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Lincoln's Diary

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Sarah Morgan wants the truth, but if the truth proves Abraham Lincoln planned his own assassination, it could get her killed.

While digging into her own family secrets, Sarah learns that a private Lincoln diary her mysterious grandfather once owned has gone missing. And when she hunts down a professor who likely swindled her mother out of it, she’s accused of his murder.

Paperback, 335 pages
Published February 15th 2011 (first published January 14th 2011)
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Charlotte M. Liebel

[Charlotte M. Liebel Review]

This is a fast-moving, mesmerizing story because of the author’s elaborate and inferred attempts to support numerous theories. 'LINCOLN’S DIARY' by D.L. Fowler presents hidden characteristics for President Abraham Lincoln, intrigue, murder, politics and California travel on California city streets. Who are the women who knew of Lincoln’s Diary? Who are the men who killed for the Diary yet they ha
Lynnette Phillips
Before I knew it I was totally enjoying Lincoln’s Diary but not because of the title or locale any longer. Now it was because I was enthralled by the story and characters. Let me explain.

I was initially drawn to D. L. Fowler’s novel, Lincoln’s Diary, by the title. Since I was a child I’ve been both a Lincoln and a history buff. After I started to read I realized many of the settings were local for me and I could ‘see’ where Sarah was, what stores and neighborhoods she was passing. But as I kept...more
Tiffany Smith
This was a great book. This First Reads win was well worth it. Sarah is such a believable character that I could relate to. Struggling with anxiety, Sarah embarks upon a mission that will ultimately define who she is. The story is great. Time was the only issue preventing me from reading this book faster than I did. The plot is plausible, although, as do the characters in the story, the reader may become a bit leary as to the theory behind Lincoln's death and the verity of a diary written by one...more
I'll have to admit, i'm not a person who reads a lot of books based on history. Even though i do not, i found this book pretty interesting. I really loved Sarah. She was a wonderful character and added a certain charm to the story line. I actually found this book pretty interesting. It was quite the read, although it is not the best compared to other books i've read. It is still a wonderful book. I recommend that anyone with a slight interest in history read this book. I've recommended it to my...more
Richard A.
Jul 15, 2011 Richard A. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Richard by: an old friend
D.L. Fowler's (Lincoln's Diary) grabbed me on the first page and didn't let go. Sarah, the main character is a vivid combination of strength, brains and sensitivity. This is a fast paced read. It does not take a breath ---not a wasted word, but the warmth of the main characters remain far after you've finished the last page. I look forward to D.L. Fowler's next book.

Matt Schiariti
Sarah Morgan life takes a turn for the mysterious when she finds herself rooting through her recently deceased mother's estate and finds her grandmother's personal journal. The journal hints about a supposed diary belonging to Abraham Lincoln that has been in their family for quite some time. Sarah discovers that her mother sold a document relating to lincoln for $10,000 and wonders if it's the aforementioned diary. If so, she realizes her mother was sorely ripped off. The diary also makes menti...more
Michele Tater
Book Title: Lincoln's Diary
Author: DL Fowler
Publisher: Harbor Hill Publishing
ISBN: 9780615445533
Reviewed by Michele Tater For the Couch Tater Review

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~Abraham Lincoln

After Sarah's mother dies, she is left with the task of going through the house, that was home to her, her mother and grandmother for as long as she can remember. Also she is looking for clues about the mystery men in...more
Jessica Erekson
Good read, fast paced. I liked that it was clean - no bad language, descriptive sex scenes, and really no explicit violence. The conspiracy theory wasn't too far out there, just enough. I had a hard time not comparing the book to one of Dan Brown's; Mr. Fowler isn't a "professional conspiracy theorist" yet.
I wasn't sure about this book at first. Not normally the type of book that I enjoy reading, but I thought I'd give it a try due to my love of history. It was definitely worth it! I enjoyed that Sarah was a strong woman and didn't let anyone bully her!
Jan 01, 2012 Misfit marked it as thinking-about-it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think this is for me, but it is currently free on Kindle today.
Very good historical fiction. One surprise after another.
D.L. Fowler
Nov 07, 2011 D.L. Fowler rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I had fun writing it.
Review coming soon.
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DL Fowler trained as a military linguist after receiving a BA in English from USC. His skills as a communicator have contributed to his success over the years. As a novelist, he likes to get inside people’s heads and write about what he finds there – keeping readers on the edge of their seats while he touches the depths of their souls. He lives with his wife near their three grandchildren in the P...more
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