The 2017 Diamond Book Awards Winner

Please join me as I congratulate and celebrate with this years Diamond Book Awards winner…

Anne Allen

Anne Allen’s, Echoes of Time was the book chosen by the DBA panel as 2017’s award winning book.

1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she has made a mistake.
Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-
but there’s a price to pay. . .

2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.

Thrown together in a bid to find out what actually happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on?


It was a tough decision for the DBA panel this year as all three finalists were exception writers with exceptional works. The final outcome was very close and could have swung in any direction. The panel members read all three books before discussing and finally reaching an unanimous decision earlier this month. You can find out more about the three DBA finalists and their books here:

The Diamond Book Awards Finalists 2017

I owe a debt of gratitude to my diamonds… fellow DBA panel members: Cynthia Reyes, and the late Katherine Jackson (Rest in peace Kate.)

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