Sunday, December 15, 2013


In the words of our friend, Colleen Coble ( " ...our beloved Diann Hunt went to be with the Lord at 5:03 PM November 29. She is finally HEALED of the ovarian cancer that took her life on the earth, but she is truly living like never before in heaven. How she loved to laugh! And I know that wonderful laugh and zest for life will draw people to her in heaven the same way she drew us here on earth. God created one of a kind when He made Diann. We will miss her more than we can possibly say, and we are so grieved for her husband, kids and grandkids. She was an awesome friend and encourager to so many."

I personally knew Diann for over seven years. I loved her writing. And as she faced her long battle with cancer, she was more of an encourager for those who knew her than we were for her. I prayed for her for almost every day for most of those years. If I ever have to go through a battle like that, I hope I will face with the grace and dependence on God that she had.

A way to honor her and bless her family would be for readers to continue to buy her wonderful books. Here is a list of most of them:

Be Sweet ~ Same mom. Same dad. Completely different lives. Who's to say which sister has it sweeter?
Bittersweet Surrender ~ Carly spends her days at a spa (okay, so she owns the place), she’s dating a hunk, and she’s surrounded by chocolate. She’s living the dream . . . or is she?

For Better or Worse ~ She's a wedding coordinator. He's a divorce attorney. She begins marriages. He ends them. How could these two possibly find common ground?

This book is being made into a Hallmark movie that will release in July. Be sure to look for it.

Hopefu Heartsl ~ 2 delightful romances. Abigail O’Connor is determined to discover who left her as an infant on her adoptive parents’ doorstep—and why. Adelaide Sanborn longs for an adventurous life at sea, but society’s conventions prevent seafaring ventures for “respectable” women.

Love Letters in the Sand ~ Though the tide of World War II washed away her happily-ever-after dreams, years later, Eva Hilton dares to consider another chance at love.

Hot Flashes and Cold Cream ~ An eccentric best friend, a leaky Chihuahua, a teenager in trouble, and a workaholic husband with a gorgeous new colleague. Those are the ingredients for Diann Hunt's wise and funny story about growing...well, older...with grace.
RV There Yet? ~ Life's a journey. Midlife's an adventure. But two weeks in a RV with the hot-flash sisters could drive anyone over the hill.

Hot Tropics and Cold Feet ~ When the going gets tough, the tough hit the beach. After years of being single, Lily's about to head down the aisle again. But just as she's about to take the plunge, she gets cold feet--ice cold. 
Prayers & Pawprints ~ When two very special dogs descend on Acorn Hill, Alice wonders, could a dog be an answer to prayer?

We Have This Moment ~ When one of the inn’s guests reunites with a long-lost beau, the former high school sweethearts get a second chance at love. But will their families accept their rekindled romance?

Smitten ~ Welcome to Smitten, Vermont. With the help of four friends, it’s about to become the most romantic town in America.
Smitten Shelby You've Got A Friend ~ When a group of friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country’s premier romantic getaway, Shelby finds her own true love along the way.

Knit One, Love Two ~ Winter, spring, summer, and fall, Smitten is a place for love  . . . and mystery. But will knit-store owner Anna ever find patience for either?

Secretly Smitten ~ Summer, fall, winter, spring—Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love . . . and mystery!

Smitten Book Club ~ The century-old Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship is no ordinary book club choice. But for the little book club in Smitten, Vermont, it might be their best pick yet!

Delight Yourself in the Lord, Even on Bad Hair Days ~ Using the great and small “bad hair days” of life, the authors deliver reminders that the first step toward triumph is joy in the Lord. Whether single or married, career girl or stay-at-home mom, today's Christian woman is faced with daily obstacles. Delight Yourself in the Lord…...Even on Bad Hair Days is a devotional filled with upbeat reminders about infusing hope and joy in the Lord as the first step toward conquering life's problems and chasing down the desires of your heart. Through 100 funny and thought-provoking devotions, the authors remind women to go back to the basics with God. And they even share a few private “bad hair confessions” along the way!

Actually, I'm using this devotional book in my private devotions right now. I highly recommend it.

A number of fellow authors are also having posts today to honor Diann on either their blogs or on Facebook. Please check them out to find out more about this wonderful woman. Here is a partial list of them:


Anonymous said...

would love to win. Angela from Ky

Southern-fried Fiction said...

Thanks, Lena, for putting together this Diann Hunt Sunday. To me, Di was a modern day Apostle Paul ~ an example to follow. We'll miss her so much!

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for the list. I will remember as I read.

Unknown said...

Than you for the list. I would really live to read For Better or Worse. Diann was such a talented lady!