Dr. MaryAnn Diorio was born with a pen in her hand. She has been writing since her teen years when a poem she wrote, entitled “The Beauty of Stars,” won an award in a national poetry contest.
Dr. MaryAnn, as she is affectionately called, loves children, dogs, and chocolate. Writing is her passion, and writing fiction, in particular. Her stories deal with the deepest issues of the human heart. She weaves tales in her home writing studio and has been seen writing at Starbuck’s, Panera’s, and in her local Barnes & Noble café. She never leaves town without her laptop, a notebook, and a pen.
MaryAnn resides in New Jersey with her husband Dom, a retired physician. They are blessed with two wonderful daughters, a fantastic son-in-law, and five precious grandchildren.
In her spare time, Dr. MaryAnn loves to read, to paint, and to spend time with her family. She is also an avid tread-miller, aka one who walks on a treadmill for exercise.
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Novels by MaryAnn Diorio
The Madonna of Pisano
(The Italian Chronicles #1)
by MaryAnn Diorio
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A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .
A horrifying encounter drags soon-to-be-married Maria Landro into the shocking world of religious corruption and an unrelenting village code of honor that threatens to rob her of everything she holds dear. Shunned by the very people who should have embraced her, she withdraws into the confines of Bella Terra, her family's farm, and remains there for several years... until she is forced to leave to ensure the formal education of her son.
In a desperate attempt to protect her child from vicious tongues and malicious hate-mongers and her family farm from bankruptcy, she determines to seek vengeance against the one who ruined her life. But when Luca Tonetta enters her life, she learns a powerful lesson about forgiveness and grace.