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.
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.
Wonderful book. Romance and a secret Gina has. This truley was a beach read for me in North Carolina...takes place in the Outer Banks. Worth the time a real page turner.
This is a nice gentle read along with a great love story. Enjoyed it.
Liked the book, good reading.
Gina Higgins has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina--a stranger with a secret. Secrets are a way of life in Kiss River, a close knit community. Gina is about to learn that secrets are tied to her own in ways she never could have imagined.
Kiss River's historic 19th century lighthouse has all but fallen into the sea, taking with it the huge fresnel lens that once served as its beacon. Gina is desperate to find a way to raise the lens from the sea. The glass holds the key to her future, her fortune and her only chance to save the one person who matters to her: a child who waits for her halfway around the world.
Excellent book! If you like Diane Chamberlain's books you will enjoy this one!
A really good book. I can't wait to read more from Diane Chamberlain!
Very slow at the beginning......wasn't sure why the main character was doing what she was doing....no explanations till almost page 200. After that it moved along okay. I think this would make a good movie.
Kiss River's historic 19th century lighthouse has all but fallen into the sea, taking with it the huge Fresnel lens that once served as its beacon. Gina is desperate to find a way to raise the lens: it holds the key to her future, her fortune and her only chance to save the one person who matters to her. - from back cover
Light fluff, but enough to keep me engaged during a plane flight.
Gina Higgins has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina-a stranger with a secret. But secrets are a fact of life in the close-knit community of Kiss River.
Kiss River's historic nineteenth-centry lighthouse has all but fallen into the sea, taking with it the huge Fresnel lens that once served as its beacon. Gina is desperate to find a way to raise the lens from the sea: the glass holds the key to her future, her fortune and her only chance to save the one person who matters to her.
Lacey O'Neil lives in the old lightkeeper's house, a home she shares with her brother Clay. When Lacey meets Gina, she invites her to stay with them. Eagerly accepting the offer, Gina begines her quest to raise the lens as Clay finds himself drawn to her struggle and to Gina herself.
As Gina's story unfolds, so does the shocking legacy left buried in the light, revealing more than Gina expected..much more. Ans with it comes new hope for the future..and for love.
i loved this book, my first one by this author.
Gina finds an old diary and wants to see the lighthouse in the diary.
She wants to see its lens to verify the name of a spy.
I really, really like this author. The story moves between present day and WWII. Very well done!
I truly enjoyed reading this book.
I enjoyed the first more than this one. Was an easy read however but found myself skimming over the pages. Disa
Another EXCELLENT book by Diane Chamberlain!!!