All posts tagged: Diane Chamberlain

Master storyteller Diane Chamberlain is back talking about her new novel, BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, featuring strong women, art restoration, WPA, mental illness, and more. Plus, kitchen renovations and dog stories.

By Leslie Lindsay Diane Chamberlain skillfully weaves dual timelines in BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, which carefully straddles the line between women’s fiction meets mystery and historical fiction. I’ve been a longtime fan of Diane Chamberlain, so no surprise I jumped at the chance to read her her newest title, BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN (St. Martin’s Press, January 14 2019). She always takes big issues and spins them into an immersive story with all the feels. BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN introduces two very strong, competent, and complicated young women across a dual timeline, 2018 and 1940, in small town Edenton, North Carolina. In 2018, we meet Morgan Christopher, a 22-year old woman who has gone to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Her dream of an art career has been put on hold–until a mysterious visitor (and her attorney) approach her with a ‘get out of jail free card,’ that she would be a fool to pass up. Her assignment: to restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. …

Would you time-travel if your child’s life depended on it? Diane Chamberlain tackles this & more in her breathless, dreamy THE DREAM DAUGHTER

By Leslie Lindsay  Can a book be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain’s hands, it absolutely can. THE DREAM DAUGHTER is a dash of science-fiction meets a mother’s tenacity for love. Diane Chamberlain talks about how the timing of the book had to be ‘just right,’ how she’d probably never time-travel, and putting a memoir on the back-burner. But first, the accolades:  “A heady and breathless wonder of a read.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale Publisher’s Weekly says this about THE DREAM DAUGHTER:“Chamberlain expertly blends the time travel elements with the wonderful story of a mother’s love and the depths of sacrifice she makes for her child. This is a page turning crowd-pleaser. And Bookstalker Blog follows with this: “A unique story about time travel and how happy endings aren’t always destined to play out the way we planned. A unique twist as usually time travel novels are about love between a man and woman this instead is a mother and child love story. Wonderful.” Diane is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling …

Write On, Wednesday: Diane Chamberlain on her latest novel, PRETENDING TO DANCE, Dying with Dignity, Playing the Guitar, Character Motivations, & a Sneak-Peek at What’s Next…

By Leslie Lindsay  Years ago, I was introduced to the wonderful world of Diane Chamberlain when I picked up her KEEPER OF THE LIGHT. And then SECRET LIFE OF CEE CEE WILKES captured my heart. Maybe it was the gorgeous auburn ringlets on the little girl and the teal cover. I have a soft spot for both. And then I sort of developed a crush on Travis in THE GOOD FATHER. But not really—he’s too young for me. And then the rural town in NECESSARY LIES came to life in ways that made me yearn for my roots, and question the “good” of eugenics. Of course, I also found THE MIDWIFE’S CONFESSION a touching, yet disturbing read. What all of these stories have in common is a deep familial thread, interweaving characters with complex moral issues that will have you cheering, crying, and tugging at your heartstrings. Diane Chamberlain’s newest book, PRETENDING TO DANCE will stir feelings of nostalgia, grief, and adolescent angst. I am so very honored to have USA Today and Sunday Times …