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Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain

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An American author who tackles thorny family issues has done it again. She really knows how to push those sensitive buttons. Here the tale revolves around one family and an abandoned baby that the 11-year old daughter finds on the beach. The family adopt her, the community care, all is good until the child wants to find her mother and know why she left her to die on a beach. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll try and guess the answers and you’ll be surprised. It’s great.

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Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain

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.

About the Author

Diane Chamberlain

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

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4th April 2014


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Mira an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


416 pages


Literary Fiction
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