Book Feature: Linda Diane Wattley’s A LOVE STORY TO REMEMBER, plus Q&A!

Hi, readers! We have a real treat in store for you today, a new release by Linda Diane Wattley, a talented and inspiring author! 
Congratulations on your book! We wish you lots of success with it. :) 

Let's check out the details, shall we?

Here is the book blurb for A Love Story to Remember.

A Love Story to Remember reveals the intrinsic realities of our need to love and be loved.  There is something about hearing the words, ‘I love you’ that enriches our lives even though its meaning is endless. Leona Tillard, a soldier of the United States Army, woke up one day drowning in the sea of love. 'I love you' ruled her life.

She knows God loves her, but she does not know who He has chosen for her to love. Sometimes God speaks through others to reveal answers we seek. Are you chosen to reveal her true love?
Genre:  Military Romance, Inspirational Romance


Sounds like an intriguing read here!  

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Here is an an excerpt...

“I can’t take any more chances. I don’t want to feel anymore. Don’t you understand? I’m cursed. Stay away from me,” I cried as I ran down the trail into the darkness.
“Leona. Where are you? This isn’t funny, you’re scaring me.”
Tony finally caught up with me. When he did, I placed my arms around his neck and kissed him.
“Whoa, Leona!”
Seeing Tony calm down from my touch reminded me how powerful touch can be.  
“I love you, Tony.”
“You don’t have to say that.”
“Yes, I do.”
When we got back to the house, Tony turned off the car and got in a comfortable position and tilted the steering wheel. He looked like a different person than the young man who came to pick me up. I wondered if I looked different as well.
“You’re beautiful, Leona. I just wish you would see it. Let me make you feel good.”
“I don’t think I’m ready for sex yet.”
“That’s not what I’m talking about. I want to touch your heart and mind first, and then your body. I want you to feel me every time you breathe. I want my presence in your life to be the source of your strength, faith, hope, love and certainty. I want your heart and everything in it.”
“You sound like God, you know?” I smiled.
He laughed.
“How did we get on this subject, Leona?”
“You started it,” I said as I laid my head on his shoulder.
Tony and I found each other again. This time it seemed like we had God with us. Talking about God so freely reminded me of the freedom I shared with my first crush, Andrew.
Tony and I spent a lot of time together. He became my healer. I was ready to rejoin my life in the Army. I had one week left before I was due to arrive at Fort Sill, and I wanted to take Tony with me. Even though I was enjoying him, I couldn’t wait to get back into my life as a soldier.
The day I was set to leave, Tony came over and had dinner with us. My mom made the best roast, but it wasn’t enough to kill the sadness hanging over the room. Tony wasn’t himself, and his silence was beginning to make us uncomfortable, so I took him by the hand and pulled him outside to the porch.
“What’s the matter?”
“Nothing, I do have quiet moments, you know,” Tony answered defensively.
“Talk to me, Tony.”
Tony turned away from me and began walking toward his car.
“Sorry, Leona, I got to go. Have a safe trip.”
“Just like that, you’re walking out on me!  Why?  Be man enough to tell me why!” I yelled as I walked toward his car.
“I will never have you, Leona,” he said mournfully.
I shook my head in confusion. “What are you talking about?”
 “Did you know you talk in your sleep?  I thought it was no big deal at first. But then one night, no two nights, you cuddled up with me on the couch and called me Doug!  Leona, I can’t compete with a ghost!”
I let out a sigh. “Don’t do this, Tony. My parents are waiting for us. Can we talk about this later?”
Tony shut the car door and walked back up on the porch.
“I would like us to at least make it through dinner,” I said.
After dinner, my dad and Tony watched a football game while Mom and I cleared the table and washed dishes. When we finished washing dishes, Tony and I decided to go out for a while alone. As soon as we got in the car, we both apologized to each other at the same time.
“No, wait; let me say this before we go any farther. I may have said Doug’s name in my sleep, but it doesn’t mean I don’t have room in my heart for you. I was traumatized, Tony. Sudden death is no joke.”
“I know. I guess I was a little jealous.”
“I have a surprise for you. At least, I hope it is a surprise. I wanted our last night together to be special.”
We rode in silence, listening to one of Tony’s jazz list of music. We pulled up in front of a hotel and Tony parked the car, got out, and came over to my side to help me out. With his hand in mine, we walked into the hotel. We didn’t have to check in because he already had the key to our room. I didn’t know how I felt about this. All I knew was he and I were about to be alone. When he opened the door, the candlelight and roses all over the room overwhelmed me. There were rose petals strewn all over the bed. Before I could say anything, Tony picked me up and threw me in the middle of the fragrant pile.

What people are saying about A Love Story to Remember...

"This book shows us how previous generations can affect later ones. Family issues, trauma, abuse, and mental health can affect us all. Overcoming our past is a part of the human struggle. Very engaging read."
— Earl Hall Studio, Amazon

"A Love Story to Remember by Linda Diane Wattley is a fictional love story about life, the need for love, redemption, and personal internal survival. The author draws from her own experiences as a veteran in the United States Army. Even in this fictional account, Linda demonstrates the inner strength to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and find a path to recovery. 

I encourage you to read all of Linda’s books and engage with her through her online television show, ‘The Truth Will Set You Free’ by TLBTV. This platform and the Liberty Beacon Project has proven to be a powerful beacon of light. Linda is available for speaking engagements, book signings and interviews. 

I endorse this book and all of Linda’s endeavors to help PTSD survivors."
— Theodocia McLean, Book Marketing Global Network

Wow, fantastic!

Let's chat with the author for a bit...

Linda, it's wonderful to have you here on Writing in the Modern Age again! Glad you could stop by!

Can you tell us a little bit about your book? When did it come out and where can we get it?

A Love Story to Remember is indeed a book you will never forget because this is a love story about reality in understanding life and love. The main character, Leona Tillard is loved so deeply by men who look beyond the imperfections of her past. In reading this book, you will also get a soulful look at how men love and care about their families.  

This book came out in August and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and my publisher.



A lot of readers love origin stories. What inspired you to write your book? Furthermore, how did you get into writing inspirational tales?

I was inspired to write A Love Story to Remember based on my life’s experience and what I see young females experiencing today. When you begin your life with great difficulty in understanding healthy love and relationships, you struggle in the acceptance of receiving a genuine love from a man that could really love you. Leona Tillard, the main character joined the United States Army and began to learn that she was worthy of love. The loves she experiences will make anybody question whether they can embrace pure and unconditional love after being raised in a dysfunctional environment. The love of a man is powerful!

True! Isn't it fascinating where the muse takes us? ;)


Let's try something else.


What do you feel sets A Love Story to Remember apart from other books in the genre?

What sets this book apart from other books is the unfolding of soulful and heartfelt realities that comes to surface as love finds its way into life. The writing style lets readers know we have never been alone in this world and that there is a mate here for us that we can love and strengthen while being loved and strengthened. It also deals with loving someone with PTSD, a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse. And, you learn the heart of a drug addict.

All right. 


One other thing...

I'm sure readers are curious about your next project. Can you tell us what you've got cooking up now, or is that a secret?

Right now, my focus is on A Love Story to Remember because writing it was a labor of love for humanity and I want the world to know it exists. It takes great time and sacrifice to promote books today and I am up for the task. The only project I may engage is a blog to interact with readers while and after reading this book of love revelations.


Thanks for visiting and letting us know all about your inspirational military romance, Linda! Love the premise!


It sounds like quite a read! :)

Get your copy of this book today, readers!

About the Author: 

LINDA DIANE WATTLEY is a veteran of the United States Army. She is an advocate for sufferers of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and for those who have suffered from all forms of victimization to include domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her message is all about getting to the best truths that allows victims to be set free. Linda does this by sharing her gifts and talents that God gave her. One being an author of several books that lead readers to go deep within themselves to find their own inner strength and voice.

Linda was also a contributing columnist with the Frost Illustrated Newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana titled, “THE BEST WILL SHOW THEMSELVES” for over twelve years where she shared truths that stirred hearts and minds of readers in spiritual matters.

Today, she has opened a platform for others to share their truths with the world. Her online television show, THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE by TLBTV and the Liberty Beacon Project has proven to be a powerful beacon of light.

Her current book, A LOVE STORY TO REMEMBER is a uniquely written book sharing the journey to love after a dysfunctional past. It shows how men love and have their own spiritual understanding of life. Understanding someone with PTSD in relationships brings out the best in you in numerous ways. This love story will have you wondering who the man God has chosen for the main character, Leona Tillard. Will you choose him after reading her story?
Linda Diane Wattley lives to do God’s Will. She is available for book signings, speaking engagements and interviews.

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