Friday, July 19, 2013

Sea Change by Karen White

I really enjoyed The Memory of Water, so picking up Sea Change was a no-brainer.  I think the water-themed books are what draws me, since I grew up in Seattle and find it so soothing to read about an environment involving a lake or ocean. 

Sea Change was also good, but I've been in a horrible reading rut and unfortunately this didn't help much.  It was slow moving and I struggled with picking it back up again.  Still, a great story and if you've never read Karen White, you should give her a try.  I really love how she thinks outside the box and mixes a bit of paranormal and history into her storylines.

Description: For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island means a new beginning. 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. Then she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier, and thinks her days of loneliness are behind her. After a whirlwind romance, they impulsively elope, and Ava moves to Matthew’s ancestral home on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia. But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her. There is much she doesn’t know about Matthew, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. 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.

Rating: ****

Recommend: A tad slow for me, but a great read nonetheless! 

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