Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Netta's Journal: A Story of Love and Sacrifice -- My Newest Book



The death of his nanny, Netta Player, takes author Riley Harper back home to Francisville, Kentucky, and a fateful meeting with his lost love Katie Sanborn. 

Netta raised Riley and Katie. Everyone thought they would be together forever, including Netta. Unfortunately, life and stubborn minds got in the way.

Prior to Netta's death, Riley and Katie had been estranged for seventeen years. However, a secret about Netta's life brings the one-time lovers back into each other's life and, together, they learn through the informative and revealing pages of Netta's Journal about Netta's hidden life and about the experiences she endured during World War II, as she fought to survive in war-torn Poland.

Poignant prose, remarkable storytelling, and a glimpse at an old woman's younger life changes Katie and Riley forever. The heartwarming ending adds joy to a wonderfully told story. 

This is a book filled with intrigue, wonder, joy, love, and one's will to survive. This story will not disappoint; it is filled with joyful and redemptive promises. As one critic states: "It is a remarkable example of story-telling!"

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Monday, January 11, 2016

A Passionate Story in the Midst of War

As Sure as the Sun Rises portrays the passionate love affair between Jack Taylor, an Army officer, and Julia Ormandy, a Canadian doctor. They meet and fall in love in Laos during the latter years of the Vietnam War. 

U.S. military action in Laos was an active and deadly part of the Vietnam conflict. 

Even though the story takes place some 40-years ago, the years and the distance are of no consequence. The love Taylor and Ormandy shared is as fresh and vibrant today as it was back then. It is no different from that which you feel for ‘the love of your live.’ 

The message in this book is important no matter what the era: cherish those you love. What you have today can disappear quickly. As sure as the sun rises, this is true. Never forget that love knows no boundary!

You can purchase this book today. Click here to go to Amazon.com to purchase ebook

Thoughts from a writer's mind:

Everything in fiction has roots in fact. It provides greater interest and is more credible!

Every piece of fiction should be rooted in truth. The scenes you develop, the dialogue you create, every last detail must be based in fact or feeling or observation...turn over every stone and find the jewels. Write with passion, write from experience, write about your ups and downs, about what goes right and what hasn't, about love and loss. The story resides in what you see and feel!

Your job is to add perspective, add insight, and add realism. Let your talent shine!
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Books by D. James Then (links are provide for easy purchase)

I have authored five novels and a children's book. They are as diverse as they are entertaining. 

People who read my novels tell me they are very well written, enjoyable, and riveting.

My newest is Netta's Joural...a love story combined with a memoir of WWII. It reveals a great love between Riley Harper and Katie Sanborn and tells the heartwarming and oft-times terrifying story of Netta Player, Riley and Katie's nanny, as she fought to survive in war-torn Poland. You will love this book!

My first book, That Tender Light, is actually two novels in one: two investigative journalists are searching for a missing novelist whose ninth and final book is a love story and an adventure and is in the hands of a 98-year-old woman who lives in Indiana on a farm. It is a love story and an investigative story.

My second novel, The Heart By Which We Live, is a bracing novel about a man hunting for his wife's killer and his road to rebirth.



McToon's Final Shot, my third novel, is a humorous tale about golf in a small Indiana town (Think of it as Lake Wobegon meets Tin Cup and Caddy Shack). 


Spencer Mouse's First Great Adventure is a children's book about a timid little guy who must confront his fears. It is a wonderful 'read aloud' book, with a strong message about overcoming fears.





My newest offering, As Sure As the Sun Rises, is a story about love in the time of the Vietnam War. It is a riveting adventure and a poignant love story with memorable settings and passages.  This novel is filled with romance and heartbreak.


All my books are superbly edited. I encourage you to read each novel, check the links, you will find a price point to me your budget.


Links are provided for easy purchase.
You will thoroughly enjoy each book. For Insight on how I write, click here!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

That Tender Light (for excerpts and purchase, see links below)

That Tender Light is a magnificent story that touches the heart, captures the imagination, and explores the redemptive qualities of love and faith.


The nation’s best investigative reporter, Lockwood McGuire, is asked to find missing novelist Jack Taylor, a Medal of Honor recipient, who disappeared in 1986 without leaving a clue as to his whereabouts. McGuire’s search leads to a farm in Indiana where Missy Lee, a 98-year-old woman, lives with and protects mysterious secrets.

One of those secrets is Taylor’s final, unpublished novel which describes his love affair with Lee’s niece Lily Veronica Hall, includes the story of a Canadian woman he loved and lost in Laos, is an account of his secret mission to assassinate several men in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and reveals for the first time his torture and escape as a POW.


From a fateful meeting to a tortuous parting, the union between Lily and Jack is lyrical and touching. Lily is reticent to fall in love. Hurt once in an abusive marriage, the English professor fears losing the qualities that define her as a passionate, intelligent, independent, successful, and decisive woman. Jack Taylor fights his own demons and fears providence will destroy anyone he loves as retribution for the rapture he felt when killing in war.


That Tender Light blends the push and tug of human interaction with mystery, romance, adventure, and redemption. Available also at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and at any bookstore with ISBN: 978-1-60910-734-5.  Kindle version is available by clicking HERE. Also, available at booklocker.com. 


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Heart By Which We Live

A story about love, murder, and revenge.
See link below for E-BOOK. 

Printed books are available directly from the author and will be autographed!  Click to view book trailer


The Heart by Which We Live is a story of murder and revenge, of love lost and love found, of money missing and money recovered, of tragedy and rebirth, of the importance of human interaction.  

In the depths of winter and personal despair, Jack Redding, a lonely and grieving man, travels across the country with his dog, Bailey, on a pilgrimage to avenge the death of his wife, Jill, and retrieve nearly $400,000 stolen by the crooked cop who killed her.

Police had labeled Jill Redding’s death accidental, her missing money as an unfortunate loss. However, a mysterious letter and memory card from a stranger’s cell phone reveal a different story.

Redding is a former Army Ranger—a tough man with a big heart—who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. He has the temperament and the skill needed to kill another man, having learned how to do so fighting drug wars in South America. The result: Jack takes matters into his own hands and, along the way, discovers a new life and new love.

In his travels, Jack meets people—old friends and new—who touch his life magically, people who help him remember the joys and pains of lost love and the importance of new romance. However, murder, mystery, and revenge are never far away in his jumbled life.

Flashbacks and introspection reveal key parts of Jack’s life. He ultimately visits a friend in Las Vegas where new love blossoms with a woman named Emma Cassidy but death and revenge threaten that relationship, too. THE HEART BY WHICH WE LIVE blends the push and tug of human interaction with mystery, romance, adventure, and redemption. 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spencer Mouse's First Great Adventure


Spencer Mouse in a timid little guy who is confronted by a great challenge. 


He is confronted by a big owl while helping his family collect their winter food. This is a story that is best read by children ages 6 to 8, or read to children ages 3 to 5. 

It is a story of courage, of unity, of endurance, of commitment, and of overcoming a variety of fears. It is a story of family, of joy, of happiness, and of working together to achieve an end.

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