On Folly Beach

On Folly Beach

Book - 2016
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Now in mass market- New York Times bestselling author Karen White's novel of old wounds and second chances set in the small South Carolina town of Folly Beach. a To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls... a When Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, she hopes it will distract her daughter from the loss of her husband. But the seller has one condition that changes everything- Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner's difficult elderly sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard. a For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters she finds in a box of used books. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope againa
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2016.
ISBN: 9780451488466
Branch Call Number: PB White
Characteristics: 414 pages ; 18 cm


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Sep 25, 2013

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER. Thoroughly enjoyed this story & how author brought WWII & the present. It's so true that many children were born during this era, not to be raised by biological parent(s). It happens in every war & other similar circumstances.

Jun 16, 2012

I was captivated by the story which held my attention. The writing is nothing exceptional and neither is the character development. However I was very interested in the WW2 historical aspect of the novel. The setting was well fleshed out. I felt like I was there on the island. I will try another book by this author.

Jan 03, 2012

This is a very good novel. Newly widowed Emmy finds some notes and love letters in the margins of some books she is sorting. Various circumstances draw her to Folly Beach - the source of the notes. She is able to determine that the notes were written during WW2 and the relatives of the note-writers are still around. The best character is Lulu, who is now the family's beloved, cranky and eccentric seventy-seven year old Aunt, but in 1942 she was a nine-year old with a fascination for Nancy Drew . This means she folowed people and found out more than any nine-year old should know. The narrative weaves back and forth between the present (well 2009) and 1942. Mystery and romance combine in this enjoyable novel.

pab44274 Jun 05, 2011

A great read. Want to read more by Karen White.

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