The 2016 Diamond Book Awards Winner Is…

It’s been a great week. Our younger daughter and her beloved got married on Saturday, and now this. I’m beyond grateful. Big thanks to Kevin Cooper and the panel of judges.


a2e59a0b-f779-418f-906c-301ad2d14b7aIt is with great pleasure I can announce, Cynthia Reyes has gratefully received the 2016 Diamond Book Award for her memoir, An Honest House.

Cynthia sent me the picture to the left displaying her book and her engraved, diamond-shaped crystal glass award.

Join me and the DBA panel as we celebrate Cynthia’s well-earned award!

Below is a link to the DBA Review of the book that won Cynthia this year’s Diamond Book Award:

An Honest House

Congratulations Cynthia!

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106 responses to “The 2016 Diamond Book Awards Winner Is…

  1. kakonged

    Congratulations Cynthia! That is wonderful!

  2. Fantastic news, Cynthia. Congratulations!

  3. Wonderful to hear this! Congratulations!

  4. Kev

    Well done, Cynthia. 😊

  5. What a week! Congratulations on both events.

  6. Congrats Cynthia..well deserved indeed

  7. Fabulous news, Cynthia! Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations Cynthia! A big week indeed. Bask in the glow… 🙂

  9. Big congrats to you on the book award, and congratulations on the wedding of your daughter! Big week! Good things, they do come! 🙂

  10. Congratulations, dear Cynthia, for your much deserved award, for the marriage of your lovely daughter, and for gaining a new son-in-law.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  11. Franca

    Huzzah! You must be on Cloud 9!

  12. Laurie Graves

    Yay!!!!!!! A wedding and an award. As my Yankee husband would put it, pretty darned good.

  13. Congratulations, Cynthia! And wishing many happy years ahead to your daughter and new son-in-law. 🙂

  14. Congratulations on your book award and best wishes for the newly married! Happy times for all!

  15. leeMck

    As our very dear English teacher Amy Lopes would say, “Splendid, Reyes, Splendid!!! Well done! Congratulations on a fabulous week! All my very best to you, Hamlin, daughter and husband.

    • Miss Lopez was one of a kind, Lee. She and Mrs. Topham made English come alive for me at a young age. Mrs. Topham turned nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs into creatures — some chasing each other — while Miss Lopez taught us the great importance of the language. I also remember she once gave a fellow student a mark of 1/2 out of 100! It sent a strong message to all of us that every spelling mistake, and every missing comma or semi-colon took something away from our writing.

  16. What a week indeed! Congratulations all round really. I am also pleased to tell you that I have just heard Santa is leaving me two Cynthia Reyes books in my stocking this year 🙂 I’m looking forward to Christmas!

  17. Congratulations!!! So excited for you…

  18. I am thrilled to pieces for you, Cynthia, congratulations. May this put a spring in your step.

  19. Murtagh's Meadow

    Wonderful news on both accounts. Congratulations to you and to your daughter.

  20. Congratulations to you for the award – so well deserved – and also to you, Hamlin, Lauren and Dan on the wedding of the year!

    • Thanks, Clare! My best to you and Richard and the young ladies. Isn’t it great for us bloggers to “see” each other’s children reaching these important milestones? Best to Alice and Elinor, and thank you for your support of my family and my writing. It matters.

      • You are kind as ever and I must thank you for your support too. I have been somewhat cranky of late and I apologise for any stupid comments I might have made.
        I thank-you for your kind wishes and am so pleased for you and your family.

      • Stupid comments? Huh? Now you’ve got me wondering what I have missed! (Tee hee…) Clare, you are a gracious woman, and with all the responsibilities you shoulder, you absolutely need to be cranky now and then, okay? So give it a real try!

      • I don’t think I need much persuading at the moment!

  21. Jessica

    How wonderful! Congratulations Cynthia – well done.

  22. Yes, congratulations Cynthia! On both counts!

  23. Con-grat-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s-, Cynthia. Do I hear a brass band?:-D ❤

  24. WOW! You’re on a roll! Congratulations for recognition of your hard work. May more be on the horizon

  25. Congrats and congrats!! And why don’t I have your book on my Goodreads list?

  26. Good one sweetheart. 🙂 And next, wedding photos?

    So pleased for your brill week, will be mentioning your award on mine soon. Ish!

  27. I’m thrilled for you. Congratulations to you on your Diamond Award and to your family. Celebrate!

  28. Very well done, Cynthia. On the book and the wedding.

  29. Congratulations, Cynthia!!! What wonderful news and so well-deserved. And I’m sure you were absolutely splendid at the wedding (The bride and groom were undoubtedly fabulous as well 🙂
    I’m so glad for you.

    • The bride and groom were well organized and fabulous, as were father and the sister and brother-in-law. Then there was the mother-of-the-bride, who hates shopping, can’t stand fussy mother of the bride dresses, and got more miserable by the week. Finally, the two young ladies (bride and big sis) chose one from the internet, their father paid, and I got a dress that fit perfectly — and that I can wear again! I actually looked pretty good!

  30. Kev

    Lol… Been reading through all your wonderful comments, Cynthia… They’re excellent… Just as it should be. 😉

  31. Oh many congratulations Cynthia, very well deserved 🙂

  32. Well deserved and wonderful news, you! I hope you popped some bubbly:).

  33. Well done, delighted to hear it! Congrats, etc. Please receive a pat on the back from over here in Blighty.

  34. Congratulations Cynthia. 🙂

  35. Yayyyyy!!! I knew it. Congratulations to you…so well deserved.

  36. Margaret Mair

    That is wonderful, Cynthia! Enjoy every happy moment and this special award. Well done.

  37. Congrats Cynthia! Glad to hear your book has been such a success!

  38. congratulations Cynthia! lots of excitement in your corner for sure! happy for your good news 🙂

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  40. Garth Bolton

    Great news Cynthia!! Well deserved.
    So proud of “our” book.
    Congrats on your Daughter’s marriage. I pray they will have a Blessed life.

  41. Many congratulations, Cynthia!

  42. Many congratulations! So much to celebrate! xx

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