Diane Chamberlain’s latest, The Stolen Marriage, didn’t grab me with both hands at first. Once it did – what a story it turned out to be!
It is 1944. One mistake, one fateful night, and Tess DeMello’s life is changed forever. Tess abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life. Instead of living the life she always dreamed of she moves to Hickory, North Carolina to marry another man. Tess quickly realizes she’s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.
The Stolen Marriage was both heartbreaking and uplifting. There were moments of heartache that had me in tears. Then there were moments when my heart soared. This book has a little bit of everything and though it started slow for me, it left its mark. A well written book that will appeal to the lovers of historical fiction, romance and mystery.
I’ve been fixated on book titles lately. Paying more attention to how the title connects to the story. Once you know the story here, I think you’ll appreciate the title of this one as much as I did.
Go ahead and grab this one. I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: The Stolen Marriage
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Release Date: October 3, 2017