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Chamberlain, Diane 1950-

Works: 131 works in 868 publications in 18 languages and 35,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Allegories  Romance fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.H2485, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diane Chamberlain
The silent sister by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,159 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 )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,066 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 )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,854 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 )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,763 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 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,631 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 )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Olivia's husband's lover, Annie O'Neill, dies in the emergency room when physician Olivia is on duty, her death irrevocably changes the lives of Olivia, her husband, and Annie's husband, and together they must face the lies and deception
Kiss River by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gina Higgins has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina--a stranger with a secret. But secrets are a fact of life in the close-knit community of Kiss River ... Kiss River's historic nineteenth-century lighthouse has all but fallen into the sea, taking with it the huge Fresnel lens that once served as its beacon. Gina is desperate to find a way to raise the lens from the sea: the glass holds the key to her future, her fortune and her only chance to save the one person who matters to her. Lacey O'Neill lives in the old lightkeeper's house, a home she shares with her brother, Clay. When Lacey meets Gina, she invites her to stay with them. Eagerly accepting the offer, Gina begins her quest to raise the lens as Clay finds himself drawn to her struggle, and to Gina herself. As Gina's story unfolds, so does the shocking legacy left buried in the light, revealing more than Gina expected ... much more. And with it comes new hope for the future ... and for love
Her mother's shadow by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,558 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 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue just wanted to be like every other little girl. Which is why her mother, Janine, reluctantly agreed to let her go on the weekend camping trip with her Brownie troop. But shen Janine arrives to pick up Sophie after the trip, her daughter is not among the others. Somehow, along the forested route from West Virginia. Sophie has disappeared."--Jacket
Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,289 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 )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,270 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
The escape artist by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,227 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
Before the storm by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,207 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
Reflection by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,175 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
The midwife's confession by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,081 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 )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,052 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
Secrets she left behind by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, single mother Sara Weston goes to the store and never returns, leaving her teenage son alone with his damaged past. Keith had survived an act of arson with devastating physical and emotionals scars. Without Sara, he had no one to help him, 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's back home after a year in prison for acts that led up to the fire. Now the person Keith despises most is the closest thing he has to family
The lies we told by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya i Rebecca Ward są siostrami i cenionymi lekarkami. Podczas gdy Maya ogranicza się do spokojnej praktyki prowadzonej wspólnie z mężem Adamem, Rebecca lubi ryzyko i ekstremalne sytuacje. Gdy w wybrzeże Karoliny Północnej uderza potężny huragan, Rebecca i Adam nakłaniają Mayę do uczestnictwa w akcji ratowniczej. Maya bez reszty oddaje się niesieniu pomocy poszkodowanym, ale helikopter, którym transportuje rannych do szpitala, wpada do wezbranej rzeki. Wydaje się, że katastrofy nikt nie przeżył
Fire and rain by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valle Rosa, a small drought-weary town in Southern California, is under destruction from deadly wildfires. Into the midst of this crisis rolls a handsome stranger calling himself Jeff Cabrio, who claims he can cure the town's troubles by making it rain. But Cabrio's entrance into the community brings more than just potential rain, and it's not long before the residents' interests turn from the weather to their mysterious neighbour. For tragedy-afflicted sculptress Mia Tanner, Cabrio unearths old wounds and new loves. For struggling journalist Carmen Perez, Cabrio brings the possibility of revitalizing her career by uncovering the truth about him. And former major-league player Chris Garrett is offered the chance to come to terms with the demise of his career as a professional baseball pitcher. As three lives become irrevocably entwined, it's not long before each is forced to face the ghosts of their past
Summer's child by Diane Chamberlain( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early on the morning of her eleventh birthday, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea--an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant's identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria's loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria. Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal young woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria's childhood and now a television producer, returns at Shelly's request to do a story about the circumstances surrounding her birth, something precarious shifts in the small town of Kill Devil Hills ..."--Page 4 of cover
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The courage tree
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 treeCypress PointBrass ringThe escape artist