Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blog Tour Review: Dreams of Falling by Karen White

I adore Karen White's work which is why I am so excited to be sharing her latest book with you, Dreams of Falling. This was so incredibly good and fans are going to adore it! If you haven't tried one of her books, you truly are missing out and I can't recommend this enough!





Title: Dreams of Falling
Author: Karen White
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Berkely
Source: ARC provided by the publisher (in exchange for an honest review)


Book Description:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes an exquisite new novel about best friends, family ties and the love that can both strengthen and break those bonds.

It's been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered in the burned-out wreckage of her family's ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.






About the Author:


With more than 1.8 million books in print in eight different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 23 novels, including the popular Charleston-set Tradd Street mystery series.

Raised in a house full of brothers, Karen’s love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands.

Karen’s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set. Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and romance.

Not entirely convinced she wanted to be a writer, Karen first pursued a career in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, in a weak moment, she wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. Her books—referred to as “grit lit” (Southern Women’s Fiction)—have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year.








Karen White has never let me down. From her beautifully worded stories to the rich lush settings and well thought out characters, everything about her stories draws me in and refuses to let me go even long after the story is over. 

Her latest wasn't an exception. It was wholly entertaining, hard to put down and just enough of the supernatural to keep all lovers of the genre, both historic and fantasy enthralled and eagerly turning the pages.

I loved the family dynamic, the flashes from past to present and the intriguing mystery of it all as it slowly unfolded over the years. The friendship between these three girls and their live after that friendship, was just so believable and amazing. I loved every heart pounding moment as it all came together, was revealed, and put to rest. 

Another wonderfully told, wonderfully narrated story by a master story teller. 






42 comments:

  1. I read this and absolutely loved it and this author is one of my favorites.

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    1. Yay! So happy to hear that. She really is a fantastic writer!

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  2. I don't believe I have read this author. It sounds like I really need to, especially this one for the friendships. Let me see if my library has a copy!

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    1. Yay! If not Nick, I have an ARC paperback I will totally send you!

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  3. It's been a minute since I've read a Karen White novel and I need to fix that. Great review!

    Simply Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela and yeah, she is quickly becoming a favorite for me.

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  4. I need to read her books. They sound perfect for me! Plus love her covers too!

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  5. I listened and enjoyed this one too Ali. Her characters are memorable.

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    1. Yes definitely! I think they are always what I love best about her books.

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  6. That really sounds good. I love the premise for this one.

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  7. It's great! It's an author I need to try

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  8. So true Kindlemom, this was the last book I reviewed of hers for RT last year. Great review

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I'm so glad they re-released it!

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  9. I've never read anything by Karen White, but she sure does sound like a great storyteller. I like how you said she writes rich lush settings, and well thought characters. Great Review!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Thank you and definitely try her if you like this genre, her writing really is fabulous!

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  10. Glad this was so good! Seems like I've heard good things about Karen White.

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    1. So glad I found her, her work really is stand out and so much fun.

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  11. Wow, five stars! That's awesome. I've never read anything by this author, but that's great she delivered another winner for you.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks Lauren and I think I've given almost all her books that I've read 5 stars. ;)

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  12. I enjoy Karen White's books, too. This one isn't my favorite, but I agree - she never disappoints. She's a comfort author for me. I know I can pick up any of her books and enjoy them!

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  13. Oh this sounds so good. I do enjoy her work and I think I'll be adding this one to my wishlist.

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  14. I read this last summer and really enjoyed it. I liked moving back and forth in time and the mystery.

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  15. This is an author I have been meaning to try. Its goo when you can find an author you can rely on to deliver an awesome story.

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  16. I haven't read anything by this author, and this is actually the first time I've heard the name. You've piqued my interest since you've given her books such high praise! I'll definitely add her to my TBR.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. So happy to hear that Lindsi and I'm glad I could introduce you to her!

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  17. This was my first and only of her books, but I do want to get to the others.

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    1. I'm glad you read it as well (and hopefully liked it!). I really want to get all her books now and save them up and slowly read them because I really do enjoy her writing style.

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  18. I just got Flight Patterns. I am really excited to try her work out this year, it looks so good.

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  19. It is always good when you have those authors that just never let you down. Great review!

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  20. I really need to try this author. I keep hearing so many great things about her books. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. She really has become a favorite and I'm so glad I took a chance on her last year. I hope you try her!

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  21. Lately my reading has been a little slow. This sounds like a good plot

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    1. Mine hasn't been that great book number wise but I've gotten lucky and read some really good ones so it makes up for it. ;)

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