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The Stolen Marriage - Diane Chamberlain
The Stolen Marriage
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From perennial bestseller Diane Chamberlain, a compelling new novel. In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the... show more
From perennial bestseller Diane Chamberlain, a compelling new novel.

In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II.

Tess’s new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she’s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.

The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town’s prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her, a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he’s letting on.

When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry’s wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing the young victims. Yet at home, Henry’s actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband’s mysterious behavior and save her own life?
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250087270 (1250087279)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Contemporary
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debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
I absolutely love Diane Chamberlain's books and this one, of course, did not fail me!!!I felt so many emotions while reading this book. Tess who breaks off her engagement with the love of her life to marry Henry. Tess who I felt so sorry for and Henry who is hiding something (and all of my guesses w...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
5.0 The Stolen Marriage
By: Diane Chamberlain ISBN: 9781250087270 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication Date: 10/3/2017 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars +++Top Books of 2017 International Bestselling author and one of my all-time favorites, master storyteller, Diane Chamberlain returns following Pretending to Da...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
3.5 The Stolen Marriage
3.5 I am not going to rehash the summary of the plot for this book, you can read that on your own. This was another sisters read and my review is just what I wrote as my final analysis on the sisters thread for final thoughts. The year is 1944, and takes place for the most part in Hickory, South Car...
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5.0 The Stolen Marriage
Title: The Stolen Marriage Author: Diane Chamberlain Publisher: Martin's Press Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review: "The Stolen Marriage" by Diane Chamberlain My Thoughts.... Indeed this was quite a interesting gripping historical romance story that this author gives the reader. W...
Celticlady's Reading Room
Celticlady's Reading Room rated it
5.0 Stolen Marriage
It's 1944 and Tess DeMello is all alone and pregnant in a town she knows nothing about and in a life she doesn't want to be living. She's left behind the comfort and safety of her beloved Baltimore for the small town judgment of Hickory, North Carolina in order to build the best life she can imagine...
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