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One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018"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 heartbreaking ways.
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Karen White. (2018). Dreams of Falling. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Karen White. 2018. Dreams of Falling. Penguin Publishing Group.

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One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018"

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.
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One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018"

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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 heartbreaking ways.
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        January 1, 2018

        After long avoiding her South Carolina hometown, Larkin returns when her mother goes missing, finally finding her at her family's tumbling-down ancestral rice plantation.

        Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        June 11, 2018
        White (The Night the Lights Went Out) transports readers to the South Carolina low country, where a storm gathering over the small town of Georgetown erupts into a whirlwind of tragedy, betrayal, and heartbreak. Larkin Lanier, a New York City copywriter seeking to escape her past, is forced back to her hometown when she receives a call that her mother, Ivy, is missing. Ivy has been looking for information surrounding the death of her estranged mother, Margaret Darlington, and the old ruined house that is her family’s legacy. At the heart of the mystery behind the burned-out house are the women who had been like family to Ivy and Larkin, Margaret’s two best friends, Ceecee and Bitty. When Larkin returns home, she picks up where her mother left off and works to untangle the secrets that had been plaguing Ivy. The narrative weaves together Larkin’s story with flashbacks to the summer that changed the lives and friendships of Margaret, Ceecee, and Bitty. Larkin’s nostalgia for Georgetown and the people she left behind manage to charm her into staying much longer than she anticipated as she digs up old secrets and learns to forgive. White’s lovely tale of enduring friendship brings coastal South Carolina to life and examines the redemptive powers of love and loss.

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        May 15, 2018
        Ten years ago, Larkin ran as far away from Georgetown, South Carolina, as she could, but a call that her mother, Ivy, has gone missing forces her to return. Locating Ivy, fallen and hurt, in an old, abandoned house once owned by her family, raises more questions than it answers. While Ivy hovers between life and death in the hospital, Larkin presses Ceecee and Bitty, the women who raised her mother, for details behind their friendship with Margaret, Ivy's biological mother. What did Ivy find out about the high-school graduation trip Margaret took with Ceecee and Bitty 50 years ago? White's (The Night the Lights Went Out, 2017) expert description of small-town southern life, both in the 1950s and in current times, will have readers reaching for fans and mint juleps. Intricate storytelling across generations and time periods, using eloquent language, makes for deep characterization alongside a brisk-paced plot. Full of family secrets and southern charm, Dreams of Falling serves equal helpings of drama and comfort to fans of Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, and Barbara Claypole White.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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