On Folly Beach
Setting: Folly Beach, SC
NAL, May 04, 2010
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Karen White brings her readers back to the Lowcountry--to Folly Beach, South Carolina, and into the lives of two war widows whose lives intersect only by the bookstore they own sixty years apart.
When a box of old books hiding cryptic love notes in the margins is discovered, the lives of the two women collide, spilling secrets of an old love affair and an unsolved disappearance from 1942, and offering a young widow hope for a second chance.
"...a beautifully crafted mystery...[a] poignant tale...intimate and timeless."
"White has a clear, sweet voice, and the ability to mark occasions from multiple viewpoints. Her characters are rich and captivating..."
"If you crave a tale that will have you burning the midnight oil in order to get to the next chapter, then make ON FOLLY BEACH one of your must reads this summer."
—Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post
"On Folly Beach is a perfect summer read - heck, a perfect read for any time of the year. Karen White knows how to spin a perfectly crafted story and/or mystery, and readers are sure to love this soon to be best-seller..."
—The Best Reviews
"Karen White weaves history (some little known), daily living, love, deceit, sorrow, and survival together in On Folly Beach. She bombards the senses with vivid imagery, poignant metaphors, and analogies.... Emmy’s and Heath’s personal battles entwined with the historical characters’ battles mak(es) On Folly Beach compelling. It is a KEEPER!"
—Long and Short Reviews
“On Folly Beach is a terrific book with a thoughtful plot, a dash of history, and the promise of future happiness. It’s the perfect story for an escape from the heat or to stick in your suitcase as you head off for vacation.”
—The Conroe Courier
"Heart-warmingly tender, with a bit of mysery and intrigue, and the feel of the Carolina ocean breezes, ON FOLLY BEACH makes the perfect summertime reading choice."
—Wichita Falls Times Record News
Without a doubt, ON FOLLY BEACH is White's crowning achievement.