Secret Lives [NOOK Book]

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Actress Eden Riley's decision to make a film about the mother she barely knew plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past. Through her mother's journal, Eden discovers a life of hardship, madness and secrets. Shifting gracefully between Eden's world and that of her mother, Secret Lives seduces with the power of its images and the lyricism of its prose.
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Overview

Actress Eden Riley's decision to make a film about the mother she barely knew plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past. Through her mother's journal, Eden discovers a life of hardship, madness and secrets. Shifting gracefully between Eden's world and that of her mother, Secret Lives seduces with the power of its images and the lyricism of its prose.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013130111
  • Publisher: Diane Chamberlain Books, Inc
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 84,456
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Diane Chamberlain is the bestselling author of more than twenty traditionally published novels. She's pleased to now make her early books available as e-books. Diane lives in North Carolina, where she's at work on her next novel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Very good book!

    I love all of Diane Chamberlain books. This one had some controversial subject matter but it all works out in the end. She does a great job of getting you to relate to the characters and makes you wonder what you would do in the same situation. Great book! Keep on writing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

    Great read!

    This is my favorite Chamberlain. The story never let's down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2010

    This book is great!

    Chamberlain hits the mark again with this moving tale of a woman who delves into her mother's past, only to discover things about herself she never knew, and that she will have to come to grips with. Beautifully written with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Great Book!

    Wonderful story, great writing. I became very absorbed into this story and I could not set it down which is a sign of a great story.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    highly recommended

    I love all of Diane Chamberlain's stories. This one was great too. There were multiple story lines that all came together. Quick easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Excellent Nook Book!

    Loved this republished Nook e-book, and as usual Diane Chamberlain never disappoints! I was delighted to read Diane’s comments at the end of the book as to the creation of the story. (Even though I have an imagination; this book goes beyond expectations. I enjoy learning how an author uncovers an idea and brings it to fruition with their insights-- will not spoil this for potential readers. )

    Secret Lives was most definitely a work of exceptional structure, pacing, and revelations (author’s goal), which was elegantly achieved through Diane’s writing style, usage of characters, different generations, controversial issues-- molestation, sex, agoraphobia, conceiving within families/cousins, love, romance, and particularly liked the first person writing with the journal entries, which makes it so realistic and personal. In addition the author’s past social work really shines with her detail, insight, knowledge, and research within all her books.

    Even though Kate may have been strange and loved her solitude in the caves; however, can relate as creative (writers, artists, etc.) people tend to like solitude as they need this alone time, as I treasure alone time. This is what made her a talented writer. Lou was a very supportive character and you really sympathize with Ben and Kyle throughout the book. Eden grows on you as the book moves on and especially loved the ending to a very poignant and beautifully written book. I look forward to reading Chamberlain’s older books as they are published via e-book and retaining the original writing adds character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    This is the first book I have read by Diane Chamberlain and I am

    This is the first book I have read by Diane Chamberlain and I am hooked!
    I loved this book! It was so engrossing and different from anything
    else I have read. I couldn't put it down and when I had to
    (reluctantly)I couldn't wait to get back to it. The characters almost
    became real to me and I hated for it to end!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Very good, really good reading.

    A little slow at first but once it gets really going you can't put it down. Great ending!

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this and had a hard time putting it down. Highly recommend it!

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Unusual and a great read

    I read this book a few years ago and loved it. The location is close to where my grandparents lived when i was growing up, and close to the boarding school where i speent my teens, so. the Shenandoah Valley feels like home. I,ve even been able to explore some of the smaller caves on my own. I started to read the sample to make sure it wasn,t the same book. It is, but happily I plan to down load and read it again.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

    Excellent!

    Although I finished this book last week, I still cannot stop thinking about it. I almost want to pick it back up and read it again. I know I will at some point. Diane Chamberlain's books have a way of drawing you in and this one certainly did. This book never let me put it down. There were times when I felt like I was in the book. She makes this story so real. Like it could have happened to you. This was only the 4th Diane Chamberlain book I have read and they just keep getting better and better. I have vowed to continue to read all her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2010

    LOVE THIS BOOK!

    I loved this book! I read a lot of her book and this is my favorite! So many unexpected turn with romance and drama! I would reommend this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fantastic novel!

    This is one of my absolute favorite novels by Diane Chamberlain!! I am so happy that it is now available as an e-book! Highly recommend it!

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