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Diane Chamberlain is the RITA Award winning author of sixteen novels, published in over twelve languages. A former hospital social worker and psychotherapist, Diane writes complex stories about relationships, redemption and forgiveness with a touch of mystery and suspense. She lives in North Carolina with her significant other, John, and her shelties, Keeper and Jet.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Historical
   Private Relations (1989)
     aka Secrets at the Beach House
   Lovers and Strangers (1990)
   Secret Lives (1991)
   Fire and Rain (1993)
   Brass Ring (1994)
   Reflection (1996)
   The Escape Artist (1997)
   Breaking the Silence (1999)
   Summer's Child (2000)
   The Courage Tree (2001)
   Cypress Point (2002)
     aka The Shadow Wife / The Forgotten Son
   The Bay at Midnight (2005)
   The Secret Life of Ceecee Wilkes (2006)
     aka The Lost Daughter / A Beautiful Lie
   The Lies We Told (2010)
   The Midwife's Confession (2011)
   The Good Father (2012)
   The Stolen Marriage (2017)
   The Dream Daughter (2018)
   Big Lies in a Small Town (2020)
   The Last House on the Street (2022)
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1990) : Private Relations

Diane Chamberlain recommends
The Language of Trees (2010)
Ilie Ruby
"Ilie Ruby's haunting story seems to spring fully formed from the mystical setting she so beautifully describes. The Language of Trees will make you believe that spirits live on, that hands can heal, and that if you open your heart wide enough, the world is full of second chances."
The In-Between Hour (2013)
Barbara Claypole White
"The Unfinished Garden is a touching and accomplished debut."
Incense & Peppermints (2014)
Carole Bellacera
"...heartfelt and real, yet her moving story of love, loss and healing is timeless."
Luckiest Girl Alive (2015)
Jessica Knoll
"Luckiest Girl Alive is a brilliant character study wrapped up in a can't-put-it-down thriller. Ani FaNelli, the luckiest girl of the title, will infuriate you with her sharp edges, intrigue you with her unexpected fragility and ultimately win your heart. I lost myself in this intelligently crafted novel and can't wait to read more from Jessica Knoll."
The Sound of Glass (2015)
Karen White
"From the mysterious events of the first chapter to the heart-rending revelations of the last, Karen White paints a vivid portrait of a family filled with secrets, strife and—ultimately—love. I adore Karen’s stories and The Sound of Glass may well be my new favorite."
The Last Embrace (2015)
Pam Jenoff
"Warm and heartfelt."
The Two-Family House (2016)
Lynda Cohen Loigman
"[Full of] great skill and compassion...a novel you won't be able to put down."
The Second Mrs. Hockaday (2017)
Susan Rivers
"Susan Rivers sets this spellbinding, haunting human drama against the backdrop of the Civil War. Told through exquisitely crafted letters and diary entries, the delicious pacing leads to revelations both intriguing and unnerving. I was sorry to reach the end of this stunning debut."
Follow Me Down (2017)
Sherri Smith
"No one can be trusted as the flawed but sympathetic protagonist struggles to find her missing twin brother. This engrossing page turner will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending."
The Sisters Chase (2017)
Sarah Healy
"Sarah Healy's The Sisters Chase will stay with me for a long time. It's a heart-rending tale of survival filled with deftly revealed surprises and twists."
Before I Let You Go (2018)
Kelly Rimmer
"One of the best books for discussion that I've read in years."
The Girls At 17 Swann Street (2019)
Yara Zgheib
"Heartbreaking and beautiful . . . a brave book, stark in its realism, yet tempered by its lyrical prose."
The Liar's Child (2019)
Carla Buckley
"Carla Buckley is a sly writer. Just when you think you have things figured out, she flips the story on its head. Deft plotting and psychologically fleshed-out characters make The Liar’s Child a ripping good read!"
A Family of Strangers (2019)
Emilie Richards
"I love settling down with a book by Emilie Richards, knowing I can turn myself over to her for a story that's both infinitely readable and emotionally deep. In A Family of Strangers, Emilie seamlessly mixes intrigue, romance and emotional drama as she puts family ties to the test with a protagonist you won't soon forget. You'll root for Ryan Gracey to do the right thing, even as you struggle along with her to determine what that right thing might be. A page-turner to the end!"
Wildland (2020)
Rebecca Hodge
"Heart-stopping...Hodge shows great skill in writing a story that’s both touching and exhilarating."
Full Bloom (2020)
Judith Arnold
"I'm starving! You will be, too, as you read Judith Arnold's latest, the story of Bloom's Delicatessen and the three generations of Blooms who fill it with pickles and bagels and ever-engaging conflict. With her trademark combination of warmth and wit, Arnold shows us what happens when the needs of the individual trump the needs of the family. If you're anything like me, you'll finish Full Bloom wishing you lived only a block away from the deli and its cast of intriguing characters."
The Book of CarolSue (2020)
Lynne Hugo
"In The Book of CarolSue, Hugo deftly combines whimsy and longing, old grief and newfound joy. With her unique and compassionate voice, she writes about loss and redemption in a way that makes you laugh out loud one minute, tear up the next. Either way, you're sure to experience tender feelings for her engaging cast of unforgettable characters."
Every Now and Then (2020)
Lesley Kagen
"Kagen deftly illustrates her gift for blending the serious and the funny, the light and the dark. As a reader, I feel safe in her hands."
The Light of Luna Park (2021)
Addison Armstrong
"A dual timeline, a fascinating historical setting, a baby, a nurse and above all, courage. This is my kind of story! Thank you, Addison Armstrong, for writing such an intriguing and heartfelt novel."
She Wouldn't Change a Thing (2021)
Sarah Adlakha
"For me, a mind-bending story only works if its characters are real and relatable. Sarah Adlakha gets it exactly right in She Wouldn’t Change a Thing. Her protagonist, faced with impossible, life altering choices, will keep the reader awake at night wondering ‘what would I do?'"
The Family (2021)
Naomi Krupitsky
"It's been a long time since I've stayed up all night to read a book.... Krupitsky has created a riveting story powerful in its realism."

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