Larkin Lanier fled from the small town of Georgetown, South Carolina to
take on the challenges of the big city. As a copywriter for an ad agency,
Larkin feels as if she is finally settled, especially since she hasn't been
back to Georgetown in nine years. But when her grandmother calls
telling Larking that her mother, Ivy, has been in an accident and is in a
coma, Larkin knows she has to go home to a past that she had hoped
never to revisit.
Larkin returns to Georgetown and is not prepared for a reunion with her
family and friends. Hard questions arise and the answers are just as
difficult to deal with, and Larkin feels like nothing has changed. No one
wants to discuss the truths of long ago... Just how important are these
answers? Karin is going to find out, whether she is ready or not...
DREAMS OF FALLING will make
readers of the southern fiction nodding and smiling in agreement at
various parts of the book. For those readers in colder climates, you will
want this book to never end as you are getting an opening of a portal
that pulls them into a completely new environment.
The characters in DREAMS OF
FALLING are rather unique and somewhat annoying, but Kate
White once again works her literary magic. In fact, that may just be why
a book by her is to be relished slowly rather than racing through it. The
pace of slow is easy and you will find yourself feeling the sensation of
sunlight and humidity. The storyline deals with this large cast of
characters and the secret that has been long buried, and Larkin will do
whatever it takes to bring it to light. There should be a warning label
attached to DREAMS OF FALLING
as once you open that first page, you will be a captive reader and
cannot let go until everything is explained.
New York Times bestselling author Karen White
crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women's
fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina,
about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.
On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped
oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young
girls. Into the tree's trunk, they placed their greatest
hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping—including the
most important one: Friends forever, come what may.
But life can waylay the best of intentions....
Nine years ago, a humiliated Larkin Lanier fled Georgetown,
South Carolina, knowing she could never go back. But when
she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she realizes
she has no choice but to return to the place 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 badly injured and
unconscious in the burned-out wreckage of her ancestral
plantation home. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as
Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for
nearly fifty years—whispers of love, sacrifice, and
betrayal—that lead back to three girls on the brink of
womanhood who found their friendship tested in the most