Diane Chamberlain - Author

About the Author

Diane Chamberlain is a multiple Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author, beloved by readers around the world for stories that are rich with emotion, laced with secrets and that inspire thoughtful conversations. Born and raised in New Jersey, Diane obtained a master’s degree in social work in San Diego. She then worked in hospitals before opening her own private psychotherapy practice, focusing primarily on at-risk teenagers. This background as a psychotherapist has given Diane great insight into the secrets that families hold beneath the surface and how destructive they can be when they come to light. She has observed first-hand the ability of those under tremendous pressure to tap into their inner strength – a resilience that inspires her most-loved characters. 

Diane Chamberlain has written twenty-nine bestselling novels, and her books have been published in more than twenty languages. She makes her home in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her Shetland Sheepdog, Cole.

Featured books by Diane Chamberlain

The Last House on the Street

The Last House on the Street

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/01/2022

A compelling, tense, and emotional family drama focusing on two young women whose stories shatter then fuse together with disturbing consequences. A fight for civil rights takes place in 1960’s North Carolina, while in 2010 a newly built house is cause for contention. The land within this corner of the South is seeped in a burning history, be prepared to be pummelled. Each time frame sucked me in whole, yet when in 1965 I completely forgot that 2010 existed. 1965 felt completely separate, in its own contained fiery universe and I re-entered the future with a bump. As 1965 plays a role in 2010 I had a totally different experience in that story, and was able to see how and why the past had a hand in the future. Diane Chamberlain builds the intricate detailed layers of the plot with such care and attention. The mood of the story as it blends felt as though I was walking on a crumbling cliff edge. Hate, love, despair and hope are constant companions during this novel. The Author’s Notes have huge impact, not only explaining the aspects of history that are built into the story, but also the politics that are still in play. The Last House on the Street is a powerfully dramatic tale that encourages more research into the history of this time.  

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Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

When the pretending ends, the lying begins ...It's the summer of 1990 and fourteen-year-old Molly Arnette lives with her extended family on one hundred acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The summer seems idyllic at first. The mountains are Molly's playground and she's well loved by her father, a therapist famous for books he's written about a method called 'Pretend Therapy'; her adoptive mother, who has raised Molly as her own; and Amalia, her birth mother who also lives on the family land. The adults in Molly's life have created a safe and secure world for her to grow up in. But Molly's security begins to crumble as she becomes aware of a plan taking shape in her extended family - a plan she can't stop and that threatens to turn her idyllic summer into a nightmare. Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, is a fascinating and deftly-woven novel, that reveals the devastating power of secrets.

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The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

THE BRAND NEW NOVEL BY DIANE CHAMBERLAIN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MIDWIFE'S CONFESSION. WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVED TURNED OUT TO BE A LIE? Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel. Riley has spent her whole life believing that her older sister Lisa died tragically as a teenager. But now she's starting to uncover the truth: her life has been built on a foundation of lies, told by everyone she loved. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley tries to separate reality from fiction, her discoveries call into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Can she find the strength inside herself to decide her future. Incredibly gripping and emotionally powerful, The Silent Sister is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty.

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Reflection

Reflection

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

YOU CAN NEVER OUTRUN THE PAST. Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection. But the town has not forgotten the past and amongst the hostility and gossip, Rachel is forced to seek out old allies and new passions. Soon she finds an unlikely advocate in her grandmother, who surprises her with her wise counsel and rare strength. Rachel comes to realize that they are both trying to overcome the past, and in doing so brings private guilt and concealed secrets into the light.

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Summer's Child

Summer's Child

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2014

A chance to uncover the secrets of her past On the morning of her eleventh birthday, Daria Cato finds an unexpected gift on the beach - an abandoned baby. Unable to leave the child unclaimed, the Cato family adopt Shelly, but the question of her birth haunts the local community.Twenty years later Rory Taylor returns home - and will not rest until he has answers for Shelly. As closely guarded secrets and sins begin to unravel, piece by piece the mystery of the summer's child is about to be exposed.

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Secret Lives

Secret Lives

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Disillusioned actress Eden Riley leaves a life of Hollywood glamour, and a broken marriage, to return to her mother's childhood home in rural Virginia. Eden is full of questions about her mother, a famous children's author who died when Eden was very young. On her search for answers, Eden meets the handsome, yet mysterious, Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her uncle. But Ben has his own demons, and a secret that threatens to destroy their newfound happiness. Eden must make a heart-breaking decision, as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future.

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Her Mother's Shadow

Her Mother's Shadow

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2013

Emotional, gripping and unafraid to deal with issues that challenge the reader's assumptions. A daughter witnesses her mother’s murder and then tries to emulate her life - but runs aground when secrets emerge that show her in a very different light. Her life is further complicated by the death of her best friend and the 11 year old daughter she now has to care for. Lives are shaped by tragic circumstances but living in the past and blaming someone else for your own troubles won’t help you move on.An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading Jodi Picoult.

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The Good Father

The Good Father

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

Impossible choices, emotional dilemmas and a page turning thriller. Its all here in Diane Chamberlain’s latest paperback. A young single father is offered the chance to make a lot of money, which will help him support his daughter. But the job involves committing a serious crime…

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The Lies We Told

The Lies We Told

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2011

Diane Chamberlain’s books are so emotionally compelling you’ll find them impossible to put down and this, her new one is no exception.  Secrets and lies, even between two sisters that have lain buried ever since their parents were killed when they were teenagers, threaten to cause havoc if they are revealed.

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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2010

From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lost Daughter, Breaking the Silence tells the story of Laura Brandon’s seemingly easy promise to her dying father: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard him speak of before. But Laura’s promise results in another death, her husband’s... Diane’s novels are wonderfully emotional and gripping, dealing with issues which make us question all our own assumptions.  Complete with reading extras, including book club questions, Breaking the Silence will add value for book club members as well as to lone readers.

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Before the Storm

Before the Storm

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2010

  May 2010 Book of the Month.   A kids’ social is moved from the youth centre to the local church for various reasons.  The church goes up in flames and an autistic child leads most of the kids to safety.  He is honoured as a hero …. then it looks as if he might have started the fire himself.  This is powerful stuff that really holds tension right through.  I loved it.  Watch out for its sequel in August. Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Anita Shreve, Heather Gudenkauf.

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The Bay at Midnight

The Bay at Midnight

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2009

Julie was twelve years old when her 17-year old sister was murdered and although a boy was tried and convicted for the crime, Julie blames herself for the catastrophe.  Years later a letter surfaces laying the blame elsewhere and the case is reopened.  This is a great story of secrets and lies both in the past and the present, a truly mesmerising tale. Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Anita Shreve, Jane Hamilton.

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2009

February 2009 Book of the Month. Moral dilemmas, motherhood, secrets, lies, murder? and miscarriage of justice? It’s all here in a strong tale that deserves a comparison with Jodi Picoult for as this builds, one does indeed wonder if all will come right in the end. It is an area the Americans are very good at. Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Joshilyn Jackson, Jacquelyn Mitchard.

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Secrets She Left Behind

Secrets She Left Behind

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail A past that won't stay buried... What if you did something so devastating, you regretted it for the rest of your life? Nineteen-year-old Maggie Lockwood spent a year in prison for her part in a fire that cost three lives. The scars carried by the surviving victims - inside and out - are still raw and Maggie's release from jail does nothing to free her from the guilt. Returning home, Maggie hides herself away, too afraid to see Keith, the boy she grew up with, played with as a child - and recently learnt is her half-brother. Keith nearly lost his life in the fire and the emotional and physical wounds he carries have changed him forever. With childhood innocence gone, Maggie and Keith must learn to come to terms with their new lives, but trying to move forward will have deadly consequences...

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Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/09/2013

Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest-and most hopeful-places in the human heartAfter losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother's aging, her sister's mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County's newest social worker, she doesn't realize just how much her help is needed. She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband. But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm-secrets much darker than she would have guessed. Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong. Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it's wrong?

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Other books by Diane Chamberlain

The Last House on the Street: This family's secret won't stay hidden for ever...

The Last House on the Street: This family's secret won't stay hidden for ever...

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2022

A street where the neighbours are always watching. A family's secret behind closed doors. The unmissable new novel from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author. 'My heart was in my mouth as I raced through it. You have to read this one' Sunday Times bestseller Clare Mackintosh 'Powerful and page-turning' Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Kelly 'Taut, compelling and moving' Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks, Platinum magazine 2010. Grieving widow Kayla Carter moves into the beautiful home she and her husband designed, along with her young daughter. But when disturbing things begin to happen, it's clear someone is sending her a warning. Who is trying to frighten her, and why? 1965. Young white student Ellie Hockley joins the fight for civil rights, and falls in love with a fellow activist, a Black man, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden, especially from the Ku Klux Klan. When rumours catch fire, Ellie realises the town folk she has trusted all her life could be the most dangerous ones of all... 'A compelling mystery that will keep you turning those pages well past lights out' Woman & Home 'Thoughtful, vivid storytelling' Good Housekeeping, top ten books to read this month 'I loved how past and present connections were revealed' Prima 'Diane Chamberlain is at her absolute best. Sensitively and unflinchingly told, this novel will make you cry, seethe, swoon and rage. I've loved every book Diane Chamberlain has written, but The Last House on The Street is, without doubt, is her masterpiece' Sally Hepworth, NYT bestselling author of The Good Sister 'Diane Chamberlain elegantly braids together two stories, set apart by history, to render this taut, edge-of-your-seat tale of two women... As compelling as it is important, the novel's focus...will no doubt make it a favorite amongst book clubs everywhere' Chandler Baker, NYT bestselling author of Whisper Network REAL READERS CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET: 'Had me guessing right to the end. Highly recommend. Some stories just stay with you. This will stay with me *****' 'Diane Chamberlain has done it again. It's another unputdownable read. The ending was great, a wonderful climax' 'Hooks you in from the start and is full of unpredictable twists and turns. I found this book to be completely gripping and I absolutely adored it' 'Excellent page-turner. It's the sort of book you go to sleep thinking about when you've read the last chapter for the evening. Highly recommend. *****' 'A stunning, powerful, emotional and immersive read. Chamberlain is a powerful storyteller and I could not put this book down *****' 'As per usual Diane pulled out all the stops. Fantastic style of writing as always. It pulled me from the very start and had me guessing all the way through *****' 'I really liked the two strong women featured in this novel *****' 'I loved it *****'

Brass Ring: a gripping emotional page-turner about two sisters from the bestselling author

Brass Ring: a gripping emotional page-turner about two sisters from the bestselling author

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2021

What if your LONG-LOST SISTER holds the key to a family secret? A much-loved gripping novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author about two sisters and a heartwrenching secret. **THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, DIANE CHAMBERLAIN'S BRAND NEW NOVEL, IS AVAILABLE NOW!** Claire leads a busy, fulfilled and happy life, a life she wouldn't trade for anything . . . but that is about to change for ever. When Claire fails to prevent a young woman's suicide, the incident seems to trigger something in her - forgotten images of a long-lost sister and a childhood she had always remembered as being close to perfection. Realising that this was not the case, Claire runs the risk of uncovering the dark secrets that are locked away in her memories. Caught in a complex struggle between the present and past, between the man who wants to help her and the husband who cannot, Claire must discover the terrible truth for herself... Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

Big Lies in a Small Town

Big Lies in a Small Town

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes' - Candis Big Lies in a Small Town, by the internationally bestselling author Diane Chamberlain, is a sweeping novel about two women connected by a painting that holds many dark secrets. North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Centre. Her dream of a career in the arts is put on hold - until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence and a conspiracy of small-town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and desperate for work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors and where the price for being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?

The Escape Artist: An utterly gripping suspense novel from the bestselling author

The Escape Artist: An utterly gripping suspense novel from the bestselling author

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2020

What if YOUR PAST has caught up with you? A well-loved and totally unputdownable novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author about a woman faced with an unimaginable dilemma. **THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, DIANE CHAMBERLAIN'S BRAND NEW NOVEL, IS AVAILABLE NOW!** Reported for kidnapping her own eleven-month-old son, her face all over the news, Susanna Miller is no longer the kind of person who can just walk into a police station and ask for help. But she desperately needs to. If she doesn't, more people are going to die. Susanna knows that going to the authorities would mean revealing her identity and watching helplessly as her new life crumbles. Worst of all, it would mean losing custody of her son. Trapped in an unthinkable position, will Susanna act to save lives or protect her own? Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'I love Diane Chamberlain's writing' Cathy Kelly 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

Reflection: A gripping page-turner you won't want to miss

Reflection: A gripping page-turner you won't want to miss

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2020

What if the person you trusted most was HIDING something from you? A classic gripping read from the Sunday Times bestselling author, of intrigue and buried secrets... **THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, DIANE CHAMBERLAIN'S BRAND NEW NOVEL, IS AVAILABLE NOW!** Held responsible for the terrible tragedy of September 1973, Rachel Huber knows her return to the small Pennsylvania town of Reflection, twenty years after she left, is not at all welcome. Time may have moved on but the town's opinion of Rachel has not. People continue to blame her for her part in that day's horrific events and, having returned to look after her grandmother, it suits Rachel to keep herself to herself. But Reflection is a town where secrets shimmer beneath the surface, and Rachel's arrival acts as a catalyst for long-buried truths to come to light... Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

Secret Lives: the absolutely gripping page-turner from the bestselling author

Secret Lives: the absolutely gripping page-turner from the bestselling author

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2020

How far would YOU go to keep your secret safe? A classic gripping read from the Sunday Times bestselling author of a heartwrenching family secret. **THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, DIANE CHAMBERLAIN'S BRAND NEW NOVEL, IS AVAILABLE NOW!** Eden Riley's life is far from what it seems. Her marriage is failing, and her career is spiralling out of control. She knows nothing of her late mother and returning to her childhood home in search of answers seems like the perfect way to escape. But as she delves deeper into her mother's past, Eden discovers truths that are darker than she ever could have imagined. It seems that everyone has a secret. But will Eden ever come to terms with the truth? Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'Impossible to stop thinking about' Heat magazine 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

Fire and Rain: A twisting novel you won't be able to put down

Fire and Rain: A twisting novel you won't be able to put down

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2020

What if the only person you can trust is the LAST person you should? A well-loved and gripping read from the Sunday Times bestselling author about rumours and old ghosts... **THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, DIANE CHAMBERLAIN'S BRAND NEW NOVEL, IS AVAILABLE NOW!** Struggling TV reporter Carmen Perez is desperate. Her career is crumbling, and everyone around her doubts her ability to cope. Then Jeff Cabrio arrives - a mysterious stranger who claims he can douse the small town's spreading wildfires by making it rain. The town has no choice but to trust him, but it's clear he's running from something much darker. All Carmen has to do is uncover his secret and the story she craves is hers. Exposing the truth might save Carmen's career, but the consequences could be devastating... Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

America at the Gates of Hell

America at the Gates of Hell

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2019

America at the Gates of Hell by Diane Chamberlain

The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2018

The Dream Daughter is a page-turning and unforgettable story of love and hope from bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before - and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back. Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby's heart. Something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part. And all for the love of her unborn child.

Secrets at the Beach House

Secrets at the Beach House

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Secrets at the Beach House was first published in 1989 by Diane Chamberlain as Private Relations, this updated edition contains an added epilogue joining the characters 25 years later to complete this enduring tale of love and friendship. Welcome to the Chapel House, an old oceanfront mansion where a group of close friends share their hopes and dreams . . . and where love is sometimes an unexpected guest. Recovering from her recent divorce, Kit Sheridan finds a safe haven in the grand Jersey shore mansion. But her stay there soon becomes complicated when she falls for Cole Perelle, a young doctor staying at the beach house. Working in the public relations team at the hospital brings her into constant contact with him both at home and at work. Cole, however, has set his heart on another. Estelle's beauty and high-flying ways are difficult to compete with, but as secrets from the past come to the surface, the lives of the Chapel House residents are about to change forever . . .

The Stolen Marriage

The Stolen Marriage

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Stolen Marriage is a compelling novel from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, Pretending to Dance and The Midwife's Confession. In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina. Hickory is a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town's prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed for the death. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift in a hostile town, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her - a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he's letting on. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, taking the lives of some of its children, including a boy well known to the Kraft family, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital in less than three days. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing the young victims. Yet at home, Henry's actions grow more baffling and alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behavior and save her own life?

Titkok orvenye

Titkok orvenye

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/06/2016

"e;Kedves Anna! Annyiszor nekialltam mar ennek a levelnek, es most tessek, ujra nekiveselkedem, de fogalmam sincs, hogy mondjam el Onnek..."e; Ez a felbeszakadt level az egyetlen nyom, amelybol Tara es Emerson kiindulhat legjobb baratnojuk, Noelle ongyilkossaganak okait kutatva. Minden, amit tudtak rola - szulesznoi hivatasa, bator kiallasa az igaz ugyek mellett, csaladja es baratai irant erzett szeretete -, olyan ember benyomasat keltette, aki ragaszkodik az elethez. Miert valasztotta megis a halalt? Tul sok mindenrol nem tudtak. A level es egy szivszaggato titok felfedesevel a ket no lassan rajon, hogy valojaban megsem ismertek jol Noelle-t, s mikozben egyre inkabb kirajzolodik elottuk bonyolult szemelyisege, szerelemmel, arulassal, reszvettel es csalassal is szembesulniuk kell. A Titok orvenye izgalmas regeny, amely mindannyiunk szamara felteszi a kerdest: mi az, amit mar nem lehet megbocsatani? "e;Megindito regeny anyakrol es lanyaikrol, baratsagrol, szeretetrol es vesztesegrol... Megrikat, de remenyt is ad."e; (Tatiana de Rosnay) Olvasson bele: Reszlet a konyvbol

Kegyes hazugsagok

Kegyes hazugsagok

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Felkavaro regeny szerelemrol, lojalitasrol, a dontes szabadsagarol es a tortenelem egyik szegyenteljes korszakarol. A tizenot eves Ivy Hartnak egyedul kell gondoskodnia idos nagymamajarol, mentalisan zavart novererol, es noverenek kisfiarol is. Mindezt meg nehezebbe teszi, hogy Ivy epilepszias. A friss hazas Jane Forrester megrogzott idealista, aki szocialis munkaskent kezd dolgozni az eszak-karolinai dohanyultetvenyeken. Igy ismerkedik meg Ivyval es csaladjaval. A hatvanas evekben jatszodo tortenet ket kiveteles no, Ivy es Jane kapcsolatat meseli el. Sulyos feszultsegekkel terhes korszak ez, amikor a kozjo erdekeben az allami torvenyek lehetove tettek a sterilizacioit, es ahol a jomodu kozeposztaly cukormazas elete es a szegenyek hetkoznapi nyomorusaga kozott athidalhatatlan szakadek tatongott. Munkaja es a Hart csalad titkai sulyos erkolcsi dilemma ele allitjak Jane-t: el kell dontenie, hogy segitsen-e Ivyn, vagy adja fel mindazt, amiben mindig is hitt. Diane Chamberlain erdekfeszitoen megirt, elgondolkodtato regenyeben ezuttal is az emberi kapcsolatok bonyolultsagaval, a mindennapok fontos erkolcsi dilemmaival foglalkozik. "e;Nagyon erzekenyen elmeselt, hihetetlenul megindito tortenet."e; (Cathy Kelly) "e;A Kegyes hazugsagok Diane Chamberlain legfontosabb konyve."e; (Dorothea Benton Frank) Diane Chamberlain vegzettseget tekintve szocialis munkas, aki pszichologuskent is praktizalt. Parjaval, a fenykepesz John Pagliucaval es ket juhaszkutyajaval, Keeperrel es Cole-lal Eszak-Karolina allamban el. Szamos bestseller szerzoje; Titkok orvenye cimu regenye 2013-ban jelent meg az Alexandra Kiado gondozasaban. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2014. szeptemberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Megis, kinek a hatalma? Olvasson bele: Reszlet a konyvbol

Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/10/2015

Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to soon adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her.As the questions and background checks come one after another, Molly worries that the truth she's kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well. She ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved: Her mother, the woman who raised her and who Molly says is dead but is very much alive. Her birth mother, whose mysterious presence raised so many issues. The father she adored, whose death sent her running from the small community of Morrison Ridge.Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a future filled with promise, she discovers that even she doesn't know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.Told with Diane Chamberlain's compelling prose and gift for deft exploration of the human heart, Pretending to Dance is an exploration of family, lies, and the complexities of both.

Dance Begins

Dance Begins

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Ebook Release Date: 13/08/2015

The Dance Begins is an enthralling short story introduction to Pretending to Dance, from the bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife's Confession, Diane Chamberlain.North Carolina: 1982 Life on Morrison Ridge for married couple, Nora and Graham, is changed forever when a young woman named Amalia and her social worker turn up at their front door with a toddler, Molly, in tow. Nora is told that Molly is Graham's child, and if they do not take her in then foster care awaits the bright young girl. Far from happy with accepting Molly into her home, Nora is even more uncomfortable with Graham's desire for Amalia to remain in Molly's life, and therefore in theirs, as Amalia takes up residence in the small community. Although upset at learning about this unknown part of her husband's past, Nora finds herself learning to love and treasure the sweet new addition to their lives and soon cares for Molly as if she was her own. As the family comes to terms with the unexpected arrival, they begin to discover the surprising role the little girl will play in all their lives.

Broken String: A short story

Broken String: A short story

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/11/2014

A short story from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and Necessary Lies. Some secrets need to be told . . . As a child, Riley always suspected there was a secret her parents and brother protected her from, a secret that ruined the bond between her and her brother and threatened to tear her family apart. Now seventeen years old, Riley is flying out to visit her brother Danny who has been wounded whilst fighting in Iraq. And she's is determined to find out what this secret is. But will uncovering the truth bring her and her brother together again and give her the answers she craves, or will it simply lead to more questions . . .Diane Chamberlain's The Broken String features the main character from the full length novel, The Silent Sister. This riveting short story is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult.