Learning to Breathe
NAL, March 06, 2007
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O'Brien doesn't believe in happy endings. Not since the love
of her life, Pierce McGovern, left her years ago without a
word. Now she leads a quiet life in bucolic Indianola, Louisiana
surrounded by her four matchmaking sisters, running a nearly-bankrupt
historic movie theater and collecting old wartime letters.
But she leaves the letters unopened, preferring to imagine
their possibilities rather than risk being disappointed.
Then Pierce comes back to town, shattering Brenna's hard-earned
peace, and forcing a reluctant Brenna to reexamine her life
and question everything she has told herself to be true. It
isn't until a box of hidden World War II letters are unearthed
and Brenna uncovers an ill-fated love story and a secret from
her own past that Brenna realizes that if she doesn't come
to terms with the life she let slip away, she may never have
the courage to go after the life she wants...
"White creates a heartfelt story full of
vibrant characters and emotion that leaves the reader satisfied
yet hungry for more from this talented author."
"Beautifully written, White's latest
is full of emotional drama and well-crafted characters. Heartache
and past tragedies are revealed in this one-of-a kind novel,
which centers on newfound love and second chances."
~ 4 1/2 stars, RT BookReviews
Magazine, TOP PICK!
"Karen White has gifted readers with another masterpiece,
touching every emotion in her novel Learning to Breathe! White
captures the essence of small town living and the nuances
of family life, making all her characters leap from the pages...White
adds another wonderful story to her fan's keeper shelves!"
~ Reader to Reader Reviews
"Once I picked up this book, it was hard
to put down."
A lovely story of second chances, LEARNING
TO BREATHE is dramatic and poignant and will leave few
dry eyes. Passionately written, author Karen White has written
about Southern charm and grace on every page. Life in small
town Louisiana vividly comes to life, evoking visions of mint
juleps and sweet tea on the gallery with family and friends.
"All (of) Ms. White's novels reflect her
superb storytelling style, but LEARNING TO BREATHE
is perhaps the most emotionally charged tale of them all...This
is a book that is bound to resonate with readers on many levels."
-- Romance Junkies
"LEARNING TO BREATHE is a passionate
and often touching story and Karen White is an accomplished
and insightful author who's definitely on the rise."
-- BookLoons Reviews
"LEARNING TO BREATHE is one of
those stories where you savor every single word...[A] perfect
-- Robin Lee, Romance Reviews Today
"White creates a heartfelt story full
of vibrant characters and emotion that leaves the reader satisfied
yet hungry for more from this talented author." -- BOOKLIST
"A wonderful tale of romance, sisterly
love and community."
-- Armchair Reviews