May 1, 2013
In a little over a month (June 4th) my first hardcover release, THE TIME BETWEEN, will be hitting bookstore shelves. It might be my favorite book so far (if I'm allowed to pick favorites <g>). It's set on Edisto Island and in Charleston, South Carolina--with a few flashbacks to war-torn Hungary of 1944. I had the chance to visit all three locations while writing the book, and I hope the research helps the book come alive for my readers. There is also a piano featured in the story, a 1926 Mason & Hamlin grand, that is almost a main character. The piano is real and sits in my living room! In the next month I'll be giving it a photo shoot and posting photos of it here and on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/karenwhiteauthor).
I'll also be posting an excerpt, a contest, and book tour info and more on my website in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
For those of you who are fans of my Tradd Street series, the fourth book in the series, RETURN TO TRADD STREET, will be released in January 2014. I'm also participating in an anthology with nine other authors entitled GRAND CENTRAL with all stories beginning at Grand Central Terminal in New York City in the fall of 1945. This is the first time I've done an anthology and I'm so excited about the premise and working with such great authors! The book will be released in 2014.
Until next time, happy reading!
June 4, 2013 at a bookstore near you or your favorite online bookseller.|
About THE TIME BETWEEN:
Penguin/New American Library
READ AN EXCERPT
On Sale June 4, 2013
From New York Times Bestselling author Karen White, a stunning new novel about two generations of sisters who must learn to live with their darkest secrets...
Thirty-four-year-olf Eleanor Murray is consumed by guilt for causing the accident that paralyzed her sister--and for falling in love with her sister's husband. But when her boss offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, Eleanor accepts, hoping this good deed will help atone for her mistakes.
On Edisto Island, Eleanor bonds with Helena over their mutual love of music. Drawing the older woman out of her depression, Eleanor learns of her life with her sister in Hungary before and during World War II. She hears tales of passion and heartache, defiance and dangerous deception. And when the truth of Helena's and her sister's actions comes to light, Eleanor may finally allow herself to move past guilt and to embrace the song that lies deep in her heart...
**Top Pick 4 1/2 stars**
"White writes complex, heartbreaking novels with just enough pathos and plenty of redemption."
—RT Book Reviews
"White...once again crafts characters who transcend their romantic roles through their frailties and weaknesses"
"White moves smoothly between narrators as well as different time periods, crafting an intriguing and romantic family drama."
"...The Time Between weaves a story as intricate and sturdy as a sweetgrass basket, with the fresh, magnetic voices of its headstrong characters."