5-Star Book Review of Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal

5-Star Book Review of Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal

No matter how much time goes by, it’s always a thrill to check Amazon and see a new book review posted. Many thanks to reader Frances:

Water Signs is a remarkable love story that engaged me from the first page. It is filled with passion, faith, sacrifice and courage, and many life lessons which many of us can relate to. I found it very hard to put down as my anticipation of the outcome for the main characters grew with each page that I turned. I could visualize each person and event perfectly. Beautifully written and very captivating, and definitely one of my favorite novels to date….Frances

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A Reader’s Impressions of Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal

A Reader’s Impressions of Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal

Received this wonderful feedback via email yesterday from a reader after returning from my interview with John Ricciutti of Radnor Studio 21.  No matter how many times someone reaches out with positive things to say about Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal, I still get the same feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment. Once upon a time, publishing a novel seemed like an unattainable dream. Then the internet and advanced technology came along and made it all possible. I’m grateful for the many doors this novel has opened for me, including becoming the co-founder of Writestream Publishing and Writestream Radio Network. Thank you to all who have supported me in my endeavors!

9780996653176I bought your book (Water Signs) and I am half way done. I cannot  believe all of the similarities to my life in Pennsylvania.

-I previously worked in Wayne, PA on Swedesboro Road and Devon
Park Drive.
-I used to rent houses in Sea Isle City and my kids go down to
Ocean City every year with their families.
-My husband used to work at the Power Plant in Eddystone for
PECO/Exelon.
-My sister’s name is Monica and I call her Moni.
-Two of my sons live in Media – one on one side of Linvilla
Orchards and the other on the other side.
-We are still Phillies and Eagle fans.
-I bowled at the Showboat Casino many moons ago.
-I love Wawa and wish they had them here in Arizona. If you live  near a Wawa you are going there at least once a day.
-Three of my kids graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School.

The lists just goes on and on. I can’t wait to finish the book. You are a wonderful author. You keep me wanting more!

If you would like to read the ‪#‎secondedition‬ of ‪#‎WaterSigns‬, it is available on Amazon.com in Amazon Kindle and paperback. Email me with your thoughts at dariaanne@writestreampublishing.com. And don’t forget to post a review. 😉

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Book Trailer for Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal

Book Trailer for Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal

Posted on our Writestream Media Channel on YouTube.

Her descriptions draw you in, creating, as a good book should, a movie in your mind. The underlying themes of family and, most importantly, love, make this a compelling story. Daria is an amazing writer and her use of music to set the time and tone really gave me the sense of being there watching these events unfold.

–Author and Poet Kender MacGowen

Daria is in love with romance and thank God for it! She writes her tale of love, life’s struggles, and dreams. To read such a wonderful novel in today s world of cynics, it is truly a breath of fresh air. This story is a refreshing theme in our present society. It reminds me of those great films of the 1930s with Ronald Coleman and Greer Garson or even Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. We need more romance in all our lives and Daria seems to live this in her writings! If this is her very first book, she will have a wonderful career as a writer promoting good old American values that made this country great. When men were real men with honor and courage and their women were strong, and they inspired their men to greatness. — Filmmaker Jack Marino

To begin, the heroine, Madeline Rose, is an engaging character. She deals with the same issues most real women deal with at some point or other during the course of an average American, middle class, family oriented, and traditional life. I myself, though from a blue-collar background rather than an upper middle class family like Maddy s, have been exposed to many of the same situations portrayed in the novel, albeit second hand, through the eyes of my sister, who dealt with the same sort of dating woes as Maddy, before she married in 1990. These issues, (being stood up by selfish men, insecurity on the dating scene, and worries about weight and self esteem) are portrayed in a realistic manner by DiGiovanni. The Rose family reminds me of my own; the novel is set in Southeastern ennsylvania, near my neck of the WaterSignswoods, as well as the Jersey Shore, Philly, and Florida. I loved reading about the family dynamic similar to mine, with Italian food, sisters who share bedrooms, parents who love and protect their children, (sometimes a little too much), and aunts who love to gamble in Atlantic City. Madeline s Down Syndrome brother and her battle with anxiety were additional themes that spoke to me. I imagine thousands of other women will relate to Maddy in some way or other; her story is of the American girl next door, only deeper. Cliques, cattiness and backstabbing women are not to be found in Maddy s world. What we find are love, laughter, family, hard work, professionalism, beautiful clothes, and pop music. The hero, Ken, Maddy s true love, comes across as very down to earth, and a bit insecure about his blue-collar roots and upbringing in a Jersey Shore town. The couple s sweet beginning turns sour after a series of misunderstandings, missed chances, and over-thinking of average situations. Initially, I was sad. I wanted Maddy and Ken to get married within two years of their initial meeting, have a family, and live happily ever after. But…this was not to be, and that s what makes the story. The separate courses these individuals take, their experiences, (good and bad), and the relationships they nurture with their own families and new friends along the way, make for an exciting ending to this charming novel. Ken and Maddy spend long years living separate lives, making their own choices, building careers, and yearning for each other throughout; the happy ending is worth waiting for.

–Author Daniella Bova

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