From the author of The Midwife's Confession comes this 10,000 word e-original short story that sets the stage for Diane Chamberlain's upcoming novel Necessary Lies.
Before Necessary Lies came the first lie . . .
If you're a fan of Jodi Picoult, you'll love Diane Chamberlain . . .
It's 1958 in rural North Carolina, where thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart lives with her grandmother and sister on a tobacco farm. As tenant farmers, Ivy and her family don't have much freedom, though she and her best friend, Henry, often sneak away in search of adventure. But everything changes when Ivy's teenage sister gives birth, refusing to reveal the identity of the baby's father. Soon Ivy finds herself unravelling a dark web of family secrets and trying to make sense of her ever-evolving life in the segregated South.