If you are a Diane Chamberlain fan, as I am, and if you have not read this book, I strongly recommend that you do! You will not be disappointed! Chamberlain has provided yet, another suspenseful, romantic, cannot-put-down tale, which leaves her readers in suspense until the very end! The book draws you in, immerses you into the lives of all of the characters, and you feel so very much part of the entire scenario. Chamberlain has the talent of awakening the reader's senses and making them fully present. One feels like they are really in the town of Valle Rosa.
Jeff Cabrio arrives in Valle Rosa with the promise of being able to bring the much-needed rains and to stop the fires from destroying the homes and eventually the entire town. Carmen Perez, the ex-wife of the mayor, is desperately trying to revitalize her dying journalistic career and thinks that by doing an expose on Jeff Cabrio is the only way to do it as well as this being her last chance to prove herself. But in the investigation of Cabrio, Perez is confronted with the ghosts of her past and knows that she can no longer run from her past pains and problems and must, indeed confront and deal with the demons. Mia Tanner has her own secrets, which she desperately wants to hide from Jeff Cabrio, but realizes as she is falling in love with him, that they cannot stay hidden any longer either. Jeff Cabrio does indeed have a most painful past, and has done everything possible to run and hide from this past, as well as his identity. But will his love for Mia allow him to reveal the truth even to her and do what he must do, to finally have peace in his life? Meanwhile, the pressure is on Cabrio to bring forth the rain he has promised to save the village. With the media constantly keeping the pressure on him, Cabrio is not dealing with much more pressure than he ever dreamed of.
The suspense will keep the reader guessing on how all the pieces will come together and who will do what and when!!! This book is classic Chamberlain where the unexpected does indeed happen!! The suspense is wound around several of the character's painful pasts, allowing love in to heal them and putting the past behind once and for all, and looking toward the future.
I highly recommend this book and for this reviewer – she stayed up until 4 in the morning until she finished the book!!! Absolutely loved this book! One of Chamberlain's best yet!
This report prepared by Judith E. Pavluvcik