Books by Karen White

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Dreams of Falling

Karen White’s complicated saga Dreams of Falling pulls apart the many-hived secrets of the Lanier/Darlington family. Artist Ivy Lanier, haunted by a tragic and complex past, sprints away from her broken heart by plunging herself into frantic activity after frantic activity and new thing after n ...

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Flight Patterns

Hugh Mackay once said, “Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” It certainly seems as though Karen White used that quote as the blueprint for her new novel Flight Patterns. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var Zone ...

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The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room is one of those books that starts with a pretty cool concept. We get to follow three heroines who each face a pivotal point in their lives and who face it, at least in part, in the same setting. In this way, readers get to see bits and pieces of a family's history as well as the h ...

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The Sound of Glass

I began this book, as I do any book, optimistically expecting a good read. What I got was a great one – a story that completely blew me away; that had me laughing and crying and smiling. It’s an unusual tale showing us that even the simplest of lives can hold amazing secrets and it is a book you ...

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The Time Between

The ending paragraph of The Time Between reads: "We live, we love. These are the choices we are given, to open doors or to close them. It is all we have and it is enough." Like the ending suggests, this novel speaks wonderfully about the choices we make and how we choose to live with the results of ...

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Sea Change

When looking on Amazon for information about the latest book in Ms. White’s Tradd Street series, I came across this book. I enjoy Ms. White’s “grit lit" - southern women’s fiction - and her writing is eloquent and evocative. Both aspects are present in this book, but I did have some problems ...

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The Strangers on Montagu Street

I remember fondly Barbara Michaels' (aka Elizabeth Peters) ghost novels such as Ammie, Come Home and I miss them, so Ms. White’s books definitely fill a long empty void. Utilizing the same technique of having ordinary people with commonplace problems such as a rebellious teenage daughter or a faul ...

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I Can Make You Love Me

I Can Make You Love Me is the story of a single mother in her early-forties, and the younger man who is determined to win her heart. It’s a pleasant, but ultimately average read. Real estate attorney Adam Carlyle has never forgotten Wynn Evans, his childhood babysitter and first crush. After Wy ...

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Falling Home

Imagine this: a young woman in her purple taffeta dress, wearing a small diamond engagement ring is standing on her front porch waiting for her fiancé to take her to the Fall Formal. Instead, another young man approaches and hands her a letter from her little sister and her fiancé, telling her the ...

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Whispers of Goodbye

I have nothing against books written from the first person point of view. As a matter of fact, many of my all-time favorites are written in the first person. But in the case of Whispers of Goodbye, it did not help the story one bit. The story opens with Catherine de Claire Reed liv ...