Faye Shepherd was born on October 5, 1933 in Ohio, USA, daugther of Dolly Tolle and Dave Crockett Shepherd. She married Lawrence Ashley, with whom she spent 52 wonderful years, and had three children: Debbie Ashley (Clayton), Larry Ashley, and Susan Ashley (Brumwell). She enjoyed biking, aerobics, reading and traveling. She was fortunate in being able to travel the country and world with her husband and children.

Faye led an active and creative life and surrounded her family with the beauty of her garden and flowers. After she raised her children, she started her own landscaping business and delighted in making things more beautiful. An incurable romantic, she then pursued other activities including writing romance novels. Her book has been published since 1982, first as Faye Ashley, and later under the pseudonyms of Ashley Summers and Diana Rivers. She lived in a house that overflows with family and friends in The Woodlands, Texas, where she died at 76, on March 29, 2010.

Book List in Order: 5 titles

  • When Valentine Townsend dies in a plane crash her guardian angel, Elisse, gives her a second chance to find true love within one year, in a charming romance by the author of Lost in My Dreams. Original....


  • SHE WAS A DREAMER Roseanna Bently Tait didn't know that something was missing from her Houston-society lifestyle --- until an ordinary trip to her walk-in closet turned her world upside down. She didn't find her favorite dress that she planned to ...


  • A prince among men ... Cara North saw nothing disruptive about her presence on Josh Quinlan s estate. But her two small children and one large Saint Bernard--not to mention her volatile, voluptuous self--seemed to drive the "lord of the manor" to ...