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Chamberlain, Diane 1950-

Works: 140 works in 1,095 publications in 19 languages and 38,646 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Allegories  History  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.H2485, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diane Chamberlain
The silent sister by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality"--
Necessary lies by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for her family on their mid-20th-century tobacco farm after the loss of her parents, 15-year-old Ivy connects with Grace County social worker Jane, who strains her personal and professional relationships with her advocacy of Ivy's family, whose dark secrets test Jane's resolve against racial tensions and state-mandated sterilizations
Pretending to dance by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to soon adopt a baby. But the process terrifies her. 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. She ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved: Her mother, the woman who raised her and who Molly says is dead but is very much alive. Her birth mother, whose mysterious presence raised so many issues. The 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. Told with Diane Chamberlain's compelling prose and gift for deft exploration of the human heart, Pretending to Dance is an exploration of family, lies, and the complexities of both"--
The bay at midnight by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the murder of her sister four decades ago, Julie Bauer must confront the pain of the past when a mysterious phone call sheds new light on the events of that terrifying night
The secret life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a dark night of unimaginable consequences, CeeCee Wilkes starts a new life as Eve Elliot and now, as a successful therapist, finds her past and present colliding, forcing her to make a difficult decision
Keeper of the light by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midway through performing surgery on a gunshot victim, Dr. Olivia Simon learns that the victim is Annie O'Neill, the woman with whom Olivia's husband is in love
Kiss River by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of Gina Higgins, a mysterious stranger who is determined to restore Kiss River's historic nineteenth-century lighthouse, profoundly impacts the lives of Lacey O'Neill and her brother Clay
Her mother's shadow by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lacey O'Neill's friend dies, leaving an eleven-year-old daughter Mackenzie in her care, a reluctant Lacey must cope not only with a frightened girl who resents her, but also with feelings about her own mother's murder. Then, a stranger comes to the North Carolina Outer Banks, revealing surprising ties to Lacey and the Christmas Eve when her mother was killed, exposing the last secrets of the O'Neill family
The courage tree by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eight-year-old Sophie mysteriously vanishes during a weekend camping trip, a desperate search is launched to find the child, but Sophie has found refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by a reclusive woman who has her own secrets to hide
The stolen marriage by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town's prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her, a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he's letting on. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing the young victims. Yet at home, Henry's actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behavior and save her own life?"--
The escape artist by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway mother's dilemma. Susanna Miller of Colorado loses custody of her baby daughter because of a stint in a mental home. She absconds with her to Maryland and resumes life under an assumed name. The dilemma comes when she learns of a serial killer's next move. If she goes to the police she risks losing her daughter. By the author of Reflection
Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joelle's best friend Mara Summers suffers a brain damaging aneurysm while giving birth. Joelle helps Mara's spouse Liam cope but soon falls in love with him. One night they lose control and make love. To her shock, after failing to become pregnant with her former husband who has since sired a baby with another woman, Joelle is expecting
Brass ring by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As she drives home, Claire Harte, who runs a rehabilitation center, sees a woman jump off a bridge. The suicide sets off a chain of dramatic events, including an affair with the suicide victim's brother. By the author of Private Relations
Reflection by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman returns home to look after her grandmother and has to face the town's hostility. Twenty years earlier Rachel Huber's husband blew himself up, killing 10 children and the town still blames her for it. Fortunately there is Michael, her old flame, now an unhappily married minister
Before the storm by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laural Lockwood's 15-year-old son Andy is "special". She lost him once through neglect, but is determined to make up for her mistakes. When she allows Andy to attend a local church social she is terrified when the church is consumed by fire. Andy survives and saves other children as well. Initially Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero but when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son, and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever
Secrets she left behind by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an act of arson. He survived--but with devastating physical and emotional scars. Without his mother, he has no one to help him heal, no money, nothing to live for but the medications that numb his pain. Isolated and angry, his hatred has one tight focus: his half-sister, Maggie Lockwood. Nineteen-year-old Maggie spent a year in prison for the acts that led up to the fire. Now she's back home. But her release cannot free her from the burden of guilt she carries. She grew up with Keith, played with him as a child...and recently learned they share the same father. Now the person Keith despises most is the closest thing he has to family--until Sara returns. If Sara returns...."--p. [4] of cover
The midwife's confession by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry ... ' The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle--her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family--described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know ..."--Page 2 of cover
The good father by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing his construction job and his home, 23-year-old single father Travis Brown, who will do anything for his daughter Bella, gets an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions, which forces him to make a difficult decision for his daughter's sake
The lies we told by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya and Rebecca Ward are both accomplished physicians, but that's where the sisters' similarities end. As teenagers, they witnessed their parents' murder, but it was Rebecca who saved Maya from becoming another of the gunman's victims. The tragedy left Maya cautious and timid, settling for a sedate medical practice with her husband, Adam, while Rebecca became the risk taker
Fire and rain by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the drought-weary California town of Valle Rosa comes a stranger who promises he can make it rain. All he asks for is a place to stay and complete privacy. But he is too charismatic to maintain a low profile, and the adobe cottage he's given to live in is owned by an investigative TV reporter struggling to revive her career. Fire and Rain is a love story filled with mystery and heart.--From OverDrive web site
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The secret life of CeeCee Wilkes
Alternative Names
Čemberlen, Diana 1950-

Čemberlena, Diāna 1950-

Chamberlen, Diana 1950-

Chemberlen, Diana.

Chemberlen, Diana 1950-

チェンバレン, ダイアン

The secret life of CeeCee WilkesKeeper of the lightKiss RiverHer mother's shadowThe courage treeThe escape artistCypress PointBrass ring