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North Carolina, Morgan Christopher S Life Has Been Derailed Taking The Fall For A Crime She Did Not Commit, She Finds Herself Serving A Three Year Stint In The North Carolina Women S Correctional Center Her Dream Of A Career In Art Is Put On Hold Until A Mysterious Visitor Makes Her An Offer That Will See Her Released Immediately Her Assignment Restore An Old Post Office Mural In A Sleepy Southern Town Morgan Knows Nothing About Art Restoration, But Desperate To Leave Prison, She Accepts What She Finds Under The Layers Of Grime Is A Painting That Tells The Story Of Madness, Violence, And A Conspiracy Of Small Town Secrets North Carolina, Anna Dale, An Artist From New Jersey, Wins A National Contest To Paint A Mural For The Post Office In Edenton, North Carolina Alone In The World And Desperate For Work, She Accepts But What She Doesn T Expect Is To Find Herself Immersed In A Town Where Prejudices Run Deep, Where People Are Hiding Secrets Behind Closed Doors, And Where The Price Of Being Different Might Just End In Murder What Happened To Anna Dale Are The Clues Hidden In The Decrepit Mural Can Morgan Overcome Her Own Demons To Discover What Exists Beneath The Layers Of Lies In 1940, young Anna Dale wins a contest to paint a mural for the Edenton, NC post office Twenty two years old and fleeing the heartbreak of her mom s very recent death, Anna throws herself into the job of designing and painting a mural that will be the best representation of Edenton that she can imagine There are resentments towards Anna due to her winning the contest over a local male artist and Anna comes face to face with strong prejudices of some towns folks, especially when she welcomes a In 1940, young Anna Dale wins a contest to paint a mural for the Edenton, NC post office Twenty two years old and fleeing the heartbreak of her mom s very recent death, Anna throws herself into the job of designing and painting a mural that will be the best representation of Edenton that she can imagine There are resentments towards Anna due to her winning the contest over a local male artist and Anna comes face to face with strong prejudices of some towns folks, especially when she welcomes a seventeen year old black budding artist to work with her on her mural In the present day, twenty two year old prison inmate Morgan Christopher is released from prison early, with the stipulation that she restore an old, battered, mural, that is to be the main feature of a new Edenton art museum Morgan has no idea why a recently deceased black artist picked her, a young white woman who struggled with her art in school, to do the restoration job The deadline is tight and as she begins working on the mural, she wants to know what happened to the artist, Anna Dale, causing her and the mural to disappear I knew nothing about the making of murals such as the one that was being made in 1940 or about art restoration, and enjoyed reading about the process in both timelines of the books These women are young, strong, and determined and it was interesting reading how the times and situations dictate how each woman presents herself Then there is the mystery of why the black artist picked Morgan to restore a mural painted by Anna, so many years ago What happened to Anna What happened to the mural and how did the black artist come to have it in his possession I enjoyed Diane Chamberlain s Dream Daughter and this book and will be looking forof her work, in the future Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for this ARC Refined, impressive, effective story telling and adroitly, meticulously developed two amazing characters and their lyrically interwind stories I m giving my historical, provocative, stunning four stars for this intriguing journey Two artists from different timelines, suffering from the life choices they made because they cannot control them Two voices shout at us their heart wrenching stories and want us listen to them So let s hear them out, turning the pages to learnabout those amazin Refined, impressive, effective story telling and adroitly, meticulously developed two amazing characters and their lyrically interwind stories I m giving my historical, provocative, stunning four stars for this intriguing journey Two artists from different timelines, suffering from the life choices they made because they cannot control them Two voices shout at us their heart wrenching stories and want us listen to them So let s hear them out, turning the pages to learnabout those amazing women At 2018, in North Carolina, Morgan Christopher is an inmate, serving her prison time for the crime she didn t even commit she took the blame for her shameless boyfriend who truly vanishes as soon as she s convicted gets an offer she cannot refuse I know it sounded like Godfather s signature quote but this offer is truly cannot be rejected One of her favorite famous painter Jesse Jameson s daughter Lisa I visualized her as moderate version of Janelle Monae visits her, accompanied by attorney Andrea Fuller a softer version of Viola Davis Annalise Keating character The famous painter recently passed away and in his will he strictly emphasized he requested an old rural s restoration And the person who wanted to do this job is Morgan Before he died, Jesse Jameson was working on a special project to give the talented and neglected people have a second chance to prove they can achieve anything they put their minds to So naturally Morgan accepts the offer even she is not experienced artist about mural restorations But in two months she will finish her project and she will be paid 50K, and most importantly she will be out of the prison But she has no idea what kind of compelling and challenging job she s getting into And let s get back to the other story took place on 1939, in Edenton, North Carolina This is the story of the artist who created the mural that Morgan is going to work on ANNA DALE, a talented woman from New Jersey, suffering from deep grief of her recently deceased mother She won a contest and got an offer to paint a mural for the post office of Edenton So she drives there to seeabout the landscapes And her journey to the South begins She feels anxious because of the town s people s dubious and prejudiced approach to her They are not so happy because their local man, Martin Drappie didn t win the contest and he lost it against a young, inexperienced WOMAN artist.So you may guess she is not welcomed with open arms to the town And she disappears after she finished her paint So many rumors out there talking about her mental illness and she might have suffered from emotional breakdown during her working process.So what happened to Anna Could Morgan finish the mural restoration on time and also find what is conclusion of Anna s story No spoilers Already shut my mouth You gotta read the rest.This is so different book when you compare it with Dream Daughter It s like comparing between tomatoes and watermelons so you d better skip that process and get ready to read something unique.This is mostly an emotional, historical reading deals with so many heavy issues starting from racism, women equality, abuse, mental illness but is also questions family bounds, secrets, love and meaning of the life.It is a greatly depicted, memorable, heartbreaking and powerful story about two strong women Sometimes pacing was a little slow for me but sometimes it is good to take a break, slow down and absorb the emotions and gather your thoughts.Special thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press for sharing me this great ARC COPY in exchange my honest review I truly enjoyed it.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter My reviews can also be seen at Another terrific read from Diane Chamberlain 2018 Morgan Christopher is starting her second summer in the North Carolina Correctional Facility Morgan is surprised when she is told that two women are there to see her She normally doesn t receive visitors Lisa Williams and Andrea Fuller introduce themselves and get right to the point Andrea and I are here to offer you a way out of this place.Lisa and Andrea ask Mo My reviews can also be seen at Another terrific read from Diane Chamberlain 2018 Morgan Christopher is starting her second summer in the North Carolina Correctional Facility Morgan is surprised when she is told that two women are there to see her She normally doesn t receive visitors Lisa Williams and Andrea Fuller introduce themselves and get right to the point Andrea and I are here to offer you a way out of this place.Lisa and Andrea ask Morgan if she s heard of Jesse Jameson Williams Jesse Jameson was a famous artist who recently passed away He s also one of Morgan s favorite artists His work stole her breath the first time she saw it Jesse had dedicated himself to helping young artists He helped people that he thought had promise but were headed down the wrong path MORGAN was to be his next project Morgan is shocked She never met Jesse Jameson Williams, so how did he know her Jesse was building an art gallery in Edenton when he passed away Jesse wanted Morgan to restore a mural that was originally created by an artist named Anna Dale During the depression, the government had hired artists to paint murals for public buildings For some reason, this mural was never installed It is meant to hang in the foyer of the new gallery It MUST be completed by the day of the gallery opening which is just two months away.Morgan knows she can t refuse this offer She will be paid to complete the project and she ll be out of prison She tells herself that completing the mural is nothingthan a means to an end.Morgan has no idea just how important this mural is and what it will become to her.What happened to the artist who originally painted the mural Will Morgan be able to complete it in time I REALLY enjoyed this novel The story is told from two different points of view We learn about Morgan s background and what led to her downfall We also find outabout the artist, twenty two year old, Anna Dale and what happened during her time in Edenton in 1939.I found both story lines extremely interesting They flowed well and I liked how everything came together I had no problem switching back and forth between the two time frames As usual, the author has created characters that were easy to root for I was invested in both main characters stories and couldn t wait to see how things worked out The story was very emotional at times as it deals with many important issues like mental illness, racism, poverty, and.Diane Chamberlain never lets me down I loved this novel and I really can t wait to see what she comes up with next I d like to thank St Martin s Press for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel All opinions are my own Diane Chamberlain writes a compulsive and gripping novel that skillfully weaves the stories of two women from the past and the present In 2018, 22 year old Morgan Christopher is serving a prison sentence at the North Carolina Correctional Facility in Raleigh for a crime she did not commit Out of the blue, she receives a visit from Lisa Williams, whose father, the artist Jesse Jameson, has recently died and the lawyer, Andrea Fuller He left behind a will in which he makes it clear that he want Diane Chamberlain writes a compulsive and gripping novel that skillfully weaves the stories of two women from the past and the present In 2018, 22 year old Morgan Christopher is serving a prison sentence at the North Carolina Correctional Facility in Raleigh for a crime she did not commit Out of the blue, she receives a visit from Lisa Williams, whose father, the artist Jesse Jameson, has recently died and the lawyer, Andrea Fuller He left behind a will in which he makes it clear that he wants Morgan to restore a 70 year old mural canvas There are conditions attached, but it offers Morgan the opportunity to be free from prison, and whilst she seriously doubts her abilities are up to the task required, she acquiesces to the demanding challenge In the past, Anna Dale enters an art competition, this leads to her being offered the opportunity to paint an art mural for the Post Office in Edenton, North Carolina She goes there to get a feel of the place, and whilst experiencing some Southern hospitality, she encounters hostility too It is mainly the men that are so unwelcoming and locals who would have preferred the local artist, Martin Drapple, to have been doing the mural They are many who are not happy with Anna s idea of painting The Tea Party, having their own ideas instead, many of which are self serving She depicts her own controversial interpretation of The Tea Party based on her perceptions of the truth about the place However, strangely Anna and the painting both disappear Morgan is discouraged when she sees how much work the mural needs, but is aided by a museum s art curator Before long she becomes consumed by the task and by Anna, wanting to do her justice Can she solve the mystery of Anna and uncover the truth Chamberlain writes an emotionally engaging story, richly detailed, of a town with plenty of intrigue, secrets and lies It is thought provoking in the serious issues it covers of art, abuse, racism, misogyny, justice, prejudice and mental health Morgan and Anna are connected through time and art, and I became completely immersed in the challenging lives of both women The characterisation is captivating, and both timelines are equally enthralling This is another fantastic read from the author, and one which I recommend highly to others Many thanks to St Martin s Press for an ARC