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Diane Chamberlain is a great storyteller and is in top form in Big Lies In A Small Town.

Updated: Feb 8


You will become fully absorbed by the dual story lines of Morgan in 2018 and Anna in 1940. Morgan is charged with an unrealistic timetable to restore a mural which was painted by Anna, long thought to have gone insane while creating the piece. Set in North Carolina, each woman faces great challenges and obstacles. Morgan yearns to move past some bad life decisions and Anna is given a chance to establish herself as an artist while facing gender and racial prejudices. The thread that ties these two women together is the recently deceased artist Jesse Jameson Williams. While Morgan has long admired Williams, she has no idea why he had selected her to restore the mural. This opportunity enables her to be released from jail and provides an opportunity to rebuild her life. We soon learn why Anna’s mural was so special to Jameson. As the mural is restored, the mystery of Anna starts to be revealed. This is one powerful read.

Thank you NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Ms. Chamberlain for the ARC of this wonderful book. Published on January 14, 2020.


Historical Fiction

4.5 out of 5 stars


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