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Diane Chamberlain - Kegyes hazugságok
A tizenöt éves Ivy Hartnak egyedül kell gondoskodnia idős nagymamájáról, mentálisan zavart nővéréről, és nővérének kisfiáról is. Mindezt még nehezebbé teszi, hogy Ivy epilepsziás. A friss házas Jane Forrester megrögzött idealista, aki szociális munkásként kezd dolgozni az észak-karolinai dohányültetvényeken. Így ismerkedik meg Ivyval és családjával. A hatvanas években játszódó történet két kivételes nő, Ivy és Jane kapcsolatát meséli el. Súlyos feszültségekkel terhes korszak ez, amikor a közjó érdekében az állami törvények lehetővé tették a sterilizációit, és ahol a jómódú középosztály cukormázas élete és a szegények hétköznapi nyomorúsága között áthidalhatatlan szakadék tátongott. Munkája és a Hart család titkai súlyos erkölcsi dilemma elé állítják Jane-t: el kell döntenie, hogy segítsen-e Ivyn, vagy adja fel mindazt, amiben mindig is hitt. Diane Chamberlain érdekfeszítően megírt, elgondolkodtató regényében ezúttal is az emberi kapcsolatok bonyolultságával, a mindennapok fontos erkölcsi dilemmáival foglalkozik.
Diane Chamberlain - Titkok örvénye
"Kedves Anna! Nehéz papírra vetni mindazt, amit el kell mondanom, de tisztában vagyok vele, hogy végigolvasni sokkal nehezebb, és nagyon sajnálom..." Ez a félbeszakadt levél az egyetlen nyom, amelyből Tara és Emerson kiindulhat legjobb barátnőjük, Noelle öngyilkosságának okait kutatva. Minden, amit tudtak róla - szülésznői hivatása, bátor kiállása az igaz ügyek mellett, családja és barátai iránt érzett szeretete -, olyan ember benyomását keltette, aki ragaszkodik az élethez. Miért választotta mégis a halált? Túl sok mindenről nem tudtak. A levél és egy szívszaggató titok felfedésével a két nő lassan rájön, hogy valójában mégsem ismerték jól Noelle-t, s miközben egyre inkább kirajzolódik előttük bonyolult személyisége, szerelemmel, árulással, részvéttel és csalással is szembesülniük kell. A "Titkok örvénye" izgalmas regény, amely mindannyiunk számára felteszi a kérdést: mi az, amit már nem lehet megbocsátani? A(z) Titkok örvénye (Könyv) szerzője Diane Chamberlain.
Diane Chamberlain - The Good Father
A little girl, all alone, with a note that reads 'please look after me'. What would you do? Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, worrying about keeping food on the table. But so far he's kept her safe. And never regretted his decision for a second. But now he's lost his job, his home and the money in his wallet is all he has. As things spiral out of control Travis is offered a lifeline. A onetime offer to commit a crime for his daughter's sake. Even if it means leaving her behind. Even if it means losing her. What would a good father do?
Diane Chamberlain - Her Mother's Shadow
Annie A loving mother and wife, Annie O'Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death. Lacey When Lacey O'Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she's spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey's care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother. Mackenzie Uprooted by her mother's death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed—and especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.
Diane Chamberlain - The Bay at Midnight
Her family's cottage was a place of innocence for twelve-year-old Julie Bauer - until her sister was murdered. It's been many years since that August night, but Julie's memories of Izzy's death still haunt her. Now someone from her past is asking questions about what really happened that night. About Julie's own complicity. About a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. About the person who went to prison for Izzy's murder - and the person who didn't. Julie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the complex emotions that led to one unspeakable act of violence on the bay at midnight.
Diane Chamberlain - The Lies We Told
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. After a devastating hurricane hits the coast of North Carolina, Rebecca and Adam urge Maya to join them in the relief effort. To please her husband, Maya finally agrees. She loses herself in the care and transport of victims, but when her helicopter crashes into raging floodwaters, there appear to be no survivors. Forced to accept Maya is gone, Rebecca and Adam turn to one another - first for comfort, then in passion - unaware that, miles from civilization, Maya is injured and trapped with strangers she's not certain she can trust. Away from the sister who has always been there to save her, now Maya must find the courage to save herself - unaware that the life she knew has changed forever.
Diane Chamberlain - Before the Storm
Fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood is special. Others notice the way he blurts out anything that comes into his mind, how he cannot foresee consequences, that he's more child than teenager. But his mother sees a boy with a heart as open and wide as the ocean. Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she's succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent—maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social—a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives…and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart. 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.
Diane Chamberlain - Breaking the Silence
Laura Brandon had promised her dying father she would visit Sarah Tolley, but her own agony is drowning out the old woman's ramblings. Her husband killed himself, and the only witness--her daughter, Emma--now refuses to speak. Desperate, Laura turns to a man she met once nine years ago: Emma's real father. Together they search frantically for the key to Emma's silence, only to find it in an old woman's fading memories of love, despair and unspeakable evil.
Nicholas Evans - Diane Chamberlain - Jeffery Deaver - Janice Graham - A csapda / A szabadulóművész / Koporsótáncos / Tűzmadár
Nicholas Evans: A csapda Amikor egy csapat farkas érkezik a montanai marhatenyésztők birtokainak közelébe, olyan bonyodalmakat okoznak, amely hatására barátok kerülnek egymással szembe, családok hullanak szét. Buck Calder, a környék legtekintélyesebb birtokosa elhatározza, hogy bármilyen eszközzel megvédi állatait a ragadozók támadásaitól. Helen Ross biológus pedig legalább annyira elszántan akarja megóvni a farkasokat a teljes kipusztulástól. Diane Chamberlain: A szabadulóművész Mennyire könnyű megoldás elfutni a bajok elől - gyorsan menekülni, aztán új életet kezdeni máshol. Pontosan ezt teszi Susanna Miller, amikor egy bírói döntés eredményeként el akarják venni tőle egyéves kisfiát. Gyermekével titokban egy távoli városba utazik, ahol munkát talál, megváltoztatja nevét és külsejét, és még egy új férfi is feltűnik az életében. Azonban hamarosan ráébred a szörnyű valóságra, és ismét kezdődnek megpróbáltatásai. Jeffery Deaver: Koporsótáncos New York City legjobb detektívje, Lincoln Rhyme - aki tolókocsiba kényszerült egy majdnem végzetes baleset miatt - nyomoz egy mindenre elszánt bérgyilkos után, aki mindig eltűnik üldözői elől. A Koporsótáncos egy megbízás kapcsán New Yorkba érkezik. Három személlyel kell végeznie, tehát nincs vesztegetni való ideje. Az idő múlásával Rhyme csak egyetlen dologban lehet biztos: a Táncos ott fog lecsapni, ahol legkevésbé számítanak rá. Janice Graham: Tűzmadár Ethan Brown élete minden tekintetben úgy alakul, ahogy azt mindig szerette volna. Kedves fiatal menyasszonya van, ügyvédi karrierje egyre magasabbra ível, Kansasban pedig több ezer hektáros birtokán megépítheti álmai házát. Azonban amikor egy igéző tekintetű titokzatos asszony a segítségét kéri, Ethanra forgószélként zúdul a mindent elsöprő szenvedélyes szerelem és árulás.
Diane Chamberlain - Pretending to Dance
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.
Diane Chamberlain - The Silent Sister
In The Silent Sister, 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, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.
Diane Chamberlain - Necessary Lies
After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed. She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband. But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm—secrets much darker than she would have guessed. Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong. Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?
Diane Chamberlain - Keeper of the Light
With her fourth novel (after Secret Lives ), Chamberlain spins an absorbing tale of romantic obsession and betrayal. Beautiful artist Annie O'Neill is known as St. Anne on North Carolina's Outer Banks for her selfless devotion to any cause that comes down the pike--she's even donated bone marrow to a stranger in need. Her murder leaves her husband, Alec, shattered. Also broken are Olivia Simon, the emergency room physician who tried to save her, and the good doctor's husband, Paul, who idolized the victim. To recapture Paul's love, Olivia begins to emulate Annie in every way, from learning the craft of stained glass to being a good Samaritan. Readers will long to shake the physician, as lovesick Paul is not worth her efforts; this is a man who tells his wife that he can make love to her only if he pretends that she is Annie. As exasperating as these characters are (chief among them the dead goddess), the novel's cache of dark secrets and hidden passions keeps the pages turning. An old lighthouse keeper's climactic revelation adds a final surprise.
Diane Chamberlain - The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes
An unsolved murder. A missing child. A lifetime of deception. In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth, and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies…
Diane Chamberlain - The Shadow Wife
Joelle D'Angelo's best friend, Mara, is left with brain damage after she suffers an aneurysm giving birth to her son. Alone and grieving, Joelle turns to the only other person who understands her pain: her colleague - and Mara's husband - Liam. What starts out as comfort between friends gradually becomes something more.something undeniable. Torn by guilt and the impossibility of her feelings for Liam, Joelle sets out determined to find help for Mara, no matter how unconventional the source. Her search leads her to a mansion in Monterey, California, and into the life of a woman shrouded in mystery. Carlynn Kling Shire is a healer and, according to Joelle's parents, saved Joelle's life when she was an infant. As Joelle is guided down an unfamiliar path by a woman keeping her own shocking secrets, she discovers that while some love is doomed, some love is destined to survive anything.
Diane Chamberlain - Cypress Point
A novel about the power to heal . . . and the power to change. It is not a love Joelle D'Angelo would ever have chosen. But it is one she can't deny. Joelle D'Angelo's best friend, Mara, is left with brain damage after she suffers an aneurysm during the delivery of her son. Alone and grieving, Joelle turns to the only other person who understands her pain: Mara's husband, Liam. And what starts out as comfort between friends gradually becomes something more. Something undeniable. Now all Joelle needs is a miracle. Torn by guilt and the impossibility of her feelings for Liam, Joelle seeks help from someone she's not even sure she believes in -- a healer named Carlynn Kling Shire. Joelle sets out to find Carlynn, knowing that Mara needs something conventional medicine can't supply. And hoping that if Mara is well, Joelle's feelings for Liam will end. Her search leads her to a mansion in Monterey, California, and into the life of a woman shrouded in mystery. And as Joelle is guided down an unfamiliar path by a woman who is clearly keeping her own secrets, she discovers that some love is doomed, while some love can survive anything.
Diane Chamberlain - The Lost Daughter
An unsolved murder. A missing child. A lifetime of deception. In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die to protect a lifetime of lies...
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