Postcard to Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain

June 30, 2016 Book review 6 ★★★★

I’m trying a new book review format. I just want to give you a short message on how Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain made me feel. And what better way than sending a postcard.


Postcard to Keeper of the Light by Diane ChamberlainKeeper of the Light (Kiss River #1) by Diane Chamberlain
Published by Mira Books on December 1st 2002
Genres: Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Family Life, Love & Romance
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Would you walk in a dead woman's shoes to get your husband back?
You're on duty in the emergency room when the victim of a gunshot wound loses her life. She is Annie O'Neill. Your husband's mistress.

Olivia can't watch any longer as her husband grieves the love of his life. Desperate to understand who this perfect woman was, Olivia finds herself on Annie's doorstep.
Befriending the newly widowed husband and troubled young daughter, Olivia starts to feel needed, but they have no idea who she really is.
There's still time to turn back - to a husband who loves her second best. Or to keep walking into a new future where she'll always be living a lie.

Two paths, two choices. Which way would you turn?


Quick Thoughts on Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain

Not many authors could have handled the complicated relationships without turning it to a farce. But in Diane Chamberlain’s capable hands, it becomes an emotional and heartfelt story.  But be warned the relationships are messy, it’s not even a love triangle, it’s a love square.  It’s raw, it’s real, it oozes with equal parts love and pain.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Postcard to the Town of Kiss River where Keeper of the Light is set:


Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain



Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars


Who should read Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain?

I can’t recommend this highly enough to you if you enjoy fiction, with rich character development and intense, emotional plots.  If you enjoyed This Fragile Life by Kate Hewitt then I think you’d also like this one.   Fans of authors such as Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah should also enjoy, as would fans of other books by Diane Chamberlain.


Talk to Trish : Do you like small town settings?  And complicated relationships?




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6 Responses to “Postcard to Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain”

  1. Girl with her Head in a Book

    I like your format – it’s interesting to focus on how a book makes you feel, I’ve noticed that’s a theme with your site. I think my tendency is for my inner literature student to come out – I do try and think about the emotional response too but I guess I need to think about how to make this clearer.
    Thanks for the post! 🙂

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