Diane Chamberlain - Author

About the Author

Award-winning author Diane Chamberlain, was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Glassboro State University. She also lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia, where she still resides.


Diane received her master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a medical social worker at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego and Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. She also was a psychotherapist in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia., working primarily with adolescents. Diane’s background in psychology and her work in hospitals has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create real, living, breathing characters.


Several years ago, Diane was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which has changed the way she works: she occasionally types using voice recognition software. She feels fortunate that her arthritis is not more severe and that she is able to enjoy everyday activities as well as keep up with a busy travel schedule.


Diane has three married stepdaughters, three grandchildren and two shelties. She lives with photographer John Pagliuca in North Carolina where she's at work on her next novel.

 

Author photo © John Pagliuca

Featured books by Diane Chamberlain

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Other books by Diane Chamberlain

The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter

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

When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and it seems that nothing can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter had 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 preconception Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she 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. The Dream Daughter sees Diane Chamberlain push the boundaries to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter

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

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 new existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part. And all for the love of her unborn child. The Dream Daughter sees Diane Chamberlain push the boundaries to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter

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

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 new existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part. And all for the love of her unborn child. The Dream Daughter sees Diane Chamberlain push the boundaries to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

Secrets at the Beach House

Secrets at the Beach House

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

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 . . . 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.

The Stolen Marriage

The Stolen Marriage

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

'Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes' Candis 'I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly, author of The Year That Changed Everything 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, Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life, marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night and Tess quickly comes to realize that she is now trapped in a strange and loveless marriage. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? When a polio epidemic strikes the town, taking the lives of some of its children, the townspeople band together to quickly build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital. As Henry's actions grow more baffling and alarming by the day, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behaviour and save her own life?

Secrets She Left Behind

Secrets She Left Behind

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/12/2017

`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...

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?

The Stolen Marriage The Twisting, Turning, Most Heartbreaking Mystery You'll Read This Year

The Stolen Marriage The Twisting, Turning, Most Heartbreaking Mystery You'll Read This Year

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback 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?

The Stolen Marriage

The Stolen Marriage

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback 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?

The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, this is equal parts family drama, love story and thriller. Diane Chamberlain is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife's Confession. Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people . . . if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.

Fire and Rain

Fire and Rain

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Valle Rosa, a small drought-weary town in Southern California, is under destruction from deadly wildfires. Into the midst of this crisis rolls a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio, who claims he can cure the town's troubles by making it rain. But Cabrio's entrance into the community brings more than just potential rain, and it's not long before the residents' interests turn from the weather to their mysterious neighbour. For tragedy-afflicted sculptress Mia Tanner, Cabrio unearths old wounds and new loves. For struggling journalist Carmen Perez, Cabrio brings the possibility of revitalizing her career by uncovering the truth about him. And former major-league player Chris Garrett is offered the chance to come to terms with the demise of his career as a professional baseball pitcher. As three lives become irrevocably entwined, it's not long before each is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

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: 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.

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.

Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2015

When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . . Molly Arnette is good at keeping secrets. As she and her husband try to adopt a baby, she 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. Molly ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved. Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a healthy future, she discovers that even she doesn't know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.

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.

Dance Begins

Dance Begins

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

In this short story prequel to Pretending to Dance, psychologist Graham Arnette longs to dance the way he used to, before illness stole his ability to walk. Graham lives on one hundred acres of family land with his daughter Molly and his wife Nora-and with Amalia, a green-eyed beauty with whom Graham shares his hopes and fears. Six-year-old Molly is the light of Graham's life. As he and his extended family turn an old springhouse into a playhouse for her, long buried hostilities emerge that lead to anger and resentment. . . and, ultimately, to the healing power of family love.

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.

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.

Silent Sister

Silent Sister

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. 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 works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.

Broken String

Broken String

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

In celebration of the forthcoming novel The Silent Sister, Diane Chamberlain introduces Riley MacPherson in the e-short story The Broken String.As seventeen-year-old Riley MacPherson rushes to the side of her brother who has been gravely injured in Iraq, she recalls their growing up years when he was her protector and best friend. Why did that relationship fall apart? She longs for a second chance to connect with her brother, not realizing that family secrets may prevent them from ever having that closeness again.

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.

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.

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.

The Courage Tree

The Courage Tree

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2013

Can a mother ever give up hope? Janine wants her child to live a normal life full of adventure, so she lets her precious daughter go on her first overnight camping trip. When Sophie disappears, Janine is immediately facing a countdown she has no control over. Because Sophie isn't like every other girl...she suffers from a rare disease. Every day her daughter is missing is one day closer to her death. A race against time. A race to save her little girl's life. Praise for Diane Chamberlain `Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist `A marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail 'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis

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?

First Lie: A short story

First Lie: A short story

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2013

If you're a fan of Jodi Picoult, you'll love Diane Chamberlain's The First Lie, an original eBook short story companion to Necessary Lies. It's 1958 in rural North Carolina, where thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart lives with her grandmother and sister on a tobacco farm. As tenant farmers, Ivy and her family don't have much freedom, though she and her best friend, Henry, often sneak away in search of adventure. But everything changes when Ivy's teenage sister gives birth, refusing to reveal the identity of the baby's father. Soon Ivy finds herself unravelling a dark web of family secrets and trying to make sense of her ever-evolving life in the segregated South.

First Lie

First Lie

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2013

An e-original short story that sets the stage for bestselling author Diane Chamberlain's novel Necessary Lies (September 2013).The First Lie gives readers an early glimpse into the life of thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart. It's 1958 in rural North Carolina, where Ivy lives with her grandmother and sister on a tobacco farm. As tenant farmers, Ivy and her family don't have much freedom, though she and her best friend, Henry, often sneak away in search of adventure...and their truest selves. But life on the farm takes a turn when Ivy's teenage sister gives birth-all the while maintaining her silence about the baby's father. Soon Ivy finds herself navigating the space between adolescence and adulthood as she tries to unravel a dark web of family secrets and make sense of her ever-evolving life in the segregated South. Advance praise for Diane Chamberlain's Necessary Lies:"e;It will steal your heart."e;-Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals"e;An emotional powerhouse."e; -Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Memories"e;Enthralling...[it] transfixed me from the very first pages, and its vivid and sympathetic characters haunted me long after the last."e;-Christina Schwarz, New York Times bestselling author of Drowning Ruth

Kiss River

Kiss River

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2013

Your future is within your grasp. How far are you willing to go? Your adopted child is in an orphanage. Only you can save her. But you need money, a lot of money, money you just don't have. Gina Higgins is on a desperate journey across the country. To save her daughter she must find the Kiss River lighthouse that holds the answers she so urgently needs. But the lighthouse has been destroyed and now her only hope is to uncover the secrets hidden within an old diary, a Second World War love story that has the power to change her life forever... Praise for Diane Chamberlain `Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist `A marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail 'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis

Keeper of the Light

Keeper of the Light

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2012

To her husband, Annie O'Neill is the perfect wife and mother... To the man who adores her, she's an unattainable ideal. To her rival, she is an obsession. Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is-Annie O'Neill. The woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with. When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind three other victims. Alec O'Neill, who thought he had the perfect marriage. Paul, whose fixation on Annie is unshakable. And Olivia, who is desperate to understand the woman who destroyed her marriage. Now they are left with unanswered questions about who Annie really was. And about the secrets she kept hidden so well. Praise for Diane Chamberlain `Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist `A marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail 'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis

Brass Ring

Brass Ring

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

The images were vivid, the sensations powerful, and the more she tried to fight them, the more they drew her in. Claire leads a busy, fulfilled and happy life, a life she wouldn't trade for anything . . . and one that is about to change forever. When Claire fails to prevent a disturbed 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.

The Shadow Wife

The Shadow Wife

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2011

Your best friend has suffered a devastating brain injury - she's a shadow of her former self. Alone and grieving, you turn to the only other person who understands your pain. Her husband. What started out as comfort between friends has become something more... One illicit night of desperate, engulfing passion. When Joelle discovers she's carrying Liam's child she's torn between grief and unexpected joy. But how can she share her secret? The perfect memory of Mara stands on a pedestal between them, casting a shadow over the new life in their grasp... Tell him and face a lifetime of guilt. Lie and deny your unborn baby a father. Joelle has a choice - but can she live with it?

The Midwife's Confession

The Midwife's Confession

Author: Diane Chamberlain Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/2011

I don't know how to tell you what I did. Would you read a letter never meant to be opened? Would you want to know secrets never meant to be told? Or should a woman's mistakes stay buried? An unfinished letter was hidden amongst Tara and Emerson's best friend's things after her suicide. Noelle was the woman they entrusted to deliver their precious babies into the world, a beloved friend. Her suicide shocked them both. But her legacy could destroy them. For her letter reveals a terrible secret that challenges everything they thought they knew. Taking them on a journey that will irrevocably change their own lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - forever. Praise for Diane Chamberlain `Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist `A marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail 'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis

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