I know you won’t be sorry!

Until we read again…📚


Dana L.❤️





A feel good story about an everyday hero, and his contribution during the polio epidemic 👩🏻‍🦽

Everyday, no every hour, we’re being bombarded by information around Covid-19. Some of it is positive, but most is frightening. Even my 95 year old mother says we’ve never faced anything like this, and she’s right, but there has been other life threatening epidemics, but most of us either weren’t alive, or don’t remember them.

From the July 28, 1949
Evening Press in Muncie, IN

A couple of week’s ago my cousin, Dr. Daniel Hayes of the University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center, sent me an email with an article from the October 1949 edition of Popular Science, concerning  my paternal grandfather, James H. (Jack) Reichart. The article was about the iron lungs he made during the polio epidemic that devastated our world. I knew the story, hearing from my dad, John W. (Bill) Reichart, but was thrilled when Dan suggested that it needed to be presented to a national market.

I am the keeper of what I call “The Big Book” and was able to find articles from  Time Magazine, Redbook, and Popular Science about my grandfather, and how he stepped up to help a community in need. It’s a wonderful feel good story for a world in shock over a virus we can’t seem to control yet. But we will, just as we did polio.

I hope this story of my granddad, a man I never knew, will bring you the inspiration that it did me. He was an ordinary man, with an extraordinary gift, and he made a difference.

In his own words. My grandfather, Jack Reichart.

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Leading the Cheer! 🥳

When I was in school being a cheerleader was high on my dream list. Unfortunately it never turned into a reality. I had tons of spirit, and loved nothing more than rooting my team on, but I had one real problem; I was not athletically inclined. Splits, backflips, and straddle jumps were well out of my comfort zone, so I joined the cheer block, and did my cheering from the sidelines.

My athletic abilities have never gotten better, but I’ve found that I’m a pretty good cheerleader, as long as jumping in the air isn’t required. That’s why I’ve chosen this forum for cheering on some great authors, with great books, that I think you’ll enjoy knowing about. These books are available in paperback or ebook formats, but if you’re practicing social distancing, ebooks are easy, quick, and economical, three of my favorite words!

I am a proud owner of each one of these books, and I highly  recommend them to you. My new motto for the time being is #stayathome #readabook, and anyone of these would be a great choice.


And if I can self promote, The 3 ebooks in the AMI Series are on sale for 99 cents each!! Read the books that became my Fairytale, and be ready when Book I of the AMI Family spin-off series launches this spring. Noah’s Lark has really taken hold of my heart, and I can’t wait for you to read it!🧜‍♀️

From my Amazon author page you can find all three AMI books. Lottie Loser, Call Me Charlotte, and The Greysons. They are a series and best enjoyed when read in order.

Until we read again…📚


Dana L. ❤️