Tuesday, May 05, 2009

No awards for second best…

Second best to your best friend...
Second best to your brothers...
First in no one's life...


No awards for second best…

A student at Georgia Tech, Sarah Martin is bold, intelligent, and appears destined for a career in biochemistry. But her poor self-image has been masked by behavior unbecoming to a young lady brought up in an affluent Southern family. Estranged from her father, envious of her best friend’s perfect life, Sarah feels inadequate and unable to measure up to expectations.

When a friendship suddenly turns romantic, Sarah questions herself even more. A future NFL receiver, Matt’s joyful spirit and social status appear beyond her reach. Yet beneath his eager smile and playboy antics lies a young man hiding in shadows and desperate to trust again.

Faced with challenges, they must help each other come to terms with past disappointments before insecurities and doubt threaten to sabotage their future.

Release date: May 5, 2009, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
$20.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 360 pages, Fiction/YA
ISBN 978-0-9816210-1-2 / 0-9816210-1-5

"Sarah: Circle of Friends Book II is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing and moving books I have ever read. Wolfe has written the impossible: a story of real people facing life’s real issues and she does this with style, grace and aplomb. Anyone who has suffered from poor self-image and low self esteem needs to read this book. It will not only restore your faith in yourself but your faith in others." - Jamieson Wolf, The Book Pedler Reviews

“An enjoyable, well-crafted read, The Circle Of Friends, Book II will enlighten many a reader to the joys and pains of contemporary youth. A recommended, rewarding literary treat.”
- Linda Waterson, Apex Reviews

“I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. It was the first I had ever read by L. Diane Wolfe and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only is the story line very realistic it is very inspirational. It shows both the joys and the many pains of young adults in today's society trying to fit in but still be true to themselves.” – Katie’s Book Blog

Described as “encouragement personified”, Wolfe’s five-book Southern-based series portrays love and friendship overcoming all obstacles. Known as “Spunk On A Stick” to her fans, Wolfe is also a professional speaker. Originally from Oregon, she now resides in North Carolina. “With a positive attitude, any goal can be achieved!” The Circle of Friends

Book II online:
Barnes & Noble

And congratulations to Bryan of the Chicago area! He is the winner of the free book giveaway!


  1. Hello Diane!

    Congrats on the release of book two!

    Your series of books is so important for the tough times we're all going through and the message of hope that is sprinkled through out your words is amazing.

    I hope you're doing something to celebrate today!


  2. YIPPEE! It's release day! Congratulations. Best wishes for another success!


  3. Congratualtions! The book sounds wonderful and what great reviews. Wishing you continued success.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  4. Congrats!! This book sounds wonderful- hope you celebrate!

  5. It's true it seems our culture gives no awards for second best, but in the book award arena, runners-up can certainly get lots of publicity!

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