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
The ending obviously paves the way for the final book in the trilogy - I have a feeling things wont run smoothly for Gina!
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
I do feel this book was a bit more slow than her others, but once it 'got to the heart of the story' I couldn't put it down! Heartfelt, romantic and emotional it's nice to have a book that makes you feel things and help put your...more
Gina, a middle school teacher in Washington state has traveled to Kiss River in the Outer Banks of North Carolina posing as an amateur lighthouse historian, interested in the historic 19th century lighthouse. She carries with her a pink diary, a necklace, and a picture of a tiny Indian toddler.
The diary she carries belonged to Bess Poor who began writing about her life as the daughter of the lighthouse keeper and the...more
Part of a trilogy, although perfectly readable as a stand alone book, this is a highly recommended read for lovers of drama and romance novels. Chamberlains history as a psychotherapist and social worker allows her...more
Although the characters were well written an...more
I already love this book, about a lighthouse and a clue in the diary and the outer banks.
Bess's diary is written while she is a girl living in the lighthouse keeper cottage on the East Coast, Outer Banks of NC during the WW2 and the German boats are nearby blowing up US vessels and she sees them out her window.
Present day she is there and the residents of the house ask her, Ginny Higgins to stay for a night which she does and it brings back all the memories of wha...more
I found I could rest at ease – Kiss River sums up succinctly the relevant events of the first book, but I don’t think you’d be disadvantaged if you went back and read the first book later. There’s nothing to be scratching your head about...more
I live in North Car...more