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Here you will find riveting, page-turning Christian fiction that entertains, inspires, and transforms. The kind of fiction you deserve!

Hello, Friend,

I am so happy you stopped by! 🙂 I’m MaryAnn Diorio, a Jersey girl who has loved books and everything related to them ever since I was knee-high. My favorite place is the library, and my favorite store is Staples!

I write stories of healing, hope, and happily-ever-after. Yes, happily-ever-after, because with Jesus, there IS a happily-ever-after!

I trust that as you read my books, you will be entertained, inspired, and maybe even transformed—and eager to read more of my stories.

There is a lot to explore here in my online home. Take your time and enjoy your visit. And before you leave, don’t forget to get your free copy of my popular novella, Surrender to Love, by subscribing to my newsletter at the link below.

Wishing you healing, hope, and happily-ever-after!

MaryAnn 🙂

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A young widow and life coach discovers a second chance at love in enchanting San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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MaryAnn Diorio writes award-winning, Christian fiction from a quaint small town in southern New Jersey where neighbors still stop to chat while walking their dogs, families and friends still gather on wide, wrap-around porches, and the charming downtown still finds kids licking lollipops and old married folks holding hands. A Jersey girl at heart, MaryAnn is a big fan of Jersey diners, Jersey tomatoes, and the Jersey shore.


Latest Releases!

Coming Soon!

The Farmer and Mrs. Lombardi
by MaryAnn Diorio

The Farmer and Mrs. Lombardi is Book 3 in The Wives of Old Cape May Series. Set on a farm in 19th-century Cape May, New Jersey, it is the story of Ornella Lombardi, an Italian immigrant and mother of four children, who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and bears a child with Down syndrome.

Ornella Lombardi,  a 19th-century, middle-aged mother of four, dreams of becoming a professional artist and opening an art gallery in her hometown of Cape May. But her dream is suddenly thwarted when she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. When she bears a child with Down syndrome, she risks giving up her dream altogether. But can impossible hardships and impossible dreams survive side by side? Read this riveting story to find out.

The expected release date for The Farmer and Mrs. Lombardi is August 28, 2024. Stay tuned for information on pre-ordering your copy!




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If you want to read stories that entertain you, inspire you, and perhaps even transform you, you’ve come to the right place. MaryAnn’s award-winning fiction will do all three.

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A beloved, dynamic speaker and writing teacher, MaryAnn offers online speaking events via Zoom to audiences of writers and readers throughout the world.

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If you need someone to hold you accountable to your writing dream, MaryAnn offers private coaching to help you get from where you are in your writing to where you want to be.



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You deserve books that are entertaining, inspirational, and transformational. For a wide selection of riveting fiction, outstanding nonfiction, and delightful children’s books, visit my bookstore at the link below. Save on seasonal sales, huge discounts, and exciting giveaways.

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The Bible is the key to success in life. In His Holy Word, God has given us practical principles for experiencing the abundant life Jesus died to give us. In the Winning with the Word archives, we explore God’s manual for life and learn how to apply it to whatever situation we may face.


IN-PROGRESS – Coming in 2024!

MaryAnn is currently working on Dixie Randolph and the Mystery of Willow Creek, Book 2 in the popular Dixie Randolph series of middle-grade fiction. Lord willing, the book will be released in the summer of 2024.

Story Summary:

When twelve-year-old Dixie Randolph discovers a secret plot to kill her father, she must risk her life to save his.

Twelve-year-old Dixie Randolph deeply loves her adoptive father, a top-level computer engineer entrusted with highly classified, national defense information.

While taking a hike in the woods by Willow Creek with her best friend, Ruby Jo Justice, Dixie overhears a group of men, one of them with a foreign accent, discussing plans to take her father hostage and to demand that he divulge the nation’s secret security information. If he refuses, they will kill him.

Dixie determines to outwit the plotting men and save her father’s life. But will she succeed against a group of evil grown-ups whose goal is to destroy the world?