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


Andrea said...

Thanks! I need to check this book out. It sounds like I would enjoy it.

Andrea said...

I used an old picture on Sitka's blog. We don't have snow...boy do we wish we did!

If you get a chance visit Arise 2 Write and click on the link to Robin's Nest. I was blessed to be interviewed by Robin. God used this time to remind me how important "every" detail in my life is to him.

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Annie said...

Not a great fan of WWII themes but this, with its connection to off one of the US coasts is definitely intriguing.

Roban said...

I like WWII era books, too, so this sounds like something I would want to read.

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bermudaonion said...

I loved this book too. The bookstore setting and the characters were just wonderful. Great review!

Mary said...

I'm a fan of WWII era fiction and I actually won this book in a giveaway. I need to move it up the reading list. I read Falling Home by the same author recently. She's a good storyteller!
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karen said...

Sounds great! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving Holiday..

JoAnn said...

Books set during the WW II era are a favorite of mine, too. I've heard good things about Karen White, but have not read her yet. This is going on my list!

Sarah Laurence said...

This is the first I’ve heard of Karen White; thanks for the introduction.

Connie said...

Sounds like a great read to add to my pile! Hope you are well :)

Jenners said...

I've never read anything by this author but many seem to enjoy her books.

Southern Gal said...

I just recently heard of this author. (Where have I been?) Our family loves Charleston. We love history and tour many historic sites each year. I need to start reading her books now. Any others you recommend by this author?