Retour a Kiss River (Kiss River #2)
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-century lighthouse has all but fallen into the sea, taking with it the huge Fresnel lens that once served as...more
This story had me from the beginning and I simply couldn't put it down!
The quote before chapter one is something that my oldest daughter gave me under a collage of my five children for a Mother's Day present. "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." but Diane included the res ...more
Kiss River is first and foremost a romance novel, which is really not my thing. There is a mystery element, but it doesn't make a lot of sense. A woman, Gina, drives across the entire US to check out a lighthouse, hoping to f ...more
Being a native of NC, always love the setting and especially the Outer Banks area and the subject of lighthouses - fascinating along with history of ...more
Also, the whole "OMG, I have to tell you your Mom was promiscuous" thing...really? Did her adult son and daughter REALLY nee ...more
As usual, the characters were interesting, captivating, and I felt like I knew each and every one of them in the story. The ending was very final so I would be ok if I didn't read the third novel in this series. That being said, I will be reading it, because I enjoy all of her no ...more
However, two knocks on this book: one, having become familiar with the cast of the first book, it was jarring to get into the point of view of the brand new main character, Gina Higgins. Two, I'm personally not enamored with the "diary letter" device, and ...more
This book brings in new characters and mixes them with some of the characters from the first book (Keeper of the Light). Characters which were secondary in the first book are now primary characters and its nice to learn more about them. I like the way the main characters in the first book ...more
The ending obviously paves the way for the final book in the trilogy - I have a feeling things wont run smoothly for Gina!
I have enjoyed every one of Diane Chamberlain's books so far and this was no exception.
It kept me intrigued and curious from the word go. What was Gina's secret(s) and how would it effect the other characters and her? What was her link to Kiss R ...more
I have read some of the reviews on this book and they weren't all,very favorable. I enjoyed kiss river maybe not as much as some of Diane Chamberlain s other books but I liked reading Bess' diary and the back and forth between the 1940s and present time. It was a bit farfetched but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Diane Chamberlain is my current favorite author and I plan to read all of her books. I have read about eight so far and . Think she is a . Wonderful author. Most of her ...more
When one night a rare guest comes to the light house, she might end up being just what Clay and Lacy need.
Gina's lost all the family she kn ...more
It follows Gina on her journey to Kiss River and her subsequent fight to raise the lens of an old lighthouse from the sea. Gina has a secret as to why she wants the lens raised so badly, but she is keeping that under wraps. Pretty early o ...more
The story’s nothing extraordinary, but it is entertaining enough. Especially moving toward the denouement, the reveal of the Bess’s secret as her diary is intertwined in Gina’s story. I enjoyed the bits of Bess’s diary from 1942. I never knew that there were German U-boats on the Ca ...more
The Keeper of the Light was first published almost twenty years ago as a stand alone but was revived in the early 2000's when Chamberlain decided to use the novel as a springboard for a trilogy, writing Kiss River and Her Mother's Shadow. This year, the series is being reissued in both print and digital formats to the delight of her fans.
Set twelve years after the events of Keeper of Light, Kiss River introduces Gina Higgins, a science teacher from Washington DC, who has has come to the Outer Ba ...more
When she arrives in Kiss River, she’s devastated to see that the lighthouse has been ...more
I had no trouble diving right in and, although this is part of a trilogy, it made a great stand alone story. Ms. Chamberlain's books always get me hooked. She creates great drama with a hint of mystery and her characters are always down to earth and realistic. They ...more
When she arrives, she sees that the top of the lighthouse is missing, and when she meets brother and sister, Clay and Lacey O'Neill, who live in the keeper's house, she learns about the Fresnel lens, once the lighthouse beacon, that lies somewhere under water.
Her mission is to somehow raise the lens from the sea, and she works on a number of local indiv ...more