The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

I’m new to the Diane Chamberlain world and I’m definitely way too late to the party. I should’ve started reading her books a long time ago! She’s a North Carolinian like myself so these books have had a special place in my heart.

Thank you St Martin’s Press for my copy in exchange for my honest review.

Tess has everything going for her: she’s engaged to a doctor, about to graduate from nursing school, and has wonderfully supportive friends and family. Things start to go a-wire when Tess’ fiance leaves for a trip to help the polio crisis in Chicago. What was supposed to be a quick trip turned into something much longer, leaving Tess to question their relationship. She heads out on a quick getaway with her best friend which leads her to an unforgetable one-night stand. The outcome? She’s pregnant. Is she going to throw away everything she has going for her and end up better off or worse?

This book also takes place in Baltimore, the place I was born and raised myself. I may be a little biased when reading this because I’m quite familiar with both locations that this story takes place in and I’m able to pain such a vivid picture of all the events going on because of it. It’s such a feel good story that leaves you full of emotions. It’s not just about Tess’ pregnancy, but also all the people she comes across in her lifetime (and the impact she makes in their lives). It made me cherish this book so much more than when I first started reading it. What a beautiful story. And the ending? Always worth the read when it comes to a Diane Chamberlain book. I love the ending!

4.5/5 Stars

3 thoughts on “The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

  1. I am also a Diane Chamberlain virgin. I have read so many great reviews of her books over the last while, that I keep wanting to read one of her books, but never have the time. I think once I get one under my belt, I will become a fan and read them all. Wonderful review Jenn.


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