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Necessary Lies
Necessary Lies | Diane Chamberlain
Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkestand most hopefulplaces in the human heart After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother's aging, her sister's mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County's newest social worker, she doesn't realize just how much her help is needed. She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband. But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farmsecrets much darker than she would have guessed. Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong. Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it's wrong?
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shellleigh33
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Got my #LMPBC in and some candy yummy 😋 from @IvoryLunatic Can‘t wait to read this one.

IvoryLunatic I hope you enjoy! Those are some of my favorite sweets from Germany! 7d
shellleigh33 @IvoryLunatic, My daughter and I both enjoyed them 😋. Thank you so much 😊 6d
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IvoryLunatic
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I totally forgot to post my review: I loved this book and it had me hooked the entire time. If I could‘ve, I would‘ve read this book in one sitting. I love books that give me controversial things to think about and this definitely delivered. I can‘t believe it‘s actually based on true events. How horrible. #lmpbc

IvoryLunatic I meant to send this out way before now but life happened. I was really hoping to get my next one before I leave on vacation on Thursday but I will make sure to make it the first thing I read when I get back in December. 3w
shellleigh33 Sounds good. Can‘t wait to read this!! 3w
Crazeedi @shellleigh33 I cant wait to get yours. @IvoryLunatic mine goes to @Bookishthoughts and hers should go to you!! 3w
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Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts I promise to mail mine soon 3w
shellleigh33 @Crazeedi We just sailed out today 🚢😊 but have it with me and dropping it in mail as soon as we dock on Dec 2. 3w
Crazeedi @shellleigh33 have a great time! 3w
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IvoryLunatic
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About to start this gem finally. // I have a question though about NetGalley. Does anybody know an easy way to be able to move the ARCs that don't directly download onto kindle to my kindle? I heard there was a way to change the document and then download it onto the kindle anyways. Can anybody help me with that? I'm really struggling with reading them on my phone. #netgalley #arc #help

BookwormM I always send them to my kindle email address you have to add Netgalley as an approved email address first. 1mo
IvoryLunatic @bookwormm Even the ones that don‘t have a kindle download button? The protected PDFs? (edited) 1mo
EadieB @IvoryLunatic I use Amazon and go under Digital Content. Search for your book and then you can choose to send it to your iPad, iPhone, or computer or all 3. 1mo
IvoryLunatic @EadieB But isn‘t that just for the ones in kindle format? I‘m asking about the ones that are not in kindle format. Those don‘t get sent to my amazon account. 1mo
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IvoryLunatic
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Okay #groupP #lmpbc. My book has arrived! I can‘t wait to dive into this!

IvoryLunatic @Crazeedi will this work or do you need a picture of just to cover up close? Also, I don‘t want to rush you but have you sent the email yet? I haven‘t gotten the one with addresses yet either from the organizer (can‘t remember litsy name) so I don‘t know if something is wrong on my end or not. 2mo
Crazeedi Yes I sent out an email the other day! Please send me an email again , dont know why you didnt get crazeedi73@gmail.com is my email. And this cover is fine! 2mo
Crazeedi @shellleigh33 is the only one who responded, @Bookishthoughts did you get my email? 2mo
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Crazeedi I just forwarded the email again, I think I didnt put in your correct address, my bad. Let me know if you get! 2mo
IvoryLunatic @Crazeedi yes I got it. 2mo
Bookishthoughts Yay love book mail!🎉 great pick can't wait to read it. 2mo
Bookishthoughts @Crazeedi yes I got your email. I was waiting for my book to come in. 2mo
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IvoryLunatic
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These are some that I‘ve really been wanting to read and this group is the only reason I‘m letting myself buy a new book. Haha The tagged book is my top choice but what do y‘all think?

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Crazeedi I've not read your fave, I have read language of flowers, not read the other 2 2mo
shellleigh33 I have read Language of Flowers (one of my favorites). The Tagged one sounds really good and I love Taylor Jenkins Reid so I have to go with her book also. 2mo
Bookishthoughts Wow some really stronge picks here. The tagged book and one true loves looks really good. 2mo
IvoryLunatic @Crazeedi @shellleigh33 @Bookishthoughts I think I‘ll be going with Necessary Lies if that‘s alright with y‘all since it happens in NC and I‘ve been wanting to read some books that take place here. 2mo
shellleigh33 Sounds great!! 2mo
Bookishthoughts Sounds good! 2mo
Crazeedi @IvoryLunatic sounds great 2mo
nichollinlove I loved the Language of Flowers. ❤ 2mo
IvoryLunatic @nichollinlove I keep hearing about it on the What Should I Read Next podcast and really want to read it. But I‘m on a book buying ban right now due to some financial difficulties. Lol 2mo
nichollinlove I hear ya! I've only been buying books at the library book sales where everything is 50 cents or a dollar 🤣 My Amazon wish list just keeps growing! 2mo
IvoryLunatic @nichollinlove my amazon wish list is absolutely massive. And sadly not the only one either. There‘s also goodreads, litsy and all the pictures of books saved on my phone. Lol 2mo
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baes
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Another 5 Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book from #DianeChamberlain.

She writes like no one else. Brings history into her writing to make these stories real (all while educating), adds just enough mystery to keep you thinking & turning the pages, has you loving all the characters. And it flows seamlessly.

This particular story took place in the 1960‘s. Told from two point of views (one being a social worker), & covered the Eugenics Sterilization program.

Lcsmcat She will Skype with book clubs. Ours discussed Stolen Marriage with her and she was gracious and charming. 4mo
baes @Lcsmcat That‘s amazing. Makes me love her that much more. I loved The Stolen Marriage and The Dream Daughter too. Have you read others? I‘m wondering which one of hers I should read next. 4mo
Lcsmcat @baes Those three are the ones I‘ve read so far. 4mo
Freespirit I like your review! 4mo
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Allthingsbooks
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Excellent! Tugged at my heart....another good book hangover.

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Alyson_reads
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This is one of the many reasons why I enjoy being involved in book clubs. I don't think I ever would have picked up Necessary Lies on my own, but it was a book club choice this month so I dug in. Wow, am I glad I did. My heart broke for the main protagonists and the situations they had to face, but it smiled for the strength and resiliency it took to overcome them. I highly recommend this story for all the historical fiction fans out there.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A shocking novel set in rural #NorthCarolina in 1960. Ivy's story will stay with you a long time. A time in history I have read little about, this novel will make you want to learn more about the Eugenics program. Social workers/State officials had the right to recommend forced sterilizations for someone with a disability. It's unbelievable to me that this went on until the year before I was born.
#historicalfiction

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BilboBookends
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“All the love in the world doesn't put food on the table.”

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Cpg
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This book I would recommend from a history stand point and as a good read. This was really the way it was/is in the rural areas! From what I‘ve grown up hearing.

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Bostonmomx2
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#octoberreads Necessary Lies was by far the best book this month. I actually enjoyed them all, tho - Ink & Lies being my least favorite.

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Bostonmomx2
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I just finished this and well....I‘ll just leave this here.

ravenlee That‘s horrifying. 14mo
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Bostonmomx2
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Starting this tonight.

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abbylibrarian
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Great discussion about this book at #bookclub tonight! Liked by all the ladies, this historical novel explores the eugenics program that sterilized the “feeble minded” in NC in 1960. 🍷📚

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kstadt929
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Alright #LMPBC Group S! I decided to look on my TBR stack from a local library book sale to choose from some books that haven‘t made it to the top of my TBR list lately. Here are the 4 books I was thinking of choosing between. Please vote on which one you‘d like or veto any that you‘ve read/don‘t sound interesting. @LiteraryinLititz @Mem_ugh @ErinSueG

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ErinSueMreads I vote for love and luck or the song remains the same 2y
Mem_ugh Ooh, I vote for Love & Luck or First Comes Love 2y
LiteraryinLititz Love and Luck sounds so charming! If not that one, then I‘m also cool with any of the others. Great choices! 2y
kstadt929 Yay! @ErinSueG @Mem_ugh @LiteraryinLititz Sounds like it will be (edited) 2y
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abbylibrarian
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Hammock reading getting ready for #bookclub!

SassyBookworm Hammock reading looks fun!!! 2y
abbylibrarian @Chrysta23 Oh man, I love it! 2y
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thisbookends
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Loved this book. I listened to the audio version of this book. I would read this again!

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Lcsmcat
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I had a difficult time with the main character at first. Even for 1960 she was too naive and too willing to settle for what was obviously a mistake. I came to like her more as it went on, but still felt like there was some facile writing for the sake of plot that was not true to life. But if it raises awareness of the Eugenics program that is worth some less than perfect prose. Three ⭐️ Balthazar isn‘t sure either. #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

Libby1 😻 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Trying to power through this, as it‘s for book club the week after the wedding. I‘m not sure how much reading time I‘ll have between now and then. #firstworldproblems #sonswedding #bookclub

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Lcsmcat
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My #OctoberTBR is going to be very conservative. The tagged book is my #octobermustread because it's for my in-person book club. The other 3 are already in progress. Between my son's wedding and my father-in-law's funeral, I don't know how much reading I'm going to accomplish. #hallowreads #spookyoctober @Jess7 @Tiffy_Reads

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Lcsmcat
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#nextup for my in-person book club is this by local author Diane Chamberlain. #fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

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GoldenGirl
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This book blew me away. I'd heard of (and learned a bit about) the Eugenics Program in college, but not enough to peak my interest. I'd suggest everyone pick this book up. It doesn't go in depth into the program but it is the basis of the story.

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Skybariline
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Important look at individuals, families, and communities affected by the controversial eugenics program in the United States. It is hard to believe that this is part of our collective history and that it happened so recently.

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Evalunasylva
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Love this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Chasing_Pages
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#ruralsetting This is a fantastic book that I enjoyed reading very much.
#AprilBookShowers

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GypsyKat
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Spoils from our trip to the bookstore! I went a little nuts in the bargain book section. 😜📚 #BookHaul #BookStore #BooksAreLife #Bibliophile #AllTheBooks #BooksMakeMeHappy @TheWhiteHatter

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sammisho
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I am so glad that the field of social work has progressed and evolved, and is no longer practiced like it was in this book! I love being a social worker, and I worked in child welfare for 3 years right out of school. This book reminded me how hard that first year in the field is. Making decisions that affect other people's entire life is not easy.
#listyAtoZ #letterC #popsugarchallenge #abookwithaprotagonistwhohasyouroccupation #socialwork

Debiw781 Adding this to the list. 2y
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sammisho
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Any other fellow social workers out there? I normally avoid books that feature social workers. 1) I read to escape my real life 2) usually stories about social workers are super depressing 3) they often inaccurately represent social workers and what we do. But I've heard great things about this one, and it's Social Work month, so I will give it a shot!

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Judybskt
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Loved this book!

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erinreads
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Thank you so much @Little_Reader for my #CupidGoesPostal goodies! Fun fact: My copy of The Magicians got ruined last year and I told myself I would replace it when I went to reread it aaaaaand now I don't have to! So that's perfect. 👍🏻 Necessary Lies sounds super interesting and I might be adding it to the top of my TBR pile now. Also love love love the bookplates! Thanks Kellie! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day! 💕💕💕💕

Little_Reader Yay! So happy you like it! 💕 3y
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🍷🍷🍷🍷 Cheers This story haunted me days after I finished. Set in fictional rural Grace County, NC, secrets are discovered when the Hart family & the new social worker cross paths. The most disturbing aspect of this book was to learn about the history of NC's eugenics program. What an awful demoralizing treatment of the less fortunate. It angered me how people in power made the decision to sterilize the powerless, poor & disabled. #spinesvines

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LouEllaEverAfter
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With fictional characters and places the story is based on events that did happen in America during 1929 and 1975. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a read, one that has left me wanting to know more about the subject talked about in it. Well written with alternate chapters from two main characters in the past, but starting and ending with a character from present time. Excellent read!

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This was my first book by the author & I loved her slow unfolding, deeply layered storytelling. She delivers well developed characters and captures the era to perfection with her prose. The most disturbing aspect of this book was to learn about the history of North Carolina's eugenics program. 4🌟

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calluna
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Very surprising that this book is based on true events. Always shocked at some of the idiotic things that happened in history that someone thought was a good idea, in this case forcing sterilization on poor families and lying to them about it. Very good story telling and character development.

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Just finished this book for my monthly book club. A very interesting read and it is crazy to think that stories like these actually happened in real life.