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    • The Dream Daughter

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

    • By Cyndi on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Silent Sister

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,393

    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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I can't think of anything more predictable...

    • By Carol-Ann on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Stolen Marriage

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294

    In 1944, 23-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' 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the best book I have ever listened to!!!

    • By Sandi Johnson on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Necessary Lies

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Alison Elliott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318

    Best-selling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town 50 years ago, and the darkest - and most hopeful - places in the human heart. After losing her parents, 15-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Controversial story - great performance

    • By Marie on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More! More! More!

    • By Simone on 11-22-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Courage Tree

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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 when Janine arrives to pick up Sophie after the trip, her daughter is not with the others. Somehow, along the forested route from West Virginia, Sophie has disappeared. Sophie is no ordinary eight-year-old. She suffers from a rare disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

    • By Cyndi on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pretending to Dance

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • SPOILERS!!! Was Very Disappointed!

    • By Katpearl on 01-19-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Midwife's Confession

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Cassandra Campbell, Abby Craden, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

    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. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book by Diane Chamberlain!

    • By Simone on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Keeper of the Light

    • Keeper Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 968
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 965

    Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully told

    • By HOLLY AUSTIN on 05-12-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Shadow Wife

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Arika Rapson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Courtney on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Lies We Told

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,021

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Slow Pace

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Reflection

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquility of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story...Superb narrator

    • By Gloria J. Bowden on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Summer's Child

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,443
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,327
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,323

    Early on the morning of her 11th 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. Now, 20 years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal young woman whom Daria continues to protect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Fair Reader

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Before the Storm

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    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 has 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good in Reverse Order

    • By Simone on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Her Mother's Shadow

    • Kiss River, Book 3
    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice ending for the trilogy

    • By Carrie C on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Secret Lives

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    Actress Eden Riley's decision to make a film about her mother plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past, irrevocably altering her life and the lives of those she loves. Her mother, Katherine Swift, was a renowned children's author who died when Eden was very young. Now Eden, recovering from a divorce and disillusioned with her glamorous life, returns to the childhood home of the mother she barely knew. She moves in with her uncle, archaeologist Kyle Swift and his wife, Louise. Eden gets more than she bargained for when Kyle gives her the journal her mother had kept from the age of 13 until her death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark Family Drama

    • By Yolanda S. Bean on 10-25-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Kiss River

    • Keeper Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 419

    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; the glass holds the key to her future, her fortune, and her only chance to save the one person who matters to her. Clay O'Neill lives in the old light keeper's house, a home he shares with his sister, Lacey. When Lacey invites her to stay with them, Gina eagerly accepts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, part of the trilogy

    • By Ana Lievano on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Breaking the Silence

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it - to talk at all.Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator voice was so annoying

    • By Norma Gustafson on 12-20-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Good Father

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Arielle DeLisle, Emily Durante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 493

    Four years ago, 19-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, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Lisa on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Brass Ring

    • By: Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Perpetual optimist Claire Harte-Mathias and her disabled husband, Jon, run a successful foundation to help people with spinal cord injuries. One night Claire witnesses a woman leaping to her death from a bridge, and the tragedy sparks murky childhood memories that leave her confused and frightened. As Claire becomes obsessed with trying to understand the power the haunting memories have over her, she's torn between blocking them from her mind entirely and trying to unearth their source.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed with this one

    • By Scott on 03-22-16

    Regular price: $31.49

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