Sunday, 6 September 2015

Review: The Dance Begins by Diane Chamberlain

In this short story prequel to Pretending to Dance, psychologist Graham Arnette longs to dance the way he used to, before illness stole his ability to walk. Graham lives on one hundred acres of family land with his daughter Molly and his wife Nora-and with Amalia, a green-eyed beauty with whom Graham shares his hopes and fears. Six-year-old Molly is the light of Graham's life. As he and his extended family turn an old springhouse into a playhouse for her, long buried hostilities emerge that lead to anger and resentment. . . and, ultimately, to the healing power of family love.

Kindle Edition
Published August 11th 2015 by St. Martin's Press 
Series: Dance .5
Genre: Womens Fiction

Kristine's Thoughts:

Picking up a Diane Chamberlain book for me is like curling up with my favourite blanket on a cold winter day. It gives me the comfort that soup and grilled cheese give me when I'm not feeling well. Without fail, her books leave me content and satisfied. When I saw that there was a short story prequel to Pretending to Dance (due out October 6/15) I knew I had to read it.

It's hard to say very much when a story is so short. In fact, I feel like the synopsis almost says too much. I will say that there was enough of a story and hints of secrets (something Chamberlain does beautifully) that I am eagerly anticipating Pretending to Dance so that I can get the whole story. It had me hook, line and sinker. I want to know more.

This short story was a nice little introduction to the characters that I assume we will meet in Pretending to Dance. I can't wait to read more!

About the Author
Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today and London Times bestselling author of 23 novels published in more than twenty languages. Her latest novel, Pretending to Dance will be released in October 2015. 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 suspense, mystery and intrigue.

Diane lives in North Carolina with her significant other, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole--the only non-reading members of the household!

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