Sneak Peek at the Keeper of the Light Cover!

9780778329541_TS_SMP.inddI’ve been waiting for this one! Keeper of the Light has had a long history. It was my fourth novel, published way back in the early nineties and set in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It sold zillions (slight exaggeration) and was definitely my most popular novel until The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes came along. Then about eight years ago, I decided to resurrect it as the start of a trilogy. In late March, it’s due to be reissued yet again, with the second and third books to follow (Kiss River and Her Mother’s Shadow). This is the yummiest cover for Keeper yet! I’ve asked my publisher to redden Annie’s hair a bit more, since she was a definite redhead. And shhh about the meaning of that red scarf to those of you who know the story–we don’t want to give away any spoilers to those who haven’t yet read this book!

My next post will be from the Weymouth Mansion, where I’ll be spending the week with my writing buddies brainstorming, writing, playing games and eating too much. We’ll miss Margaret. Thank you to those of you who’ve asked how she’s doing. Her car was totaled and she has four broken ribs and is in pain, but she stopped by Quail Ridge Books to sign ordered books on her way home from the hospital. You can’t keep that woman down!


  1. Brenda on November 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Love it

  2. Betty Savage on November 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    OH, I can’t wait to get a “new” copy of this book. I’ll retire the one I’ve read about 10-12 times. You know this series is my favorite!

  3. MaryC on November 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Ohhhh – this was the first of your books I read and I LOVED it. The new cover is fabulous.

  4. Denise on November 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I absolutely love this cover! It’s persfect. Keeper was one of my very favorites. I’m so happy it will be reissued!!!

  5. Ann on November 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    One of my favorite books! This cover is beautiful.

  6. Brenda on November 5, 2010 at 5:56 am

    This was the first book of yours I read. My online book club friends read it
    My in person-int home book club-chose it for January

  7. Margo on November 5, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Diane, of course you know this is my all-time favorite novel…I absolutely LOVE the new cover and am thankful you’ve asked the publisher to redden her hair…I always think of Annie with her crimson red locks!…I will always keep my original hardcover on my ‘Diane Shelf’ but I have to buy the new copy when it comes out, simply because this is one of the best covers you’ve ever had!…and naturally I will reread the book which will probably be my 10th time.

  8. Margo on November 5, 2010 at 8:52 am

    P.S….so happy to hear Margaret is out of the hospital…can’t believe she stopped to sign books while suffering from 4 broken ribs…another remarkable woman.

  9. brenda on November 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    These are my favorite books of yours, Diane…Keeper of Light, etc. Love love love them…that’s why my book club is going to read it…they want to get the trilogy…we will meet in November with another book and then wait until January, so everyone can read the trilogy-everyone does not read a book in a few hours the way I do…wish I didn’t read so fast…Enjoy your trip. Glad Margaret is doing bettr.

  10. brenda on November 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    P.S. Hope some of you read STILL MISSING… I rec. it to Margo who liked it also…

  11. Margo on November 6, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Everyone…STILL MISSING was recommended to me by Brenda and it is an amazing 1st novel…actually Brenda sent it to me as a gift (thank you again Brenda) and I read it immediately…its one of those novels you think about all the time, even when you’re not reading it…
    Brenda, I’m thinking of reading the trilogy in January along with your bookclub…it will probably be my 10th time with KEEPER…(-O:

  12. Diane Chamberlain on November 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    B and M, I found Still Missing unputdownable. Same with Room, which is similar …yet totally different.

  13. Brenda on November 7, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Still missing is a book that is memorable.

  14. Rhonda B. on November 7, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I was introduced to my first “Diane” book, “Summers Child” by my sister-in-law in October 2010 and loved it. I have since read “The Bay at Midnight” and now reading “Before the Storm”. She has turned me on to a new author I just LOVE. Thanks Diane!

  15. Diane Chamberlain on November 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Thank your sister-law for me, Rhonda!

  16. Margo on November 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Rhonda, be sure and read SECRETS SHE LEFT BEHIND after you finish BEFORE THE STORM…it is the sequel!

  17. brenda on November 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Rhonda-you are in for a real treat with Diane’s books

  18. Chantal on November 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I discover you with keeper of the light
    Trilogy and since this time I can’t stop
    Looking for your books. I’m so HAPPY to
    Have discover that your older books are
    Now available as e-books WOW I already
    Bought the escape artist and reflection

    When for the next one?

  19. Diane Chamberlain on November 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Chantal, I’m so glad you’re enjoying my books. All of my in print books are available as ebooks, but another of the older ones is Secret Lives, if you haven’t read that one yet. In another few weeks or so, I’ll have Brass Ring available, too. Enjoy!

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