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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Her Mother's Shadow
  • Diane Chamberlain
  • English
  • 12 June 2019
  • 0778321282

About the Author: Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and London Sunday Times best selling author of 27 novels The daughter of a school principal who supplied her with a new book almost daily, Diane quickly learned the emotional power of story Although she wrote many small books as a child, she didn t seriously turn to writing fiction until her early thirties when she was waiting for a delayed doctor s appointment with nothingthan a pad, a pen, and an idea She was instantly hooked Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia She received her master s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University Prior to her writing career, she was a hospital social worker in both San Diego and Washington, D.C, and a psychotherapist in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia, working primarily with adolescents More than two decades ago, Diane was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which changed the way she works She wrote two novels using voice recognition software before new medication allowed her to get back to typing She feels fortunate that her arthritis is notsevere and that she s able to enjoy everyday activities as well as keep up with a busy travel schedule.Diane lives in North Carolina with her significant other, photographer John Pagliuca, and their odd but lovable Shetland Sheepdog, Cole



10 thoughts on “Her Mother's Shadow

  1. says:

    This was my favorite of the series and the third and last in the series It had me in tears and made me feel a wide range of emotions tied to what was happening the characters I cared about them and what was happening to them This as the other two in the series was a page turner and easy read I am really enjoying this authors books and going to keep putting them on my reading list

  2. says:

    Diane Chamberlain is a master storyteller, able to blend romance with women s fiction in a seamless flow of words In a trilogy set in North Carolina s Outer Banks, HER MOTHER S SHADOW is the grand finale to a tale that began with KEEPER OF THE LIGHT and flowed flawlessly into KISS RIVER.HER MOTHER S SHADOW focuses on Lacey O Neill, a woman in her late twenties who has spent the past decade molding herself into the image of her mother When Lacey was thirteen, her mother, Saint Anne, was fatal Diane Chamberlain is a master storyteller, able to blend romance with women s fiction in a seamless flow of words In a trilogy set in North Carolina s Outer Banks, HER MOTHER S SHADOW is the grand finale to a tale that began with KEEPER OF THE LIGHT and flowed flawlessly into KISS RIVER.HER MOTHER S SHADOW focuses on Lacey O Neill, a woman in her late twenties who has spent the past decade molding herself into the image of her mother When Lacey was thirteen, her mother, Saint Anne, was fatally wounded in front of her, the result of a gunshot wound from a distraught husband coming to take his wife and son home from a women s shelter For ten years, Lacey has done everything within her power to emulate the woman who could do no wrong Annie O Neill, the perfect mother, the doting wife, the community volunteer, the Mrs America of North Carolina She s living a good life, working as a stained glass artist with a man she admires, living with her brother, Clay, and his wife and daughter Lacey s life is thrown into turmoil, not solely with the arrival of an almost teenager who resents being uprooted after the death of her own mother, but with the knowledge that her perfect mother, the bastion of North Carolina society, was not the woman she had thought her to be Because suddenly everything she s ever believed to be true comes crashing down upon her Secrets are dangerous things to keep And everyone involved in HER MOTHER S SHADOW has secrets Who is mysterious attorney Rick Tenley, and what is he doing in Kiss River Bobby Asher, a fellow artist who brings out deep feelings in Lacey, spent a lot of time with Jessica, her young charge s mother Could he be the father Mackenzie never knew she had And what about Lacey s own father, the man who somehow forgot to mention for the last twenty years or so that his own wife engaged in acts with half the town s male population that were far less than saintly Her boss and mentor suddenly takes on a new roll in her life, her brother, Clay, and his wife begin having marital problems over a young girl who should have nothing to do with them, and suddenly the lighthouse Lacey lives in is no longer the refuge it s always been HER MOTHER S SHADOW is a wonderful book Filled with characters as real as any you know in real life, it s a page turner that will keep you reading long into the night This book is a story of forgiveness, of redemption, of love, and most of all, of hope How many children really know their parents How many parents do outrageous things to keep their children innocent And how many people, being as imperfect and human as they are, have secrets that are kept solely to protect those they love I m sorry to see this trilogy end, but I m looking forward to what Ms Chamberlain comes up with next HER MOTHER S SHADOW is definitely not a book to be missed

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was an unintentional re read for me I read this book years ago and only came to realize that when I was 100 pages in Nevertheless, re reading this has helped me to re evaluate this story and my thoughts about it and see some major problems with it that my pre teen mind wasn t able to catch If you had asked me when I first read this book, year s ago, I probably would have given it four stars but unfortunately that is no longer the case Many things irritated me to no end throughout the bo This was an unintentional re read for me I read this book years ago and only came to realize that when I was 100 pages in Nevertheless, re reading this has helped me to re evaluate this story and my thoughts about it and see some major problems with it that my pre teen mind wasn t able to catch If you had asked me when I first read this book, year s ago, I probably would have given it four stars but unfortunately that is no longer the case Many things irritated me to no end throughout the book, specifically being some of the characters and their traits The first being Lacey, who for most of the book is fighting to reform herself from her previous promiscuous ways This would normally be a good thing if it hadn t been for the fact that she so adamantly said she had changed but wouldn t let herself fall for someone who had also drastically changed their way of living I understand that he hurt her in the past, but even when remembering that she had described it asjealousy and less of being hurt Next is Mackenzie, who I understand was going through drastic changes in her life, that still did not excuse most of the horrible things she said to multiple characters Finally, there is Rick, oh my Rick The way he used Lacey is appalling and to cheat on your spouse and he did indeed cheat, he kissed her multiple times and as far as we as readers know didn t tell his spouse is unacceptable The redeeming factors of this book though are most definitely the side characters, Bobby, Clay, Gina and little Rani, as well as the writing style Diane Chamberlain s writing is clean and precise and she has a way of making you feel for the characters even if you sometimes don t want to.Even though I m giving this book a 2 star review and I ve never read the other 2 books in the trilogy, I didn t even realize it was a trilogy until now, I am intrigued enough to want to read the other two books to see if they make me feel differently about this one

  4. says:

    I have officially fallen in love with Diane Chamberlain s writing I recently read her Kiss River Trilogy and highly recommend it bt pleeeaaasseee do yourself a favor and avoid reviews that give away too much even well intentioned reviewers often give away too of the plot and PLEASE read the trilogy in order Keeper of the Light , Kiss River and Her Mother s Shadow..I was blessed, lucky or whatever that I read Keeper of the Light first and knew nothing about the book order than the bl I have officially fallen in love with Diane Chamberlain s writing I recently read her Kiss River Trilogy and highly recommend it bt pleeeaaasseee do yourself a favor and avoid reviews that give away too much even well intentioned reviewers often give away too of the plot and PLEASE read the trilogy in order Keeper of the Light , Kiss River and Her Mother s Shadow..I was blessed, lucky or whatever that I read Keeper of the Light first and knew nothing about the book order than the blurbhad not read any reviews and read them back to back within a couple of days could not put them down and what a gift I was amazed and blown away by the storyline The trilogy ends with HMS bt I want , I want to continue reading about this amazing, resilient, loving and imperfect family

  5. says:

    Having read the books in this trilogy over quite a wide time span, I couldn t fully appreciate the continuity in the stories Indeed, the first book I read well over 2 decades ago Keeper of the Light 1992 , the second Kiss River 2003 , that was another decade after and now this third one, written in 2004 I have to say that Her Mother s Shadow has all the hallmarks and familiarity of Diane Chamberlain s earlier work In my opinion, the author has only started to tell us great stories in Having read the books in this trilogy over quite a wide time span, I couldn t fully appreciate the continuity in the stories Indeed, the first book I read well over 2 decades ago Keeper of the Light 1992 , the second Kiss River 2003 , that was another decade after and now this third one, written in 2004 I have to say that Her Mother s Shadow has all the hallmarks and familiarity of Diane Chamberlain s earlier work In my opinion, the author has only started to tell us great stories in the last years or so, what I mean by that is that her earlier work distinguishes itself with women who go to extremes in bad behavior, and, personally, I never understood that kind of irrational women This being said, Chamberlain knows how to write a compelling tale, but only in her recent work has she been able to create truly exceptional and recognizable characters e.g The Good Father, Necessary Lies Take for example Lacey O Neill in Her Mother s Shadow I had a hard time believing that fourteen years old girls from good families could run wild, sleep around with so many young men, do alcohol and drugs, all the time At fourteen I have to wonder, who looked out for these young teens Where was law inforcement Didn t they know there were parties with underaged drinkers Where was Lacey s father, where was Jessica s mother I know that Lacey was grieving her mother s death, still Lacey s alleged promiscuity felt fabricated and far fetched All of that past didn t gel with the people they were in the present time Although, Lacey stays wishy washy till the very end not knowing if she should choose between Rick and Bobby Lacey was so counter intuitive, it was ridiculous.Of course, the backdrop of the Outer Banks makes up for all these behavioral flaws What an amazing place to set a story I ve been there once and I still can bring vivid images to mind Another plus, was the growing relationship between 11 year McKenzie and Lacey and then in comes Bobby, who, luckily wasgrown up in his approach to many things in life What a relief that someone had some good sense when it came to relationships All things said, I remain a huge Chamberlain fan and I hope she will continue to gift us with her story telling talent

  6. says:

    Well, the awesome Diane Chamberlain has done it again I just loved the final instalment of the Kiss River trilogy Her Mothers Shadow This one being my favourite of the series Her Mothers Shadow tied up the three books of the O Neill family nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed the people, the storyline, the secrets and the setting Great read

  7. says:

    Great book It really tied up the story of the O Neill family and it was very enjoyable I ended up reading the second half of the book in one sitting There s not much I can say about this book without giving things away, but like most of Diane Chamberlain s books, there were a few twists to the story I actually figured out two of the twists before they came out, but it didn t detract from the story at all I can highly recommend reading all of the books in the Kiss River trilogy you could r Great book It really tied up the story of the O Neill family and it was very enjoyable I ended up reading the second half of the book in one sitting There s not much I can say about this book without giving things away, but like most of Diane Chamberlain s books, there were a few twists to the story I actually figured out two of the twists before they came out, but it didn t detract from the story at all I can highly recommend reading all of the books in the Kiss River trilogy you could read each book as a stand alone, but reading all of them really helps you to understand the theme that runs through all of the books

  8. says:

    This was the third book in the Keeper of the Light trilogy It was excellent, and I wish Diane would follow up on these amazing characters.Diane s books are always full of complex interesting characters, good plots, family relationships and drama, suspense and many secrets to be revealed in the end.

  9. says:

    I ll give this one 3.5 stars Like Kiss River, I just didn t feel the connection to the characters like I did to the older generation in Keeper of the Light I wasn t convinced of their connection Still, Chamberlain didn t fail to surprise me with the twists in the end I like how the trilogy wrapped up.

  10. says:

    LOVED this book It is the third in a trilogy I highly reccomend anything that this author has wrote

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