A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN
STORY OF A LIFE RENEWED
TWENTY-EIGHT SNOW ANGELS NAMED NATIONAL BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDS RUNNER UP!
Watch for the release of Dettmann's latest novel, Yasu's Quest A Tale of Triumph, summer 2016.
Diane Dettmann’s memoir, Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow’s Story of Love, Loss and Renewal, invites the reader into her personal experience of grief, as she faces life alone, after the sudden death of her 54 year old husband. With honesty, Dettmann reveals her daily struggles and the realities of grief. Readers feel her pain and at the same time rejoice in her commitment to succeed. Her story inspires hope as the reader discovers that they can build a meaningful life—alone or with someone new—after a devastating loss.
Endorsed by Marty Tousley, nationally certified bereavement counselor with "Hospice of the Valley" in Phoenix, AZ and by Dr. Gloria Horsley, founder of the "Open to Hope" foundation in Palo, Alto, CA.
"I'm grateful Diane had the courage to share her personal story so honestly, widows will gain from her experience." Marty Tousley, nationally certified Bereavement Counselor, "Hospice of the Valley" Phoenix, AZ.
"In this well written memoir, Diane tells of her emotional journey in touching detail."
-Mary Ann Grossmann, St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Diane’s emotions and feelings can be easily identified by anyone who lost their spouse, myself included. She validates those of us still on that journey of grief, allowing us to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We must have faith and hope as we build a new future for ourselves and enjoy life once again."-Dominic Murgido founder of SudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group
“Writer Diane Dettmann makes small events, like the sale of a beloved piano, become as momentous as the sale of a national
treasure. In the process, she rediscovers faith, community and love.”
–Susan Parker, author of Walking in the Deep End
“In Twenty-Eight Snow Angels, writer Diane Dettmann gives us a poignant account of a life badly rent and ultimately revitalized in a way we can all take to heart.”
–Peggy Lang, award-winning ghostwriter "
“The reader is drawn in and captivated by Diane’s vivid account of her grief after the death of her loving husband . . . a powerful story of love, grief, hope and faith all can learn from.”
–Mary Jacks, M.S. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
One widow wrote, "A great read, it'll make you laugh, cry and learn to live life all over again."
Recently listed in "American Widow Project" online bookstore.