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The Dance Begins

The Dance Begins

Diane Chamberlain

St. Martin's Press

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In this short story prequel to Pretending to Dance, psychologist Graham Arnette longs to dance the way he used to, before illness stole his ability to walk. Graham lives on one hundred acres of family land with his daughter Molly and his wife Nora-and with Amalia, a green-eyed beauty with whom Graham shares his hopes and fears. Six-year-old Molly is the light of Graham's life. As he and his extended family turn an old springhouse into a playhouse for her, long buried hostilities emerge that lead to anger and resentment. . . and, ultimately, to the healing power of family love.

Praise for The Dance Begins

“Powerful and thrilling...This tautly paced and emotionally driven novel will engross Chamberlain's many fans as well as those who read Sandra Brown and Carla Buckley.” —Booklist on The Silent Sister

“A page-turner to the very end. A must for all mystery lovers and those who like reading about family struggles.” —Library Journal on The Silent Sister

“...the readers of this tale will be surprised and shocked by the unveiling of a truth that they will never guess up front. Chamberlain has written an excellent novel with well-thought-out plotlines that never lose the suspense lover's interest for one solitary second.” —Suspense Magazine on The Silent Sister

“Hard to put down.” —Better Homes and Gardens on The Silent Sister

“A compulsively readable melodrama.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Silent Sister

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Diane Chamberlain

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the international bestselling author of twenty-three novels. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole.

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