1. Stephanie S. on September 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I felt all those things and more Diane! I was lucky enough to receive an advanced readers edition to review for Amazon and I absolutely loved it. It broke my heart to read it and know that this actually happened in our country. I have recommended it to all my friends!

    • Diane Chamberlain on September 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie!

    • Diane Chamberlain on September 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      It should be available in Canada today, Stephanie.

  2. Alison S. on September 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Is your book out in Canada yet? I have read all your books except those no longer in publication. I have been patiently waiting for more material from you – I love your writing. Cant wait to read it.

    • Diane Chamberlain on September 21, 2013 at 12:47 am

      It should be available in every country now, Alison.

  3. Jana on September 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I bought the book over the weekend off Amazon and read the entire thing in one day. Beautiful story – I highly recommend all your books to my friends, this one will be too. Please tell me your working on another amazing story ?

    • Diane Chamberlain on September 21, 2013 at 12:48 am

      Thank you, Jana! Just finishing up the next one.

  4. Barbara on September 20, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I just finished reading Necessary Lies. Beautiful story! I couldn’t wait for it to come out. The first book I read of your was Summer’S Child. I have now found, ordered and read every one of your books. The only one I couldn’t find was FIRE and RAIN. Is it still available?

    After I read one of your books I think, This is the best………..until I read the next one!!!!! However, I think NECESSARY LIES is the best. I read the end 3 times.

    When is your next book coming out?

    • Diane Chamberlain on September 21, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Thank you, Barbara. I’m not sure where you live, but Fire and Rain was published in print many years ago in both the US and the UK, so you might be able to find very old copies. It’s also available in ebooks format in the US and Canada right now and will be available as an ebook again in the UK in a few days. Hope that helps!

  5. Ashley Elks on November 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I recently read “Necessary Lies”. It was one of the most creative and eye-opening novels I have ever read. You truly are a brilliant writer. I can’t wait until I can read another one of your books. The ending of “Necessary Lies” made me sob, not just like a light cry, but sobbing!

    I thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

    • Diane Chamberlain on November 17, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Thank you, Ashley! I sobbed when I wrote that ending, so I’m glad I have company in the sobbing department.

  6. Peg Tabor on December 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    When will Necessary Lies be available in paperback in USA?

    • Diane Chamberlain on January 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      August, 2014!

    • Judith Lea on January 17, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Necessary Lies….

      Hi there,
      I belong to a Book Club in France . Your book was my choice after my daughter recommended it to me saying ” It’s your kind of book Mum!”. How right she was, I enjoyed every minute of what I call ” a good read” ” I will let you know what everyone else thought, once we have met to discuss it on Friday 24th January. The feedback so far, has all been very positive.
      Kind Regards

      • Diane Chamberlain on January 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

        I’m so glad your daughter suggested my book! I don’t know how the time difference would work out, but if it did, I’d be happy to Skype with your book club when you meet to discuss it. Have fun!

  7. Mitchell on January 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    subject: Avery and Braille: I am a retired teacher from The Governor Morehead School for the Blind. I taught from 1978 until 2008. I spent my last 15 years teaching Braille for K-12. I love Braille and think it is a fascinating code. As a resident of Raleigh, I am familiar with places mentioned in the book such as Carolina Country Club and Hayes Barton area. I would love to know, how you researched Braille and living in a residential school.

    • Diane Chamberlain on January 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Braille has always fascinated me. I did not do in depth research into Avery’s education that would take place after the main part of the story was over, except to know that he would be in a residential setting to get the help he needed in the sixties. Also, my research told me he would have the itinerant teacher in rural NC in 1960. While Avery didn’t have a huge role in the book, I really loved his character. Thank you for the work you do!

  8. Amelia on January 25, 2014 at 5:22 am

    This was such a wonderful read. I couldn’t put it down for even a minute. Always enjoy your books and look forward to many more.

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