I have been singing the praises of author Diane Chamberlain. She’s written some awesome books that I’ve been super excited about and have written reviews for here on the blog. I discovered she has another book, The Last House on the Street, and I wondered if you all might want to read along with me and have a little book club review after we’re all finished.
Right now with the book club, we are reading The Winemaker’s Wife, but I wanted to announce the new book so you all had time to find it or put it on a waitlist.
The Winemaker’s Wife will be discussed on May 1st.
The Last House on the Street will be discussed on June 1st.
I trying to list books ahead of time so you have time to find and read them.
The Last House on the Street is considered historical fiction. Amazon readers gave it 4.6 stars. That’s with over 2400 reviews so I think it’s a good one to read.
Here is the synopsis from Amazon:
Growing up in the well-to-do town of Round Hill, North Carolina, Ellie Hockley was raised to be a certain type of proper Southern lady. Enrolled in college and all but engaged to a bank manager, Ellie isn’t as committed to her expected future as her family believes. She’s chosen to spend her summer break as a volunteer helping to register black voters. But as Ellie follows her ideals fighting for the civil rights of the marginalized, her scandalized parents scorn her efforts, and her neighbors reveal their prejudices. And when she loses her heart to a fellow volunteer, Ellie discovers the frightening true nature of the people living in Round Hill.
Architect Kayla Carter and her husband designed a beautiful house for themselves in Round Hill’s new development, Shadow Ridge Estates. It was supposed to be a home where they could raise their three-year-old daughter and grow old together. Instead, it’s the place where Kayla’s husband died in an accident―a fact known to a mysterious woman who warns Kayla against moving in. The woods and lake behind the property are reputed to be haunted, and the new home has been targeted by vandals leaving threatening notes. And Kayla’s neighbor Ellie Hockley is harboring long-buried secrets about the dark history of the land where her house was built.
Two women. Two stories. Both on a collision course with the truth–no matter what that truth may bring to light–in Diane Chamberlain’s riveting, powerful novel about the search for justice.”
I have read MANY other books by Diane Chamberlain and loved them all so I’m super hopeful for this one too.
Here is a listing of others I’ve read by her:
Big Lies in a Small Town
The Lies We Told
The Stolen Marriage
Pretending to Dance
The Bay at Midnight
The Good Father
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
The Silent Sister
Before the Storm
Breaking the Silence
The Escape Artist
**The Midwife’s Confession
I put two stars by the ones that are my absolute favorites.
I really love this author and am hopeful that this will be a good book too. I’d love for you to read along with me.
4 thoughts on “Book Club for June: The Last House on the Street”
Book sounds great—I’m in!
I just finished reading this book and I liked it very much. I’m currently reading her book “The Courage Tree.” It is also very good. I recomend “The Tobacco Wives” by Adele Myers. Excellent book also. Diane Chamberlain keeps you wanting more, knowing more. I just love her writing.
You need to read The Dream Daughter, also by Diani Chamberlain. I think you will enjoy it. It’s my favorite of her books
I have finished “The Winemakers Wife” so I am in for this one. I loved the last club selection!!