Eleanor Murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island, where her late father, a local shrimper, shared her passion for music. Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over the accident that put her sister in a wheelchair and the feelings she harbors for her sister's husband.
To help support her sister, Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, but she escapes into her music, playing piano at a neighborhood bar. Until the night her enigmatic boss walks in and offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, back on Edisto. For Eleanor, it's a chance to revisit the place where she was her happiest and to share her love of music with grieving Helena, whose sister recently died under mysterious circumstances.
An island lush with sweetgrass and salt marshes, Edisto has been a peaceful refuge for Helena, who escaped with her sister from war-torn Hungary in 1944. The sisters were well-known on the island, where they volunteered in their church and community. But now Eleanor will finally learn the truth about their past: secrets that will help heal her relationship with her own sister and set Eleanor free....
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Suzanne, avid reader and listener who loves a broad range of genres but, ecpecially authors,T.C. Boyle, Jodi Picoult, Barbara Kingsolver, Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, Larry McMurty, Bryce Courteran, Lisa Gardner, Brian Haig, Richard North Patterson, Nelson Demille, Robert Tannenbaum, Sara Gruen, Kate Norton, Steig Larsen, Tana French and Gillian Flynn!! Still many more and the number of authors I enjoy continues to grow.
I am so happy I rediscovered this author! This was a beautifully narrated, richly textured and moving story! I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, plot, with suspense and a nice little touch of romance!
This was a book I never wanted to end!
I loved this tale of sister devotion, of flawed characters whose goal, whether they know it or not, is redemption from the grave mistakes they've made throughout their common and not-so-common lives. Highly recommend.
This story captivated me from the beginning; it is full of wisdom for the readers along with the characters providing healing. I will re read this for its healing and forgiveness power!
I had heard two other of Karen White's books, On Folly Beach and The Beach Trees, and really enjoyed them. I thought, this is an author from whom I would really like to hear more.
I LOVED The Time Between. It was so unpredictable and a beautiful story of sisterly relationship and healing. I can't recommend it enough !
This book has been lesson in life about relationships in sisters,in one self and other. It is also about love hope and about what past secrets can do in your life.
When Helana revels hers past to Elenor. The forgiveness that there is in the book
great character and narration in the book felt that you where there part of them.
The ending was not capturing.
I was bored with characters.
The story line is like all the others we carry the wounds of our ancestors,
And then pass on those wounds.
It was ok. Would I demand my money back, no it wasn't that bad. It just wasn't that riveting or surprising in the end. The entire book builds up to a secret. Then I just thought, that was it? All the narration is really distracting. Sometimes I couldn't even tell what character part was speaking. I personally did not care for Helena's voice reading at all. She seemed to be too blasé and made me dislike her even more.
Yes, I don't judge authors by individual books.
No, not necessary.
This entire book just didn't fit well together, the story of the two sisters, being compared to the other sisters. I didn't get it. It passed the time for me, and I did read all the way to the end but was left with a disappointing feeling at the end.
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