Eventually before I die, I’ll likely read all of the Diane Chamberlain books. I haven’t read a bad one of hers yet. Sadly my online library is out of audio books by her so I decided to break down and read a Kindle version. I picked the book Summer’s Child.
I really liked the book. In the author’s typical style the book is told from the perspective of several of the characters. I like this approach as the story seems more honest and real that way. Being I’ve read so many of her books, I’m not quite as surprised by the twists.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, “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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars. I’d agree. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. I have found that anymore I actually prefer audio books over hard copy…and I prefer hard copy over Kindle. Yes, I like my Kindle but I get so tired of looking at a screen. I just prefer the feel of a book….how about you?