June 7, 2018

Dreams of Falling Blog Tour: Spotlight

Dreams of Falling
Author: Karen White
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Women's Fiction
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books

Description:

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

1950s Georgetown, South Carolina. Lifelong best friends Ceecee, Margaret, and Bitty graduate from high school, bound by their shared dreams... wishes they write on ribbons and tie to an old tree. Constrained by small town expectations, they plan a last grab at freedom: a graduation trip to Myrtle Beach. But one night on the boardwalk will change everything; and the sacrifices that follow will ripple through three generations.

Present day. Larkin Lanier left Georgetown at 18, promising she’d never return. But when her mother Ivy disappears, Larkin is called back to her hometown. And when Ivy is found unconscious on the site of their family’s abandoned rice plantation, Larkin’s search for answers—why was her mother at Carrowmore?—lead her to a ribbon left in the girls’ old wishing tree: I know about Margaret. What happens next triggers Larkin’s unraveling of fifty-year-old secrets...secrets so dark they remain unspoken even amongst the three friends who share them.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35792055-dreams-of-falling

After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O'Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers’ Choice Award.

Karen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—Southern women’s fiction—and has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina. Her 22nd novel, THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY, was published January 10, 2017 by Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Publishing Group.

Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two children, and two spoiled Havanese dogs. (Author photo and bio taken from Goodreads.)


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http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/160033.Karen_White