A Love Like This
by Diana Palmer
Contemporary Romance: Anthology
March 30, 2021
Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, e-Book
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer revisits two classic tales of unexpected love.
White Sand, Wild Sea
(originally published May 1983 in A Candlelight Ectasy Romance #138 (writing as Diana Blayne) in mass market paperback)
Reporter Nikki Blake came to the Bahamas to relax and forget the disaster that had left her life in ruins. But her peaceful getaway is interrupted by an alluring stranger, businessman Callaway Steel. Mysterious Cal beguiles innocent Nikki, but as passion blazes, she's unsure if their island fling can become a forever love.
Fit for a King
(originally published May 1987 in Silhouette Desire #349 in mass market paperback and September 2014 in eBook by Harlequin)
Eager to evade unwanted romantic pursuit, Kingston Roper enlists sweet Elissa Dean to be his fake girlfriend. Their faux-mance is just for show, he insists. But the more time they spend together, the more King realizes that Elissa might just be the right woman for him after all. But can the lone wolf open his heart, once and for all, to true joy?
Susan Spaeth Kyle, aka Diana Palmer, is a former newspaper reporter, with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and now writes as Diana Palmer for three New York publishing houses: Mira Books (mainstream romances), Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances), and Fawcett Books (historical romances). Kyle has over 95 books in print, translated and published around the world. Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards, four B. Dalton national sales awards, two Bookrak national sales awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times, several Affaire de Coeur awards, and two regional RWA awards. In 1998, a Japanese Harlequin reader poll gave her Silhouette Desire novel, The Patient Nurse, its favorite book of the year award.
She is listed in numerous publications, including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research, Inc., Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St. James Press, The Writers Directory by St. James Press, the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press, Ltd., and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk.
She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Cattlemen's Association, the Archaeological Institute of Amenca, the Planetary Society, The Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Sheriff's Association, and numerous conservation and charitable organizations. Her hobbies include gardening, archaeology, anthropology, iguanas, astronomy and music.
She has been married to James Kyle since 1972. They have one son, Blayne Edward, born in 1980, who is pursing a law enforcement career in college. She has a sister, Dannis Cole, who lives in Utah and is also back at college, finishing her degree. Dannis has two daughters, Amanda Belle Hofstetter, a high school senior planning a career as a physician, and Maggie, who is in grammar school.
Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45, inspired by her husband James, who quit a blue-collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming. He retired from his own computer business in 1998 and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local, state, national and international competition. Susan graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, in 1995 with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish. She was named to two honor societies (the Torch Club and Alpha Chi), and was named to the National Dean's List. In addition to her writing projects, she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University. She hopes to specialize in Native American studies.