Surrender to Love by MaryAnn Diorio


About the Book

When young widow and life coach, Dr. Teresa Lopez Gonzalez, travels to Puerto Rico to coach Pilar Sanchez, 13-year-old granddaughter of Teresa’s mother’s best childhood friend, Teresa comes face to face with her own unwillingness to surrender to the Lord’s will for her life. In the process, she learns that only by losing her life will she truly find it.

Book Excerpt

Dr. Teresa Lopez Gonzalez screamed, stumbled, and stifled a sob with her fist.

“No! It’s not true!” She gasped for air as the tragic news sucked the life out of her. “You’re talking about the wrong person. It can’t be my husband. Roberto is at work.”

Trembling, she grabbed the edge of the kitchen counter to keep from falling.

This couldn’t be happening to her. Surely it was all a dream. A bad dream. She would awaken soon to discover all was well.

The police officer lowered his head then lifted it again. Compassion filled his glistening eyes. “Ma’am. I’m sorry. So very sorry.” He reached into his belt pouch. “We found this in your husband’s shirt pocket.”

Teresa’s stomach clenched.

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About the Author

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio writes compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She earned her PhD in French from the University of Kansas and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She is a diplomate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and has won numerous writing awards. A widely published author, Dr. Diorio has taught writing at Rowan University and Regent University. MaryAnn and her husband are blessed with two daughters, a son-in-law, and five rambunctious grandchildren. When not writing, MaryAnn enjoys painting, reading, and composing silly songs for her grandchildren. You may reach MaryAnn at her website.

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