Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dreams of Falling by Karen White


Larkin needed to come home from New York because her mother was missing.

What she found was that over the years a lot of things were missing and quite a few things were kept secret.

Larkin found secrets about her mother and her family at every turn.

When she asked why she wasn’t told, the answer was ignored or she was told to wait until her mother, Ivy, wakes up and to ask her.

Larkin wondered how long she would have to wait for her mother to wake up.  She also wondered how long until she found out everything.

Ivy had been found near death at the old homestead, Carrowmore, underneath a rotting staircase.


Carrowmore had been a favorite childhood place of her mother and her friends where they put "wishes on ribbons" into the opening of a tree.

As the book continued, the plot thickened, and Larkin kept finding out more and more about what had been kept from her and how some close family members were not as they appeared.

DREAMS OF FALLING was a bit confusing at first in the character department.  It took me a while to figure out who belonged to who and what their connections were.  The connections became more tricky and quite intriguing as things were revealed.

We learn of the secrets kept and of the lives of the main characters by going back to 1951 and then returning to 2010.  I really enjoyed seeing the three friends in their youth.  Their current lives didn’t seem as exciting, but their youth and family history as with all of us had a major influence on their lives now and the paths they had chosen.

DREAMS OF FALLING started out not feeling like Karen White’s usual books because of the confusing character problem, but once the book got going, the familiar writing, the marvelous story line, the Southern charm, and warm characters made its appearance and made the story line completely wonderful and enjoyable as always.

DREAMS OF FALLING is another marvelous treat.  


Despite the confusion with the characters at the beginning, DREAMS OF FALLING is another Karen White masterpiece that pulls you in and keeps you loving each turn of the page.

I hope you enjoy it too. 5/5

I received an Advanced Reader of this book.  It was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.



16 comments:

  1. Interesting review. I do have it on request at the library and sounds like I will need to have pencil and paper nearby to track what is going on initially.

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    1. It is a terrific read and worth the pencil and paper. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.

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  2. I'll try to make a character chart when I start this one.

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    1. LOL...it is so good.

      ENJOY!!

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. I can't get into White's books but she is very popular with readers in general.

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    1. She is popular.

      Thanks for commenting, Ti.

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  4. I love Karen White's books, and feel as though I've been waiting forever for this book...which I finally downloaded today. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Definitely a favorite for me.

      So glad you downloaded the book.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  5. I liked this novel and had the same issue as you with characters and relationships at the start. It eventually pulled together.

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    1. Oh yes, and it pulled together beautifully.

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one. A friend and I were buddy-reading, and she had trouble too. :)

      Loved the novel.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

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  6. I've read only one book which I liked. Not read this one yet.
    Sadly still not getting your posts.

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    1. Her books are good.

      Not sure about the posts.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

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  7. I will obviously need to read her at some point.

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    1. I hope you get to, Lloyd.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  8. This sounds like one of those books where you need to create a character map as you read along. Nice review, Elizabeth.

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    1. It was confusing at first, but it turned out to be perfect.

      Thanks for commenting, Melissa.

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