Cypress Point

Cypress Point When her best friend Mara is left severely brain damaged after giving birth Joelle D Angelo finds solace in Mara s husband Liam but as their attraction for each other grows Joelle driven by guilt

  • Title: Cypress Point
  • Author: Diane Chamberlain
  • ISBN: 9781551666471
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • When her best friend Mara is left severely brain damaged after giving birth, Joelle D Angelo finds solace in Mara s husband Liam, but as their attraction for each other grows, Joelle, driven by guilt, searches for a legendary healer to save her friend Reprint.

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    1. Diane Chamberlain

      Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 25 novels published in than twenty languages Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue Diane s background in psychology has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create her realistic characters Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making North Carolina her home Diane received her bachelor s and master s degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents All the while Diane was writing on the side Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole She has three stepdaughters, two sons in law, and four grandchildren She s currently at work on her next novel.Please visit Diane s website dianechamberlain for information on her newest novel, The Stolen Marriage, and a complete list of her books.


    1. I absolutely love the way that Diane Chamberlain often presents things that most people would be horrified or disgusted by (infidelity, murder, other illegal activities) and makes the characters so darn likeable that you can't help but not care about whatever bad decisions they make and fall in love with the story and understand them. And this speaks true for Cypress Point. The novel was so beautifully told and intrinsically heartwarming that I could not put it down and even woke up much too ear [...]

    2. I thought I lost this book today while I was at my dentist appointment and when I got home I realised it was not in my bag and I was sooooooooo happy yeah this is great! can start reading something I really want to read now as have been reading this novel for over a week and it is only 378 pages long, but the book turned up much to my dismay and I just had to finish it for once and for all.Ok so obviously this was not the book for me and its time I leaned to stick with what I like. I really love [...]

    3. This is my first read of Diane Chamberlain & what an absorbing read set in 1967 in big Sur Liam & maras life changes forever as Mara is left with a brain aneurysm leaving her in a nursing home Joelle Diangelo brings in a healer Carlynn Shire to try & help Mara recover but things change i wont spoil the ending but it was a heart wrenching read & shows one mans love for his wife who he knows will never recover read this you will fall in love with the characters as i did

    4. A really different story than I expected. The sadness permeating the story was really strong. There were times I really wanted the characters to have some fun light moments. Overall a story with depth. Enjoyable. As usual, Chamberlain writes well and offers a great read.

    5. I do like Diane Chamberlain. I know that every time I open one of her books I am going to get a page turner with characters whose lives I can get really involved in, and this is no exception.In 1967 at a commune on Big Sur, a visiting doctor, Carlynn Shire, saved the life of a new born baby girl. Now, they are going to be reunited in a story that twists and turns with so many different angles. Joelle is a social worker and caught between a rock and a hard place. Her oldest, dearest friend Mara i [...]

    6. I always like her books. I've read they call the author the Jodi Picoult of the South, but I don't agree. She is very readable and very much her own author.

    7. I am reading more and more books by this author, many of which I had already owned and have been scattered in differnt places in my house. While I didn`t enjoy this one as much as `Midwife`s confession`that I had just previously read, I did still enjoy it.Diane Chamberlain`s books are packed with emotion and bring the reader into that. There`s often deception, secrets, and stories behind the original storyline. I found myself liking the main characters and while I am not always fond of the jumpi [...]

    8. I am a huge fan of Diane Chamberlain as trying to get to all her older books. Loved this book, as Diane has a way of bringing a number of different stories into her novels, connecting characters, and moving back and forth seamlessly between generations and times, filling in the blanks, and always some exciting twists and turns, making it difficult to put it down. I loved the setting, the characters, and the way she tied similar circumstances between (Joelle/Liam/Mara) and (Lisbeth/Gabriel/Carlyn [...]

    9. Not for me. I have a feeling I'd like other books by this author but this was just okay. I liked the theme of the brain damaged wife, the dutiful friend and husband but I wasn't keen on the healing bit and felt very short changed by the way the ending - supposed twist - was introduced. I don't want to spoil it but why on earth would she agree to that?? For money for something that depended on the person who was no longer there? No - it didn't work for me. I didn't get emotionally invested in the [...]

    10. I'm saving my review for this novel after I've completed The Shadow Wife. It is such a deeply moving story that I can't get my throughts around all of it. Read it a month ago and then won a signed copy of the republished story. Now I'm diggin into the new version and will write my complete review under that title. Will post my reivew after I've read it againybe even againis is that beautiful of a story! There are so many different and important messages in it! I would recommend it to everyone th [...]

    11. We discovered this author when we went into a bookstore in the Outer Banks. We were interested because the book that we picked up too place in the Outer Banks. Later, I happened to find two more of her books (hardcover) at Sam's Club and they were both only $4.38! The one I read was good so I figured I would buy these. My daughter borrowed and read this one and really enjoyed it so I think I will read this one next!I have now completed this book and enjoyed it. The story held some surprises for [...]

    12. another great book by this author. I'm never disappointed by her books ever. there is always a bit of mystery to them, and an unexpected ending. Cypress Point by Diane Chamberlain. Another great book by this author. I'm not sure how many others I've read in the past, but I always have such a great feeling after reading one of her books. The mystery to them, with out being a 'whodunit' I really like. I'm not fond of mysteries, but I do enjoy her style of writing.

    13. These books have become my guilty pleasure. They are just fun to read. This story was lovely, with a great twist at the end that I didn't see coming!

    14. I've read a few Diane Chamberlain books and have not really been all that impressed so far and so when I saw that this was nearly 500 pages long and also that it dealt with healing and hippies living in communes I was all ready to write this one off as another unfortunate disappointment. I am glad I kept an open mind. The scenery and the actual setting depicted in this book was wonderfully written, I could see everything in my mind very clearly and I think Chamberlain gave some fantastic descrip [...]

    15. 3.0 out of 5 stars - "Healing comes in many forms"This novel explores the complex relationships of family, friends and lovers in a drama centered on a brain damaged woman's husband and best friend. While they are caring for their beloved mentally unaware Mara, Joelle and Liam find themselves in a familiar predicament.There is another plot line going on that involves twins, one of whom has a gift for healing, and the narrative moves back and forth in point of view and time.I have been a die hard [...]

    16. I'm hiding this as a spoiler, not because I'm revealing anything from the plot, but because the knowledge of what I'm going to say could spoil the EXPERIENCE for you let me first say that I would definitely recommend this book - and if you wish to read more, or if you've already read the book, here you go: (view spoiler)[ WOW, What a twist - I had suspicions very fleetingly early on, but there wasn't the build-up of suspense and secrets that is typical of Diane Chamberlain - I feel like it was a [...]

    17. This is the 3rd book by this author that I've read and I really enjoy how they are all similar but different. They all seem to take place around a choice that was made that most people would disagree with on the surface but may come to change their mind and/or understand how difficult the decision was but how any other choice seemed impossible. On the other hand, each book is presented differently. In the first book that I read (The Midwife's Confession), you know that there is a secret but you [...]

    18. This book is now called 'The Forgotten Son' and was originally published in 2002 under the above title!Really loved this booke story of identical twins Lisbeth and Carlynn, interspersed with the tale of Joelle D'Angelo along with her best friend Mara and husband Liam, was an intriguing tale. Written in the current day with Joelle, then taking us back to the early lives of Lisbeth and Carlynn, and the connection between them all. The twists and turns of their lives, and the intimate connection be [...]

    19. Joelle's best friend is in permanent care due to a brain aneurysm during labor. Joelle is now pregnant by the husband of her best friend. Believing that what is best for everyone is have Mara healed, she contacts a well known healer, the woman who brought Joelle back to life. Carlynn agrees to help heal Mara knowing full well that Mara isn't the one in need of healing. What made this novel so interesting is that it was so much more than about mystical healing. It covered race relations, twin rel [...]

    20. my copy of the book was called Shadow Wife. however I read this book when I was visiting the area it described and it described it so well that I actually went to visit a few of the places based on the books description. Diane Chamberlain is a talented writer and this book displayed how the lines are not always clear between right and wrong. I love books that help me question what I think is a defined black and white. this book did that.

    21. This book was a quick read (less than 2 days) and what I enjoyed the most were all the locations in the story. I have visited the area many times and the place names and descriptions were so familiar I could clearly picture where this was happening. That part was absolutely great. The story itself was good, but not much left to the imagination. I was hoping near the middle-to-end that I would be wrong and there would be some surprising twist, but there was not.

    22. I have now read 3 books by Diane Chamberlain and have enjoyed each one tremendously although the subject matter is never light. They all seem to focus on relationships and how even those that may seem conventional will be put to the test. Diane Chamberlain is compared with Jodi Picoult but in my opinion she is better since she is not trying to shock the reader but rather present that life gives us many challenges. Definitely recommend this author!

    23. Diane Chamberlain has an enviable ability to get inside the skin of her characters. I loved the way she wove her present day story into the 1960's plotline. And as always she left me thinking: what would I do in these difficult circumstances? if I fell in love with my best friend's husband; if my whole future could be altered immeasurably by one tiny lie; if my mother rejected me ?

    24. This book is an example of why Diane Chamberlain is one of my favorite authors. She presents unthinkable situations that no one wants to be confronted with and yet, I find myself absorbed with what is happening and will happen. I grew to like and care about these characters and felt sympathy for their hardships and joy for their happiness. Great book!

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