Lori DiAnni

sweet and timeless romance


Romance Author

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Dancing in the Grass, Book 1

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Bree and Lucas find love when they least expect it. This is a second-chance friends to lovers sweet contemporary romance set in the fictional town of Misty River, Maine.

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. Will their Christmas wishes come true?  This is a second chance romance with a little secret. This is a second chance sweet contemporary romance and is Book 2 in the Misty River series. 

Available early December 2021

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Hi! I'm Lori and I'm a writer of contemporary small town romance. My brand is sweet with themes of friendship, family and love of community.  Currently, I'm writing a four (maybe 5) 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'.  Dancing in the Grass, Book One was published in June, 2021. I am now a Published Author!!  It took me more than 20 years to get here!  


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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My First Book is Published!

My first book of the Misty River Romance series, DANCING IN THE GRASSset in the fictional town of Misty River, Maine, was released on June 21st, 2021. It's a dream come true after twenty plus years!

 Head to Amazon and check it out!

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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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