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Necessary Lies – Book Review

29 Aug

Necessary Lies

I just finished reading this book and I could not put it down! My mom and sister have both read previous books from Diane Chamberlain and raved about her so I wasn’t hesitating to get started on it. I will admit that in the beginning I was getting a little mixed up with the characters but it’s totally worth it to keep reading.  Once you get past the first few chapters and really start getting to know the characters you won’t be able to put this book down!

Barnes and Nobel’s Overview

Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest—and most hopeful—places in the human heart

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?

This book will be available for purchase on September 3rd or you can pre-order it on Barnes and Noble here! I am now looking forward to checking out some of Diane’s previous books!

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