Friday, November 26, 2010
I truly enjoyed this book.It is quite possibly my favorite so far of the books Karen White has written.
I am a huge fan of books set during the WWII era and this one is no exception as it deals with the threat of German Invasion during the war and the actual historical presence of U Boats off the Coast of South and North Carolina. I enjoyed reading about this era and its context in history to Folly Beach, SC.
Karen White has the unique gift of capturing and era in time and a setting so real that I can smell the Pluff mud here in Oregon.
I visited here in 2004 and her descriptions of the area and culture are spot on.
She also crafts complex characters for which we feel empathy for even those that are unlovable like Peter and Kat.
I have always been intrigued by the Bottle Trees whose roots run deep in the MS Delta and have toyed with the idea of starting one here.
I felt that Lulu with her complex bristly personality was one of my favorites and I loved Maggie who never gave up hope to see the one she loved again.
It is a wonderful book and one I would recommend to anyone who loves a good story