Pretending to Dance

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Susan Bennett
  • 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 20 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; and 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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Customer Reviews

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Too much Sex!

The author had a good story, but spent entirely too much time describing in detail the act of lovemaking. Readers have enough imagination without such graphic detail.
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- Emily A. Coyne

Skip this.

Liked the adoption aspect. Not a fan of teenaged sex, so I can't recommend the book.
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- M Scott Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio