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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes a stunning new novel.

Best-selling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

©2018 Karen White (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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My favorite Karen White-friends, family, secrets and love

Good narration. Excellent generational story of friends and family dynamics. Not sappy or unnecessarily filled with sex. Sometimes we make mistakes and have hard choices in life. Finding peace and understanding of ourselves opens the door to acceptance and loving relationships with family and lifelong friends.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Not my favorite Karen White, Pretty Slow

This was not my favorite Karen White book for sure. I forced myself to get through it because it was very slow. It ended okay but long getting there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Slow slow slow

Didn’t really have a topic until the last few chapters. Everyday I said “ if this doesn’t get to the point, I’m done”

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Karen White could not have written this slow, redundant book.

Please do not use a credit or spend your money on this poorly written book . Having read and greatly enjoyed almost all of Karen White’s books, I find it hard to believe she wrote this one. Plot was repeated numerous times and the lead character was most annoying. Her narrator didn’t help her weak and shallow character. I can’t think of anything good to say about this silly book except it finally ended.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Tugs at the heartstrings !

What a marvelous book! I love the timeframe and the depth of the characters. This book gives you a glimpse into the souls of women that love, hurt, and forgive. It can be a light read or a deep read depending on your need but overall it’s an entertaining and enjoyable read! I always love KW’s books and this one is one of my favorites.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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wow!

wonderful characters, wonderful story, put together seamlessly! couldn't stop listening to it! only thing I didn't like was Larkin's robot-like voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story

When Larkin goes home to see her mother, who’s been gravely injured, she goes on a journey of exploration that includes her past, the past of those who love her and the future she’s meant to find.

I loved this story more than I can say and will keep those characters in my heart for quite some time, I think.

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Long

Nice story, but get to the point, please!
Predictable and long. Good southern story. Overall not up to her usual writing.

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WARMS AND HURTS THE HEART AT THE SAME TIME!

I am a fan of Karen White! I especially like her method of writing i.e. going from one era of time to another to pull the story together. This story brings family together in love and heartbreak in ways that captures your attention to the very end. And speaking of...I love the story ending. Great job!

I'm not normally a fan of multiple narrators but for this particular story, it worked for me. I wasn't so much aware of the change in voice as I was to the change in the character.

Very much worth the credit!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Women relationships, but a slow story

Dreams of Falling was a slow story for me. The character reading for CeCe and BiBi sometimes seemed to have the same voice and I got confused as to who was reading. I enjoyed Ivy's story from her coma. When I got close to the end the secrets were coming out and the ending was very good. However, along the way the story moved slow. The love stories between CeCe, Margaret, and Boyd were heartwarming and emotional. Larkin's voice was excellent. There are many characters in this story and somehow they are all connected like in real life. A good story but involved and long.