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Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
  

Pretending to Dance

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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.

If you like Diane Chamberlain you might also like to read books by Suzanne Bugler, Heather Gudenkauf and Louise Candlish.

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Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

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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A gripping story of a girl's relationship with her father Woman and Home Twisty and smart Heat Magazine Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged by this cleverly crafted family drama Sunday Mirror Tightly written with a great plot, this book will keep you hooked Fabulous Magazine A gripping story of a girl's relationship with her father Woman and Home Twisty and smart Heat Magazine Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged by this cleverly crafted family drama Sunday Mirror Tightly written with a great plot, this book will keep you hooked Fabulous Magazine


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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Publication date

24th March 2016

Author

Diane Chamberlain

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www.dianechamberlain.com/

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781447211310

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