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Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain

Keeper of the Light

by Diane Chamberlain

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    Kiss River by Diane Chamberlain (DeniseG53)
    DeniseG53: This is the second book in the Keeper of the Light trilogy; Her Mother's Shadow is the third book.
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    Her Mother's Shadow by Diane Chamberlain (DeniseG53)
    DeniseG53: Keeper of the Light is the first book in a trilogy; Kiss River is the second book and Her Mother's Shadow is the third.

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Annie O'Neill is shot. Rushed to hospital and on duty is Olivia Simon. Olivia knows who the patient is, her husbands mistress. Olivia tries her best to save Annie. When Annie dies everybody is affected.

I had previously read book two in the Lighthouse trilogy. At the time it really didn't make much difference. Reading book one now I still feel that it didn't matter too much. As I was reading some of the characters I was beginning to remember.

Annie is dead from the beginning with flashbacks to when she was alive. I felt she was very much like a Rebecca type character, dead but very much alive. A strong character but not very likeable.

This type of book is what I would call a story. Peoples lives with a lot going on and being drawn into their complicated lives. Olivia I liked the best and was waiting for her to see sense.

Not wanting to be negative but I did find the book dragging on at times. There was a lot of pages where sonetimes not a lot was happening and the characters were backwards and forwards over the same ground. Like the second book at times I thought it was a little silly.

However the book was a nice easy read and I enjoyed most of it just at times it was a bit of a yarn. ( )
  tina1969 | Apr 20, 2016 |
good novel @ death of woman - Annie - Dr's husband's lover - 2 families - how they mix up + reunite

Dr. Olivia Simon is in the middle of treating a gunshot victim while on duty Christmas night when she realizes that the patient is Annie O'Neill, the woman with whom her husband, Paul, is in love. Despite Olivia's best efforts to save her, Annie dies in surgery. For Olivia, Paul, and Annie's husband, Alec, life will never be the same.
  christinejoseph | Jan 7, 2016 |
I read this because I enjoyed Necessary Lies by the same author. I enjoyed it but it was more in line of a romance novel, which I generally avoid reading. ( )
  cindyb29 | Jan 13, 2015 |
Amazing!!! I do not believe Diane Chamberlain could write a bad book – everything she writes is extraordinary! I loved the book and looking forward to reading the other two in the Kiss River series, as just purchased the next two Nook books.

My favorite characters were Olivia and Alec!!. Wow, did Annie have everyone fooled along with Mary, the old lady! Loved the setting¸ the lighthouse, and the twists and turns which were page turners! Highly creative writer and each of her books are different and reads which you cannot put down!
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
A well written soap opera.

So - I have heard a lot of mentions of Diane Chamberlain lately and thought i would check her out. I was surprised by how many books there were to pick from at the library and chose this one randomly since it didn't seem to be part of a series or anything.

I enjoyed it. It is a drama of interconnected lives, people doing bad things and some steamy-ness (which frankly I could have done without - it didn't seem to add too much to me... and makes the book harder to recommend to some people.

It's funny because when I was reading it I thought - I like this in the same way I liked that Kristen Hannah book I read earlier this year. "night road"

Both books are high drama and full of emotional twists and turns. This book effected me less - I think it was too much outside hopefully anything I would experience - it let me kind of watch and read rather than me actual put my self in any of the characters places.

Still a very quick read for a big book - great for poolside.

Oh and by the way - I did read her author bio on Amazon and may have positively impacted my assessment of her book that she has two shelties ;) ( )
  alanna1122 | Jan 20, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778329542, Paperback)

Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is—Annie O'Neill. The woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind three other victims. Alec O'Neill, who thought he had the perfect marriage. Paul, whose fixation on Annie is unshakable. And Olivia, who is desperate to understand the woman who destroyed her marriage.

Now they are left with unanswered questions about who Annie really was. And about the secrets she kept hidden so well.

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Midway through performing surgery on a gunshot victim, Dr. Olivia Simon learns that the victim is Annie O'Neill, the woman with whom Olivia's husband is in love.

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