Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review: Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to DancePretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I find that Diane Chamberlain consistently provides strong storytelling, books that impact me emotionally, make me think and feel. And this one is much the same. I found the story in this novel to be quite good - very engaging, interesting and unique. I love how Chamberlain can weave such a good tale, build complex characters and ultimately make me FEEL a part of the story.

I really enjoyed how the chapters alternate between Molly's present and her past. The slow burn of learning pieces about her childhood and how they have made her who she is today. The exploration of family, loss and forgiveness were superb. I really liked how things came together even if the ending felt a bit quick. I felt like it tied things up a little more quickly than I'd expected. This wasn't bad ... just surprising to me.

I definitely recommend this one, especially if you love Chamberlain's other novels or if you enjoy a good family drama. Really enjoyed this one. This novel is released on October 6, 2015 so I would recommend you get it on your library hold list! Her books are usually quite popular!

NOTE: the publisher provided me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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