Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN: 9781250054517
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

It is 1960 in North Carolina and the lives of Ivy Hart and Jane Forrester couldn't be more different. Fifteen-year-old Ivy lives with her family as tenants on a small tobacco farm, but when her parents die, Ivy is left to care for her grandmother, older sister, and nephew. 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 is given the task of recommending which of her clients should be sterilized without their knowledge or consent. The state's rationalization is that if her clients are poor, or ill, or deemed in some way "unfit" they should not be allowed to have children. But soon Jane becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her new husband and her supervisors. No one understands why Jane would want to become a caseworker for the Department of Public Health when she could be a housewife and Junior League member. 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 a life-changing battle. Necessary Lies is 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?

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 0230764029
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

If you're a fan of Jodie Picoult, you'll love Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession . . . North Carolina, 1960. Newlywed Jane Forrester, fresh out of university, is seeking what most other women have shunned: a career. But life as a social worker is far from what she expected. Out amongst the rural Tobacco fields of Grace County, Jane encounters a world of extreme poverty that is far removed from the middle-class life she has grown up with. But worse is still to come. Working with the Hart family and their fifteen-year-old daughter Ivy, it's not long before Jane uncovers a shocking secret, and is thrust into a moral dilemma that puts her career on the line, threatens to dissolve her marriage, and ultimately, determines the fate of Ivy and her family forever. Soon Jane is forced to take drastic action, and before long, there is no turning back. A companion short story, The First Lie, is available in eBook.

Necessary Lies A Novel by Diane Chamberlain Conversation Starters

Necessary Lies  A Novel by Diane Chamberlain   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2016-09-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies A Novel by Diane Chamberlain Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: At fifteen, Ivy is responsible: responsible for everyone, that is - her elderly grandmother, mentally challenged sister, beautiful young nephew and herself. After the death of her parents Ivy is doing the best she can to keep her family together. She longs to attend college and marry the boy of her dreams, however, until the arrival of the family’s new social worker, Ivy was convinced that not only was her fate predetermined it was unavoidable. Jane is a fresh faced, upper class newly married optimistic social worker who becomes embroiled in Ivy’s family much to the disconcert of her husband and co-workers. Will she be able to make a difference in the lives of the Hartis family? Or is Ivy’s fate, as she believes, already set in stone? Necessary Lies is a fictional novel set in rural Grace county, North Carolina. Although the novel itself is fictional the theme in which the plot is based is horrifyingly true. Diane Chamberlin is the author of over 24 best-selling novels in over 20 different languages. Chamberlin’s background in psychology allows her to spins heartwarming novels about family and friends with a twist of drama and suspense. In Necessary Lies she writes of tragedy courage compassion and forgiveness all while leaving the reading turning pages at a heart breaking fast pace. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancingyour experience of Necessary Lies . If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
Author: Eva Stachniak
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2000-08
ISBN: 9780889242951
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

When Anna is offered the opportunity to move to Montreal, she jumps at the chance to leave her life in Poland behind. But when tragedy strikes 10 years later, Anna decides to return to a dramatically changed Europe. Probing the depths of betrayal and forgiveness, she confronts her own past and the motives that drove her away from Poland.

The Year of Necessary Lies

The Year of Necessary Lies
Author: Kris Radish
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 9781940716510
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

A great-granddaughter discovers her ancestor s secrets inspirational forays into forbidden love and the Florida Everglades at the turn of the last century."

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN: 1250010705
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

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 heart After 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?

The Year of Necessary Lies

The Year of Necessary Lies
Author: Kris Radish
Publsiher: SparkPress
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1940716500
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

One amazing year in a remarkable woman1s life journey becomes the inspiration for generations when she takes a huge risk, follows her heart, embraces forbidden love, and unwittingly becomes the champion of a winged world that is on the brink of extinction. It’s 1903, the world is poised for drastic change, and Julia Briton is a naive, beautiful Boston socialite who suffers a series of devastating losses and discovers that her beloved husband is involved in the plume trade—the massive slaughter of birds for use in the fashion industry. When Julia is secretly ushered into the early 20th century by a group of brazen female activists, she boldly risks everything and embarks on a perilous journey to the wilds of untamed Florida, a place of great danger where men will stop at nothing to get what they want and where one man, and a faithful friend, force her to make yet more life-changing decisions. Years later, when Julia’s great-granddaughter, Kelly, discovers some hidden tape recordings in her famous great-grandmother1s dresser and learns the real truth about Julia’s year, a year that changed the course of history, she must decide what to do with her grandmother1s incredible legacy. Will she keep the real “secret of the year”, or will she be brave enough to follow her own heart? USA Best Book Awards: Fiction: Historical, Finalist

Big Lies in a Small Town

Big Lies in a Small Town
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1509808612
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Lies in a Small Town Book Excerpt:

‘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?

Reflection

Reflection
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Diane Chamberlain
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflection Book Excerpt:

Rachel Huber returns to her hometown of Reflection to care for her ailing grandmother. Twenty years ago, a tragedy occurred in Reflection and everyone holds Rachel responsible. But she has allies in a young woman who was touched by the tragedy and a man who was her childhood friend. It's her grandmother, however, who surprises Rachel with her wise counsel and secrets she's long been concealing.

The First Lie

The First Lie
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN: 1466839406
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Lie Book Excerpt:

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: "It will steal your heart."—Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals "An emotional powerhouse." —Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Memories "Enthralling...[it] transfixed me from the very first pages, and its vivid and sympathetic characters haunted me long after the last."—Christina Schwarz, New York Times bestselling author of Drowning Ruth

The Lies We Told

The Lies We Told
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Mira
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 9780778304425
Category: Family secrets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lies We Told Book Excerpt:

Chamberlain pens an extraordinarily touching novel about the devastating secrets that test the inconstant but unbreakable bond between sisters--bonds forged by love, loyalty, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
Author: Janice Daugharty
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1996-03-27
ISBN: 9780060926885
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

Worrying about her father's reaction to her pregnancy out of wedlock, seventeen-year-old Cliffie Flowers decides to make the best out of a difficult situation, until she is accused of murder

Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 0230764053
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pretending to Dance Book Excerpt:

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 Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN: 1509808590
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream Daughter Book Excerpt:

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.

The Courage Tree

The Courage Tree
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN: 1459248090
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage Tree Book Excerpt:

It is Every Mother's Nightmare…Only Worse Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue just wanted to be like every other little girl. Which is why her mother, Janine, reluctantly agreed to let her go on the weekend camping trip with her Brownie troop. But when Janine arrives to pick up Sophie after the trip, her daughter is not with the others. Somehow, along the forested route from West Virginia, Sophie has disappeared. But Sophie is no ordinary eight-year-old. She suffers from a rare disease, and Janine has recently enrolled her in an experimental treatment as a last effort to save her life—despite the vehement objections of her ex-husband, Joe. Without her medication, Sophie cannot survive long. All her mother's instincts tell Janine that Sophie is alive, but time is running out. Deep in the Virginia forest, another drama unfolds. Sophie finds refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by Zoe, a woman who wants nothing to do with the child. Zoe is struggling to save her own daughter from the law, and Sophie's presence jeopardizes any chance of that happening. She is as determined to save her daughter as Janine is to save Sophie…and only one of them can succeed.

Her Mother s Shadow

Her Mother s Shadow
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 1459244435
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Mother s Shadow Book Excerpt:

Annie A loving mother and wife, Annie O'Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death. Lacey When Lacey O'Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she's spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey's care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother. Mackenzie Uprooted by her mother's death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed—and especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.

Kiss River

Kiss River
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN: 0778312852
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiss River Book Excerpt:

The arrival of Gina Higgins, a mysterious stranger who is determined to restore Kiss River's historic 19th-century lighthouse, profoundly impacts the lives of Lacey O'Neill, a talented stained-glass artist with a dark past, and her brother Clay, who is trying to rebuild his life after a devastating tragedy. Reissue.

Secrets at the Beach House

Secrets at the Beach House
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 1509864172
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets at the Beach House Book Excerpt:

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 . . .

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
Author: Janice Daugharty
Publsiher: Bell Bridge Books
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 1611944333
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessary Lies Book Excerpt:

Lost innocence. Betrayal. Smalltown secrets. It all adds up to necessary lies. It always starts with the loss of innocence. Life had plenty to offer beautiful seventeen-year-old Cliffie Flowers in 1953 backwoods Georgia before she got pregnant by a local lothario whose conquests also included her sister. Fearing the disappointment of her adoring father, Cliffie lies to conceal her downfall as the golden girl who might have been the hope of her poor family. But her deception leads to far worse trouble. "Janice Daugharty is a born story-teller. Her voice is a finely honed 'Southern' voice that is warm, vibrant, and original; her characters seem to leap from the page, fully imagined in a sentence or two. Best of all, her fiction is rich with surprises. Each story is like a wild, improvised ride that takes us to an unexpected destination." --Joyce Carol Oates "Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer." --Pat Conroy "Daugharty once again has succeeded in creating a suspenseful, well-written narrative around an unusual plot line." --Library Journal Janice Daugharty's 1997 novel, EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT (HarperCollins) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of seven acclaimed novels and two short story collections. She serves as writer-in-residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Visit the author at JaniceDaugharty.com

The Bay at Midnight

The Bay at Midnight
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN: 1426836880
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bay at Midnight Book Excerpt:

Her family's cottage on the New Jersey shore was a place of freedom and innocence for Julie Bauer—until her seventeen-year-old sister, Isabel, was murdered. It's been more than forty years since that August night, but Julie's memories of her sister's death still shape her world. Now someone from her past is raising questions about what really happened that night. About Julie's own complicity. About a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. About the person who went to prison for Izzy's murder—and the person who didn't. Faced with questions and armed with few answers, Julie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the complex emotions that led to one unspeakable act of violence on the bay at midnight.