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Beth's Review: Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain


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PUBLISHER: MIRA

RELEASED: August 15, 2012

GENRE: contemporary, romance

LENGTH: 400 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible

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Early on the morning of her eleventh birthday, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea—an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant's identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria's loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria. Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal young woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria's childhood and now a television producer, returns at Shelly's request to do a story about the circumstances surrounding her birth, something precarious shifts in the small town of Kill Devil Hills. The more questions Rory asks, the more unsettled the tiny community becomes, as closely guarded secrets and the sins of that long-ago summer begin to surface. Piece by piece, the mystery of summer's child is being exposed, a mystery that no one involved—not Shelly, Daria, not even Rory—is prepared to face.

FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

This is a heartwarming story of family, friends and neighbors. Rory, the now famous “boy next door” returns to the summer cottage he grew up in to shed new light on a 20 year old mystery. With his own real life mystery TV show researchers to help, Rory sets out to learn who the “mystery baby” left on the beach belongs to and uncovers so much more!

With a few twists on the way, readers are captivated and will find Summer’s Child hard to put down. I love the characters and writing talents of Chamberlain.

The imagery was so wonderful; I want to live in this small town in Outer banks now! Summer’s Child is a huge 5 Boundless Stars book for me!


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