Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#FRC2015 #MMBBR Review: PRETENDING TO DANCE by DIANE CHAMBERLAIN @booksparks @D_Chamberlain


Course Title: Intro to Social Work

Department: Women’s Fiction
Course Date: November 23
Learn how to mediate adoption plans, family strife and birth parent relationships in this course from Diane Chamberlain
Diane Chamberlain
Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 24 novels published in more than twenty languages. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue. Diane's background in psychology has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create her realistic characters.

Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore. She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making North Carolina her home.

Diane received her bachelor's and master's degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents. All the while Diane was writing on the side. Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel. 
Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole. She has three stepdaughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She's currently at work on her next novel.

Please visit Diane's website at www.dianechamberlain.com for more information on her newest novel, Pretending to Dance, and a complete list of her books.

Chamberlain has done it again!  She wrote another book that was hard to put down, so engaging and original, beautifully written, brilliantly set and woven together seamlessly!  She has a way that she writes that takes topics and makes you feel them with your full heart.  You care from the start and find yourself holding your breath, feeling the feelings and living along side the characters!  Such a wonderful story and another 5 stars hit!  Keep them coming Diane!  We love you! 

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