Diane has always said, “Every story ever told is a family story”, and this is how Diane’s books came to be. Diane’s most recent book “Mary of The Mayflower” was inspired by her numerous ancestors who made the treacherous journey on the Mayflower. One brave, young progenitor, Mary Chilton, was the first woman to set foot on to Plymouth Rock. With attention to detail and extensive research in writing “Mary of The Mayflower”, Diane has gained a deeper appreciation for the hopes and dreams of those courageous Pilgrims and the struggles they endured in creating the initial foundation for the United States of America. Diane hopes that each reader of Mary’s story will likewise be touched and inspired to enhance and protect the cherished freedoms of our beloved America. She is an active life member of the Mayflower Society.
We all know how Pilgrims came across the Atlantic on the Mayflower to find religious freedom in the New World, but we have never experienced the trip like this... I throughly enjoyed reading this fictional account of the historic journey and recommend it to young and old alike.
--Kathleen S. Cross
Great read and very interesting! Great for all ages. True story that dives into what people went through as far as hardships and joys coming over on the Mayflower.
-- Matthew Robertson
I really liked this book. I am not a teenager by a long shot, but I love history. Diane Stone has done a masterful job of explaining the Mayflower journey and the Plymouth venture through the eyes of a real Pilgrim teenager...It is this authentic sense of connection with history, and explanation of so many details, which makes the book excellent. A great book!
... As a credentialed school teacher who minored in history. I was amazed at the new things I learned from reading Mary of the Mayflower.
This well researched/written story takes the reader along with Mary Chilton and her family as they make perilous, consequential decisions and journeys... We have read this book with our children - it is a good read for all ages - an open window to a chapter in the history of America!
-- Jennifer S. McKay
Her first book “A Big Family Reunion with Sarah Lucy” was published after a memorable family reunion, where cousins from all over the country gathered and met for the first time. Adventures and excitement unfold in the magic of wooded forests, rivers and mountains. “. . .only by knowing your family, is it possible to really know yourself.”
Her upcoming book series “Creative Brush Strokes”, will showcase her oil paintings, watercolors, and sketchings. This series will soon to be available in digital format.