Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dreams of Falling

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018"

New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women's fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.

On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls. Into the tree's trunk, they placed their greatest hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping—including the most important one: Friends forever, come what may.

But life can waylay the best of intentions....

Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown, South Carolina, knowing she could never go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes she has no choice but to return to the place she both loves and dreads—and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home.

Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered badly injured and unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly fifty years—whispers of love, sacrifice, and betrayal—that lead back to three girls on the brink of womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most heartbreaking ways.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: Dreams of Falling alternates between the 40's and present day. Larkin is called back home after her mother is badly injured.  She is greeted by her grandmother's two life long friends who raised her mother.  The story goes back and forth between current day and the past when Larkin's grandmother was alive.  Lots of secrets are revealed.  Larkin must decide is those secrets were kept from her and her mother to protect them or for other reasons. 

You will be pulled into the stories and fall in love with the characters. Have a box of Kleenex near by and enjoy!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I think I would enjoy other books by Karen White. I would start with On Folly Beach and The Sound of Glass.  However, they all look great.

Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous books, including The Night the Lights Went OutFlight PatternsThe Sound of GlassA Long Time Gone, and The Time Between, and a coauthor, with Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig, of The Forgotten Room.

1 comment:

  1. The blurb makes this tempting, thanks for sharing your thoughts


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