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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.

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Summer's Child
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Beautiful story!
May 12th, 2015
Author Diane Chamberain captures the -emotions of love, pain, hopelessness, forgiveness, despair, hope, friendship, relief and joy, in this wonderfully writen story of a brain damaged baby
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Summer's Child
June 13th, 2014
Great story. Would love to read more of her books.
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June 11th, 2014
Truly enjoyed this book-I look forward to getting another of hers-read 3 of hers so far- the book kept me reading at longer intervals to discover the end-could have happened in reality!
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Summers child
April 8th, 2014
Anexcellent read...lots of story lines and plots that connected easily. The characters were very likable...an easy , interesting read.....
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Summer's Child
March 22nd, 2014
Described in one word Excellent!!! A page turner from beginning to end.
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