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The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain

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The stolen marriage
Title
The stolen marriage
Statement of responsibility
Diane Chamberlain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Title
Stolen marriage
Creator
Summary
Interracial marriage, money fraud, and adultery are just a few elements of this historical fiction. Set during WWII, sweet Tess has dreamed of marrying Vincent Russo since she was a teenager. Plans have been made and a date has been set, but several decisions made in the course of the engagement will cause a detour in both Vincent's and Tess's lives. Will they be able to find their way back to one another? -- Debbie Frizzell for LibraryReads
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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10575911
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H2485
LC item number
S76 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Diane Chamberlain
The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain

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