Book giveaway: Pretending to Dance


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When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . .

Molly Arnette is good at keeping secrets.

It's the summer of 1990 and she 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.

Over a decade later, Molly and her husband are trying to adopt a baby. As the questions and background checks come one after another, Molly worries that the truth she's kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well. Molly ran away from her family twenty years ago, after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved.

Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a healthy future, she discovers that even she doesn't know what really happened in her family of pretenders.


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Praise for Pretending to Dance:


'Twisty and smart' - Heat Magazine

''Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged by this cleverly crafted family drama - Sunday Mirror

'Tightly written with a great plot, this book will keep you hooked.' - Fabulous Magazine




About the Author

Diane Chamberlain is a bestselling author of numerous novels including Necessary Lies and The Silent Sister. Her storylines are often a combination of family drama, intrigue and suspense. She lives in North Caroline with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole.


Book giveaway:

We've got 50 copies of Pretending to Dance to give away to Mumsnetters who are willing to read and share their thoughts about it on the discussion thread. Fill in the form below to apply for your copy.

You don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion. Anyone who has read Pretending to Dance can post their feedback on the thread. If you miss out on a free copy, you can always buy a paperbackAll who post feedback before 23 May will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher. 

This giveaway closes Monday 11 April , so apply now!


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