Rating 4/5 stars
Pub. Date June 4 2013
An e-original short story that sets the stage for bestselling author Diane Chamberlain’s upcoming novel Necessary Lies(September 2013).
The First Lie gives readers an early glimpse into the life of thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart. It’s 1958 in rural North Carolina, where Ivy lives with her grandmother and sister on a tobacco farm. As tenant farmers, Ivy and her family don’t have much freedom, though she and her best friend, Henry, often sneak away in search of adventure…and their truest selves. But life on the farm takes a turn when Ivy’s teenage sister gives birth—all the while maintaining her silence about the baby’s father. Soon Ivy finds herself navigating the space between adolescence and adulthood as she tries to unravel a dark web of family secrets and make sense of her ever-evolving life in the segregated South.
Advance praise for Diane Chamberlain’s Necessary Lies:
“It will steal your heart.”—Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals
“An emotional powerhouse.” —Mary Alice Monroe, New York Timesbestselling author of Beach House Memories
“Enthralling…[it] transfixed me from the very first pages, and its vivid and sympathetic characters haunted me long after the last.”—Christina Schwarz, New York Times bestselling author of Drowning Ruth
DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the bestselling author of twenty-one novels published in more than eleven languages. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole. Visit dianechamberlain.com.
I don't know what happened with the book. It is short so no character development for you future reader of the book. Maybe there might be a tiny exception in the end but I am not sure. I think I have realised what the title means but if its not that than there is the case of the title being unrelated to the books contain. I am intrigued since this is an intro to a story and I am looking forward to reading the next book because I have questions that need to be answered.