Diana Stevan’s books cover a number of genres.
THE RUBBER FENCE
This novel is psychological fiction and inspired by the author’s work on a psychiatric ward.
It’s 1972. Women are breaking out, families are breaking down, and men are trying to hold on for the ride.
Dr. Joanna Bereza is a psychiatric intern who wants to have it all: a career, a loving marriage, and a family, but her passion to do what’s right sets her against a system that’s as stuck as the people it treats.
Joanna becomes obsessed with the treatment of two women. One, a mute young mother suspected of trying to kill her baby, and the other, a feisty old woman who’s been through the mill one too many times. Blinded by her obsession, Joanna not only neglects her own husband, but in trying to stop her patients from getting shock treatment, she also puts her career in jeopardy. Further complicating matters is the seductive senior resident who looks more like a hip rock star than an aspiring shrink.
What Reviewers Say
“Stevan did a masterful job showing us the complexities of a society on the verge of tremendous change.” J. P. McLean, author of The Gift series
“Beautifully Written, Complex Characters, Moving Plot” Martha Conway, author of Sugarland.
“The story is compelling. The author draws you in, making you care about both Joanna and her patients. I continued to think about the story after closing the book for the last time. David Burnett, Kindle Book Review
“A powerful read that had the hair on my arms stand to attention. There were shocking moments and emotional ones that yanked on my heartstrings. ” Brenda Perlin, Author of Fractured Vows
“The twistedness and escalation had me wondering how everything would pan out. I was definitely satisfied with the ending.” Olivia Savannah-Roach
A CRY FROM THE DEEP
A Time-Slip Romantic Mystery /Adventure Novel
When Catherine Fitzgerald, an underwater photographer, buys an antique Claddagh ring, she is troubled by nightmares that set her on a path to fulfill a promise of love made centuries before.
As she begins to unravel the mystery of the woman who haunts her dreams, she has to come to grips with her own struggle to find true love. Will it be her ex, psychiatrist Richard Egan, who still loves her, or Daniel Costello, the handsome but unavailable marine archaeologist on the dive team? Or is she destined to be alone?
Set in Provence, Manhattan, and Ireland, A CRY FROM THE DEEP uncovers not only two women’s longings, but also the beauty of the deep, where buried treasures tempt salvagers to break the law.
What Reviewers Say
Catherine is a great character: smart, vulnerable, believable, and good at her job. All things I look for in a heroine. A book I plan to read again. It’s that good. Margaret Conway, Author of A Thieving Forest
In this time slip novel, the author manages to build the tension, sexual and otherwise, very nicely. David Burnett for the Kindle Book Review
It simply had all the elements of a great escape novel. Peggy Morehouse Strack, Author of A Stop In The Park
Gripping and extremely well-written, I fell into this mesmerizing tale with ease. I love how the story moves from one time period to another. Brenda Perlin, Author of Shattered Reality
Stevan has done a masterful job of crafting characters. Her descriptions of Provence, New York and Ireland make you feel like you’re right there with them. J. P. McLean, Author of The Gift series.
THE BLUE NIGHTGOWN
A Coming-Of-Age Novelette set in the 1950s.
When Anna, the landlady of a rooming house, finds a blue nightgown in a tenant’s trash, little does she know it’ll bring out the sexual longings of anyone who comes in contact with it, including her teenage daughter.
What Reviewers Say
A delightful escape back to the fifties. An era where women were second class citizens in many ways. Brenda Perlin, author of Shattered Reality
One of my tests for a good book is that I continue to think about the plot after the story is over. The Blue Nightgown passes this test! David Burnett for Kindle Book Review
Loved this little gem of a book. I was transported back to a time when life was more simple yet complicated at the same time. Maggie May