Aug 19, 2018

Dreams Of Falling.

dreams of falling.
 karen white. 

Publisher  Berkley.
Publication Date: June 5,2018. 
Genre: Southern Fiction| Mystery.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|416.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


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. 


Family. Friendship. Love. Secrets. Mystery.

Those is everything that I love reading about. DREAMS OF FALLING was a powerful, inspiring story. I didn’t want to end, a book that I am still thinking about. I knew there were reason that KAREN WHITE is one of my favorite authors and has been for years. I don’t think there has been a single book of hers that I didn’t love. Her books, her writing is remarkable. Her stories and the emotions of each character makes me feel as I am actually there and I can picture and feel the emotions that the characters are feeling. I been reading KAREN WHITE ‘s books for over 6 years now, and I was so excited to read this one. I couldn’t wait to dig into this story. I wasn’t disappointed. I fell in love, with the story and the characters. I think if I was asked to pick a favorite character, I wouldn’t be able to pick one, well expect for Jackson, wasn’t fond of him. I loved hearing the story from Ivy, Larkin & Ceecee’s point of view, which made me feel more connected to each character. I was hoping that Ivy would recover and wake up, but after a while I had low hopes for her making a recovery and I think even Larkin figured that out after a while. My heart broke for everyone. Even if you know that it’s someone’s time to go, never easy to say goodbye.

I know that it was hard for Larkin to come back. Knowing her, she wouldn’t came back if it wasn’t for her mother’s disappearance. I did wonder that maybe she would change her mind at some point and end up staying. I know she kept on saying she leave as soon as her mother woke up and she talked to her. I believe that after time she realized that this was her home, her family. I was also waiting for her to figure out that Bennet was the one for her, and that Jackson wasn’t even worth her energy. I know that why he called her, and why he seemed to be around her and reason he pulled that stunt on Jackson’s boat. I wanted for Larkin to see Jackson for who he was before she got hurt again. I know that he’s one of reasons that she left those years ago. I’m glad that she finally found out Jackson for who she was, I just wish that she didn’t find out way she did. Some people never change and Jackson is one of those people. I loved how Bennet wouldn’t give up and always seemed to be there. I don’t know how she didn’t figure out how he felt about her earlier. I am happy when she finally did. I rooted for them to get together right from the start. Larkin needs someone like him. I know that with him she is going be very happy. I do wonder what happened with them after the book ended.

I loved that Ceecee’s point of view would go back to the past, in 50’s. I enjoyed reading about Ceecee’s, Margaret and Bitty friendship. What they had, that was friendship. A true, longlasting friendship. The things that they sacrificed for each other. I did wonder what happened to Margaret, how she actually died and if it was an accident. I was curious and suspicious like Larkin has been. I noticed the change in Margaret after her parents died and even more once Reggie was killed. I can’t imagine losing so many people and then still have raise a daughter. I know that Margaret loved Ivy in her own way, she just couldn’t seem to get past the grief of losing Reggie. I also thought it was such unique idea to write down their dreams and wishes and put it into the oak tree. I wondered about the title when I found out that her new book coming out. Now that I read the book, it makes perfect sense. A beautiful title for this breathtaking novel. KAREN WHITE did it again.

It was magical, thrilling from start to end.


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