Her Mother's Shadow

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Her Mother's Shadow

By Diane Chamberlain

Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778314806, 407pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012


A loving mother and wife, Annie O'Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death.
When Lacey O'Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she's spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey's care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother.
Uprooted by her mother's death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existedand especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.

About the Author
Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, including Pretending to Dance, The Silent Sister, and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. A RITA Award winner, she holds a master's degree in social work from San Diego State University. Diane lives in North Carolina.

Praise For Her Mother's Shadow

"Complex, credible characterization... Even readers who are not already fans will sympathize with the flawed but caring people [Chamberlain] compassionately evokes." -Publishers Weekly

"Chamberlain weaves backstory and front story with skill and tender ferocity as the characters alternate between a joyful harmony among themselves and with one another, painfully awkward moves that threaten to destroy relationships, and an ultimately wise understanding that forever changes their lives. Many voices populate the novel, from the women's to the teen daughters', leading to unexpected, plot-twisting surprises later on." - Booklist on THE MIDWIFE'S CONFESSION