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About the Author

Lani Diane Rich grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley section of New York. She is the award winning author of eight novels to date. She can be found through her website at www.lanidianerich.com and through her group blog at www.literarychicks.com.


Lani Diane Rich resides in Upstate New York with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; First Edition edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044661825X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446618250
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,956,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm Lani, and I'm a writer, a teacher, and a mom. I live in Syracuse, NY with my husband and two daughters. My favorite color is yellow, and I have a thing for polka dots that borders on the ridiculous.

I wrote my first book, "Time Off For Good Behavior" during NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month, fifty thousand words in the thirty days of November - and was the first previously-unpublished author to publish a NaNoWriMo manuscript. It's a very specific niche, but it's all mine. "Time Off" won the Rita Award for Best First Book, and I went on to publish another seven solo novels and one collaboration. So, apparently, it wasn't a fluke. I find that comforting.

At the moment, I'm writing magical romance novels as Lucy March. I'm still Lani on the inside; it's a publishing thing. If you'd like to learn more about what I'm doing now, visit LaniDianeRich.com, LucyMarch.com, or StoryWonk.com. And thank you!

Customer Reviews

I liked the characters and the plot was both funny and believable.
Karen Poling
Lani Diane Rich is a best-selling author, with such titles as: Crazy in Love, The Comeback Kiss, Maybe Baby, Ex and the Single Girl, and Time Off For Good Behavior.
KJMReviews
I highly recommend all of her books- her heroines are quirky, spunky and the books are all great reads.
Bayou Bookworm

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By KJMReviews VINE VOICE on November 13, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Summing up Wish You Were Here, by Lani Diane Rich, in one word is endearing. Lani Diane Rich is a best-selling author, with such titles as: Crazy in Love, The Comeback Kiss, Maybe Baby, Ex and the Single Girl, and Time Off For Good Behavior. She resides in New York with her family.
Freya Daly has developed what she likes to call "a condition." She couldn't quit crying. She is so very close to getting everything she wants- to take over her father's Boston real estate business when he retires, and now this "condition" was ruining everything, including her reputation. Her father sends her to Deer Creek, Idaho to purchase a run-down campground to prove her capability, the last hoop in a long line of trials. The problem is, Nate Brody won't sell. Nate promised his dying father that he wouldn't sell the land. Freya finds herself enchanted by Nate and his ten-year-old daughter, Piper, making her hoop even harder to jump through. As they search for a valuable heirloom, a treacherous secret from generations past is about to put them all in danger, forcing Freya to choose between her old, comfortable, boring life and the love she never dreamed imaginable.
This is my first time reading a title by this author, and I very well might pick up more. Lani Diane Rich has a candid way of laying out raw emotions and practical characters that you can relate to. She has a clever and witty sense of humor which had me laughing aloud quite a few times. The characters were realistically flawed, including the secondary ones. I particularly like the ending, where you got closure without changing who they were and altering the personalities greatly. I love a good romance that is not over-gushy and littered with cliché's, to which she proves immeasurably well here.
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There is a lot of good conversation and some heartwarming lines. I was chuckling several times and laughed out loud a few times. I loved the interaction and conversations between Piper and Freya. Nate was a neat guy, open, sensitive and honorable. The author did a decent job creating the bad guys. The plot was good.

STORY BRIEF:
Richard Daly is a wealthy real estate developer. His daughter Freya wants to take over his position when he retires. She is hardened, tough, and a successful, savvy real estate negotiator who recently developed some emotional weaknesses. She can't prevent her frequent bursting into tears. Her father sends her to a run down campground in Idaho to negotiate buying it. He is willing to pay much more than it is worth but won't tell Freya why.

Nate inherited the campground from his father. On his deathbed the father made Nate promise to find a purple item but died before he could say more. Nate won't sell until he finds whatever his father was talking about. He was married briefly and has sole custody of his daughter Piper, now 11 years old.

DATA:
Story length: 280 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: 3. Length of sex scenes: 0.2, 1.2 and 5 pages. Setting: current day northern Idaho and Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright: 2008. Genre: romantic mystery.

OTHER BOOKS:
To date, I've read the following Lani Diane Rich books.
4.5 stars. Wish You Were Here. Copyrt 2008. Review Date 11/2/08.
3 stars. Crazy In Love. Copyrt 2007. Review Date 5/25/09.
2 stars. A Little Ray of Sunshine. Copyrt 2008. Review Date 5/25/09.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ellen K on November 13, 2012
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I had not read Ms. Rich before. I picked this up at the library.

It was very nice. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

The setup was well done, the characters had personalities, not just flat Stanleys doing as they were scripted.
The heroine was at a down time in her life but that didn't mean she became a doormat.

There is a child, but she is not a plot moppet. She acts/behaves appropriately to the scenarios and is not too too precious.

The book has a light suspense portion that gives a reason for the people that populate this world to be together as they wouldn't be together otherwise.

The arc made sense, it was fun, well written and made me want to glom Ms. Rich's backlog.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bayou Bookworm on December 5, 2008
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The latest offering from Ms. Rich is engaging and well written. I love how she handles Freya's relationship with both Nick and his daughter.

I highly recommend all of her books- her heroines are quirky, spunky and the books are all great reads.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Koch VINE VOICE on October 28, 2008
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Freya Daly is ready to take over her father's company when he retires. Unfortunately her father does not think Freya is ready and wants her to prove her worth. So he sends Freya to Deer Creek, Idaho. If Freya can get the owner, Nate Brody to sell his campground then Freya's father will let her run his company. For Freya this will be just another walk in the park. She buys up businesses all the time. Once Freya sees the campground and how run down it is; she knows she has this deal in the bag.

Nate made a promise to his father before he died that he would run the campground. All Nate needs in his life right now is some meddling daddy's girl. If Freya never saw Nate again it would be too soon. One person though that has warmed her way into Freya's heart is Nate's, Piper. Will this princess run back home or will Freya become camp counselor?

I loved Freya. She was so kooky and fun. Plus who knew there was an eye condition that could make someone cry unexpectedly. Nate is so patient, kind, and has a heart of gold. Piper was one of my favorite characters. Wish You Were Here is a fun, up-beat romance story. This was a quick read. Lani Diane Rich is a new author for me. She was such a dream to read. I enjoyed every minute of this story. Readers better watch out as Lani Diane Rich is a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary romance world.
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