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Another good book by this author. Some characters are related to those in Keeper of the Light. A three fold story dealing with adoption of a baby in a foreign country, spies and enemy attacks off the coast, and a diary disclosing a Grandmother's involvement in World War II in Kiss River. Revisiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Kiss River is a fictitious lighthouse, but there are many references to places which actually exist. Very engrossing read.
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Alternating chapters tell the stories of 14-year-old Bess Poor, the daughter of the Kiss River lighthouse keeper on North Carolina's Outer Banks during World War II, and Gina Higgins, a contemporary schoolteacher who has traveled to Kiss River on a mysterious quest. When Gina arrives, she discovers that the lighthouse she has come so far to see was nearly knocked down in a storm and that its lens lies at the bottom of the sea. She's taken in by Lacey and Clay, a sister and brother saddled with some serious issues, and as Gina and Clay develop a complicated relationship, the narrative is broken by Bess' 1942 diary entries detailing her romance with a young Coast Guardsman. Taking a job at a local gathering spot, Gina begins to join the community, but she is harboring a secret related to her obsession with recovering the sunken Kiss River light. When all the secrets are revealed, they don't seem all that earth shattering, but Chamberlain does tie the two disparate stories together in a charming manner.
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A really good book. I can't wait to read more from Diane Chamberlain!