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Publisher's Summary

Annie

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.

Lacey

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.

Mackenzie

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 existed - and especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.

©2004 Diane Chamberlain (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

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

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Nice ending for the trilogy

The narrator was Terrific! Tempo was right & I always knew who was speaking because she altered her voice for each character.

The story tied up all the loose ends from the other books.

Enjoyed it a lot.

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Great trilogy

Diane Chamberlain does it again. I loved hearing how the members of this family grew up & continued on through the stories. I love the twists & turns.
And to hear the same awesome narrator through series kept the stories flowing. Great job!!!

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MUST READ!

I read the triology ( listened ) these books are well written and filled with surprises, I really enjoyed them.

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Excellent

Amazing book and I related so well having lost my mom at a young age. Superbly written!

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inspiring

This book reminds one to forgive, not forget and how to move on from there. lacey is a very brave young lady but already had to deal with things that most people never go through.

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Nice story to end the series.

A few spots were slow but overall it was intriguing. The readers voice was a bit high for my taste but her voice was very clear.

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Wonderfully written

This being the last of this trilogy. I feel it was the best of the three. They were each excellent reads, but this one left me with a wonderful feeling of peace. I think the best part of this book was when Lacy meet with Zack. It was very powerful and totally unexpected. Loved these characters through out all 3 books. I would highly recommend all 3!

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The best series I've ever listen to!

I've been an audible member for several years now. I've have listen to thousands of books. but it didn't take long for Diane Chamberlain to become one of my favorite authors.
After this series she is my number author!
I long forward to her next release.

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LOVE

Wonderful story, great narration. A true description of what families endure everyday. Messy, loving, & full of spirit.

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  • South MS
  • 03-05-16

The Surprises Just Keep On Coming

Where does Her Mother's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

All the books in this trilogy would be among my absolute favorites. I'm sure I will listen to all of them in a year or so and find things that I didn't hear the first time around.

What did you like best about this story?

The complicated relationships between the main characters.

Have you listened to any of Arielle DeLisle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Haven't listened to her before but she did a great job and I didn't have to try to figure out who was talking - she did each character differently and perfectly.

If you could rename Her Mother's Shadow, what would you call it?

What the Heck Just Happened?????

Any additional comments?

I really liked this trilogy and will probably end up listening to many other books by Diane Chamberlain.

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  • Alana
  • 07-11-15

great ending

I loved the way this book wrapped up all the questions from the previous books. They weren't obvious questions but thoughts about the characters. Book 1 was great I found book 2 not so compelling but this book as good as book 1 and listened at every opportunity.