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Lori DiAnni


Romance Author

Finding Love in Small Town New England

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Dancing in the Grass,

Book 1

Bree comes back to town after 10 years away to find her high school crush is renovating the old dance studio. Bree and Lucas find love when they least expect it. This is a second-chance friends to lovers sweet romance.

Now Available on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, iBooks and Google Play.

Wishing on the Stars,

Book 2

Chloe and Tyler haven't seen each other in six years. Tyler doesn't plan on staying until a secret is revealed that may change his life forever. Will their Christmas wishes come true?  This is a second chance sweet romance.

Now Available on Amazon. 

 Dreaming of Sunsets
            Book 3

Jamie and Bree, best friends since childhood, are stuck in the same cabin for a week and have to fight their feelings and not cross the friendship zone.  This is a friends to lovers sweet romance.


Now available on Amazon.

Falling Inn Love,
        Book 4

Kris wants to settle down. Devon is a confirmed bachelor. When they have to work side by side, day after day, will their friendship grow into something more?  This is a friends to lovers sweet romance.


Now Available on Amazon

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Hi! I'm Lori and I'm a writer of small town contemporary romance. My brand is sweet with themes of friendship, family and love of community.  Currently, I'm writing a four book series that takes place in the fictional small town of Misty River, Maine where 'neighbors treat you like family and visitors come to stay'. There will also be two or three novellas associated with the series.   


I love interacting with other writers and readers in the writing community.  Feel free to visit me on my Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Click on the icons in the toolbar above.   I'm working on my YouTube  Author page at the moment. Once that page is up and running, I plan on creating weekly videos showing my writing journey as in indie writer on her way to being self-published. 

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The Misty River far

The first four books in my small town sweet contemporary series which takes place in the coastal fictional town of Misty River, Maine are now available on Amazon!   Read on for short blurbs

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She was living her dream until it all came tumbling down. . .

Bree Thompson never expected her dance partner to drop her during a lift in rehearsal a few weeks before the opening of Giselle.  After weeks of therapy, and subsequently losing her contract with the company, she heads home back to Misty River, Maine.  But dancing is her life and she’s not about to stop. She’s determined to find a job with another company soon and she’ll be leaving Misty River quicker than she can pirouette. But her sister and her aunt have other plans. They want her to take over the dance studio. She doesn’t want to run the local studio teaching young children the fine art of ballet. She’s a dancer, not a teacher.  

Lucas Tanner, a single, over-protective dad and a successful contractor, wants to forget the tragic past that has crippled his daughter. While helping out a friend by renovating her dance studio, he’s taken by surprise when he bumps into his old high school crush. He tells himself he should keep his distance, but when he enrolls his daughter in Bree’s dance classes, it’s all he can do to not dance his way into her heart. 

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Can wishing on a star make Christmas wishes come true?


Chloe Sweet, a small town bakery owner and single mom to Sophie, has one wish on her Christmas list this year: to win the local Christmas tree contest so she can purchase a new oven for the bakery. Her business depends on it. Chloe loves this time of year, despite the fact that the man she loved and thought she’d marry, left her alone and pregnant on Christmas Eve. Now, after all these years, Tyler has returned to Misty River. She decides it’s best to avoid him and focus on providing a nice Christmas for her daughter. But, things don’t go as planned. Sophie has asked for the impossible: a daddy for Christmas! The only way Chloe can accomplish making her daughter’s wish come true is to tell Tyler her secret and hope he’ll want to stay.


Tyler Anderson, a talent photojournalist and world traveller, has returned to Misty River to find a facility for his ailing grandfather, the only family he has left in the world. For six years, Tyler has avoided Christmas and the small town because it held too many painful memories. The woman he had loved and planned on marrying betrayed him and he did the only thing a man with a broken heart would do: leave town. But, his heart has other plans. He’s falling in love again with the woman who shattered his heart. It doesn’t help that Sophie has him tied around her little finger. He doesn’t understand why he has such strong feelings for this sprite of a girl. The more time he spends with them, makes it harder for him to leave Misty River.


Sophie reminds Chloe and Tyler that Christmas wishes come true if you say aloud what’s in your heart while wishing on a star.


Will Chloe and Tyler’s Christmas wishes come true?


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What happens when two best friends fall in love? Combustion!

Jamie Sommers, manager of Jamie’s Jukebox Diner, feels lost and abandoned now that her two besties have found love, one of whom is getting married in a couple of weeks! Jamie’s love-life is tragic and the little town of Misty River has a tremendous lack of eligible bachelors. Stressed to the limit, she takes a well-deserved vacation before her friend’s wedding and rents a cabin along Misty River. All she wants is to read, drink some wine, and sleep. Sounds like heaven!

Brett Thompson, a dedicated firefighter, has come home for his sister, Bree’s, wedding. Although his family expects him to stay at the farm, he’s decided to enjoy his vacation in a cabin along the river. After a stressful few months at the firehouse, all he wants is some quiet time to do some fishing, kayaking and sleeping. Sounds like heaven!

Neither one expects to bump into the other at the cabin. When they realize a mistake has been made with their reservations, and they have no choice but to go home or stay in the same cabin, they do what friends do best—hang out together.


Jamie and Brett have always considered themselves off-limits from one another when it came to dating. They are friends first and foremost but, as they spend more time together, neither one can deny what’s happening and neither one knows how to tell the other how they truly feel.

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Kris has no choice but to hire Devon after her current construction crew up and leaves her with a mess.  She has one month to update Serenity Inn to receive wedding guests for an autumn wedding--her friend's wedding.  Devon has no choice but to help out Kris. After all, it was his fault he had recommended this crew.  

An updated blurb will be added soon. Tentative publishing date of May 2023

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