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Brass Ring
Claire and her paraplegic husband are counselors who help other people with disabilities. While coming home from a conference, Claire tries to stop a woman from jumping off a bridge, but she fails. After that, Claire becomes obsessed with the woman, and her marriage begins to fall apart, especially when Claire meets the woman's brother. Meanwhile, Claire's estranged sister is dealing with committment issues from her horrible past. She remembers bei...
Breaking the Silence
When Laura's father dies, he asks her to go visit an elderly woman named Sarah Tolley. Laura agrees, but is upset that her husband Ray is so against it. In fact, he is so distraught he commits suicide with Laura's daughter in the house. Emma is so upset over her stepfather's death she stops talking, and in an affort to help her Laura reunites with her father, Dylan, who learns for the first time that he has a daughter. Meanwhile, Laura visits Sarah...
Cypress Point
Mira, Feb 2002, 22.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 1551668823 Joelle's best friend Mara Summers suffers a brain damaging aneurysm while giving birth. Joelle helps Mara's spouse Liam cope but soon falls in love with him. One night they lose control and make love. To her shock, after failing to become pregnant with her former husband who has since sired a baby with another woman, Joelle is expecting. Liam remains divided between his love for Mara a...
Fire and Rain
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 awakeni...

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Her Mother's Shadow
Mira, Feb 2004, 23.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0778320170 On Christmas Eve 1990, Annie O'Neill and her thirteen year old daughter Lacey work at woman's shelter on the Carolina Outer Banks. Suddenly, an angry man, Zachary Pointer breaks into the shelter with a gun. He fires apparently at his wife, but instead kills Annie. Lacey is traumatized and over the years heads down a destructive path of men and drugs. Years later Lacey learns that her mother wa...
Keeper of the Light
Annie O'Neil is shot on Christmas Eve in front of her daughter. She is rushed to the hospital where Olivia Simon tries to save her. She does her best but it isn't enough, and only later does she learn that Annie is the woman her husband is obsessed with. After she dies Olivia's husband leaves her. Later Olivia meets Alec, Annie's grieving husband. She wants to try to get close to the man Annie loved, but in the process she falls in love herself. ...
Kiss River
Mira, Feb 2003, 23.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 1551666642 The lighthouse off the North Carolina Outer Banks has deteriorated to the point that the Fresnel lens lies beneath the water. Outsider Gina Higgins wants to raise the lens over the objections of most of the locals. However, siblings Lacey and Clay O'Neill support Gina in her endeavor. The disturbed Lacey, an artist, takes Gina into her home, the former lighthouse keeper's residence, hoping tha...
Secret Lives
Secret Lives is the fourth book by Diane Chamberlain that I have read, and the books just seem to get better and better! Eden Riley, a much sought after actress has decided to make a movie about her famous mother, Katherine Swift, an author of children stories. Eden's mother died when Eden was young and she hardly knew her mother, yet Eden heard all kind of stories about her. Eden comes back to the family "homestead" in the Shenandoah Valley, moves in wi...


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