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
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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
Warning, rant ahead!
OK, you guys know I LOVE Diane Chamberlain. I raved about Necessary Lies and The Lost Daughter. And I'm going to continue loving her and reading all her books despite this rant about Kiss River. The hate is for a topic that waves a red flag before my eyes as it turned me right off this book.
"The air conditioner in her aging car was giving out, blowing warm, breath-steali...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
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!
When she arrives in Kiss River, she’s devastated to see that the lighthouse has been ...more
While trespassing to see the lighthouse, Gina meets Lacey and Clay, brother and sister living at the keeper's cottage. They invite Gina to stay with them while she's in Kiss River. And conveniently enough, Clay and L ...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