Torn by guilt of her feelings for Liam, Joelle sets out determined to find help for Mara, no matter how unconventional the source. Her search leads her to a mansion in Monterey, California, and into the life of a woman shrouded in mystery.
Carlynn Shire is a healer and, according to Joelle’s parents, saved Joelle’s life when she was an infant when she stopped breathing for quite some time. Joelle turns to Carlynn who is a woman keeping her own secrets, and has her own wrongs to right.
This story is tragic on so many levels, it took me a little while to get into, unlike the other Diane Chamberlain novels I have read. However I am glad I persevered. It a beautifully written book, and I did not expect the ending at all. It is one of those books that you grow to love the characters within the pages. I loved Carlynn’s sister Lisbeth, she was such an amazing character who showed an amazing strength of character dealing with a mixed race relationship, and bigoted unloving Mother in a time where people were not so accepting. Yet she remained true to herself, whilst allowing her sister who she adored, to have a relationship with her Mother she wished she had herself. This book is a grower that I am so glad I read.