I know many of you are waiting for the release of my September book, Necessary Lies, a story that combines a controversial era in North Carolina history with the very personal story of teenaged tenant farmer Ivy Hart. I can't wait for the release of this book myself and I'm excited to hear your thoughts about it. I can promise you that it's the perfect book for a Book Club discussion, and it's available for preorder right now.
When I finished writing Necessary Lies, I had trouble letting go of the characters I'd come to love, so I decided to revisit them through an e-short story. Set in 1958, The First Lie gives readers an early glimpse into the life of thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart and her fifteen-year-old sister Mary Ella on the night Mary Ella gives birth to a babyâ€”all the while keeping the identity of her baby's father a secret.
I think The First Lie will give you a perfect introduction to these characters and their lives. Even better, The First Lie is only 99Â¢ in the US and 99p in the United Kingdom and it's available for your e-reader today.
I hope you'll enjoy the story. Please join me on my Diane Chamberlain Readers Page so we can chat about it!