What Readers Are Saying
These are some of the best letters
that I have received! Some are short and sweet, others are longer, but just as sweet. ~Diane
...I just wanted to share with you that [a friend] turned me on to your web site and your books. I am just finishing
the fourth one and I can't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed them all. I also have always been interested in the Civil
War and I'm delighted to read fiction that is so full of facts. I will be following you on your website and purchasing anything
else you write. I have become a true fan.
I found the history of the book [LILA'S VOW] very
interesting...I know nothing of U.S. history [Sabina is from Canada] and most of the 'historical' romances I've ever
read were the Gothic ones. LOL
This book was great..you REALLY threw me off towards the end...I
was NOT expecting the [spoiler removed] at all, and I went from 'reading' a book to all of a sudden 'devouring'
a book. LOL
I loved that...was such a nice change from the standard , met,
fall in love and then live happily ever after!!
Many thanks for giving me the chance to read this, [Sabina won LILA'S VOW in my contest.] it
was such a great read (And I hope to buy the one about Dave and Jen LOL)
sabina edwards :)
[I added the text in brackets. Thanks for the letter,
"...I really enjoyed it [Adam's Treasure]. I started it but
couldn't put it down until I finished it. It was better than Nora Roberts. It only took me a day + half to read it..."
(This note was from my friend, Christine's grandma. Aren't grandma's the best? ~Diane)
"...I could read your words
forever, I just love your writing style/voice..."
Just wanted to let you know I read your last book Adam's Treasure.
It was wonderful!! I read it in 2 days. Hope you will are working on another. Take care and keep cool."
Carol Williams (via Facebook)
Ms. Wylie, Ms. Carrington (Vintage Romance Publisher),
"...I have to say that LILA'S VOW was an absolute FABULOUS
JOY to read. It's stories like these that have me returning time and time again for historical romances. Ms. Wylie,
you have a great gift for writing, and I look forward to reading more of your stories..."
I don't know if you will read this or not, but I just want
to tell you I love your book! I am currently reading Secrets and Sacrifices and it is wonderful! I'm 20 years old and it's
my goal to become an author. I also want to write civil war romances! I am in the middle of writing one right now and
I'm hoping to finish it this summer! It's nice to find an author who writes love stories from the civil war!
[I sure did read Cassie email, just as I read all my emails. I really appreciated the
time she took to write. She is a lovely young lady and I hope she will keep in touch to let me know about her dream of becoming
an author. ~Diane]
I bought and read Secrets and Sacrifices a month or two ago.
You are amazing!! It really swept me into the story.
Received the book Saturday and finished “My Enemy,
My Love” last night [Wednesday]. Such a tease with Jack and Lila….now I will have to wait to hear their
story. Caught me off guard with ________ [spoiler removed]. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait for
the next one.
[Note: "My Enemy, My Love" has been reprinted by Vintage
Romance and is available once more as "Jenny's Passion." I hope you like it as much as Amanda did. ~Diane]
I wanted to let you know that I read this book [MY ENEMY,
MY LOVE] in one day. I couldn't put it down! When I was reading Jenny and David's story, I thought this would
make a wonderful movie with Reese Witherspoon as the strong and beautiful Southern belle and Jake Gyllenhaal as David. I wish
the networks would make more historic romances made for tv or the big screen.
Thanks again for a wonderful book and keep up the wonderful
I met you a few weeks ago at Steppingstone
and bought your book. I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it! I can't wait to find
and read your other books as well! I think I remember you telling me that I could find them at the bookstore on Washington
Congratulations on a job well done!
Well, thanks a lot, Diane. I am losing sleep again because
of you . . . or more accurately because of Daniel and Charlie [Secrets and Sacrifices]! I think I like this one even
more than the first one [My Enemy, My Love], and I loved the first one.
So, thanks a lot!
Anchor and Storm by Kate Poole; www.ellorascave.com
Links to reviews: www.joyfullyreviewed.com
Good Morning Diane. Just wanted to thank you so much
for the wonderful book. After reading your first book [My Enemy, My Love] I couldn't wait to read this one [Secrets
and Sacrifices]. It was absolutely wonderful! I told Elaine this morning that I only had one bad thing to say about it and
that's that it had an ending. I didn't want it to end! What a wonderful story.
Not only did I enjoy the story itself but it really sparked my enthusiasm to learn more about the civil
war. Is the prison in Delaware real? Is it still there? I find myself wanting to jump in the car and start visiting these
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I think you are a tremendous writer. I enjoyed both books
so much that I can't wait until you have another one. The book itself will always be special to me. I'm going to tell everyone
that I know to buy it!
Please drop me an e-mail when your newest book Secrets
and Sacrifices is released. I met you at the civil war skirmish at Stepping Stones Museum in Port Deposit, I believe
it was in May, 2005, and purchased My Enemy, My Love. I've read it several times. I was impressed
at how fast it moved. Most books, for example, take up 10 pages to describe a room but your book moved at every turn
of the page.
Being a reenactor, civil war era romances are my favorite
and good ones are hard to find. Thanks for writing them.
Readers out there, you gotta read Diane Wylie's MY ENEMY, MY
LOVE. It's one of the best historical romances I have ever read. And her Civil War-based story in the LOVE Anthology is wonderful.
I don't read a lot of historical romances, but Diane's really captured me.
...I consider its skillful and moving writing to
be on a par with Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain...
LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
I don't do reviews, and usually don't post my feelings on books
because I read so many. I do share when I find a book that pulls me into another world, and I get lost in the story.
Diane mentioned her book the other day on this list. I had
already purchased, read it, and put it into my "A" (Always) files. The books that I save in this file are books that I know
I'll want to reread, and will never tire of the characters or plot. I just read this book for the second time, and was overwhelmed
with the emotions it once again stirred in me.
My Enemy, My Love is her first published book. WOW! This is
an incredible book for her first, and I can't wait to read more of her work. Diane pulls you into the story, and makes
you immediately care for the characters. I felt as if I was right there on the battlefields, and in the slave quarters
with David and Jenny. I was sad when this book ended. I wanted to be a voyeur and watch David and Jenny as they moved forward
with their relationship. I canšt imagine the adjustments that Jenny would have to face...
The reader hates to leave the family of characters when an
author brings them to life like Diane did in My Enemy, My Love. What can I say? I WANT MORE!!!
Deborah A. Hymon
I just finished "My Enemy, My
Love," last night. I never make comments on a book but since I feel I know you through Ed, I thought I would let you know
how much I enjoyed reading your first novel.
Each evening I couldn't wait to get back to Jenny and David to find out
what was happening with them. I felt like I was right there with them in battle and emotional turmoil. "My Enemy, My Love"
held me captive in their struggles and romance. I don't read many romance novels but the historical background and suspense
kept me very interested.
Congratulations on a wonderful first novel. I look forward to reading your next book.
I just finished your book last night! I couldn't
put it down, and when I had to, I couldn't wait to pick it back up. You have a wonderful talent, and your book, well....It
was one of the best books I've ever read. You see I love romance books...
You are a fantastic writer, and I can't thank you
enough for writing this book. I can see it on the Best Sellers List, for that is where it belongs.
I look forward to more books from you, for I'll
be right there ready to buy one.
Much luck to you Diane!
I finished your book and wanted to drop you a line to say how
much I enjoyed it. I think you've got a career here, babe!
Like you, I love anything about the Civil War, but I think
you have an especially nice touch with dialogue and I like how you tie up all the loose ends, everything the characters do
...WATCH OUT NORA ROBERTS! When you're a famous author I want
to be invited to the fancy launch parties...
I finally found some time over the long 4th of July weekend
to pick up your novel. Picking it up was easy...putting it down was impossible! It was wonderful! You really make us know
and care about the characters from beginning to end. I haven't read a romance novel since I started with DuPont in the steno
pool 30 years ago, but I think you've brought me back to them.
Can't wait to read your next novel! I'm very impressed.
Your book, MY ENEMY, MY LOVE, is set in one of my
favorite time periods in history. Since I was named for my Great-Great Grandmother who lived during the Civil War, I have
always had an interest in reading books set in this time period. I know many of my first historicals were Civil War books,
and I want to thank you for writing a book about this time in history. Your characters of Jenny and David are so endearing,
and their story in one that will stay in my heart and thoughts.