Deep in the Heart of Me. The adventures of a farm boy in the post-depression Midwest. Tonio is the beloved first son of a proud Irish/Italian family. He is tradition and land, pride and heart. Tonio falls in love with the new sheriff’s lovely daughter, Sobe Bell. All is not as it seems with the sheriff. He and Sobe come from a dark past that threatens the peaceful existence of Tonio’s world. And Tonio, by nature a hero, will go the distance to protect his true love. He will lay it all down…for her. Deep in the Heart of Me is a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant romantic story filled with adventure. It will stay with you!
Tonio Clannan, beloved first son, age 2 (1923).
The beautiful Sobe Bell, age 3.
Tonio’s Maman (center) and her sisters on her wedding day to Tonio’s father.
Review Summary: (4-27-17)
It currently has 25 reviews.
24 – 5 STAR
1 – 4 STAR
—Few people can tell a story like Diane. The way she describes people, places, dialogue, and events, is nothing short of transcendent.
— Diane Munier is one of the most gifted writers I have ever encountered. Her first-person narratives are fascinating…
— This author’s writing is so very rich. Lots of details that really demonstrate a level of research that is often not present in love stories.
— Again I am mesmerized by this author and another awesome story. Great twists and turns…
About the Author
Diane Munier broke into writing as a feature writer for a local newspaper. She spent the majority of her working life as a marriage and family counselor. She was born in Chicago, but grew up in a four-family-flat in the city of St. Louis. She has lived rurally for most of her adult life with her husband on their beloved flat land in a small, fascinating farming community. This locale and a large, active family fuel her writing.
Word count: 145,571
Genre: Literary fiction, Historical Romance