Posts Tagged ‘Karen White’

Hello, again!  It’s Friday so it is time for another Book Beginnings post.  Please join me and other bloggers at Rose City Reader for this fun and informative link party.  I am always amazed at the various genres of book that we all read and enjoy!

Today, my first lines come from Karen White’s book, “The Color of Light”:

“Jillian Parrish stood barefoot in her backyard, her toes curled into the cool grass, and wrapped her hands around the neck of her telescope.”

I think that this is a very descriptive opening line and it makes you feel like Jillian is seriously searching for something and she is.  This was an enjoyable book that is a fairly easy read.

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Please join me at Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.  Grab a book, jot down the first line or two and give us your impression.  I really enjoy finding new authors and books this way because everyone has such different tastes!

The book I have today is “Pieces of The Heart” by Karen White.  I recently read Ms. White’s book “On Folly Beach” and loved it so I went looking for more of her work.  Luckily, my local library had several of Ms. White’s books so I picked this one.  Here are the first couple of sentences:

“Caroline sat and watched the small rock drop from her hand and into the dark, still water of Lake Ophelia, breaking the surface with a small plop.  The ripples eddied out in tiny circles, gradually spreading into great gaping spheres of silent water, reaching out toward the depths of the lake until she couldn’t see them anymore.”

I have to say that the author can definitely set the scene.  I can just see the small waves in the water of the lake and almost feel the lake breeze, too.  So far this is a good book, maybe not quite as good as “On Folly Beach”, but still enjoyable.

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Please join me and other bloggers today over at Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.  The book I am featuring today is “On Folly Beach” by Karen White.  What attracted me to this book at first was the beautiful cover of seashells on sand with water washing over them and the name of course.  Folly Beach is a little island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina and is a place that I would love to visit some day. 

“Emmy awoke to the song of the wind in the bottle tree, to the black night and the winter chill, and knew Ben was gone from her the way the moon knows the ocean’s tides.”

Doesn’t this first sentence just send chills down your spine?  This book is full of memories with a little magic thrown in.  The way Ms. White joins the generations of women is really poignant.  I can’t wait to try more of her books!

Now, to the big announcement!  I have the opportunity to give away 3 copies of “even if I am.” by Chasity Glass that I wrote about last week.  I wrote down everyone’s name and had my husband, C, to pick three names out of a bowl.  Real high tech!  Anyway, the three lucky winners are…Mostraum, Chris Thompson, & Kesha!  You three will be receiving an email from me and from Mary Bisbee-Beek, who is Ms. Glass’ publicist.  Ms. Bisbee-Beek will need more information from you so please respond to her email to receive your book.  Congratulations!!!!!  Many thanks to Ms. Bisbee-Beek and Ms. Glass for the opportunity to host my first giveaway.

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