Definitely pick this one up this summer - highly recommend! I purchased this book with the anticipation of reading it on my beach trip this summer. Perhaps the suspense factor kept me reading. Many twists and mysteries made, but also so many unnecessary words and story lines. Simons Island is depicted accurately and in detail both in present and past times. White's prose, but I just did not care for the main character of Ava.
Was it Nathaniel and did he know? While it was an appropriate symbol for the story, I would have preferred more subtlety in its delivery. Simon both now and in the past. I did find the historical flashback story interesting, but the novel tried too hard to keep the spooky reincarnation undercurrent running, along with Gothic elements of a woman marrying a man whose first wife died mysteriously. She barely knows her husband, Matthew and to top it off she is moving to St. Sometimes too much for my personal taste but I liked the feel it gave. I guess that was supposed to be part of the mystery? It also seems that White put a lot of time into researching what was happening in St. Ten years later, in a weak moment, she wrote her first book.
White's Sea Change is set on St. For someone who has a fear of the ocean, Ava is either brave or really in love. I have read several Karen White books and usually I am totally absorbed from the beginning. The story follows Ava Whalen, newly married to Matthew Frazier. Even now, standing in a suburban setting, they could still be identified as the funeral directors they were. You don't have to work hard at solving the mystery Ava, just wake up. Ava Whalen has been afraid of water since she was a baby.
For as long as she can remember, Ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, and now, at thirty-four, she still feels stymied by her family. Ava, a thirty-something year old Midwife, moves from Antioch, Georgia to St. I really wanted to sink my teeth into a meaty women's fiction book but instead of steak I got soggy pizza. Whenever I find myself in a book I am not enjoying my reading slows down, I end up finding other things to do like Facebooking or staring at the wall. She soon discovers that maybe she rushed into this marriage a little too quickly, and doesn't really know the man that she married. I turned back to my father. In More Detail: Spoilers Overall I enjoyed reading this novel.
And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. And I love the sights and sounds of the islands of Georgia and South Carolina! Plagued by feelings of loneliness and not belonging, thirty-five-year-old Ava Whalen is as shocked as anyone when she falls for child psychologist Matthew Frazier, elopes with him, and settles down on St. But what she doesn't realize is that her marriage will take her on an unexpected journey into the deep recesses of her past that will transform her forever…For as long as she can remember, Ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, and now, at thirty-four, she still feels stymied by her family. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. I lost how many hours of my life in this novel. One thing I love about the books I have read by Karen White is that she does a glorious job of meshing a little bit of mystery, and a whole lot of love together to make a story that will hook you in until the very last page. Another thing I didn't like were the overabundance of stupid similes.
But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and they are why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own. This is a slow moving, slow revealing book, but I enjoyed the descriptive writing. Style: Very uniquely descriptive language. And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. Could Ava be living with a murderer? Simons Island off the coast of Georgia. After arriving Ava Whalen Frazier has just gotten married. Feeling adrift, Ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew's family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place--or that her obsession with the past could very well destroy her future.
Ava and her mother Gloria as well as Pamela. Not worth the credit I used on it. Simons Island means a new beginning. Being a history buff myself, I enjoyed where White led her readers. Love how she meshes small amount of paranormal, southern style with great stories and great settings. Simons during this time period. Not my favorite of Ms.
This is a slow moving, slow revealing book, but I enjoyed the descriptive writing. It's all played out for you. I listen to all of Karen White books! Thanks for the engaging description of what you loved about it. There were some finely wrought phrases and some sympathetic characters, but overall I felt like the Nice try! And how did they influence Adrienne? I was more intrigued by the mystery part of the story then the present. For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Looks like I'm in the minority here in my feelings about this novel, which I found maudlin and trite in tone and scattered in its focus. This is a bit different as it is not just a women's story, about becoming strong, finding love, finding yourself etc.
She describes it as a lovely Southern island that is immersed in history. I feel that I should slap myself across the face for even reading it to page 278. The stunning new generational saga from Belinda Alexandra, best-selling author of Tuscan Rose and White Gardenia. Simons with all its rich history. There were too many coincidences for me, with both wives being midwifes, etc. You are right that the setting she shows in it really works, but her commentary also is beautifully done. She soon discovers that maybe she rushed into this marriage a little too quickly, and doesn't really know the man that she married.