A Diary’s House is about adventure, lost love, and the hope that dreams, even those in the final years of life, can at last prevail. It is of a young boy’s attempt to become a man, the once-lost secrets of a diary, a sweeping romance which transcends time and place. It is more than a boy’s journey into manhood, but the mysteries of so many lives unknowingly intertwined, now brought together in a climatic ending; all from the engrossing world embedded in a forgotten diary; a diary of a woman.
I am a writer; first and foremost. Anyone who reads my works will instantly know this. I have found no greater joy on this earth than to be close to God and nature; exploring the serenity of landscapes, waterfalls, epic mountains, meadows and grasslands. To sit on those spots of earth and write to where my imagination will take me yields a tremendous amount of peace and serenity.. To create characters with true and genuine emotions, feel their heartbeat thru every word I write; their trails, their hopes and ambitions; to breathe life into their eyes and see their soul become one with me and the reader is absolutely amazing. I simply love to create on that venue and canvas; to affect change in the lives of others. It is my hope, when someone picks up my stories and reads the full weight of them, that somehow I have affected change in their lives, brought them to places they could never have imagined before, and moved them to believe in humanity again – to go out into the world and create ‘goodwill towards all’.
The Diary’s House is C David Murphy’s first digitally published novel. He is also the author of two Shakespearean-style genre plays In the Years of the Ages and Hildengrass. He is currently finalizing his next novel, When Tomorrow Never Comes and The Chronicles of Good and Evil – Dracula’s Lair / The Darkest Tower, both due out later this year. Also, the sequel to A Diary’s House is in the works – The Long Journey Home due out the first part of 2013.
This book is based in late 19th century North Carolina and is filled with symbolism and imagery that reminded me slightly of the writing style in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Although far outside the normal genre I read, C.David Murphy had no trouble holding my attention with well developed characters, a complex plot and he even threw in some mysticism and ghosts. I have long been a researcher of the Trail of Tears and the history of Native Americans ( I own a very large painting of Geronimo). The story behind the Diary drew me in, the diary’s young owner wrote such an interesting tale of star crossed lovers, pretty much the age old story. Landon’s journey to find riches puts him in the possession of the diary and it’s more than just a coincidence. It’s much closer to him that he even realized and it could play a part in his future. The two parts of the book are so intertwined that I can’t quite write more, otherwise I could start giving away vital parts of the story. If you are a history buff, or even just a romance buff this book has a bit for everyone. Even this die-hard paranormal fan found herself wrapped up in it.
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