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Pretending to Dance: A Novel
by Diane Chamberlain

Published: 2015-10-06
Hardcover : 352 pages
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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 ...

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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.

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  "pretending to dance"by Carolynr (see profile) 02/13/17

Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She lives in San Diego with a husband she adores, and they are trying to adopt a baby because they can't have a child on their own. But the pro... (read more)

 
by Sescilj (see profile) 10/26/16

 
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  "Loved this book"by tmurphy (see profile) 04/27/16

Absolutely loved this book. Remarkable job in bringing a very controversial subject to light. Characters were easy to relate to and interesting. Highly recommend

 
by sgarcia74 (see profile) 04/01/16

 
  "Pretend to Dance"by mhallison (see profile) 01/18/16

Very good book, I really enjoyed it.

 
by cpowers (see profile) 01/18/16

 
  "pretending to dance"by bhale (see profile) 10/28/15

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