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"In this magical story, Daria touches the hearts of everyone who believes in second-chances and the unbreakable bonds of love, faith and family. She has an uncanny ability to mesmerize the reader with sympathetic characters who face every hardship with grit and determination. A must-read!"
Marie D
Roslyn, Pennsylvania
"A beautiful and inspiring tale of love and personal growth... Daria weaves a tapestry of unforgettable characters and events that draws the reader into a captivating world where faith and forgiveness triumph over tragedy, and real love always prevails. And for those who call Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore home, her exquisite descriptions of everything from Eagles football to Atlantic City casinos will keep you turning the pages."
Annie K.
North Wales, Pennsylvania
"Water Signs is a unique and inspiring novel intertwining a beautiful love story with the soul's sometimes painful but always necessary struggle for fulfillment and realization. While she highlights the themes of unwavering faith and the awesome power of love, DiGiovanni infuses the book with a blend of humor, drama and intrigue that celebrates Philadelphia, South Jersey and South Florida culture. Her eloquent descriptions and familiar settings will appeal to everyone, particularly natives of these great American locales."
Theresa B.
Boca Raton, Florida
"With courage and conviction, DiGiovanni pens a simultaneously heart-wrenching, uplifting and ultimately triumphant tale of love, loss, spiritual awakening and patriotism-set among breathtaking beaches and one of America's most historically significant metropolitan areas. Whether or not you're from Philly, South Jersey or South Florida, you'll easily relate to her well-developed characters and universal themes."
Karen K.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Madeline Rose is a sweet, sheltered and eternally youthful young woman of 25-the youngest child of a prominent Philadelphia neurosurgeon. Despite the unending support of a loving, close family, she battles formidable insecurities, thanks to a recent, bitter break-up with her first real boyfriend and a turbulent adolescence characterized by a few extra pounds. Unsure of her future, she struggles to live up to her potential as well as her highly educated pedigree, given her fortunate placement in an impressive ancestral heritage.

Still adjusting to civilian life after four years in the United States Navy, handsome, affable and ambitious Ken Lockheart has two goals in life: to rise above his blue-collar Shore town roots and to marry his true love. Though the epitome of the classic, all-American male with his boyish good looks, six-foot frame and broad, muscular body, he retains a basic humility borne of a relentless work ethic and an inner drive to succeed.

When a chance encounter in a Somers Point nightclub initiates an unexpected relationship, neither one of them is prepared for the ensuing odyssey of heartbreak, personal growth and spiritual development that fuels their individual life lessons and leads them full-circle to a Divinely guided conclusion.

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Daria DiGiovanni was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in the nearby suburb of Media. The youngest of five children in a close-knit family, she graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. At age 27 she relocated to South Florida, where she actively pursued her goal of becoming a published writer, contributing feature stories and articles for trustmypaper.com and for publications
including The Happy Herald, On the Inside and Boca Kidz Magazine.

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