Monday, November 30, 2015

Pretending to Dance - Review & Giveaway #FRC2015

Review by Marlene Engel
Having previously lost a child, Molly and Aiden are going through the emotional journey of adoption.  Although they are a loving couple who believe in honesty and communication, Molly is hiding a huge secret from her husband.  Upon completing the section about her family for the adoption paperwork, Molly is brought back to when she was fourteen years old and the events that changed her life forever.

Bouncing back and forth from the present day to a pivotal time in Molly’s life when she was fourteen, the author sheds light on the true Molly.  From her close relationship with her father, to her first boy crush, and the realization that her life isn’t what it seems, we are given a bird’s eye view of the happenings of this crucial time in her life.  But it’s when her father dies that makes the biggest impact on her, causing her to lose trust in her mother and cut off ties with the family. 

Pretending to Dance is an emotion-packed, engaging book that will tug at your heart-strings.  The characters are relatable with their flaws and imperfections.  And the way the author perfectly alternates the present and the past to give you a story that is realistic while tackling tough issues is sheer genius.  So if you’re looking for a book with unexpected twists, surprising discoveries, with an element of suspense, you don’t want to miss out on this book.

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About the Author:
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.

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