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May 3, 2016



When pretending ends, the lying begins.

Molly Arnette and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her. As the background check begin, Molly worries that her secrets from her North Carolina childhood will resurface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well.

She ran away from her family twenty years ago after a devastating event left her distrustful of those she loved her mother, the woman who raised her and who despite Molly claiming otherwise is very much alive, her birth mother, whose mysterious presence raised so many issues, and her father she adored, whose death sent her running from the small community of Morrison Ridge.

Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a future filled with promise, she discovers that even she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.


This is favourite novel by Diane Chamberlain. I loved the lies that  Molly Arnette, told her husband. Now they want to adopt a baby   and with the social worker doing background checks, Molly worries that her secrets she has kept will destroy their chance of adopting a baby. Diane Chamberlain books often a combination of romance, family drama intrigue and suspence. This is the very best of Diane Chamberlain, with a twisty smart novel. I highly recommend Pretending to Dance.



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