Gina Higgins has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina - - a stranger with a secret. But secrets are a fact of life for some of the residents of the close-knit community of Kiss River. Gina is about to learn that those secrets are tied to her own in ways she never could have imagined.

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 its beacon. Gina is desperate to find a way to raise the lens from the sea. The glass holds the key to the one person who matters to herd: a child who waits for her halfway around the world.

Lacey O'Neill, a talented stained-glass artist with a troubled past, lives in the old lightkeeper's house, a home she shares with her brother, Clay, who is grieving the tragic death of his wife. When Lacey meets Gina, she invites her to stay with them, secretly hoping Gina will help pull Clay from this depression. Eagerly accepting the offer, Gina moves into the lightkeeper's house and begins her quest to raise the lens.

Most of the locals believe the lens should remain at the bottom of the sea. Clay O'Neill, however, finds himself drawn into Gina's struggle. Though he fights his attraction to this beautiful stranger, as he begins to understand her surprising connection to Kiss River, he too, starts to see things through a different light, and slowly begins to heal.

As Gina's story unfolds, so does the decades-old story of a courageous teenage girl swept away by love and plunged into the treacherous waters of espionage during World War II. The shocking legacy she left buried in the light reveals more than Gina expected . . . much more. And with it comes new hope for the future . . . and for love.

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In this exquisite new novel, Diane Chamberlain revisits the seaswept finger of land called Kiss River, where secrets give way to the amazing power of love.


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Kiss River
by Diane Chamberlain

February 1, 2003
ISBN #1551666642
384 pages
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