Midwest Book Review, October, 2013

Hope Island

Diana G. Hankla

Heart to Heart Publishing

528 Mud Creek Road, Morgantown, KY  42261


9781937008246, $12.99, 136 pp., www.amazon.com

Synopsis:  Delanie Masden was an intelligent, well-educated, beautiful woman, or so people told her. She had a deep founded faith in God.  "Then how..." she asked herself, "How do I keep getting tangled up in relationships with the wrong men?"  Will it take murder for Delanie to find out?  Or, will Hope Island give her that final answer?

Critique:  "Hope Island"is retired school teacher Diana G. Hankla's debut novel and reveals a genuine literary talent as a storyteller able to create memorable characters and involve them in a deftly woven story that engages the reader's immediate attention and holds it firmly throughout.  Of special note is Hankla's attention to historically accurate regional history background details.  Wonderfully entertaining from beginning to end, "Hope Island" will leave its readers looking eagerly toward Hankla's next novel.



 We were able to make a nice donation to Hope Harbor from the proceeds of my first book, "Hope Island".   I am so proud of the reception "Hope Island" has received.  A portion of the profits from each of my books will be dedicated to different groups according to the subject of the book.  This is just a very small way that I can give back to my community and to those who have served our country.


Calendar of Events

March 25, 2017 - Girl's Day Out, Owensboro, KY

April 1, 2017 - Kudos for Kids, Shaker Village

April 25-30, 2017 - National Publicity Summit

May 2-3, 2017 -  Owensboro

October 7, 2017 - Hartford, KY with OSDKY

Diana G. Hankla - Author

"The most important thing a parent can do for a child is to spend time reading with them.  Not only does that teach the child the importance of reading, but it also tells the child that you care enough about them to spend time with them."  Diana G. Hankla 

Great News:

"Under the Silvery Moon" has been announced as the winner of the

Best Book Award for Children's Nonfiction for 2016.  I am so grateful for the opportunities this book has afforded me.  Meeting so many different military families, hearing their stories, and being able to donate books to different schools and military groups, as well as being able to donate to the R.F. Sink Memorial Library at Ft. Campbell, KY has been such a blessing!



A big shout-out to Briarwood Elementary Huskies for their courtesy and the good manners they showed throughout the program there on February 8, 2016.  They were an amazing audience, had some great questions, and made us feel so welcome!  Thanks, Briarwood!


Don't Forget!!!
"Hope Island" is available through
the author, the publisher, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com


"Under the Silvery Moon"

is available through the author,

the publisher, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com